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New in Mokpo Re: New in Mokpo adele_v

I did mean 200 million; obviously I'm talking about the very Korean system of paying around 75% of the apartment value in full upon rental and then getting it back entirely from the landlord when you leave the house (never quite understood what's in it for the landlord...apparently bank interests, on average 4,5% per year).

Anyway I have now decided to stay at the apartment...

7 years 7 weeks ago
Gym in Gimhae? Re: Gym in Gimhae? hope749

Gymrat780,

Well in my opinion and experience I recommand you the elementary school playground for the suitable place of your exercise. Usually it is opened to the normal public people during whole day in Korea. So lots of korean people including me enjoy the exercise at the playground without no fee at the huge ground after the work until the late evening. For instance running,...

7 years 7 weeks ago
New in Mokpo Re: New in Mokpo hope749

adele_v,

Is it impossible below 200 million Won... So strange. Maybe your mistyping of below 20 million Won... :(

7 years 7 weeks ago
Teahouse Re: Teahouse hope749

Dear Rutherford,

For more traditional tea houses name-.....Well there are as following even if not all. Of course those are just the restaurant names. The choice is on you. I just have visited three of them.

In SeMyen area
. PungGyeung (풍경)
. HukGalay (흙 겔러리)
. DaSoUl (다소울)
. DaJun (다전)

In Haundae area
. TheGleLim (더끌림)
. YeoIGa (여의가...

7 years 7 weeks ago
plagued by little flies in your apartment? I have the answer. Re: plagued by little flies in your apartment? I have the ... saveall82

Thumbs up to your wife!

7 years 7 weeks ago
Teahouse Re: Teahouse Rutherford

Just go to google maps and type in "다원" and "찻집".  Both are names for traditional tea houses.  There are a bunch around but they're not always easy to find. 

I can recommend a nice tea house behind Lotte department store in Seomyeon.  It's called 하나방 and you can find it on google maps. 

There is also a bit of a tea district in Jungang-dong...

7 years 7 weeks ago
Lee Bum Suk is a Waste of Our Time! Re: Lee Bum Suk is a Waste of Our Time! kilhallon

LBS, why do you bother to waste your time answering this constant stream of drivel from individuals who so obviously have so much time on their hands.

I have no doubts that the majority of us that are amused by the ongoing comments, have no doubts as to your sincerity in your postings, a somewhat rare attribute on this site.  

...

7 years 7 weeks ago
Lee Bum Suk is a Waste of Our Time! Re: Lee Bum Suk is a Waste of Our Time! lee-bum-suk
''I say just ignore them''....then why do you respond and why does it take you three paragraphs to say such? A child only needs to tell an adult once he/she doesn't like asperagus.
7 years 7 weeks ago
Lee Bum Suk is a Waste of Our Time! Re: Lee Bum Suk is a Waste of Our Time! Chambertin

I say just ignore them, and the rest of those who have been here too long to be of any use to anyone outside of the "clique."  It's quite obvious that many who stay here too long either develop some kind of complex or deal with the differences between what they wanted and what they ahve by ranting away on forums all day.

Leave them be as you only feed their oddity by even...

7 years 7 weeks ago
Which store? Hunting down a power converter Re: Which store? Hunting down a power converter Chambertin

Any luck-

I cant find one either.  Looked at local stores and the lager ones like Hi-Mart.

 

EDIT:

I checked arround and couldnt find any of those stores.  However maybe that was a typo because "철물점" led me in the right direction.

However by then I had just given up and went to Lotte Mart and got one for about 30,000W.

7 years 7 weeks ago
Report racism and log racist accounts here! Re: Report racism and log racist accounts here! Our Great Teacher

I think essentially the good outweighs the bad here for foreigners.Where I'm from, the racism to Asians can be much worse compared to what happens here to foreigners. Bit of staring ,people practicing their Englishee , rude kids , getting rejected from businesses now and again.Big deal.

I think a thread focused on why f/t salaries have remained almost fixed...

7 years 7 weeks ago
Report racism and log racist accounts here! Re: Report racism and log racist accounts here! joe kimchi

My personal experience came when i interviewed with a major corporation in Korea.

