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Important Hanja: LIFE 생 (生) (한자) | Korean FAQ

Koreabridge - Tue, 2024-05-07 11:39

생 (生) is a Hanja with the meaning of "life" or "birth," and can also be used for several related meanings such as "raw," "occur," and even "natural."

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BGN Eye Hospital May Event

Koreabridge - Tue, 2024-05-07 06:37
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Busan

Find your way to clear vision this May!

Get 200,000 KRW discount for the surgery on the examination day!

Get Healon eye drops for all TRIPLE surgery options!

Event is valid for all SMILE PRO, SMILE, LASEK, LASIK surgeries

*Event is valid from May 1st to May 31st 2024

Book your appointment at:

Phone: 010-7670-3995

kakao: eye1004bgnbusan

Email: [email protected]

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Zen Clinic

Koreabridge - Tue, 2024-05-07 05:45
Location: Business/Organization Type: Website: http://www.zenclinic.co.kr/index_zen.php

Zen Clinic Centum City, Busan - a variety of plastic surgery

Zen Clinic in Busan is a clean, state of the art modern plastic surgery clinic located in Centum City, Busan. We offer many services and would like the foreign community to know that you have a place to go if you are looking for treatments to better improve yourself.

Zen Clinic Plastic Surgery Subjects

eye surgery
nose surgery
breast surgery
liposuction

We perform a variety of plastic surgeries.

It is conducted by medical staff with extensive experience and skills.

If you have any questions please feel free to send a message (100% English) or call 051-918-7757/7755.  010-4401-7757.
You can ask for DR. Kim or DR. Park 

Thank you and we appreciate the work you do in Korea!

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Bukdaeam Hermitage – 북대암 (Cheongdo, Gyeongsangbuk-do)

Koreabridge - Mon, 2024-05-06 23:13
Unmunsa Temple from the Heights of Bukdaeam Hermitage in Cheongdo, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Hermitage History

Bukdaeam Hermitage is located on the Unmunsa Temple grounds in Cheongdo, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Both Bukdaeam Hermitage and Unmunsa Temple are situated to the north of a cauldron of mountains that includes Mt. Unmunsan (1,188 m) and Mt. Gajisan (1,240.9 m). Purportedly, Bukdaeam Hermitage is the first temple or hermitage built on Mt. Unmunsan. However, the exact date of its founding is unknown, but it’s speculated that it was first built in 557 A.D. The hermitage was later reconstructed in 1851 and continues to be repaired and rebuilt to the present day. As for the name of the hermitage, Bukdaeam Hermitage, it gets its name from being built so high up on the mountain like a swallow’s nest.

Hermitage Layout

You first approach Bukdaeam Hermitage up a long, winding mountain road that eventually becomes a steep and winding trail. After a few hundred metres up the mountain trail, you’ll come to the hermitage’s grounds. The first things to greet you are a wall of hermitage buildings that include the nuns’ living quarters and kitchen. To the right, and a little further along the trail, you’ll notice a beautiful hall on a mountain ledge. This colourful hall is the Dokseong/Sanshin-gak Hall. Climbing up the very steep stairs, you’ll find an image dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit) with a wispy, white beard and a ferocious tiger at his side. Sanshin is joined by an older image dedicated to Dokseong (The Lonely Saint). And it’s from this shaman shrine hall that you get amazing views of the valley below.

Beneath the Dokseong/Sanshin-gak Hall, you’ll find a much broader ledge. It’s here that you’ll find the main hall. The exterior walls of the Geukrak-jeon Hall are adorned in a beautiful collection of Palsang-do (The Eight Scenes from the Buddha’s Life Murals). Stepping inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall, you’ll find a central triad on the main altar. This triad consists of Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise) in the centre joined by Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion) and Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife). To the left of this triad is a mural dedicated to Jijang-bosal, while to the left is a modern Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural).

