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S-Korea 360 Podcast: EP 1 | Your #1 Resource For Everything Korea!

Sun, 2023-12-03 00:54

S-Korea 360 Foreigner Podcast 
Korea’s Trending News
Pros of living in Seoul

00:00- Intro 
1:01 Only 1 in 3 young Koreans positive about marriage
3:16  Hospitals in South Korea are mandated to install surveillance cameras in operating rooms
5:56 South Korea's finance ministry said Thursday the country has decided to designate Oct. 2 as a temporary holiday
8:46 Korea’s Hot Summer Turns Deadly
11:39 The concern stems from Japan's discharge of treated wastewater
14:32 BTS' leader and rapper RM addressed accusations of Islamophobia
17:37 Foreigner Posts of the week Part 1: Tattoos in Spa 
23:18 Foreigner Posts of the week Part 1: Bullied at the Gym
26:18 Pros of living in Seoul

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We Rated the WORST Korean Romanization Systems

Fri, 2023-12-01 12:46

Romanization is writing Korean sounds using the Latin alphabet, and there are many systems currently in use that you might find as a student. So I met with Jieun 선생님 from the channel “그냥 한국어 Just Korean” to rank which Korean romanization systems are the worst, and which are the most usable.

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Koreans React to Teachers Being Disrespected and Bullied | Street Interview

Fri, 2023-12-01 12:37

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Korean classes in December!

Fri, 2023-12-01 08:12
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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Busan Metropolitan City Website Satisfaction Survey

Thu, 2023-11-30 11:57
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: 

From: https://www.busan.go.kr/eng/bsnews05/view?qestnarNo=387&&srchSttus= 

Greetings!
The city of Busan is continuously striving to make its city websites provide a variety of information and improve the ease of use for domestic and foreign visitors to our websites. As part of such efforts, we are reorganizing the foreign language versions of our websites to improve accessibility and promote Busan’s global brand and city administration.
Busan is performing this questionnaire survey, which covers user satisfaction, among other matters, to improve our foreign language websites and to offer more convenient and diverse information in 2024. We hope for your active participation in the survey.
The details of your replies will be a valuable resource for improving the service quality of our foreign language websites.

Survey period
  • Friday, November 17 9:00 a.m. ~ Friday, December 8, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
Eligibility
  • All website visitors
Prizes
  • Mobile gift certificate valued at 5,000 won (50 winners)

    ※ Winners will be selected at random by computer among eligible participants residing in Korea (except Koreans)

Announcement Contact Info.

※ Event entrants with a mobile phone number in Republic of Korea are eligible for the survey’s prize drawings.

※ Winners will be contacted using the information provided, so please make sure that you enter your mobile phone number correctly.

Take the Survey at: https://www.busan.go.kr/eng/bsnews05/privacy?qestnarNo=387 

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blender

Wed, 2023-11-29 04:39
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Kyungsung University station (Daeyeon-dong)

Moving out and selling a second-hand blender. In great condition, perfect for smoothies and more. (w 20,000)

Kakao id: Yahislisi

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Air Purifier

Wed, 2023-11-29 04:32
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Kyungsung University Station, (Daeyeon-dong)

I am selling a second-hand (almost new) air purifier in excellent condition, including an extra filter. Ideal for improved indoor air quality. Reason for selling: moving out. 
Contact: 01049853253

Kakao id: Yahislisi

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How do you feel about Busan NOT being chosen to host The World Expo?

Tue, 2023-11-28 22:31
Choices Relieved Disappointed Furious. It was robbery! I don't care What Expo?
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애슐리 영어 공부방

Mon, 2023-11-27 02:17
Location: Business/Organization Type: 

I am a licensed English teacher living in South Korea.

I run a study room in Yangsan. I have a couple of class openings ages 7 to 11. I teach, grammar, phonics, speaking ,reading and writing.

I have opening for adults from 10 to 1:30, offering 1 hour courses.

Conversation classes. 

