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Teachers Day in South Korea

 

Today is Teacher’s Day! Also known as Seu-seungwehnal (스승의 날).


마익흘 - I'M IN KOREA ft. the cast of SEOULTUBE

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CREDITS and LYRICS BELOW! CLICK NOW! In order of appearance: Steve Miller http://www.youtube.com/user/qiranger Yann Le Bail http://www.youtube.com/user/TyYann Sean Hodson http://www.youtube.com/user/SeoulSean Kerri Strothard http://www.youtube.com/user/expatkerri Matt Lee 이상근 http://www.youtube.com/user/liza183 Charlene Abdullah http://www.youtube.com/user/charlycheer Seokjin Jin 진석진 http://www.youtube.com/user/jinseokjin with Hyunwoo Sun 선현우 http://www.youtube.com/user/ever4one Kyeongeun Choi 최경은 http://www.youtube.com/user/kyeongeunchoi Hyojin An 안효진 http://www.youtube.com/user/talktomeinkorean Stephen Redeker (with Kyunghwa Sun) http://www.youtube.com/user/stephenworldwide Evan Knight and Rachel Werz http://www.youtube.com/user/EvannRachel And the members of Languagecast! Lyrics: I was never interested in Asian lands. China and Japan were not my thing. Then I heard of a country that's modern, clean, and carefree. And it piqued my curiosity. So I got on a plane, now I'm in Korea. Every day I have a good time. It's like home. I'm in Korea, I couldn't leave here if I tried. I discover something new here every day. Language, entertainment, society. And it's easy living, inexpensive fees. And learning hangul was a breeze. 'Cause I love this place, yeah, I'm in Korea. Every day I have a good time. It's like home. I'm in Korea, I couldn't leave here if I tried. Come for the adventure. It's an odyssey. And if you don't trust them, take it from me. See this smiling face? 'Cause I'm in Korea. If you come, you'll have a good time. It's like home. Come to Korea, I guarantee you'll dig the vibe.
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Skirtroversy in Korea

From Busan Haps


Short-skirted students are a common sight in Japan, but a new thing for Korea. As the skirts get shorter, governments look for innovative ways to accommodate the trend. Rarely before has 'innovative' been the appropriate word. They are seeking to redress the situation without asking students to re-dress.

GANGWON-DO, South Korea -- As kids, one of the first lessons we learn is to take on a problem at its source. And, more often than not, if you can get to the root of what’s ailing you, then you can remedy it and all of its repercussions.

Or, so we were told.

In response to the ever shortening skirts worn to school by Korean middle and high school students, the local assembly in Gangwon province will put the cart before the horse. Or, in this case, the board before the students.

Rather than forcing female students to lengthen their uniform skirts, they have instead proposed spending around $700,000 installing boards in front of some 50,000 desks to block any hint of a view of student's legs in the classrooms.

To be sure, it’s a confusing remedy. Does this say more about student’s skirt length or the school board’s worry of the wondering eyes of district teachers?

To the governments credit, they are employing this unusual redress without asking students to re-dress. This all in the name of avoiding an infringement on the ever expanding freedoms that Koreans are enjoying for the first time since the country’s founding in 1948.


Photography Resources for Photographers in KOREA

One of the biggest challenges about being a photographer in Korea is skill development. There are a ton of great photographers and clubs here but the language barrier is often a challenge. However there are a ton of great resources in Korea and on the web to help you develop your skill to its highest Potential.

1. Seoul Photography Club


Making of PBS’s ‘Kimchi Chronicles’ w/ Marja Vongerichten

You’ve probably already seen the promos for the new PBS show called Kimchi Chronicles, a thirteen-episode journey exploring Korean cuisine and culture. The show follows Marja Vongerichten, wife of world-renowned chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, as she visits restaurants, pojanmachas (street stalls), markets, and popular tourist destinations all over South Korea.


Corporate-Sponsored Censorship: Annoying Things About Korea #12

All That is Wrong With Korea
To those that have high hopes for Korea and its people, this is discouraging. To those that champion individual rights, this is disgusting. To those that believe that Korea can achieve even more, this gives you pause. To those watching Korea from abroad, this makes you wonder if this totalitarian, thought-control action has occurred in North or South Korea. What is “this?” This is Korea’s corporate-sponsored censorship. It can only occur when multiple parties participate. In this case, it is Samsung Electronics, and Naver.com.


KOTESOL National Conference @ KAIST in Daejeon

Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 - 09:00

Full Details and Pre-registration here: http://www.kotesol.org/2011NatCon

Ten Years In:
Advancing Korean TESOL
in the 21st Century

@ KAIST, Daejeon

Saturday, May 14th 2011

9:30 AM - 5:45 PM (with optional dinner reception from 6pm)


10 Questions: Joon-ho Lee, President of TBS

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10 Questions: Joon-ho Lee, President of TBS


Joon-ho Lee considers himself a very lucky man. He began his career as a reporter with KBS, and his appointment as president of TBS (Traffic Broadcasting System) a few years ago means that he will be ending his broadcasting career at the top of his game. But it’s not only his business success that makes him happy. Rather, it’s his conviction that his work is worth doing and is rewarding. In this interview, Mr. Lee shares more about how TBS is providing a valuable service to English-speakers in Korea.

1. In Japan, TBS is the Tokyo Broadcasting System, and in the US, it’s the Turner Broadcasting Station. What is TBS in Korea?
TBS stands for the Traffic Broadcasting System, a media outlet supported by the city of Seoul that encompasses five separate services. First, there’s FM 95.1, a Korean-language radio station which provides information about traffic on the streets of Seoul, among other things. Next, there’s a TBS TV station. More relevant to your readers is 101.3 eFM, an all-English radio station for foreigners in Seoul. We also have TV and radio stations offered on DMB. Up until recently our DMB radio was broadcast in Korean, but in mid-March we switched over to English-language content.


It’s Getting Worse: JPY/KRW is Killing JapanInc

Could It Get Any Worse? Apparently, Yes
Toyota’s profits have plunged, and the Japanese giant has refused to release financial projections due to the supply-chain disruptions that have resulted from the tragic earthquake. The Financial Times article also briefly mentions Hyundai-Kia, and the tremendous market share growth over the past year. The Japanese auto-manufacturers vs Korean ones is being dictated by Korea, helped by the continuing strength in the JPY, and most particularly, the strong JPY/KRW exchange rate.


beijing and back

 
Nin Hao!
I am  back from my final tour of Asia...this year! Beijing was awesome! I am not sure really what I expected, but I was a little caught off guard by the presence of the government. Hints of Communism lined the streets, parks and subways. To gain entry to any tourist site you had to go through security, a x - ray bag scan and a metal detector pat down. The whole 9 yards. We learned that these measures were not for show as some people were asked to open their bags for further investigation, then given the green light or for the not so fortunate ones, toted off somewhere else. 

 

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