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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  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!

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 ūüėČ

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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driving_etiquette#South_Korea

About.com article on the short history of Spam in Korea: 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:¬†http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2013/07/162_138709.html

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

 

 

012 Samcheongdong – My Favorite Place In Seoul

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Jessy K. Piskai www.tastyoldcabbage.com When in Korea... podcast Samcheongdong is the place to be. A magical place where the old meets the new, a microcosm of art, fashion, Korean culture, history and political power paired with boutique style shops and  delicious and international cuisine.
A must- go- visit destination while being in Korea!
Recommendations:
1). ogada Korean Tea & time tea house (have monitors in their tea tables to browse the web),
-> I had spicy ginger and orange peel tea
-> they serve egg biscuits as well (that is one of their best sellers)

Ogada's famous Egg Biscuits. YUM...!

Ogada’s famous Egg Biscuits. YUM…!

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2) flora Italian restaurant
House wine is amazing for 6$
Prepared the pizza right in front of us (Flower pedals on pizza)
There are two of them in the area. We preferred the one closest to the president’s residence park entrance
Address: seoul, Jongno-gu, Hwa-dong 138-14
3) must go and see and taste is romanee conti wine bar 
This wine bar offers a long list of fine and interesting wines.
Who could say no to a glass of French wine in an old hanok (traditional Korean house)
I also heard great things about an Italian restaurant called 8 steps 
Organic restaurant: Suji Kim

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Organic restaurant, Suji Kim, in Samcheongdong

Organic restaurant, Suji Kim, in Samcheongdong

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Youk Shim Won Gallery AM in Samcheongdong http://www.galleryam.com/artyouk/en/brand.php
www.youkworld.com
www.youkshimwon.com

my 2014 planner designed by Youk Shim Won

my 2014 planner designed by Youk Shim Won

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

how to get there by train: get off either at Anguk station or at Gyeongbok-gung

by car: 58-1 Hwa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea -> punch that into the GPS and it should take you to a paid parking lot (I think)

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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 ūüėČ

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! ūüôā

008 Staying Connected Over Long Distances – Apps And Creative Ways To Stay In Touch With Family And Friends Back Home

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Jessy K. Piskai www.tastyoldcabbage.com When in Korea... podcast How do you stay in touch from so far away? Here are some suggestions about which Apps can help you to text and call for your family and friends back home for free or very cheap.
I also brought my great friend Dani on the show to talk to me about Red Stamp an App she recently discovered that has helped her to personalize postcards and send ten of them home at the same time from her phone.

We also talk about how blogging can help you to update everyone at home and how to deal with those friends and family members who always expect you to be the one who reaches out.

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When in Korea... episode 008 www.tastyoldcabbage.comEnjoy today’s episode and don’t forget to stay connected and tune in next time!

Jessy