 You can check out my Instagram page

@Ashley.english.room_yangsan

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Air Fryer (20k) + CA Computer Speakers 2.1 + woofer (10k)

Thu, 2023-11-23 12:57
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: 

Hello, I have an air fryer and computer speakers for sale.

 

Air Fryer - . It has a fair amount of usage, but it is in good condition. The unit is in perfect working condition. The tray and drip pan still has all of its non-stick coating, no corrosion.

20,000 OBO , pickup preferred, but we can also work something else out.

Creative Audio 2.1 Computer Speakers. - They're in used by complete working condition. They are quite loud and can be used as a TV speakers (provided that you have RCA jacks for audio) for a small-medium sized living room. They are in good condition.

10,000 OBO

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know!

 

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Living History – Marcy Folta (High School Student – 1972)

Wed, 2023-11-22 23:27
Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul in September, 2004.

One of the great things about running a website about Korean Buddhist temples is that you get to meet a lot of amazing people. And a lot of these amazing people have varying backgrounds, interests, and insights. Rather amazingly, some of these people first visited Korea in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Here are their stories!

Q1: Where are you originally from? Introduce yourself a little.

A: I was born in Chicago in 1958 and grew up primarily in the Washington D.C. area. My father worked in Langley, Virginia at the CIA. My family moved to Okinawa, Japan in 1971, when I was 12.

We lived on a small American base called Camp Chinen. My dad traveled around the Far East for weeks at a time to places like Saigon, Singapore, the Philippines, Laos, and Malaysia. I didn’t know what he did or why he went to those places. I was turning 13 and not so interested in my parents, as I was into myself and boys. It was an idyllic time for me and one of my favorite childhood memories. But after one year, our base was shut down and we had to leave the island.  

Q2: When and why did you first come to Korea?

A: We moved straight to Seoul, South Korea in the summer of 1972, where we lived for the next three years on the Embassy compound, which was U.S.O.M. housing on the Yongsan army base. I went to the Seoul American High School for my freshman, sophomore and junior years. These, too, became the best years of my life. 

Q3: When you first came to Korea what city did you live? Did you subsequently move around?

A: Although my family lived in “little America,” as we called our base, I spent lots of time traveling with my friends and my sister all over the country. Unchaperoned! 

We would walk to the gate of our protected compound, take a cab ride to a bus stop, hop on a bus to the train station, get on a train and stay on until we saw a nice area for a picnic, get off the train, spend the day and do it all in reverse to be back home for dinner!

Imagine parents today letting their young teenagers do that even once. That’s how I spent all of my free time! Also, camping was a big part of my life in Korea. 

Namdaemun in Seoul in September, 2004.

Q4: What were places you enjoyed visiting while in Korea?

A: The places I remember going, usually carrying a backpack and/or a tent with a group of friends, were Mt. Seoraksan, Mt. Namsan in Seoul, a dairy farm in the northeast mountains that was run by Americans, several Buddhist temples in remote locations that I can’t recall, and Jeju-do Island by ferry to name but a few. There were also the tourist places in and around Seoul that we went on field trips: Suwon Village, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and the Blue House (not inside!). We visited parks, hotels, restaurants, bath houses, shops and marketplaces. I learned to speak conversational Hangeul, which was enough to get around. Park Chung Hee (1917-79) was president, while we lived there. Billy Graham (1918-2018) came to Yeoui-do for a crusade, and I went to that. Some of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Super Bowl champions) visited the Yongsan base in some kind of world tour, and I met them. Bob Hope (1903-2003) came to Seoul on tour while we were there, and I saw him, too.

Q5: Did you remain in Korea or did you return home?

A: The Vietnam War ended before we left in 1975. I remember some guy running into the teen club, where I was sitting at a table playing a game of Spades, saying “The war is over,” and we all cheered. 

So, we moved back to the States for my senior year of high school, back to the same area. I graduated from Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia. 

