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In Memory of Dave Harvey

Posted by on Jan 2, 2016 in | Comments Off on In Memory of Dave Harvey

Dave Harvey may not be a household name in Ulsan these days, but he certainly helped create the amazing expat community that exists here today. On December 27th of 2015 Dave Harvey passed away from a rare form of cancer that had taken over his body in less than a year. He was only 37 years old. Dave was instrumental in helping the expat community become what it is today. He arrived here back in 2003 with his best...

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Creative Taekwondo

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in | Comments Off on Creative Taekwondo

For foreigners looking to get into shape and achieve a better understanding of Korean culture and etiquette, taekwondo is your best choice. However, the biggest challenge is not just getting your black belt before you leave but finding the right “dojeong” or school. There are so many dojeongs in Ulsan, it can be a difficult choice, not to mention so few speak English. However, Creative Taekwondo has you covered. Creative Taekwondo offers classes in English for both kids and...

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After Ulsan: Chris Mazeroll

Posted by on Sep 6, 2015 in | Comments Off on After Ulsan: Chris Mazeroll

It is not every day that you get a chance to meet up with someone that you met while living abroad. We often lose contact with those who were a big part of the community here in Ulsan after they leave. However, when I heard that a prominent member of the Ulsan community was living now “near” where I was studying, I made the 5 1/2 hour drive out to see him. After a long drive through some of the...

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Beyond Surviving South Korea: Top 5 Tips for an Awesome Life

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in | Comments Off on Beyond Surviving South Korea: Top 5 Tips for an Awesome Life

I’ve been living in Korea for almost 10 years and I’ve met plenty of people who were thriving, but I’ve also seen people who were just surviving, and just barely in some cases. Some of these people who were only surviving had been living here for years. Don’t let it happen to you! Create a happy life for yourself in your adopted home. Here are my top 5 tips to help you have an awesome life in South Korea....

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MERS – What You Should Know

Posted by on Jun 6, 2015 in | Comments Off on MERS – What You Should Know

The internet in Korea is buzzing with information about the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome). The rumour mills also have been running day in and day out which is confusing the issue for most people who are concerned about the safety of their families and themselves. The Canadian Embassy now warns about following media reports during this time and suggests heading to credible sources  of information like WHO website Also noted from the letter sent out by the Canadian Embassy...

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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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