Service

The Manjok (The 만족)

 

The Maoul Bus*

I walked up and down the street looking for the bus stop on the opposite side of the street. Where I was going was only four stops away in that direction, but I soon realised that the bus only went in the opposite direction, which left me a good fifteen stops away. I bit the […]

“Free, for me?” Korea knows a thing or 2 or 10 about great service.

Living and teaching in Korea has allowed me to adopt a pretty decadent life-style. I’ve been pampered in traditional Korean bathhouses and spas, I’ve wined and dined most weekend evenings in Seoul, I’ve adopted a Korean sense of style and I can find an item that ‘I just have to have!’ in any store, and I’ve adventured throughout Korea and flown to Taiwan and Thailand all in the last year. My teaching salary has allowed me to try, see, taste and shop my way through Southeast Asia all while sending money home to the US each month to pay off student loans and other debt.

I will leave Korea in June, so I have decided to be a bit frugal and save more money in my last few months. It is comforting to know that while I am saving I can still enjoy myself in true Korean style. Korea is famous for exemplary ‘service’ and freebies. Money is great, but free things are even better.

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iPhone Korea Nowon Service Center

Complete English repair and customization service for iphone, ipad and ipod.

Fastest professional care at the most competitive prices in the nation.

For example, most iphone repairs take 10 minutes.  Glass repair for iphone 3GS is 35,000 and iphone 4G is 90,000.

One of 19 locations across Korea, the Nowon center is located 20 seconds from Nowon station (lines 4, 7) exit 9.

Check out the English website or call the English line for general information and detailed list of fees.

http://applerepair.co.kr/

070-8968-9254


ICare--IPhone Repair Service

IPhone Repair Shop located near Haeundae.
(address updated May 2012)

 

http://cafe.naver.com/busaniphone

Address:

I-CARE FOR APPLE


Certified Translator or Translation Service in or near Busan

I am registering my son's birth with the Canadian consulate, but one important form is not available in English (from any Korean government office at all, apparently) - it is the 가족관계증명서 (family relations certificate). I need to include this document, with a translation from a certified translator and some kind of affidavit to verify the translation. 

Where do I find this "certified translator"? My internet searches have not proven fruitful, so I was wondering if anyone here has gone through this and can point me in the right direction.


GIFT Ministry in Dongnae (now with free Korean classes)

Every day we face choices, new tasks, new challenges, new obstacles, sometimes new jobs, new relationships, and for many of you a new or different life in a new country and culture different from where you grew up. It helps to have a community around you to help you adjust and learn to adapt quickly, see the sites,  share your experiences and ideas with and to just hang out and relax together. GIFT Ministry (website: http://tinyurl.com/lifeisagift) is a friendly community trying to help English speakers in Busan make the most of life here.

One new program we are offering is free Korean classes at 2pm on Saturdays for beginners.  These can help make navigating life in Korea quite a bit easier, more efficient and we have an experienced, very kind and helpful Korean teacher who speaks excellent English leading them! Come join and "level up" your Korean :).


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