Tag Archives: living in Korea

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

010 Bringing Your Dog To Korea, Traveling Here Seperately, Online Apartment Hunting

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Do you plan on bringing your dog?Jessy K. Piskai www.tastyoldcabbage.com When in Korea... podcast
Do you ask yourself what’s better: traveling here together or seperately?
Did you receive your orders to come here and now want to start apartment hunting online although it’s still 6 months until you will actually set foot on Korean soil?

Then this episode is for you!

Thank you for sending in questions. Keep them coming!
Jessy

links mentioned in the episode:

http://www.spcai.org/index.php/programs/operation-military-pets.html

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: 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 😉

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” as if Koreans are not aware of what happens around them, which might sometimes be very much the truth. However, it just  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! 🙂

007 Interview – Teaching And Living in Korea, International Health Care Center, Love Motels, Food, Busan, Safety, Travel

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Jessy K. Piskai www.tastyoldcabbage.com When in Korea... podcast In this episode of the WiK podcast I get to talk to my friends and ESL teachers in Korea, Sadie and Nora, about teaching and living in Korea, medical care, love motels, food, Busan, safety and travel.

Side note: Sadie mentioned that most Korean apartments don’t have ovens. While that is true the newer apartment complexes have ovens and most Americans manage to find a place to live that has an oven in the kitchen (although it might be a smaller one lol). TIP: So when you are out hunting for apartments look out for those with a dishwasher and an oven.

 

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Here are the resources we talked about in today’s episode:

US embassy in Seoul: http://seoul.usembassy.gov/index.html

This site is a great way of linking up with people and finding others with the same interests getting together in Korea: www.meetup.com I have been a member now for almost a year and love that Nora and Sadie pointed this resource out. This site connects many people world wide.

Link to the International Health Care Center/ Severance Hospital: http://www.yuhs.or.kr/en/inter_healthcare_center/inter_health_severance/intro/

KTX Train online: http://info.korail.com/2007/eng/eng_index.jsp

Spa Land Busan: http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/SI/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=1000306

http://chincha.co.uk

Sights mentioned:

Haedong Yungkungsa Temple by the sea in Busan http://www.yongkungsa.or.kr/en/

Tasty foods mentioned in the interview:

Dolsot Bibimbap www.tastyoldcabbage.comBibimbap (in this case Dolsot Bibimbap = Bibimbap in a hot stone bowl) rice served with vegetables, sometimes meat and a fried egg on top

 

 

Yaki Mandu (fried dumplings filled with pork, vegetables and glass noodles) homemade www.tastyoldcabbage.comMandu (dumplings): there are fried mandu (yaki mandu) and steamed mandu (jjin mandu) and they also come with different fillings like kimchi or pork or just vegetables and glass noodles.

 

 

source: http://quickkoreanrecipes.com/meat-gogi/fried-pork-don-kaseu/

source: http://quickkoreanrecipes.com/meat-gogi/fried-pork-don-kase

Donkasu Korean version of German Schnitzel

 

 

 

 

 

Becoming an English teacher being a military spouse here in Korea. Employment regulations:

http://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/KoreanEmploymentPermitsforDependentswithSOFAStatus.pdf

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Hope you enjoy every little bit of info in this episode. Take care!

Jessy

 

also in this episode: Sound attribution: http://www.freesound.org/people/Halleck/sounds/18665/ by user Halleck

004 Challenges Part 1 – Language Barrier

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When in Korea... podcastIt is not always sunny in Korea and you will encounter a variety of obstacles, however, you will master them!

In today’s episode I share with you the challenges that can come with a move to South Korea and are tightly connected to the language barrier. Of course, I am not leaving you with just the stories. Instead, I will pass on some good advice on how to overcome these hurdles.

Thank you to the online military spouse community who so openly answered my question about what challenges they are facing when they moved here.

show notes:

fire department and ambulance: 119
police: 112

“Help me!” – dowa-juseyo – 도와주세요
“Fire!” – boo-reeya – 불!

GPS:

1. …- do (province)
2. …- si (city)
3. …- dong (village/rural town/district)
4. house number

Be safe everyone and have trust in your own abilities to deal with the challenges that come with such an adventure.
Jessy