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Incheon hagwon being investigated for suspicion of bribery, fraud
Incheon hagwon being investigated for suspicion of bribery, fraud

It’s this time of year when Korean elementary school students are gearing up for big year-end tests at public schools, which include testing their English prowess, listening skills, etc…Hagwons often market themselves for being able to prep students well for these tests, boasting their excellent curriculum, hand-picked teaching staff, or anything else that might swoon […]

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 […]

Immigration: “This is what we go through when busting teachers”

This is a gem. I’ve always wondered what goes on in the minds of immigration agents before entering a hagwon. “Cover the back exit”. I love the dumbass excuse by the director. “Stopped by to eat snacks? WTF?” DAEJEON ㅡ Hur Chang-goo, a veteran immigration police officer, hopped in a car with his partner, a […]

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’.

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 […]

Hagwon director gets prison time for molesting woman at nightclub

An interesting change of pace to reveal that foreign teachers are not the only ones who are sex-crazed alcoholics. Last summer in Guri, a woman was in a private room at a nightclub, drinking with friends. She stumbled off to the washroom and later came back and couldn’t remember which room she was drinking in. […]

Remembering fallen expats during Korea’s suicide season
Remembering fallen expats during Korea’s suicide season

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the suicide of Shawn Matthews. Arguably, the most renowned Korean expat blogger in the early-middle of this decade, who helped open up Korea to foreigners coming over to work, before everyone started getting blogs of their own or meeting together via Facebook. The comments to even his most basic […]

Update on the Mike White-Jjimjilbang tragedy

Regarding the mysterious death of Mike White at a jjimjilbang in Gyeongsan, apparently the mother had her first interview with a Korean language daily newspaper today, plus has a TV interview tomorrow with a Korean TV station.

Daegu teenager arrested for pimping out a 14 year old

On May 19th, Daegu police arrested a 17-year old boy after he met a 14-year old girl on the internet in late January of 2008 and over the course of a week of chatting, convinced her to become a prostitute for him at 100,000 won per john. He ultimately pimped her out some 20 times […]

21 American pervs denied access to Korea
21 American pervs denied access to Korea

21 horn dogs were denied entry to Korean room salons, anmas, massage parlors, adult PC rooms, Korea last week to ensure that they keep their hands off kids. Seriously, though, I’m glad that they are at least doing this right. This reminds me of a time when I was recruiting and I did a background […]