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Hapkido in Haeundae Re: Hapkido in Haeundae Muskokas Own
I don't know any hapkido, but if you want Taekwondo I can help you out.
4 years 26 weeks ago
Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience Re: Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience joe kimchi

I probably should mention that I'm a retiree with a generous pension and don't have to work.

At first, I couldn't figure out why I was being asked for an ARC and to fill out a reentry permit when I'm on a tourist visa, and then I couldn't understand why I was beiing asked why do I need to come back to Korea again and being checked on for working illegally.

Thinking about it...

4 years 26 weeks ago
Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience Re: Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience elmobuzz
i think it is a perfect example of why korea is so well known as a tourist hotspot in the english speaking world.  nevermind the language barrier, the form is in english, too
4 years 26 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. lee-bum-suk

So the kids you teach are all in middle school and applying to these places? 

I teach middle schoolers privately woodsman!!!  I hope for their sake you don't teach them reading comprehension or they might just be stuck going wherever you went to school.

4 years 26 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. woodsman
Once again LBS shows there is no limit to what he doesn't know. I'm teaching kids who are applying to Cal-Tech, Harvey Mudd, and Dartmouth. Why don't you try sticking to topics you know something about. We could all use the long silence from you.
4 years 26 weeks ago
Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience Re: Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience Angel

JK, 

     I don't blame them, I hope they will get stricter, and get rid of all scam merchants working here(not you). Ones, who are working illegally and therefore, as a consequence, keeping all the Industry rates down.Go immigration, a good start, next for Hakwans.Keep it up!I don't understand why people think...

4 years 26 weeks ago
Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience Re: Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience chinesewoman

Sorry to hear that.

My suggestion for foreigners (who can't speak Korean well) under a similar situation are:

1, Be very very polite and smile all the time (it doesn't matter how fake you look like), DO NOT argue or TRY to explain anything, cuz that won't work.

or 2, Act like you are very very vunerable and pissed (This really works for women, not sure it works for men or...

4 years 26 weeks ago
Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience Re: Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience Paul Gaasenbeek
and talking about the ferry terminal, i was exchanging money there one time and while getting processed, i decided to get more money exchanged. the woman got angry and said in korean, "this is why i hate foreigners." now remember, this is a bank at the 'international' ferry terminal. i called the manager over and he just laughed like what she said was cute. try saying that to a customer at a...
4 years 26 weeks ago
Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience Re: Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience Paul Gaasenbeek
sadly, normal bro. back in 2005 i wasnt even allowed to get a work visa because i had been here "too long" without a work visa. even though there was no evidence of me teaching illegally and i was actually wanting to get a e2 visa i was denied. so i went to ulsan and they gave me one. busan no, ulsan yes. crazy random stuff here just makes you wonder. in the end i worked in ulsan for 2 months and...
4 years 26 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. helenreee

You teach at a hakwon in Korea, then show your business skill first to your guests in class.  The truth is that they will never be your students but possibly customers or rarely clients.  That hakwon manager eventually mentioned one of the ivy league colleges in the US, because it is not a college to him...

4 years 26 weeks ago
Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience Re: Busan Ferry Terminal: Scary Experience helenreee

That ...

4 years 26 weeks ago
Havaianas Re: Havaianas helenreee

Unbeatable price would be given with the E-mart at Jung-dong St. on the first floor by the side of the hall where new sportswear retailers are currently preparing their new displays behind white walls on back.  Men thongs are mostly limited in dark shades, while gals in blue, white, red, and pink&green.  If you...

4 years 26 weeks ago
High interest savings account Re: High interest savings account helenreee

It is called Saving Deposit with interest bet. 4 and  6% annually.   Since Stock Saving Funds (주식형) 적립식펀드 is now unstable, Secondary Financial Institutions Savings 2금융권 적금 can be one of the alternatives.

Interest...

