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On Naver, the Anti English Spectrum, and what's next Well was I not right? Here is wakold

Well was I not right? Here is another shining example of another ignorant Korea bashing foreigner. You know what? If Korea is so bad, why do you even live here? That might be because that MRI figure up there is partially true isn't it?

Foreigners like to talk about Korea with their dodgy statistics probably taken from a foreigner hater's blog or probably just from word to mouth or ...

9 years 29 weeks ago
Labor Board labor board Jay Vander

the labor board used to be across from megamart in dongnae. i have been there a few times. they speak english. perhaps they moved but they were there not too long ago. if no one can help you find it or the other place is not the right place, email me and i can find out for you where it is and the number you need as my wife is korean. good luck.

9 years 29 weeks ago
Withdrawing money in Korea with a foreign card I remember similar problems mattsid

I remember similar problems when I first moved here. If I remember rightly if you are using a debit card, you have to select the credit card option when withdrawing money. Even if there is an option for debit card, don't select it.

9 years 29 weeks ago
Thanks giving dinner Thanksgiving and Christmas Turkey Dinner DanHoffman

 Some Churches also put on free or almost free dinners.  I know that Antioch International Ministries offers free thanksgiving and Christmas dinners on their respective dates. www.aim.or.kr 

9 years 29 weeks ago
Labor Board no...the labor board is a 143busan
no...the labor board is a federal government run office. there is a busan branch. it is located in yeonsan dong. the website doesn't have any english text. the phone number is 051-853-0009. you're probably going to need a korean friend or acquaintance to help you.
9 years 29 weeks ago
Withdrawing money in Korea with a foreign card ATM bank cards Janelle_A

I've used my Canadian bank card (not from HSBC bank) at the HSBC ATM in Seomyeon.  It works.

9 years 29 weeks ago
On Naver, the Anti English Spectrum, and what's next korea Paul Gaasenbeek

number 1 in suicides. number one in car accidents. number 1 in children dying due to car accidents. top 5 in both drinking and smoking...kinda hard to look into the mirror when you look like this. ignorance is not bliss-it is pain. i think it is good many of us are here so we can educate the ignorant mass-allagory of the caves. it is not to say people here are bad but the reality is most older...

9 years 29 weeks ago
Amatuer Football/Soccer Teams in Busan 6-a-side coffeewriter

Hey

We play six-a-side football every Wednesday night at 8 o'clock at Namcheon Elementary School (Namcheon St, exit 2, turn around and walk backwards towards Kyungsung and then take the first street right...) You can just rock up on a Wed and join.

A lot of the guys play for Inter Busan, a local team that plays in the league 

9 years 29 weeks ago
On Naver, the Anti English Spectrum, and what's next Well, I agree that the anti wakold

Well, I agree that the anti english spectrum is going way too far with some of their comments and actions, but I found the picture hilarious haha

... and actually (sadly enough) in many cases pretty close to reality.

 

You know, every single post, I mean every single post that comes from a foreigner (english teacher) talking about Korea, contains at least one or...

9 years 29 weeks ago
Cleaning Service? Housemaids gives you rhoebe

Housemaids gives you peace of mind and time for the important things in life  whether it's planning a party, catching up on your reading or just taking a little more time for people you care about.maid services

9 years 29 weeks ago
I want to work out. Please help! An idea megrush

I have a great yoga teacher who lives in Geumnyeonsan, but can probably meet you in Seomyeon. She offers private lessons and is really professional and great at what she does. I am a person who is really hard to get motivated and as far from flexible as one can be, but I go to her 3 times a week and on my off days, I actually feel motivated to do it on my own. If you want, I can give you her...

9 years 29 weeks ago
Withdrawing money in Korea with a foreign card Hey there, thanks for your wakold

Hey there, thanks for your reply.

I didn't have any problems with my other credit card (australian one), however with my debit card it was the same story (either canadian or australian), even though I click "foreign card" and all, it keeps saying the transaction cannot be made, only the VISA card is working. Do you withdraw yourself money with a debit card? Or do you use a...

