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‘Learning English = Hell’, almost 50% of surveyed Korean students claim
‘Learning English = Hell’, almost 50% of surveyed Korean students claim

Kyunghyang Newspaper recently conducted an English education survey of 95 sixth graders from elementary schools in Seoul, over an 11 day period in July. To compare and analyze, they picked one school each from Gangnam-gu, Gangbuk-gu, Mapo-gu, and other innovation schools. The survey was essentially to gauge student opinion of learning English by completing the […]

International Slow Food Contest is coming!
International Slow Food Contest is coming!

This October, WWOOF Korea and AsiO Gusto’s Slow Food Festival, will be holding an international slow food contest, to encourage expats in Korea to cook up some of their favorite cuisine from their home countries. Top prize gets 500,000won and lots of other prize money is being offered to others, as well. More details can […]

Seoul to crackdown on businesses who rip off foreigners
Seoul to crackdown on businesses who rip off foreigners

Seoul’s Yeongdeungpo-gu District recently announced an extermination campaign to crackdown on businesses and services who rip off foreign tourists. The target areas consist of 3 sections: transportation, shopping, and restaurant/street stalls. Regarding the transportation section, the District is going to keep on a continuous crackdown on taxis who are overcharging foreigners and illegal call van […]

American student in Seoul busted for running around naked
American student in Seoul busted for running around naked

Catching up on some expat news that happened earlier this month. Around 5:20AM on June 4, a young American who came to Korea as an exchange student, got arrested for running naked from Seoul’s Sinchon Station to Ehwa University Station, as a penalty for losing at a drinking game. He was drinking with 5 other […]

Foreign Teacher Raped in Seoul; Cigarette Butt Leads to Arrest
Foreign Teacher Raped in Seoul; Cigarette Butt Leads to Arrest

News is breaking?from various sources today about Seoul Police announcing details regarding the arrest of a Korean man who allegedly raped a Canadian female English teacher. Seocho-gu Police in Seoul announced today that they arrested a Korean male accused of raping a Canadian English teacher. According to the police, the man (only announced by his […]

Foreign teachers in Daejeon save drowning Korean woman
Foreign teachers in Daejeon save drowning Korean woman

Heartwarming expat news is coming out of Daejeon, at the moment, as local news reports are indicating that a pair of native English teachers saved a drowning Korean woman. The married foreign couple were taking a walk near the Expo Bridge in Mannyeong-dong of Daejeon's Seo-gu district, when they heard a sound coming from the […]

Popular hip hop singer involved in Itaewon bar scuffle
Popular hip hop singer involved in Itaewon bar scuffle

A former member from Korea's Uptown hiphop group got mixed up in an assault at an Itaewon bar, last week, which has made the Korean netizen community abuzz with wondering which member it was. According to police, the group member is under suspicion of assaulting another Korean girl with the last name of 'Choi, at […]

Police bust Jjimjilbang cross-dresser in Hongdae
Police bust Jjimjilbang cross-dresser in Hongdae

In case you missed it, this past weekend kicked off the annual Korea Queer Festival in Seoul's Hongdae district, which runs until June 16.  Each year, the festival draws crowds of both Koreans and foreigners to participate. Judging from media footage, one might assume that only foreigners in Korea are the ones who are 'afflicted' with […]

Drunk foreigner in Itaewon crashes Korean music video shoot
Drunk foreigner in Itaewon crashes Korean music video shoot

Not a good week for foreigners in Korea playing outside of stereotypes. Particularly in Itaewon, this past week. A certain Itaewon restaurant was chosen as a setting for a Korean music video shoot for Woo-il, a former singer from the Korean group, 5tion (pronounced as ‘Ocean’ in Korean). Pretty Korean actress, Han Soo-Ah, was involved […]

American Teacher in Gwangju nabbed for weed stuffed in peanut butter
American Teacher in Gwangju nabbed for weed stuffed in peanut butter

  An American hagwon teacher in Gwangju was able to evade Korean Customs with smuggling in marijuana in peanut butter, back in January. However, the Kentucky native tried to do the same illegal deed again, this past month, but was caught by customs. Gwangju Ilbo is also reporting that “대마초를 흡입한 상태에서 영어를 가르쳐온 외국어 […]