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How to Say “Hot” and “Warm” in Korean | Korean FAQ

Mon, 2022-11-14 10:58

Two of the most common words for "hot" and "warm" in Korean are 덥다 and 따뜻하다, respectively. But these don't cover all of the ways that these words are used in English when referring to temperature. When talking about the weather, use 덥다 to say that it's "hot." But when talking about a cup of coffee, use 뜨겁다. These verbs and more are covered in this week's newest episode of "Korean FAQ."

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Korean tongue twisters – A fun pronunciation exercise

Mon, 2022-11-14 03:41

Do you know any Korean tongue twisters? How about English ones? What’s your favorite one to say? Learning tongue twisters is a fun way to pass time, loosen up, and simply practice speaking.

For example, you improve your pronunciation through tongue twisters, and it’s a fun way to do so, too, as you won’t get discouraged or upset no matter how many times you mess up with the phrase.

The tongue twister about Peter Piper is a great example of a popular English tongue twister. But what kind of tongue twisters can you find in the Korean language? Let’s check out some fun tongue twisters in South Korea!

What are Korean tongue twisters?

As is perhaps the case in your native language as well, Korean tongue twisters are short or long sentences that combine words that tend to get your tongue twisted, so to speak, especially when trying to say them fast or repeat the sentence multiple times in a row.

And just like in other languages, the purpose of a tongue twister in the Korean language is to evoke laughter and fun by continuously messing up the sentences. And trust us, even the wittiest of us can get them wrong often enough!

How are tongue twisters helpful in practicing Korean?

As was mentioned above, tongue twisters can be a helpful tool for practicing Korean. Here are ways how you can utilize this resource.

Improves your Korean pronunciation

For starters, it will do wonders for your Korean pronunciationEven if, at a glance, a Korean tongue twister doesn’t sound like one, once you’ll get to try to pronounce it, you’ll realize exactly why it’s one.

Thus, even if you mess up multiple times or have to take it slow, tongue twisters are great practice for understanding how the Korean language rolls off your tongue and the shapes your mouth forms when speaking in Korean.

Be familiar with different Korean sounds

In fact, when it comes to training your mouth and especially your tongue to get accustomed to the specific sound sets of Korean – or any other language – tongue twisters are an amazing tool to use.

In other words, with tongue twisters, you are training your tongue to use in the specific ways it does in Korean, but it might not be in your native one. Of course, speaking out loud in any sentence and phrase is helpful, but the repetition present in tongue twisters elevates the level of helpfulness.

It can be used to practice writing and learn new vocabulary

Writing these down can also help you familiarize the Korean writing system. As you practice reading them, take some time to also write down each Korean word that you encounter.

And because you’ll be repeating those words, again and again, not to mention in an intriguing context, it’s highly unlikely you’ll ever forget them! Korean tongue twisters can also work wonders in understanding how Korean grammar works.

How to practice pronunciation with tongue twisters?

First of all, do not fear to start slow. While the fun in tongue twisters may lie in trying to repeat them as quickly as possible, you don’t have to try – nor should you – match the speed of a native speaker the first time you try.

Instead, you’ll initially want to focus on clearly pronouncing each word and get a proper feel of how they roll off your tongue. And then, the more you practice each tongue twister, the quicker you can say them. However, speed isn’t what you should prioritize until you’ve gained the confidence that you can pronounce the words right.

Can you also use tongue twisters as listening practice?

As briefly mentioned above, these tongue twisters can also help you become more familiar with different Korean sounds. Besides being a wonderful tool for practicing speaking and pronunciation, tongue twisters can be helpful for your Korean listening comprehension as well.

In this case, they can get your ears more used to hearing Korean and the sounds that Korean makes. In turn, it will become easier for you to dissect what you hear when Korean is being spoken around you. It may sound silly, as you are essentially only listening to yourself.

However, as you are listening to yourself speak out these tongue twisters, you are also paying attention to your own pronunciation. And, when needed, will make adjustments to get the pronunciation right. By needing your listening skills to perfect your pronunciation, you are, in turn, also honing those listening skills themselves.

And because tongue twisters involve words that are incredibly similar to each other, it is indeed putting your listening skills to the test. You need to be careful, both listening and speaking, to be able to spot the small differences between words and get them right.

