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Pension Office Thanks a million, but a copy tyrn

Thanks a million, but a copy of a cheque?  I don't have one.

9 years 33 weeks ago
Pension Office Pension Office toodles

Kyungsung University Subway Station Exit 2. Maybe floor 7 or 8. Just look for the NPS sign. Simple and easy to apply for your refund if that's what you are doing. You'll need your passport, ARC, E-ticket for a flight out of the country and a copy of a check if you want it deposited into your home bank account. Good luck.

9 years 33 weeks ago
AAAAHHHH MosquiTOES!!! Net... SolidChamp

I highly recommend you buy a mosquito net, even though we're nearing the end of the season for them.  Also do yourself a favor and buy one that acts as a sort of pop up tent around your bed.  They're easy to use and even more effective than the nets you have to hang from the wall or ceiling.

9 years 33 weeks ago
KyungSung Halloween Pub Crawl 2009 Added a couple of new prizes mattsid

Added a couple of new prizes and made some small changes to the band schedule so here is the new update

 

OL'55, Kino Eye, H.Q Bar and Eva's present:

The KyungSung Halloween Pub Crawl 2009

For just 10,000 won you get 'The Pub Crawl Pass' which gets you:

a free drink (draft beer or mixed drink) in each bar;

entry to the...

9 years 33 weeks ago
Calling overseas, help please! Calling Home Busan_Ice

It is quite easy to use calling cards from public pay phones.

(1) Look for the "119" button. Press it and wait for the dial tone.

(2) Key in the access number (080-###-####)

(3) Follow the remainder of the format as outlined on your card.

The above usually works for me....

9 years 33 weeks ago
Travel restrictions re-entering South Korea? Thanks... SolidChamp

I appreciate you putting my mind at ease.  If anyone else wants to chime in on this as well, it can't help to have a little added information/reassurances!

9 years 33 weeks ago
Tax Returns? Do foreign teachers qualify for a tax return? tax returns Sebastian

Thanks for the information, im from new zealand. I remember asking my boss about the tax refund thing and she says she doesn't know anything about it? What are my options, is there a phone number or website i can down load the forms off to apply for it?

9 years 33 weeks ago
Travel restrictions re-entering South Korea? hong kong wakold

I personnally have never been to Hong Kong (although I know some people who have been there) but I seriously doubt there is any problems at all to go there SolidChamp. Usually most of the countries will ask to see your return ticket, either before departure by the flight company, either on arrival at the customs.

9 years 33 weeks ago
Travel restrictions re-entering South Korea? Whoa wait...what's wrong with going to Hong Kong??? SolidChamp

My fiance and I have decided to go to Hong Kong for the Christmas vacation.  I was hoping you could elaborate on what you meant by that?

What happened, exactly?  We're going for an 11 day vacation, and I've already booked and paid for the trip through Kangsan travel.  Also, are you an American or Canadian (yes, it does make a difference I'm afraid)?

9 years 33 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! Koreans... SolidChamp

A couple of young Koreans were there making the kebabs when I went.  Looks like I got lucky.

9 years 33 weeks ago
KyungSung Halloween Pub Crawl 2009 Updates mattsid

The prizes list has just been updated.

1st place - (1) r/t to fukoka from Kangsan Travel

2nd place - (2) 100,000 won gift card from Soho Travel

Runners Up - (7)

Dinner for 2 at the Pasta Factory
Dinner for 2 at Ono
Dinner for 2 + pitcher of beer at HQ
Dinner for 2 + pitcher of beer at Eva's
50,000 won bar tab at Ol 55...

9 years 33 weeks ago
Calling overseas, help please! thanks but.. wakold

Thanks but skype can only be used between users of Skype no? I heard a lot about this program but I'm not too familiar with how it works. I need to call to a bank to activate my card, so in this case I don't know if I'd have to call with another method.