Out in front of the Geukrak-jeon Hall is a solitary stone lantern. It’s from this vantage point that you get an amazing view of Unmunsa Temple down in the valley below. Unfortunately, there are several black power lines that interfere with the view. To the left of the main hall are some more nuns’ quarters. And behind the Geukrak-jeon Hall sits the hermitage’s Chilseong-gak Hall. Housed inside this shaman shrine hall is an older mural dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars).

It should be noted that both Unmunsa Temple and Bukdaeam Hermitage are best visited in the fall when the leaves are changing colours. They are probably two of the better locations to enjoy fall in Korea.

How To Get There

To get to Bukdaeam Hermitage, you first need to get to Unmunsa Temple. And to get to Unmunsa Temple, you’ll need to get to the Cheongdo Intercity Bus Terminal. From the Cheongdo Intercity Bus Terminal, you’ll need to catch the bus that runs to Unmunsa Temple. This bus runs eight times a day. The first bus leaves at 7:40 a.m., and the last bus leaves at 7:30 p.m. Then from Unmunsa Temple’s front gate, you’ll need to walk 300 metres to a stone marker that points you in the direction of Bukdaeam Hermitage. After turning left at the stone marker that reads “북대암,” you’ll need to hike up the road that eventually becomes a trail. In total, the strenuous hike lasts about 700 metres.

Overall Rating: 6/10

The views alone make a trip to Bukdaeam Hermitage well worth it. In addition to all of this natural beauty, you can also enjoy all the shaman murals at the hermitage like the original mural dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit) or the older mural dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars). And if you’re at Bukdaeam Hermitage, you’ll most likely visit Unmunsa Temple, as well. Together they make for a very pleasant day trip to the countryside.

The trail leading up to Bukdaeam Hermitage. The Geukrak-jeon Hall at the hermitage. One of the Palsang-do (The Eight Scenes from the Buddha’s Life Murals) that adorns the exterior of the main hall. A look inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall at the main altar. The solitary seokdeung (stone lantern) out in front of the Geukrak-jeon Hall. The Chilseong-gak Hall at Bukdaeam Hermitage. The mural dedicated to the Seven Stars inside the Chilseong-gak Hall. The view from the Chilseong-gak Hall overtop the Geukrak-jeon Hall. A look towards the Dokseong/Sanshin-gak Hall. An older mural dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit). And joined by this equally older mural dedicated to Dokseong (The Lonely Saint). A look down on Unmunsa Temple. With a closer look at the amazing temple.—

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PS5 (Digital Edition)

Koreabridge - Sun, 2024-05-05 12:58
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Haeundae

Selling Playstation 5 Digital Edition for 450,000 KRW. Works very well and is in good form. Message me for more details and meet ups for selling so that there is trust.

My info (Email) [email protected]

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DECORATIVE MOSAIC

Koreabridge - Sun, 2024-05-05 11:06
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With 5 000 years old history mosaic has never failed to impress and inspire even famous artists like Raphael and Vrubel. 

Piece by piece, stone by stone you create a vision, a puzzle, a masterpiece! 

We invite you to try this ancient decorative technique and express yourself by creating a mosaic of your own.

This workshop is suitable to any level of artistic experience and age. Perfect for couples and families time together. 

Result:

- Finished work decorative mosaic work;

- Basic principles of making mosaic;

- Courage to experiment and learn something new;

- Great time!

About the teacher:

Berdnikov Denis. Award wining teacher of design, composition, painting, art history and the basics of computer modeling at Samara State Technical University. Member of the Fine Artists association of Russia. Regular participant of exhibitions. 

When: May 10th 7pm, 

             May 19th 2pm,

             May 24th 7pm

Price: 35,000 won (all materials included)

Where: Naughty Muse Studios

             송정중앙로5번길 67 2층

Sign up: 010-5232-2873 or DM instagram.com/naughty.muse.studios/ 

 

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DECORATIVE MOSAIC

Koreabridge - Sun, 2024-05-05 10:58
Date: Friday, May 24, 2024 - 19:00Location: Event Type: 

With 5 000 years old history mosaic has never failed to impress and inspire even famous artists like Raphael and Vrubel. 

Piece by piece, stone by stone you create a vision, a puzzle, a masterpiece! 

