That’s so Korean… or is it?

Sometimes I get a little tired of the generalizations I hear foreigners make about Koreans. You know, those broad-sweeping stereotypes which are usually negative? Koreans are such bad drivers; Koreans are poor planners; Koreans have no sense of privacy. I understand where the stereotypes derive from, as I also have days that are sometimes filled

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The Western Influence

During the past few months, there’s been a sudden increase in Western food products, both at the large supermarkets- E Mart, Homeplus, Lotte Mart- and smaller convenience stores- CU and 7/11. Anyone else celebrate when Reeses Nutrageous Bars appeared in the shops? How about when Biscuit Spread became readily available? Personally, my most recent exciting discovery was Milka

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Looking On The Bright Side…

The Korea Observer recently published this article, listing the ‘Top eight reasons why expats love Korea.’  The list was as follows: Price of Food Nightlife and Music Mountains and Hiking Safety/ Lack of Crime Internet Technologies Public Transport Respect Festivals and Events You might not agree with all of these, but the list proves that

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How to Obtain a Credit Loan in Korea for Non-Koreans

Like all finance-related matters for non-citizens in Korea, the question of whether a personal credit loan is obtainable or not is a tricky one with many determining factors. To answer it in a nutshell- it is possible for a non-Korean citizen to obtain a bank credit loan- albeit not so simple. For banks, their understandably

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All About Working in South Korea

Have you ever considered working in the Land of The Morning Calm? South Korea opens its calm land for brighter opportunities for job seekers. Locals as well as foreigners can find a lot of resources in how to start a career here in Korea. A high percentage of job openings include teaching while there are

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Dining out in Korea

It’s very common to dine out in Korea. One of the first things that a foreigner in Korea will notice is the absolute abundance of eateries. It can feel like every shop not selling clothes is selling food, and even the bars will encourage you to buy bar food (known as ‘anju’). In fact, many

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