As odd as it sounds fancy Spam gift box is what's given during the holiday season in Korea as gifts lol. But for something small like this I recommend writing a thank you card (write thank you in Korean) & maybe add some Korean vitamin/nutritional candy! Older Korean folks love taking supplements (no joke) and they're frequently given to each other as gifts. Something like this - ginseng candy or propolis candy: https://www.amazon.com/Korean-Ginseng-Candy-Great-Taste/dp/B01E0MYKKE/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1549500725&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=ginseng%2Bcandy&th=1
Kim's Convenience did an entire episode on this topic, where after being mistaken as a North Korean, Janet gets VIP access to exclusive film festival (or so I remember).
I agree with you that US and South Korean should NEVER sign the peace treat until North Korea makes some major progresses on denuclearization and Moon administration has been repeatedly saying that since he took the office. I am not sure where is the disconnection?
Even tho you don't believe nuclear war could happen on Korean soil, but a lot of Korean experts, ex-CIA directors, and US policy makers believe there are about 20% to 30% chance that we might have 1-day nuclear war on Korean peninsular due to miss calculation/judgement and I believe their expert opinions.
There is also a new book that describes one case of 1-day nuclear Korean war due to miss-judgement.
Sounds like your teacher is probably either hardcore conservative or pro-US or both.
I know a guy who's an expert on Rhee, and he told me he was once asked where it all went so wrong for Rhee. His answer was in seeking re-election in 1956 rather than stepping down and letting someone younger take power. If Rhee had bowed out then, he might only be remembered for maintaining the government through the Korean War, and for his impressive independence activities during the occupation. Keep in mind that Rhee was 73 when he became president in 1948, and his best years were behind him.
If you want to feel better about Rhee, look up the history of the South Vietnamese government during the war; they were Trump-like in their corruption and idiocy.
For future reference, you can easily translate this sort of thing using the Papago mobile app. It's free and safe, and will be very useful during your visit.
He's a complicated figure, although most people seem in agreement that by the time he became president, his best days were behind him. Apparently from a young age he thought he was destined for something big, so he took meticulous notes on every aspect of his life.
One of my friends published a book recently on him, which seems to conclude he was responsible for the US' division of Korea.
What is with these news portals? They won't even drop the app name, and they don't even linkify their links. Found it on the Korean news, and even they only dropped the app name in passing. I think this is it :
Android: 서울둘레길 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kr.go.seoul.seoultrail
Can't seem to find it for iphones through Google.
I find wagyu marketing even funnier because its been absorbed on the global level and we're at the point where Lotteria has "Australian wagyu" as if "Australian Japanese beef" is a noun that makes any sense.
If you really can't wait for it, you can try using the English for Korean Speakers Duolingo course instead. This method is called a "reverse tree". It works fine as long as you can read Hangul. Also, installing this browser userscript will help you practice listening in Korean. Without it, Duolingo would talk to you in English instead.
The Hwaseong Serial Murders have been called the Korean Zodiac Killer. The lack of evidence to lead back to a killer led the policeman who told me about it to speculate that a Korean could not have committed the murders and to guess that it was a US military from Osan Air Base.
Here's an example of formula, where even American formula (imported) is cheaper in Korea than there.
As I said the problem is moms only want the best of the best and waste money needlessly. The fertility rate is a problem and working conditions and education costs play a role, but babies stuff here is not really expensive, and definitely not prohibitively so.
Don't install harmful and untrustworthy software (Korean banking software) on your main environment, use a VM with an older IE version.
Free Windows VMs: https://dev.modern.ie/tools/vms/windows/
Also, while we're getting around to mod business.....how about a new banner image? It's been well over a year if my memory serves me correctly and the non-descript mountains don't scream 'Korea' to me.
Maybe we can hold a competition thread where people can vote on submissions, or something similar. I think something like this or this (both free use images) would much better suit /r/korea, with some cropping of course.
Similar to mandu, but I forget what it was called. But basically, everyone holds their fists in front of them. On the count of 3, everyone can choose to hold up both their thumbs, one thumb, or none at all. At the same time, the person whose turn it is chooses a number. If that person guesses the correct number of thumbs held up, they're eliminated (which is a good thing in this case). If they guess incorrectly, it's the next person's turn. The last person who fails to be eliminated loses, and ends up with whatever punishment you guys decided before hand.
