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rrgipson posted Small Appliances on the Korea forum on September 01, 2015:
I just moved to Seoul to teach law. I'm living near Soongsil University in Dongjak-gu. Where can I go to purchase an electric fan, toaster, and dorm room sized refrigerator? Thanks /s/ The Professor
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rrgipson posted Small Appliances on the Korea forum on September 01, 2015:
I just moved to Seoul to teach law. I'm living near Soongsil University in Dongjak-gu. Where can I go to purchase an electric fan, toaster, and dorm room sized refrigerator? Thanks /s/ The Professor
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miejoong posted Looking to connect with animal lovers in Korea on the Korea forum on August 29, 2015:
I'm hoping to connect with the expats in Korea who are interested in animal welfare issues in Korea. Since my long-time feline companion passed away, I've been volunteering for animals. I'm particularly interested in helping bears in bear bile farms, but also interested in stray cats in Korea called "gilnyangee", and pretty much all animal welfare issues. If you google moon bear rescue in Korea, or bear bile farming on the internet, you'll get plenty of information - although some of the images are graphic and you need to prepare yourself for them. I'm hoping to set up a meet up for expats only or with Koreans or other ways of connecting, sharing, and socializing! :)
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rhlockey replied to the thread Young woman wants to spend her last days in asia :D on the Korea forum:
agk initially posted:
ok here is the thing, im 26, I have always wanted to live in asia and I was thinking about moving to either korea, japan, thailand, my biggest dream is to open un a restaurant in one of those places, offering fusion food from the countries I've been in, for that I have been saving...I work as a model and I make good money for that but I still need like 2 more years of saving...THE THING IS that recently I've been diagnosed with a weird degenerative disease and the doctors give me 2 to 5 years tops, I have passed my denial phase and now if its 2 or 5 I just want to make most of them, and I will love to spend my life in an asian country for good last years of my life, I wanted to get there as business person with money saved and all but now I can't think of spending my last days modeling where I live...I have visited practically all asia but never lived in so I am asking people who has if they can give me any advice on what I can do with the skills I have. I do not have a bachelors degree but I have educated myself in other ways , so my skills... Im a profesional model with years of experience this have gave me great time to study LOTS of stuff I like but not enough time for a career. I speak fluently english, spanish, french I speak intermediate Thai, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese LANGUAGES ARE A PASSION OF MINE I love to cook and I am great at it I have worked on TV I learned in schools all over the world several massage therapy techniques and I practice them professionally, like, Thai Massage, Swedish massage, acupressure, reflexology etc I am a great dog trainer as I studied some dog psychology I have studied some courses on nutrition and fitness training and I practice it sometimes I used to have a free boot camp training everyone who wanted to feel better but didn't had enough money to pay one I did this for free for a year. I also work in event planning sometimes organizing everything... I've always do everything I can as much as I can so I know a lot of stuff but nothing with a physical degree... SO DO ANYONE THINK IS THERE ANY CHANCE FOR ME TO GET A JOB IN ONE OF THIS COUNTRIES, WHICH JOB? Please help, I need real answers, my friends tell me that I am more than pretty enough marry a rich Asian dude and fulfill my dream, but I have never been that kind of woman and I want to do it on my own like I have done since I was 15 when I started working so please do not answer like that, real answers please... thank you all for reading and for your responses!
rhlockey replied most recently with:
I just read your message. First off I wanted to see of you found an answer to your question, or a solution to your problem. I don't know which country you come from or what kind of medical science they practice where they gave your diagnosis, but it would help if you could tell me. There are new discoveries being made every day as well as cutting edge therapies being developed. If you are suffering from a genetically related degenerative disease, you should not give up that easily. I lived throughout Asia for over a decade having been domiciled in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, British Hong Kong and China. I am moving back to Korea shortly. I am intrigued by your background and language abilities. IF you are still looking for a solution, and a place to live and an interesting position, maybe I can help. Email me if you are still looking. Raymond Lockey in care of: CaledonianBanking@yahoo.co.uk and I will have my Director General provide you with more details. We also happen to have access to some of the most advanced medical clinics in Europe and the United States. If you are willing to share more detailed information on the condition you were diagnosed with I am willing to have our medical consultants review your case to see if there is any procedures that will mitigated and slow it down, or even cure it. Please do not take hope yet, as I do not want to raise your expectations insofar as your medical condition. But I can make sure the best medical minds in the field look at you. We can always go from there. If you are interested I will direct you to my Facebook page and accept you as a Friend, which will allow you to check my background out. Most assuredly though, I can offer you both a place to stay and an interesting position to keep you happily busy on something wonderful, meaningful and life-changing.
erdocsmom replied most recently with:
I live on Jeju Island in South Korea. I am so sorry to hear of your prognosis. Let me say that medical care on this island, should you need it is not the best. Also there are no real places for fitness and nutrition is difficult. Pesticides used on most vegetables and they never heard of low fat and put sugar in everything. They could use a restaurant that is not Korean! It's a tourist island so your event planning could be useful too I would think, especially since you speak some Korean. A good massage person would do well do I'd think. It's hard to say which would be best. There are a million restaurants but not a fusion restaurant that I know of. My biggest concern about you moving here would be medical care if you needed it. Thailand (Bangkok) would be a good place for that and it's a beautiful country as you know. With all your skills I think you will be successful in whatever you choose. Sorry I can't be more specific! I will keep you in my prayers.
