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I am not advising that you do this and this is not for everyone, but I am just telling it like it is. If you are considering quitting your job or if you have been fired from your job teaching English in Korea then you have a few options.
If you are trying to quit your job and would like to transfer to another job then you will probably need a letter of release from your employer.
But I am not going to go into that with this post. You can read more about that here.
In this post I am just going to tell you about the loophole.
Here it is.
You can actually quit your job and remain in the country on your E-2 visa. I did this when I was fired from a public school in Korea. I was fired after the first semester and stayed in Korea another 4 months or so on an E-2 visa.
The visa will remain active until it expires on the date that's in your passport. You can't legally work at another school with this visa, however if you have other means of making money or just want to hang around or travel throughout Asia or whatever you can.
If I remember correctly your employer can't cancel it without you. In fact when this happened I called immigration and explained my situation and they said the school can't cancel it.
You can cancel it though by handing in your ARC when you leave the country. If you want to get a new job legally teaching in Korea and start all over then you would have to leave the country on a visa run and complete all of your paperwork again.
Again I am not advising this, but you could also get a part time job or work under the table at another school temporarily. If you are a very conscientious person then that is not for you.
According to Jordan Peterson's Big 5 test I am not a very conscientious person which means I don't necessarily follow the rules. If you object to this then that means you are a more conscientious person.
From my point of view I look at it like who are you harming by teaching under the table? But the immigration staff is very conscientious and you could get kicked out of Korea or maybe fined for teaching illegally.
If you want some more time or you need to make some more money before you go then you could get another job.
Of course if you are fired or quit your job then you will probably have to arrange your housing as most housing is included with the contract. I didn't have to arrange new housing. I stayed in the same housing, but had to start paying rent which was like 350,000 Won or so a month.
Anyways that's the deal if you are fired or quit you can stay in Korea on the E-2 visa until it expires. This probably isn't something you would plan on doing, but if you find yourself in this situation then well you have some options now that you probably didn't know.
Hello everyone, I hope you had a wonderful weekend! I think you can understand what will be the content of my blog today reading the title! But I have a surprise for you and that is, I made a whole video about my experience of visiting this wonderful cafe! This is a must visit place in Busan for Harry Potter fans. Although I heard during the weekend the place is super crowded, but we were really lucky and managed us a table. Check my full vlog for details!
-Munira Chowdhury, 17/09/2018
You're studying Korean, right? What do Koreans think about you? I wanted to ask them how Koreans feel when they hear you're trying to learn their language - whether you can speak it or not.
I filmed a series of interviews this summer in Korea, and asked several questions to people. I've since been compiling them into separate videos, and there are about 2 more left for this series. Next year I'll go again and film some more. Speaking of which, is there somewhere you'd like me to go to film my next series of interviews? I've done the past 2 at 광화문 (that's why everyone's wearing 한복s), and I've done one in 홍대.
Enjoy the video!
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I don’t get to travel home very often. For me it is always a bittersweet moment, as you realize just how far and how long you’ve been away. You see your parents getting older and your friends moving on. It can be tough at times. However, it also gives you a different lens to shoot with, in some regards.
This trip home came after a few family struggles and my Grandmother passing away on my birthday last year. Suffice to say that I really wasn’t in the right mindset to go out and get some good shots. However, I did bring my camera with most places. It was when I stopped at seemingly “normal” places and really focussed on what those places were saying to me, that I started to rediscover my hometown.
What is the Scene Saying?
By this, I mean, “why did you stop and look there?” or “What is jumping out and capturing your attention?” when you look out at the scene. For me at home, I never really explored that area when I went home. I just occasionally looked for nice shots to take. With so much time since I had last been home, I did a lot of thinking. We had a whole week at my parents place and we could have stayed more. However, the mountains were calling.
We had the chance to explore some great spots just to have fun. The wildfires that were increasing in size in Western Canada, were also causing air quality problems across the entire country. Much like the last time I visited, the skies sadly were hazy and overcast for much of the time. I just had to work with the conditions that I had and make the best of it.