I ended up marrying a boy I had met in Korea. He lived in Jeonju as a missionary kid. We went back to visit after we were married and lived for six months with his parents. Our first child was born in a Jeonju hospital, the same hospital that my husband was born 21 years earlier. 

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Wed and Thurs

Tue, 2023-11-21 13:07
Classified Ad Type: Neighborhood: Kimhae- Jangyu- Yulha

Ring me on 01031207766

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“Human as Nature: The Inherent Connection” exhibition

Mon, 2023-11-20 23:33
Date: Repeats every 7 days until Fri Dec 08 2023. Also includes Sat Dec 02 2023, Sun Dec 03 2023, Mon Dec 04 2023, Tue Dec 05 2023, Wed Dec 06 2023, Thu Dec 07 2023.Friday, December 1, 2023 - 08:25Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 08:25Sunday, December 3, 2023 - 08:25Location: Event Type: 

The objective of this group art project is to explore the profound inter-connectedness between humans and nature. Through various artistic expressions, we aim to depict how humans are not separate from nature but an integral part of it. By highlighting this deep connection, we intend to foster a sense of unity, responsibility, and reverence for the natural world and each other.

Exhibition is organized by and takes place in Naughty Muse Art Studios – an open art, print and design studio that aims at uniting international and Korean artists under one roof in Busan, South Korea. 9 artists residing within and outside of South Korea are taking part in “Human as Nature: The Inherent Connection” exhibition.

Naughty muse art studios
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Movie night in the art studio

Mon, 2023-11-20 08:04
Date: Saturday, November 25, 2023 - 19:00Location: Event Type: 

Willem Dafoe, Oscar Isaac, Rupert Friend and Mads Mikkelsen come together in amazing film “At Eternities Gate” directed by Julian Schnabel. 

During a self-imposed exile in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh develops his unique, colorful style of painting. While grappling with religion, mental illness and a tumultuous friendship with French artist Paul Gauguin, van Gogh begins to focus on his relationship with eternity rather than the pain his art causes him in the present.

It is a FREE event with some snacks and drinks at additional cost. 

DM for reservations and inquiries. 

https://naughtymusestudios.com/2/

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Baengryeonam Hermitage – 백련암 (Hapcheon, Gyeongsangnam-do)

Sun, 2023-11-19 23:44
Baengryeonam Hermitage on the Haeinsa Temple Grounds in Hapcheon, Gyeongsangnam-do. Hermitage History

Baengryeonam Hermitage is located on the Haeinsa Temple grounds in Hapcheon, Gyeongsangnam-do. Additionally, it’s situated the furthest east of all the hermitages on the Haeinsa Temple grounds. Also, Baengryeonam Hermitage is the highest in elevation on Mt. Gayasan of the Haeinsa Temple hermitages, as well. It’s unknown as to when the hermitage was first built, and it’s also unknown who first built Baengryeonam Hermitage. We do know, however, that the hermitage was reconstructed in 1605 by the monk Soam, who was a disciple of Seosan-daesa (1520-1604). Legend has it that during the Imjin War (1592-98), when the Japanese were invading the Korean Peninsula in 1592, that Soam protected Haeinsa Temple through his reputation alone. The Japanese wanted to invade, and were even occupying the neighbouring hillside at Haeinsa Temple, but they didn’t dare invade the temple. Sounds a little far-fetched to me, but that’s the legend all the same.

More recently, the hermitage became famous for being the home hermitage to the monk Seongcheol (1912-93). Not only was Seongcheol the Supreme Patriarch of the Jogye Order, but he was also believed to be a living Buddha in Korea because of his extremely austere lifestyle. And since his passing, and over the past couple of years, the hermitage has undergone extensive renovations, rebuilds, and reconstruction.

Hermitage Layout

You first make your way towards Baengryeonam Hermitage past a cluster of hermitages. Baengryeonam Hermitage is the last hermitage up this road that also hosts three other Haeinsa Temple hermitages. The walk is beautiful and ends at the Baengryeonam Hermitage parking lot. To your right, you’ll see a grouping of buildings that include the monks’ dorms. But it’s to the left, and around the winding road, that you want to go.