4 years 26 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Angel

You've been here long to enuf to know that the when in Rome, you do what you need to get by. We do what we have to here. I teach, others entertain, etc, etc.Let's give them a bit more credit on education, rather than say it's a joke. Things are improving slowly, but surely. I am tired of people knocking Korean owners, nearly everyone has been good to me, fair ,honest, helpful, kind, ...

4 years 26 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. lee-bum-suk

No, you missed the point dog, again. They don't know any other school besides Harvard. Kids say they want to go to Harvard because they watched that silly drama period.  That's where my middle school kids all said  if they could go abroad to study and I teach 5classes of 5kids. They didn't even know where it is or what they even want to study or be but they...

4 years 26 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Paul Gaasenbeek
Chabello gets it-why dont many others? I have been saying this for years but no one wanted to listen. I have been here 7 years now and never has a hagwon had my best interest in mind. They are there to make money and that is it. All the people on here talking about prepping and teaching well are wasting their time. Show up, teach what you are supposed to teach but at the end of the day we are...
4 years 26 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Dogarse
Yeah LBS, I'm sure the only reason Koreans want to go to Harvard is because it was featured in a Korean drama.  It certainly wouldn't have anything to do with Harvard being the most famous and quite often highest ranked university in the world would it? What, with every person in Korea being a complete moron, right?
4 years 26 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. hoipoloi
Hello all! This all sounds quite dodgy and worrying as I am planning to come and teach in Busan in Jan 2011. Im livin in Saigon at the mo and it is very unorganised, but we dont get f***ed over by the bosses and stuff like that! Some of the posts were saying "life here is hard" and what not - and while a challenge is always welcomed Id still like a grand school to teach in where im not getting...
4 years 26 weeks ago
One of my favorite foods in Korea is galbi 갈비 (aka kalbi).... Re: One of my favorite foods in Korea is galbi 갈비 (aka ... lee-bum-suk
Be careful, the cuts are very fatty and will make you such if you choose to eat this daily.
4 years 26 weeks ago
Hapkido in Haeundae Re: Hapkido in Haeundae acornrevolution 4 years 26 weeks ago
The Ha Ha Hole presents Haeundae Hijinks Re: The Ha Ha Hole presents Haeundae Hijinks elmobuzz
is chris tharp or matt schidt the one with the beard?  either way, thanks for bringing comedy to hauenudae.
4 years 26 weeks ago
Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. Re: Is this a bad situation or not??? please help. lee-bum-suk

The only reason why Koreans ever mention Harvard is because there was a stupid drama dealing with a few Koreans going there. Like every other drama here all they ever did was sit and talk about food; simply pleasures for simple peoples. Oh..and the actors were pathetic, they couldn't spell Harvard none the less go there. Other than Harvard they don't even know of of a decent school....

4 years 27 weeks ago
Can we use Korean bank cards (ATM) in Japan? Re: Can we use Korean bank cards (ATM) in Japan? Sa-rah

of COURSE they should go to the bank and speak directly. 

But thanks to the kindness of people on the forum the poster now knows that:

1. they need an international card

2. They CAN get an international card (even if they have an E2 visa) 

3. If the bank says no, that may not be the final answer.

4. There may be limitations etc. that they now know...

4 years 27 weeks ago
Lee Bum Suk is a Waste of Our Time! Re: Lee Bum Suk is a Waste of Our Time! Des5

Starting a chat to get a guy banned?

 

He has done nothing wrong, this whole forum has applauded his efforts.

 

Amazes me the chat has gone from him being banned to some group hug! I do not know.  Having been here 4 years & only just got so bored I decided to reach out, I will  say 3 things..

1)  Can't believe the moderators...

4 years 27 weeks ago
Where can I find a big can of Tuna? Re: Where can I find a big can of Tuna? Des5
Can't believe such a question.  Got a 1.8kg tin in my cupboard - frightens me to open it!  Like mattsid said, its a huge amount of tuna!  I do not know if you were joking when u asked this but enen my local corner store has 1.8kg tins!  Is it possible sharks?  dolphins now post here?  Not sure what else eats tuna, bears? nope thats salmon umm...no lost
4 years 27 weeks ago

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