The program manager from the office I would be working in, came into the room where the applicants were waiting to be interviewed and asked us the usual job applicant questions.

Then she singled me out in front of the other applicants and made a comment about my dark hair, my skin, my brown eyes....

7 years 7 weeks ago
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7 years 7 weeks ago
Does anyone know about the Tsu Islet (Tsushima or DAEMADO) Japan? Re: Does anyone know about the Tsu Islet (Tsushima or ... hyunkyung

Yes, I went to the North this month after having read some ads on Chosun and Pusan Ilbo, getting impressed by the calm and pacific islet with small hills to hike on for a day or two with only for 40k Korean won for a round trip with daea.com ferry boats. It was a grand tour for Chusek holidays, amazingly bargained, with crowd, big smile, and curiosity. It shall be a...

7 years 7 weeks ago
Anywhere I can watch AFL grand final on live in Busan?? Re: Anywhere I can watch AFL grand final on live in Busan?? mattsid
Probably available on streaming if that would suffice? 
7 years 7 weeks ago
The big question - what do expats or Korea-bound travelers want? Re: The big question - what do expats or Korea-bound ... hyunkyung

Your question overlaps a lit with the forum topic for your reference: http://koreabridge.net/discussion/question-foreigner-product-preferences.  Most of reples are on food&beverage.  But I can hear your point.  I think it is world information with no censorship which still lack of in...

7 years 7 weeks ago
Where can I find a 24 hour fax machine in Busan? Re: Where can I find a 24 hour fax machine in Busan? ezrhino
go to lotte hotel. i am sure they would have fax services.
7 years 7 weeks ago
Where can I find a 24 hour fax machine in Busan? Re: Where can I find a 24 hour fax machine in Busan? ezrhino
go to a PC bang. some of them do have fax machines.
7 years 7 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! lee-bum-suk

There is stuff here that bothers me as well but I can tell you one thing; I am much better off here than I would be in North America. I, like many of you made more money back home than I do/did here and still I was incredibly broke, seriously broke, unfixable broke. 2/3 of Canadians and American live paycheck to paycheck gents and ladies. That is a staggering...

7 years 7 weeks ago
Teahouse Re: Teahouse lee-bum-suk

Don't mistake a tea room (다방) for a tea house, i'll leave it at that.

7 years 7 weeks ago
Teahouse Re: Teahouse hope749

Sweet teahouse in Pusan?...I think that sweet means quiet music, thinkable atmosphere, delicious tea...

Well let's see... There are two kinds of directions. If you have your own car your choice is bigger and bigger. In fact most beautiful restaurants and teahouses are located in near the suburb, Kijang, Chulma....It needs own car to there usually not supported by public transfort...

7 years 7 weeks ago
Is Busan a good place to live?! Re: Is Busan a good place to live?! Angel

Tharpy, 

          you are correct, it's old hat and boring, yet it's still here.World poverty, inequalities of wealth are still here, doesn't mean we cant examine or talk about them?The same old , same old lame justifications of not complaining were used by the Apartheid type, namely to justify...

7 years 7 weeks ago
Does anyone know about the Tsu Islet (Tsushima or DAEMADO) Japan? Re: Does anyone know about the Tsu Islet (Tsushima or ... hope749

Sorry too late my reply.

At that time, 3 years ago, I have been to there, the southern of the islet. It takes about 2h30min from Pusan harbor at there by fast ship. As you know there are two kinds of ship route, the northern and southern islet. To the northern it takes about 1h30min. Well the only ship price is about $85(90,000won) nowadays as I know. In my case 3 years ago I paid...

7 years 7 weeks ago
plagued by little flies in your apartment? I have the answer. Re: plagued by little flies in your apartment? I have the ... Angel
Never have this problem, my wife keeps the place spotlessly clean.
7 years 7 weeks ago
plagued by little flies in your apartment? I have the answer. Re: plagued by little flies in your apartment? I have the ... saveall82
I was actually quite successful in dealing with my fly problem with a variation of your solution!  I put a scoop of that orange rind fruit drink stuff in the bottom of a tupperware container, spread plastic wrap across the top and poked a few holes in the top.  I was disgusted with the number of flies that appeared within the contraption just after a few hours!  I was also...
7 years 7 weeks ago

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