The most popular ones are on the web: https://www.quora.com/What-are-some-Korean-drinking-games
I had to google that... and I think the reviews speak for themselves.
So basically the answer you're looking for, is NO. Get out your key, hoddie and go for a little walk...
I think I've linked or mentioned this guy's work here before... dude living in Jeju who has done extensive work documenting the island's shamanic culture in photo, film, and words. This interview is worth a read to get some insight into the process.
He's also finished editing on the first part of his documentary, the trailer for which can be seen here: Spirits Part One 'Story Healing' Trailer
And the movie itself can be rented/purchased here: Spirits: The Story of Jeju Island's Shamanic Shrines Part one: 'Story Healing'
I'm not affiliated with this project, but I've met the dude a couple times and was impressed with his sincerity and dedication enough to buy his photo book which was well worth it.
You should scan the postcard using something like Google Photo Scan then upload it and someone could colorize it or the least sharpen it up a bit.
I tried the new Citibank mobile app, released yesterday. It's nice and modern, and definitely less rage-inducing than the previous one.
edited to add links:
the new app is called Citibank KR
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kr.co.citibank.citimobile
itunes app store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/citibank-kr/id1179759666
There are apps available that allow you to read the messages without opening them. Kakaotalk Notification +
I’ve been using NordVPN for years now. Not sure if it’s the best/safest one, but it’s a popular one so I guess it’s somewhat reliable 😅 I guess simply for accessing blocked websites it does its job well.
'' In February, The New York Times reported, Trump told then-FBI Director James Comey that "he should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information." There have also been several high-profile attacks on reporters by government officials. Suppressing public discourse and dissent goes against the very premise of our democracy. Knight makes the point that Trump's Twitter censorship is no different from disallowing mayors to eject critics from town halls. Our politicians, elected by us, are supposed to be governing with our opinions in mind. How can they if they can't even hear us? ''
Whenever some big shot foreign buyer wanna have authentic Korean dinner, I always take them to Samcheonggak. It's quite pricey but worth every single Won in my personal experience.
Considering OP wouldn't have a car, I thought about recommanding Jihwaja Insadong. It's easy to access and much more ..shall we say budget friendly, unfrotunately it's temporarily closed(nothing wrong with food, they are having dispute with greedy landlord) and I don't know it's reopened or not.
Edit : until I googled their name in English , I never heard site called tripadvisor but it seems good site. I think OP can use their recommendation.
I hope you read this, but you CANNOT take your dog to Jindo, unless you bring a certification it has been spayed/neutered. Any fertile dog entering Jindo must be certified as pure-bred, to assure the purity of the bloodline. Other than that, have fun, it seems a lot of people travel there to meet dogs.
And you're using the word 'vassal' in the wrong sense. Vassal is the closest english word to describe the relationship between various empires of ancient Korea and Chinese, but as you can see from this article: http://www.ancient.eu/article/984/ Koreans and Korea as a country viewed itself as entirely independent country, and China rarely had chance to ever influence Korea's domestic politics.
Can you provide some source regarding Korean upper class (yangban) considering themselves as Chinese?
Here's another picture that shows more detail of the same street, with that one building in the distance. That raised part to the left looks very unfamiliar but should narrow down your search. Don't give up, because while the buildings have most likely all changed, the street grid is mostly the same.
EDIT: This could be the same landscape feature, if you look at the Sept 22 image.
"A Distant and Beautiful Place(원미동 사람들)" is a modern work from Yang Kwija that portrays various aspects of life in Seoul around 1980's. Highly recommended.
> On the 21st January 2018 at 6.15pm Pacific Time, Private Internet Access was alerted by close contacts in South Korea that law enforcement would be seeking to mirror our servers tomorrow, 24th of January 2018, at 10:00 A.M without due process. Upon learning this information, we decided to remove and wipe the South Korea region from our network immediately.
Seems like this part of the government crackdown on illegal cryptocurrency trade.
No, it doesn't. There's a million paywalls on Hotspot Shield these days even for sites that shouldn't be paywall'd, and if you're paying you're still getting crap downloads. Hotspot Shield turned rubbish recently.
