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Alpha Seoul Eye Clinic

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-06-28 03:52
Location: Business/Organization Type: Website: https://en.alphaeyeclinic.com/

Welcome to Alpha Seoul Eye Clinic!

We are delighted to welcome you to Alpha Seoul Eye Clinic, where your vision health is our top priority. At our clinic, we combine advanced medical technology with personalized care to provide you with the best possible eye care experience.

IFS LASIK: 1,300,000won ~

All laser LASEK (trans-prk) 1,000,000won ~

Smile LASIK 2,000,000won ~

Lens implantation Artiflex 4,500,000won~

Lens implantation ICL 5,000,000won ~

Presbyopia-Cataract surgeries 

Stye, allergy, inflammation, dry eye treatment

Pterygium removal 

We speak Korean, English, Russian, Mongolian and Japanese

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Experienced Instructor in Korea, Available Immediately

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-06-28 03:23
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: 

UK native speaker with D-10 (can transfer to E-2) visa and twenty years' experience in Korea seeking a new position immediately.

My experience includes:

* Former English teacher trainer (for a university TESOL certificate course)
* Business English experience including business email writing
* have worked with Korean and UK armed forces
* adult academy and high school experience, including split shifts

Looking for:
* ideally, in the Masan/Changwon/Gimhae area (but flexible)
* ideally, with a housing allowance (not provided housing)

Please note that I do not have experience teaching kindergarten. 

Time frame: Available immediately. I am living in central Changwon.

Remote interviewing is possible through several video platforms. Please contact me through this website for more information.

Celebrating twenty-one years in Korea

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Billy Go’s Korean Conversation Course | #13: Bus – 버스

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-06-27 13:26

The newest episode in my FREE Korean conversation course is now up, and it's about taking the bus. This course contains 20 episodes and is intended for learners who are intermediate level, or for learners who've already completed my Beginner Korean Course. All of these conversations are completely natural, just like REAL conversations you will hear from native Korean speakers.

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Free Single size mattress

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-06-27 07:27
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Jeollanam-do Suncheon-si Jangcheon-Dong

Free Single size mattress. All in one mattress-spring frame- legs. Less than 1 year old. One owner. Good condition. Moving and can't keep. [email protected] 

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UKULELE lessons in person or online

Koreabridge - Thu, 2024-06-27 02:26
Classified Ad Type: Location: 

Hi, I am offering Ukulele lessons in person(Seoul) or online. I've been teaching Ukulele to groups and individually for about 3 years. I've taught all ages; especially young kids in group setting and adults individually. The most important thing in music learning is that you should have fun! I really want to help you enjoy learning ukulele! If you have any questions, feel free to msg/email me!

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Sujeongsa Temple – 수정사 (Cheongsong, Gyeongsangbuk-do)

Koreabridge - Wed, 2024-06-26 23:21
The Main Altar Inside the Daeung-jeon Hall at Sujeongsa Temple in Cheongsong, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Temple History

Sujeongsa Temple is a popular name for temples in Korea. However, this Sujeongsa Temple is located in Cheongsong, Gyeongsangsangbuk-do to the southwest of Mt. Bibongsan (670.9 m). It’s believed that the temple was first founded by the monk Naong Hyegeun (1320-1376) during the reign of King Gongmin of Goryeo (r. 1351-1374). And the reason that Naong named the temple Sujeongsa Temple, which means “Crystal Temple” in English, is because the surrounding scenery around the temple was beautiful. Additionally, the spring water that flowed from the mountains and into the valley where Sujeongsa Temple was located was crystal clear.

Originally, Sujeongsa Temple was eight or nine buildings in size. Also, it was located about one hundred metres away from its current location. However, all the buildings were destroyed by fire about 300 years ago, so the temple moved later to its current location. Sujeongsa Temple was rebuilt during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

Recently, and in a field in front of the current Iljumun Gate, the remains of foundation stones that appear to be those of a pagoda were found. This evidence helped prove the location of the former temple site that had only been handed down as a possibility. From this evidence, combined with former speculation, it’s believed that Sujeongsa Temple was once a very large temple in possession of a lot of land. Currently, this temple is run by nuns.

The Daeung-jeon Hall at Sujeongsa Temple in Cheongsong, Gyeongsangbuk-do is Gyeongsangbuk-do Cultural Heritage Material #73.