9 years 30 weeks ago
Paying up a contract and converting to a prepay plan. Possible? To terminate a contract with 143busan
To terminate a contract with a cell phone carrier, you have to pay a termination fee. The amount varies from carrier to carrier. Now, if you have a phone that was purchased through the payment installment program that they offer, you'll have to pay that up in full, along with the termination fee. As far as switching, I'm not sure. I'm guessing that you'll have to get a whole new phone number...
9 years 30 weeks ago
Withdrawing money in Korea with a foreign card Yes, you can withdraw money tonyjkitchen

Yes, you can withdraw money from just about any ATM with a normal bank card. 

When you do the transaction, click on "English", "Withdraw", and then something along the lines of "Foreign card not domestic". 

If you have trouble, it might be because your bank is seeing a withdrawal from another country.  In that case, you should...

9 years 30 weeks ago
Ultimate Frisbee Game OK muyjk1

Hi Muskokas, Pronomad, Eglayzer, Kirk,

How about this weekend? Do you have disc and goal line indicators?

Where is good place to do it? Let me know.

Someone has to lead this event... People can follow...

 

9 years 30 weeks ago
Ultimate Frisbee Game Just wanna throw my hat in Muskokas Own

Just wanna throw my hat in and say I know 3 people at least (including me) that would love to jump into a game of Ultimate.

9 years 30 weeks ago
Question from a reader: financial obligations abroad Emergency fund lee-bum-suk

Yes, Chris I think your list should include an 'emergency fund'. Logically before one would come to this country.

I've seen this a thousand times. People show up totally destitute or by means uncontrolled by them experience a hogwan firing,repayment of flight by the school garnishing their first pay leaving them wonless. Another example if is the school pays...

9 years 30 weeks ago
Question from a reader: financial obligations abroad Stock market people are much lee-bum-suk

Stock market people are much like gamblers; you never hear how much they loose only how much they win/gain.

Some people do well in the stock market, I think they are very far and few between. Most people, especially English teachers with their limited amount of wealth should be more interested in preservation of their button collection than of ...

9 years 30 weeks ago
Amatuer Football/Soccer Teams in Busan Meant to reply ages ago to mattsid

Meant to reply ages ago to this, but never go round to it, sorry.

As things stand there are only 2 active foreign teams in Busan at the moment, compared to 4 or 5 a few years back. However to compensate for this they now play against teams from across the country.

Personally I don't play. But you can check out the leagues website here

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9 years 30 weeks ago
Question from a reader: financial obligations abroad korea Jay Vander

while here i would not wire money as that money can be easily traced by the tax people. since canada has no way to look into korean accounts, if you dont wire money home, you can avoid paying taxes on it. if you are forced to do so, try to use someone elses account. it may be illegal to hide the income you make here but who is not a tax cheat? if you were here for  year and made 24million...

9 years 30 weeks ago
Question from a reader: financial obligations abroad I'm learning from this post, AlyssaD

I'm learning from this post, thanks a lot. Given the recent volatility of the stock market, it comes to question whether maintaining a stock investment is a good idea at all.  Well it can be – it just depends on how well you manage your investment portfolio.  If you buy low, and then sell high, like it's best to – you can see some handsome dividends. First, you want to...

9 years 30 weeks ago
Salsa dance Thanks Andrea, I got to try muyjk1

Thanks Andrea,

I got to try this Salsa party. It must be fun.

9 years 30 weeks ago
Question from a reader: fly to Korea to find a job?  thats what i did i'd lip420

 thats what i did i'd recommend it anyday over talking over the telephone and making a choice. come here and get a job you can see for yourself and negotiate a better situation, deal/contract. some schools will possibly reimburse you too for your ticket. i was. 

i did the same thing with taiwan too. its the better way.

you'll need a background check though thsts less...

9 years 30 weeks ago
Swollen Face, Tired Hair  While I'm not sure that all barbie

 While I'm not sure that all women feel cynical and bitchy sometimes, busanandi is mostly correct: I'm basically fantastic. Thank you.

9 years 30 weeks ago
Heat: Who Needs it?  Two things, wakhold: "If you barbie

 Two things, wakhold:

"If you feel the need to constantly complain at things why don't you look at your own country and start complaining about stuff?"

Why on earth would I complain about somewhere thousands of miles and months away? 

 

"In your country (probably the...

9 years 30 weeks ago
 

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