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  • Snow-Choked New York State May Face Flooding
    Residents of upstate New York, one of the nation's snowiest places, are trying to cope with a year's worth of snowfall over three days, while bracing for the flooding that could come next.With warmer temperatures forecast for the next few days, weat…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:36pm -
  • Japanese PM Dissolves Lower House of Parliament
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has dissolved the lower house of parliament in preparation for a snap election expected on Dec. 14.Friday's action is seen as an attempt to strengthen support for Abe's government, after the country surprisingly sl…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:29pm -
  • Yum Jung-ah Breaks New Ground in Film About Social Issues
    Out of Korea's 18.78 million wage earners in Korea, 6 million are non-regular or contract workers. Now the movie "Cart" by director Boo Ji-young which opened in theaters last week, deals with the plight of supermarket contract workers who face being…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:23pm -
  • Ambulance Chasers Prod Patients to Sue Hospitals
    A growing number of patients are seeking to sue hospitals after the death of legendary singer-songwriter Shin Hae-chul after intestinal surgery, often prompted by ambulance-chasing lawyers.Attorneys tempt patients in Internet chatrooms with the poss…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:13pm -
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  • Incheon Airport Must Not Rest on Its Laurels
    Dubai International Airport has been growing at an impressive rate over the last nine years. The airport is expected to rank top in the world in terms of passenger traffic this year from 11th place in 2005. Dubai's transit passenger ratio, which is a…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 4:11am -
  • Over-the-Counter Drugs More Expensive Than Abroad
    Over-the-counter medicines by big pharma companies are more expensive in Korea than elsewhere, the Consumers Union of Korea said Thursday. The consumer group looked at 16 OTC drugs including Pfizer's popular pain reliever Advil and Reckitt Benckiser…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:27am -
  • 15 Districts Practically Crime-Free Last Year
    Fifteen townships, including Chorwon, Gangwon Province, Bonghwa, North Gyeongsang Province and Jangsu in North Jeolla Province saw not a single murder or theft last year. No rapes were reported in Yeongyang, North Gyeongsang Province, while Ulleung,…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:09am -

The Hankyoreh

  • [Column] In Okinawa, hints at a new future for South Korea
    “Gil Yun-hyung, do you know what the weakest link is in the campaign against the US military base on Okinawa?” It was the night of Nov. 15, the day before the gubernatorial election in Okinawa, and I..
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:35am -
  • Former president’s widow likely to visit North Korea soon
    Lee Hee-ho, widow of late former President Kim Dae-jung will cross the military demarcation line on an overland journey to Pyongyang, North Korea. There has been much speculation about whether Lee ..
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:25am -
  • Incheon Asian Games “bonus spree” causing controversy as misuse of public funds
    Revelations of a “bonus spree” by the Asian Games organizing committee are raising hackles. Details about the bonuses are being seen as especially disturbing at a time when Incheon Metropolitan City ..
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:04am -
  • North Korea and Russia coordinating to ease international isolation
    Pyongyang and Moscow have been communicating more closely since Workers’ Party of Korea secretary Choe Ryong-hae arrived in Russia for a visit this week. The two sides may be coordinating because of..
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:00am -
  • 8 million irregular workers an outcome of chaebol hiring practices
    The “eight million irregular worker” phenomenon of the last seven years is the result of hiring practices and strategies by large corporations, recent data show. The discovery comes at a time when m..
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:57am -
  • [Photo] Sharing kimchi and agony
    Dismissed Ssangyong Motor workers and their families make kimchi as part of kimjang, the traditional early winter event, in Pyongtaek, Gyeonggi Province, Nov. 20. On Dec. 12, the workers plan to send ..
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:53am -
  • [Photo] Sewol families meet local communities
    Mothers of students lost in the Sewol tragedy meet residents of Sungmisan Village in Seoul, Nov. 20, 219 days after the sinking. The residents warmly applauded the mothers during a meeting at a Sungmi..
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:52am -
  • [Photo] Indoor space for Sewol memories
    A student looks at an exhibition at Seoul Archival Services on the third floor of Seoul Metropolitan Library in City Hall, Nov. 21. Yellow ribbons, paper boats and messages of condolences from the mem..
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:51am -
  • [Photo] School lunch service stops
    The lunch serving trays at one high school in Seoul are empty on Nov. 20, with school support workers holding a general strike, calling for an end to discrimination against irregular food service work..
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:43am -
  • [Photo] Picketing in front of McDonald’s
    Members of the Part-time Workers’ Union hold placards while demonstrating outside a McDonald’s in Bucheon‘s Yeokgok neighborhood, criticizing the company for cutting part-time workers, Nov. 20. (by Ki..
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:42am -

OhmyNews - International

  • My thoughts on the film ‘The Counselor’
    The biggest blockbuster film in Korea at the moment is neither a spectacular action nor a romantic comedy – normally the genre much preferred by the holiday crowd. Instead, it’s a serious human drama titled, ‘The Counselor.’ It tells the stor…
    - 30 Dec 13, 12:12am -
  • Oh My News reporter, dared to go to where the buck stops
    On December 19, 2012, Park Geun-hye was elected as the 11th President of the Republic of Korea, defeating her rival Moon, Jae-In by the final tally of 51.6 percent to 48 percent. It has been 11 months since the election, but apparently it isn’t ove…
    - 21 Nov 13, 6:48am -
  • My Date with Yeonho Oh
    One of the great things of Korea is that she has four distinctive seasons. Each season comes in different colors and songs. Among them, however, autumn is certainly my favorite. Today (Oct. 21) is one of those lovely autumn days, blessed with gentle…
    - 25 Oct 13, 1:33am -
  • “Oh My News! Oh My School!”
    How to become a true journalist? How to write impactful articles on current issues? These are two questions that motivated Yeonho Oh to establish a unique journalism school in Korea. Yeonho Oh, a journalist and founder of ‘Oh My News,’ has been r…
    - 18 Oct 13, 7:34am -
  • NEGOTIATING JOURNALISTIC PROFESSIONALISM : A case study of OhmyNews in a participatory media climate
    A research paper regarding OhmyNews was published in Journalism Practice, a new scholarly, international and multidisciplinary journal, published three times a year by Routledge, Taylor & Francis. Dr. Deborah S. Chung and Seungahn Nah from Universi…
    - 7 Oct 13, 2:32am -
  • [Serial report] How to make a life plan?
    (Yeonho Oh, founder and CEO of OhmyNews has been writing serial reports to find answers to this question: Why is Denmark one of the happiest country? This is 10th article written in Korean. Related video file is made for English viewers also.) Does …
    - 2 Oct 13, 1:20am -
  • Do You Have Someone Who Sincerely Misses You?
    We do not worry about poverty any more like in the past. However, many people are insecure. It is weird that the world is not becoming better as we learn more and become wealthier. I think we can cure our mental sickness with a good education. Learni…
    - 30 Aug 13, 10:26am -
  • [Photo Essay] Who lives in the deserted house?
    There is a deserted house on the way from Wol-jung sa to Joomunjin. This house was being destroyed when I passed by there. I was a little bit reluctant to go into the house because some construction workers might not allow me to get in there, but I d…
    - 18 Aug 13, 10:17am -
  • [Serial reports] A story of a restaurant server Klaus (1)
      The reason why Danish waiters are much happier than Korean doctors How is a waiter satisfied with his job in a restaurant? When you were waiting for your food, have you ever wondered this question looking at the person who carried the plates back…
    - 27 Jul 13, 3:08am -
  • [Serial reports] A story of a restaurant server Klaus (2)
      [Special lecture about happiness by Klaus②]  Don’t be discouraged, all occupations are equally honorable Klaus has a son. “He is 22 years old and works as a locksmith now.” He was really proud of his son, but to be honest, I could not und…
    - 27 Jul 13, 3:06am -

Groove Korea

  • Discovery
    November 23rd, 2014 | Author: Simon SlaterPhotos by: Simon SlaterTags: destinationsI’d grown tired of it: tired of the jostle and hustle of countless faceless bodies colliding with mine from every direction. Weary of the endless streams of…
    - 18 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 12:01am -
  • BOX OFFICE: Dumb and Dumber To
    November 21st, 2014 | Author: Dean CrawfordTags: movie(Listen to GrooveCast host Chance Dorland's discussion of “Dumb and Dumber To”with Film Critic Dean Crawford on the podcast player below!)Directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:58am -
  • Awesome things to do this weekend ( Nov. 21 - 23)
    November 20th, 2014 | Author: Celeste MaturenFriday November 21Paju Jangdan Soybean Festival @ Imjingak Plaza, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do; to Nov. 23; english.visitkorea.or.krSeoul Lantern Festival @ Cheonggycheon River, Jonggak Station exit 4; to…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:17am -
  • Cannibal Heart
    November 20th, 2014 | Author: Gabi EliasophPhotos by: Joe GansIlonka MitevaTags: rockbandMeet Cannibal Heart, a North American-Korean alternative rock band based in Seoul. With Joey Mercadante on vocals, Andoni Flores on bass, Do Jung-ho (Joh…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:59am -
  • Behind the bar
    November 19th, 2014 | Author: Moon Soo-hyunPhotos by: DukHwaTags: bartenderItaewon is easily one of the hottest places in Seoul for evening outings, with its multinational crowd of visitors, openness and trendiness. Upscale establishments lik…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • Against the current
    November 19th, 2014 | Author: Alex VerheulPhotos by: Bright BaekTags: artBright Baek is a Korean artist with a remarkable backstory. During a dysfunctional childhood she saw many dark places, but has managed to shine through it all and now wa…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:56am -
  • Combating disease, one vaccine at a time
    November 18th, 2014 | Author: Megan FoxPhotos by: IVITags: IVIScientist Enusa Ramani has traveled the world in search of ways to combat diseases in developing nations. Growing up in Ghana, he saw the effects on communities firsthand.“My co…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:09am -
  • Fee-fi-fo-fum!
    November 17th, 2014 | Author: Clint StamatovichPhotos by: Clint StamatovichTags: veganBusanTake a gander down any street or narrow passageway in Korea and almost certainly a beef, chicken or pork restaurant can be found overflowing with bulgo…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 12:53am -
  • Zen and the Art of Bicycle Touring
    November 16th, 2014 | Author: Simon PowellPhotos by: Simon PowellTags: destinationsThis summer I explored Korea’s south coast: 600 kilometers in six nights on the road less traveled, from Wando to Busan. Dusty lanes meandered though ramshac…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 12:51am -
  • Awesome things to do this weekend ( Nov. 14 - 16)
    November 13th, 2014 | Author: Celeste MaturenTags: Pikachu Show TimeFood Week KoreaCavaliaShindig Live!Friday November 14 Food Week Korea @ COEX Convention & Exhibition Center, Halls A through D, Gangnam; 10a - 5p;10,000 won; foodweek.infoKi…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 1:29pm -

The Three Wise Monkeys

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Korea Gig Guide

  • Critical Darlings Wild Beasts Make a Mid-Week Stop in Seoul
    **KOREA GIG GUIDE HAS FREE TICKETS TO GIVE AWAY FOR WILD BEASTS’ NOVEMBER 5 SEOUL CONCERT. DETAILS ON HOW TO WIN THE TICKETS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST ** Highly praised British electro-pop band Wild Beasts will be playing a show at V-Hall in H…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 11:27am -
  • The Muffs Play Seoul in Support of Their First Album in a Decade
    On Friday night (October 31), Los Angeles punk/garage rock stalwarts The Muffs will be making their Korean live debut with a show in Hongdae at DGBD. The Muffs formed in 1991 and released their eponymous debut in 1993.  In 1995, their fantastic take…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 2:12pm -
  • Start Your Week Off Right With Touché Amoré
    Mondays in Seoul are usually very quiet gig wise but Touché Amoré are helping to change that this week.  The critically acclaimed post-hardcore act will play at Gogos 2 in Hongdae this Monday (October 27), which should pretty much guarantee a fant…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 2:30pm -
  • The Death of Club Spot
    After almost 9 years of punk, ska, and hardcore shows, Club Spot will be closing its doors forever, but it's going out with a BANG! For the 6th year in a row, Club Spot will host Still Alive, Seoul's original punk rock Halloween costume party.
    - 31 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:01pm -
  • ECE, A’z Bus, and Romantiqua Play Shake Shop 17 on 10/25
    After taking a summer break, Shake Shop – the concert series co-presented by Dream Dance Studio and Korea Gig Guide – makes its return on Saturday, October 25. The bill will feature ECE, A’z Bus, and Romantiqua collaborating with bellydancers E…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 8:31am -
  • Max Reynolds and Social Bliss KR Back For More
    Texas punk rocker Max Reynolds is wrapping up his second Korean tour this weekend with an HBC Fest appearance at Camarata on Friday and a pair of Hongdae gigs at Club Freebird 2 (Saturday) and Strange Fruit (Sunday). Reynolds’ first Korean trek too…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 9:31am -
  • The Geeks Celebrate 15 Years Together
    On Saturday (October 11), local hardcore legends The Geeks are holding a concert at Prism in Hongdae to celebrate their 15th anniversary together. And despite it being the seminal Seoul band’s birthday party, they are going to be the ones giving ou…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 9:40am -
  • A Double Dose of Moja Goodness at Zandari Festa ’14
    The third annual Zandari Festa happens this weekend (October 10 -12) and will feature over 200 acts playing in 19 different Hongdae venues. One act that should definitely not be missed is Tokyo two-piece noise rock band Moja. Formed in 2006, Moja is…
    - 46 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 8:30am -
  • Global Gathering Korea Will Have Lots of Bottoms Shaking on Saturday
    On Saturday (October 4) the Korean edition of the world-renowned Global Gathering music festival will take place at Jamsil Olympic Stadium. The event will run for 10 hours and feature more than 30 international and Korean EDM DJs and live acts playin…
    - 52 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 12:42pm -
  • Patients Play Rooftop Gig Tonight Before September Taiwan Tour
    Self-dubbed “hybrid punk” act Patients will be playing tonight (August 23) in Hongdae at Steel Face Rooftop 3639.  The show will serve as a warm up of sorts for the Seoul trio’s September Taiwan tour. Patients have been invited to play at Taip…
    - 93 days ago, 23 Aug 14, 4:05am -

Korea4Expats - What's Going On

  • Notre Dame de Paris French Tour, 15 Jan-27 Feb 2015, Jongno-gu, Seoul
    DESCRIPTION: The musical Notre Dame de Paris includes members of the original French cast.TICKETS: available online in English via Interpark Global or via Sejong Center box office 02-399-1114~6.DIRECTIONS: Gwanghwamun Sta...
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • Korean Public Holidays 2014, South Korea
    1 January (Wednesday) - New Year's Day (Sinjeong - 신정 1): Day off*The day celebrates international new year. Most venues, including most museums, etc. are closed.30-31January-01 February (Thursday-Friday-Saturday) - Korean Lunar New Ye…
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • The Nutcracker-Ballet, 19-31 Dec 2014, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul
    DESCRIPTION: The Universal Ballet Company performs The NutcrackerTICKETS: available online in English via Global InterparkDIRECTIONS; Subway Line 5 Achasan station, Stop 545,  Exit ...
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • Notre Dame de Paris French Tour, 18 Dec-4 Jan 2015, Dalseo-gu, Daegu
    DESCRIPTION: This production of Notre Dame de Paris features members of the original French cast.TICKETS: available online in English via Interpark GlobalDIRECTIONS: By Subway Take the underground passage in exit no.7 at ...
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • CanCham Christmas Dinner, Sat 13 Dec 2014, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
    DESCRIPTION: The Canadian Chamber of Commerce Korea's annual Christmas Dinner is open to members and non-members.  The holidays bring us all together, and our annual Christmas Dinner is a friend and family friendly event well recognized amongst th…
    - 1 Jan 70, 12:00am -
  • Kagan Workshop-Cooperative Learning & ESL, 6-7 Dec 2014, Seoul
    DESCRIPTION: How can we best meet the needs of today's ELL students? How can we help limited and non-English speaking students acquire essential reading, writing, and speaking skills for success in language acquisition across the curriculum? Kagan…
    - 12 Jun 14, 12:00am -
  • Angel House Volunteering, Sat 6 Dec 2014, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do
    DESCRIPTION:  ANGEL HOUSE VOLUNTEERS get together the first and/or third Saturday of each month to go to Angel House, which houses about  50 disabled residents. The volunteers commit to cleaning the facilities, doing laundry, cooking food, basic…
    - 12 Jun 14, 12:00am -
  • Tchaikovsky Opera-Eugene Onegin, 6 Dec 2014, Seocho-gu, Seoul
    DESCRIPTION: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin is a radiant example of Russian Lyric Opera. A deeply moving tale packed with big tunes, dances and a heart-stopping duel. As with his ballets, Tchaikovsky brings many symphonic elements to the music, plu…
    - 12 Jun 14, 12:00am -
  • Busan Expat Winter Holiday Ball, Sat 6 Dec 2014, Haeundae-gu, Busan
    DESCRIPTION: Annual Busan Expat Winter Holiday Ball featuring Dinner, Dancing/DJ, Luckydraw/Raffle, and more organised by a group of expats who recognised the need for foreigners in Busan to meet in a glamorous yet informal environment to have fun…
    - 12 Jun 14, 12:00am -
  • Korean Heritage Program-Ceramic, 6 Dec 2014, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
    DESCRIPTION: Yeoksam Global Village Center is hosting the second “Making your own Korean Heritage Master piece” class. Participants will listen to a lecture in English about Joseon Dynasty Baekja, Sanggam Cheongja, and Buncheong Ware which are…
    - 12 Jun 14, 12:00am -

Ulsan Online

  • A New Chapter at UlsanOnline
    It is with mixed emotions I write this note. My time here as Editor in Chief of UlsanOnline has come to an end. In the next few weeks I will be starting a very big personal project that is likely to eat up all of my time and energy for a while to com…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 7:24am -
  • Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You.
    This piece was requested by UlsanOnline.com after a recent unfair firing in which the teachers actually stuck around to take the process through the Labor Board. Too often, for various reasons, people who are fired late in their contract, often for s…
    - 47 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 3:46am -
  • Angle Magazine’s First Birthday Party
    On the night of October 4th Angle Magazine promises an audiovisual feast at Ulsan’s Sticky Fingers in honour of our first birthday celebration. Over the past year, Angle Magazine has worked at showcasing the work of the tremendous talent and creati…
    - 61 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 10:37am -
  • Ulsan World Music Festival – Oct 2-5, 2014
    Arguably the best festival held in Ulsan, the World Music Festival brings musicians from different countries and different musical genres together in a weekend of great music. It takes place this year from Thursday, October 2nd to Sunday, October 5th…
    - 61 days ago, 23 Sep 14, 7:13am -
  • Your Rights When Being Stopped By The Police
    What if this happened to you? Police Officer: Hello, could you please stop? I need you ask you some questions. Subject: (startled) What? Okay, what? Police Officer: Please show me your ID. There’s a protest scheduled nearby, and you’re suspicio…
    - 13 Aug 14, 5:30am -
  • Counseling Resources
    As many people already know, counseling resources can be hard to come by in Korea. Mental health issues, which have a large stigma attached to them in Western cultures, are even less discussed here than at home. But this is starting to change, slowly…
    - 7 Aug 14, 7:41am -
  • Ulsan Summer Festival
    If you’re a fan of Korean music, then check out the Ulsan Summer Festival sponsored by MBC. It is taking place in various parts of the city over most of the weekends in August. For those that can’t read Hangeul, here’s a brief breakdown: Prime…
    - 24 Jul 14, 8:47am -
  • How to Beat the Heat and Humidity
    Summer in Ulsan can be hard to handle, as the temperatures rise above 30*C (that’s 86*Fahrenheit for those that are metrically challenged) and humidity soars into the 70%-90% range. Hear are some methods for dealing with the heat for those of you w…
    - 21 Jul 14, 9:33am -
  • What you should know about BAPS (Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary)
    This article was written by Leo, one of the two people who run the Busan Abandoned Pet Sanctuary. It’s pretty much the only no-kill dog shelter in the Busan-Ulsan area. The article was written in response to some negative comments, and posted on th…
    - 17 Jul 14, 9:53am -
  • What to do with a Stray Animal
    Regularly we get posts on the Ulsan Online Facebook group from kind-hearted people who have found a stray cat or dog (or sometimes even rabbit) on the streets, and want to help the creature out. Here is a post from BAPS explaining the best procedure…
    - 11 Jul 14, 8:38am -

Jeju Weekly

  • Happy Jeju memories competition
         Through its official “Happy Jejudo” social media platforms, Jeju Special Self-Governing Province is holding a winter event to increase communication with residents.From Nov. 17 to 28 SNS users are bei
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:10pm -
  • M-pass links Jeju and Seoul
         Jeju province is set to release a special transport pass for international visitors in December to ease inconvenience when using public transport as visitor numbers continue to increase. The passes wi
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:45pm -
  • Jeju EVs boosted by expo and subsidized vehicles
         Jeju’s electric vehicles (EVs) are set for a boost next year after the International Electric Vehicle Expo (IEVE) organizating committee announced their second expo, IEVE 2015, will be held at the ICC
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:29pm -
  • An interview with Kim Han-wook
         * This article is written by a Korean middle school student.Kim Han-wook, chairman of Jeju Free International City Development Center (JDC), spoke about the JDC’s projects and Jeju development in an i
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:19am -
  • Firing the kilns for another generation
         “They are twins,” said the man dressed in galot as he pointed to two boys also clad in the persimmon-dyed clothing traditional to Jeju. They stood at the south end of the stone and earthen edifice, te
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:45pm -
  • Picking Jeju’s tangerine crop
         The gamgyul, or tangerine, is back!If you are feeling down because the summer sun has faded, then you can lift your spirits by going for a walk through some of Jeju’s tangerine fields. The bright oran
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:58am -
  • Korean insight into Western eyes on Jeju
         “Five Accounts of Jeju Published in Western Countries [1845-1926]” was published in 2013 and is a collection of texts covering Jeju’s early encounters with Westerners. Korean translations accompany th
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:44am -
  • Haenyeo communal bonds
         How do the haenyeo do business?The diving women have a shared system of profit typically known as common-pool resource, common property-based method, or cooperative economics.This system, by "eochong
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:22am -
  • Island refuge for Syrian in limbo
         The Syrian conflict was lit in Feb. 2011 after the arrest of children in the city of Daraa for anti-government graffiti. Allegations of torture were rife.“The families got angry,” says Ahmed Lababidi,
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:42am -
  • "Twin rainbow on Saebyeol Oreum" by Kim Jingi
         A tree stands before two oreum in a winning image from Kim Jingi in the 6th Jeju International Photo Competition. Photo courtesy Jeju World Natural Heritage Team
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:33am -

