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Jealous lover burns down girlfriend’s escort agency
Jealous lover burns down girlfriend’s escort agency

A Daegu man has been quite pissed that his girlfriend still moonlights at an escort agency known to send on-call girls to room salons, noraebangs, love motels, etc…So pissed he was, that they had a big argument where he threatened to burn the agency down, if she went to work. Well, she obviously didn’t think […]

Expat Jane interviews Run DMC
Expat Jane interviews Run DMC

Long-term K-blogger Expat Jane interviews Run DMC, who is in Seoul to perform at Hard Rock in Mos Eisley Cantina Itaewon. Good supplementary photography from Michael at Feetmanseoul.

Daegu husband hears voices in head; strangles wife
Daegu husband hears voices in head; strangles wife

A schizophrenic man in east Daegu strangled his wife in her sleep, last week, after hearing voices in his head claiming ‘Your wife is bad’.

2008 Ensemble Ditto Recital (June 21)
2008 Ensemble Ditto Recital (June 21)

The famous classical music ensemble ‘Ditto’ is coming to Daegu on June 21 and will be playing at 7pm in the Grand Hall at the Daegu Cultural Center for Students. The group consists of a collection of some of the very best Korean-American classical musicians, who will be captivating audiences with the works of Mozart, […]

Body of missing Daegu girl is found
Body of missing Daegu girl is found

The hunt for a missing elementary school girl from Daegu, has come to a tragic close. After 13 days of searching west Daegu, involving 440 people and 5 helicopters, her naked and horribly beaten body was found, west of Biseulsan. Suspicion still surrounds her grandfather, who she lived with, after her parents separated. The grandfather […]

Obama to hold fundraising events for expats in China; diddly squat for Korea expats

Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain are in the midst of a fundraising binge, and it appears there is nowhere the two White House hopefuls won’t go in search of dough. Next week, the Obama campaign will hold two fundraising events in China. The candidate himself won’t be making an appearance. Instead, guests at the […]

Daegu International Musical Festival- June 17-July 7
Daegu International Musical Festival- June 17-July 7

The 2nd Daegu International Musical Festival begins next week and they have a very snazzy English section to their site. Because of this, I’ll let the site speak for itself, instead of going on about it, myself.

23 people arrested in Thai massage bust in Daegu
23 people arrested in Thai massage bust in Daegu

In your travels throughout Korea, it’s not uncommon to see storefront signs for 태국마사지 (Thai Massage), which has gained popularity over the years. To instill an air of authenticity, Koreans would bring in Thais to come work there and knead weary backs. Prices for traditional Wat Pho massage ranges from 60-100,000 won. The challenge for […]

Daegu schoolgirl kidnapped over grudge with grandpa
Daegu schoolgirl kidnapped over grudge with grandpa

The Korea Times is reporting that an elementary school girl was kidnapped from her grandfather’s home, where she has been living. Based on the grandfather’s testimony, it seems that he must have made some enemies, which led to 2 men breaking into his home, roughing him up, and taking away his granddaughter. The incident happened […]

GI curfews to be maintained

Looks like the retiring commander of USFK is going to maintain the curfew that requires GIs to be off Korean streets between 12am-5am on weekdays and 1am-5am on weekends. And he’ll also recommend to his replacement to continue with the same. However, he might consider allowing higher-ranking soldiers to stay out later.