Different Korean tongue twisters

Below you can find a few examples of the famous Korean tongue twisters in Hangul, with romanization and the meaning. These can be great ones to start practicing different tongue twisters with.

#1. 간장 공장 공장장은 장 공장장이고 된장 공장 공장장은 강 공장장이다.

(ganjang gongjang gongjangjangeun jang gongjangjangigo dwenjang gongjang gongjangjangeun gang gongjangjangida.)

The soy sauce factory manager is Factory Manager Jang, and the bean paste factory manager is Factory Manager Kang.

#2. 육통 통장 적금 통장은 황색 적금 통장이고 팔통 통장 적금 통장은 녹색 적금 통장이다.

(yuktong tongjang jokkkeum tongjangeun hwangsaek jokkkeum tongjangigo paltong tongjang jokkkeum tongjangeun nokssaek jokkkeum tongjangida.)

Six dong bank book savings book is the yellow bank savings book, and eight dong bank book savings book is the green bank savings book.

#3. 네가 그린 기린 그림은 못 그린 기린 그림이고 내가 그린 기린 그림은 잘 그린 기린 그림이다.

(nega geurin gi rin geu ri meun mot geu rin girin geurimigo naega geurin girin geurimeun jal geurin girin geurimida.)

Your giraffe painting is a poorly drawn drawing of a giraffe, and my giraffe painting is a well-drawn giraffe painting.

#4. 서울특별시 특허허가과 허가과장 허과장.

(seoulteukbyeolsi teukheoheogagwa heogagwajang heogwajang.)

Patent granting section permission section chief of Seoul Metropolitan City, Chief Heo.

#5. 저분은 백 법학박사이고 이분은 박 법학박사이다.

(jeobuneun baek beopakbaksaigo ibuneun bak beopakbaksaida.)

That is Mr. Baek, a doctor of law. This is Mr. Park, also a doctor of law.

#6. 경찰청 철창살은 외철창살이고 검찰청 철창살은 쌍철창살이다.

(gyeong chal cheong cheol chang sareun oecheolchangsarigo geomchal cheong cheol chang sa reun ssangcheolchangsarida.)

The iron bar windows of the police headquarters are single-layer iron bars, and the iron bar windows of the prosecutor’s office are double-layer iron bars.

#7. 고려고 교복은 고급 교복이고 고려고 교복은 고급 원단을 사용했다.

(goryeogo gyobogeun gogeup gyobogigo goryeogo gyobogeun gogeup wondaneul sayonghaetda.)

Gohryeogo uniforms are high-quality uniforms, and Gohryeogo uniforms are high-quality materials.

#8. 목동 로얄 뉴로얄 레스토랑 뉴메뉴 미트소시지소스스파게티 크림소시지소스스테이크.

(mokdong royal nyuroyal reseutorang nyumenyu miteusosijisoseuseupageti keurimsosijisoseuseuteikeu.)

Mokdong Royal New Royal Restaurant new menu, meat sausage sauce spaghetti, cream sausage sauce steak.

Vocabulary used in the Korean tongue twister examples given

Now, you can find some of the vocabulary used in the tongue twisters above.

KoreanEnglish 간장 (ganjang) soy sauce 공장 (gongjang) factory 공장장 (gongjangjang) factory manager 장 (jang) manager 된장 (dwenjang) soy bean paste 육 (yuk) six 통장 (tongjang) bank passbook 적금 (jeokgeum) installments savings 황색 (hwangsaek) yellow 팔 (pal) eight 녹색 (noksaek) green 기린 (girin) giraffe 그림 (geurim) drawing, painting 특별시 (teulbyeolsi) metropolitan city 특허 (teukheo) patent 허가 (heoga) permission 과장 (gwajang) department chief, section chief 법학박사 (beopakbaksa) doctor of law 경찰청 (gyeongchalcheong) police headquarters 철창살 (cheolchangsal) iron bar windows 검찰청 (geomchalcheong) prosecutor’s office 교복 (gyobok) uniform 고급 (gogeup) high-quality 레스토랑 (reseutorang) restaurant 메뉴 (menyu) menu Wrap Up

What are your favorite Korean tongue twisters among the ones presented? What is your favorite tongue twister in your native language? And do you typically find tongue twisters tough but fun? Leave us a comment below if your tongue also got all twisted up reading these out loud – they sure got ours twisted!

Next up, maybe you’d like to learn more tricks for how to read Korean faster!