The New York Times - South Korea

The Guardian - South Korea

  • South Korea ferry boss jailed for 10 years over Sewol sinking
    Kim Han-sik failed to stop the improper storage and overloaded cargo which caused ferry to sink killing more than 300 peopleA South Korean court has sentenced the head of a ferry operator to 10 years in prison over the ship sinking in April that kill…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:10am -
  • South Korea says economic cost of unification would be $500bn
    Financial Services Commission chairman says figure would cover 20 years but stressed it was open to revisionSouth Korea’s top financial regulator has said developing North Korea’s economy in the case of eventual reunification would cost about $50…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 7:26am -
  • North Korea accuse South of exacerbating tensions over Christmas tree
    South Korea demolished the illuminated tower last month citing safety reasons, now the Christian community is divided about whether it should be rebuilt. NK News reports North Korean state media has lashed out at plans to increase the height of a hug…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • North Korean defector: ‘I had never heard of human rights’
    Man who lost his family to the famine tells his story as part of a series of escapees’ memoirs. Now in South Korea, he sends anti-Pyongyang balloons across the borderI was born in July 1963 in the Songpyeong District of Chongjin City, North Hamgyeo…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • South Korea ferry verdict: Sewol captain sentenced to 36 years in prison
    Lee Joon-seok found not guilty of murder but is convicted of gross negligence over deaths of more than 300 peopleThe captain who abandoned hundreds of schoolchildren as the Sewol ferry capsized and sank off the coast of South Korea in April has been…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 10:20am -
  • South Korea ferry captain jailed for 36 years – video
    The captain of the South Korean ferry Sewol, which capsized and sank off the coast of South Korea in April, killing almost 300 people, is sentenced to 36 years in prison. A court in Gwangju finds Lee Joon-seok not guilty of murder, but convicts him o…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 9:15am -
  • The world's best tall buildings of 2014 – in pictures
    One Central Park, a plant-sprouting eco apartment and retail block in Sydney, has been named best tall building in the world for 2014. The annual list from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat was dominated by new builds across the Asia Pa…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 2:25am -
  • Court to rule on death penalty for South Korean ferry captain
    Judges in Gwangju to pass verdicts and sentences in trial of captain and crew over disaster that killed more than 300 peopleA South Korean court is to rule on whether the captain of a ferry that capsized, killing more than 300 people, should be execu…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 12:26pm -
  • Rejection of Irish teacher highlights South Korean xenophobia
    Woman told Seoul school will not hire Irish people because of their ‘alcoholism’ – a major problem in the Asian countryKatie Mulrennan comes from a country that has produced some of the world’s finest authors, poets and raconteurs. But it was…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 12:41pm -
  • Will North Korea ever use its nuclear weapons?
    The US has claimed that Pyongyang is now able to shrink a nuclear weapon to fit on a ballistic missile. NK News asked an expert panel how worried we should beA senior US general claimed last week that North Korea has the expertise to build a nuclear…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:00am -

The Telegraph - South Korea

CNN - South Korea

  • Boy with air gun dies in cop shooting
    A Cleveland police officer responding to a call about a person with a gun fatally wounded a 12-year-old boy brandishing what turned out to be an air gun, police said early Sunday.
    - 26 mins ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:52pm -
  • Secret Darren Wilson meetings?
    Brian speaks with Inside Edition's Jim Moret about secret, off-the-record meetings between reporters and Darren Wilson.
    - 26 mins ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:52pm -
  • Obama golfs with Jeter in Vegas
    President Obama has traded GOP rancor and late-fall temperatures in Washington for a golf outing with Derek Jeter at the nicest golf resort in Las Vegas.
    - 48 mins ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • Ex-Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
    Dogged by allegations of drug and alcohol abuse during his first three mayoral terms, Marion Barry was elected four times as the city's chief executive and was a council member for Washington's 8th ward at the time of his death.
    - 49 mins ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:29pm -
  • Republican senator hits GOP-led report
    Sen. Lindsey Graham says it's "garbage" that the report finds no members of the Obama administration lied to cover up what happened the night of a deadly attack in Benghazi.
    - 50 mins ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:28pm -
  • Website streams private webcams
    A Russian website is streaming video from private webcams around the world. Laurie Segall reports.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:17pm -
  • Fox News hardly covers report
    CNN's Brian Stelter looks at the recently released Benghazi report and Fox New's lack of coverage on the subject.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:11pm -
  • Benghazi attack fast facts
    Here's a look at what you need to know about the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:11pm -
  • Report debunks Benghazi theories
    An investigative report prepared by the House Intelligence Committee finds little to support questions raised about CIA actions on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, the night of a deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:10pm -
  • Attack kills 45 at volleyball game
    At least 45 people were killed and 60 others were wounded Sunday after a suicide bomber attacked a crowd watching a volleyball match in the Yahyakhil district of Afghanistan's southeastern Paktika province, according to a spokesman for Paktika Govern…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:04pm -

The Economist - South Korea

  • Business this week
    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Bridge over troubled water Main image:  20141115_wwc…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 3:47pm -
  • Hotel spying: Spy-fi
    DIPLOMATS and businessmen visiting the old East Germany used to operate on the (frequently justified) assumption that the Stasi, that country's notoriously nosy secret police, was bugging their hotel rooms with microphones hidden in the headboard or…
    - 11 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 3:36pm -
  • The world in numbers: Countries: South Korea
    UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  The world in numbers: Countries GDP growth:3.7%GDP per head: $30,110 (PPP: $36,520)Inflation:…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:02pm -
  • Domestic politics in South Korea: Staying power
    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Welcome back to Washington Fly Title:  Domestic politics…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 3:40pm -
  • Daily chart: Relatively successful
    The world's biggest family-controlled firmsTHE “Lucky Sperm Club”, as Warren Buffett likes to call it, is still going strong at the commanding heights of global business. Family-controlled firms now make up 19% of the companies in the Fortune G…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 5:08pm -
  • Illiberalism in South Korea: Insult to injury
    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The war on Ebola Fly Title:  Illiberalism in South Korea…
    - 38 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 2:59pm -
  • Busan film festival: Mellow drama
    KOREAN films engaging with social ills and family dynamics rarely pass up an opportunity for high drama. So it was refreshing to see at this year’s Busan International Film Festival—its 19th edition—a series of Korean films taking on these them…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 5:32pm -
  • Global views on opportunity: The optimistic continent
    A DREAM has motivated humanity for as long as parents have dreamed: that whatever life brings, it will be better for the next generation. In the West secular economic decline and the aftermath of the global financial crisis have changed all that: acc…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 5:17pm -
  • The Koreas: Till Kimdom come
    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The gay divide Fly Title:  The Koreas…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 2:58pm -
  • On Ukraine, Scotland, South Korea, Hungary, Syria, Oliver Wendell Holmes, addresses: Letters to the editor
    UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The gay divide Fly Title:  On Ukraine, Scotland, South K…
    - 45 days ago, 9 Oct 14, 2:58pm -

Blekko - South Korea

Google News - South Korea

Yahoo! News - South Korea

  • Canada wins pair of bronze medals at long-track speedskating World Cup
    SEOUL, South Korea - Long-track speedskater Laurent Debreuil won bronze in the men's 500 metres Sunday for his first career World Cup medal while fellow Canadian Ivanie Blondin added bronze in the women's mass start.
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • South Korean export muscle sapped by weak yen
    South Korea's vast dollar reserves allow the central bank to intervene in the currency market to curb any volatile swings in the won-dollar rate
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:32am -
  • Anurag Basu to visit South Korea for film
    Panaji, Nov 21 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Basu fell in love with South Korea when he shot "Gangster" there in 2004. He will return to the country next year to write a script.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:52pm -
  • South Korea conducts live-fire drill near maritime border
    Seoul, Nov 21 (IANS) South Korea's military Friday conducted a live-fire drill on islands near the disputed inter-Korean maritime border despite North Korea's condemnation of the exercise.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:00am -
  • South Korea announces four more nuclear reactors to be built
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Friday it will start to construct two new nuclear power plants in 2017 at the earliest and another two by 2022, making a total of 11 new nuclear plants planned by 2024. The new plants come as public trust in nucl…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:26am -
  • South Korea stages live-fire drill despite warnings from the North
    Seoul (AFP) - South Korea staged a live-fire military drill Friday near its disputed Yellow Sea border with North Korea, despite warnings from Pyongyang ahead of a sensitive anniversary.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:16am -
  • How UN's N. Korean resolution divides main players
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is angrily reacting to a landmark U.N. resolution on its widely condemned human rights record with a threat to bolster its 1.2 million-member military and conduct a fourth nuclear test.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • South Korea warns of stern response to North's n-threat
    Seoul, Nov 20 (IANS) South Korea Thursday warned North Korea, saying that it would face a stern response from the international community if it conducts another nuclear test.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:48am -
  • N. Korea threatens to beef up military capability
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea threatened Thursday to bolster its war capability and conduct a fourth nuclear test to cope with what it calls U.S. hostility that led to the approval of a landmark U.N. resolution on its human rights violation…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:29am -
  • South Korea launches new safety agency
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Wednesday formally launched a new safety agency in the wake of April's ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students, and exposed shortcomings in disaster response.
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:25am -

Bing News - South Korea

  • France and South Korea take judo golds - FOXSports.com
    Lucie Decosse of France finally got an Olympic gold. She defeated German Kerstin Thiele in a tense final Wednesday in the 70-kilogram category of Olympic judo - a match marked by aggressive grabbing and pulling that sometimes resembled a ...
    - 1 Aug 12, 4:37pm -
  • South Korean appeal rejected, Indonesia withdraws - Boston Herald
    LONDON — South Korea’s appeal of its Olympic disqualification from women’s doubles was rejected Wednesday, and Indonesia withdrew its challenge. Four doubles teams were disqualified from the London Games earlier in the day after trying to ...
    - 1 Aug 12, 4:30pm -
  • South Korea's Kim Wins Women's 25m Pistol Final - FOX News
    Jangmi Kim won the first ever gold medal for South Korea in the women’s 25m pistol discipline, beating out 2008 gold medalist Ying Chen of China; Ukraine’s Olena Kostevych took home the bronze. The favorite in this event, Kim set the world ...
    - 1 Aug 12, 4:09pm -
  • South Korea, Slovenia win judo gold medals, Japanese fighters falter - Washington Post
    LONDON — Once they were done trying to flip, wrestle and throw each other around the mat with brutal force, Kim Jae-bum of South Korea and Ole Bischof of Germany simply hugged. Then the two old judo rivals heaped praise on one another. In a reversa…
    - 31 Jul 12, 8:35pm -
  • Soccer: Cold War edge as U.S. women beat North Korea - Reuters
    MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - The U.S. women's soccer team beat North Korea 1-0 on Tuesday in a politically charged Olympic clash between the isolated Asian country and the global superpower it has loathed since they fought a Cold War conflict ...
    - 31 Jul 12, 7:09pm -
  • Gabon-South Korea Preview - CNN Sports Illustrated
    LONDON (SE) - South Korea will be looking to seal a spot in the men's soccer quarterfinals at the London Games when it meets Gabon in a Group B finale at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night. The South Koreans drew 0-0 with Mexico in their opening ...
    - 31 Jul 12, 5:29pm -
  • COLUMN-The troubled trade deal with S.Korea: David Cay Johnston - Reuters
    SEOUL, July 31 (Reuters) - In March, the United States and South Korea implemented a Free Trade Agreement () that President Barack Obama touts as more significant than the last nine such agreements combined. He also said it was central to his ...
    - 31 Jul 12, 5:22pm -
  • South Korea fencing appeal had no chance, Olympic official says - FOX News
    July 30, 2012: South Korea's Shin A-lam waits for an appeal to an officials decision after a women's individual epee fencing semifinals match against Germany's Britta Heidemann at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London.AP LONDON – Olympic fencing ...
    - 31 Jul 12, 12:57pm -
  • South Korea Repeats Call to Investigate Torture Claim - New York Times
    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea reiterated on Tuesday its demand that China investigate accusations by a South Korean activist that he was tortured by Chinese security officers, ratcheting up pressure in a case that has already caused tensions.
    - 31 Jul 12, 12:35pm -
  • China, South Korea Slam Japan’s Claims Over Disputed Islands - Businessweek
    China and South Korea slammed Japan’s claims to territorial rights over disputed Pacific Ocean islands, as rising tensions add to the risk of clashes over energy and fishing rights. South Korea expressed “deep regret” that Japan chose to ...
    - 31 Jul 12, 10:26am -

Lonely Planet - Thorn Tree - Korea

  • When to Book Flights?
    Hi there,I'm planning a trip to Guilin next October, and would like to know when the best time to book the flights is (London - Guilin). If I look on expedia right now, the price is about seven hundred pounds return. if I do a 'simulation' for a…
    - 4 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • Koyasan experts!
    I have a cousin and her husband going to Japan next year,and i suggested a night in Koya-san to them.As they will principally be in Kyoto,but they want to see something outside the city as well.I haven't been there since 1996 I think,so i don't rem…
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:41pm -
  • Our trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu in November 2014
    We (me and my husband) wanted to do an overland trip on the friendship highway from Lhasa to Kathmandu in November 2014. After contacting several Tibetan agencies in Lhasa we were convinced by the fast and the detailed answers and the offer of the ve…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 11:18am -
  • Opening hours Taipei Airport
    Hello guys,does anybody know if the Taipei airport is open 24h?I'm planning to take a 5.40am flight with Tiger airlines and I'm wondering if it is possible to go there by midnight and wait.many thankslauraLast post at: 2014-11-23 12:22:30 UTC
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 9:29am -
  • Getting from Hakuba to Hiroshima?
    Hi,My boyfriend and I are leaving Hakuba on January 4, and would like to go straight to Hiroshima. We will buy rail passes - any suggestions on how to best do this? We'd ideally like to travel overnight, but don't want to get up all the time so wou…
    - 17 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:45am -
  • China to myanmar
    Is it possible to travel overland from Kunming to Mandalay? Would a Myanmar evisa be all I'd need at the border? Would flying be a better/ easier option? Any info greatly appreciated Last post at: 2014-11-23 14:35:58 UTC
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:52pm -
  • Escape from Seoul
    Hi!I look far a escape from Seoul fro 2 or 3 Days have a late fly from incheon Airport on the 27.NovemberthanksFredi1966Last post at: 2014-11-22 21:40:09 UTC
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • Beijing International airport to hotel by metro
    In process of booking hotel and the one that appeals is on corner of Lishi St. andDongi S St.Map shows Dongi N and Dongi W which i take as North and West so figure i,moff Dongi SouthSee Peking University and National Art Museum very close so my q…
    - 22 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 8:27pm -
  • Chinese/ alternative medicine/ healing in Dali
    Hello. I am planning to spend some time in Dali this coming February, I'm looking to get some acupuncture and Chinese medicine while I am there. Does anyone have any recommendations on practises or practisers? or tips on anything to do with alternat…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:05pm -
  • Xinjian in November/early December
    hello,I am planning a trip to Xinjiang in a few days, and was wondering if it is worth it in this time of year.After reading quite a lot about the region and it's climate, I still couldn't understand if tourist attractions are available and if it i…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:54pm -

Waygook.org

  • Re: American rejected for job in Korea because of being black
    I'm waiting on my refund from this genius.
    - 39 mins ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:39pm -
  • Re: Staying on National Health Insurance after finishing contract
    Yes, it is possible to keep your health insurance.  I went through the process about two months ago. You're going to have to enroll as a 계속 가입자 (not sure about my spelling???). Shortly after completing your contract, you must go to one of…
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:13pm -
  • Re: If I apply to a public school now, would I be starting in March?
    Is there really any reason for you to tell someone you will work for them for a year and then leave not even 1/5 into that time? You can just do part time work and subbing. Honestly though if I had an F visa I wouldn't even be considering public scho…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:32pm -
  • Re: What's teaching in Vietnam like?
    QuoteNope. Can you answer my question?Yeah, the answer to your question is not as well as you would with a recognized qualification. That's why I was surprised you haven't considered getting one yet.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:51pm -
  • Re: Best Mall In Dongdaemun?
    i've been to the Migliore in Dongdaemun once. it's got 10 floors or something crazy like that. HUGE selection of stuff. i didn't last long in there though, because i couldn't stand the pestering. every time i'd walk past a booth/stall/whatever sellin…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:46pm -

South Korea Google Blog Seach

Zen Kimchi

Koreafornian Cooking

  • Recipe: Daechussam (대추쌈) Walnuts Wrapped Dates
    I bought a large container of dates leading up to Passover this year. After making Moroccan charoset and Moscato charoset for this year's celebration, I still had over half the carton left. I needed a simple recipe to use up the rest of my massive ca…
    - 27 Apr 14, 5:00pm -
  • Food Review: Saffron Road Korean Taco with Tofu
    Korean food continues to expand into America's frozen-food aisles. And while navigating one at a local Whole Foods Market grocery recently, I came across Saffron Road's packaged Korean Taco With Tofu.Saffron Road, a Stanford, Conn.-based food compa…
    - 2 Apr 14, 10:00pm -
  • Recipe: St. Patrick's Day 비빔밥 Bibimbap
    St. Patrick's Day is March 17 and usually coincides with the Catholic fasting season of Lent. This year is no different. One common way to celebrate Lent is to abstain from indulgent foods, such as meat and candies.Another way to celebrate Lent is…
    - 17 Mar 14, 5:00pm -
  • Recipe: 애호박 나물 Ae-Hobak Namul (Sauteed Zucchini)
    I  know it's not summer yet and zucchini are not in season in Korea or in Northern California, but I didn't want to wait any longer to introduce you to another simple 나물 namul (seasoned vegetable) recipe that will play well in your 비빔밥 bib…
    - 14 Mar 14, 5:00pm -
  • Recipe: "Clover" Salad 괭이밥 나물 (Seasoned Wood Sorrel)
    Foraging has become trendy here in the San Francisco Bay area, with people paying money to take classes to learn how to find local foods such as miner's lettuce, local seaweeds and mushrooms. But there's one very common plant that's probably tak…
    - 13 Mar 14, 5:00pm -
  • Koreans cringe at American kim snack attack
    I  never thought this seemingly innocuous Facebook post on Feb. 13 would cause any kind of uproar or irritation:"Raleys grocery stores in Northern California are selling their own line of seaweed (김Kim/laver) snack packs."Comments such as…
    - 4 Mar 14, 5:03am -
  • Kidney beans in Korean food?
    Nation's Restaurant News Jan. 24 e-newsletter included a recipe for Korean Red Bean Lettuce Cups. I had visions of Adzuki beans dancing in my head, so I clicked on the link. Rather than the little sweet red beans common to Korean desserts, I found th…
    - 28 Jan 14, 12:00am -
  • Korean Street Food Review: KoJa Kitchen truck, Larkspur, Calif.
    Hubby and I drove down to Marin Country Mart in Larkspur, Calif. to check out KoJa Kitchen's Korean-Japanese "fast casual" food truck at the Off the Grid (OtG) street food gathering.    This is a view of the OtG Larkspur from the Ferry across t…
    - 20 Jan 14, 7:15pm -
  • Korean Mung Bean Sprout Salad (숙주 나물)
    This is one of my all time favorite 반찬 banchan dishes. I can't believe I didn't post it sooner. I sang the praises of this crunchy, garlicky salad as one of my top 10 banchan dishes, yet I never explained how I make it.As I mentioned at the tim…
    - 3 Jan 14, 1:00am -
  • Recipe: California Bap-less Bibimbap (비빔밥)
    California is famous around the world for many agricultural products — grapes, olives, avocados, lemons, apples, almonds. One thing that California is not famous for is wheat, but there are those in California who want to change that. The young far…
    - 2 Dec 13, 4:00pm -

Maangchi

Easy Korean Food

  • Sep 6, Stone Restaurant in Redmond, WA (425)497-0515
    Our favorite Korean Restaurant. The food and service is always awesome. Try their fried chicken its always cooked to order and served hot and crispy!
    - 78 days ago, 6 Sep 14, 8:45pm -
  • May 26, Kim's Korean Restaurant, Spokane, WA
    Kim's is a tiny little place in one end of a sort-of strip mall. There are maybe 6 tables total. The owner is a sweet older Korean woman, and her teenage
    - 26 May 14, 9:07pm -
  • Mar 30, Do Hwa NYC
    The barbecue is out of this world-love the bulgoki! The people are so nice here. The restaurant is spotless and the food is the best I have ever tasted.
    - 30 Mar 14, 7:47pm -
  • Jan 2, Red Kimchi in Scottsdale, Arizona
    Located in a strip mall (Papago Strip Mall) is a great whole in the wall. Great grilled meat (galbi) and really melt in your mouth steamed dumplings.
    - 2 Jan 14, 7:05am -
  • Dec 12, Ohya Korean BBQ and Kareoke, Phoenix, AZ
    A new place opened in November. GENEROUS portions, all the side dishes and rice you can eat, Cass beer in liter bottles, friendly attentive staff, and
    - 12 Dec 13, 9:38pm -
  • Nov 1, Shin Jung, Orlando, Florida
    A small, authentic, family restaurant on Colonial Blvd. in Orlando. Not fancy, just great food and nice people. A local favorite.
    - 1 Nov 13, 7:22am -
  • Oct 13, york
    Very small amounts of food for the money we paid but we enjoyed the different flavours.
    - 13 Oct 13, 8:11am -
  • Sep 21, Finger food?
    Hi, Luna! I just found your site, and it is making me hungry! I have a question about eating bossam or other wrapped foods. Is it okay to pick it up with
    - 21 Sep 13, 9:50pm -
  • Sep 3, Hodori Restaurant,Mabini St. Baguio City, Philippines
    Simply Delicious yet the best and the cheapest,...
    - 3 Sep 13, 7:48pm -
  • Jun 19, Acorn Jelly Recipe - Korean Dotorimuk
    Acorn Jelly is a side dish eaten with main meals, quite often served as a starter before the main meal
    - 19 Jun 13, 9:21pm -

Seoul Eats

  • Korean Tasty Road Exhibition
    O’ngo Food Communications in conjunction with the Korean Blue House, Cheongwadae, has made a special food museum for travelers to Korea that showcases the food culture of Korea through a series of exhibitions. The story of Korean food is told thro…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:45am -
  • Start Your Career as a Korean Traditional Market Tour Guide
    Hi friends, if you ever wanted to be a food tour guide and work at a traditional market, here is your chance. Seoul City, the Seoul Creative Lab, and the Korea Culinary Tourism Association is offering classes on how to to be a food tour guide. On gra…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 3:37am -
  • WTF: Worst Food Ever at Kofoo Plate
    Oh, Korea, you know that I love you. I love the down-home, authentic Korean food you serve. I love how you will share the whole gamut of flavors and cooking techniques in a single meal. When you make Korean Food. Yeah. Korean food in Korea is great.…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 10:46am -
  • 11/11 Happy Pepero Day!
    11/11 Pepero Day is coming on November 11th. It is a day when friends give each other chocolate biscuit sticks called pepero. This year they have come out with some fancy ones like tiramisu and white cookie. Read more about Pepero here. http://www.se…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 11:46pm -
  • Halloween links and great costumes
    Happy Halloween everyone. Here is some of the fun Halloween links I have spotted on the web. This is from KoreAm and they have some great scary stories : http://iamkoream.com/top-5-creepy-korean-urban-legends/ Also pretty scary: don’t drink firebal…
    - 24 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 2:08am -