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BALL HOCKEY MANIACS, LEND ME YOUR EARS... Canada Ball Hockey Korea (CBHK) is once again recruiting a few good men and women for our 15th season of play, which will begin this August. Old and new players alike are welcome to start registering at www.cbhk.org now. The league is limited to the first 130 people to have registered and paid. If you register and complete your payment after the league fills up you will be put on a waiting list. Don't let this happen to you! WHEN: The 2015 Fall League will open up with two (free) MANDATORY rookie camps on Sunday, August 23rd (2:30PM – 5:00PM) and Saturday, August 29th (11:30AM – 2:00PM). All rookies must attend one of these camps or attend a pick-up session (held every Sunday) between now and the draft. Failure to do so will prevent you from playing this season. Official league games and playoffs will begin on Sunday, August 30th and continue through to Saturday, December 5th. Game times will either be from 10:00-12:00, 12:00 - 14:00, 14:00 - 16:00, 16:00 - 18:00 or 18:00 - 20:00 every Sunday. Exceptions: September 27th (Chuseok) will be left off the schedule. Two Saturdays – October 24th and November 14th are the scheduled make-up dates for any Sunday games that have been postponed due to weather and some playoff games will be played on Saturday, November 21st, for the bottom four teams in the standings and Saturday, December 5th, which will be the day of the Finals. LOCATION OF THE RINK: Sports Complex, Seoul. (Central and very convenient to get too.). DIRECTIONS TO THE RINK: A map with full directions to the rink are provided on the main page of our website. LOCATION OF HOCKEY/OTHER SUPPLIES SHOPS: They can be found on our website under the Forum section. CLOTHING NEEDED: Team Shirt (provided) and then whatever other exercise gear you feel comfortable in and running shoes. Nothing more. We RUN. GEAR NEEDED: You will need at least a hockey stick. Other gear is up to you. TEAMS, SPONSORS AND CAPTAINS: Names of teams, sponsors and captains vary from season to season. Please refer to our website. REGISTRATION FACTS: (What You Get) 1. Eligibility for the Fall, 2015 Entry Draft which will take place on August 29th, 2015. Each player will be drafted on to one of 10 teams and be provided beer at the draft party. 2. Team Shirt and Mouth Guards. 3. Four months (up to 15 weeks of ball hockey INSANITY from August to December). 4. Weekly stats of all players (Goals, Assists, Points) and goalies (GAA, Wins, SO) displayed on our website. 5. Use of a communal stick when you first come out, full goalie equipment (if you are a goalie) and world class rink facilities (boards/ official size nets/faceoff circles located on the site of the 1988 Olympic Games). 6. Discounted prices from our league sponsors. Please refer to the website for updates on this year's sponsors. 7. Bragging rights, if you outperform your mates. 8. A forum to build solid relationships, friendships and networking via league members and our website. 9. Being part of one of the largest expat groups in all of Korea. 10. Being part of the largest Ball Hockey Organization in all of Asia. 11. The chance to win the CBHK CUP!!! 12. The League Banquet (Award Ceremony, Buffet, Beer and Hard Liquor) will be held on Saturday, December 5th, following the Championship Games. 13. 140,000W (150,000 won if you are paying after August 15th) worth of dead weight removed from your wallet and invested into something that will DRASTICALLY improve your quality of life in Korea, socially, emotionally and physically. Register at the league's website -www.cbhk.org ASAP to reserve your spot for this season. All league payments must be received by August 29th (NO EXCEPTIONS). Payments can be made to: Name: Matthew Raynor KB (Kookmin Bank - ????) Account #: 760701-04-285766 MATTHEWFULTONRAYNOR After transferring the money, please let him know so he can confirm receiving your payment. Email Matt at matt.f.raynor@gmail.com with your full name and the date/time that you sent your payment. League numbers are limited to the first 130 people to register and pay. For further information please refer to our website or email us at cbhk.info@gmail.com . Once that's done your world just got a whole lot better. Don't miss out on this opportunity and be ready to play some ball hockey this spring. We guarantee that it will be one of the best things you will ever do during your stay in Korea. Check out the publicity we have received locally and internationally, which includes player testimonials regarding the league and for additional information about us as well. This is who we are. ARTICLES: 1. Hockey For Expats Goes Beyond The Ice http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=044&aid=0000078160& 2. Big Rock Teams http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=044&aid=0000078159& 3. Sticks Clash In Seoul Season Finale http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=044&aid=0000079202& 4. Hockey Holds Preseason Draft http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=044&aid=0000080436& 5. Ball Hockey Season Set to Commence http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2010/05/177_50693.html 6. Hockey Season Starts Sunday http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=001&oid=044&aid=0000084966 7. New Ball