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Bowonsa-ji Temple Site – 보원사지 (Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do)

Sun, 2022-11-13 23:30
The Bowonsa-ji Temple Site in Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do. Temple Site History

The Bowonsa-ji Temple Site is located in Seosan, Chungcheongnam-do in the village of Bowon to the south of Mt. Sangwangsan (309.5 m). The exact date as to when the temple was first built is unknown. However, it’s presumed to have first been built either at the end of Unified Silla (668-935 A.D.) or the early Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). Rather interestingly, the Gilt-Bronze Standing Buddha from the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C. – 660 A.D.) was discovered in 1968 at the temple site, and it’s now housed at the National Museum of Korea, which suggests that Bonwonsa Temple was first established during the Baekje Kingdom and not later.

Rather interestingly, the earliest known record describing Bowonsa Temple is the Stele for Master Bojo at Borimsa Temple, when it states on the stele “In 827 A.D., I was taught by Priest Hwasan Gwonbeopsa and was ordained at Bowonsa Temple in Mt. Gayahyeopsan.” This suggests that Bowonsa Temple already existed some time in the early 9th century.

According to some records, Bowonsa Temple was at its largest during the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392). In fact, a Buddhist doctrine test was administered in the second year of King Jeongjong of Goryeo reign in 1036. This suggests just how powerful Bowonsa Temple had become at this time. And Bowonsa Temple remained active as a temple until the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Eventually, the temple would fall into disrepair; and now, there are private houses built nearby the temple site. However, the exact dates as to when Bowonsa Temple was first established and then closed remain unknown. However, through numerous archaeological excavations, the size and scope of Bowonsa Temple is better known.

In total, and in accordance with both Chungcheongnam-do and the city of Seosan, the Buyeo National Institute of Cultural Heritage first conducted a comprehensive survey of the temple site in 2006. In total, seven excavations were done on the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site until 2012. Specifically, the first excavation took place in 2006, the second in 2007, the third in 2008, the fourth in 2009, the fifth in 2010, the sixth in 2011, and the seventh (and final) in 2012.

During this exhaustive excavation work numerous things were discovered about the temple site. First, the western section of the temple site, which includes the Five-Story Stone Pagoda at Bowonsa Temple Site, was the main site for the temple buildings that dated back to the mid-to-late Goryeo Dynasty to the early Joseon Dynasty. Additionally, the central buildings that were the oldest at Bowonsa Temple and date back to late Goryeo or early Joseon, were surrounded by roofed corridors. This is based upon the existence of western and southern roofed corridor sites currently at the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site.

The southern section, on the other hand, has a stone embankment that formed a boundary of the temple. A cluster of buildings existed on a two-tiered sectional that divided the grounds. And each of the buildings on each of the tiers had different centers. The buildings on the southern section appear to have been arranged differently then those in the centre. This indicates that there was more than one courtyard at Bowonsa Temple.

In total, numerous artifacts were discovered at the temple site during these excavations including celadon from the 9th or 10th centuries. Having been discovered in the eastern section of the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site, it indicates the possibility that the temple buildings were first built either at the time of the temple’s founding or were refurbished during the Goryeo Dynasty. These relics also included numerous from the slopes in the eastern section, which highlights the fact of just how large the temple must have once been.

The Bowonsa-ji Temple Site is home to five Korean Treasures which help give a fuller picture of the temple’s past. One of these clues is the Stele for State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site, which details how 1,000 monks had once stayed at the temple, which helps modern researchers understand that Bowonsa Temple must have been quite a large temple.

The other cultural heritage items at the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site is the Stone Basin at Bowonsa Temple Site, which is Korean Treasure #102; the Flagpole Supports at Bowonsa Temple Site, which is Korean Treasure #103; the Five-Story Stone Pagoda at Bowonsa Temple Site, which is Korean Treasure #104; and the Stupa of State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site, which is Korean Treasure #105. Additionally, the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site is Historic Site #316. Additionally, the Rock-Carved Buddha Triad in Yonghyeon-ri, which is a National Treasure, is very close by, as well.