Wine Korea

South Korea - Collected

  • Bolivia Blasts Austria for Detaining President
    Bolivia has criticized Austria for diverting the Bolivian president's plane on suspicion it was carrying fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Bolivia's U.N. envoy, Sacha Llorienti Soliz, accused Austria of "kidnapping" President Evo…
    - 3 Jul 13, 12:49pm -
  • Asian Stocks Down as Crude Oil Prices Jump
    Asian stocks were down Wednesday after fears of continued political unrest in Egypt and other uncertainties in the global economy drove the price of crude oil to its highest level in months. Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed down 0.3 percent, while Sou…
    - 3 Jul 13, 12:10pm -
  • Australian Retailer Promises Building Safety Checks in Bangladesh
    Australian retail giant Kmart has reviewed its commercial ties with Bangladesh following this year’s factory collapse tragedy that killed more than 1,000 garment workers.  The company has now started building safety checks and has pledged a zero t…
    - 3 Jul 13, 10:58am -
  • Children Weigh in on the Environment in Ghana Through Film
    A film festival in Ghana's capital is highlighting issues on the environment, with special focus on videos produced by children.  Films being screened at the festival are from Africa and elsewhere.  The video reports by children, however, all come…
    - 3 Jul 13, 10:56am -
  • Pakistan's PM Heads to China for Talks
    Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif heads to China Wednesday for a six-day official visit -- his first foreign trip after assuming office. Authorities are hoping to boost economic and security cooperation.   Sharif is visiting Bei…
    - 3 Jul 13, 10:29am -
  • Suspected US Drone Strike Kills 17 in Pakistan
    (updates, new info grafs 1-3)) Pakistan has condemned a suspected U.S. drone strike that killed 17 suspected militants in the country's northwestern tribal area. The foreign ministry statement, issued shortly after Wednesday's strike, said drone stri…
    - 3 Jul 13, 10:23am -
  • Bolivian President's Plane Rerouted Over Snowden Suspicions
    Bolivian President Evo Morales remains in Austria more than 12 hours after his plane was diverted following suspicions it was carrying fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden. Officials say Snowden is not on board the plane, which landed…
    - 3 Jul 13, 8:18am -
  • [Editorial] Carefully weigh risks of releasing inter-Korean summit materials
    The Saenuri Party and Democratic Party approved a resolution in the National Assembly on July 2 asking to read and release all transcripts and recordings from the 2007 inter-Korean summit between then..     
    - 3 Jul 13, 7:47am -
  • [Editorial] A Hankyoreh reporter’s need for a fair trial
    The prosecutors are seeking a sentence of two years in prison and two-year work suspension for Hankyoreh reporter Choe Seong-jin. Choe is charged with violating the Protection of Communications Secret..     
    - 3 Jul 13, 7:45am -
  • [News analysis] Main parties agree to release all records of 2007 inter-Korean summit
    By Kim Jong-cheol, political correspondent The Saenuri Party (NFP) and Democratic Party (DP) made a formal request for the National Archives of Korea to allow them to read and release all records of..     
    - 3 Jul 13, 7:42am -

Inside World - South Korea

SouthKoreaNews.Net

  • Asian Games South Korea strike baseball gold
    Incheon (South Korea) (AFP) - Hosts South Korea retained their Asian Games men's baseball title with a 6-3 win over Taiwan on Sunday, as Japan beat China to pick up the bronze. Hwang Jae-Gyun ...
    - 56 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 4:36pm -
  • Asiad India eves take on South Korea in hockey semis
    Riding on their inspiring 6-1 victory against Malaysia in their last pool A match, a confident Indian women's hockey team take on hosts South Korea in the semi-final of the 17th Asian Games at ...
    - 56 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 4:30pm -
  • S Korea hot spot for SA asylum-seekers
    Cape Town - South Africans rank among the top 10 nationalities of people seeking asylum in South Korea, a UN study has revealed. The UN Human Rights Commission’s Asylum Trends report said that ...
    - 56 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 4:29pm -
  • Indian men lose in Asiad volleyball
    Incheon, 28 Sep (IANS) The Indian men's volleyball team lost its first play-off group E match against South Korea 0-3 in the 17th Asian Games at the Songnim Gymnasium here Sunday. India put up a ...
    - 56 days ago, 28 Sep 14, 8:30am -
  • Russia S.Korea Singapore sign nanotechnology cooperation deal
    Russia, South Korea and Singapore signed a cooperation deal on developing nanotechnology Thursday.A memorandum of understanding signed Thursday on the sidelines of the 2011 St. Petersburg ...
    - 57 days ago, 27 Sep 14, 10:00pm -
  • Pyongyang Diplomat No Meeting with Seoul Counterpart
    The foreign ministers for the two Koreas won't meet up in New York, despite both being in the city for the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, North Korea's top diplomat said. The ...
    - 57 days ago, 27 Sep 14, 9:00pm -
  • Medals standings of 2014 Asian Games
    China was on top of the medal standings of the 17th Asian Games after Day 8 with a total of 195 medals, including 96 golds. South Korea was in the second spot with 117 medals (35 golds). India jumped ...
    - 57 days ago, 27 Sep 14, 5:30pm -
  • Songdo South Korea City of the Future
    Jeffrey Tripp/Flickr Speeding across one of the longest cable bridges in the world, jet-lagged but unwilling to close our eyes, we asked the taxi driver what he thought of the brand new city whose ...
    - 57 days ago, 27 Sep 14, 4:13pm -
  • Seoul Delays Decision on WMD Initiative
    Seoul has emerged as one of the favorite destinations of Chinese tourists. The Beijing Youth Daily reported in early September that Korea and Japan were the top two destinations for Chinese tourists ...
    - 57 days ago, 27 Sep 14, 4:00pm -
  • Source Foreign Medics Treat N. Korean Leader
    A team of foreign medical workers appears to have visited North Korea to treat its leader, Kim Jong Un, a South Korean government official said Friday.The official, who preferred to remain ...
    - 58 days ago, 27 Sep 14, 5:00am -

Radio Free Asia - North Korea News

Voice of America - Korea

Wall Street Journal - Korea Real Time

  • Is North Korea Backtracking on Threat of Nuclear Test?
    A new statement from North Korea's top military body, warning of “catastrophic consequences” of a United Nations committee vote condemning Pyongyang for its human rights record, could actually be a positive signal.
    - 5 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • Picture Korea: Ski Season Starts and Trade Protest
    Here’s a selection of some of the best photos from the Korean Peninsula over the latest week. Click the headline to view the slides.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:20am -
  • South Korean Debt Expands at 7-Year High
    Household debt in South Korea is rising at its fastest pace in seven years, driven by government efforts to help prop up the economy.
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:20am -
  • South Korea Threatens Jail for Sellers of Unapproved Selfie Sticks
    The selfie stick crackdown has begun. South Korea’s government said it would start checks on sellers of selfie sticks on Friday, with retailers selling uncertified products facing a maximum fine of $27,000 or even prison time of as long as three ye…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:38am -
  • Mistrust Runs Deep in North Korea-Russia Ties
    What’s behind North Korea’s recent moves to cozy up to Russia – and will they bear fruit? Aidan Foster-Carter looks at the visit of an emissary of Kim Jong Un to Moscow and the difficult history of Russia-North Korea ties.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:23am -
  • Heard in Seoul: Views on Japan
    A recent political furor in South Korea about on-off plans to build a bad-weather shelter on islets controlled by Seoul but also claimed by Tokyo put a spotlight back on Korea-Japan relations. Korea Real Time spoke to people in Seoul about their view…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 9:00pm -
  • North Korea May Be Extracting Plutonium for Bombs, Institute Says
    New satellite images suggest that North Korea may have removed fuel rods from its five-megawatt nuclear reactor, and could be set to extract weapons-grade plutonium from them to create bombs, a U.S. think-tank said.
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 5:39am -
  • Honey-Flavored Potato Chips Have Koreans Buzzing
    How does the idea of honey-and-butter flavored salty potato chips grab you? If you’re Korean, there’s a good chance you’re interested. Sales of “Honey Butter Chip” from Haetae, South Korea’s second biggest confectionery firm, have gone th…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:00pm -
  • North Korea Dealt U.N. Human Rights Vote
    It likely won't go down well with Kim Jong Un, but while Pyongyang slept on Tuesday evening, a United Nations General Assembly committee voted to recommend referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:50am -
  • A Tax-Free Korean Reunification Budget?
    Could Korean reunification happen without huge cost to the South Korean taxpayer?A new plan from Seoul’s financial authorities reckons it can, something that may reassure members of the South Korean public worried about the burden of reviving N…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 3:51am -

Asian Correspondent - South Korea

  • Ferry firm head jailed for 10 years over Sewol sinking
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A court has sentenced the head of a South Korean ferry operator to 10 years in jail over an April ship sinking that killed more than 300 people, mostly teenage students.
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:39am -
  • NKorea threatens to beef up military capability
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea says it will significantly bolster its war capability to protest the approval of a landmark U.N. resolution against the country’s widely condemned human rights violations. A U.N. committee on Tuesday adopted…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 7:29am -
  • South Korea launches new safety agency
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has formally launched a new massive safety agency aimed at preventing disasters like April’s ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people. The Ministry of Public Safety and Security began its operations Wed…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:20am -
  • Ex-general nominated to head SKorea safety office
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president has nominated a retired navy general as head of a new broader safety agency to be created in the aftermath of April's ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people.
    - 6 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 4:36am -
  • G20 Summit comes to a close in Brisbane, but what was really achieved?
    Today Brisbane is coming to terms with the G20 blues. And that’s because it’s all over. The streets are almost back to normal, the barricades have come down and most of the leaders have left along with the glimpse of world power and stardom they…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 7:05am -
  • Number of foreign students in US hits record high
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly a third coming from China.
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 5:28am -
  • Senior North Korean official leaves for Russia
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — A special envoy of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has left Pyongyang for Russia to discuss ways to improve trade and political ties.
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 5:12am -
  • SKorea: Sewol ferry tragedy captain gets 36 years in jail
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A news report says that a South Korean district court has handed a sentence of 36 years in prison to the captain of the Sewol ferry that sank in April, killing more than 300 people.
    - 12 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 9:37am -
  • South Korea ends Sewol ferry search
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it will end underwater searches for the remaining missing people from April's ferry disaster.
    - 13 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 3:49am -
  • South Korea fires warning shots near border with North
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul defense officials say South Korean troops have fired warning shots after North Korean soldiers approached too close to the border separating the rival countries.
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 8:18am -

Leonid Petrov's Korea Vision

  • Brisbane-based geologist Louis Schurmann linked to huge North Korea rare earths mining project
    (By Mark Willacy, ABC, 6 Aug 2014) A leading Asian human rights activist has urged the Federal Government to investigate a Queensland-based resources company and a prominent Australian geologist over mining deals with North Korea that he believes may…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 3:16am -
  • Kim Jong Un’s absence: coup or cooped up?
    (By Belinda Cranston, ANU, 10 OCT 2014) Why hasn’t Kim Jong Un been seen for 37 days? All sorts of conspiracy theories abound. Are ankle problems the reason the North Korean leader is lying low, as reported by the hermit kingdom’s officials? Or…
    - 41 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:56pm -
  • Kim Jong Un, out of sight for 37 days, is a no-show at ceremony
     (By STEVEN BOROWIEC, Seoul, 10 October 2014) Speculation over the health and whereabouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un grew Friday after he apparently did not attend ceremonies marking an important national holiday. The young head of the reclu…
    - 44 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 2:14pm -
  • North Korea feeling victimised by the West.
     (2SER FM107.3 June 31, 2014) North Korea is back in the headlines again, this time taking pot shots at our own Foreign Minister as well as Hollywood. Following Julie Bishop’s interview on a radio station in America, North Korea released a stateme…
    - 1 Jul 14, 8:00am -
  • Do of the day no joke
    (By James Giggacher, ANU Asia & Pacific, 28 March 2014) North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has again caught the attention of international media, but not for the usual sabre-rattling or Dennis Rodman roadshow he’s known for. This time it’s his h…
    - 30 Mar 14, 6:18am -
  • N Korea will ‘use Aussie as pawn’
    (RICK WALLACE, THE AUSTRALIAN, 21 FEBRUARY 2014) An Australian missionary detained in North Korea faces the prospect of a stint in prison as the totalitarian state is likely to use his arrest as leverage in its quest to reopen an embassy in Canberra…
    - 21 Feb 14, 9:58pm -
  • South Australian man John Short detained in North Korea, now facing 15 years in jail
    (CRAIG COOK EXCLUSIVE THE ADVERTISER FEBRUARY 20, 2014) A South Australian man detained in North Korea for allegedly distributing religious material could be “very difficult to protect”, former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer says. Jo…
    - 19 Feb 14, 3:27pm -
  • Kim Jong-un could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’
    (Peggy Giakoumelos, SBS Radio, World News Australia, 18 February 2014) A United Nations report says senior North Korean officials should be brought before an international court for crimes against humanity that include exterminating, starving and ens…
    - 18 Feb 14, 7:25am -
  • What action will the world take on North Korea?
    (ABC Radio’s Eleanor Hall reported this story for “The World Today” program on February 18, 2014) ELEANOR HALL: As he released this report accusing the North Korean regime of horrific crimes against its own people, Michael Kirby called on the i…
    - 18 Feb 14, 7:11am -
  • A Friendly Advice to U.N. Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea
    On the 7th February, I met with Hon. Justice Michael Kirby, a former Australian High Court judge and current chair of UN Commission of Inquiry in Human Rights in North Korea. Answering Justice Kirby’s question regarding the best way to reach out to…
    - 17 Feb 14, 7:26am -

Monster Island

  • Busy busy busy
    Been a busy few weeks, and I'm trying to write something tying Russia's territorial grab in Ukraine (i.e., Crimea) with the threat of Japan's historically revisionist right wing (which, according to Yushukan Museum at the Yasukuni Shrine, believes th…
    - 27 Mar 14, 10:02am -
  • See you in Pyeongchang...
    With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics now gone do svidaniya, the spotlight is slowly making its way to Rio de Janeiro and Pyongchang (p'yŏng•ch'ang, also spelled Pyeongchang).In that vein, the Wall Street Journal has an interesting video on how th…
    - 26 Feb 14, 10:21pm -
  • China TV expose on sex workers sparks angry backlash
    I thought this was a rather interesting story coming out of China. Very telling in how distrust of the powers that be is growing in the People's Republic. China TV expose on sex workers sparks angry backlash...
    - 11 Feb 14, 3:08am -
  • Team USA's Sochi uniforms designed by Korean immigrant couple
    No, I'm not talking about the folks at Forever 21.The Sochi uniforms, which some see as a bit of Americana and others see as a reject from Grandpa's closet were designed and manufactured by the Park family of the City of Commerce in Los Angeles Count…
    - 11 Feb 14, 3:06am -
  • IOC officials' brains: "Maybe we should have gone with Pyongchang in 2014"
    I've made it clear in the past that I thought it was a mistake to choose a Russian summer resort for the bikini-clad that is so close to on-going terrorist activity within the same country over P'yŏngch'ang [Pyeongchang] as the host of the 2014 Oly…
    - 6 Feb 14, 7:17pm -
  • Hyundai and Kia crash and burn on IIHS's new safety tests
    Despite a rocky start in the mid-1980s, Hyundai has risen the ranks from being an affordable but clunky and unreliable econo-box to some of the most affordable, reliable, and even stylish cars of today. The Hyundai Genesis was even chosen as the 2009…
    - 30 Dec 13, 1:22am -
  • Korea makes it to HuffPo's "most breathtaking photos" of 2013
    Over at The Huffington Post, they have released their "52 Most Breathtaking Photos of the Year."These are arranged chronologically (from January to December), presenting the "most breathtaking" for each week. The photo at #2 is of ice fishing in moun…
    - 30 Dec 13, 12:14am -
  • Strangest place in Korea to have a beer (or coffee)?
    This piece from the Huffington Post, which has several entries from Japan, got me wondering where the "craziest" places in Korea would be where you can get a drink.Off the top of my head, I can't think of anything like Michamwi Pingwe in Zanzibar, pi…
    - 27 Dec 13, 10:17pm -
  • Wildly speculative North Korea intrigue theory #6, the Uncle Sal edition: Kim Jong-un whacked Jang Songthaek because Jang Songthaek whacked his dad
    I hate it when North Korean leaders die during finals. It really curbs my ability to let loose on analysis, speculation, and blatant sh¡t-stirring. Over at One Free Korea, Joshua Stanton cleverly describes what's going on up in Pyongyang as "like Th…
    - 18 Dec 13, 5:28am -
  • Jang Songthaek links and conspiratorial nonsense I made up
    Some interesting links on the execution of Jang Songthaek:The Marmot's Hole take on the execution, with its basketful of links that demonstrates again why TMH is the premier K-blogNK News provides Andrei Lankov's expert analysis of the executionOne F…
    - 15 Dec 13, 7:22pm -

All K-Pop

Eat Your Kimchi

  • The 2013 Eatyourkimchi Awards!
    Here are the winners of the 2013 Eatyourkimchi Awards, featuring guest appearances from a few Kpop bands and artists. Check it out!For the original post on The 2013 Eatyourkimchi Awards!, or for our kpop and Korean Food videos, check out our Korea b…
    - 23 Dec 13, 10:54pm -
  • Toronto Ice Storm 2013
    We got caught in Toronto's Ice Storm 2013. Here's footage of the aftermath. #darkTOFor the original post on Toronto Ice Storm 2013, or for our kpop and Korean Food videos, check out our Korea blog!
    - 22 Dec 13, 8:30pm -
  • The Day of the Pop Up Store!
    Here's a video of what our Pop Up Store event was like, and some stories about the event as well!For the original post on The Day of the Pop Up Store!, or for our kpop and Korean Food videos, check out our Korea blog!
    - 21 Dec 13, 12:04pm -
  • Eatyourkimchi on French TV!
    We were part of a pretty big French documentary on Canal +, along with Antoine de Caunes. Check it out!For the original post on Eatyourkimchi on French TV!, or for our kpop and Korean Food videos, check out our Korea blog!
    - 20 Dec 13, 1:04pm -
  • Christmas in Korea with the Eatyourkimchi Crew!
    Before we left for Canada, we had a small Christmas party with the full Eatyourkimchi Crew! Check out Soo Zee's first kinda Christmas-y Christmas in Korea!For the original post on Christmas in Korea with the Eatyourkimchi Crew!, or for our kpop and…
    - 19 Dec 13, 9:59pm -
  • Project For Awesome 2013
    The Project for Awesome campaign is on over the next couple of days. We're trying to promote Liberty in North Korea, and we hope you're interested.For the original post on Project For Awesome 2013, or for our kpop and Korean Food videos, check out o…
    - 17 Dec 13, 6:08pm -
  • Kpop Music Monday: The Christmas Edition!
    It's Christmas time! What better way to do a Music Monday than to talk about the Kpop Christmas songs that you should be subjecting your families to!For the original post on Kpop Music Monday: The Christmas Edition!, or for our kpop and Korean Food…
    - 17 Dec 13, 12:27pm -
  • WTF Christmas Giveaway!
    It's Christmas time! Why not do a WTF with a special WTF bag and fill it with stuff to give you? Yay!For the original post on WTF Christmas Giveaway!, or for our kpop and Korean Food videos, check out our Korea blog!
    - 14 Dec 13, 5:29pm -
  • Last LiveChat in Korea in 2013!
    LiveChat time! It's our last LiveChat in Korea for 2013!For the original post on Last LiveChat in Korea in 2013!, or for our kpop and Korean Food videos, check out our Korea blog!
    - 13 Dec 13, 7:39pm -
  • The Mating Call of the Yoja Bird
    Choowa! Chupta! Chuwa! Chuwa! Choopta! Chuptah! Choopta! Ahh! Chuwoh!For the original post on The Mating Call of the Yoja Bird, or for our kpop and Korean Food videos, check out our Korea blog!
    - 13 Dec 13, 12:10pm -

Han Cinema

  • Which axe is yours?: A tale of three axes teaches that honesty prevails (2014/11/23)
    Once upon a time in a distant land, there lived an honest logger. His axe was not particularly valuable, for it was old, made of impure metal and was partly rusted, but it served its purpose well. On a regular day just like any other, the logger wen…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Amateurs on the rise in arts industry (2014/11/23)
    Members of amateur acting group Silgeuk pose. [JoongAng Ilbo]As the music died down at Naru Culture and Arts Center earlier this month in Gwangjin District, eastern Seoul, a spotlight fell on one performer. "I think I have always been concerned abo…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • New Korean dramas starting today (2014/11/23)
    Doctor Frost (Korean Drama, 2013) Drama Festival - Guitars and Hot Pants (Korean Drama, 2014) Drama Special - The Reason Why I Drink (Korean Drama, 2014) More dramas
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Tenor Lim Hyung-joo hosts celebratory concert (2014/11/23)
    Tenor Lim Hyung-joo will host the "Finally andamp; New Start" concert on November 26, the government's officially-declared "culture day" for the month, at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Seoul. His fifth album, "Finally", was…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Art-house film theater overhauls its image (2014/11/23)
    Starting from Nov. 1, CGV Movie Collage, the biggest distributor of art-house and indie films in Korea aims to revamp its image by changing its name to CGV Arthouse. The theater is run by CJ Entertainment. Provided by CGV ArthouseFrom Nov. 1, CJ En…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Hotel Event (2014/11/23)
    JW Marriott Hotel SeoulOct. 31: Bar Rouge at JW Marriott Hotel Seoul plans to celebrate Halloween this year with its "Lovely Witch" party. Featuring a DJ playing electronic music and a selection of Halloween cocktails courtesy of the bar's own mixol…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Ticket (2014/11/23)
    MUSICLEE SEUNG-CHUL CONCERTCOEX, Hall DDec. 24 to Dec. 26: One of Korea's top singers, Lee Seung-chul, will return to celebrate Christmas with the concert "Ultra Cap Song". The concert will be particularly exciting because Lee has asked for the audi…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Korean literature in English - Poems of the Korean War (2014/11/23)
    'Brother Enemy - Poems of the Korean War' Edited and translated by Suh Ji-Moon (White Pine Press)A collection of poetry, "Brother Enemy - Poems of the Korean War", with entries spanning professional writers enlisted into the army through to common…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • Korean poetry translated into English (2014/11/23)
    Until the early 20th century, many Korean aristocrats often wrote poetry in classical Chinese characters, including many sijo, a standardized form of poetry. Chinese versification was regarded as an important discipline for Confucian scholars and it…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -
  • New and upcoming DVD releases - 2014/11/23
    It's Okay, That's LoveDVD (Director's Cut)2015/01/06The TraffickersDVD US2014/12/23The StoneDVD (No En Sub)2014/12/10Fated to Love YouDVD + Script Book (Director's Cut) (English Subtitled) 2014/12/05Fated to Love YouDVD (Director's Cut) (English Su…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:00pm -

Pop Seoul

  • Photos of “SHINee World 3 in Taipei” Concert
    Originally posted on BTSCELEBS:The five upbeat guys of SHINee landed in Taiwan recently to continue their series of SHINee World concerts! The band delighted thousands of overseas fans with their numerous hit songs (since 2008), and their agency, SM…
    - 19 May 14, 8:32pm -
  • Check Out Megan Lee’s Music Video for “8dayz”
    Originally posted on BTSCELEBS:This week, Megan Lee released her debut music video for “8dayz“. The YouTube star and ‘Birth of a Great Star’ contestant shined in her hippy inspired party video with BEAST’s Junhyung rapping at the end. Chec…
    - 19 May 14, 8:30pm -
  • So Long, Farewell … Kim Hee-chul
    Kim Hee-chul is looking forward to his new career choice serving his beloved Korea. His military training will begin on September 1st at Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province for 4 weeks, and then serve as a public service worker.  We wish him the bes…
    - 29 Aug 11, 8:24pm -
  • Super Junior has a “simplistic” second win on M Countdown
    By a show of hands comments, who predicted this week’s winner? Who can predict next week’s winner? If you guessed Super Junior….both times, you must be the rocket K-pop scientist! It doesn’t take genius to guess that one of Asia’s top boy b…
    - 18 Aug 11, 6:29pm -
  • ChocoLAT debuts their “Syndrome” on M Countdown
    Are you ready for interracial K-pop? Picture SNSD meets Isak and you have ChocoLAT! The newest girl band (besides all Korean girl group Blady) to hit the music scene is planning to shake audiences up with their racially intergrated group. They made t…
    - 18 Aug 11, 6:10pm -
  • G.NA releases “Top Girl” Tracklist
    Her second mini-album hits stores on August 23rd. Are you interested in songs like these….. “Top Girl” – Written by her former duet partner Wheesung ( Is G.NA starting to fancy Se7en and her mini duet partner?) and produced by Kim Do-hoon an…
    - 16 Aug 11, 3:06pm -
  • CJ Entertainment gives away autographed helmets!
    CJ : “We have top quality exclusive motorcycle helmets that are signed by the leading cast, Lee Min Ki, Kang Ye Won, and Kim In Kwon.“ Do you want to win the autographed goodies from the “Quick” cast? Check out how you can enter below: Wil…
    - 16 Aug 11, 2:38pm -
  • Far East Movement becomes “So Random”
    What’s Happening? F.E.M is getting in touch with their inner child…or your child.  Far East Movement is headed for Disney Channel. On August 21st at 6:30 [CST], the East meets West band will be performing their “Rocketeer” hit on Disney’s…
    - 15 Aug 11, 4:17pm -
  • Alexander Celebrates Korean Independence Day!
    Yesterday,  Korea celebrated its national Independence and who was tweeting about it? None other than….Alexander Eusebio. The now solo artist tweeted the following messages to celebrate Korea and another special Asian nation: “…..Today’s Kor…
    - 15 Aug 11, 3:57pm -
  • Super Junior wins the K-Chart!
    Simplicity never looked so good! Super Junior took the easy road to number one! “Mr. Simple” is now the number one song on weekly music programs. Following Suju’s “Song Of The Week” title on Mnet Thursday, the band swept the charts once ag…
    - 12 Aug 11, 3:50pm -