Temple Layout

At the end of a long valley, and next to a meandering stream, you’ll find Sujeongsa Temple. As you approach the temple from the west, you’ll find the aforementioned Iljumun Gate. This slender entry gate is about a kilometre out from the rest of the temple grounds. Eventually, you’ll find yourself in the temple parking lot. Just to the right of the nuns’ dorms, and to the left, you’ll find yourself squarely at the edge of the main temple courtyard.

There are just a couple of shrine halls at Sujeongsa Temple. Straight ahead of you is the Daeung-jeon Hall. The exterior walls to the main hall are adorned with various Buddhist motif murals. Stepping inside the Daeung-jeon Hall, and resting on the main altar, are a triad of statues centred by Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). This central image is joined on either side by Munsu-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Wisdom) and Bohyeon-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Power). These statues are white and gold and backed by a stunning gold-leaf main altar mural. To the left of the main altar are two additional paintings. The first of the two is dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars), while the other is a Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural). And to the right of the main altar is a mural dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife).

To the right rear of the Daeung-jeon Hall, you’ll find a compact shrine hall. This is the temple’s Sanshin-gak Hall, which is dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit). While the exterior walls to this shaman shrine hall are plainly adorned in simple dancheong colours, with the roof adorned with manja, the interior houses a large, elaborate painting dedicated to Sanshin. And the Mountain Spirit is joined by a golden-eyed tiger that acts as his companion.

How To Get There

The easiest way to get to the rather remote Sujeongsa Temple in Cheongsong, Gyeongsangbuk-do is to take a taxi from the Cheongsong Intercity Bus Terminal. The ride should take about 15 minutes, over 12 km, and it’ll cost you around 15,000 won (one way).

Overall Rating: 6/10

While there isn’t one outstanding main highlight to Sujeongsa Temple in Cheongsong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, there is an accumulation of several smaller highlights like the architecture of the Daeung-jeon Hall, the main altar triad inside the Daeung-jeon Hall, the Sanshin (Mountain Spirit) painting inside the shaman shrine hall, as well as the beautiful mountains that surround the temple. It all adds up to make for a nice little visit to a lesser known temple in a lesser traveled part of Korea.

The historic Daeung-jeon Hall at Sujeongsa Temple. A closer look at the Daeung-jeon Hall with the Sanshin-gak Hall in the background. One of the murals that adorns the Daeung-jeon Hall. The main altar inside the Daeung-jeon Hall. A look up inside the Daeung-jeon Hall. Chilseong (The Seven Stars). The Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural) inside the main hall. Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife). The Sanshin-gak Hall. The mural dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit) inside the shaman shrine hall.—


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Substitute/Camp Position Wanted From 7.29 to 8.9

Koreabridge - Wed, 2024-06-26 04:53
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Busan

A Canadian F5 Visa holder with a Bachelor of Education degree, teacher's license, TESOL certificate, and extensive experience is seeking a substitute/camp position from 7.29 to 8.9. Please feel free to contact me for further information.

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the Zen Dermatology Centum City, Busan - june event

Koreabridge - Wed, 2024-06-26 02:02
Location: Business/Organization Type: Website: http://www.zenclinic.co.kr/

the Zen Dermatology in Busan is a clean, state of the art modern dermatology 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.

We are able to accommodate you in English and are offering special deals for foreigners:)

⭐The Zen Dermatology June Sparkling Event (KRW)⭐

Target: Customers visiting The Zen Dermatology Clinic
Period: Until June 30th

01. Ulthera 300 shots: KRW 700,000

02. Birizen + Water Glow Injection 2cc: KRW 490,000

03. Titanium lifting full face: KRW 500,000

04. Autologous fat transplant + lip filler: KRW 1,390,000

This event is for customers visiting Centum the Gen Dermatology Clinic.
You can get it at a discounted price for just two weeks until June 30th.

​Get the care you want at a reasonable cost :)

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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Children's books to give away for FREE

Koreabridge - Wed, 2024-06-26 01:31
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Daeyeon

We have lots of children's books free to give away.  Most are in Korean, especially the science comic book 'Why' series.  Some are beginners English books and a few are in Italian.  If you or any family, school, library or orphanage that you know are interested then they are free to collect from Daeyeon.  We have well over a hundred in all but you can take as little or as many as you like.

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Fish to rehome - FREE

Koreabridge - Wed, 2024-06-26 01:21
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Namcheon

I have guppies that are free to go to a good home if anyone already has a fishtank with space for them.  They are free to collect from Namcheon area or possibly I can bring some to you if you are somewhere easy to access by subway.  I have around thirty in total but you are welcome to between 10 - 30 depending on how many you'd like.