A map of the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site Temple Site Layout

You’ll first approach the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site from the east. And the first of the five Korean Treasures that you’ll approach is the Flagpole Supports at Bowonsa Temple Site. These flagpole supports are known as “danggan” in Korean. Typically, flags were placed on these flagpoles at the entrance of a temple to mark a special occasion like Buddhist ceremonies. The two supports that comprise flagpole supports at the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site are separated by 70 cm. There’s no decoration adorning these two stone pillars; instead, the outward facing stones of the supports are engraved with wide stripes. The flagpole supports are rounded at the top and narrow the further up the structure they go. There are square holes in both the upper and lower portion of the supports. These square holes were used to fix flagpoles to. Based upon the style and style of carvings on the flagpole supports, it’s believed that the Flagpole Supports at Bowonsa Temple Site were first made during Unified Silla (668-935 A.D.). Further supporting this claim are several artifacts found in the vicinity of the flagpole supports that date back to the final years of Unified Silla and the early Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).

Parallel, and to the north of the Flagpole Supports at Bowonsa Temple Site, is the second Korean Treasure at the temple site: the Stone Basin at Bowonsa Temple Site. The stone basin is rectangular in shape. This basin was used by Buddhist monks to store water. The basin is made of a single block of granite, and it exhibits the same plain style used during Unfied Silla. Rather interestingly, it’s unclear if this basin was partially buried in the ground, as only the upper portion and inner part of the basin are properly trimmed, while the outer surface of the basin is roughly completed. Also adding to the belief that Bowonsa Temple was quite large in size when it was at its peak is the sheer size of the basin and its ability to contain four tons of water.

Crossing a bridge that spans a stream, you’ll come to the central part of the temple site. In this central location, you’ll find the Five-Story Stone Pagoda at Bowonsa Temple Site, which is the third Korean Treasure at the temple site. This stone pagoda is believed to have first been built during the Goryeo Dynasty. And it stood in front of the main hall, which is now the Geumdang-ji Site. The five-story pagoda was erected on a double-layered base. Two faces of the base are adorned with lions, while the two upper layer faces are adorned with two of the eight guardian deities. The eight guardian deities were commonly engraved on pagodas at this time to help protect the laws of the Buddha. The first body stone is decorated with door designs, while each roof stone is thin and widely built. The wide roof stones are based upon the style of stone pagodas from the Baekje Kingdom. And all that remains of the finial is an iron rod which helped secure the ornaments that once stood atop the stone pagoda. Rather interestingly, it’s believed that the Five-Story Stone Pagoda at Bowonsa Temple Site stood in its original state from the Goryeo Dynasty up until 1945 with the liberation of Korea from Japan. Discovered in 1986 during repair work conducted on the pagoda, a sari bottle was found and is now housed at the Buyeo National Museum.

To the west of the Five-Story Stone Pagoda at Bowonsa Temple Site is the Geumdang-ji Site. This was the former main hall at the temple. Now only the rough outline of the main hall remains intact with a slightly elevated stone foundation and border. In the centre of this squarish main hall is a two-tier stone platform that must have once been the main altar inside the Geumdang Hall. Like most Goryeo-era main halls, the stone platform isn’t right up against the back wall of the former structure. Instead, there is enough space for worshippers and monks to circumambulate the interior of the main hall. The stone platform is similar to the one found in eastern Gyeongju at the Janghang-ri Temple Site.

And to the west of the central structures of the five-story pagoda and the Geumdang-ji Site, and up the embankment, is the home of the Stupa of State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site and the Stele for State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site. The first of the two, and standing to the right, is the stupa. Typically, a stupa consists of a body, a base, and a capstone. And a stupa enshrines sari inside it. For this stupa at the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site, it enshrines the sari of Beopin-guksa. Beopin-guksa was a revered Buddhist monk during the early Goryeo Dynasty, and he was named the royal preceptor, or “wangsa” in 968 A.D. He was then named state preceptor, or “guksa” in 974 A.D. And when he died in 975 A.D., the king bestowed upon him the posthumous title of Beopin, which means “seal of the law” in English.