Interesting Over Exotic
Too often we think that have to travel to exotic locations to achieve great shots. However, your ability to make the everyday look amazing will set you apart from the rest of the photographers heading out to Iceland or wherever the next “it” place is. I had the same issue with Manitoba. I struggled to find the “interesting” in the “everyday” but thankfully I had my muse with me. My wife was in constant awe of the vast open fields and the nature that was seemingly everywhere. Keep in mind, that she grew up in Korea where you would be hard pressed to find such vast landscapes anywhere in the country.
So, I used her wonderlust to fuel my own. The fields, the the trees, the lakes, all became much more interesting. I kept thinking about “if I was a traveler, what would I find interesting?” and went from there. Soon I captured some shots that I was generally happy with. Ones that I can look at and sort of say “this is where I am from!” and have people interested in the scene.
The bottomline is that you have the ability to make any scene interesting. The trouble is to express that interestingness through your photo. Often, what we find interesting may not transfer so well into the visual medium. Thus, keep examining your shots and the scene in front of you to find what exactly is making you stop and look. Is it the sky? then drop that horizon down. Is it a road that cuts through the scene? Then centre the road and even get a little lower to the ground to emphasize the road. Once you start taking stock of what the scene is saying to you, you will see a noticeable difference in your images.
Stay tuned for the next installment when I travel to Whistler, BC!
Kicking My Own Ass Back to Sanity
Buckle your seat belts and take out your chips and salsa, ’cause it’s about to get real cheesy up in hurr. If you follow The Toronto Seoulcialite (my other “less sarcastic” blog), you’ll have read about my issues finding a job, finding a man, and finding my figure through the mess of moving back to Canada. I’ve finally found something which could be the makings of a career, and a date with myself 3 times a week which gives me structure and an outlet. Coming back home is like picking up an old, ear-marked book. The characters are the same and the setting hasn’t changed, but you’re still not exactly sure what will happen to the protagonist next.
Someone Else’s Story
My biggest fear returning to Toronto was that I would be reliving the same old story. While I was away, several of my friends partnered up, a couple had kids, many got promotions, some went back to school, and my nightmare boss was finally arrested. Beyond that? A lot of the people I’ve left are ear-marked – frozen in time right where I left them doing the same old things and just banging their heads against the wall calling it happiness. I knew I wasn’t happy back in 2014 when I made the decision to begin the arduous application (okay – it was long, but not that tough) to move to Korea. I couldn’t come home and return to old habits.
Die Hard: With a Vengeance
Old habits die hard. I ended up moving back to Queen St. West and was working in the events industry when, at last, I found work. Getting into a rhythm took time, and my physical and emotional health took a hit. I decided to hit back. I bought myself a 2 week unlimited introductory pass at Big Hit Kickboxing Studios. At that time, I was living with a disrespectful roommate who was a neglectful pet owner. I had no autonomy in my own life. Looking back, I think that I was committed to my 2 week membership, but not so much to myself.
Be Your Own Boss (Without Working for Yourself)
I once read that you should treat yourself like the CEO of your own life, and that fitness was a meeting you set with your employees. Good bosses don’t reschedule again and again. I wasn’t managing my life properly, nor was I being a good boss to my mental and physical health. At this point I needed to hit back, but not just for 2 weeks. Big Hit Kickboxing Studios in Toronto has given me the schedule I need to succeed.
Be a Good Boss
Proper preparation prevents poor performance. I’ve set meetings with my very important sanity at least 3 times a week, which is honestly pretty manageable! After work on weekdays I leave the office between 5 PM and 5:30 PM (I know – my job offers work/ life balance <3) and walk for about 35 – 40 minutes from the office to Big Hit Kickboxing Queen West. The walk enables me to just zone out and enjoy constant, steady movement while listening to music. The workout to follow is full of different combinations which challenge my mind and various muscle groups. Over the next 3 months I’ll be sharing my highs, lows, pounds, and measurements. Stay tuned for preparation and progress, not perfection.