We invite you to try this ancient decorative technique and express yourself by creating a mosaic of your own.

This workshop is suitable to any level of artistic experience and age. Perfect for couples and families time together. 

Result:

- Finished work decorative mosaic work;

- Basic principles of making mosaic;

- Courage to experiment and learn something new;

- Great time!

About the teacher:

Berdnikov Denis. Award wining teacher of design, composition, painting, art history and the basics of computer modeling at Samara State Technical University. Member of the Fine Artists association of Russia. Regular participant of exhibitions. 

When: May 10th 7pm, 

             May 19th 2pm,

             May 24th 7pm

Price: 35,000 won (all materials included)

Where: Naughty Muse Studios

             송정중앙로5번길 67 2층

Sign up: 010-5232-2873 or DM

 

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DECORATIVE MOSAIC

Koreabridge - Sun, 2024-05-05 10:56
Date: Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 14:00Location: Event Type: 

With 5 000 years old history mosaic has never failed to impress and inspire even famous artists like Raphael and Vrubel. 

Piece by piece, stone by stone you create a vision, a puzzle, a masterpiece! 

We invite you to try this ancient decorative technique and express yourself by creating a mosaic of your own.

This workshop is suitable to any level of artistic experience and age. Perfect for couples and families time together. 

Result:

- Finished work decorative mosaic work;

- Basic principles of making mosaic;

- Courage to experiment and learn something new;

- Great time!

 

About the teacher:

Berdnikov Denis. Award wining teacher of design, composition, painting, art history and the basics of computer modeling at Samara State Technical University. Member of the Fine Artists association of Russia. Regular participant of exhibitions. 

 

When: May 10th 7pm, 

             May 19th 2pm,

             May 24th 7pm

Price: 35,000 won (all materials included)

Where: Naughty Muse Studios

             송정중앙로5번길 67 2층

Sign up: 010-5232-2873 or DM

 

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DECORATIVE MOSAIC

Koreabridge - Sun, 2024-05-05 10:54
Date: Friday, May 10, 2024 - 19:00Location: Event Type: 

With 5000 years old history mosaic has never failed to impress and inspire even famous artists like Raphael and Vrubel. 

Piece by piece, stone by stone you create a vision, a puzzle, a masterpiece! 

We invite you to try this ancient decorative technique and express yourself by creating a mosaic of your own.

This workshop is suitable to any level of artistic experience and age. Perfect for couples and families time together. 

 

Result:

- Finished work decorative mosaic work;

- Basic principles of making mosaic;

- Courage to experiment and learn something new;

- Great time!

 

About the teacher:

Berdnikov Denis. Award wining teacher of design, composition, painting, art history and the basics of computer modeling at Samara State Technical University. Member of the Fine Artists association of Russia. Regular participant of exhibitions. 

 

When: May 10th 7pm, 

             May 19th 2pm,

             May 24th 7pm

Price: 35,000 won (all materials included)

Where: Naughty Muse Studios

             송정중앙로5번길 67 2층

Sign up: 010-5232-2873 or DM

 

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Misc for Sale Items near OnCheonJang Station...

Koreabridge - Sun, 2024-05-05 03:06
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: OnCheonJang Station

Desk 10,000

Single Mattress 15,000

Bed Frame 10,000

Air Cleaner 20,000

USB Ring Light 5,000

Floor Fan 10,000

Wi-Fi Printer 25,000

Galaxy SmartTag2 Tracker 15,000

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FREE New & Used Men Clothing Items

Koreabridge - Sat, 2024-05-04 04:37
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Centum City Area, Jaesong Train Station, Busan

Giving away NEW and USED men's clothing items

1. TOP10 Summer Polo Shirts (M-95)

2. Blue Jeans (30x30)

3. WHITE Cherry Blossom Shirt (M-95) NEW

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Pokpoam Hermitage – 폭포암 (Goseong, Gyeongsangnam-do)

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-05-03 03:20
Pokpoam Hermitage in Goseong, Gyeongsangnam-do. Hermitage History

