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dermatologist? (english speaking) Yep, you want a Pi Bu Gwa 피부과 mattsid

Yep, you want a Pi Bu Gwa 피부과 and they are pretty damn cheap as well. Check out this post from the old forums should put you on the right track

http://www.koreabridge.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2613&hl=skin

8 years 43 weeks ago
Hairdresser that knows western hair You want to go check out a mattsid

You want to go check out a place called The Hair in Namcheon Dong. The guy there trained at Vidal Sassoon in London, speaks great English and knows western hair. Hence a pretty large foreign clientelle.

To get there get the subway to Namcheon station on line 2. Exit 3 and take your first left. Walk down to the bottom of this street and take a right at the bottom the shop is on your...

8 years 43 weeks ago
Finding postcards? postcards in Nampo-dong everlong

You can find postcards at the Busan tower in Yongdusan park which is located in Nampo-dong. Also, you can just stroll around in the underground mall in Nampo and find tons of souvenir shops that sell them. Finally, you can find more souvenirs (including postcards) at Gukje market which is also in Nampo-dong. Basically, Nampo-dong is a good place to find souvenirs. Hope this helps!

8 years 43 weeks ago
Finding postcards? find them in hotels elmobuzz

 i know for sure that the westin chosin gift shop and at the apek house gift shop.  been told they also have them in shinsagae somewhere.  those are the only places i know of for sure, but other people probably know additional places to find postcards.  the cards i buy are pretty groovy.  they are of paintings of busan scenes from a local artist. good luck

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8 years 43 weeks ago
busan food and eats Old Food Forum manager

The 'old' forums (including the Busan food forum) are still online and active at:
http://koreabridge.com/forums/
(food forum at: http://www.koreabridge.com/forums/index.php?showforum=24 )...

8 years 43 weeks ago
newbie scared to approach employeers... 1. You can be sure that the Cliff_Dangers

1. You can be sure that the BS will continue... welcome to Korea.

2. What do you mean by "playing with my hours"? If the hours they are giving you do not exceed      what your contract states then there isn't a problem. If they do exceed the contract hours then you should be paid OT. If they fall below your contract hours, you should still be paid...

8 years 43 weeks ago
Brita Water Filters in Busan...??? Homeplus Sagik-Dong has F2 Teacher

Homeplus Sagik-Dong has them...

8 years 43 weeks ago
dry cleaners? They are pretty much mattsid

They are pretty much everywhere, especially in older neighbourhoods. You want to look out for a sign saying 세탁 , or any shop with bunches of clothes in plastic bags outside.

They are super cheap as well compared to back home.

8 years 43 weeks ago
Brita Water Filters in Busan...??? there is always gmarket mattsid

gmarket is always super reliable for this sort of thing

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8 years 43 weeks ago
Criminal background check It depends.. celiac_chick

If you're transferring from one job to another and you're not leaving the country, you won't need another background check.  If you leave Korea for more than 30 days, however, you'll need a new background check that has been completed within the past 6 months.

 

 

8 years 44 weeks ago
Brita Water Filters in Busan...??? Another possibility celiac_chick

When I lived in Seoul, I used to buy them at a drugstore near my apartment.  They have totally random things in Korean drugstores, so if you can't find them at Home Plus, check out the drugstores near you.

8 years 44 weeks ago
Brita Water Filters in Busan...??? homeplus had them a month ago elmobuzz

have you tried the homeplus in oncenjang (or however it is spelled)?  they are in kind of a weird spot.  maybe the second aisle from the far right as you walk into the store.  in the middle of that aisle on the right side (facing the back of the store-you should see the booze section from that vantage point) at about eye level you should see them.  they sell the pitchers...

8 years 44 weeks ago
Canon camera store in Seomyeon? Yes, there is one in tonyjkitchen

Yes, there is one in Seomyeon.  It's kind of across the street from Starbucks/Coffee Bean, near Lotte Department Store.  I'm not sure what exit, but if you are standing in front of those coffee shops, you can see it.

8 years 44 weeks ago
wax legs thanks, you guys have been Tejal Patel

thanks, you guys have been really helpful!

8 years 44 weeks ago
Is Kim n Joe reputable? Awesomeness colinwatt99

 Kim'n'Joe are awesome! Always available to help and Ginger helped me loads finding my apartment, as well as giving me full answers to any small queries or niggles I had before AND after signing the contract.

 

8 years 45 weeks ago
Is Kim n Joe reputable? Mosdef. They were my first Cliff_Dangers

Mosdef. They were my first recruiters some 7 years ago. They did things for me that no other recruiter I've come to know would ever do. I haven't worked with them in a few years but from my experience I would say not to worry.

8 years 45 weeks ago
I Am a Fat Expat. Hear Me Chew.  I hadn't noticed there were barbie

 I hadn't noticed there were comments here before. Slow. What a delightful 3am find!

This particular post, while not intended to be deep or really terribly good at all, was somehow comically misunderstood. Literal interpretation? I'll ignore the comment that came from somebody who clearly didn't read the post  and focus on the understandably misdirected one (sinfonian).

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8 years 45 weeks ago
Is Korea making you racist? Orly? truemoboy666

@waikikamukau

"The publicly acceptable levels of racism in Korea are EXTREMELY different to what is acceptable in English speaking countries."

I think what you mean by "racism" is specifically "disapproving attitudes towards whites dating Korean women" and not, I'm guessing, "institutionalized imbalances of power and/or history of violence and...

8 years 45 weeks ago
Waves in Haeundae Beach surfer's rights truemoboy666

Maybe we would have more of a voice if we learned to speak Korean?

I don't think griping in English on koreabridge.net is going to accomplish much.

8 years 45 weeks ago
Is Korea making you racist? Ridiculous Waikikamukau

Pick any night on any busy city street and you'll find a drunk guy passed. You don't need to be a card carrying KKK member to make that observation. However, you do need to be deluded to consider such a presumption to be racism. 

And your scolding tone is seriously misplaced. The publicly acceptable levels of racism in Korea are EXTREMELY different to what is acceptable in English...

8 years 45 weeks ago
Master Yoon's English Hapkido School Morning class times? Netherwhere

The website in question seems to be down. What are the morning class times? Any chance of the contact email being posted sometime?

Cheers

8 years 45 weeks ago
wax legs Apparently you can get it jacquimac

Apparently you can get it done at the spa in the Princess Hotel in Haeudae and it's supposed to be pretty good and professional. Not sure on the price though, probably not cheap but they may have an English person on staff if you call to ask.

8 years 45 weeks ago
xanax? It need a prescription sangju01

When you buy the meicine(Xanax), you need the prescription.

You can get the prescription any Neuropsychiatry hopital

If you need English Doctor or Nurse, You can join Dong-eui hopital.

The English Nurse help you.

Have a great day

 

8 years 46 weeks ago
wax legs waxing everlong

Though I haven't tried it myself, you can get waxing done at Zio place in Seomyeon. This is the building where Homeplus and the CGV Imax are located. Once you enter the building go downstairs as though you want to enter Homeplus. Go down one floor and rather then entering the store make a sharp right immediately after going down the stairs. You will pass lockers on your right as well...

8 years 46 weeks ago
View From Mt.Jangsan Ah memories David

Very nice view,used to live in Haundae way back in the day

8 years 46 weeks ago
 

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