Since getting back on a regular schedule with Big Hit Kickboxing Studios, I haven’t actually lost any weight, but the rest of my body and my life has changed pretty drastically. My clothes have started to feel different – better. I don’t crave sweets like I did throughout my unsettled period between my old job and old apartment and now. I have been on several dates with not one, not two, but 3 different men who actually want to see me again.
When you start physical activity with dedication, dedication spreads throughout your life in different ways. My posture exudes confidence rather than that fear of failure with which I started. I’m back to caring about a connection rather than having a fear that I won’t be liked (word to the wise – fear of someone not liking you crushes a connection right off the start). I don’t really have time for people who aren’t adding to my life in a positive way, so when I make time to see my friends we’re connecting on a much deeper and more enjoyable level. I also always seem to come back to that old adage: “You can do naked back-flips across his lawn, but if you’re not the one he wants, honey, you’re just not the one he wants”.
Strength, determination, and hope fill the pages of my novel. I know what comes next in that old, worn out, dog-eared story because I’m writing it now.
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Everywhere we look, we see color. Every item of clothing we wear, all the food we eat, each and every piece of furniture in our homes, all of it comes in a color of some sort. It’s interesting, isn’t it? Since it’s also something we don’t always consciously consider.
Our lesson today outlines how to say color in Korean. We will also introduce you to what some of the basic colors translate to in the Korean language. Although a seemingly never ending list of shades to each color exists, just knowing these basic colors in Korean is an impressive skill. Let’s get learning!
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‘Color’ in Korean
The word for ‘color’ in Korean is 색깔 (saekkkal). However, you can often get by just by referring to color as 색 (saek), but it does slightly depend on the context. If you must, you will also likely be understood just fine if you use the Konglish word 컬러 (kheolleo) instead, but our advice would be to refrain from using it. The word ‘color’ also occasionally translates to 빛깔 (bitkkal) in Korean.
하늘색 (haneulsaek) – sky blue
빨간 색 (bbalkan saek) – red
녹색 (noksaek) – green
파란색 (pharansaek) – blue
노란색 (noransaek) – yellow
주황색 (juhwangsaek) – orange
보라색 (borasaek) – violet, purple
갈색 (galsaek) – brown
검은색 (geomeunsaek) – black
횐색 (hwoensaek) – white
분홍색 (bunhongsaek) – pink
회색 (hwoesaek) – gray
부드러운 색 (budeureoun saek) – soft color
선명한 색 (seonmyeonghan saek) – vivid color
어두운 색 (eoduun saek) – dark color
밝은 색 (balkeun saek) – light color
파스텔 톤의 색 (phaseuthel thone saek) – pastel color
A word of caution about Romanization
While it is possible for you to study the words in this article simply by reading their romanized versions, it will come in handy for you to be able to read Hangeul if you ever wish to come to Korea. Hangeul is the Korean alphabet, and not difficult to learn. In fact, you can learn it in just 90 minutes.
After you’ve familiarized yourself with Hangeul, life in Korea will suddenly seem so much easier and the country won’t appear so foreign for you. So, if you’re serious about learning Korean, why not learn Hangeul today?
제일 좋아하는 색은 뭐예요? (jeil johahaneun saekeun mwoyeyo?)
What’s your favorite color?
그녀는 블랙색 옷만 입어요. (geunyeoneun beullaeksaek otman ibeoyo.)
That girl only wears black clothes.
다음에 내 머리를 무슨 색깔로 염색할까? (daeume nae meorireul museun saekkkallo yeomsaekhalkka?)
Which color should I dye my hair next?
내 새로운 자동차는 파란색이야. (nae saeroun jadongchaneun pharansaekiya.)
My new car is blue.
Now that you know how to say ‘color’ in Korean you should have no problem describing that rainbow in your backyard. Any colors we missed? Let us know in the comments what color you’d like to learn to say!
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Here's a topic I don't see discussed much - when and how can the Object Marker (을/를) be used with locations?