Indieful ROK

Seoul Beats

  • K-pop or K-fizzle on U.S. TV
    Recently, it was announced that Nick Cannon would be creating a new show based around a group of friends who love K-pop. This could possibly be an avenue for showcasing the Hallyu movement in greater detail, and maybe be the catalyst for bringing pop…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Got7 Face Ideals In “Stop Stop It”
    Got7 has had quite a debut year, making a splash with the cocky “Girls, Girls, Girls” and the more laid-back “A”. Now, they’re rounding out their first year with their first album, Identity, and the title track “Stop Stop It.” Unfortuna…
    - 9 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 9:00am -
  • Junsu Set to Shine in Orchestral Concert
    JYJ’s Junsu (Xia) will be having a special orchestral concert at Jamsil Indoor Stadium, Seoul. The concert, entitled “2014 Xia Ballad and Musical Concert with Orchestra,” will feature the singer’s ballads, songs from drama soundtracks, and so…
    - 14 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:00am -
  • Lovelyz’s “Girls’ Invasion” Is A Lukewarm Debut
    In spite of the police investigation surrounding member Seo Ji-Soo’s alleged criminal past, Woollim Entertainment’s Lovelyz released their debut album Girls’ Invasion earlier this week. The nine-track album joins the pool of November girl group…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • Music & Lyrics: Soju Will Set You Free
    Have you ever wondered about the fact that every drama has at least one scene where a main character gets ragingly drunk? Or how routinely alcohol is mentioned in many Korean songs? This constant presence of the subject may lead some readers to make…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • Casting Commences for Perseverance, Goo Hae-ra
    Following the success of Monstar, another musical drama is in the works from Mnet. The series, called Perseverance, Goo Hae-ra (more literally translated as Fail seven times, succeed on the eighth), will center around heroine Goo Hae-ra, who hopes to…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:00pm -
  • Yoon Eun-hye Confirmed for “After Love”
    On November 15th, J Army Entertainment confirmed that Yoon Eun-hye has been cast in the upcoming Korean-Chinese film After Love alongside actor Park Shi-hoo. The film, projected to be released in the second half of 2015, will be a melodrama centered…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 7:15am -
  • Ulala Session Offers a Holiday Gift with “reJOYce”
    The charming and versatile songsters of Ulala Session, as of November 19th have finally released their highly anticipated album reJOYce. As winners of the third season of Superstar K, reJOYce is the first full length album in which we get to see th…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:03am -
  • Nicole Marks Sultry Solo Debut with “MAMA”
    Aaand she is back. After releasing a very promising set of teasers, the full music video for “MAMA” has finally been released marking Nicole’s confident return to K-pop since her shock departure from KARA earlier this year. It also marks her…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • “Hitmaker” Releases Teaser for Season 2
    Hyung-don & Dae-jun’s Hitmaker will be airing its second season early next month, according to a video teaser released on November 12. This news, comically conveyed through a large bottle falling out of the sky, signifies the comeback of idol proje…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:00pm -

ROK Drop

Korea IT Times

Korean Modern Literature in Translation

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Travelwire Asia - Chris Backe

  • My last post here – where to go next
    My time on Travel Wire Asia has been a great one, but they’ll be going in a new direction with the website at some point. I recently finished the transition back to my own site, Chris in South Korea, at http://www.chrisinsouthkorea.com – be sure…
    - 13 Feb 13, 1:05pm -
  • Destination: Guinsa – Buddhist high-rises and an elevator inside a temple (Chungcheongbuk-do)
    Chris in South Korea note: my lady and I went here in mid-November, one of the last weekends where fall was in the air. Things got busy as the holidays approached, and I’m just now getting around to blog posts that got pushed back! Hope you enjoy,…
    - 31 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Life in Korea: Zen and the art of tofu
    THIS post is dedicated to the omnivore Westerners who say “tofu? What do I do with it?” then buy some at the store to try it out. I’m here to tell you to give it a try, especially if you’re a meat eater. The flavor and grease of meat isn’t…
    - 29 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Destination: Gwangyang Ornamental Knife Museum (Gwangyang, Jeollanam-do)
    IT’S happened to every traveler – a place starts off sounding intriguing, but upon arriving seems more ‘meh’ then ‘hey, cool!’. The Gwangyang Ornamental Knife Museum (광양장도박물관) was one of those places for me – an interesti…
    - 28 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Performance: Teddy Boys, Knock Down, and the Rock Tigers (DGBD, Seoul)
    CISK note: trying something new with this post – videos! Still photography remains my favorite, but this was a test to see how it would turn out.  When it’s time for an album release, it’s time to tour – and boy do the Rock Tigers know how t…
    - 27 Jan 13, 5:42am -
  • Exploring: Mullae street art (western Seoul)
    I hesitate to use the word ‘destination’ in this post, as other travel pieces are labeled. It’s not quite a ‘Random Pictures’ post either. In the absence of a more descriptive label, “Exploring” shall serve as a hybrid of the two, where…
    - 25 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Life in Korea: 10 things you’ll appreciate more when you learn Korean
    LEARNING Korean is a struggle for most foreigners – and it’s definitely a tough language to learn. There’s a reason why it’s considered a critical language for the U.S. State Department. Knowing Korean – and more importantly passing their t…
    - 24 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Destination: Wonjong Jangneung (Gimpo, Gyeonggi-do)
    LIKE the other Joseon Dynasty tombs in and around Seoul, Wonjong Jangneung (김포 장릉) honors the royalty in a way that UNESCO considers a World Heritage Site. As usual, there’s more court intrigue and drama than the signs on site indicate –…
    - 23 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Destination: Yecheon Space Center – bounce on the moon, try the gyroscopic device, and watch dinosaurs? (Yecheon-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do)
      IN many ways, the Yecheon Space Center (예천천문우주과학공원) is a microcosm of many other Korean tourist destinations. They sound fancy, and it’s clear there was plenty of money available to make the thing come into existence. Arrivin…
    - 21 Jan 13, 12:00am -
  • Konglish? Yep, still here in 2013
    Clothing … Day at Good one victory for day send from Since A3 Realist naningg… 19 Distinction yself of we choice be able Magnetic poetry went horribly wrong upon their expansion to clothing. … your friend. …Sunset Inn Bigholiday rd. Free supp…
    - 20 Jan 13, 12:00am -

Ask A Korean

  • Ask a Korean! News: Assassination Attempt on Kim Jong-un, reported by Joo Seong-Ha
    [Cross-posted on Sino-NK]Mr. Joo Seong-ha deserves to be a personal UNESCO heritage site. The journalist has the most incredible life story: he was a professor at Kim Il-Sung University in North Korea, Then, realizing the tyranny of the North Korean…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 12:40am -
  • Shin Hae-cheol's Quotes
    (source)Shin Hae-cheol was perhaps the freest talker in all of K-pop history. His fame was built on his ability to speak critically and incisively, as much as it was built on his innovative music. Here is a selection of his quotes that showed the man…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 2:36am -
  • Shin Hae-cheol, the K-Pop Icon
    Fate can be cruelly ironic. Only a few days after TK covered him in this space, with hopes to cover him more going forward, Shin Hae-cheol passed away from cardiac arrest on October 27, 2014. He was only 46 years old.As TK explained previously, Shin…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 2:35am -
  • History Behind Seo Taiji's Sogyeokdong
    [Cross-posted on Dramabeans]Dear Korean,Recently, Seo Taiji released a song called Sogyeokdong. From the music video and my limited Korean skills, I gathered that Sogyeodong must be a historical place. What exactly transpired there and what is the si…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 4:02pm -
  • Korea's Labor Productivity, and How to Interpret Data About Korea
    An article titled Seven Reasons Why Korea Has the Worst Productivity in the OECD, from March 2014, has been recently making rounds in TK's Facebook feed again. It was a dumb article at the time of the publication, and it remains dumb today. Regardle…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 1:53am -
  • Korea and the Great War
    Dear Korean,Since the centennial anniversary of the First World War (1914-2014) is upon us, it would be worthwhile to ask: (1) How did the First World War affect Korea? (2) Is the "War to End All Wars" studied in any detail by Korean students today?T…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 4:34pm -
  • 50 Most Influential K-pop Artists: 9. Shin Hae-cheol
    [Series Index] 9. Shin Hae-cheol [신해철]Also known as:  Shin Hae-chul; Crom Years of Activity: 1989-present Discography:  As vocal/keyboard of Muhan'gwedo [무한궤도]When Our Lives Come to End [우리의 삶이 끝나갈 때] (1989)As a so…
    - 48 days ago, 7 Oct 14, 2:39am -
  • Law and Economics of Korean Street Food
    Dear Korean,I am living in the southern part of South Korea. One of the things I love about Korea is the street vendors selling food. Do these street vendors get a license or do they just set up shop? Also the 'shops' tend to close in the summer. For…
    - 79 days ago, 6 Sep 14, 2:10am -
  • Divided Sports Loyalty?
    Dear Korean,I am Chinese American, immigrated at 4 years old. I identify very much as an American and while I want China to do well in competition, I will generally root for the USA over China head to head. A Korean American friend of mine shared th…
    - 86 days ago, 29 Aug 14, 7:13pm -
  • 50 Most Influential K-pop Artists: 10. Drunken Tiger
    [Series Index]We are finally in the top ten countdown! Because the top ten musicians usually show a huge spectrum of music that is not sufficiently covered by a single "representative song," TK added a "Further Listening" section at the bottom to giv…
    - 91 days ago, 25 Aug 14, 3:42am -

Popurls - South Korea

Topix - South Korea

  • N Korea warns 'catastrophic consequences' over UN rights ruling
    North Korea warned of "catastrophic consequences" for supporters of a UN resolution asking for the country's leadership to be referred to the International Criminal Court for possible charges of "crimes against humanity". SEOUL: North Korea's top mil…
    - 11 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 7:32am -
  • In Seoul, a guide leads us through the traditions
    Who says you can't cook a meal on a hot plate? Tour guide Christine supervises the tabletop preparation of Tteokbokki, a spicy rice cake. "Let's play a drinking game."
    - 12 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:28am -
  • SEOUL: 180,000 Koreans in America are undocumented
    About 180,000 Koreans are estimated to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States, making them the eighth-largest ethnic group among the country's 11.3 million illegal residents, according to US think-tank Pew Research Center. Dependin…
    - 16 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 2:18am -
  • Blue Flowers on the Slopes of a Jeju Volcano.
    This glorious bright blue flower was on the Korean island of Jeju, which is a volcanic playgroud. Something like 130 volanoe cones in an island not much bigger than the Isle of Wight.
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:04pm -
  • Most Sex Crimes Happen in Seoul
    Most sex crimes occur in Seoul and vicinity, data from the office of a Grand National Party lawmaker show. The Chosun Ilbo studied sex crimes in the jurisdiction of 239 police stations over the past three years.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:54pm -
  • Designers should be socially responsi...
    Designers should be more than a beautifier, but a person who makes improvements for the world, said Daniel Kim, principal of Daylight Design. By following the "design thinking process" to draw out user-based solutions, designers can improve the commu…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:50pm -
  • Putin Meets with North Korea
    North Korea-Russia: Update . Choe Ryong Hae, Secretary of the Korean Workers' Party, met with Russian President Putin in Moscow, as a special envoy for Kim Jong Un on the 18th.
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 9:35am -
  • SEOUL: Korea, Japan to resume sex slavery talks
    South Korea's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Friday that Seoul and Tokyo plan to hold a fresh round of talks next week to resolve the issue of Japan's sexual enslavement of Korean women during World War II, as they strive to taper differences in th…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:30am -
  • President Park discusses North Korea, regional peace initiative with U.S. ambassador
    President Park received the credentials of three new ambassadors to Seoul earlier today, including U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert. During talks with Lippert, who's known to be a trusted adviser to President Barack Obama, the South Korean leader highlig…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 3:26am -
  • The Korean defense industry's albatross
    To much fanfare in 2007 the South Korean Agency for Defense Development introduced four working prototypes of the Korean army's next generation main battle tank- the XK-2 Black Panther. Demonstration videos and the specifications sheet sounded impres…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:06pm -

BuzzFeed - South Korea

Reddit - Korea

The Marmot's Hole

  • The Korean government’s $500 billion tax-free reunification plan
    No, weed is not yet legal in Korea and yes, you heard correctly.  Tax-free. (Image from Abihollow via iamkoream.com) According to Korea’s top financial regulator, Shin Je-yoon, Chairman of the Financial Services Commission (“FSC”), it will…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 1:41am -
  • Kim Yuna breaks-up with that hockey player dude
    Yeah, what’s his name?  Ah, that’s right, Kim Won-jung. (Photo from Korea Times U.S. edition) Kim Yuna finally took the advice of all her TMH oppas and dumped Won-jung recently. According to Korea Times: In August, Sgt. Kim Won-jung, while serv…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:09pm -
  • The Korean defense industry’s armored albatross
    To much fanfare in 2007 the South Korean Agency for Defense Development (“ADD“) introduced four working prototypes of the Korean army’s next generation main battle tank- the XK-2 Black Panther.  Demonstration videos and the specifications she…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:29pm -
  • The DPRK vs. The World
    Yesterday, the UN voted for a resolution that condemns North Korea for human rights abuses and for the first time recommends the prosecution of its leaders for crimes against humanity at theInternational Criminal Court.  The only question I have is…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:03am -
  • The USKF to deactivate an entire armored brigade
    This is potentially big USFK news.  The “Iron Brigade” (2nd Infantry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team) has been in Korea since 1965 and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved its deactivation recently.  This has been combined with…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:08am -
  • Open Thread – The Stupid Politician Edition
    Our stupid politician for this edition is Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who claimed that Muslims were in America long before Columbus or Amerigo Vespucci.  Erdogan made his outrageous claim during a conference of Latin American Muslim le…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 8:56pm -
  • “Topless” and “bottomless” pictures
    The latest controversial photo in Korea has 18 modern dance students at Chonbuk National University in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, take a “topless” photograph to commemorate their graduation. (Image from ohfun.net) So, what’s up with tha…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 11:02pm -
  • New WSJ series: “Office Outsider”
    Are you non-Korean but working in a Korean white collar office environment?  Then you might be an “office outsider.” (Image from the WSJ) A non-Korean gal who worked as an English teacher for two years has gotten a job with a Korean corporation.…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 10:35pm -
  • Girl group flashes swastika-like symbol?
    You be the judge: (Image from iamkoream.com) This is relatively unknown girl band “Pritz” (프리츠).  It’s spelled “Pritz” because there is no “F” in Korean otherwise it would have been “Fritz.”  Uh, oh.  I think I know where…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 10:10pm -
  • Breaking: Former Sewol captain gets 36 years
    The verdict is in.  It’s not death but 36 years. (Image from Korea Times) I wonder if he’s eligible for parole? Also, sentences were handed to the other 14 crew members: In the same ruling, the Gwangju District Court sentenced the ship’s chief…
    - 12 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:07pm -

Gusts of Popular Feeling

  • RAS walking tour of Jeong-dong this Sunday
    This Sunday, November 23, I'll be leading a walking tour for the Royal Asiatic Society of Jeong-dong, which became the neighbourhood for Westerners after Korea opened to the west in the 1880s through to the end of the colonial period. I've written ab…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:06am -
  • Native speaking instructor crime prevention education
    [Update]It turns out the Gyeongsangnamdo Police Agency already carried out the same crime prevention education for about 370 native speaking public school teachers on October 23.[Original Post]This was published in The Gyeongnam Domin Ilbo on Novembe…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 4:50am -
  • "The truth and falsity of native speaking instructors"
    On November 1, the Segye Ilbo published the following article at its website:[Kim Hyun-ju's everyday talk talk] Do you know 'Quincy Black'?The truth and falsity of native speaking instructorsThe foreign English instructor who spread a video of sex wi…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 5:32am -
  • BBC: Irish woman not hired as teacher due to "alcoholism nature of your kind"
    Currently the second most shared and seventh most read story at BBC News is "'Irish alcoholism nature' reason for job rejection for Irish teacher in South Korea":The teacher had emailed the application when a job was advertised on listings website Cr…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 12:31pm -
  • "Canadian teacher facing nightmare in South Korea"
    This is a disturbing story - a Canadian teacher who was sexually assaulted was successful in taking the case to court, but the perpetrator - known to police for being accused in a number of other attacks - was set free when the verdict was overturned…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 5:59am -
  • Lecture tonight on the importance of the Koryǒ Dynasty in understanding modern Korea
    Tonight Edward J. Shultz, former dean of the School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii will be giving a lecture for the Royal Asiatic Society titled "Koryǒ and Korea Today":For many the Koryǒ kingdom (918-1392) remains a somew…
    - 27 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 3:45am -
  • Giving a presentation on the history of English teachers in Korea this Saturday
    This Saturday, October 25, at 4pm, I will be giving a presentation titled ‘From Explorers and Missionaries to Vagabonds and Potential Criminals: Two Hundred Years of Teaching English in Korea’ for the 10 Magazine Book Club at the Seoul Global Cul…
    - 34 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 1:14pm -
  • Walking tour of Yangcheon Hyanggyo and Gaehwasan October 26
    Next Sunday, October 26, I'll be leading a walk around the area of Yangcheon Hyanggyo Station and Gaehwasan Station for the Royal Asiatic Society. The former location was the seat of Yangcheon Hyeon, or district, during the Joseon period and still sp…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 9:46am -
  • Lecture on the history of Korea's shipbuilding industry tonight
    Tonight, Tuesday September 30, Peter Bartholomew will be giving a lecture titled "How Korea became the world's most important shipbuilding .nation" for the Royal Asiatic Society:This lecture will describe the amazing development, from almost “zero,…
    - 40 days ago, 14 Oct 14, 6:47am -
  • Being wary of foreign men - since 1876!
    (Photos from here and here.)As covered over at the Marmot's Hole, the Donga Ilbo published an article warning women to be wary of foreigners offering them drinks. As the headline and subheadline put it: "Beware of foreign men who offer you drinks in…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 5:08pm -

Korea BANG

  • Europeans Mock Korean Tourists in Hiking Outfits
    Article from Kookmin Ilbo: Koreans in Hiking Outfits Face Frowns and Derision in Europe Last summer, Kim Ah-reum (pseudonym) saw a group of ten people while she was waiting for admission to a Colosseum in Italy during her trip. At first glance, she k…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 3:14pm -
  • Korea’s Starcraft Game Enterprise Falling Behind China
    Article from SBS: Korea Has Best Gamers in the World, But Gaming Industry Falling Behind China [Reporter] The convention hall that housed the Starcraft II World Championship was filled with excitement. The competition was fierce, and when it came to…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 4:07am -
  • Netizens Blast Korean Govt for Canceling Dokdo Building Project
    Article from SBS: Building project in Dokdo cancelled. Korean government says, “It might inflame tensions with Japan.” [Anchor] The Korean government has cancelled a building project on Dokdo Island that it had previously pushed ahead with to str…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 3:32am -
  • Koreans React to “Tiny Apartment in Paris”
    Video from Huffington Post Korea: Tiny apartment in Paris (8sqm only) from Kitoko Studio on Vimeo. Comments (as of November 11th) from Facebook: ** Seo This needs to be installed in goshiwon right away **Kim Um… This works because the ceiling is hi…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Conflict Over Balloon Launch Near North-South Korean Border
    Conflict Between Group Releasing Anti-North Korea Leaflets and Locals, Progressive Group. Article from Yonhap News: Members of a progressive group raid a truck filled with leaflets, destroy balloons. At the entrance to Imjingak (Gyeonggi-do, Paju-si)…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 12:00am -

The Dokdo Times

  • Government to Research Singing Talents of Admiral Yi
    Pole-dancer?In traditional history classes, children are taught of the famous Korean Admiral Yi Sun-shin, who saved the country from a massive Japanese invasion plan armed with little more than a handful of ships made with superior Korean wood. But…
    - 1 Aug 13, 11:38am -
  • Ruling Against Sham International Marriages Threatens US-Korea Relationship
    A minor district court's move against so-called 'sham international marriages' could cause a profound change in the relationship between South Korea and the United States, experts have warned.The Busan District Court ruled on Sunday that a denial o…
    - 26 Jul 13, 11:59am -
  • Busan Announces Sister City Initiative With Fukushima and Chernobyl
    Busan 2014South Korea's second-class city of Busan has announced agreements to create cultural, commercial and civic cleaning links with the internationally renowned cities of Fukushima in Japan, and Chernobyl in Ukraine.Both cities were made famo…
    - 18 Jul 13, 11:14am -
  • Hackers Spend Four Years Trying to Find South Korean Military Secrets
    Possible SuspectA mysterious group of computer hackers has reportedly spent four years trying to steal South Korea's military secrets. However, it is believed that the group gave up trying to obtain military secrets recently after concluding that So…
    - 17 Jul 13, 10:39am -
  • American Foods to Face Anti-American Tax
    American-fed vs Korean-fed MouseAmerican food makers may face taxes to cover the cost of domestic food makers losing business and causing stress to their owners. 36-year-old Independent Rep. Moon Dae-sung has submitted a bill to control sales of 'hi…
    - 19 May 13, 11:09am -
  • Psy Admitted to Harvard
    Korean rapper Psy was admitted to Harvard last week after being specially invited to attend the prestigious American Ivy League school. However, in a nod to the growing effectiveness of the Korean edutainment system, Psy will not be required to study…
    - 12 May 13, 1:08pm -
  • Troubling Snapshot of Average Korean Teenager
    A troubling snapshot has emerged of the average Korean teenager, and not just because of her skirt length and the angle at which the photo was taken. According to the findings of a survey released yesterday by Statistics Korea and the Ministry of Gen…
    - 10 May 13, 10:36am -
  • Anger at BBC Use of 'Human Shields' in North Korea
    The London School of Economics has demanded that the BBC withdraw a television program in which an investigative reporter for the broadcaster is shown traveling to North Korea with a group of LSE students acting as his cover.The British state broad…
    - 14 Apr 13, 12:20pm -
  • 'Dokdo' To Be Carved on Every Korean Schoolchild
    Dokdo City - Korean population 210,000As the threat of war on the Korean Peninsula dominates media headlines around the world, the South Korean government believes it has found a way of keeping the international community's attention on the really i…
    - 5 Apr 13, 12:35pm -
  • Should Nurseries Stop Beating Babies?
    The beating of an 18-month of infant in an Ulsan nursery has raised the question of what the minimum age should be to induct children into Korea's bullying culture.While it has long been accepted that children will be beaten by the parents, school…
    - 2 Apr 13, 11:38am -

