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The Wealthy Teacher: An Interview with Jackie Bolen

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in | Comments Off on The Wealthy Teacher: An Interview with Jackie Bolen

The expat community in Ulsan is very diverse but a large portion of the population are English teachers. While the money is decent for young single people, it may not be the best job in the long run. So how do you become wealthy as an English teacher here in South Korea? Better yet, how do you make sure that you are covered for the future. This is a concept that many teachers fail to think about until it...

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Ulsan Awareness and Safety Night 2015

Posted by on Mar 22, 2015 in | Comments Off on Ulsan Awareness and Safety Night 2015

Whenever you come to a new place it always takes time to adjust and to understand things. Sadly, at times things can take a turn for the worst. While many have the time of their lives here in Ulsan, some have had an unfortunate experience and it is why the event was planned. Amanda Bell, Sean O’Gorman and Kristen Svenstrup Keuler put together a night to help raise awareness for safety in Ulsan. Safety has always been an issue...

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Independant Culture in Ulsan

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in | Comments Off on Independant Culture in Ulsan

By Philip Brett Ulsan is an industrial city. This has not changed. In 2012 I was informed that the only things to do here were drinking and shopping. That has certainly changed over the last few years. Whether you’re new to the city or just looking for something new to do about town, here’s a (in no way comprehensive) list of options. Go support your local scene, or better yet – get involved. Make music, organise a show, or...

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NB Clinic: English-Speaking Skin Clinic in Samsandong

Posted by on Jan 24, 2015 in | Comments Off on NB Clinic: English-Speaking Skin Clinic in Samsandong

**Update August 2015*** Doctor Kim Su Mi has gone to Busan. However, Doctor Park Min Woo and staff speak English as well.  We get asked a lot of questions over on our facebook page and aside from the usual “where can I find an English-speaking dentist?” there is usually a question with regards to health. NB Clinic (Natural Beauty) is a skin clinic located in Samsandong, next to Outback Steakhouse and offers a wide range of services. Now, I...

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Old Downtown is Ready for Christmas

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in | Comments Off on Old Downtown is Ready for Christmas

Over the next few weeks, I encourage you to take a walk in Seongnamdong or “Old Downtown” as many expats call it. For the longest time it was the hangout of middle school students and old people. However, like most things it has been making a comeback in many ways. For the most part the old charm of the area still exist. Dank alleyways with interesting shops still exist but are slowly being replaced with trendy cafes and fashionable...

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I have Lived Today

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in | Comments Off on I have Lived Today

Former Ulsan resident Steve Moore has come out with his first book called “I Have Lived Today” and we couldn’t be happier. According to Moore, the book started out as a project while he was teaching here in Ulsan and then was finished later on. Steve was a fixture at the Mugeodong Ediya Cafe during this time but has since moved on from Ulsan to the bright lights of Daegu. Sadly, the novel has nothing to do with life...

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A New Editor For Ulsan Online

Posted by on Nov 29, 2014 in | Comments Off on A New Editor For Ulsan Online

Hello Ulsan! My name is Jason Teale and I am sure many of you have seen my name pop on this site or on our Facebook page. I have been involved in the Ulsan community for a long time and I am extremely happy to take over Ulsan Online to make sure that it continues to help the foreign community here. Over the next few months, you are going to see a few changes with the site. My goal is...

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A New Chapter at UlsanOnline

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in | Comments Off on A New Chapter at UlsanOnline

It is with mixed emotions I write this note. My time here as Editor in Chief of UlsanOnline has come to an end. In the next few weeks I will be starting a very big personal project that is likely to eat up all of my time and energy for a while to come. Because of this, I have been working with Jason Teale so that he can take over running the site and the Facebook community group. Jason...

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Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You.

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in | Comments Off on Unfair Firings: One Teacher’s Story, and What You Can Do if it Happens to You.

This piece was requested by UlsanOnline.com after a recent unfair firing in which the teachers actually stuck around to take the process through the Labor Board. Too often, for various reasons, people who are fired late in their contract, often for suspicious reasons, decide to leave Korea rather than fight for their rights, which unfortunately leads the bad hogwan owners untouched, and ready to do it again to the next unsuspecting teacher. Often known as the “11-month firing”, as some owners...

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World Music Festival in Ulsan – this weekend!

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in | Comments Off on World Music Festival in Ulsan – this weekend!

This weekend, Ulsan will host its annual World Music Festival, which is, in the opinion of this editor, the best festival held in Ulsan, and easily within the top 10 festivals nation-wide.  (Other top festivals include the Jinju Lantern Festival and the Andong Maskdance Festival, both of which are also happening this weekend, of course.) It will take place in and around the Ulsan Culture Center, which is right beside KBS Hall, near the Byeong-yeong Bridge. It’s pinned on...

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