9 years 33 weeks ago
Calling overseas, help please! Skype davyteacher

 Skype is very easy and cheap to use, 40 pounds a year and unlimited calling to any home phone of your chosen country (also mobile phones in US)

 

www.skype.com 

9 years 33 weeks ago
Calling overseas, help please! uhmmmm... toodles

I highly doubt a pay phone is cheaper per minute than a pre-paid cell phone. Pay phones in Korea are not like 25 cent pay phones in the states where you can talk as long as you want. Also, use Skype for international calls. It's super cheap, but obviously you need the internet. Good luck.

9 years 33 weeks ago
I want to work out. Please help! gym dcross

You get what you pay for as far as gyms go here.  You arent going to get classes or much variety for under 80,000 but if you want to pay for 3 months at a time, Chicago is probably the nicest club in seomyeon if not all of busan.  They have tons of classes (some in english) and its a really nice facility with all machines and variety for cardio.  Its on the 5th floor of the...

9 years 33 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! haha wakold

Haha well that's an annoying thing for sure! Doesn't appeal me too much to go and try out his kebabs! Even if you have your headphones on he might still stare at you while you eat the kebab haha.

9 years 33 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! took your advice too dcross

Not great, better than lotte basement or ks stand, but decent enough.  One thing that was annoying was that the guy just talks your ear off about how much better his kebabs are than everyone else. So much that it got a little uncomfortable.  If you want to hear how good it is before you eat it and have the owner watch you while you eat it asking about it the whole time, then go here...

9 years 33 weeks ago
Subway Cards hmm not sure wakold

Everytime I take the subway with my card I get charged 990won, I believe there is no such thing as round trip fare, however if you transfer to another subway or to a bus within 30 minutes from your last ride it's free or it's something like 200won. If you go far on the subway line you also might get charged a bit more, like 180won or something extra.

You can also purchase independently...

9 years 33 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! Took your advice... SolidChamp

A buddy and I went down there today.  Had some trouble finding it at first, asked some foreigners at the coffee bean who knew exactly where it was.  Unfortunately they didn't really have high praise for the place, said it was decent at best and told us not to get our hopes up.

Good thing they lowered our expectations because we enjoyed it just fine.  Good stuff,...

9 years 33 weeks ago
Subway Cards You get a free ride if you jabba

You get a free ride if you get another bus within 30 minutes of getting off the bus you started on. You must 'beep' your card on the way out. If you transfer from the subway to a bus or the other way around you are changed a small fee (200won?) that 1170 amount might be the charge for a subway ride longer than 10 stops.

9 years 33 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! exit 7 elmobuzz

walk straight forward out of exit 7 in seomyeon.  probably about 60 meters/yards or what not and on your left. had a falafel and chatted with the lady a bit.  i thought it was good.  perhaps a bit rubbery, but i wouldn't hold that against them.  it was 4:40pm on a saturday.  overall i was quite happy.  like the first dude said, 3000won.  chicken, beef, or...

9 years 33 weeks ago
Subway Cards this is my guess and i'm 143busan

this is my guess and i'm pretty sure its accurate...i'm thinking that the return trip has to be within a three hour window in order for the entire trip to be considered round trip.  otherwise, it's going to be two one way trips that are charged to your card. 

9 years 33 weeks ago
Guseo-dong to airport, best way? Taxi isn't too bad - around bananaman

Taxi isn't too bad - around 15,000 for your troubles - or you could take the subway, change at Yonsan-dong and get off at Deokcheon for a much cheaper taxi!

9 years 33 weeks ago
newbie scared to approach employeers... Yeah - this stuff can happen, bananaman

Yeah - this stuff can happen, the best way i've found to deal with any contract / patience problems is the same everywhere in the world - talk to your employer, for the most part they are all just normal people. Also you should remember they need to keep you and to keep you happy as they probably don't want blacklisted or to find a new foreign teacher so soon. Anyway - my advice - talk to the...

9 years 33 weeks ago
I want to work out. Please help! some gyms.. everlong

i am not sure how easy it will be to find a good gym for 40k a month. There is a small gym in Nampo-dong (about 20 mins from you) that is open until about 11 pm (maybe midnight) and costs around 120,000 for 3 months. Of course if you pay monthly you will pay more per month. In terms of classes they have a few here and there but everything is in Korean. If you need directions just message me....

9 years 33 weeks ago
 

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