I don't mean to be a troll. I'm just saying that, like any other countries on Earth, there are things people like about it, and things people don't like about it. There are plenty I like about Korea, and am very interested in it (otherwise, why would I be in this subreddit?). But there are things I don't like about Korea. I think that's perfectly normal. So why not talk about the aspect of Korea that people don't like? Daniel Kahneman says in his book "Thinking, Fast and Slow", that criticism of others is the best motivation for self-improvement. So, as a Korean, may be I can learn to not do things that annoy other people, specifically non-Koreans, or people of different cultural background. That's all. No trolling intended.
Since you'll be mute, you may want to use this app which allows you to type phrases. You can also type out Korean if you have a Korean keyboard.
There was an interesting study correlating the costs of a wedding and the chances of divorce. Good luck, Korea
Have you opened up a dictionary lately?
It's not some weird "batshitcrazy" meaning, it's a really common usage. For the record, I'm not even a vegetarian.
Everyone else got that I meant "meat eaters". You think you're so much smarter than "the average internet person" and yet you ironically didn't understand something that was clear to everyone else and that is a common use of a word which literally comes from the Latin for "meat eater".
So please kindly untighten your anus and stop being /r/IamVerySmart
For pronunciation, I couldn't find one of the name to show you but here's the parts of the name.
It should help more so than trying to approximate it from English. You could always just ask her though.
From what I can tell, there are MeetUps available there as well (meetup.com). I would definitely try those out instead of walking up to random strangers. I am extremely outgoing, but I still don't do that with people as it rarely comes off okay. I travel a lot for work, so it was usually me getting invited at bars/restaurants to join in. That said, I see it like picking up women, you can do well just striking up conversations the right way. Hope your game is strong.
Good luck in Korea!!!
I recommend this as well. I opted for a pay version because I stream Netflix and the free versions are just too slow or disconnect too often. Private Internet Access is only about $35 a year and I've never encountered a single problem.
In a way, this is a good thing. Hopefully the younger generation will learn the value of a dollar (won) and pass it along to their children. I can see it now: shopping at thrift stores, bragging to friends about how LITTLE something cost, and enjoying life without comparing it to what others have.
The days of "must keep up with the Lees" be gone! Saving, not spending = wealth.
Edit: I'll have to find em a copy of "The Millionaire Next Door".
This app can give you a glimpse of the market, but you should expect to pay a little bit more since these are discounted prices. However it shows the location of motels which usually come in clusters like Sinchon area. If you can read Korean location names, you can find places in your desired area with that app. Booking is also possible, but that requires some knowledge of the language. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.kr.yanolja.now
There's been a lot of commercials on TV for Yap! I've also heard of people using MangoPlate.
These games are also available on Google Play if you use android
thanks for posting these, the 2nd game looks like exactly what I have been looking for
Thanks for the heads up:
Top 60 things to do in Seoul (with Map)
I would focus on the top 10 or 20 for your time frame OP.
While I generally like tripadvisor here is the english version, one of my motivations for writing my own list is how TA has no sense of what an attraction is. Just look at #21, 'taxis and shuttles.' When I wrote the first version in 2013, they had the "Seoul Subway" as #2...
Korea in the summertime can be great! There are islands off the coast of Incheon where you can rent a small hut for about 15,000 a night. They say you can't build fires, but usually people do anyway. Just don't jack wood from any of the locals and clean up after yourself.
Busan is really the best, though. I've always thought that Seoul has everything you could ever want in a city besides the awesome beaches. There are two really great beaches in Busan: Haeundae and Gwangalli.
I've also stayed here for a night and had a really great time. It was a bit pricey but the beach was nice.
Lastly, Jeju has some great beach action. The only problem is that it can be a pain to get to one. It seemed like every beach required a ten minute trek through dense forest and harrowing rock faces to find.
tl;dr Incheon islands, Busan is awesome, there's a hotel shaped like a boat and Jeju is just fine.
> No, you only want to see what you want to see. What is wrong with the Korean economy is not following so-called 'global standards' but the continuous gutting of R&D capabilities by your vaunted chaebols,
Samsung is 4th in the world in absolute terms for annual R&D budget.
It's the Chaebols who are propping up country's R&D. I suggest you're the one who sees what you want to see.
yeah it's gonna happen to everyone because your site is trying to use an invalid certificate.
I know you probably have 0 knowledge about this, but I'd recommend checking out Let's Encrypt
in the meantime, keep the "s" out of the "https"
some browsers force https but this might help
There will be plenty of people your age on meetup.com. You can go to anything ranging from a language exchange meetup where you meet people there and can leave to go clubbing afterwards (look up Global Seoul Mates) or you can find a straight up clubbing meetup.