Pokpoam Hermitage, which means “Waterfall Hermitage” in English, is situated to the south of Mt. Gujeolsan (564.5) in northeastern Goseong, Gyeongsangnam-do. Pokpoam Hermitage is situated on the former temple grounds of Sadusa Temple. Sadusa Temple was used as a site for the manufacturing of arrows for the Righteous Army led by Samyeong-daesa (1544-1610). The temple was destroyed, when it was burned to the ground by the invading Japanese army during the Imjin War (1592-98). The temple would remain abandoned until 1981, when the monk Hyeongak came to Goseong to pray for one hundred days. It was around this time that tiles and the foundation for the former Sadusa Temple were discovered.

As for the name of the hermitage, there’s a rather interesting legend connected with it. There’s a waterfall that flows through the hermitage named “Yongho-pokpo – 용호폭포.” According to this legend, there used to live an evil dragon that resided in the pooling water beneath the waterfall. One day, it ascended up into the sky. However, at the same time that the dragon was flying, local women were gathering food in the valley. The dragon was curious, so it tried to hide to spy on these women. Suddenly, lightning struck and the dragon was shattered into various pieces. Its body would become a rock that surrounded the Yongho Waterfall like a folding screen. The waterfall would flow over the dragon’s head, which gives it its name of Yongho Waterfall. And it’s internal organs dissolved to become a cave. A tiger came to live in this cave, and the cave came to be known as the Baekho-gul Cave. Currently, it’s used as a Sanshin-gak Hall at the hermitage. As for the dragon’s horns, they became a rock at the top of Mt. Gujeolsan, and its eyes became Bodeok-gul Cave to the left of the waterfall. Currently, this cave is off-limits to the general public. The Bandal-gul Cave at Pokpoam Hermitage, which is currently used as the Yongwang-dang Hall, is said to have mysterious mineral water flowing from it. Lastly, the dragon’s tail was cut off and caught on a rock to make part of the rock formation around the hermitage.

In addition to this legend, the temple is really popular because it’s said that the Yongho-pokpo Waterfall makes people’s wishes come true. It’s also popular among hikers, so Pokpoam Hermitage is doubly busy so be prepared and probably visit the hermitage at an earlier hour.

Hermitage Layout

You first approach the hermitage grounds from the parking lot. The pathway zigs and zags at a pretty steep angle over 300 metres, until you finally arrive the base of the pooling waterfall. Along the way, you’ll pass by some rather curious pagodas with various images at their bases like hearts, stars, frogs, and even a moktak.

Depending on when you visit the hermitage, the waterfall can be quite intense or a slow trickle of water. And above the waterfall is a suspension bridge up near the peak of the mountain. But back at the base of the waterfall, you’ll notice an outdoor shrine dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion) that consists of a five metre tall statue of the Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Continuing up the stairs that led you to the outdoor shrine dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal, there will be an exit to your right. Continuing along this trail, you’ll come to a rock where you can come quite close to the flow of the falls. And on days where the waterfall is really flowing, you can get quite wet from all the mist in the air. Take your time and enjoy the waterfall from up-close.

Climbing up the set of uneven stone stairs, you’ll next come to the Yongwang-dang Hall, which is also known as the Bandal-gul Cave. The outdoor of this structure is a modern cement structure with fading paint. Stepping inside the cave, you’ll find a small statue on the main altar dedicated to Yongwang (The Dragon King). And this red main altar image of Yongwang is backed to the side by a print of a black dragon. Also in this area is a row of clapboard buildings. The entry to the far left is the entrance to the Gwaneum-jeon Hall at Pokpoam Hermitage. Standing inside this cave-like interior is a golden image of Gwanseeum-bosal on the main altar.

Back at the stairs that led you up towards these structures, but hanging a left this time, you’ll find a collection of structures. The first is the hermitage’s kitchen and administrative office. Above this, and up on the next level of the large ledge, is the Daeung-jeon Hall. The exterior walls of the main hall are adorned with a collection of paintings that include a white image of Gwaneeum-bosal and Bicheon (Flying Heavenly Deities). Stepping inside the main hall, you’ll find a triad of statues on the main altar. The central image, rather surprisingly, appears to be that of Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise), who is joined on either side by Gwanseeum-bosal and Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife). And hanging on the far right wall is a modern, black accented, Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural).