As The Burn Dog Turns

Nanoomi

The Grand Narrative

  • Announcements: A Rare Film About LGBT Asian-Americans, Bras for a Cause, and a Survey on Street Harassment in Korea
    (Source: Kickstarter) Some worthy causes which would really benefit from just a little of your time or money this week: Spa Night – A Korean-American Film about Coming Out From the Kickstarter Page (my emphasis): WHY THIS FILM IS IMPORTANT I have a…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 10:30pm -
  • From The Archives: October
    (Source; CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Apropos of this quick look back at over 7 years of blogging, here’s a picture of an old ad close to my home that I must have passed hundreds of times in the last few years, which often gets me thinking. I hope some of thes…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 10:39am -
  • Korean Sociological Image #87: Normalizing Interracial Relationships
    An extended commercial for Yoplait ‘Yopa’ yogurt, featuring five quick, humorous stories of foreign men in relationships with Korean women. It’s unremarkable in itself, and frankly not all that funny, although I did love hearing the “Do you w…
    - 32 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 11:27am -
  • Thinking About Getting Cosmetic Surgery in Korea? Make Sure You Read This First
    (Sources: left, dongA; right, The Kyunghyang Shinmun) The more operations, the more possibilities for complications, mistakes, and patient deaths. So, with the highest per capita number of cosmetic surgery operations in the world, you’re always goi…
    - 33 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 8:30am -
  • Announcements
    (Source: Facebook Event Page) Hello everyone. Just to quickly let you know about an upcoming presentation not to be missed, some worthy causes, and some Youtubers that deserve more promoting. First up, next Saturday (the 25th), Matt VanVolkenburg wil…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 10:25am -
  • Sunday Fun: Bottoms!
    My 8 year-old daughter Alice is really into comics these days, often hiding our home phone under her pillow to keep reading when she’s supposed to be asleep. To my chagrin, she couldn’t care less if the female characters have huge eyes though, an…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Oct 14, 2:32am -
  • Korean Sociological Image #86: Sex and the Single Korean (Household)
    As of last year, one in four Korean households had just one person. That was the same as Australia, and just shy of the US. Yet just four years earlier, only Seoul was remotely close to that figure, with one in five. That wasn’t expected to rise to…
    - 44 days ago, 11 Oct 14, 2:05am -
  • Korean Sociological Image #85: Just One 10 Minutes…to Improve Your Spouse’s Specs
    (Source: Jinvas, left, right; edited) Two notebook covers, found by reader Stephanie Rosier at her local Kyobo bookstore. As she explains on the blog’s Facebook page, the left reads, “If I study for ten more minutes, my [future] wife’s face wil…
    - 48 days ago, 6 Oct 14, 10:01am -
  • Policing the Student Body: Sookmyung Women’s University students told to cover up
    (Source: TVChosun) Watching a news report about the controversial new dress code for last week’s festival at Sookmyung Women’s University, I was surprised to hear that it was the student union that was responsible, and aghast to learn that it was…
    - 55 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 9:30am -
  • Quick Hit: Harassment Framed as Affection
    (Dummy Harassment by gaelx; CC BY-SA 2.0) Via The Korea Herald: Former National Assembly Speaker Park Hee-tae is to be questioned over allegations of molesting a golf caddie, police said Saturday… …Park admitted that there had been some physical…
    - 69 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 9:50am -

The Washington Post - Korea

Seoul Suburban

  • Announcements
    A few quick updates: - We’ve recently set up a Seoul Sub→urban Facebook page, where we’ll be posting information, updates, links to blog posts, sneak peeks of upcoming content, and probably some other stuff.  I don’t know; we’re still figu…
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 7:59am -
  • Seoul Sub→urban on Arirang TV and in Groove Korea
    Hi guys, once again, an apology for the sparseness of updates in recent weeks.  A number of things – preparations for the English book, vacations, computer problems – have  contributed to that, but we’ll be back to regular updates soon, I pro…
    - 36 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 10:00pm -
  • Gyeongbokgung Station (경복궁역) Line 3 – Station #327
    Dear readers, apologies for the glacial pace of new posts recently.  I’m currently working on edits and re-writes for the English version of our book, which we hope to have released in the fall, and until that’s wrapped up the blog will be in s…
    - 9 Aug 14, 10:00pm -
  • Slideshow in Guardian Cities
    A little something to act as a stopgap as we get our next post ready.  Last week was a ‘Seoul Week’ of sorts at Guardian Cities, and we put together a small slideshow of 25 different places in town, some that have been on the blog already and so…
    - 26 Jul 14, 10:00pm -
  • Hongje Station (홍제역) Line 3 – Station #324
    As I’ve mentioned before, I have a particular affinity for the northwest side of town, where things always feel a bit more relaxed, the air smells fresher, and the mountains, so near, seem to be more a part of the neighborhoods’ fabric than elsew…
    - 14 Jun 14, 10:00pm -

Brian in Jeollanam-do

  • Old photos of Jeollanam-do and Gwangju.
    Taken in front of the Jeollanam-do Provincial Office, 1941.Sajik Park observatory in the foreground, Gwangju and Mudeungsan in the background.Chosun University under construction, 1951.For a while I've been collecting old photos of Jeollanam-do and G…
    - 18 Dec 11, 3:36pm -
  • Untitled
    Three generations of doing the damn thing, at Gwangju's Hotel Mudeung Park lift, 1984. A neat picture by darklunacy found while looking for other stuff.
    - 10 Dec 11, 4:40am -
  • Inefficiently-used native speaker English teachers inefficient.
    I would be remiss not to mention the big news among foreign English teachers in Korea: that Seoul public schools plan to phase them out. * Gusts of Popular Feeling has a lengthy post on these recent developments and their coverage in the local Korea…
    - 9 Dec 11, 3:00pm -
  • Submit your Gibberlish to the Korea Tourism Organization, win prizes.
    Somebody should submit this.From CNNGO.com, via Facebook friend Rob: Looks like Engrish.com -- the snarky website showcasing error-riddled English signs in Asia -- won't be getting as many submissions from Korea. How awesome is this? Korea Tourism Or…
    - 4 Dec 11, 3:06pm -
  • NEAT (국가영어능력평가시험) registration time through December 12th.
    From December 1st through 12th is the first registration period for the National English Language Test (국가영어능력평가시험), the English-language proficiency exam with the lofty goals of replacing the TOEFL, TOEIC, and other foreign exams…
    - 2 Dec 11, 6:00pm -
  • Gwangju subway's second line coming! In 2022.
    Hard to read map, via Newsis.The Jeonnam Ilbo and Gwangju Ilbo have the latest news on the long-proposed second subway line in Gwangju (광주지하철2호선). Construction will begin after the 2015 Universiade, will proceed in three phases, and is…
    - 28 Nov 11, 8:19pm -
  • Comparing the value of Korean and foreign English teachers.
    The Korea Times writes "[t]he majority of Korean parents think foreign English teachers are needed in schools despite the government’s move to gradually reduce their number," but adds:About 53.7 percent said the most effective type of teachers was…
    - 28 Nov 11, 2:20pm -
  • “The Living Ocean and Coast” means build as much shit on it as you can.
    The Chosun Ilbo has some news about proposed development of some of Yeosu’s heretofore uninhabited islands. Plans are afoot to develop parts of a sprawling archipelago in the sea near Yeosu, South Jeolla Province into tourism resources. The waters…
    - 21 Nov 11, 8:00pm -
  • English teacher needs help, blood donors, in Miryang.
    Via Waygook.org:What would you do if you were struck by a serious illness while teaching in Korea? You are suddenly hospitalized and unable to work? You discover that your Korean National Insurance doesn’t cover your kind of major illness and you a…
    - 19 Nov 11, 2:11am -
  • 수능 문제지와 답안지: College entrance examination questions and answers online.
    A few hours after the 2012 College Entrance Examination (2012 대학수학능력시험), the questions and answers are online. Naver has a list of twelve places to find them. Part three, the English section, will probably be of most interest to re…
    - 11 Nov 11, 8:00pm -

Lost on Jeju

  • After giving it some thought.......
    As you can see, it has been quite a while since I posted anything.The longer I went without posting, the easier it became to go without posting, if that makes any sense.So, I have decided to take a long break from Lost on Jeju.I am not leaving the is…
    - 7 Apr 13, 3:31am -
  • 오랜 만이예요
    Long time, no see.Yeah, I'm still around.I've been taking a break from posting to decide whether or not I want to shut down Lost on Jeju.I've been blogging (ranting) for over six years now and I reached a point a while back where I felt a little burn…
    - 1 Dec 12, 3:57am -

Paul Ajosshi

  • A Musical Whale Of A Time!
    A week and a half ago I had the good fortune to be given a free ticket to the Yeowoorak Festival by the K-Performance Supporters programme. There have been numerous performances throughout the festival, but I was offered the chance to attend one in p…
    - 21 Jul 14, 5:02am -
  • A Cool Fusion Music Festival For These Hot Summer Nights
    It's too bloody hot these days and I'm in need of some sort of distraction. Fortunately the National Theatre are offering their own musical remedy in the form of the 여우락 (Yeowoorak) Festival. Celebrating it's fifth anniversary this year, it's a…
    - 7 Jul 14, 11:05am -
  • Gettin' Down In Dongdaemun With The Klive Crew...
    Look! It's a big shiny building designed by a prestigious architect! I don't know what it's meant to be, but heavens to Betsy it's shiny and big and filled with sparkly things! Is it an "urban pimple"? Who am I to judge? For I have more important thi…
    - 5 May 14, 1:19am -
  • More Manshin Screenings
    If you haven't caught a screening of the fabulous Manshin yet then do not fear, for Indieplus have extended their English subtitled showings for a few more days:Monday 31st March - 12:30 and 20:10Tuesday 1st April - 14:20 and 18:10Wednesday 2nd April…
    - 30 Mar 14, 10:23pm -
  • Seven Reasons Why You Need To Go See Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits
    Yesterday I popped down to the Indieplus Cinema near Sinsa Station to see the morning screening of Park Chan-kyong's "Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits" (만신) and I was blown away. It's a beautiful, tragic, uplifting, mysterious cross between a docume…
    - 22 Mar 14, 5:18am -
  • Kolleen Park's Kaboom And Becoming a K-Performance Supporter
    My return to regular blogging has also meant a foray into a group run by the Korean Tourism Organization known as the K-Performance Supporters - a large number of people from all over the world who in return for free tickets to performances in Korea…
    - 21 Mar 14, 8:20am -
  • English Subtitled Shamans Ahoy!
    Photo credit: IndieplusReally exciting news for fans of documentary cinema living in Seoul. Park Chan-kyong's "Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits" is being shown with English subtitles this week at Indieplus near Sinsa station in Gangnam.Park is the young…
    - 18 Mar 14, 2:56am -
  • One Man's Song Silenced After Eighty Years
    Photo credit: Naver NewsDo you know this man? If you're not familiar with Korean traditional music then you most likely haven't seen him before. If you read The Korea Times you might have seen his picture in the paper this week or caught something ab…
    - 14 Mar 14, 11:03am -
  • Celebrating 9 Years of Adverts in the New York Times
    Photo credit: http://me2day.net/seokyoungdukThere's an advert in the latest New York Times for Bulgogi (Thanks to Roboseyo and Zenkimchi for bringing it to my attention). A celebration of sportsmanship, good food and chopstick skills, it's from the…
    - 13 Mar 14, 6:29am -
  • Bossam Tacos
    One of my regular guilty pleasures is a trip to Vatos in Itaewon, it's only a five minute walk from home and there's a guarantee of good beer and a good bellyful of food. I've never been to Mexico, so I make no claims about the authenticity of the fo…
    - 28 Aug 13, 10:00pm -

The Huffington Post - South Korea

  • John Feffer: Asia Smiles for the Cameras
    Washington needs to recognize that its Pacific pivot is adding insecurity to the region, not stability. With its arms sales and encouragement of ally assertiveness, the United States is bringing peace to the region just like the Colt .45 "Peacemaker"…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:09am -
  • John Feffer: The Dance of Superpowers
    The US and China are engaged in a dance of global partnership in which the two tightly embrace or wriggle warily in tandem at a distance, depending on the background music. At the same time, where there is overlap in the perceived spheres of influenc…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 12:48pm -
  • Cliff Hsia: The Dilemma of Vacationing Without Your Kids
    If you've ever thought about taking a kidsmoon, I highly recommend it. It's one of the best things you can do for your marriage as well as being better parents. Read more: Cliff Hsia, Live Family Travel, Family Travel, Travel, Parenting,…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 6:05pm -
  • Captain Of Doomed Ferry Sentenced
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Enraged parents wept and screamed as a judge sentenced a South Korean ferry captain to 36 years in prison Tuesday for negl... Read more: South Korea Ferry, Lee Joon-Seok, South Korea Ferry Accident, South Kore…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 1:09am -
  • Mimsie Ladner: The Scoop on Poop in South Korea
    I sip my latte and stifle a chuckle as I take in my surroundings at Ddoong Cafe in the Ssamzigil shopping complex in central Seoul. Colorful mini plungers hang delicately from a tree in the corner and old-fashioned squat toilets are placed tastefully…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 1:04pm -
  • South Korea Fires Warning Shots Near North Korea Border
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean troops fired warning shots Monday after North Korean soldiers approached too close to the border separating t... Read more: North Korea, South Korea, North Korea South Korea Tension, Kim Jong Un,…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 8:30am -
  • South Korea Fires Warning Shots Near North Korean Border
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean troops fired warning shots Monday after North Korean soldiers approached too close to the border separating t... Read more: Ap, North Korea, South Korea, Korea, Dmz, South Korea Warning Shots, Nor…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 1:46am -
  • South Korea Parliament Approves Plans To Disband Coast Guard
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's National Assembly on Friday approved plans to disband the coast guard in the wake of criticism over its fail... Read more: South Korea Coast Guard Disbanded, South Korea Coast Guard, Sunken Ferry…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 2:38am -
  • John Feffer: Letter From Seoul
    For more than half a millennium, this narrow alleyway in the heart of Seoul stretched for several kilometers. Today, only a tiny stretch of Pimatgol remains, along with a wooden gate that leads into a half-block of modern storefronts. The fate of Pim…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 10:15am -
  • John Feffer: Korea's Balloon War
    Korean human rights activists send all sorts of things by balloon across the border into North Korea. Despite the volume of these deliveries, it's not clear whether much of the contraband makes it into the hands of the intended recipients. What is cl…
    - 18 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 5:52pm -

The Global Post - South Korea

  • K-pop fuels a hot new mainstream market: makeup for men
    SEOUL — Rapper 'G-Dragon' is among South Korea’s most prominent male sex symbols. Often surrounded by a bevy of female dancers, he greets screaming teenage audiences in token rapper style, showing off arm tattoos, garish earrings, and hair colors…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 5:19am -
  • South Korean ferry captain jailed for 36 years, acquitted of murder
    Three other senior crew members, who had also faced homicide charges, were sentenced to jail terms of between 15 and 30 years.read more
    - 12 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 3:45pm -
  • The destructive side of Gangnam style
    SEOUL — Perched above the shimmering cityscape, in an old stone house with a makeshift aluminum roof is an elderly shaman who goes by the spiritual name “Lotus Prophet.” An anachronism among Seoul’s high-tech industrial sprawl, the shaman cri…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 5:37am -
  • Taiwan courts China, despite rifts and pressure
    TAIPEI — Brushing aside student protests and signs of an increasingly hardline stance from Beijing, Taiwanese President Ma Ying Jeou still believes his policy of deepening ties with the authoritarian government in Beijing has been right for Taiwan.…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 7:34am -
  • South Korean prosecutors seek death penalty for captain of sunken ferry
    The Sewol capsized and sank on a routine voyage on April 16 leaving 304 people, most of them school children, dead or missing.read more
    - 27 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 4:32pm -
  • Despite the recent gunfire, Korea’s DMZ is a surprisingly nice place
    CHEORWON, South Korea — Bill Clinton called the heavily armed demilitarized zone here 'the scariest place on Earth.' It is at this border between North and South that the legacy of the 1950 to 1953 Korean War — which never resulted in a peace tre…
    - 33 days ago, 22 Oct 14, 5:24am -
  • Ventilation shaft collapses at pop concert in South Korea, killing 16
    Television reports said the 25 people fell more than 30 feet into an underground parking area when the grate collapsed.read more
    - 37 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 1:42pm -
  • Meet South Korea’s red-busting Buddhist monk
    SEOUL — “Before, my mission was to rat out communists in the temple,” explained Chung Han-yeong, who is not your typical Buddhist monk. “Now, I rat out communists everywhere!” proclaimed the 56-year-old, who speaks to a sizable crowd of fol…
    - 42 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 5:48am -
  • Kim Jong Un’s disappearance may be a trick
    FRESNO, California — Obviously what the world really needs is yet another theory on why Kim Jong Un has disappeared. Here’s mine: He and his colleagues are playing a mind game with us, similar to a macabre hoax perpetrated in his grandfather’s…
    - 45 days ago, 10 Oct 14, 5:03am -
  • Alibaba.com: Supermarket for torture devices?
    SEOUL — Alibaba may be Wall Street’s wunderkind, but for dictators searching for thumb cuffs and shock devices, it's a great place to shop.read more
    - 47 days ago, 8 Oct 14, 4:36am -

Newsvine - South Korea

Korean Class 101

  • Korean Word of the Day - vacuum (phrase)

    - 17 mins ago, 23 Nov 14, 6:01pm -
  • Korean Word of the Day - surf the net (phrase)
    Learn a little Korean everyday with the free Korean Word of the Day Widget. Check back daily for more vocabulary!인터넷을 하다 (inteoneseul hada) surf the net (phrase)저는 매일 밤 잠자기 전에 인터넷을 합니다.Jeoneun maeil bb…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:01pm -
  • Korean Word of the Day - sprain (verb)
    Learn a little Korean everyday with the free Korean Word of the Day Widget. Check back daily for more vocabulary!삐다 (ppida) sprain (verb)운동선수는 그의 발목을 삐었습니다.Undongseonsuneun geuui balmogeul ppieotsseumnida.The athl…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:03pm -
  • Korean Word of the Day - clothes (noun)
    Learn a little Korean everyday with the free Korean Word of the Day Widget. Check back daily for more vocabulary!옷 (ot) clothes (noun)바닥에 있는 옷은 더럽습니다.Badage inneun oseun deoreopsseumnida.The clothes on the floor are dirty…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • Korean Word of the Day - letter (noun)
    Learn a little Korean everyday with the free Korean Word of the Day Widget. Check back daily for more vocabulary!글자 (geuljja) letter (noun)글자들을 모으는 것 좀 도와줘.Geuljjadeureul moeuneun geot jjom dowajwo.Help me assemble the…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • We’re Giving Thanks with Korean Lessons for as Low as $0.09/Day & a FREE Video Lesson!
    Hello Listener,It’s that time of year again when we give thanks for all that we are grateful for. And at KoreanClass101, we have a lot to be thankful for this year, including: Reaching 300 Million Lesson Downloads Thanks to Your Help! Helping T…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 2:14am -
  • Korean Word of the Day - plum (noun)

    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 6:01pm -
  • Korean Word of the Day - paper (noun)
    Learn a little Korean everyday with the free Korean Word of the Day Widget. Check back daily for more vocabulary!종이 (jongi) paper (noun)종이에 접착제를 바르세요.Jongie jeopchakjjereul bareuseyo.Apply glue to the paper.종이 한 장…
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 6:01pm -
  • Korean Word of the Day - juice (noun)

    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 6:01pm -
  • Korean Word of the Day - check out (noun)
    Learn a little Korean everyday with the free Korean Word of the Day Widget. Check back daily for more vocabulary!체크아웃 (chekeuaut) check out (noun)우리는 프런트에서 체크인과 체크아웃을 했습니다.Urineun peureonteueseo ch…
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 6:03pm -

Learn Korean

  • Learning Korean
    I haven't consider learning the Korean language before. I've always wanted to learn Japanese first because I'm addicted to various anime but then after being immersed in Kpop some months ago, I tried to learn Hangul and find that it's very interestin…
    - 22 Apr 14, 2:24pm -
  • Recommended novels for a 50-60 year old Korean mom
    My mom is ~60 and speaks English okay, but her reading/writing is not very good. I want to give her a fun, easy English novel for her to enjoy while also picking up skills in English reading/writing. Any suggestions?She has never read a novel in En…
    - 16 Apr 14, 8:58am -
  • Hangul vs English, Japanese, Malay, and Chinese
    Computer KeyboardHangul letters are very different in their positions among the other languages.In English and Malay, the letters are all in ABC forms, so can just type straightaway.In Chinese and Japanese, Han Yu Pin Yin and Romanji will be used…
    - 11 Apr 14, 4:00am -
  • Hangul vs Chinese and Japanese in School System
    In Korea, all people learned Chinese letters, but many forgot after exam. They learned when they were in primary school for six years, and middle school for three years.The word is the Traditional Chinese Version which is the same in Chinese and Jap…
    - 21 Mar 14, 11:21am -
  • TTMIK Level 1 Workbook just arrived ! Yay !
    The TTMIK Level 1 Workbook i ordered just came in and i love it !
    - 19 Jan 14, 9:59pm -
  • 关于" 은/는 " 和 " 이/가 ",分别应该怎么用? (Level 1 Lesson 9)
    At TTMIK, I learned about 자기소개 (自我介绍). Video Homework #2 – Self-introduction (1) http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/shows/video-homework-2/1. 저는 [NAME]입니다.  2. 그리고 저는 [COUNTRY] 사람이에요.  3. 저는 [CITY…
    - 31 Dec 13, 10:40am -
  • 1330 - the phone number
    I wonder if 1330 is only for Seoul or the whole South Korea?I think you can use the number anywhere, but you need to add a local number first.Like this, 031-1330. 031 is a local number for Gyeonggi province.It's for foreigners in Korea.If you cal…
    - 27 Dec 13, 4:03am -
  • Naver, Daum, KaKaoTalk, KaKaoStory (x Cyworld)
    I came across this Naver website. At first, I've no idea what it is. Then, I saw it has the online dictionary thing? and Kyeong Eun-Choi from TTMK writes her blog there, too! I wonder it has what?PS I struggle to find some tutorial for global cyworl…
    - 27 Dec 13, 3:30am -
  • 세요 (Level 2 Lesson 27)
    奇怪!其他的例子含有‘세요’ 的是与动词连在一起。但是,有个例子却是分开: 하 세요. = Do it.…
    - 24 Dec 13, 5:52am -
  • 아주, 진 짜, 정말 (level 2 lesson 16)
    In level 2 lesson 16, there is a note for 아주, saying '아주 is the most standard way of saying "very" in the written form, but more often than not, in spoken Korean, 아주 is often replaced with…
    - 24 Dec 13, 5:09am -