In a forested area, and beneath a large tree, you’ll find a modern seven-story stone pagoda. Keep heading up the road and past the pagoda. Just beyond the trees and the pagoda is a shrine hall with a natural wood finish that is decorated with gold trim. Even the dragons up near the eaves are golden, as well. The panels surrounding the exterior walls are adorned with beautiful, yet simplistic, Shimu-do (Ox-Herding Murals). Taking a peek inside the Daeung-jeon Hall, and past the golden latticework, you’ll notice a triad of statues on the main altar. Seated in the centre of this triad is a statue of Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). Standing on either side of Seokgamoni-bul are statues dedicated to Munsu-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Wisdom) and Bohyeon-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Power). The triad rests under an ornate datjib (canopy) with two inward looking dragons (one gold and one blue).

To the right rear of the Daeung-jeon Hall is the Dokseong-gak Hall. The shaman shrine hall is perched above the rest of the hermitage grounds and has just enjoyed a beautiful new coat of dancheong around its exterior walls. There is another shrine hall that’s situated above the rest of the temple grounds just like the Dokseong-gak Hall; but instead of being dedicated to a shaman deity, it’s a Josa-jeon Hall, which honours and commemorates famous monks that once called Baengryeonam Hermitage home. However, to get to this diminutive Josa-jeon Hall, you’ll need to make your way back down the stairs you first came up and head east towards the administrative office. It’s to the left of what looks to be a re-purposed elevated shrine hall that you’ll find the stairs that lead up to the Josa-jeon Hall.

As for the large, seemingly, re-purposed shrine hall, this shrine hall is now dedicated to commemorate the monk Seongchol. When I visited, the shrine hall was still under construction from the floorboards out in front of the shrine hall, to the murals adorning the exterior of this hall. The only thing that wasn’t under construction was the interior of this shrine hall dedicated to Seongchol. Stepping inside this unpainted building, you’ll find a large bronze statue dedicated to Seongchol on the main altar under a large blue and green canopy. I’ve never seen such a large shrine hall dedicated to a single monk at any of the historic temples in Korea and this includes the shrine hall dedicated to Samyeong-daesa (1544-1610) at Jikjisa Temple and the Pyochungsa shrine hall at Daeheungsa Temple. This shrine hall at Baengryeonam Hermitage is definitely a statement.

To the right of the shrine hall dedicated to Seongchol, and past the administrative office, you’ll find an older Yosachae (monks’ dorms), which was presumably used by Seongchol with how it’s preserved and honoured. There are two additional buildings in the area. One appears to be another shrine hall, but it was under construction when I visited. And the other building appears to be more monks’ dorms.

How To Get There

To get to Baengryeonam Hermitage, you’ll first need to get to Haeinsa Temple. And to get to Haeinsa Temple, you’ll first need to get to the Seobu Bus Terminal in Daegu. From here, you can catch an express bus to Haeinsa Temple. This express bus departs every 40 minutes, and the bus ride lasts about an hour and a half. After arriving at Haeinsa Temple, you’ll need to head south from the Iljumun Gate. You’ll pass by a collection of biseok (stele) and budo (stupa). There is a mountain road with a large rock and sign markers that point you towards the four hermitages in this area of the Haeinsa Temple grounds. You’ll first pass by both Huirangdae Hermitage and Jijokam Hermitage along the way. Keep heading east until you eventually come to Baengryeonam Hermitage. In total, the walk from Haeinsa Temple to Baengryeonam Hermitage takes about 36 minutes, or 1.4 km, up a mountainside road.