To the left of the Daeung-jeon Hall, you’ll find a golden relief of Yaksa-yeorae-bul (The Buddha of the Eastern Paradise, and the Buddha of Medicine). This image holds a medicinal jar in its left hand, as it looks out towards the valley below.

Beyond this golden relief, you’ll find numerous sets of stairs that lead up and around to the suspension bridge above the hermitage’s waterfall. Along the way, you get beautiful views of both the waterfall and the valley below. Both are equally stunning.

Eventually, you’ll come to a clearing, where you’ll find the rather long suspension bridge. If you feel up for a hike, you can continue across the bridge to the other side and hike around Mt. Gujeolsan. However, if you don’t have the time or inclination, you can simply get great pictures of the hermitage grounds and valley below, or the waterfall from above. Either way, and whatever you might choose, the views from the heights of the suspension bridge are stunning.

How To Get There

The easiest, and least complicated, way to get to Pokpoam Hermitage from the Goseong Intercity Bus Terminal is to take a taxi. This is especially the case if you’re with a group. In total, the taxi ride should take about 20 minutes, over 12 km, and it’ll cost you around 20,000 won (one way). Otherwise, you’ll be on a bus for about 40 minutes, and then need to hike for over 70 minutes, or 4 km, to get to Pokpoam Hermitage.

Overall Rating: 6.5/10

Pokpoam Hermitage in Goseong, Gyeongsangnam-do is pretty tricky to rate. If you simply leave it to the shrine halls at the hermitage, it’s rather pedestrian. However, once you include the waterfall, the valley, and the scenic mountain, it only helps to elevate the hermitage. So depending on what you might enjoy at a temple, whether it’s nature or shrine halls, it’ll go a long way in determining just how much you enjoy Pokpoam Hermitage. Either way, however, Pokpoam Hermitage makes for a nice little trip in the countryside of Goseong. But be forewarned, it can get quite busy.

The road leading up to Pokpoam Hermitage. Some of the unique pagodas along the way. Some of the cascading water along the way, as well. The beautiful Yongho Waterfall at the hermitage. The outdoor shrine dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion) at Pokpoam Hermitage. The view that the Bodhisattva of Compassion gets to enjoy. Making your way towards the falls. An up-close of the Yongho-pokpo Waterfall. A look inside the Yongwang-dang Hall. A look inside the Gwaneum-jeon Hall. The cliffside Daeung-jeon Hall. The main altar inside the Daeung-jeon Hall. The golden relief dedicated to Yaksayeorae-bul (The Medicine Buddha, and the Buddha of the Eastern Paradise). The hermitage grounds. The view as you make your way to the top of the falls. The suspension bridge that spans the top of the falls. And the stunning view from the suspension bridge.—

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Bosudong Cooler & Taepyeong Sigan @ Ovantgarde

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-05-02 16:37
Date: Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 18:00Location: Event Type: 

Ovantgarde the 6th Anniversary Series

Net & Music : Bosudong Cooler X Taepyeong Sigan 

4 piece indie/folk rock band @bosudongcooler youtube.com/@Bosudongcooler

4 piece noise rock band @taepyeong_official youtube.com/@taepyeongtime

Sun 5/6 Doors open 5pm / Show starts 6pm

@Ovantgarde (부산 남구 용소로 7번길 15-1) 

Advance tickets: ₩30,000 / At the door: ₩40,000

Ticket reservation link: https://forms.gle/RZLzT1RPZpaxafft9 

Questions? DM @ovantgarde

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Billy Go’s Korean Conversation Course | #5: Taxi – 택시

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-05-02 15:54

We're at lesson 5 out of a total of 20 lessons. This series is a free video course that teaches through natural Korean conversations, and gives full explanations for everything along the way. I'll be posting one new episode of this course until it's complete.