Definitely Gyeongju. The city itself is a lot smaller and most of the historical sites are in the countryside. It's also warmer and doesn't snow as often. You can take the bus or the KTX has a stop just outside the city (신경주).
They produced a drama a few years ago called Peninsula. Takes place in the future if Korea was already unified. Decent idea but it suffers from common problems most kdramas face...
It's on Netflix for anyone in the states - https://www.netflix.com/title/80081750
I find the "Contact Us" options a bit inconvenient and it might slow down your business. You need a clearer call to action, and giant text at the top of the page isn't the best place. Ideally all three contact methods should be easily found in a few places. I highly recommend installing Intercom to talk to customers and relying on that instead.
It'll also likely need SSL certification if users are communicating with the site owner. This is a good choice for SSL and web application-level security.
Also, what about providing useful content, such as links to companies that do delivery so users can view their menus? I know it would be extensive, but useful, and might be a good way to establish partnerships in the future.
One of our guest panelists on a recent podcast episode discussed his experiences working in the public school system and also for hagwons both in and out of Seoul. He'd probably tell you there are disadvantages and advantages to both job types but prefers public school jobs because of the great vacation time you get. Here's the link - http://www.spreaker.com/user/seoulitup/education-student-life-in-south-korea
I use this app.
You'll need a video of whatever you are reporting on which the number plate is visible. So, if you want to report a scooter riding on the side walk, you have to get pretty close. In addition, the police requires a time stamp on the video, similar to what dashcam videos look like. Most camera apps can't do that, so I use the premium version of this app to add a time stamp and the GPS coordinates.
As long as the vehicle's number plate is visible, the police usually responds within a few days and fines the driver. I guess I've caused several million Won in fines that way by now, mostly for the drivers of scooters who ride on side walks, use pedestrian crossing or go over red lights. I also got several bus drivers fined.
In one of the comments you say that you're trying to find them online.. to order? or to make as a recipe?
If you're ordering anything, and you like spicy, then get Samyang (the brand name) Buldak Bokkeum Myun. Buldak = "fire chicken", Bokkeum = "fried", myun = "noodles". it's one of the spiciest instant noodles from Korea and the packaging claims over 3000 scovilles. Here's a video. I recommend the cheese version, which is basically the original version but includes a cheese powder to mix in with the sauce (that is basically the same thing as in Kraft macaroni & cheese). The creaminess of the cheese mellows the spice out slightly and is just awesome.
삼양 치츠 불닭볶음면 - Amazon link
You can do what I did: instead of using a VPN (the only one I could find with good korean servers was NordVPN), make a Netflix profile/user for your mom as you normally would. Go into the language settings for that user profile and change it to Korean. You'll now have Korean subtitles for 99% of Netflix originals and a bunch of other shows and movies they offer. :)
It even shows Netflix originals and popular titles in Korean:
I live in Korea, and I'm using Spotify on my computer just fine. Just use something like TunnelBear to relocate your IP to the US; you only have to do this when you log in. After that, you can use Spotify just fine. If you want to use it on your phone, you'll need to have it pre-downloaded on your phone (because Spotify isn't on the Korean App Store)
Are you torrenting? Torrent programs like uTorrent throttle your speed if you set your upload speed really low, because they give preference to users who are contributing by seeding. I had this problem. I set my upload speed to 1kbps and my gigabit speed vanished. Invest in a VPN. ExpressVPN is pretty good.
So just to be clear, because I think some people are misunderstanding and just reading 'NordVPN doesn't work!!!11'...
In the case of blocked sites, NordVPN should still work fine and allow access as long as you connect to a VPN location outside of Korea. You guys are just saying that if you set a Korea located server as your VPN server you will be subject to the block when requesting blocked websites. This is expected.
ExpressVPN has a couple US servers that work for US Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube TV, but it's one of the most expensive VPNs. They also have directions on how to set up DNS spoofing which is convenient if you're going to watch on a TV through a dedicated streaming device like an Apple TV or Fire TV. I personally have an Apple TV set up so that Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, and YouTube TV are always set to the US, and then I use the apps built into my TV to watch Korean Netflix.