We all know how the particles 에 or (으)로 are normally used to show where motion is going, and can mean "to." But did you know that the Object Marker can also have a similar usage? It does... but only in certain cases. While I don't recommend using the Object Marker to mark your locations when speaking Korean, there are a few cases where it's accepted and even common, and I'll show some of those in this video.
Since switching to two video uploads per week, I created this "Korean FAQ" series to be posted once a week as an additional supplement to your regular Korean studies. In the future I'd like to introduce more types of videos to upload each week, for more variety.
Your comments, feedback, and suggestions are always appreciated.
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At 90 Day Korean, we love Korean dramas so why not use them in your studies? We’re big fans of studying Korean but also doing it in a fun and interesting way. Whether it’s studying with television, music, or movies, learning through a medium you enjoy is a surefire way to learn Korean fast! So for that reason, we’re going to start an article series of some of our favorite dramas and words you can look for to supplement your Korean studies while you watch.
So get comfy and grab a pen and pad because we’re reviewing the 2016 hit drama 낭만닥터 김사부 (Nangman deokteo Kim sabu) or in English, “Dr. Romantic“. Let’s get started!
낭만닥터 김사부 Dr. Romantic Overview:
This drama takes place in a hospital where a former surgeon went into hiding after certain rumors about him spread in the medical industry. Dr. Kim stepped down from his post and disappeared from the public eye for many years. Before he went into hiding, Dr. Kim rescued a young boy who had attacked several doctors and nurses in the hospital because he believed that his father would not have died if they had helped him first instead of a VIP patient. Dr. Kim taught him that if he wants to take revenge, he must be a better person and beat those people with his skills as a doctor. Years passed and the boy became a doctor and as an intern he met a female resident doctor who also went into hiding after she had an accident. This was a life-changing experience for her. She injured her wrist which is a death sentence for the career of a surgeon.
These three people are cast in a far flung hospital where importance is not in advanced medical equipment, but the medical practitioner’s skill. They are joined by people who have their own agendas and backstories that led them to work in that hospital.
Why you should watch it:
This is not your ordinary medical drama with fancy advanced medical equipment and hospital facilities. This is a medical drama where emphasis is placed on medical skills and knowledge is given far more importance than the resources available. The story also showcases the reality of politics in the medical industry. Another factor that makes this drama really good is the fact that every character has their own story to tell. The writers didn’t miss a chance dive into their individual backstories. Every character is given an ample amount of time to be explored in the drama. Aside from the story, the entire cast is enjoyable to watch. The main character is played by none other than renowned veteran, Han Suk-kyu. He lives up to his name as a skilled master of his craft as he portrays the role of Dr. Kim. Yoo Yeon-seok and Seo Hyun-jin play alongside Han Suk-kyu as the main characters of this drama. If you’re wondering about the romance line, it’s to be had in the roles of Yoo Yeon-seok and Seo Hyun-jin. This drama also gives a spotlight to rookie actor Yang Se-jong. With the combination of its great story, pace, and cast, it’s no wonder this drama got an average of 20% in viewership ratings.
Link to watch: Dr. Romantic
Episode 1 Overview:
The drama kicks off with the story of a boy begging for the attention of doctors and nurses in a hospital to save the life of his father. Unfortunately, he is ignored and this causes his father to die. Afterwards, he sees a doctor coming out from the operating room delivering good news to the family of a VIP patient he just operated on. Hearing this angers the boy who attacks the doctor blaming him for his father’s death since they came in before the VIP patient. He creates chaos in the hospital until he’s restrained. When the boy regains consciousness, he hears a doctor telling him that taking revenge through violence won’t bring him any comfort. He tells him that if he wants to take revenge, he must become a better person and beat them through his efforts as a person.
Cut to the present, the boy Kang Dong-joo is now a doctor taking his internship in the hospital where his father died. He is very focused on becoming a good and skilled doctor that he doesn’t pay any heed to seniority or having amicable relationships with others. He’s put assigned to the team of an experienced female doctor, Yoon Seo-jung. However, one event will make Kang Dong-joo admire Yoon Seo-jung not just as a doctor but also as a woman.