Note that this course is recommended for students who've already completed either my Beginner's Korean Course (100 episodes), or another similar beginner Korean course. That course is also free on my YouTube channel.

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Live Rock n Roll: Barbie Dolls @ Ol' 55

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-05-02 15:26
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024 - 21:30Location: Event Type: 

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This Saturday night at OL’55 we’re having a drinking party with the Barbie Dolls! The Barbie Dolls have been one of our favorites for a solid decade! Why? Because they know go to PARTY!

PLUS! After their set we’re gonna start the JAMS with a fun group of guest musicians! 

PLUS! Entrance is FREE! (Please TIP the musicians) 

PLUS we’re gonna run the Rockstar Shots special until midnight! Ask for it! 

Come Play!!!!

이번 주 토요일 밤, OL'55에서는 Barbie Dolls와 파티를 합니다! 
Barbie Dolls는 지난 10년 동안 우리가 가장 좋아하는 밴드 중 하나입니다! 
왜냐하면, 진짜 파티를 즐길줄 알기 때문입니다!

이 공연이 끝난 후, 재미있는 게스트 뮤지션들이 함께 JAM 공연을 할 예정입니다!

입장료가 무료입니다! 
(뮤지션들 위한, 팁박스가 있습니다)

"락스타 샷" 스페셜 행사도 자정까지 진행됩니다!

놀러오세요!!!!

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Korean classes in May!

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-05-02 08:20
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: pnu haeundae seomyon ksu bsu jangsan

Busan's Korean Language Institute For Foreigners (KLIFF) is offering classes for everyone.  Make a change by learning Korean this season.  The teachers at KLIFF can help!

Think it takes a year to speak Korean well?  Think again!  In just a  month we can get you speaking with the locals! 

KLIFF is located in two convenient locations: PNU and Haeundae. 

We have as many as 9 levels of Korean ability for you to choose from.  We also offer special lectures targeted toward the Korean proficiency test.

We're open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and available Sunday, too!

Questions or need directions?  Feel free to call us any time at 010-9108-6594, or email to [email protected].  You can also check us out at www.kliff.co.kr
See the map below to our PNU location, call or see our website for Haeundae classes.

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Busan's Korean Language Institute For Foreigners (KLIFF) is offering classes for everyone.  Make a change by learning Korean this season.  The teachers at KLIFF can help!

Think it takes a year to speak Korean well?  Think again!  In just a  month we can get you speaking with the locals! 

KLIFF is located in two convenient locations: PNU and Haeundae. 

We have as many as 9 levels of Korean ability for you to choose from.  We also offer special lectures targeted toward the Korean proficiency test.

We're open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and available Sunday, too!

Questions or need directions?  Feel free to call us any time at 010-9108-6594, or email to [email protected].  You can also check us out at www.kliff.co.kr
See the map below to our PNU location, call or see our website for Haeundae classes.

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Weekend work

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-05-02 02:59
Classified Ad Type: Location: 

Hi looking for weekend teaching on one one tutor work. Lots of experience.

Contact for more information 

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Seeking DJ. Wants to learn how to DJ

Koreabridge - Tue, 2024-04-30 12:09
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: someyeon

Hi I want to learn how to DJ but have no idea to start.  Is there someone who knows where I could learn in person or seek a tutor?

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Capturing the Vibrant Nightscape: A Guide to Urban Night Photography in South Korea

Koreabridge - Mon, 2024-04-29 23:20

South Korea, a land of bustling streets, neon-lit alleys, and towering skyscrapers, offers a plethora of opportunities for capturing stunning urban nightscapes. As a photographer based in this dynamic country, diving into the realm of night photography unveils a canvas of vibrant city lights and captivating architectural marvels. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the art and techniques behind urban night photography in South Korea, from essential equipment to composition tips and post-processing tricks.