If you're trying to keep up with sports, consider YouTube TV. I was watching a lot of sports on Korean TV, but Korean sports announcers get annoying very quickly. I streamed a lot for awhile, but reddit streams can be unreliable. YouTube TV ended up being the best option for me because 1. it's super reliable and 2. unlimited DVR, meaning you can have it automatically record all of your shows and all of your team's games and watch them later, plus fast forward through the commercials. It's not always possible to watch a game live here in Korea. It's $35 a month, but you can share the subscription with up to 5 other people, with a maximum of 3 concurrent streams. It's not that bad if you find a couple friends and split it 3 ways.
I am currently stationed at Camp Humphreys and live off-post in the local community. I have used ExpressVPN for the past 8 months nearly flawlessly! Hulu, Netflix and PSVue all work great! (Caveat: As stated above, these guys are always looking to shut down the VPN'rs. I have had to change which VPN server I've used a few times. Fortunately, ExpressVPN knows where their bread gets buttered and does a good job of staying one or two steps ahead of them!)
I personally use it all the time for Netflix and Pandora. As someone else said it's also great for getting past age verification. It sucks getting a link to a youtube video just to have them ask for my phone number and other info. I'm sure there are plenty of other non-porn websites that benefit from a VPN too.
EDIT: I simply use the Hotspot Shield Chrome plugin and I've never had a problem. From what I've gathered, results vary greatly. For some people, like me, there are no problems. For others, it doesn't work. My suggestion is to try different ones to see what works for you and your connection.
Spotflux slows down the internet quite a bit from my experience. Not very handy for gaming when I played War Thunder online. Too much lag ruins my day. But it's great for Netflix and Hulu or your right hand.
I used StrongVPN. You can buy a router from a third party off their website or flash the new firmware on your own router.
That said, bandwidth can be an issue. I'm lucky to get 2mbps. Depending on what you are doing that might be enough. We can have one person watching Netflix, but usually not two.
There have been a lot of VPN threads in this sub. A quick search will turn up a lot of options.
I use WiTopia, the speed isn't great for gaming but it's certainly passable and there are a large number of portals to choose from. I wouldn't use it for torrenting since they once sent me a warning when I forgot to turn off my torrents, but torrents are normally fine without a vpn anyway.
Damn, I figured the Military would have their own network setup, especially considering how long they have been here. Do they have any problems with you guys using VPNs? I pay $55 of year for my VPN (bought it for ESPN3/Hulu, even more useful now) and I'm happy to be getting more use out of it now. StrongVPN
There's an app called OnDemandKorea that my girlfriend uses. The UI is Korean, shows are apparently up to date with airings in Korea, and it works with Chromecast.
I'm not sure if this is a "text game", but if you're into adventure games, replica is a great piece to try. It involves lots of texts, interactive (and creative like crazy) actions, and puzzles. Multiple endings put more joys as well.
Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations made an interesting argument which is that age is a really convenient way to create objective hierarchies which is why is so universal. As he put it, the four reasons for hiearchiy are ability, age, social rank and fortune. On a small scale, such as a family, only ability and age apply. Ability is nice but people will argue all fucking day over who really is better. That leaves age which is easy to verify and is a reasonable standard to enforce.
> No society, whether barbarous or civilized, has ever found it convenient to settle the rules of precedency of rank and subordination according to those invisible qualities; but according to something that is more plain and palpable.
> Among brothers and among sisters, the eldest always takes place; and in the succession of the paternal estate everything which cannot be divided, but must go entire to one person, such as a title of honour, is in most cases given to the eldest. Age is a plain and palpable quality which admits of no dispute.
You'll have to buy a physical card.
The T-Money implementation is built on NFC-SWP: the T-Money card is replaced by an application running on the USIM (this is known as a 'secure element'), and your phone is simply there to move raw data between a T-Money reader and the USIM application.
In addition to that, a management application which can also talk to the USIM directly is provided. This has two purposes: downloading the T-Money application to the USIM (if it's not already there), and basic tasks like viewing your balance/card number and recharging via your credit card/phone bill.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kt.mtmoney&hl=en is the application for KT phones.
So, to use T-Money on your mobile phone, you must have:
Once a USIM has the T-Money application loaded, you could use it in any device that supports NFC-SWP (even if it's not a carrier device), but you would have to recharge it with cash.