Talk To Me In Korean

  • Describe This Picture: Glass Wall
    In how many ways can you describe a photo in Korean? This is the 6th episode of Describe This Picture with 현우 선생님. This photo was taken inside 쌈지길, a popular tourist destination in 인사동(Insadong), Seoul. Watch the video lesson ..…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:30am -
  • Han River Bike Ride
    How are you studying Korean? We want to bring you as many different types of Korean learning materials as possible, so we are working on making more videos and audio lessons using natural-speed Korean conversations. This is one such effort ... Read M…
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 8:43am -
  • How Do You Say “We are the same age” In Korean?
    Age plays a very important role in the Korean culture. Therefore, when people find that they are the same age as either, people tend to become closer a little more easily. So, how do you say that you are the ... Read More
    - 16 days ago, 8 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Describe This Picture: Man Wearing Hat
    Describe This Picture is a lesson series where you can learn new vocabulary words and expressions related to a photograph. Beginner-level learners can learn new words, and intermediate-level learners can pick up new ways to describe things! Key Sente…
    - 18 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 1:00am -
  • How Do You Say “Can you please refill the water for me?” In Korean?
    When you are in a cafe or a restaurant, if you’d like to have your water cup refilled, how would you tell the waiter or the person at the counter for some more water? In this lesson, 경화 선생님 will teach ... Read More
    - 23 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 10:00am -
  • Street Korean Episode 5 – Near Seoul Station (서울역 근처) – Words You See on the Streets
    This is the 5th episode of Street Korean and today Jina and Terris are exploring near 서울역 (Seoul Station) to introduce words and expressions that you can see while you are there! 오늘 비디오에서 지나 씨와 테리스는 서울역 근…
    - 28 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 1:00am -
  • Korean Vocabulary Booster – Car Parts
    Learn new Korean vocabulary words or review what you have learned before using these Korean Vocabulary Booster lessons and the mini quizzes included in the lesson posts! You can listen to the audio tracks to learn how each word is ... Read More
    - 31 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 11:49am -
  • How Do You Say “I want my coffee with soy milk, please” In Korean?
    When you visit a cafe, ordering beverages is not really difficult if you know the name of the beverage you want in Korean. But what if you want to make small modifications to your drink? In this lesson, 경화 선생님 will ... Read More
    - 33 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 9:00am -
  • 3 Ways To Practice Speaking Korean Online
    If you are living in Korea, it is easier to find people to practice speaking Korean with than when you don’t live in Korea. You can go to meet-ups or be introduced to new friends by a friend. Even if you do not live in Korea, ... Read More
    - 34 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 3:01pm -
  • Korean Vocabulary Booster – Body Parts
    Learn new Korean vocabulary words or review what you have learned before using these Korean Vocabulary Booster lessons and the mini quizzes included in the lesson posts! You can listen to the audio tracks to learn how each word is ... Read More
    - 36 days ago, 18 Oct 14, 1:21pm -

Blackout Korea

Buhay sa Korea

  • Embassies Day in Seoul 2014
    I attended a cooking class sponsored by CJ Food today for the start of the Seoul Kimchi Festival. After the class, the participants were given a bag of goodies. I didn’t go home immediately and walked around Gwanghwamun Plaza until I got to the boo…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 7:34am -
  • Food Tour Guide Program for Foreign Wives
    Start Your Career as a Food Tour Guide We all know what it was like when we first came to Korea and everything was strange and new -especially the Korean traditional markets. But now as locals, we know how wonderful these places are. This program spo…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 2:34am -
  • Duterte visited Korea (without much fanfare)
    I only learned that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte was in Korea from a Facebook post on Duterte for President Movement last Friday, after coming back from a visit to the National Assembly. It seems that Mayor Duterte visited Korea to meet specifica…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 8:46am -
  • The Odds Against MICA
    MICA, the only Filipino group and the last female artists in the Top 8 of Superstar K6 dropped from the reality show last Friday. It was on the same day that their elder sister Elvira came to Korea to support them. I’m sure it wouldn’t be the las…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 7:39am -
  • 3rd FILIPOS Halloween Party
    Halloween is generally not “celebrated” in South Korea. But that does not stop us from having a party for Halloween. For the third year already, FILIPOS (Filipino Photographers in South Korea) is holding a Halloween party and you are all invited.…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 1:35pm -
  • MICA sings Seo Tae Ji’s “Nan Arayo”
    So how did MICA do tonight? I think they did better than their past performances in the live broadcast as the crowd cheered after their performance. They sang “Nan Arayo” 난알아요 or “I Know” ~ which is Seo Tae Ji’s debut song. Parts of…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:00pm -
  • The iconic ANAK in Lee Min Ho’s Gangnam 1970
    One of our favorite Korean actors Lee Min Ho has a new movie ~ Gangnam 1970 ~ and I like what I’ve seen so far in the trailer. He has definitely grown up (in terms of roles) and is not the boyish Gu Jun Pyo anymore. Based on the movie’s title, th…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 3:35pm -
  • MICA makes it to Top 8
    Last October 17th, MICA sang one of the songs of one of my favorite singers Lee Sun Hee. The song is called 인연 or Fate, which is the theme song of the Lee Joon Gi movie “The King and the Clown”. A lot might hate me for saying this, but the gr…
    - 35 days ago, 20 Oct 14, 12:11am -
  • Tragedy at Kpop idol group concert
    Saddened by the news about a tragedy that happened at the concert of Kpop idol groups. The ladies of the female group 4Minute were performing at a free concert at the Pangyo Techno Valley when the grates of the basement parking air vent gave in to th…
    - 37 days ago, 17 Oct 14, 3:32pm -
  • How honest are Seoulites?
    Belif, a cosmetic company made an experiment about honesty. They left 100 paper bags in subways containing wrapped gifts and GPS. And of course, they made sure that the subway trains have CCTVs (not all subway trains in Seoul have CCTVs). So what hap…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Oct 14, 2:26pm -

The Waygook Effect

  • 101 East - Korea: Wired
    Al Jazeera's 101 East ran a feature episode on South Korea's internet and cyber culture, and their on-going cyber war with North Korea.  Very interesting stuff.
    - 12 Oct 12, 5:25am -
  • Awesome Parody Response to MBC News Hit Piece
    Bravo to Brutal Rice Pictures for this hilarious and well made video parody mocking the MBC news piece run last month about Korean women and foreign men.Here is the original in case you have been living under a rock and have not seen it already.
    - 3 Jul 12, 2:16pm -
  • North Korea Hit By Severe Drought
    More bad news for the peasants of North Korea
    - 31 May 12, 10:19pm -
  • Korea's Defense Industry Thriving
    Here is a boost for South Korea's economy and ego.
    - 18 May 12, 6:41am -
  • Caine's Cardboard Arcade
    Someone told me that making a cardboard arcade would make for a fun summer camp activity.  I then asked, "what's a cardboard arcade"?Then I watched this video.  Such a super cute video.  I remember being a little kid and thinking that cardboard wa…
    - 13 May 12, 1:02pm -
  • The Top 1% of Koreans Get Bigger
    Nations with greater income equality amongst their people have less crime and better standards of living.  Something I love about Korea is that they do not worship their rich.  Average, hard-working Koreans aren't dumb enough to believe in trickle-…
    - 9 May 12, 1:17pm -
  • KPOP Korral - [Sunny Hill] - Princess and Prince Charming
    I only recently discovered Sunny Hill this year.  But I have really enjoyed their creativity in their videos.  If you haven't seen the Grasshopper Song yet, it is easily my favorite KPOP video of the last year.Their new video is for Princes and Pri…
    - 9 May 12, 12:57pm -
  • Hypnotic Japanese Vegetable Dance
    Not sure... but I keep watching this just to make sure it's real.  But in fact, I think it is not.  I am certain they are infront of a green screen.A lot of people are pretty critical of KPOP... but really, just watch some JPOP videos and I can't s…
    - 9 May 12, 12:27pm -
  • RIP Maurice Sendak
    A true creative titan of my childhood imagination passed away.The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveThe Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog…
    - 9 May 12, 12:21pm -
  • Plastic Surgery Humor
    A Korean shared this photo with me on facebook... they thought it was funny (and not racist).  I do not like plastic surgery and I think people should love the way they are.With that said... lol If you don't get the joke, then you might not be aware…
    - 8 May 12, 12:52am -

I'm No Picasso

  • Finally getting on the right track.
    I'm happy to report that I successfully passed my first semester at language school, and have moved on to the next level. I won't lie -- this has been far more demanding than I ever expected it to be. This semester alone I have two debates, six prese…
    - 14 Apr 14, 1:35pm -
  • Lucky.
    It's a funny thing. When you're an English teacher in a small neighborhood in a city outside of the big city where you encounter another foreigner approximately once every six months, it's much easier to keep a blog. When you're attending one of only…
    - 7 Mar 14, 2:43am -
  • Suck it up.
    Well. Here I sit in a back room of the family homestead here in Texas. It's not a small house, but throughout the day, at various times, it is full to the brim with three to four little ones, two teenagers, four adults and two dogs. Getting a moment…
    - 13 Dec 13, 4:57pm -
  • Turning it over and boys fighting girls.
    What a gloomy day, here in Seoul. The way I'm feeling now is complicated. This is the week when it usually starts, the looming sense of lack and distance from home and family. Having been in the habit for five years of watching this week roll around…
    - 25 Nov 13, 3:30am -
  • Sunday and Moja.
    These are the two new main things going on in my life right now. After taking a couple of weeks to adjust myself (and also get over the usual sinus hell created by the shift in weather), this weekend saw the acquisition of a new bicycle and a new lit…
    - 29 Oct 13, 5:26am -
  • The first week after; a fine life.
    I got a message from a friend in a different country yesterday, asking after my newly unemployed status, and if I was enjoying my new "freedom". The truth is, what I'm enjoying is not having to go to that job every day and wait for whatever steaming…
    - 20 Oct 13, 3:34am -
  • Untitled.
    Look, I know I'm slacking on the blogging again. The truth is, between doing all the website/email related stuff for the journal, while at the same time finishing all the editing and page design for the kids' newspaper at work, I really don't want to…
    - 8 Oct 13, 1:53am -
  • IQ update.
    In case the title hasn't tipped you off, I'm getting ready to chatter on about the journal for a minute, so if you're bored by that... you don't need to read this. Obviously.We're getting ready to put the first issue of IQ to bed this coming week, an…
    - 25 Sep 13, 12:29pm -
  • Chuseok, the first.
    I'm really overdue for a post. I'm really overdue for a lot of things these days. But in a great way. I'm always busy, and at least half of the time, it's doing things I want to be doing. Not many folk can say that.First and foremost, I need to talk…
    - 24 Sep 13, 1:09pm -
  • "I'm hungry.": The declaration that launched a thousand feelings.
    As sometimes happens in life, this weekend (and over the course of the last couple of weeks, in fact) I found myself thinking on some things, and then, this afternoon, a link popped up on one of my social networking accounts to this article from Groo…
    - 9 Sep 13, 11:10am -

Shotgun Korea

  • 안녕히 계세요
    2012, what can I say? I was happy to have known you, but I’m glad you’re almost gone. In 2012 we learned just how much we could do without (health insurance, fancy dinners, new clothes) and what was non-negotiable (spending time with friends, hom…
    - 31 Dec 12, 9:49pm -
  • Dressing Desmond
    I remember when Des was just a glimmer in our eye and a wave of nausea in my stomach. I remember looking at baby clothes and thinking, there’s no way anything could ever fit in something so small. Then he arrived and we dressed him up in every tiny…
    - 18 Dec 12, 1:46am -
  • Holidays
    Thanksgiving came and went, and mostly none of the photos came out. Isn’t it always the way? Well for us it is. Hours of cooking and labor are celebrated by a spread that photographs like a school lunch. Don’t worry, even though I can’t prove i…
    - 7 Dec 12, 2:45am -
  • Finally Posting
    Okay, I am posting something now.  It has been a long time.  It is a video complete with me posing as a deceased sheep papa and Desmond playing the sandbag banjo.  If that’s not enough to excite you, well then you might not be human.
    - 26 Nov 12, 8:55pm -
  • Jelly and Boy
    Buds. Jelly is the most patient cat in the world. Perhaps she is so calm because of Garrison Keillor’s non-stop soothing droning in our kitchen. Oh Prairie Home Companion, we are simultaneously irritated and charmed by you. And then there’s this:…
    - 21 Nov 12, 3:33am -
  • Just Checking In
    Sorry for the silence, photos coming soon, and video.  So many videos.  Stay tuned.
    - 19 Nov 12, 3:00pm -
  • Halloween!
    Desmond’s great grandma and great grandpa got him a tiger suit for Halloween, and therefore we had to use every available opportunity for him to wear it.  It got to the point where he’d point at it all day and then when he got to put it on he’…
    - 9 Nov 12, 3:38pm -
  • Pumpkin Patch Part 2
    Desmond’s fourth latte of the day. Tessa really gets into the corn maze spirit. Yes, it’s true.  All of these terribly attractive people are from Vashon Island. Desmond made sure to taste each pumpkin to check which was the freshest. This is fro…
    - 27 Oct 12, 5:28pm -
  • Pumpkin Patch Part 1
    The pumpkin patch! Here is the first batch! They are quite a catch!
    - 22 Oct 12, 8:00pm -
  • Whoa.
    Hi guys, this has been the best week. Let me give you a little run down: Desmond’s climbing skills have really taken off… …and so have his walking skills! Yes, this little monster is mobile! He also got his first pair of jeans. And by jeans I m…
    - 18 Oct 12, 2:13pm -

Korea Insider

  • Study Korean Online
    There are many free Study Korean online sites out there!  Truly one really needn’t every pay to learn how to speak Hankook Ehf (한국어).  However, I did supplement my cyber language learning with some books and cassette tapes (that’s how lo…
    - 31 Mar 13, 12:45pm -
  • Gangnam Style
    Looking back at past posts, it occurred to me that nothing has ever been posted about the Viral YouTube video Gangnam Style. Enormous crouds have gathered to see him in concert as well. He was so popular at one point that a local coffee shop in Seoul…
    - 18 Mar 13, 3:59am -
  • Korean Viral Videos
    If you havent seen this viral video that someone posted about Shit Korean Girls Say, watch it NOW! Also, of course GANGNAM STYLE! And of course the Kpop Monday review of it Ill throw in the classic Girl’s generation Kpop band song ‘Gee’ as well…
    - 18 Mar 13, 3:48am -
  • Go Woori teaches you Korean and Culture
    Learn Korean from Rainbow K-pop girl Go Woori! It’s just one word, but knowing how to say delicious in Hangul can be very useful as any Korean friend you have will definitely take you to eat bulgogi or samgyupsal so being able to say ma-shi-seo wil…
    - 16 Mar 13, 8:41pm -
  • Korean autobike craze
    Koreans love their autobikes (오토바이 autobye). You see them everywhere. With so many of them and the smaller engines not require even a drivers licence you can see why it is a popular choice of transportation in Korea. That whole not require a…
    - 13 Mar 13, 5:18am -
  • An assortment of pictures that never got posted.
    Somewhere between uploading and posting, these pictures never quite made it. I hope you enjoyRelated Posts:Kim Si Hyang Hot Modelpretty kim sarangJang Ga EunSori KimMiss Korea girls at World CupPowered by Contextual Related Posts
    - 9 Mar 13, 5:50pm -
  • KoreaInsider.com gets a New Hosting Provider
    Although this doesnt directly relate to Korea, KoreaInsider.com has moved to Godaddy.com for hosting. I also plan on updating to a new theme as well once I get some money saved up to help emphasize the improvements that are coming to this site. Let u…
    - 7 Mar 13, 4:20am -

The Korean Law Blog

Private Equity Korea

  • thebell 7th Annual Korea Private Investment Forum
    thebell’s 7th Annual Korea Private Investment Forum will be held on 18 November, 2014 at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul. thebell Korea Private Markets Investment Forum 2014 celebrates a decade of domestic private equity funds and seeks to increa…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 8:19am -
  • Tokyo Gas and Korea Gas sign MOU on strategic collaboration
    Last week, Tokyo Gas signed a memorandum of understanding on a strategic collaboration with Korea Gas to further enhance cooperation and communication between the two companies. Tokyo Gas has maintained a close relationship with Korea Gas Corporation…
    - 56 days ago, 29 Sep 14, 2:27am -
  • AKOM Group seeking Korean partners for strategic partnership
    AKOM Group of Companies, a privately held Russia-based manufacturer of car batteries, is seeking to ink a strategic partnership with a Korean company as part of its overseas expansion plan, Financial Director Alexey V. Belokon said. Speaking on the s…
    - 59 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 8:57am -
  • Bukwang Pharmaceutical acquires Denmark-based bio startup
    Bukwang Pharmaceutical, a South Korean pharmaceutical compay, has signed on a term sheet to acquire Contera Pharma, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based bio startup. The Korean language report cited Bukwang as it announced yesterday that the term sheet is a c…
    - 60 days ago, 25 Sep 14, 12:25am -
  • Woongjin Foods to acquire Daeyoung Food for KRW 30bn

    - 61 days ago, 24 Sep 14, 12:28am -
  • Shin Woo Taking A Step Out of Debt
    Shin Woo, a listed South Korean leather processing company, has signed on a  stock purchase and sale contract with a consortium led by Sun Focus, an unlisted local solar energy company. In a stock exchange announcement made on Wednesday 17 […]
    - 65 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 8:54am -
  • Updated Speaker List – ASK 2014 Global Real Estate Summit
    ASK 2014 Global Real Estate Summit [Updated]   Korea Economic Daily is pleased to introduce ASK 2014 Global Real Estate Summit as follows:        Date: Nov 19th, 2014        Venue: Conrad Seoul Hotel        Organizer: IK Song […]
    - 67 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 2:46am -
  • POSCO considers selling part of POSCO E&C: POSCO official
    It was reported  South Korean steelmaker POSCO (005490.KS) is considering selling part of its stake in construction unit unit POSCO Engineering & Construction to an unidentified Saudi Arabian fund, a POSCO official said on Monday. “The fund pr…
    - 70 days ago, 15 Sep 14, 1:48am -
  • Investment News
    See all future Korea Investment News here: Investment News.
    - 72 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 7:34am -
  • 2014 AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum-Korea
    8th AVCJ Private Equity & venture Capital Forum-Korea taking place on 11 September at the Westin Chosun in Seoul.   About the Forum As the Korean market continues to expand and the interest in alternative investments grow, AVCJ are once […]
    - 95 days ago, 21 Aug 14, 1:50am -

Foreigner Joy

  • Missing Foreigner Joy? Try American Joy
    American Joy has been my new blog of my life back in America. Although I'm busy being a grad student I try to keep up with it and give insights into my new life back in Seattle. You can see not only tidbits about my life but also fun things I'm doing…
    - 24 Jul 13, 5:18pm -
  • Goodbye Korea! Thank you
    I'm into my final hours here in Korea and yes I'm excited to go and also sad at the same time. It's been a wonderful ride and I am grateful for it all.I think I have said everything I could about this transition and finally just want to say thank you…
    - 23 Feb 13, 4:30am -
  • Task Rabbit to the rescue!
    Getting to Incheon airport is going to be easy cause my friend (and his car) are taking me there. But since I don't know anyone in Seattle, taking care of that end is going to be a challenge. Until I read about Taskrabbit in the New Yorker.It's the n…
    - 22 Feb 13, 11:48pm -
  • The Last Night in Korea
    Today I went to my school to pay my housing bills and as I waited for my supervisor in the office the Vice President started to talk to me. No worries, she is a sweet older woman who has complimented me in the past. She wanted to know when I was leav…
    - 22 Feb 13, 10:24am -
  • The Last Week: Day 2
    It's all pretty much ready folks. I've made a pile of things next to my suitcase that I hope to stuff inside it. I've gone through the kitchen and cleared out stuff and put some things into a box.By this time tomorrow it will be less than 30 hours in…
    - 21 Feb 13, 7:15am -
  • Day 3 : The Last Week
    Maybe I will miss the warm sun rising over my little home here in Korea. It's warmth carrying it's way into my shoebox and warming things up from a cold night. You can watch the sun go past the sky by seeing the sun-rays go from one end of the wall…
    - 20 Feb 13, 7:22am -
  • The Last Week: Day 4
    Today was all about work, work, work. I got up and immediately went ahead with cleaning behind all the furniture. I found a lot of dust and cat hair all mangled together. Things in here sure do look a lot cleaner now. After I whisked through the li…
    - 19 Feb 13, 10:57am -
  • The Last Week: Day 5
    I've come to the conclusion that I'm not traveling back to America, but moving. If I were traveling there then I wouldn't need to send off six boxes and try to squeeze what is left into two suitcases. But because I am moving, I am sending everything…
    - 18 Feb 13, 7:18am -
  • The Last Week: Day 6
    Even though I don't have to wake up early anymore to head into work, Tom still wakes me up. He does it gently by first meowing in my face and then laying his paw on my chin. Then he slowly drags his paw away so that his claws catch my skin and wake m…
    - 17 Feb 13, 9:01am -
  • The Last Week: Day 7
    It's starting to hit me that I have just about a week left in Korea. All the memories and people I have met are going to be in a far away place when I go back home. When I ride the subway I can't help but think that this would be my last time on the…
    - 16 Feb 13, 9:47am -

Adventures in the 4077th

  • Andrei Lankov's AMA
    Andrei Lankov had an AMA on reddit. I'm reading it right now; you should, too.I just can't bear to let this little blog of mine completely go, I suppose.
    - 25 Jul 14, 10:49am -
  • Uijeongbu Time Capsule
    Someone shared this photo in the Uijeongbu Crew Facebook group (which I can never bring myself to leave, ever):Main street Uijeongbu, 1966.Googling to find the original online (in case the Facebook image link ever breaks), I came across this page. It…
    - 5 Feb 14, 12:38pm -
  • Self-Published Wacky Expat Shenanigans in South Korea Novels
    I found something the other day that prompted me to crawl out of the woodwork, something I can best describe as the aborted fetus of a literary movement: the lost in Korea generation.An overwhelming number of EFL teachers in South Korea end up writin…
    - 26 Jan 14, 2:06pm -
  • Blog Rec
    I've been meaning to come out of my semi-retirement to talk about all of the insanity going on back on the peninsula: traitorous legislators in the south, power consolidation in the north, it's all crazytown! But—more competent people than myself a…
    - 3 Jan 14, 8:09pm -
  • The Queen's Classroom: The Only K-Drama Worth Watching
    Okay, maybe not entirely true, but never before has television moved me to tears. To tears!I usually dislike television and that goes double for K-dramas. The last K-drama I tried to watch was 꽃보다 남자 (which just goes to show how often I cou…
    - 7 Oct 13, 6:44pm -
  • Rep. Lee Seok-ki (UPP) to be arrested for conspiracy, treason.
    Parliament to handle arrest request for Rep. Lee Seok-ki next week. From the article:Lee and some members of the Unified Progressive Party (UPP) have been accused by the National Intelligence Service (NIS) of planning an armed revolt if war breaks o…
    - 1 Sep 13, 4:49am -
  • When Worlds Collide
    I love and miss you all. Have a weird news story involving a South Korean serviceman and a nearby high school. Apparently this went down while I was still in SK, but they didn't crack the case until now.For reference, this (Hackettstown) is about 50…
    - 3 Jul 13, 5:12am -
  • Gentleman, Or: PSY Trolls Everyone
    The video for PSY's new single is hilarious, and the song is damn catchy. It definitely made me a bit homesick for the sketchy bar districts in Seoul, even if I have decided I'm officially too old for that shit.For those of you who want the Korean ly…
    - 13 Apr 13, 7:05pm -
  • More Koreaboo Pique
    Roboseyo breaks his blogging silence for a rational and sane discussion on the situation in North Korea.Also, The Korean translated North Korean defector Joo Seong-ha's article on North Korea's "hacker army."Some thoughts on the situation on the peni…
    - 6 Apr 13, 5:32pm -
  • A Fit of Koreaboo Pique