The base of the stupa is made up of three layers. The bottom two layers are octagonal stones. The lower of these two stones is embossed with lions on each of their panels as decoration, while the upper stone is adorned with a dragon flying through the clouds. And it’s also decorated with lotus designs in each of its corners. The middle layer of the base is an unadorned octagonal column, while the upper layer is a stone lotus flower adorned atypically with vertical railings. Each corner of the octagonal body stone is engraved with pillar patterns. The front and rear sides of the body stone are carved with a door design with a lock. The other sides of this body stone are adorned with the Four Heavenly Kings. And the two remaining sides of the octagonal body stone are adorned with human figures wearing a tall hat. The roof stone is both broad and thick. The underside of the roof stone has a rafter design, which is similar in design to a wooden structure. The upper portion of the stupa, on the other hand, curves upwards sharply. The top to each edge has a faint flower design. The finial to the capstone that adorns the top of the stupa has three “gem wheels” that are placed on top of the “bokbal,” which is known as the “overturned bowl” in English. As for the age of the stupa, it’s believed to have first been erected sometime between 975 A.D. (the year of Beopin-guksa’s death) and 978 A.D. (when the stele for Beopin-guksa was erected). The stupa is a wonderful example of Goryeo-era Buddhist artistry.

And to the left of the Stupa of State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site is the Stele for State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site. The stele has a standard design of this period, which consists of a turtle-shaped pedestal, a inscribed body slab, and a decorative capstone. The turtle has a long extended neck and a dragon-like head with bulging eyes. It has a curling whiskers, and a wisdom pearl in its mouth. The shell of the turtle supports a long stone slab. The capstone that adorns the top of the stone structure is carved with images of clouds and dragons on each of its four corners. According to the inscription on the stele, it was erected in 978 A.D. (five years after the death of Beopin-guksa).

How To Get There

To get to the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site, you’ll need to board Bus #481 from the Seosan Intercity Bus Terminal. You’ll need to ride this bus for 42 stops, or 1 hour and 17 minutes, until you get to the “Yonghyeon 2-ri jong-jeom stop – 용현2리종점.” You’ll then need to backtrack for about 200 metres north, or 2 minutes, until you get to the outskirts of the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site.

Overall Rating: 6/10

The Bowonsa-ji Temple Site is one of the more impressive temple sites in Korea with it being the home of some five Korean Treasures. The most impressive of the collection is the Stele for State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site, but all five are beautiful in their own right. The historic site gives a tantalizing window into Korea’s past and lets visitors imagine what must have once been.

As you first approach the Bowonsa-ji Temple Site. The first thing to greet you are the Flagpole Supports at Bowonsa Temple Site. The pathway leading up to the Stone Basin at Bowonsa Temple Site. And the Stone Basin at Bowonsa Temple Site. The Five-Story Stone Pagoda at Bowonsa Temple Site. The main altar inside the Geumdang Hall site. The view from the rear of the temple site. Both the Stupa of State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site (right) and the Stele for State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site (left) to the rear of the temple site. The Stupa of State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site. The dragon-headed Stele for State Preceptor Beopin at Bowonsa Temple Site. —


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Native Teacher from Daichi Offering English Lessons

Sat, 2022-11-12 13:36
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Seoul Contact person by email

I am a  female native teacher  from San Francisco who is currently residing in west Seoul. I have lived in Korea for an incredibly long time and have twenty years of of teaching experience in all subjects of the English language.My major is English Literature. I also have teaching credentials from the state of California.  My teaching style is simple, effective and flexible.  I try to motivate and inspire students to always do their best so they can attain and fulfill their goals.

Listed below are the following classes I offer to students living in Seoul and the Gyeonggi District. 

Speaking- Daily conversation lessons, (1:1) or group lessons are available
Grammar and Writing- Students learn grammar rules, different parts of speech and its usages, they also learn various kinds of writing such as narrative, fictional, instructional, and expository,
Reading and Vocabulary- students learn 20-30 words per lesson and have assignments according to their lesson, they also read a level and age appropriate novel

Phonics, Reading, and Basic Writing- a class where young toddlers ranging from ages 3-6 learn the phonemic sounds and gradually begin to learn how to  read and write short words to sentences

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email. Brief phone consultations or counseling is available. 
Class fees can be negotiable depending on the class, number of students and etc. 

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Studio Apartment(One-room) for rent in Busan Station

Sat, 2022-11-12 13:23
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Busan Train StationContact person by email

Studio(One-room) for rent in Busan Station (2nd floor, with elevator)

- 1 room / 1 kitchen / bathroom inside

- Deposit : 650,000 Won

- Monthly rent : 650,000 Won (Additional Maintenance Fee : 50,000 Won/monthly)

- Furnished: Single bed, TV, wifi, air conditioner, fridge, washing machine, microwave, table, closet etc.