I found an app that has all the noraebang catalogs in it and is searchable. You pick the company when you first open the app each time and then you can look through. Hopefully you can find some good ones to practice. No guarantee that your noraebang will be up to date though.
Track your spending and then analyze it to cut the fat.
If you can get your bank to send a text message every time you swipe your card, the app Money Manager will read the text and save it. It's by a Korean company and optimized for Korean bank sms. Works great for my KB account.
The KT one is called olleh navi, and the SK one is TMap. They are both preloaded and not available on the play store, only in carrier-restricted stores.
Nevermind, I'm dumb:
Seoul City Night View Bus Tour.
I highly recommend the other seoul city bus tours as well: if a friend has less than 48 hours in Seoul, it's my go-to recommendation.
I haven't done it myself, but would really like to go on the Dark Side of Seoul tour sometime.
First, sorry that I may have posted a duplicate of this.
I was curious of how consumer reports reports on cars. Here is a list of cars of the year.
Country of origin: Japan-6 Korea-1 USA-2 Germany-1
In terms of brands, Kia (6th) does quite well, while Hyundai (12th) is quite middling.
The US has less reason to stay in Korea after reunification is completed peacefully -- except for participating in new infrastructure projects, maintaining regional security during an important transition period, and most importantly, containing China. Not to mention, it is cheaper to house the troops here than it would be to have them on US soil. Post-reunification they would not leave Korea immediately.
And your scenario is a violent attack that destabilises the region, which would create regional violence, mass migration, ecological disaster, not to mention highly increased tension with China, which would be assembled at the border and threatening to invade. It would not be a clear "win" for the US, and they would be stuck here even longer while trying to hold together increasingly fraying alliances.
If I were you , I will definitely visit the Pohang Steel mills and other Pohang science and technology labs/museums, if there are any open to public. Usually public facilities of this nature are well maintained to cater to students, because you know. Education. But personally, it's great for all ages. Scientists of Pohang University of Science and Technology actually recently developed a new alloy of steel stronger than titalium, which will be adapted in Pohang facilities for mass production. If you were ever interested in materials science, or are open to gaining a new fascination, Pohang is a real treat.
Notes: Pohang Steel Museum. Pohang Museum of Steel Art. Pohang University of Science and Technology
You should check AirBnB. Not many rooms left, but I found some in/around Gangneung for the dates you mentioned.
I stayed at this goshiwon that I found through airbnb last year https://www.airbnb.com/users/60189915/listings It's super cheap and in a convenient location (by Sinchon station). The rooms are teeny, but I didn't really mind, although I was only there for two weeks so. Maybe you could book it for your arrival and then look for accommodations in person once you get there?
Right, I believe this is it.
Here's a interesting and informative TED talk on this very subject http://www.ted.com/talks/jennifer_8_lee_looks_for_general_tso.html
The first time I was introduced to a Chinese restaurant in Korea, I was really expecting the kind of Chinese food in North America. Sweet and sour pork, Shanghai Noodles, Wonton Soup. When the main courses were served I was surprised as the dishes were what I would call typical Korean dishes in North America. Chinese food is different all over the world. They adapt the recipes to suit the natives.
That concept is called Irredentism
>Irredentism is a political and popular movement in which its members claim, reclaim (usually on behalf of their nation), and seek to occupy territory which they consider "lost" (or "unredeemed"), based on history or legend.
And its quite dangerous in this case:
>Since the 1989 Tiananmen incident, Beijing has mounted a patriotic nationalist campaign to regain popular support by shifting its basis of legitimacy from a bankrupt ideology to nationalism. That campaign appears to be effective, especially among youth and intellectuals. The new Chinese nationalism is a troubling mix of reaction to past humiliation, a sense of being presently thwarted from achieving greatness, and irredentism.
I cannot recommend you anything in particular but i can offer you a baseline to start your search, something like Lenovo IdeaPad 3 15ITL06 Intel Core i5-1135G7/16GB/512GB SSD/15.6" should be more than fine, even for moderate gaming.
Additionally i will give you some guidelines. So, if you only plan to browse and do work related stuff avoid dedicated graphic cards. That being said, from AMD anything that has a CPU with a G for example 5700G, 5300G, 5600G is fine if you want more battery life search for the GE models such as 5700GE, 5300GE, 5600GE. If you are planning to buy Intel, the names should be the models that contain Intel Iris, UHD Intel o HD Intel. For battery life the CPU usually has a U in the model name, like Intel Core i7-620UM.