    - 14 Mar 13, 11:49pm -

Lee's Korea Blog

  • Gwanak Mountain
    One thing this old blogger likes to do is talk to himself in his head about how long it has been since he last posted. Aware that such mutterings can easily sow the early seeds of a number of druggable neurological disorders, we here at Lee's Korea B…
    - 8 Jan 14, 2:29pm -
  • Big Baengy Starting to Talk
    Baengy started to speak a few months ago. Her abilities have since improved dramatically and she can understand quite a lot now.We mainly talk to her in Korean at the moment. It's not a conscious decision, but it seems more natural seeing as it's the…
    - 18 Dec 13, 5:02am -
  • The Blogging Resumes
    "Time and tide wait for no aggies*."- Origin unknown*Aggy is the Korean word for 'baby'With a distinct dull roar, the ongoings of the recent six months have whooshed past, and off into far distant horizons inhabited by a loose ecosystem of hazy memor…
    - 18 Dec 13, 4:57am -
  • Boracay Sunset
    Last year's winter was a bitterly cold affair in Seoul, with frozen roads lined with snowy slush. In the midst of its chilling depths, we decided it would be rather pleasant to go somewhere nice for a long weekend. Somewhere warm.Somewhere tropical.A…
    - 31 Oct 13, 7:44am -
  • Business as Usual in South Korea
    Things are trundling along nicely ever since I earned my freedom from the university labbatoirs. I've landed a new job, which I shall talk about freely in due time. And Heather and I have taken out a bank loan for a new house.  Alex and Baengy also…
    - 20 Aug 13, 11:08pm -
  • Victory at Last
    On June 24th, 2013, five signatures from the weathered hands of five stoic Gatekeepers of the Tunnel Exit signed a document confirming acceptance of my doctoral thesis for graduation. The document concerned is the middle page in the photo below. Look…
    - 6 Jul 13, 3:06am -
  • Royal Vavi
    On the sidebar to the right of this post is a link to an online shop called Royal Vavi. It sells clothes and accessories for toddlers, and is run by a certain Korean brother-in-law of mine. I have three Korean brother-in-laws, but he's undoubtedly th…
    - 31 May 13, 8:57am -
  • Back in the Game
    Alex is a very cool and chubby chap. But immediately after his birth, the ethereal master switch that governs the daily events of the Farrand household was reset again, as it was when Baengy was born.And once again, we find ourselves under the comman…
    - 12 Apr 13, 1:27pm -
  • The Birth of Alex
    This past week has been a flurry of activity, sleeplessness and excitement. Both Mother and Alex Seo-jin Farrand are recovering here in the maternity ward in Busan and continue to do well. Like his older sister, Alex opened his eyes on the first day…
    - 16 Mar 13, 5:55am -
  • Our Second Little One
    At 10:35am on March 13th, Heather gave birth to our second child, a son. He weighed in at 3.4kg and opened his eyes a little on the first day.We've named him Alex, and his Korean name is Seo-jin (서진). His mother is recovering well. Overall the bi…
    - 14 Mar 13, 1:27pm -

Seoul City Blog

  • 2012 Seoul International Student Forum
    2012 Seoul International Student ForumThe Seoul Global Center would like to invite international and Korean students, to become members of the Seoul International Student Forum (SISF) 2012. Here, you will have the opportunity to discuss your experi…
    - 7 May 12, 8:36am -
  • Special Flea Market on Children’s Day
    Special Flea Market on Children’s DayThe Seoul Global Center presents the Foreigners’ Flea Market to celebrate CHILDREN’s DAY as a special event. Come and join us in this spirit of sharing and to encourage the recycling of used goods. Vendors…
    - 20 Apr 12, 8:15am -
  • Earth Day Volunteer
    Volunteer for Earth DayFor Earth Day, Mannam Volunteering Organization is looking for 500 volunteers for the activity on Bukhan National Park on April 21 wihch is a day before Earth Day. Volunteers will wrap the trees in a protective film to help…
    - 12 Apr 12, 12:39am -
  • 2012 Seoul Taekwondo Tour
    2012 Seoul Taekwondo TourSpirit of Taekwondo, Soul of Asia‘Spirit of Taekwondo, Soul of Asia’ is a tour program where you can encounter the true spirit of Korean traditional martial arts, Taekwondo at the Hanok Village in Namsangol where the sp…
    - 5 Apr 12, 8:49am -
  • Korean Movie with English Subtitles ‘Talking Architect’
    Korean Independence Movie ‘Talking Architect’Indie Plus which is an exclusive theater that screens independent filems, is inviting foreign residents to a Korean independence film screening night which is scheduled for Tuesday, April 17.For thi…
    - 4 Apr 12, 1:00am -
  • [Ichon GVC] Photo Contest for Foreigners
    2012 Photo Contest for Foreigners  In celebration of Together Day, a special day that promotes peace between Koreans and foreigners, the Ichon Global Village Center is presenting its 2012 Photo Contest event for foreigners as follows: • Appl…
    - 29 Mar 12, 6:32am -
  • 2012 Spring Concert ‘The Lyricism of Norway’
    Korea Foundation Spring Concert ‘The Lyricism of Norway’
    - 27 Mar 12, 2:53am -
  • Storytelling Class at Seoul Global Center
    Storytelling ClassThe Seoul Global Center (SGC) will open its 1st term of the Storytelling Class for Mothers & Children as follows:          ㅇ How to Apply: must visit the Seoul Global Center in person           ㅇ Registrati…
    - 23 Mar 12, 7:02am -
  • [Notice] Recruitment of Head of Seorae Global Village Center

    - 12 Mar 12, 2:19am -
  • [Notice] Transfer of Medical Referral Service
     Transfer of Medical Referral Service to 1339 HotlineTo provide expats residing in Seoul with more practical medical services, the Seoul Global Center’s Medical Referral Service (MRS) is transferred to the 1339 Hotline of the Emergency Medical I…
    - 6 Mar 12, 6:48am -

Ajumma Journal

  • It's Snowing Cherry Blossoms in Jinhae....Not...Yet?
    Is Nature playing an April Fool's trick on people hoping to see the cherry blossoms out in full force at the naval base of Jinhae? According to a report from the Chosun Ilbo, the KMO's predictions about the appearance of the cherry blossom is off by…
    - 6 Apr 12, 8:30am -
  • Daeboruem's Fire And Moon Viewing Rituals - Ajumma's Itinerary For Night Owls - Part 1
    I'm no night owl but I thought it would be fun to see if I could come up with a bucket list of places to visit  in Korea  specially for night owls. While the country is known as Land of the Morning Calm, it's also, I like to believe, a beautiful p…
    - 29 Feb 12, 11:03am -
  • The Travails Of Trying To Eat Like Korean Buddhist Monks
    What is the most challenging part of trying to eat like a Buddhist monk? a. Do nothing but eatb. Eat in silencec. Eat V- - E - - R - -Y ......................S- L – O – W – L - Yd. Eat everything in your bowle. Drink the water used to clean the…
    - 19 Feb 12, 8:46am -
  • Peony Power
    Never had the chance to meet a Moran in person.  Am clueless about her scent, despite her inclusion in the L’Occitane range.  Yet, I admit, I’ve been prejudiced against her size and rather ostentatious appearance.  That bias has been reinfo…
    - 31 Jan 12, 10:09am -
  • Hope Floats
    Have to thank MBC for this poignant scene from the historical drama, Dong Yi, in which the heroine finds herself lost among ordinary Koreans releasing lanterns bearing their wishes for the new year. Known in China as "sky lanterns", they apparently o…
    - 1 Jan 12, 6:37am -
  • Expect Slower-Moving Queues At Immigration Counters in ROK
    If you are a non-Korean national, over 17 and not a diplomat, be prepared for longer lines at entry points into South Korea like Incheon International Airport, with effect from January the first.Reason : The Justice Ministry insists on scanning your…
    - 27 Dec 11, 9:36am -
  • Kpop As YouTube Genre
    These days, when one's fame is measured in terms of the number of Facebook "likes", it's a sure sign that Hallyu has spread its wings beyond the Asian market when it has been listed as a genre on the Youtube music website since 15th December. This…
    - 27 Dec 11, 8:30am -
  • Can Korean Doctors Help Acid Attack Victim?
    I’ll stop complaining to myself about having a bummer 2011 because I’ve just been reminded indirectly by a news article that others have had it worse. This week, a fellow Malaysian is in South Korea in the hope that doctors in the JK Plastic Surg…
    - 16 Dec 11, 9:44am -
  • SKC Hallyu Party 2011
    Dear Mr Yun Jae Jin (Managing Director of KTO KL) and the Board of Directors of SKC in Malaysia, Gamsa –hamnida once again for inviting me to the SKC ( Saranghaeyo Korea Club) Hallyu Party 2011 held on the 4 Dec 2011 in Petaling Jaya. I thought I w…
    - 14 Dec 11, 2:12am -
  • I'll Remember MAMA Part 2
    Here's the continuation of what made me half-glad and half regretful that I spent four hours in front of the telly to catch the delayed telecast of MAMA 2011. 5. Fann Wong's fashion question-mark - What on earth was she wearing??? Apologies to the fa…
    - 3 Dec 11, 1:28am -

A Geek in Korea

  • Good old times and drinks with friends
    One of my buddies I met living in Korea nearly a decade ago came to visit his friends in Daejeon. It’s odd, but this is a group of guys I’ve known for the longest time in Korea, and we all happened to be together again for the first time in ages.…
    - 1 day ago, 22 Nov 14, 6:37am -
  • Progress
    I’ve been hitting my head against the statistical wall so to speak, as I’ve collected the majority of surveys from suitable test subjects for my dissertation. I was struggling to interpret my data as a whole, but it turns out it was because I was…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 11:14pm -
  • Not so fast there
    My students have begun to present their materials to one another in English for their major project in class. There is always a week of nervous anticipation across the classes as the project begins as students look to see how well their classmates ta…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 6:29am -
  • Pushed
    Over the weekend, after I totally fried my brain on my paper, I sent out a call for people who wanted to play Magic the Gathering and my Cube. It turns out there were games going on that afternoon that were arranged outside of the main thread I follo…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 12:09pm -
  • Push
    I got to work uninterrupted for several hours in the office on my dissertation paper, and it was a wonderful experience. I got to sit down, write, and not have anyone bother me the entire time I was lost in thought. It was so productive I got through…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 12:08pm -
  • You guys are out there.
    My students were instructed to make a role play for this week’s project. The project came about as I modified a presentation that in the past was very similar. In previous semesters, students would describe their dream house, and recommend why we s…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 7:56am -
  • Procrastination prognostication
    I told my students that they needed to work together to produce a script for their projects due at the end odds the week. I told them the rules of the project last week, then told them they had the time in class today to ask me to critique and help w…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 12:30pm -
  • What’s up?
    I’ve been steadily making progress on the multiple surveys, projects, and required bits of reading I need to accomplish for my education and work throughout the week.  I’ve been trying to push forward into my data collection phase of my disserta…
    - 25 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 9:44am -
  • Study study
    My current research has begun to crystallize around a central tenant of how the motivation of students learning foreign/second languages changes over time. I have found a series of studies and have done months of reading that confirm a lot of my susp…
    - 31 days ago, 23 Oct 14, 12:40pm -
  • So far away…or not
    One of the priorities I’ve had to balance is the frequency that I blog now that I am working on my dissertation, balancing a full time teaching job, and planning classes in addition to being a parent. If my frequency of blogging slips a little bit,…
    - 35 days ago, 19 Oct 14, 1:11pm -

Korea Bridge - Blogs

  • My First Korean Tarot Card Reading
    My First Korean Tarot Card Reading Tweet"Oh God," I wince as the card I have just drawn from a well-worn deck is turned over to reveal…
    - 7 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 10:56am -
  • Vlog Entry #10: Imagine Your Korea Video Contest Submission
    TweetThis is a video I entered in the 2014 Imagine Your Korea video contest! The winners will be announced on December 5th, so I’ll be sure to let you know if anything happens! To view the original post and other great content, visit Korealizati…
    - 13 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 5:11am -
  • Sanbangsa Temple – 산방사 (Seogwipo, Jeju-do)
    Tweet The beautiful shrine at Sanbangsa Temple in Seogwipo, Jeju-do.Hello Again Everyone!!Just to the west of Bomunsa Temple, literally a ten foot walk, is Sanbangsa Temple. This hard to identify temple, simply because it looks like an extension…
    - 16 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:52am -
  • The Coolest Ice Creams In Korea
    The Coolest Ice Creams In Korea TweetKoreans can be pretty creative and original when it comes to snacking, as I wrote abouthere. And…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:27am -
  • The Double Whammy
    TweetThis past week marked my third full month living in South Korea, and nearly-third full month of teaching middle and high school ESL. Up until now, pretty much all of my blogging efforts have gone toward recounting the many wonderful, new and ex…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:31am -
  • How to say "but" in Korean
    TweetThis week we have a new episode in the "Learn Korean" video series. Let's learn how to say "but" in Korean.The main way is by using ~지만 after a verb stem, but there are other ways too which the video covers.Remember to also check out the fre…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Nov 14, 2:09am -
  • Reading List: Male Homosexuality in the King and the Clown Hybrid Construction and Contested Meanings
    TweetJeeyoung Shin's Male Homosexaulity in the King and the Clown Hybrid Construction and Contested Meanings is found in the 18th Volume of the Journal of Korean Studies and is available for free through Google Books. Here is the abstract:One point t…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:57pm -
  • Another Queer Weekend: Sky Sleeping Room and Dance Party at Viva
    TweetThe newly opened Sky is a gay sauna (sleeping room) that has free entrance from the 21st of November to the 27th. You will see it directly outside of exit 7 of Dongdaemun History and Culture Park on the third floor of the Seoul Espresso Building…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:45am -
  • Sin-Free Stewed Apples
    TweetWhen it’s cold in the evening, there’s nothing better than a warming dessert. Well, actually, perhaps the best thing is a guilt-free warming dessert. I’m a huge fan of apple pie, apple crumble, apple strudel, basically anything apple-flavo…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:39am -
  • Buddhist Mornings, Mountain Discoveries in Gimhae
    TweetI noticed a trend this week.On Tuesday and Thursday, I was in fantastic moods. The kids at school, even the annoying ones, didn’t annoy me so much. I enjoyed work, I enjoyed food, air, sun and exercise.On Wednesday, I felt like a bear getti…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:09pm -
  • Beautiful Fall Leaves in Gyeongsangnam-do!
    TweetWhile Fall and Spring are everyone’s favorite seasons, and mine, they both seem so fleeting don’t they? I waited and waited for the leaves to start changing, and once they did the cloudy days and rain came with them. We haven’t had great…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:56am -
  • Learn Korean Online: How to Avoid Choosing the Wrong Program
    TweetWhen you hear the phrase “learn Korean online”, what kind of images come to mind?1. Attending a webinar-style class at a scheduled time 2. Taking Skype lessons 1:13. Logging into a Korean langauge website4. Downloading worksheets5. Watc…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 12:26am -
  • Yeonjuam Hermitage/Yeonjudae – 연주암/연주대 (Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do)
    Tweet Yeonjudae, viewed from the look offThroughout my years of living and traveling in Korea, I’ve always had a small collection of “comfort” places that I tried to get back to now and again, depending on where I lived. I appreciate the sen…
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  • “Wish Ko Lang” Grants Wishes of Filipinos in Korea
    TweetLast Saturday, “Wish Ko Lang”, a popular television program in the Philippines that features inspiring stories of ordinary Filipinos and grants their wishes, played fairy godmother in South Korea. The show granted the wish of a dedicated…
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  • Judo High School in South Korea (한국의 유도 고등학교)
    TweetSouth Korea has always been, and will continue to be one of the dominant forces in the sport of judo.  Whenever a Korean team is present at an international-level competition, you can be certain that their players will be in contention for a sp…
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  • 40 Year Old Impersonating Females to Meet Lesbians on a Dating Site is Charged with Attempted Rape
    TweetThrough a Smartphone App used by lesbians, Mr. A (45) impersonated a female to meet Ms. B (21) on March 19th. When they met in person in a parking lot in Daejon, Ms. B realized that Mr. A was really a man and after denying his advances, Ms. B su…
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  • Sea shores in Korea
    TweetSorting through the files of pictures taken previously, I found myself reminiscing over these photos taken close to seashores in Korea. Such wonderful memories it brought with it! Sea shores are truly amazing places which always just seem to put…
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  • Eating My Way Through Jeonju: Food Tour Part 1
    Eating My Way Through Jeonju: Food Tour Part 1 TweetLong time no see! Or not see, exactly, but...well...anyways. Sorry I didn't write f…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 3:51am -
  • Hiking Seor-OW-ksan National Park
    Tweet Have you ever done something despite the sinking feeling that you have no business doing it? I’m not so much talking about an act of immorality as I am an act of stupidity. Leading up to the point of no return, the reasonable part of your br…
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  • Vlog Entry #9: Soaring in Seoraksan
    TweetTo read more about my hike along Seoraksan National Park’s Dinosaur Ridge, click here!
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Korea Bridge - Jobs

  • Busan, elementary, Dec.1st.2014
    TweetIf you are interested in, please send CV with photo to talknlearn1@gmail.com   Location : BusanType of Students : ElementaryNationality :,US,CA,UK,IRE,AUSGender: male or femaleWorking days a week : Mon~Friday Payment : 2.1~2.3 mil won  per…
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  • Excellent Jobs all over Korea!! Please take a Look!!!
    TweetEXCELLENT OPPORTUNITIES IN KOREA!!!***************************************** Position 1:    End of December!! Location:      Incheon cityStudents:       Elementary, Middle School Work hours: 2pm~ 10pmSalary:          …
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  • [Gangnam, Seoul] Looking for SAT/AP English Teachers in Korea
    TweetWe are truly looking for knowledgeable teachers who are able to teach the subjects of English Literature Reading/Writing or History. The school provides highly professional SAT/AP/IB/TOEFL test prep service for students who're advancing to U.S.…
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  • ASAP looking for cheerful native teacher November 25/26/28/29
    TweetLooking for cheerful native teachers!!!Play with little kids in English(kids age:4yr-10yr)Location:Dae-yeon dong (near kyungsung university)time:wed(26) 4-6pm       fri(28)4-6pm       sat(29)12-2pm                  3…
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  • Looking for short film actors
    Tweet  Dept. of film studio in Dongeui University is looking for short film actors.One character is american pickpocket, and the other is south-east asian worker.Story of movie is a series of event that south-east asian worker has his pocket picked…
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  • Elementary-Middle School Teaching Positions in Seoul Area
    TweetClover Recruiting is looking for new teachers for elementary-middle school positions in Seoul area.To apply for the position, please send us your resume and a picture to info@clover-esl.com Location: Mokdong, SeoulType of school: private langua…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:14am -
  • Female Only! Gwacheon English Town/ 2.3m +Housing provided!
    TweetHello! We are currently beginning to recruit a teacher for a full time position at the English Town in Gwachen, Gyeonggi-do. The English Town is located in the Gwacheon City Youth Center with other facilities such as a gym, swimming pool and aud…
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  • Part time position in Banyee-dong(반여동, 해운대)
    TweetEthne education is looking for a native speaker. Location: Banyeo-dong (반여동)Schedule: Mon, Fri / 3:00-7:00PM Type: Small group classes Subject: General conversation Type: Hakwon part-time Level: Pre-intermediate Payment: 116,000won/d…
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  • Hiring Part-Time Native Teachers for Evening Classes from 7 to 10
    TweetA New English School in Namchun is hiring Part-Time Native teachers for December.1. availability for evening classes from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M.2. able to teach SAT,TOEFL,AP classes.3. available for December4. 5 mins from Namchun subway.If you int…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 8:13am -
  • Three Positions (F4 only) For One School In Gwangju City(Gyeonggi-do)
    TweetHi,We are one of the reputable and licensed recruiting agencies in Korea. If you are interested in the subjected school, please provide us your job application by the way of PS below to let us know specifically about you and your requirements.==…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 7:28am -

Korea Bridge - Classifieds

  • Time For A Moving Sale!
    Large Brown Couch, great condition- 250,000 Wood Table and 4 Chairs - 75,000Legitimate Memory Foam Full Size Mattress Pad - 75,000Megamart verson of Memory Foam Full Size Mattress Pad - 50,000Christmas Lights - 15,000Weights + Weight Lifting Bar - 1…
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  • Honda CBR 125cc 2013
    Great sport bike for sale!-color: black-year: Sep. 2013-mileage: 8000km -no damges, no scratches, like brand new, keeped in the garage-price: 3 500 000 KRW (negotiable)-disclock with alarm included to keep your bike safe-more info:https://www.hondak…
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  • Great Internet Deal With Router
    I have signed a year contract for internetwhich meant:-no installation fee-no router feeand -discounted internet (only 23,000 won a month!)usually it's around 35,000-40,000 a month  I no longer need the internetand would like to pass the Internet…
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  • Home Items for Sale
    Wooden Chair (2) - 20,000 won.Floor table (Compact) (1)- 10,000 wonFood processor & Fruit Mixer (1)- 20,000 won.Single Bed Cushion (1) -free
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  • private Yoga lesson
    I have been Yoga instructor for 3 years at professional Yoga institute and fitness centers in Korea. I am available to help you out with your personal training I have been a professional teaching yoga license so know how to help you get flexible and…
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  • Moving Sale-Space heater,router,microwave, toaster,iron,towels,yogamat
    Wifi Router - 10,000 WonSpace Heater - 7,000 WonYoga Mat - 5,000 WonLarge Beach Towel - 5,000 WonLarge Towels - 12,000 Won for 4 or 5,000 Won eachMicrowave - 40,000 Won  Toaster - 20, 000  both 55,000 plus table standIron and board- 5,000 Won
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  • Investing/Economics books
    For anyone looking to educate themselves on growing investments and general economic principles I have a book on fundamental analysis for investing and the classic on economic analysis: Wealth of Nations, that I am ready to pass along.10,000 for bo…
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  • WTB smart phone - iphone 5/galaxy/LG etc
     looking to buy an unlocked smartphone - iphone 5 / samsung galaxy LG in good condition
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  • Silk/hand polished horn clutch purse, original from Thailand
    Brand new, 6,000 won
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  • iPad case & iPhone 5 case for sale
    asking price for each( iPhone case and iPad white case) is 2,000.the brand new iPad case ( orange still in the pacakge) asking 4,000  
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  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini - 150.000
    Samsung Galaxy S4 mini. Used, but in excellent condition. Very clean in and out. LCD spotless, protected by film at all times. Phone comes with charger, PC cable, headphones and cover. Price is 150.000. It will work ONLY ON SK/KT network, not good fo…
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  • New ipod Touch 32GB for sale
    I am looking to sell a brand new, teal colored ipod touch (32GB). My mother bought it for me while visiting here, but didn't know I already have an ipod in good condition. She bought it for 300,000 won, but I could get rid of it for 225,000. I'd retu…
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  • White rug
    White rug 58.5 x 78 inches pickup in Jangsan 12k or best offer
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  • For Sale Laptop Backpack Tucano
    I want to sell black TUCANO laptop backpack suit for 15 inch macbookpro.for further info contact me at 010-5613-0731Thank you!  
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  • Martial Arts Training, esp. Krav Maga
    I am very interested in doing Krav Maga training.  If there are any places in Busan where this is offered or if anyone can coach me in this martial art, please let me know.  Thanks.
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  • Comfortable 2 Seater Sofa
    Sellling this brown 2 seater sofa for 250,000W OBO. In good condition - lightly worn and very comfortable. Pick up only. Contact Helen at helshodgson@gmail.com / 010-5515-2606.
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  • Looking for P/T or temporary teaching position from Dec. to March
    I can teach students in different levels and age group. I'm available to start anytime.Thank you! (Seoul & vicinity areas only)
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  • Electric and gas heaters
    Electric cabinet heaters: one is 50.000, the other one is 70.000. Both come with remotes.Gas cabinet heater is for 80.000. A Gas tank is included for free, which is 30,40.000 alone.Pictures are provided upon the request.Send a private message for mor…
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  • Enthusiastic and dedicated female looking for part-time work
    Hi, my name is Helen and I am looking for part-time work in Busan.I am a British female and I have six years of ESL experience in Korea. Please contact me at helshodgson@gmail.com with any opportunties.Thanks,Helen 
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  • Looking for full time teaching position
    Experienced teacher in Korea now! Please mail me because my phone is out of order, can start at any time. I am a Gyopo from California but also a Korean citizen. My English is native level, Korean speaking isn't that good but that shouldn't be a prob…
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Work N Play - Jobs