Overall Rating: 5/10

Baengryeonam Hermitage is one of the most beautifully situated hermitages on the Haeinsa Temple grounds. In addition to all of its natural beauty, there are several shrine halls that visitors can enjoy and explore; however, it’s yet to be determined just how much of a change the hermitage will undergo, as there is a lot of construction currently taking place at Baengryeonam Hermitage. As for the shrine halls that are open to the public, the natural wood and gold trimmed Daeung-jeon Hall is definitely a highlight, as are the Dokseong-gak Hall and the Josa-jeon Hall. But arguably the greatest highlight to Baengryeonam Hermitage is the large shrine hall dedicated to the master monk, Seongchol. Baengryeonam Hermitage is definitely one of the top three hermitages at Haeinsa Temple.

The seven-story stone pagoda and golden Daeung-jeon Hall behind it. A look towards the monks’ dorms to the right of the hermitage parking lot. The golden Daeung-jeon Hall at Baengryeonam Hermitage. One of the Shimu-do (Ox-Herding Murals) that adorns the exterior walls of the main hall. The beautiful main altar inside the Daeung-jeon Hall. A look up at the large shrine hall dedicated to the famed monk Seongchol. The exterior of the yet to be finished shrine hall dedicated to Seongchol. The view from the Seongchol shrine hall. A look inside the shrine hall dedicated to Seongchol with a bronze statue of the famed monk on the main altar. The Yosachae at Baengryeonam Hermitage. The uniquely designed stone pagoda in the hermitage courtyard. A finely balanced boulder at Baengryeonam Hermitage.
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Busan International Art Fair @ BEXCO

Sat, 2023-11-18 12:11
Date: Repeats every day until Mon Dec 11 2023. Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 09:00Friday, December 8, 2023 - 09:00Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 09:00Location: Event Type: 

 

 

○ Period: December 7-11, 2023

○ Venue: BEXCO

○ Hours of Operation:

Dec. 7 noon - 7 p.m.

Dec. 8-10 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Dec. 11 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

○ Tickets: 10,000 won for adults / 5,000 won students

○ For more info.: (051)806-1004

○ Website: http://www.biaf.kr/

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Is there much in the way of counseling in Busan?

Sat, 2023-11-18 05:30

I know that up in Seoul there are many counselors available. How about Busan? Any that you might recommend?

Myself, I'm a counselor available via Skype video in Vancouver. (The very first 30 min. block is free, in case you are interested.) Thank you.

Yvon

www.harpo.ca

 

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Winter Watercolor. Christmas cards.

Fri, 2023-11-17 12:14
Date: Repeats every week every Sunday 4 times. Sunday, December 3, 2023 - 14:00Sunday, December 10, 2023 - 14:00Sunday, December 17, 2023 - 14:00Location: Event Type: 

Christmas mood! Winter watercolor ^^

Will paint Christmas cards.

This December. Every Sunday 2 p.m.

Songjeong station

Book: https://naughtymusestudios.com/2/

          www.instagram.com/naughty.muse.studios/

Tel: +82 10 5232 2873

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Christmas cards. Watercolor

Fri, 2023-11-17 12:10
Classified Ad Type: Location: 

Christmas mood! Winter watercolor ^^

Will paint Christmas cards.

This December. Every Sunday 2 p.m.

Songjeong station

Book: https://naughtymusestudios.com/2/

          www.instagram.com/naughty.muse.studios/

Tel: +82 10 5232 2873

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BGN Eye Hospital Thanksgiving Day Event

Thu, 2023-11-16 01:12
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Busan

Illuminate your world with our SMILE Surgery event this Thanksgiving Day!

Give thanks for clear vision and freedom from glasses or contacts as our skilled surgeons employ cutting-edge technology to reshape your vision.

Save 200,000 KRW on all SMILE surgeries!

Save 300,000 KRW on all SMILE PRO surgeries!

Get FREE post-surgery eye drops package for all types of surgeries!

Reserve your slot for FREE consultation and examination now, and step into a brighter, clearer future with our exclusive SMILE Eye Surgery Event!

Phone: 010-7670-3995

kakao: eye1004bgnbusan

Email: [email protected]

Facebook: eyehospitalinkorea

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