Hockey Season Starts http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2010/02/177_39273.html 8. Hockey League Oasis in Korea Is Platform for All http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/special/2009/12/177_57307.html 9. Hockey League Hits Its Stride http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20100226000062 10. Where Canadians Go, So To Does Hockey http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20100607001779 11. Still Got Game - Age Doesn't Stop Player From Giving His All In Hockey by league member Jon Rabiroff http://www.stripes.com/military-life/still-got-game-1.102455 12. Canada Ball Hockey League Set To Start Fall Season http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20100817000568 13. Ball hockey Cup Brings Korean, Hong Kong Expatriates Together http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20101012000602 14. Canada hockey league gets ball rolling for spring season http://www.koreaherald.com/lifestyle/Detail.jsp?newsMLId=20120207000795 15. Canadian Stories - Embassy of Canada Newsletter http://www.myzenic.com/html/canada/201001/newsletter_eng.html 16. Hockey Community Grows in Seoul http://nwww.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130108000658 17. Ball Hockey In Korea Gears Up For Season 10 http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/01/177_128505.html We have also been featured in the following publications: 1. Eloquence Magazine 2. Groove Magazine (in print and online at www.groovekorea.com ( ball hockey links can be found at http://groovekorea.com/search/node/ball%20hockey ) 3. 10 Magazine 4. KBS Radio 5. TBS Radio VIDEOS and PHOTOS: (Numerous clips/videos and photos of league members and league games can be found online) 1. www.youtube.com Type " CBHK " into the search box. You will find clips of league games, promotions and events by a number of current and past league members as well as interviews by Rajnesh Sharma. 2. www.facebook.com – CBHK – Canada Ball Hockey Korea (photos and videos). WEBSITE: 1.www.cbhk.org AWESOME AWESOME POWER!!!! GAME ON!!!!
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melboner initially posted:
Ok, this might be a long shot but here it goes. My friend is urgently in need to find someone to move into her apartment as she is leaving Korea VERY SOON. The person who was going to move in cancelled last minute without explanation!!!!! So if either yourself, friends, family, or anyone you know who is looking for an apartment please have a look at the details below. MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/coLfc[1] ADDRESS: 454-1 Sang-dong (70 Songnae-daero) Wonmi-gu, Bucheon, Gyeonggi-do RENT: Bond (?3000) - Rent (?500/month) PICS: http://imgur.com/a/XUjIF [2] This apartment comes un-furnished and it is really close to Song-Nae Station and buses. Please PM me for further information or to get in contact with my friend.
spursman875 replied most recently with:
Hello...This equally might be a Longshot ! as it is almost one year on :¬) But in any case, here goes.I'll be arriving to stay in Seoul for study for a year or more and wondered if by any chance your friend's apartment might be coming up at any time, perhaps someone might be vacating in the near future. Anyway please let me know either way and if it's not available now perhaps later - just get in touch... I'll be arriving from the UK in June and staying for at least a year so - Hope to hear back from you or your friend soon. All the best, Adam.
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Expat Report Review of Gyeonggi Suwon International School(GSIS-Suwon) in Suwon, Korea was published
Review-of-Gyeonggi Suwon International School(GSIS-Suwon)
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
School seems to have good extra curricular activities. However elementary grade kids dont get much of sports exposure.. may be sports focus is from 5th onwards. (Continue)
Expat Report Review of Gyeonggi Suwon International School in Suwon, Korea was published
Review-of-Gyeonggi Suwon International School
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
I would suggest to better look for international school in Seoul area due to below reasons :- Though the school fees of GSIS is fairly high, professionalism and standards are not that high. Though they have a good campus, it seems attitude and qualification of teachers may be lacking sometimes. So go for an international school in Seoul area. (Continue)
emg2107 posted Korean Work Visa Inquiry on the Korea forum:
Hi gang, I am relocating to Korea for work and there has been some confusion on what type of visa I should be applying for. I am a female US citizen, but both my parents are Korean citizens living in Korea (mom has US green card). I had dual citizenship until 2008, but renounced my Korean citizenship due to the older Korean laws of not being able to hold both. Originally I thought the F4 visa was the right route for me, and while the official language is not crystal clear on the requirements, it sounds like I would not be eligible with Korean national parents. They are not looking to renounce their Korean citizenship, so which visa am I meant to apply for if I'm looking to work in Korea for about the next 3 years. Thank you in advance for any insight! e
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