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  • Math Video Lecturer at KnowRe (voice-only)
    Come join our team! At KnowRe, you’ll be challenged to think outside of the box, improve the way we learn, and to make a positive impact in the world. We are looking for a Video Lecturer to join us in creating and discovering the future of mathemat…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 6:03pm -
  • Math Curriculum Designer for KnowRe
    Come join our team! At KnowRe, you’ll be challenged to think outside of the box, improve the way we learn, and to make a positive impact in the world. We are looking for a Curriculum Designer to join us in creating and discovering the future of mat…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:54pm -
  • Math Content Developer at KnowRe
    Come join our team! At KnowRe, you’ll be challenged to think outside of the box, improve the way we learn, and to make a positive impact in the world. We are looking for a Content Developer to join us in creating and discovering the future of mathe…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:53pm -
  • [CARROT] Hot Intensive/Part-Time In-house Corporate Training Positions in Korea
    For More Job Information please check out ‘CARROT HIRING WEBSITE’ http://carrotenglish.com/jobposting It’s simple and user-friendly and you can apply to numerous jobs As a global leader in educational consulting, Carrot Global offers the l…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 3:08pm -
  • *HOT* Biz Group, 1:1, Intensive, Full time, Part time positions/ All area
    *********To all positions, we request you attach a resume with a recent photo, present address, VISA status, contact phone number and mention what positions you’re applying for in the title. If you are interested in the position listed below, then…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:34pm -
  • **YBM B2B(Insadong,Gubeundari Stn,Changwon,Gasan Digital Danji Stn,etc)**
    <Part TIme (Seoul, Gyeonggido.~)> 1.Michigan Univ,Insadong Feb 2,2015 ~ Feb 21,2015 (Speech/Presentation/Discussion/Writing-F6) 2.Gasan Digital Danji Stn,Seoul (line 1 & line 7) Tue,Thu 12pm~1pm (Biz Eng & Writing-F6,F4) Start:Dec,2014~ 3.Ga…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 2:28pm -
  • Gyopo female teacher for a p/t job in Bundang area
    Hi.........It is Tony I am looking for a Gyopo female teacher for a job below.. job 1......35.000 an hour place : around Jeongja stn(#D12 K230) on Bundang/Sinbundang line time : around 5 or 6 or 7 p.m on any 2 days a week 1 hour a day .......2 hours…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 1:36pm -
  • Looking for Native & Bilingual teachers in Seoul
    We here at The Big Tree English Academy are looking for talented and motivated Foreign teachers and Bilingual teachers to join our Winter Camp Program. We are seeking for Native teacher to teach debate class. (Elementary school students) Also someone…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:33am -
  • ☻☺ (ASAP) After School Full Time/Part Time position
    After School Program Position Location: Dongjak gu, Seoul (Subway Line 9- Nodeul station) Starting date: ASAP Visa Type: F2, F4, F5, F6 Job Description: Working Hours 11:00~18:00 [including 1 hour class preparation] SALARY - Monthly salary of…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 10:01am -
  • Part time Yoksam Monrings
    We are currently looking for hghly motivated teachers for the following positions. If interested in the position below, please send a copy of your resume and photo to arram@koreaedu21.com Tuesday / Thursday Part time position Location: Yoksam Sta…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:07am -
  • Part time teacher(Native speakers including Korean American, Korean Korean) for K ~ Grade 5
    We are looking for teachers to teach K~5th grade students. Our academy is an English academy based on library and on-line reading programs. You will teach 1:1 speaking based on the reading comprehension. The salary starts from 25,000 won per hour. Al…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:04pm -
  • ◆◆◆◆ SEOUL AFTER SCHOOL POSITION IN DECEMBER
    ◆ After School Program at Public Elementary school. Must currently be in Korea with a valid E2, D10, F4 or F6 visa. We are seeking a highly qualified teacher for our after school program in Seoul. The school is located in Sangildong stn. which…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 4:50pm -
  • [Times Media] TESOL and Winter Camp intructors★
    Dear job applicants, Thank you very much for your interest in our job offer. Our company, Times Media Times Media was established in 1997 as a subsidiary of The Korea Times, the longest running English newspaper in Korea. We are Korea’s leading…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 2:51pm -
  • **2 and a Half weeks Winter Camp **
    2015 Winter English Camp Job description: English Camp Location: Cheongpyeong, Gyeonggi- do Salary: 2.3 million won Students: Elementary school students (9 ~ 12 years old) Start date: January 4, 2015 End date: January 21, 2015 (2.5 weeks) Tea…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 11:39am -
  • PT : F4 visa holder or Korean only ] 1:1 executive, MWF06:50-07:50am, neraby Government complex Gwacheon Station
    [Strategic HRD Partner INTOUCH] We are searching for a compenent instructor in the following position. Position : F4 visa only ] Monday Wednesday Friday 06:50-07:50am, neraby Government complex Gwacheon Station (4호선 과천정부청사역) * C…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 10:15am -
  • ◆◆Gangnam(Biz Eng) / Bucheon(Level testing)◆◆
    ◆◆◆ JUNGCHUL B2B ◆◆◆ JUNGCHUL B2B Division is looking for qualified & experienced teachers to teach at our corporate accounts. [Part-time position] JOB#1) Seoul; Gangnam (Group / Biz English - Intermediate) - Location…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 9:59am -
  • ***Part time kindergarten teacher needed ASAP
    LG Kindergarten is a kindergarten serving the children of LG Electronics employees. Our kindergarten is a very nice place to work. We have an established program and curriculum with a kind and supportive staff. It is a comfortable and stress free pla…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:29pm -
  • Full Time Position in Ilsan
    Hello, My name is Choi who is running a small but reliable institute in Mapo, Seoul. I would like to offer a job for a new English hagwon that will open in January next year. We are located near ilsan area called Siksa-dong in Gyeonggi-do. We…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:22pm -
  • 20 Jobs, 2.9 mil,F4,E2,F6,D2,D4, Tesol teacher,Full, Part time, Biz Eng, Seoul, Suwon, Ganggu, Gangwondo, Cheonan, Daegu, Daejeon.
    We make a difference for an Excellent Service! 20 Jobs, 2.9 mil,F4,E2,F6,D2,D4, Tesol teacher,Full, Part time, Biz Eng, Seoul, Suwon, Ganggu, Gangwondo, Cheonan, Daegu, Daejeon. We provide you with Structured and Progressive Recruiting Service! We ha…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 5:04pm -

Hi Teacher - Jobs

  • NewESL Busan job Start Now!
      Start date : flexible depending on visa process ( January/February) Preferred who have all of visa documents in hand. Set curriculum, course books, a few training/orientation providen   Do you want to be located near Beach area ? Ye…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Teach English with ChungDahm Learning in Korea
    Are you a recent college graduate or college senior who is interested in not only teaching, but living abroad to experience a different country and culture?    Aclipse currently seeks to fill hundreds of teaching jobs for our internationall…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Decent ESL job in Gwangju. 3 bedrooms apartment providen!
        The school itself has been established over 12 years and it well known for its well planned curriculum and excellent working conditions. Currently there are 12 foreign teachers at the school and director has been known to treat all of t…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • > :)> :)> ## WINTER CAMPS NEED NATIVE ENGLISH TEACHERS & MORE THAN HUNDRED VARIOUS POSITIONS NEED ESL TEACHERS! :)> :)>
    > :)> :)> ## WINTER CAMPS LOOKING FOR E2,E1,F6 & C4 VISA INSTRUCTORS & MORE THAN HUNDRED VARIOUS POSITIONS HIRING ESL TEACHERS! :)> :)> Posted By: JOB N JOY Recruitment Business license number: 220-88-05548 Recruiting license number:2010-3220…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Instructor & Senior Instructor Positions YBMs Adult Academies Division
    YBM Language Institutes is searching for dynamic and professional instructors to join its teams in Seongnam, and Seoul. Korea’s #1 EFL organization for the last twelve years running,  YBM  is Korea’s premier provider of English lan…
    - 12 days ago, 12 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Starting ASAP~March Positions in Busan ( Full/Part Time )
    ESLJOBKOREA is looking for teachers!! Our mission is to provide teachers (who are suitable and dedicated to teach kids and adults) with positions at reputable schools. We have many positions available for foreign teachers not only in Busan but in oth…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Exotic JeJu island- Natures paradise.. dont miss golden opportunity
          Hello, my name is Kate and I am writing on behalf of ETEC Agency.  ETEC has recently gained a brand new esl job in Jeju island..  We are looking for energetic teachers with at least a bachelor’s degree and preferably w…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • For a beach lover, new esl job in Busan
     Do you want to be located near Beach area ? Yes, you can get to beach area by subway shortly if you want. As one of leading franchise schools in Korea, school will provide you with comfortable and modern working conditions and housing. If you…
    - 17 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • ESL Job in Gwang ju city between modern and tradition
      ETEC is looking for esl teachers to start in February of 2014. The school itself has been established over 10 years and well known for its well planned curriculum and excellent working condition. Currently there are 20 foreign teachers at this…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Well established institute in Daejeon is now hiring an experienced teacher
    Koreaconnections has consistently been one of the top placement agencies since 2005, certified and selected by the Department of Education and has successfully placed over 800 English teachers to public schools and private institutes nationwide. Qu…
    - 21 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • ESL job in Gwangju between modern and tradition (Work with 14 native speakers)
        Hi, my name is Kate from ETEC Agency, S. Korea. A big franchise institute in Gwang ju is looking for teachers for start mid of Feb.2015   - Location : Gwang ju (Nam gu district) -Teaching targets : Kindergarten, elementary sc…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • Seoul- Part-time English Native teacher for children
    Teaching only 6 to 14-year-old students Start Date : December 1st 2014 Working Days : Mon, Wed, Fri (during December 2014 / From 2015 looking for someone who can work for 2 days among Mon, Wed, Fri and one more day among Tue, Thur) Working Hour…
    - 34 days ago, 21 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • > :)> :)> ## WINTER CAMPS NEED NATIVE ENGLISH TEACHERS/ ## HIGH SALARY VARIOUS POSITIONS NEED ESL TEACHERS! :)> :)>
    > :)> :)> ## WINTER CAMPS NEED NATIVE ENGLISH TEACHERS/ ## HIGH SALARY VARIOUS POSITIONS NEED ESL TEACHERS! :)> :)> Posted By: JOB N JOY Recruitment Business license number: 220-88-05548 Recruiting license number:2010-3220164-14-5-00011…
    - 39 days ago, 16 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • EXCELLENT TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE IN KOREA, ASAP!!!!!!!!
    EXCELLENT TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE IN KOREA, ASAP!!!!!!!! PERFECT POSITIONS FOR FIRST TIME TEACHERS AND EXPERIENCED ALIKE. VonKorea is currently accepting applications for English teaching positions throughout Ulsan. We are unique in that we…
    - 42 days ago, 13 Oct 14, 12:00am -
  • > :)> :)> ,HIGH SALARY POSITIONS FOR VICE PRINCIPAL & MASTER TEACHERS.*****ALSO VARIOUS POSITIONS NEED ESL TEACHERS. ! :)> :)>
    > :)> :)> ,HIGH SALARY POSITIONS FOR VICE PRINCIPAL & MASTER TEACHERS.*****ALSO VARIOUS POSITIONS NEED ESL TEACHERS. ! :)> :)> Posted By: JOB N JOY Recruitment Business license number: 220-88-05548 Recruiting license number:2010-3220164-14-5-…
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  • :)> :)> :)> DIVERSE ESL TEACHING POSITIONS THROUGHOUT THE NATIONWIDE, MUST CHECK ! :)> :)> :)>
    > :)> :)> GEPIK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL URGENTLY LOOKING FOR F4 VISA HOLDER !! AND VARIOUS POSITIONS NEED ESL TEACHERS. ! :)> :)> Posted By: JOB N JOY Recruitment Business license number: 220-88-05548 Recruiting license number:2010-3220164-14-5-000…
    - 73 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • EXCELLENT TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE IN KOREA, ASAP!!!!!!!!
    EXCELLENT TEACHING POSITION AVAILABLE IN KOREA, ASAP!!!!!!!! PERFECT POSITIONS FOR FIRST TIME TEACHERS AND EXPERIENCED ALIKE. VonKorea is currently accepting applications for English teaching positions throughout Ulsan. We are unique in that we…
    - 73 days ago, 12 Sep 14, 12:00am -
  • Good Positions in Busan ( ASAP~December , Full/ Part time )
    ESLJOBKOREA is looking for teachers!! Our mission is to provide teachers (who are suitable and dedicated to teach kids and adults) with positions at reputable schools. We have many positions available for foreign teachers not only in Busan but in oth…
    - 90 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:00am -

ESL Job Feed - Korea

  • South Korea- ESL/EFL teachers needed in Seoul, Gyeonggi, Busan, etc!!
    Greetings!My name is Jan Kim, a recruiting agent of ABC Recruiting Service.We have great ESL teaching positions for native English speakers all over South Korea!Please submit your resume and a recent photo at abcrecruitingservice@gmail.com.Po
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:11am -
  • 2 and a Half weeks Winter Camp
    2015 Winter English CampJob description: English CampLocation: Cheongpyeong, Gyeonggi- doSalary: 2.3 million wonStudents: Elementary school students (9 ~ 12 years old)Start date: January 4, 2015End date: January 21, 2015 (2.5 weeks)Te
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  • Reputable & Reliable schools in and around Seoul and major cities in S. Korea
    Do you have the below visa documents ready?Required Documents for English teacher (E2) visa- Apostilled Bachelor or higher degree (For Canadians, notarized one fromKorean consulate)- Apostilled nationwide Criminal record (For Canadian
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  • Hundreds of great positions nationwide in South Korea
    Hello everyone!We at Star Teachers are a reputable and reliable recruiting agency located in Gangnam, Seoul. We are a licensed recruiting agency working with the Private Schools, International schools, EPIK, GEPIK and much more. Iâm sure we can
    - 10 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 8:11am -
  • TEACH ENGLISH IN SOUTH KOREA
    ESL Jobs in major Korean cities. Experienced, reputable and honest recruiters you can count on.TEACH ENGLISH IN SOUTH KOREAAsia Marketing Services (AMS) is a recruiting firm that specializes in placing experienced and beginning ESL teachers in sc
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  • Gangnam, Seoul and Busan positions!
    1-1) Gangnam, Seoul / Deagu (TESOL certificate, 2 yr adult teaching exp.)Type of Students : Adult (TESOL)Working days a week : Wed - SunPayment : 2.5 mil. Per monthHousing : Housing allowance: 400,000 WonCompletion bonus : Equal to one mont
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:11am -
  • 2015 Kindergarten-Elementary Positions in Seoul Area
    Clover Recruiting is looking for new teachers for kindergarten-elementary schools in SeoulTo apply for the position, please send us your resume and a picture to info@clover-esl.com1. Location: Mokdong, Seoul (South western Seoul)Type of school:
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  • MORE & MORE NEW positions available - ASAP and many more
    ------- JOB LIST ------->>> We also have many positions in 2015 that are not posted here. Please let me know if you are looking for later positions.1.Starting Date : Early DecemberStudent type: Kindergarten to elemantaryLocation : Jamsi
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  • Kyopo (F4 visa holder) in Korea-Position in Suwon,Anyang (Pyungchon-E2 visa)
    Dear CandidatesWe Orange Education co is a Korea's licensed leading recruiting company for ESL teachers over 12 years since 2001.Quickly and accurately we match candidate's job wishes with employers.Please fill out application at http://w
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  • UNIVERSITY WINTER CAMP INVITES E2 VISA HOLDERS & MORE POSITIONS
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  • Great Couple Position in Yongin City (Gyeonggido)
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  • Updated very reliable full time positions ASAP & November January Feb 2015
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  • Five Great Five Schools: Chungju//Yongin//Gwangju(2/Jeollanamdo)/Gangwha Island
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Craigslist - Seoul - Housing

Craigslist - Seoul - Jobs

Craigslist - Seoul - For Sale

  • Casio G-Shock (near Itaewon) ₩60000
    Perfect condition, only a year old. Genuine, bought in the US
    - 1 hour ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:50pm -
  • 2002 HYUNDAI VISTO PRICE REDUCED ₩1
    LOW PRICE GUARANTEE!! If you are looking to buy a used car, this is the place to start. CALL M-PARK MOTORS TODAY AT 010-4539-2199 CALL NOW!! 40 DAYS / 2000KM WARRANTY INCLUDED (Covers Engine, Transmission, Differentials) VISIT Our Website at htt…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:40pm -
  • 2001 HYUNDAI LAVITA PRICE REDUCED ₩1
    LOW PRICE GUARANTEE!! If you are looking to buy a used car, this is the place to start. CALL M-PARK MOTORS TODAY AT 010-4539-2199 CALL NOW!! 40 DAYS / 2000KM WARRANTY INCLUDED (Covers Engine, Transmission, Differentials) VISIT Our Website at htt…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:39pm -
  • Garage Sale (Tons of stuff available) (HBC, Itaewon)
    Everything is first come, first served. I am available to mail smaller items to you if you pay the shipping. If you want a bunch of stuff, it would be best to come by my place and check everything out. I am available most evenings after 8pm or weeken…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:33pm -
  • Leaving sale: Calvin Klein, Zara, Abercrombie, AmEagle (Sinchon/Hongdae) ₩5000
    Hello fellow craiglist-ers, I am moving to my new home soon so I am selling a bunch of clothes for both men and women of different sizes. 1. Abercrombie & Fitch / grey zip-up sweater / 105~110 / 20,000 won 2. H&M / charcoal jacket / S - 90 / 10,…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:22pm -
  • 2006 KIA NEW SPORTAGE DIESEL PRICE REDUCED ₩1
    LOW PRICE GUARANTEE!! If you are looking to buy a used car, this is the place to start. CALL M-PARK MOTORS TODAY AT 010-4539-2199 CALL NOW!! 40 DAYS / 2000KM WARRANTY INCLUDED (Covers Engine, Transmission, Differentials) VISIT Our Website at htt…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:21pm -
  • 2003 SAMSUNG SM3 PRICE REDUCED ₩1
    LOW PRICE GUARANTEE!! If you are looking to buy a used car, this is the place to start. CALL M-PARK MOTORS TODAY AT 010-4539-2199 CALL NOW!! 40 DAYS / 2000KM WARRANTY INCLUDED (Covers Engine, Transmission, Differentials) VISIT Our Website at htt…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:16pm -
  • baby walker ₩20000
    Bright starts baby walker
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:06pm -
  • Multi Purpose Plastic Container (Seoul) ₩15000
    Hi Everyone, I am leaving Korea soon. So, I am selling 4 multi purpose plastic containers. Good Condition and clean. 2 types : Drawer Container & Container with Wheel must buy all, asking 15,000 Won for each. Thank You.
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:02pm -
  • Leaving Korea Sale (Seoul) ₩10000
    Hello Everyone, I will be leaving Korea on 25th December 2014. So I am starting to sell all my good stuff at good price. please check them out : 1. Samsung LCD TV 32" with no scratch at all on screen = 300K (Last minute selling on Dec. 20th, 2014…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:01pm -
  • Winter Clothes & Jeans (Seoul) ₩10000
    Hello, I have many winter clothes to sell I will sell it very cheap. Save you a lot of money on winter, Its all in very good condition, Welcome to see and choose yourself. Price range from 5,000 - 10,000 Won. Size XL for clothes and Size 32 fo…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • Wireless Mini Keyboard (Hongdae ( Seoul )) ₩5000
    Hello, I am selling wireless mini keyboard, but it doesn't work, that's why I sell it very cheap. Perhaps you can fix it?
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:58pm -
  • Sofa-Bed for Sale -- Excellent Condition! (Gangnam) ₩80000
    Couch for sale in excellent condition! It folds down into a bed very easily so it's great for having guests! I bought it in May so it is only about 6 months old. I don't have a way to deliver it, but it's pretty light if you have a way to move it. I…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:58pm -
  • 2000 KIA RETONA PRICE REDUCED ₩1
    LOW PRICE GUARANTEE!! If you are looking to buy a used car, this is the place to start. CALL M-PARK MOTORS TODAY AT 010-4539-2199 CALL NOW!! 40 DAYS / 2000KM WARRANTY INCLUDED (Covers Engine, Transmission, Differentials) VISIT Our Website at htt…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:56pm -
  • Bright Starts Having a Ball Activity Table (Ilsan) ₩25
    1.Bright Starts Having a Ball Activity Table-25.000 Korean Won in great condition. Is missing one sticker off of the light up "book." Comes with batteries and balls. Legs of table can be removed for floor play. Bright Starts Having a Ball Get Rollin…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:55pm -
  • Wanted! Someone to take SK Phone Contract - Samsung S4 Great Condition (Gangnam)
    I am leaving Korea in about a week and I need someone to take over my phone contract with SK Telecom. The phone will be paid off in October and then you would just have to pay for service. I pay less than 70,000 for phone and service with a lot of da…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:43pm -
  • RPS ETTL Off-Camera TTL Shoe Cord Olympus/Panasonic - For Sale (Seoul) ₩15000
    RPS Lighting HD ETTL Off-Camera TTL Shoe Cord For Sale For all Olympus/Panasonic cameras. New. Never used. This Dot Line HD ETTL Off-Camera TTL Shoe Cord maintains all on-camera flash functions for one Olympus-compatible shoe-mount flash unit used…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:31pm -
  • SK Phone Contract - Samsung S4 Great Condition (Gangnam)
    I am leaving Korea in about a week and I need someone to take over my phone contract with SK Telecom. The phone will be paid off in October and then you would just have to pay for service. I pay less than 70,000 for phone and service with a lot of da…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:31pm -
  • Canon 40D with 18-55 IS Lens (Seoul - Itaewon) ₩350
    I'm selling this camera because I've since upgraded, but it has been great and well taken care of throughout its use. It comes with a 18-55 IS lens with (with protective filter included) and spare battery and memory card (CompactFlash). If any quest…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:19pm -
  • LG M2362D 23" TV (Made in 2010) (Seoul) ₩100000
    I am selling my old TV as I have recently upgraded. This sale is for: *LG 23" TV (Model # M2362D) (Made in 2010) *Remote controller *Power cord *DVI cable *VGA cable A few important things to note. *I do not have any extra hdmi or cable wires.…
    - 3 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:18pm -