Korean Words and Phrases: Dr. Romantic Episode 1
|K-Drama Vocabulary (한국어)||How it Sounds||English Translation|
|K-Drama Phrases (한국어)||Phrase in English|
|상관없잖아요||I don’t care.|
|니가 바뀌지 않으면, 아무것도 바뀌지 않아||If you don’t change then nothing will change.|
|niga bakkuiji anheumyeon, amugeotdo bakkuiji anha|
|우리 엄마가 먼저왔는데요||But my mom came first.|
|uri eommaga meonjeo watneundeyo|
Episode 2 Overview:
In this episode, Seo-jung discovers that she hurt her wrist which could affect her ability to perform surgeries. She’s told the harsh reality that she cannot fully recover from her injury and won’t be able to perform surgeries again. Also in this episode, Kang Dong-joo officially joins the surgery department of the hospital where he was once an intern. He was the top scorer in the certification examination that allowed him to join that department. However his rival, Do In-bum, also joins the same hospital. He is the son of the director who was also the doctor who Kang Dong-joo attacked and blamed for his father’s death.
The battle between Kang Dong-joo and the Do’s (both father and son) begins in tandem. The first battle leads to Kang Dong-joo being sent to a far off hospital. He is so frustrated that when he arrives in Doldam hospital, he can’t contain his emotions. He is disappointed and disgusted with the environment of the new hospital he’ll be working at. This leads to arguments and confrontations with Dr. Kim as he has a different perspective, that of being a doctor and treating patients. Kang Dong-joo is used to the practices of big hospitals while Dr. Kim has almost the opposite approach and beliefs, placing more faith in skill than technology. In Doldam, he also reunites with Seo-jung again.
Korean Words and Phrases: Dr. Romantic Episode 2
|K-Drama Vocabulary (한국어)||How it Sounds||English Translation|
|K-Drama Phrases (한국어)||Phrase in English|
|잘해보자||Let’s do well/ Let’s do this.|
|jal hae boja|
|열심히 하겠습니다||I’ll work hard.|
Episode 3 Overview:
In this episode, Seo-jung is on the opposite side of the operating table to undergo wrist surgery. Dr. Kim, Dong-joo and nurse Oh are all part of the team that will perform the surgery. It’s not surprising since Doldam hospital doesn’t have the staff for it to be anyone else. While Dr. Kim is performing the surgery, Kang Dong-joo is mesmerized by how fast and skilled he is. He is able to finish the most critical part of the surgery within 30 minutes just like he planned. Nurse Oh also impresses Dong-joo for knowing immediately all the things Dr. Kim would ask of her. When the operation is finished, Dong-joo approaches Dr. Kim and asks him who he really is. However this conversation leads to an argument between the two. Because of Dong-joo’s arrogance, he is left embarrassed by the words of Dr. Kim. Sometime later, he calls his senior at his previous hospital and informs him that he met Seo-jung in Doldam hospital and asks him to look into the background of a person called Dr. Kim. However, he’s unable to gain any information about him.
Korean Words and Phrases: Dr. Romantic Episode 3
|K-Drama Vocabulary (한국어)||How it Sounds||English Translation|
|외과||wegwa||department of surgery|
|대학병원||daehak byeongwon||university hospital|
|K-Drama Phrases (한국어)||Phrase in English|
|13분 남았습니다||13 minutes left.|
|ishib bun namassseubnida|
Today's Episode: Jinyoung is still scared of Keykat, understandably after the last time they met. But can she avoid her and Billy at the arcade?
Hey everyone! 안녕! This is partially a beginner level lesson, but also an intermediate level lesson (sorta), and goes over a lot of information regarding how you can say "since doing." I wanted to cover this topic simply, so it took a while longer to make this video than I'd originally intended. If you have suggestions for future videos, be sure to let me know!
Remember that there are free extended PDFs available for every "Learn Korean" episode (at the bottom of each post) that contain additional information or examples not covered in the video. You can move through them at your own leisure, print them out and use them as a free workbook, or skim through them for a quick review before or after watching a "Learn Korean" lesson.
Check out the episode here!