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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 3 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 3 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 4 weeks ago
Does anyone know where to get Spin bike/ exercise equipment? Well they are readily mattsid

Well they are readily available online at places like gmarket, but seem to be cost around the 400 buck mark, is that what you would expect to pay? Seems expensive to me.

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9 years 4 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! Sounds like the genuine mattsid

Sounds like the genuine article. Will make sure to check him out next time I'm in that part of town. Thanks for the info.

9 years 4 weeks ago
looking for cheap laptop/pc What's your budget? You might mattsid

What's your budget? You might be able to pick up something fairly decent in some of the electronic second hand marts around Beomil Dong.

9 years 4 weeks ago
KyungSung Halloween Pub Crawl 2009 Facebook Group Link: mattsid

Facebook Group Link: www.facebook.com/group.php

Facebook Event Link: www.facebook.com/event.php

9 years 4 weeks ago
Halloween party Halloween Party with Cass Beer ~~~ Ko Seung Hyun

The Cass, Beer Company, will have a Halloween Party. You are going to have chance to have korean friends ,as well as, have lots of fun. All benefits derives from this event will be donated to people in need.


 

When : 10.27 Tue pm. 6 ~ 11

Where : Vinyl Live Club

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9 years 4 weeks ago
Halloween party Yep. There is going to be a mattsid

Yep. There is going to be a 'Pub Crawl' Halloween party in Kyungsung University area. Details are just being finalized now. Will post a new post so check the details there.

9 years 4 weeks ago
Small business license for Westerners? Good luck to you too! rov25

Janice,

Cheers for your good wishes and all the best to you in your business venture as well!

Pls help me clarifiy something you mentioned in your feedback. You suggest that any investment under $50K USD may make things easier to successfully be granted a tax-ID and other legal permits I may need. Is there any special incentive programme for small businesses? if so, would...

9 years 4 weeks ago
Small business license for Westerners? Good Luck.. kkamba77

The person above answered everything so I just wanted to say good luck.

I'm a Korean-American living in Pusan and I'm in the process of opening a business

under my name as well. If you are investing more than $50,000 than you have to have

a document proving where you got the money from and report to both countries.

Other than that, it's not that difficult to get...

9 years 4 weeks ago
Korean Mother-In-Law Diaries Midwest America What's even more unbelievable Trevor

What's even more unbelievable is a family of 4 living on 1,500 a month.

9 years 4 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! kebab rhylon
good veg (kind of like a twist on tabouleh with onions and tomatoes and whatnot), different lettuces, all good. he has chicken, falafel, or beef for 3000 won. The guy is from Iran, had a kebab shop in New Zealand for 10 years,and pretty much knows his stuff. I might have to get another one today.
9 years 4 weeks ago
Small business license for Westerners? No problem. My email can be 143busan
No problem. My email can be found here but just in case...it's 143busan@gmail.com. Price of property is actually one of the highest in the world in Seoul. I'm thinking top 5 or so. It is much less here.
9 years 4 weeks ago
Best kebabs in Busan - Seomyeon Big Boy! Is it Lamb or Chicken - formulaic

Is it Lamb or Chicken - guessing chicken at that price?

9 years 4 weeks ago
non-payment of salaries Blacklist support manager

The bottom line for Koreabridge is that these types of posts have the potential to cause too many legal and managerial headaches.  I do think it's important to hold employers accountable and would be interested in collaborating with existing blacklist sites and those to come (Wakold, perhaps you're interested in starting one?).  

Aside from referring people to these sites, I...

9 years 4 weeks ago
Korean Mother-In-Law Diaries Midwest America so... wakold

So you were making 5000$ per month, and saving up to 3500$ out of your earning, and now you don't have enough money to buy yourself a beer?

Maybe you spent a bit too much money on  Ukrainian Lotte Dancers and Uzbek hostess girls?

9 years 4 weeks ago
Does anyone know where to get Spin bike/ exercise equipment? I can't think of anywhere shav0017

I can't think of anywhere specifically, but I have a set of 4 KG (a little over 8 1/2 pounds) weights and a jump rope, and a fitness band I could sell you.  (and possibly a yoga mat and fitness ball, but haven't quite decided if I want to sell them yet!)  I live by Haeundae Beach (jung-dong exit) and work in Centum City, if you're interested shoot me an email or give me a text/call...

9 years 4 weeks ago
Busan Centum Hospital My wife had a terrible DavidRushbrook

My wife had a terrible experience at this hospital! Barely anyone spoke English for starters! Things were dirty and they let her lay in vomit soaked sheets until I demanded they change them! When they changed them that set had big holes in it! It was an overall terrible experience! We both would recommend going anywhere but here!

9 years 4 weeks ago
Small business license for Westerners? Thanks 143Busan for your rov25

Thanks 143Busan for your reply,

Would you mind emailing me on roinchina@yahoo.co.uk to have your email as a reference in case I need your translation services?

I assume you're based in Busan, and from what I can see on this website rents seem lower than Seoul, is the business activity the same, it goes in proportion with...

9 years 4 weeks ago
non-payment of salaries I don't understand wakold

I don't quite understand why somebody cannot tell the name of a Hagwon which didn't pay them.

On a personal opinion kind of note, I think mister the manager moderator seems to be a bit too concerned about comments and should just let people write what they think. And if somebody got ripped off from a Hagwon, why not prevent some other people from being ripped off too?

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9 years 4 weeks ago
Korean Mother-In-Law Diaries Midwest America Mother-in-Law Diaries, old and new jeff

Good to have the diaries back, even sans mother-in-law.

Found the link to the old diaries http://www.koreabridge.com/writings/motherinlaw/index.htm

9 years 4 weeks ago
non-payment of salaries i would advise you to edit 143busan
i would advise you to edit out actual names. libel and defamation laws are strange here. thats just FYI...
9 years 4 weeks ago
Small business license for Westerners? OK...the answer to your first 143busan

OK...the answer to your first question is yes.  A foreigner can operate a business on their own without the partnership of a Korean.  The laws differ a bit and as I've always said here, I'm not lawyer...but I can assure you that it is completely possible to obtain.  Rather than seeking a lawyer though, is to find someone who can translate for you and visit Seoul City Hall first...

9 years 4 weeks ago
Travel restrictions re-entering South Korea? return kwaz666

Never heard of any problems with going to Japan, if it was like that, there wouldn't be so many visa runs.

Just don't go to Hong Kong unless you have your return ticket to your home country handy. THose guys are strict. I don't wanna go back there just cause of that bad experience.

9 years 4 weeks ago
 

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