- Utilities: All included in maintenance fee(wifi, water, tv/cable, garbage collection etc.), EXCEPT for gas and electricity

- Location: 10 minutes from Busan train station by walking. Very convenient location to Busan's popular spots like Jagalchi&Nampodong(Within walking distance), Seomyeon etc. Convenience stores and traditional open market nearby.

- Move-in: Anytime

* Deposit & monthly rent can be negotiable.

* Short-term rent is also available.

* Contact : 010-4433-3880 / thruworld95(Kakao ID) / [email protected]

Contact me for photos and any questions. (Other furnished apartment(for short or long-term stay etc.) is also available.)

* Landlady can speak English and Chinese. 

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How to improve your Korean listening comprehension

Fri, 2022-11-11 13:10

One question I often get asked is how to improve listening comprehension in Korean, or how to understand Korean more easily. Many tips will be similar no matter the question - study more, practice more, listen more.... But we've also got some extra tips that are specifically catered to improving your Korean listening comprehension. I met with Sofie, a fluent Korean speaker from Denmark, to share what we're doing to improve our listening skills, as well as what you can do to get better listening comprehension for Korean.

Also make sure to check out the video description for some of the links that we discuss in this video.

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Wanted Rental

Fri, 2022-11-11 02:21
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Songdo, Busan (Near Kosin University)Contact person by email

Hello I am looking for an affordable house near Kosin University in Songdo. I can afford security deposit of 1 Million/less

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Wool-Blend Chesterfield Coat

Fri, 2022-11-11 01:25
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Price: 60,000 won.

Black winter coat for sale.  Brand: ANDZ. Material: 75% wool, 20% nylon, 5% cashmere. It's thicker than the typical chesterfield style coat, so it's ideal for winter. Very warm, wore it only about a dozen times last winter, so it’s like new. Size is 100, which is medium.  Tag recommends this size is ideal for those 175 cm tall.  I'm a little taller and this fit perfectly, as it's a longer coat.

This is the original product link:  https://andz.topten10mall.com/m/kr/front/goods/goodsDetail.do?goodsNo=BL...


Asking for 60,000 won.

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Bike for Sale

Fri, 2022-11-11 00:25
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Nangmin dongContact person by email

The bike rides well, but only in one gear. There's an issue with the gear cables. They need to be changed, which I was quoted 40,000. So I'm selling the bike for 25,000 as is.  010•5775•1956

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Templestay – Jeondeungsa Temple (Incheon)

Thu, 2022-11-10 23:25
The Templestay Program at Jeondeungsa Temple. (Picture Courtesy of the Templestay Website). Introduction to Temple

Jeondeungsa Temple is situated on Ganghwa-do Island. Jeondeungsa Temple was first established in the 4th century by the monk Ado, and it was formally called Jinjongsa Temple. It received its current name in 1282. It’s believed by some that Jeondeungsa Temple is the oldest temple on the Korean peninsula. The temple helped defend against the invading Mongols during the 13th century. In fact, the Goryeo royal family temporarily took up residence at the temple after the capital of Gaeseong had been overrun. From 1719 until 1910, Jeondeungsa Temple was in charge of protecting the ancestral records of the Joseon Dynasty royal family. As a result, senior monks from Jeondeungsa Temple were highly regarded during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910).

As for the temple itself, Jeondeungsa Temple is situated inside the walls of Samnang Fortress, which was originally built to protect Korea from foreign invaders. You’ll have to pass through the fortress gate, which is now the gate to the temple, to enter the temple grounds. Jeondeungsa Temple is one of the smaller Templestay temples that you can stay at; but with that being said, it still has a fair bit to see and enjoy.

Jeondeungsa Temple conducts three different Templestay programs. The first is the One Step Pause Program – Wolsongyo (private restroom and shower room), which can be as free or as regimented as you’d like. If you’d like to follow a schedule, Jeondeungsa Temple provides a simple ceremony structure to this program. The second program at Jeondeungsa Temple is much like the first; in fact, I don’t see a difference besides the price. Perhaps if you contact the temple directly they can explain the difference. The name of this program is One Step Pause – Private Program (toilet and shower room). And the third program is a more basic form of the previously mentioned Templestay programs at Jeondeungsa Temple. The third program is entitled One Step Pause – Basic Program (public rest room and shower room).


