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05 October 2011 @ 06:18 pm
Is there anyone here who is studying a postgraduate/masters in Korea at the moment? I have a few questions as I would like to do one myself next year. I would be applying as a foreign student with limited Korean proficiency.

Application process?

Also I'd like to attend one of the SKY Universities because I'm shallow but please do tell me about other institutions you may be attending.

I may post again if more questions arise as I gather more information. Thank you all!
31 July 2011 @ 10:39 am
Hello!  My husband is a graduate student at a university in Daegu, doing research about Westerners who have lived or are currently living in Korea and their awareness and preference of Korean food. If you fit that description he would be thrilled if you could take a moment to fill out his survey.  It's 45 questions, but should really only take about 5 minutes of your time. Thank you so much!  http://jihoon.limequery.org/index.php?sid=31229
31 December 2010 @ 05:57 am
Heyo, I have some random questions, mostly related to diet materials.  I figure that a lot of people have weight-related New Years resolutions, so it's a good time to post questions, haha.

Meal replacement drinks?
At home, I was used to using meal replacement drinks (Slimfast, or other similar drinks) when I was in a hurry and needed something pretty filling to drink on the go.  It was also a good way for me to control my food intake and whatnot.

My question is, do these kinds of drinks exist in South Korea? Can I buy them at a supermarket such as Lotte Mart or E-mart?  If they exist, what are they called? If there's no pre-canned drink, I'd be open to trying some powders or other suggestions.

Any input would be very helpful.

Natural teas / others?
I'm open to trying out some new things here in Korea, so.. are there any sort of dieters teas or herbal supplements that you know of? Teas, supplements, specialty foods.. if you have any experience with this you'd like to share, let me know. :D  I'm open to learning about these things.

Alright, that's it. Let me know if you have any input, even if it's not EXACTLY what I'm looking for above. I'm just curious about what kinds of options people use here. :D  Even if it's outside of those categories.
17 November 2010 @ 02:30 pm
Hi all,

I have a question. Have any of you had prescriptions shipped from the United States or Canada to South Korea? If so, have you had problems recieving your prescriptions because of customs? I ask because I heard that in Korea, the doctors only prescribe medicine for a few days at a time, and I'd rather just get 6 months worth of medication from back home rather than having to deal with going back and forth to the doctor here all the time

Current Mood: curiouscurious
11 October 2010 @ 04:15 pm
Hello all-

First of all, is right now a good time to be searching for airline tickets to go home for Christmas?

If so, I'm looking for plane tickets from Incheon to Dallas Fort Worth, and I'm finding some for around $1,550. Is anyone else finding anything cheaper? Even if you aren't traveling to DFW, if you've found something cheaper, let me know where you found it!

Any help would be appreciated.
08 October 2010 @ 07:56 pm

So, I have been in South Korea for almost 2 months. I am really enjoying it, in spite of the language barrier and missing my loved ones back home.

Apparently, there are 4 stages that one undergoes when they move to another country:  Honeymoon phase, Culture Shock phase, Adaptation phase, and finally, Reverse Culture Shock phase. The first month was exciting and overwhelming, and I coped with the stress and change by often going straight home from school, relaxing, and then sleeping about 10 hours every night,and only going out on the weekends. Well,  now I'm in my second month, am feeling much more relaxed, and haven't felt the "culture shock" that I was expecting, though I did have a brief honeymoon, and tend to have a honeymoon all over again when I travel to an exciting place (this week it was rock-climbing at Mt. Samaksan) and then I return to normal, whatever that is. :-)

As for "Reverse Culture Shock", I think that I may find American food bland-tasting, since I have been growing accustomed to dakgalbi and kimchi. I'm not sure what other form of "reverse culture shock I will experience. Maybe I will be shocked to hear English spoken everywhere.:-P

For those of you who are over here in South Korea or were over here and have since gone back home, did you experience any of the aforementioned  stages? Did you experience them in the typical order?
Current Mood: curiouscurious
08 October 2010 @ 05:53 am


So, I hope it’s okay if I ask this here.

 I’m an English teacher at a hagwan in Korea. I’m very unhappy in my job for really solid reasons. I want to quit but I heard I wouldn’t get a Writ Of Release if I did, which I’m told means I couldn’t get a job somewhere else.  Is this true? I also heard that if I was fired, they would have to give me this Writ Of Release. Is any of this true? I really want away from this school but I would like to stay Korea, so any information would be really great. 


28 September 2010 @ 10:37 pm


This is going to seem odd. And if you want to brick me, I understand. ><; I know this is a Korean community, but I have noticed that many of you have contacts/been to/live in Japan. I also couldn't find a community like this about Japan...

It's very last minute, but I am visiting some friends in Osaka, but cannot stay with them as they are doing renovations on their house (they are staying in a hotel). Reason why I am even going is because I am leaving for school early next year and will not have a chance to travel for a while.
I wanted to know if anyone here knew of a (very) cheap place to stay for about three weeks. One friend of mine is sick- another reason I am going in such a rush...but this means I will be low on cash.
I am a 19 year old American female. Clean, quite, am able to converse in Japanese (have been to Tokyo and surrounding cities, but never Osaka), and just really just need a place to sleep. I would be gone from the early morning to night. I am willing to clean, cook, do housework or pay a small amount of rent in place of me being there.
I am also looking into couch surfing sites, but wanted to check here, too.

Again, if this was the wrong place to post this, I will take it down. But just wanted to ask. Thank you so much. :]

Current Mood: curiouscurious
18 September 2010 @ 05:26 pm
Hi, everyone!

Has anyone ever ordered something from a US-based website and had it shipped to Korea? If you did, what is the situation with the duty taxes? I want to get a Kindle since I'm tired of reading the same four books over and over again, and I'm wondering if I'll get hit with import/duty taxes when it arrives.

Thanks for any help or insight you can give me.
12 September 2010 @ 10:27 am
Does anyone know where to buy black chalk board paint near or ın Busan??