Gear Essentials

Before venturing into the nocturnal realm, it’s crucial to equip yourself with the right gear. A sturdy tripod is your best companion for long exposure shots, ensuring sharpness and stability in low-light conditions. Pair it with a wide-angle lens to encompass expansive cityscapes and capture the grandeur of South Korea’s urban landscapes. Additionally, carrying spare batteries and memory cards ensures uninterrupted shooting sessions amidst the city’s electrifying ambiance.

My main recommendation for tripods these days are tripods from K&F Concept. They are well built and relatively affordable. Not to mention, that even when ordering one of their more expensive carbon fibre tripods, I had no troubles betting it through Korean customs.

Choosing the Perfect Location

South Korea’s cities boast a myriad of picturesque locations for night photography. Seoul’s iconic landmarks such as the futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the illuminated Gwangali bridge in Busan, and the bustling streets of Ulsan offer endless possibilities for creative compositions. Busan’s vibrant nightlife scene and the Cheongaechon Stream in Seoul provide additional opportunities for capturing stunning cityscapes. Researching potential shooting locations beforehand enables you to plan your shoot effectively and maximize your time on-site.

However, don’t give up if you don’t live in Seoul or Busan. The beauty of Korea is that any downtown area or “shinae” will have the same elements that many of the larger cities have. They will have tons of traffic, flashing signs and interesting buildings. Use there elements to create your own nightscapes of Korea.

Mastering Exposure and Settings

Achieving the perfect exposure is paramount in night photography, where light is scarce yet dynamic. Start by setting your camera to aperture priority mode and dialing in a low ISO to minimize noise. Experiment with long exposure times, ranging from a few seconds to several minutes (in manual mode), to capture the trails of passing vehicles or the mesmerizing flow of city lights. Utilize a wide aperture (low f-stop) to maximize light intake and create captivating bokeh effects. Additionally, using a remote shutter release minimizes camera shake and ensures sharp, blur-free images.

One tip that I use is by downloading the app for your camera, if it has one. This will allow you to use your phone as a remote shutter. If you don’t have that feature, use the 2-second timer on your camera to get a hands-free shot. If you use a canon camera and are bracketing your shots, then this will also shoot all of your images in succession without having to shoot them individually.

Composition Techniques

Composition plays a pivotal role in creating compelling urban nightscapes. Incorporate leading lines, such as roads or bridges, to guide the viewer’s gaze through the frame and add depth to your images. Experiment with different perspectives and angles to highlight the juxtaposition of modern architecture against the night sky. Utilize reflections from puddles or glass surfaces to introduce intriguing visual elements into your compositions. Remember the rule of thirds and consider placing key elements, such as city landmarks or light trails, along the intersecting points for added visual interest.

Night photography in Korea is something that really allows you to experiment with your composition. Try shooting in tight alleyways or using the lightrails of the endless streams of traffic to help make your shots really pop. No matter where you live in Korea, you can find areas that will be amazing for street photography.

Post-Processing Magic

Post-processing allows you to enhance and refine your night photographs, bringing out the full potential of your captures. Software such as Adobe Lightroom or Luminar Neo enables you to fine-tune exposure, contrast, and color balance to achieve a desired aesthetic. Adjusting white balance settings can help correct any color casts introduced by artificial lighting, ensuring accurate and vibrant hues. Experiment with selective dodging and burning to emphasize specific areas of your image and create a sense of drama and depth.

The bottomline is that urban night photography in South Korea is a captivating journey into the heart of bustling metropolises, where the cityscape transforms into a mesmerizing tapestry of light and shadows. Armed with the right gear, technical know-how, and creative vision, photographers can unlock the full potential of this dynamic genre, capturing the essence of South Korea’s vibrant urban landscape under the cloak of night.

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Seonsuam Hermitage – 선수암 (Yesan, Chungcheongnam-do)

Koreabridge - Mon, 2024-04-29 23:14
Seonsuam Hermitage at Sudeoksa Temple in Yesan, Chungcheongnam-do. Hermitage History

Seonsuam Hermitage is located on the Sudeoksa Temple grounds in Yesan, Chungcheongnam-do in the southern foothills of Mt. Deoksungsan (495.2 m). The hermitage is also a nunnery for Buddhist nuns. Very little is known about the hermitage’s history.

