Tag Archives: Korean culture

018 Tools for overcoming challenges that come with living in Korea – Intro to Resiliency series with Evie Ann King

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Jessy K. Piskai www.tastyoldcabbage.com When in Korea... podcast Join me as I dive into the psychology behind adapting to a new life in Korea. My special guest is Evie Ann King, a Master Resiliency Trainer and coach, who will provide us with tools and methods that help ย overcome difficult times here in Korea (and in every part of life really).

This is the kick off to a series of episodes highlighting different tools and methods.

Thank you Evie for being a guest on my show and for sharing your knowledge with us!

017 Why I Took A Short Break From Podcasting & Want To Pack My Bags And Leave Korea

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Jessy K. Piskai www.tastyoldcabbage.com When in Korea... podcast In this episode I share with you what kept me away from podcasting fro the past 2 months and how this reason was connected to me wanting to pack up my bags and leave Korea.

Life in Korea is challenging, especially for us foreigners who come here as teachers. I am so lucky that we at least have some access to home by being able to get our hands on some American food or house items thanks to commissaries and the PX. It would be so much harder without that access. That being said, living here is can be an amazing adventure when you just keep focused on the positive things. That attitude will help you get over the tougher things and situations that come with living here.

Now I experienced a little “bump” in that attitude and started to get overwhelmed with the tough side of life here. Check out this episode to find out the reason behind that attitude-bump ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am glad to be back guys!
Jessy

015 How Koreans Confuse Us (In Scary, Funny And Challenging Ways) – My Top Picks

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Jessy K. Piskai www.tastyoldcabbage.com When in Korea... podcast Moving to Korea means dealing with cultural differences no matter what country you moved here from. In this episode I pick top 13 funny, scary and challenging things that Koreans do that will definitely confuse you ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy getting over it!
Jessy

sources mentioned in the show:

Nowon 24 hour Animal Hospital:
GPS friendly: Seoul, Nowon-Gu, Sanggye-dong 371-2

Tel: 02-919-0075 or 02-919-0074
www.namc.co.kr

Wikipedia entry on driving etiquette in South Korea:ย http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driving_etiquette#South_Korea

About.com article on the short history of Spam in Korea:ย http://koreanfood.about.com/od/koreanfoodbasics/a/A-Short-History-Of-Spam-In-Korea.htm

Korea Times article on driving etiquette in Korea from a Korean’s point of view:ย http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2013/07/162_138709.html

Blog entry on driving in South Korea:ย http://gdaykorea.blogspot.kr/2013/07/driving-etiquette-in-south-korea.html

 

 

014 My Top 9 Ways To Confuse A Korean Big Time

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Jessy K. Piskai www.tastyoldcabbage.com When in Korea... podcast Ever wondered how to confuse a Korean? I did! That is why I present you with 9 fabulous ways to make a Korean stare, startle or not believing their ears or eyes ๐Ÿ˜‰

—–> how to say “I am a vegetarian” in Korean? = this is the translation I got from my Korean friend:

I'm ๋‚˜๋Š” vegetarian ์ฑ„์‹์ฃผ์˜์ž์˜ˆ์š”.
"๋‚˜๋Š” ์ฑ„์‹์ฃผ์˜์ž์˜ˆ์š”" :)

Stay happy!
Jessy

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You got to keep your hopes up. Some Koreans actually smile back at you in the street. Whoopdee!

011 Christmas And Winter In Korea

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Do Koreans celebrate Christmas? What does winter in Korea look like? This and much more you will learn about in this episode.Jessy K. Piskai www.tastyoldcabbage.com When in Korea... podcast

If you plan a trip to Singapore then check out Alex Thio’s podcast ‘Coming to Singapore’ in iTunes or on his website www.comingtosingapore.com

009 Personal Space And Awareness Of One’s Surroundings – Challenges Part II

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Jessy K. Piskai www.tastyoldcabbage.com When in Korea... podcast This is part II of my series about challenges (although a very entertaining one) and it has to do with the concept of personal space here in Korea. Episode 009 is tightly connected to a blogpost that I released a couple of days ago. You can check it out here:ย http://tastyoldcabbage.com/personalspaceinkorea/

I also drew this comic about my experience with a Korean guy’s NON-awareness of his surroundings and show the way a proper German reacts to it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Posing happily in the rain at a popular Korean sight. A Korean guy approaches with a giant (!) umbrella…

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“MAY THE KOREAN TOILET GHOST HAUNT YOU FOREVER!! Grrrrrr”

Sometimes it seems to us “foreigners”ย as if Koreans are not aware of what happens around them, which might sometimes be very much the truth. However, it just ย feels like they don’t bother with curtesy in the street too much given that they life in a small country of roughly 50 million people..

happy dodging umbrellas in the rain everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