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Korean Police Deny Wrongdoing In Australian’s Rape Investigation

Airdre Mattner says she was drugged, abducted & raped in Seoul last September, but after dealing with South Korean hospital staff & police, including a recent Facebook post by police that revealed private information regarding her case, she says she's been devastated her even further. Korea FM spoke with Mattner & the Korea Herald reporter that's been covering her story to learn more about how both foreign & Korean victims are treated by police & other authorities while seeking justice. Find more information on Airdre Mattner's story at http://GoFundMe.com/JusticeForAirdre.


93% Of Votes In Korea Gives Sanders Highest Ratio Of Support In Democrats Abroad Global Primary

With 682 out of 735 votes cast be Americans living in South Korea, Bernie Sanders won a landslide 93 percent of support – his highest in the entire Democrats Abroad global primary.


Foreigner Tax Advice For Filing In South Korea

More than 500,000 foreigners are expected to file year-end tax settlements in South Korea for their 2015 income.

Korea FM spoke with Seoul Global Center CPA Lee Jung-se & tax consultant Katie Klemsen to discuss tax tips & how foreigners can get free advice to avoid costly errors.


Korean life: things foreigners see

If you visit Korea for the first time, one thing you will notice for sure, and that is there’s not much foreigners here. I moved in Korea last year as my husband is a PhD student in an university here. Recently I started my master’s course too, so we will be staying here for a long time. :D

The most noticeable thing among Korean people is, they love wearing light color dresses. On the other side, people from Indian Subcontinent like us, we have different views about dress code. We love it colorful. When you walk around here, you will see the young Koreans (Well, most of them) wearing black or white dresses usually. Anyways they are always beautiful, so it’s no big deal what color they are wearing. :) But we, I mean Bangladeshi people, have a belief kind of thing that the more colorful the dress is, the more beautiful we will look in it. :p


Only In Korea Podcast: Businesses Continue To Ban Foreigners

The excuse by Hongdae bar “Green Light” that it’s “not racist” to refuse foreign customers because employees “are not able to communicate in English” is just the latest example of discrimination by South Korean businesses.

Hosts Chance & Travis discuss the story as reported by the Korea Herald, detail the results of an opinion poll on the topic from OinK Facebook members, and play an audio clip of one listener who fears how discrimination in Korea will affect his biracial children.


Seoul Brand

Brand names are quite popular and even a status symbol nowadays. Brand named clothes, shoes, are the most sought after items in anyones wardrobe. But I have never heard of a brand name for a city.

Seoul brand promotes the city of Seoul. This is a unique opportunity to improve the image of the city of Seoul and also promote the inflow of visitors to this magnificent city!

I am so happy to become one of those members to promote Seoul :) It is indeed an honor and a privilege to work towards a better and foreigner-friendly city!


UFC – Ultimate Foreigner Competition (Ultimate Frisbee in Korea)

What is Ultimate?

Ultimate is a fast-paced team sport that combines the best of soccer and American football. The rules are simple:

  1. Catch the disc
  2. Stop running
  3. Throw the disc to another teammate
  4. Catch the disc in the endzone to score
  5. No physical contact allowed

What is ROK-U?

We are a co-ed ultimate league based in S. Korea with 24 teams from around the country. With nearly 400 players from all over the world, ROK-U is the place to meet interesting and active people in a fun action-filled environment. This is a beginners’ league so no prior experience is necessary! If you like to run and want to meet new friends then this league is for you. We have a spring season that runs from mid March to late May and a fall season from late September to mid November.

 


Waygook Confessions! 외국인 고백 입니다!

About Waygook Confessions

Waygook Confessions is an idea that Rachel had years ago, but it didn’t get made until Summer 2014! Here’s the concept: There are tons of cultural differences between Koreans and the foreigners who live in Korea. That’s the case with foreigners living in any country, right? Those differences make life as an expat interesting! Sometimes, an expat foreigner (or 외국 – waygook in Korean) adopts the cultural customs of their host country. Other times.. they don’t! It can be embarrassing when you don’t “do as the Roman’s do” – so sometimes we keep it a secret that we aren’t adhering to the social norms of our host country. Rachel wanted to make a video with people confessing those secrets! And here it is: Waygook Confessions – things that foreigners in Korea want to confess to Koreans!


Buddha’s Birthday at 반야사

 

The nearest Buddhist temple to our place is just across the road. In fact I pass it every time I go to work. It’s small and hidden up a small hill behind ample tree cover. In fact you’d miss it completely if it were for the multicoloured lanterns which line the street from early April, lanterns which are of course in anticipation of today, Buddha’s Birthday.


PEN Reading in Jukjeon, April 26

Just a little announcement regarding an exciting event which I’ll be participating in this Saturday afternoon in Jukjeon, Yongin. There is a PEN Korea poetry reading by Korean and foreign poets based in Korea taking place and yours truly will be one of the readers. Expect a good eclectic mix of readers in a relaxed […]

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