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An Interview with Stephen Mayeux–English Teacher turned JavaScript Developer

 

For those interested in web development, you can join Stephen this Sunday....
Free Code Camp Busan  is hosting a Web Development Meetup in Centum City on Sunday, November 8th from 1-5pm. Bring your laptop and go to the Korea Content Lab's Media Room on the 4th floor.
More info at: http://koreabridge.net/event/web-development-meetup-centum-city-november-2015

Stephen Mayeux

What do People do When they Go Back Home?

Ever since I moved to Korea to teach English 10 years ago, I’ve been curious about what people end up doing once they return to their home countries. These days with Facebook, it’s easier than ever to do a little casual stalking to sate my curiosity. Now that I myself have decided to return to Canada in a few short months, I’ve leveled up my game and it’s turned from curiosity to more of an obsession as I’ve been trying to figure out what exactly it takes to make the transition home with the least amount of stress possible.


Game of Minds - Busan's First Escape Room

 

What is the Game of Minds?

Before proving yourself in the project “Game of Minds”, it is good to learn first, what the reality of the quest is.


Colonial Korea: Silleuksa Temple – 신륵사 (Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do)

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Sillleuksa Temple in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do from 1916.

Hello Again Everyone!!

Silleuksa Temple is located in Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do. The name of the temple means “Divine Bridle Temple,” in English, and it has to do with a legend that surrounds the temple. The name of the temple relates to a horse that was uncontrollable. The horse was reined in by the power of the Buddha.


The Great Korean Gym Debate

As many of you probably remember, I've been working diligently to shed weight while in Korea.  I didn't get a scale until April or May, and I figure I ballooned when I first arrived in Korea seeing as I had brought a bunch of Cadbury Creme Eggs I never ended up giving out (which I obviously finished within about a week and a half).  I was also in transit moving to my new school, didn't have pots and pans yet, and hadn't really figured out how to cook tasty meals using a glorified hot plate.  


Busan Climate Action Film Festival 2015, Nov. 6~7

Busan’s newest film festival to provide information in an entertaining way on the topic of how best to deal with global warming impacts.
http://busanclimateaction.com/
Facebook.com/Busan-Climate-Action-Film-Fest-BCAFF-165928960414781

Location

부산시청자미디어센터 – Busan Community Media Center

1472, U-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea

By subway: Centum City Station, Exit 4;
walk straight for 5 minutes, or 2.5 blocks;
it’s on your right, opposite the big building with the KNN sign.

www.comc.or.kr – (051) 749-9500


Learn About Korean Names

Have you ever wondered why so many Koreans have the last names 김 (Kim), 이 (Lee), 박 (Park), and 최 (Choi)? Have you wondered what Korean names mean, and how they're structured, and what exactly makes a Korean name... well, Korean? I'll cover all of these questions and more in this week's Q&A video.

Feel free to send in your own questions and they might be featured in an upcoming video.

Also I have a special announcement to make. Next week I will be launching the Kickstarter project for "Korean Made Simple 3,"  the third and final book in the series. It's looking to be the best book of the series in many ways. In addition to having a new 20 lessons, there'll also be a full appendix on Korean dialects and more, so stay tuned for its launch (coming very soon!).

The post Learn About Korean Names appeared first on Learn Korean with GO! Billy Korean.


6 Pro Tips for Cycling in Seoul

Cycling is one of the most rewarding ways for you to enjoy Korea!

The Korean government invested a tremendous amount of money in cycle routes and infrastructure. Using these bike-paths are safe ways to explore and exercise.

The entire Riverside Bike Trail system stretches over 1,757 kilometers along the Hangang, Geumgang, Yeongsangang, and Nakdonggang Rivers. There are awesome scenic views and attractions along the paths, cheap places to eat and even plenty of campgrounds. Just Google “4 Rivers Trails” and a ton of information will magically appear. We recommend with a Seoul adventure along portions of the Han River Trail.


Get a Glimpse of the Future at Renovated Samsung d'light in Gangnam

Last month, Samsung d’light, located within the Samsung Electronics Building in Gangnam, reopened its doors to give tech nerds and gadget geeks an intimate peek into the future.

Founded in December 2008 to showcase the latest in Samsung’s consumer electronics, Samsung d’light recently underwent a three-month transformation from a showroom to something that more closely resembles a museum. However, unlike most museums, which generally paint a picture of the past, Samsung d’light allows visitors to imagine what the world might be like in the next decade or two.


I saved my soul by coming to Korea

Dramatic as it may sound, it is true. I used to regard my tenure here as a “time-out” of sorts. A “time-out” out of the grind of life in the United States that seems to befall all who are partaking in the race, rich and poor alike. “I’ll get to live in a Buddhist nation, (albeit heavily capitalistic as well – as I write this two Buddhist monks just walked into the Starbucks I’m at, judge away but I swear by Buddha its true)” I fantasized. Experience the collectivism of East Asian culture, which has been such a delight (I know this is a generalization, and I don’t give a damn…it’s a good one). “I’ll get to travel deep into Asia, India, Nepal, Thailand, THAILAND anywhere.”



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