PD: For Office related work in mac this should do the trick www.libreoffice.org
PD: If you are indecisive between a couple of models, feel free to send me the links. I will give tell which one is better based on the overall specs. Also a good think to do is to always search in google, the model you are interested in + problems, so you can take into account people feedback.
> Trump's tariffs are the equivalent of him shooting the ground around him to make himself dance
Well, not exactly. It was more to show that the US would not accept Canada's "supply management" tariffs that can go over 300% in some cases.
And Trump has suggested that rather than having those kinds of systems, both Canada and the US could economically disarm by eliminating all tariffs and subsidies.
Umm the CNN reported just a couple of days ago that "State Department officials believe national security adviser John Bolton made inflammatory comments during a televised interview to deliberately disrupt talks with North Korea" - why the fuck is he being included?
I somehow doubt the altruistic motivations of the coffee benemoth. They probably calculated that they can increase their profits by getting government subsidies for hiring handicapped. Add the positive image / free PR and it is worth it.
Edit: Check out what Žižek has to say about the Starbucks ideology if you haven't seen it yet.
Yes, these places are pretty horrible, and I'm pretty sure the number of employees who leave for startups is definitly not significant enough brining down the median to 1 year lol. Even heard that many companies try to hire ex-Amazon employees since so many qualified employees in other companies get fired/give up in Amazon
Incheon and Seoul are huge cities, Incheon is about the same size as London, and contains multiple islands. Seoul proper is about 6 times the size of Paris (according to wiki). Your millage/time of travel may vary based on location but most of Seoul's night life is not in the parts that border Incheon. I live in the town between Incheon and Seoul (Bucheon) right near the Incheon border (Bupyeong). Incheon has multiple universities some have a decent campus town near by. It also has the international "future city" Songdo and a few foreigner populated areas like Guwoldong, Bupyeong, and Yeonsu. Do you know where in Incheon it is? Unis:
Why do you want to do your internship here? I might be able to give you more information. But if you have any more questions feel free to ask.
Sounds like you're probably looking for a hostel but, if you decide you want a private room, this hotel is a great cheap option with a great location.
I guess that makes most of the 300+ listings for Seoul on Airbnb, "illegal" (sharehouses, I reckon, are licensed etc.)
Getting to Gwangju and Hwasun can be done by bus or KTX. Bus is cheapest and takes about 3 1/2 hours, the new KTX is twice as expensive and twice as fast at 90 min. I suggest the bus as the bus terminal is centrally located and it's easier to get to other places in the city once you arrive.
For places to stay it depends on what you want. This is the Airbnb search for Gwangju. There are plenty of options. If you want to go really cheap you can stay at some love motels. The Windmill, located across from NC Wave downtown is where most people traveling from the outside regions stay for the night on the weekends. The price is 35 on weekdays and 45 on the weekends.
Lots of stuff to do in and around Gwangju. The surrounding areas are especially nice if you want to see Korean nature. Mudeung mountain has great hiking. Damyoung has a cool nature preserve and bamboo forest. Boseong has awesome green tea fields.
In the city there are two main places for partying and eating; Sangmujigu and downtown (Chungjangro). There is a really cool rose garden on Chosun University's campus. There is an art street downtown that can have some nice art galleries on the weekend. Pungamdong has a few nice museums and a relaxing park.
I have been to Hwasun and it's beautiful, but I don't know it well enough to tell you what you should do there.
Good luck on your trip.
They'll fuck you at this place for a hundred bucks. There is a pole on the front of the building on the alley side that says "VIPS" on it, and I think the whorehouse is on the second floor, maybe. I'm pretty sure there's a pole in the hallway, too, if I remember correctly. I've only been there late at night, so I don't know if they're open during the day. It sort of looks like a whorehouse from the outside, and if you walk in and give the attendant/pimp a wad of money, he'll know why you're there. I'm a white guy and have gone there with a few other white guys and they never gave me shit.
There's an express bus that goes there from right outside of Incheon airport for 12,000 and it takes about an hour or maybe 45 minutes from central Seoul on the subway.
My comment is a little late, but the Adapted podcast is all interviews of Korean-adoptees that returned to Seoul to live and work. There are a bunch of them.