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사진빨? What is 발? | Korean FAQ

Koreabridge - Mon, 2024-06-24 12:45

This lesson is about 발. Or is it 빨? What is 발 or 빨? It means an "effect," and it's used directly after a noun to mean the "effect of (noun)." It's used commonly in words such as 사진발 (often as 사진빨), 옷발 (옷빨), 머리발 (머리빨), 화장발 (화장빨), 약발 (약빨), 말발 (말빨), and many others.

This question was originally sent in by one of my subscribers, who was listening to a Stray Kids song and heard it used. Have you ever seen this used before? Let me know here or in the comments on YouTube.

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mom community

Koreabridge - Mon, 2024-06-24 05:30

Hi I'm 2kids mom as 8years old girl and 6years old boy.

We're Korean but My kids were born and raised in Malaysia.

so they feel much comfortable when they stay with foreigner friends.

especiaslly for my first daughter.

anyway I have a plan to visit my hometown Busan coming July for a month, but couldn't find any community to play with any friends or community for me as well. because all the Korean friends busy to go to tuition center for math, music, english...during the day time.

If you know anything, could you recommend me where can we meet expat friends or mom for play date?

Thanks in ahead


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Jirimsa Temple – 지림사 (Bonghwa, Gyeongsangbuk-do)

Koreabridge - Sun, 2024-06-23 23:40
The “Rock-carved Seated Buddha in Bukji-ri, Bonghwa” at Jirimsa Temple in Bonghwa, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Temple History

Jirimsa Temple is located to the east of Mt. Hogolsan (283.4 m) in northern Bonghwa, Gyeongsangbuk-do. Historic records indicate that there was once a great temple called “Hanjeol” in Bukji-ri, Bonghwa during the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C. – 935 A.D.). Purportedly, the main temple was surrounded by 27 smaller temples, where about 500 monks lived.

There’s also a temple legend surrounding the founding of neighbouring Chukseosa Temple and Jirimsa Temple. According to this legend, the head monk at Jirimsa Temple saw an auspicious light emanating from the side of the mountain. The head monk then told Uisang-daesa (625-702 A.D.) who was visiting Jirimsa Temple at the time. When Uisang-daesa climbed the mountain, he found an image of Birojana-bul (The Buddha of Cosmic Energy), which was shining. Afterwards, Uisang-daesa built a temple where he found the statue of Birojana-bul, and he enshrined the statue of Birojana-bul at this new temple. This would be Chukseosa Temple, which was founded in 673 A.D.

Eventually, and during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910), Jirimsa Temple would be destroyed by fire. It was finally around 1949 that the monk Gwon Bohun built a small shrine hall and called it Suwolam Hermitage. Eventually, the temple would grow to include a couple of shrine halls, monks’ dorms, and a pavilion for the temple’s National Treasure.

The National Treasure, which is National Treasure #201, is the “Rock-carved Seated Buddha in Bukji-ri, Bonghwa.”

Temple Layout

From the temple parking lot, you’ll notice the Daeungbo-jeon Hall straight ahead you. The exterior walls are adorned in Buddhist related murals. And at the base of the front doors to the Daeungbo-jeon Hall, you’ll find colourful Gwimyeon (Monster Masks) staring in every direction. Stepping inside the Daeungbo-jeon Hall, you’ll find a triad of statues underneath a large, golden datjib (canopy). In the centre of this triad is an image dedicated to Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). And joining this central image on the main altar are Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise) and Yaksayeorae-bul (The Medicine Buddha, and the Buddha of the Eastern Paradise). Hanging on the far right wall is a large, modern Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural).

To the right of the Daeungbo-jeon Hall are the monks’ dorms and the administrative office. To the left of the main hall, on the other hand, you’ll find the Geukrak-jeon Hall. The exterior walls are filled with images of the Dragon Ship of Wisdom, Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife), Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion), and the death of Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). Stepping inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall, you’ll find a central image of Amita-bul. Rather uniquely, this image of the Buddha of the Western Paradise is all-white. To the right of this central image is a red-accented mural dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars). And to the left of the all-white image of Amita-bul, you’ll find a mural dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit). Sanshin rests on a large mountain ridge. As he rests, he sits on a green mat with an image of a stout tiger at the Mountain Spirit’s side.

