South Korea’s monthly job growth has declined to the lowest in four months, a government report showed on Wednesday. The number of those employed totalled 26,141,000 in August, up 256,000 from a year ago, Xinhua cited Statistics Korea. However, it was the lowest August growth since August 2009 when the global financial crisis was going
The average cost of a Korean wedding is roughly $100,000 per couple! This cost may surprise western folks, where the average cost for a wedding floats around $20,000. This got me thinking, what are the expenses for a Korean wedding? Unlike in the western world where weddings take place in a myriad of
Fellow blogger Kathryn Godfrey recently wrote about the punishing Korean school system. The amount of gruelling hours that Korean teenagers (and even elementary school children) spend studying seems cruel and often pointless. Korea may produce students with amazingly high grades, but even these children seem to lack a confidence in their personal opinions and creative
Being a business English teacher for adults in Seoul, I have asked a lot of my students about ISIS and their opinions or concerns about the group. In general, the students admitted that they had not been paying very close attention to their activities because it was only happening somewhere “very far away.” There was
The Korean education system is talked about a lot, and not just in Korea, but worldwide. I recently saw a BBC article discussing the issue, praising Korean students for their academic abilities, and revealing that when numerous Korean students took a GCSE maths exam (GCSEs are the first important tests you take in England), ‘four scored 100%, the other two
Apparently, there are plans afoot to airdrop 100,000 copies of ‘The Interview’ on DVD and USB stick into North Korea in an effort to undermine Kim Jong-Un’s authority. They’d better hope it doesn’t backfire. By the time I had suffered through Rogen and Franco’s nearly 2 hours of sloppily executed toilet humor I felt like
An Op-ed written by HiExpat blogger: Andrew Fraser December 31st, 2014 As I started taking a look back at 2014 in Korea, I initially thought it would be nice to do a piece for the end of the year that tied both good and bad events together as a replay of what happened this year.
Have you ever applied for an English-teaching job in South Korea? If you are white, landing a job might be a lot easier. But for non-white teachers, it could be a different story. Did you know that you could be denied a job in South Korea because of reasons other than your lack of teaching