First, you’ll need to get to Incheon. Once there, and from the Shinchon Subway Station, line #2, use exit #4 and walk 100 metres. From there, take Bus #3100 to the Onsu-ri Terminal, which can be found in front of Artreon Cinema. Get off at Onsu-ri. Walk to the temple from there. It should take about 20 minutes.

Or, and again from Incheon, you can take the Incheon Express City Bus #700. From there, get off at the Onsu-ri Station. Signs should lead you the rest of the way to the temple

Templestay Programs

All three programs at Jeondeungsa Temple follow the same schedule. The only difference between the three are the accommodations. It should also be noted that the temple allows visitors to stay up to 4 nights at Jeondeungsa Temple for the One Step Pause Program – Wolsongyo (private restroom and shower room) and the One Step Pause – Basic Program (public rest room and shower room) programs. While you can stay up to 14 nights for the One Step Pause – Private Program (toilet and shower room).

TimeTitle00:00-15:00Arrival & Registration16:30-17:00Orientation17:00-17:30Temple Dinner17:50-18:00Striking a Bell18:00-18:30Yebool19:00-04:00Rest TimeTitle04:30-05:00Yebool06:00-06:30Temple Breakfast07:30-08:00Ulyeok (communal work)10:30-11:00Cleaning Up & Check-out11:30-12:00Temple Lunch The facilities at Jeondeungsa Temple. (Picture courtesy of the Templestay website). More of the facilities at Jeondeungsa Temple. (Picture courtesy of the Templestay website). And more of the facilities at Jeondeungsa Temple. (Picture courtesy of the Templestay website). Temple Information

Address: Ganghwa-gun Incheon, 635, Onsu-ri, Gilsang-myeon

Tel: 82-10-3789-0152

E-mail: [email protected]


One Step Pause Program – Wolsongyo (private restroom and shower room) – adults – 120,000 won; students (up to 18 years of age) – 90,000 won; pre-schoolers – 20,000 won

One Step Pause – Private Program (toilet and shower room) – adults – 90,000 won; students (up to 18 years of age) – 70,000 won; pre-schoolers – 10,000 won.

One Step Pause – Basic Program (public rest room and shower room) – adults – 70,000 won; students (up to 18 years of age) – 50,000 won; pre-schoolers – 10,000 won.

*The cancellation policy is as follows: 3 days before: 100% refund; 2 days before: 70% refund; 1 day before: 50% refund; day of templestay: 30% refund.


Reservations for the One Step Pause Program – Wolsongyo (private restroom and shower room)

Reservations for the One Step Pause – Private Program (toilet and shower room)

Reservations for the One Step Pause – Basic Program (public rest room and shower room)

Enjoying the Templestay program at Jeondeungsa Temple. (Picture courtesy of the Templestay website). —


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ESC Art Show @ Haeundae Atelier

Thu, 2022-11-10 13:31
Date: Repeats every day until Sat Dec 03 2022 except Mon Nov 21 2022, Tue Nov 22 2022, Mon Nov 28 2022, Tue Nov 29 2022. Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 10:00Sunday, November 20, 2022 - 10:00Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 10:00Location: Event Type: 


War, pandemic, tragedy, injustice, natural disaster.

We are constantly bombarded with negative realities we cannot control. We can’t productively bear everything we consume or experience alone. Creativity is there to help us mentally escape and with us to provide much needed solace. Art and entertainment flourish in adversity. They become a necessity.

ESC is a group art show that celebrates our collective departure. Ten polycultural and multinational artists have merged together to thematically visualize escape in their own contrasting voices.

The show at Haeundae Atelier Gallery (The Old Haeundae Train Station) in Busan invites viewers to experience escapism with works by creators that reveal their deepest held thoughts, fantasies, and life events.

The pieces ranging from painting and illustration to photography will be on display at the exhibition which will open Saturday, November 19 and runs through Dec 3 (Gallery closed: Monday/Tuesday).

The event is held by MMMA Art Group and supported by the Busan Foundation for International Cooperation

ESC Art Show
Haeundae Atelier (Old Haeundae Train Station), 621, Haeundae-daero, Haeundae-gu (http://kko.to/gW9Ugufb4U)
(Closed Monday/Tuesday)

Amelia Judd Rose - Escape

An Mira - Flower Blossom 2

Lim Hee Jung - My Deep Sea


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