To the left of the Geukrak-jeon Hall, and under a newly built wooden pavilion, you’ll find the “Rock-carved Seated Buddha in Bukji-ri, Bonghwa.” This 4.3 metre tall image dates back to the late seventh century. The image was carved inside a hole dug into a large rock. The central image has a big, round face. And it displays a gentle smile on its realistic face. The robe covers both of its shoulders, and it has U-shaped folds on its chest that comes down to the pedestal. The right hand is raised to its chest, while the left hand lies on its lap. There’s a nimbus that surrounds its head. The nimbus is covered in lotus flower patterns that are quite elaborate in design. Joining this large central image are four additional images. However, because of the wear caused by the centuries of erosion, it’s impossible to discern who these images may be, whether they’re Buddhas or Bodhisattvas. However, one thing that can be discerned is that large nimbuses surround each of the four seated smaller images.

How To Get There

The easiest way to get to Jirimsa Temple from the Bonghwa Bus Terminal is to simply take a taxi. The taxi ride should take about 10 minutes, or 6 km, and cost you 9,000 won (one way). So if you’re travelling in a group, this might be the best option.

However, if this isn’t an option, for whatever reason, you can also take a bus to get to Jirimsa Temple from the Bonghwa Bus Terminal. You’ll need to take Bus #21 for eight stops. You’ll need to get off at the “Bukji – Sutgol Bus Stop – 북지숫골 하차.” From this bus stop, you’ll need to walk about 7 minutes, or 500 metres, to the west across the stream. In total, the bus ride and walk should take about 25 minutes.

Overall Rating: 6/10

Jirimsa Temple has undergone a lot of recent renovations and rebuilds. Both the Daeungbo-jeon Hall and the Geukrak-jeon Hall are around ten years old. They are stunning, both inside and out, especially the artwork housed inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall and the dancheong that adorns the exterior of the Daeungbo-jeon Hall. But with all that being said, it’s the stunning “Rock-carved Seated Buddha in Bukji-ri, Bonghwa” that’s the main highlight to the temple.

The Daeungbo-jeon Hall at Jirimsa Temple. And a look towards the Geukrak-jeon Hall (right) and the pavilion (left) that houses the “Rock-carved Seated Buddha in Bukji-ri, Bonghwa.” The stunning dancheong that adorns the Daeungbo-jeon Hall. One of the Gwimyeon (Monster Masks) that adorns the main hall. A look inside the Daeungbo-jeon Hall at the main altar. A look towards the Geukrak-jeon Hall at Jirimsa Temple. The Dragon Ship of Wisdom that adorns one of the exterior walls of the Geukrak-jeon Hall. The main altar inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall of an all-white image of Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise). Joined by this image of Chilseong (The Seven Stars). As well as this image of Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit) inside the Geukrak-jeon Hall. The pavilion that houses the “Rock-carved Seated Buddha in Bukji-ri, Bonghwa.” And the stunning 4.3 metre tall image of the “Rock-carved Seated Buddha in Bukji-ri, Bonghwa.”—


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Food Film Festival(BIFF)

Koreabridge - Sat, 2024-06-22 09:11
Date: Friday, June 28, 2024 - 13:00Location: Event Type: 

------ ATTENTION ------

We are organizing a new event called GATHEROO for international students in Busan! Join us as we visit the Busan Film Food Festa to experience the city’s vibrant festival atmosphere. Afterward, we’ll head to APEC Naru Park for games and enjoy delicious fried chicken together.

‼️ Don’t forget to complete the participation form

✶ Date: June 28, 2024
✶ Meeting Point: Namsan Station Exit 3 by 13:00

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Google Form: GATHEROO: 부산 지역 외국인 유학생 대상 지역탐방 및 문화 체험 (google.com) or You may search on IG: kangaroo.bsn

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Well-experienced English Teacher with F6 Visa Looking for a Job!

Koreabridge - Sat, 2024-06-22 02:30
Classified Ad Type: Location: 

Hello! I am a 37-year-old female with F6 visa. I come from the Philippines. I have been teaching English in Busan since August 2015. I live in Saha-gu area. If you need a well-experienced English teacher, please do not hesitate to reach me at 010-2403-8972. My Kakao ID: anelpark.


Have a great day!

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F6 Visa holder looking for a 3 days per week ESL teaching job

Koreabridge - Fri, 2024-06-21 11:34
Classified Ad Type: Location: 

Hi everyone,

I am an enthusiastic and dedicated ESL teacher with a F6 Visa and plenty of experience teaching elementary, middle school and university students.

I am looking for a 3 days per week part-time teaching job.

Message me or email me if you are interested and I will send you a resume.

Kind regards. ^^

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