Hermitage Layout

Just to the southwest of the main temple courtyard at Sudeoksa Temple, you’ll find Seonsuam Hermitage. As you first approach the entry to the hermitage, which is located just to the left of the Sacheonwangmun Gate for Sudeoksa Temple, you’ll notice a miniature replica of Dabo-tap Pagoda of Bulguksa Temple fame halfway up the pathway. Nestled under towering trees, the pagoda is an exact replica of the stone monument but just a quarter of its original size.

Finally entering the hermitage’s main courtyard, you’ll notice the large main hall to your right with the nuns’ dorms off to the left. The Wontongbo-jeon Hall’s exterior is beautifully adorned with two different sets of murals. The upper set is the vibrant Palsang-do (The Eight Scenes from the Buddha’s Life), while the lower set depicts the various stages of a person’s life. The floral latticework on the front doors are stunning.

Stepping inside the Wontongbo-jeon Hall, and seated all alone on the main altar, is a large image dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion). The entire interior of the main hall is adorned with various murals. To the right of the main altar are a set of four murals. The first of these paintings is dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife), followed by one dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit), another dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars), and the last being a beautiful Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural).

To the left of the main altar, on the other hand, is another collection of Buddhist murals. The first of these four is dedicated to a multi-armed and headed Gwanseeum-bosal. The next painting is an older mural dedicated to Dokseong (The Lonely Saint), followed by a painting dedicated to the Siwang (The Ten Kings of the Underworld), and a Gamno-do (Sweet Dew Mural).

It should be noted that during my visit to Seonsuam Hermitage, I met one of the nicest nuns (or monks for that matter) at any temple or hermitage in Korea. She took the time to explain some of the details behind each painting inside the Wontongbo-jeon Hall. Also, she gave me a beautiful wood panel piece filled with a dancheong design. It was a great experience.

How To Get There

To get to Seonsuam Hermitage, you’ll first need to get to Sudeoksa Temple. To get to Sudeoksa Temple, you’ll need to take a bus from the Yesan Intercity Bus Terminal. From this terminal, you can take a rural bus to get to Sudeoksa Temple. Here is a list of potential buses that you can take: Bus #553 (8:20), Bus #547 (9:40), Bus #558 (10:50, 17:35), Bus #551 (12:00, 15:00), Bus #557 (13:20), Bus #549 (14:00), Bus #555 (15:55), Bus #556 (19:15). These buses will take about an hour and forty minutes to get to the temple.

Once at Sudeoksa Temple, make your way towards the main temple courtyard. Just before the Sacheonwangmun Gate, hang a left and head towards Seonsuam Hermitage. It’s about 100 metres up the pathway.

Overall Rating: 3/10

Seonsuam Hermitage is well-taken care of as is evident of the well-manicured grounds. In addition to all of this natural beauty, the hermitage also houses a beautiful collection of artwork inside the main hall. There’s also a large, imposing image of a feminine-looking statue of Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion) on the main altar. So if you’re visiting the neighbouring Sudeoksa Temple, you should definitely drop by Seonsuam Hermitage along they way.

The pathway and replica of Dabo-tap Pagoda as you make your way up to Seonsuam Hermitage. The beautiful Wontongbo-jeon Hall at the hermitage. A fierce decorative dragon near the signboard of the main hall. Some of the beautiful floral latticework that adorns the Wontongbo-jeon Hall. One of the Palsang-do (The Eight Scenes from the Buddha’s Life) that adorns the exterior of the main hall. Joined by this set of murals dedicated to a person’s life. A look inside the Wontongbo-jeon Hall. The Sanshin (Mountain Spirit) mural inside the main hall. Joined by this Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural). An up-close of Dongjin-bosal (The Bodhisattva that Protects the Buddha’s Teachings) inside the Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural). The Siwang (The Ten Kings of the Underworld) painting inside the Wontongbo-jeon Hall. And the Gamno-do (Sweet Dew Mural) inside the main hall, as well.—

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