I'm sure their stories and experiences will resonate with you and show that you aren't alone in feeling the way you do.
>Reunification as in restoring relationship between North and South Korea.
With regard to diplomatic relations and nation building, you obviously have no idea what the word "reunification" means.
https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/reunification*reunification* noun [ U ] us /ˌri·ju·nə·fɪˈkeɪ·ʃən/ the process of joining two parts of something, esp. a country, that were previously divided: The reunification of Germany meant that East Germany no longer existed as a legal entity.
>just as I said it dipshit.
And now the obligatory personal attack.
>Because English tests only focus on listening and reading. There are no tests in speaking or writing.
The NEAT (National English Ability Test) is an attempt to address this problem. It will have listening, reading, speaking and writing sections. My understanding is that the test is being rolled-out nationwide in 2012.
This site has some information on the NEAT test.
>Since NEAT would continue to be based on the current curriculum, should it be implemented, students active output (Writing and Speaking) would still take a distant seat behind the passive skills (Reading and Listening) as is the case in the current KSAT. Therefore, NEAT does not appear to go far enough in changing the present structure of testing in order to help students become more active language users.
That's a kind of a head in the sand perspective. Assessing the situation today we are facing mass extinction of species, disappearing shorelines and island nations, devastating droughts, record temperatures and the immediate future looks bleak. The slogan might be cheesy, but there is no Planet B. Fact is: we can't continue to burn fossil fuels, they must stay in the ground. The alternative is either same fossil fuels like always and we will kill ourselves, or we make a cleaner, and sustainable world with healthier air to breathe. Bringing the perspective back to Korea: The previous government initiated a lot of change under the "green economy" theme, the current one revised a lot of this effort. From an economic point of view, energy is too cheap in Korea, because higher energy costs will make a better incentive to conserve energy and to generate energy. Fossil fuels are still receiving too much subsidies and not enough penalty for the harm they cause. Pulling out of nuclear and coal at the same time is possible, it just requires the political will. That it's not popular in Korea, where the Chaebols have the actual power is not a surprise. Samsung is building the coal plants and cars, while at the same time sells you the air filter so you can breathe in your apartment with the nice view into the smog. Why would they want to drive a change when they are so comfortable with the situation?
Mmm I think most banks would ask you to have residence to open an account.
Another thing is that you can expand your search because the good thing is banking within the European Union in countries with Euro is almost like one single country. This means you can transfer money for free within a day or 2 between Germany and Spain (to put 2 examples) with no problems (it would be a SEPA Transfer).
This mean, for example, you can try to open an account with N26 (German) while I am leaving in the Netherlands.
That might help but not sure if that would solve your problem because i think most banks or all would ask for tax resident number and address...
I just Google it and Wise seems to be having similar protection than banks
Wikitravel has a pretty comprehensive list of domestic budget air carriers.
Flights to Japan aren't too expensive, either. To compare prices, especially if you've got some flexibility, SkyScanner is a nice tool.
Google flights is a thing now. Check it. Looks like you have many options under $400.
One thing I do recommend is to stick to full service carriers if you can (not the Low cost) if the prices are not too much different. They're more lenient on weight limits and tend to have easier to access terminals.
You will need to get a visa, but Xian is dope, even in the winter.
Another option is Nagoya, which was about 350.
3 seollals ago, I went to Okinawa, 200USD round
Yea don't worry, they have this thing called a "GLAM", they are korean students they help exchange students get used to the life on campus / Korea, you will be assigned one and you can ask questions to him/her at any moment if you ever struggle with directions or with paperwork.
You can also take Korean courses, there is no real restriction, it's actually encouraged. They also have a lot of classes for exchange students only. Stuff like Korean Culture, Korean Art and so on.
As for the bus, I can tell you the line, the bus line is 151.
Check the model number of you iPad against this chart of supported cellular frequencies.
It looks like if you bought the US model, you're fine. You should be able to get a SIM from KT or SKT. If your model isn't supported, you can rent a WiBro Egg (basically a cellular hotspot).
Thing is I agree with you that that specific phrase (먹고죽자), shouldn't be translated as "drink and die". It's more like " 'eat and drink' and die". It includes both. Just look at the usage of the hashtag #먹고죽자 http://websta.me/tag/%EB%A8%B9%EA%B3%A0%EC%A3%BD%EC%9E%90