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your lifestyle guide to korea and beyond

travel | living | art | cuisine | nightlife | community | culture

ISSUE 41, FEB/MAR 2016

IzakayaStep inside for a taste of Japan

GUNS IN KOREAAn American introspection

PATRICK TAN INTERVIEWSenior Art Director

HBO Asia

JOHN BOCSKAYLife Abroad: The Untold

Story

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CONTENTSFEATURES

Patrick Tan Interview | 12

Life Abroad: The Untold Story | 14

Izakaya: Imbibing a Centuries-Old Tradition | 24

Photographer Profile: Jason Teale | 36

Check Mate | 42

REGULARS

Events: The Big Five | 8

Word on the Street | 10

In the News | 16

TRAVEL

Five Things To Do in Qingdao | 32

ARTS, CULTURE & LIVING

Flower Watching | 30

DIRECTORY/GUIDES

Hotel News & Directory | 47

Directory | 46-51

Busan Metro Map | 50

COVER PHOTO BY MIKE DIXON

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EDITOR’S LETTER

As is his usual par for the course, An-thony Velasquez further opens our eyes to great food options around Busan, in

this issue of Haps. Mr. Velasquez has, over the past few years, put together some awe-some pieces about dining and drinking, and his cover feature on izakaya is yet another.Sometime over the first few years I was liv-

ing in Korea, I remember going to an izakaya spot in Jangsan and falling in love with it. I spent the next year or so telling people, “Hey, ya gotta try this great spot called ‘Izakaya.’ It’s awesome”. It was only some time later I learned that izakaya was not actually the name of the place; it was the term for the type of eating establishment. Live. Learn. Onward. Now, I know I say this about all of the Haps

issues, but I am very pleased with this one.Back again are the always smart and

on-point musings of John Bocskay. You’ll also find a profile of the very talented

photographer and founder of Ulsan Online, Jason Teale; Web editor in chief Jeff Liebsch interviewed on-the-rise Korean band Glen Check; and there’s an engaging profile of an elderly woman who collects cardboard to make ends meet.American-born Bridgett Hernandez has

penned an interesting look at guns in Korea and what it’s like for a product of American gun culture living here. Also, Taryn Assaf has some good advice on giving birth in Korea. Along with cherry blossoms, travel spots,

where to go’s and what to do’s, we offer you another issue of Haps.

ON THE COVER

Izakaya is one of Japan’s dine

and drink offerings to Korea’s

international food scene. Anthony

Velasquez offers up five different

restaurants to match your mood.

CHECK MATEAn interview with Seoul-based, Busan-raised June-one Kim from the award-win-ning Korean indie music duo Glen Check.

COVER PHOTO BY MIKE DIXON

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who’sHAPPENING

PUBLISHER Ju Shin-hye

EDITOR IN CHIEF Bobby McGill

SALES DIRECTOR Michael Schneider

WEB EDITOR IN CHIEF Jeff Liebsch

ART DIRECTORS Christopher Cote, Kyle Erwin

COPY EDITOR Amy Steele

WRITERS John Bocskay, Taryn Assaf,

Karly Pierre, Anthony Velasquez, Jeff Liebsch, Bobby McGill,

Bridgett Hernandez, Leslie Se’rah, Natalie Applegate, Ellen Hagelin,

Jarrod Stahl, Kevin Baker

PHOTOGRAPHERS Mike Dixon, Susanna MacLaren,

Jeff Liebsch, Jason Teale

INTERNS Hyun-woo Jeong

BUSAN HAPS

Feb/Mar 2016 Issue 41

BUSINESS REGISTRATION

NUMBER: 00001

FIRST PUBLICATION

DATE: Sept, 2, 2009

OFFICE ADDRESS

Pale de CZ, 2-19,

Jung Dong1124-2,

Haeundae-gu, Busan,

Republic of Korea

DISCLAIMER

The opinions in the magazine are not

necessarily those of the publisher.

Questions or comments:

[email protected]

©2016 Busan Haps Magazine

SUBMISSIONS [email protected]

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CONTRIBUTORS

ANTHONY VELASQUEZPrior to moving to Busan in 2009, Anthony Velasquez worked in the Alexander Valley of Northern California as a winery lab tech. He has nearly a decade of experience serving,

bartending and teaching wine in the finest farm-to-fork restaurants in Sacramento, Cali-

fornia. Now he brings his expertise to the page.

JOHN BOCSKAYJohn hails from Westchester County, New York, and has been living in Korea “for a year” since 1998. In his free time he uses chopsticks, eats spicy food, and says things in Korean. You can check him out more of his

writing at bosmosis.wordpress.com

AMY STEELEOriginally from Alaska, Amy spent the better part of the last decade exploring various cit-ies across the US and working in advertising and PR. After two years in Busan, she’s on the

road again, editing Haps and traveling across Southeast Asia.

TARYN ASSAFA Certified Childbirth Educator, Taryn has been living in Busan since 2012. She is the au-thor and founder of BusanBirth.com, a web-site passionately dedicated to connecting

families in Busan with choices in childbirth.

KARLY PIERREKarly Pierre is currently working as an in-structor at Chosun University while also serv-ing as managing editor of Gwangju News. She has an M.A. in mass communication and has

worked for various magazine outlets in the US.

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what’sHAPPENING

GREAT EVENTS ARE HAPPENING AROUND THE PENINSULA THIS WIN-TER. HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS TO CHECK OUT THIS SEASON.

AROUNDKOREA

A festival of heat and flame on the lovely island of Jeju, the Fire Festival is an annual celebration for the whole family to enjoy. This year’s theme for the festival is: “Using fire to spread the mes-sage of hope out into space.” english.jeju.go.kr

JEJU FIRE FESTIVAL

Date: March 3-6 Location: Jeju Island

Jindo’s famous sea parting reveals a 2.8-km-long and 40-meter-wide stretch of dryland between the mainland and a nearby island when the tide differences reach their peak. Enjoy other great local scenery along with seafood and traditional events. eng.jindo.go.kr

JINDO MIRACLE SEA PARTING FESTIVAL

Date: March 20-23Location: Jindo, Jeollanam-do

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INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

ANDY WARHOL LIVE

THROUGH END OF YEAR THROUGH FEBRUARY

MARCH 10-13THROUGH MARCH 20

If you’re interested in watching traditional Korean dance and listening to Korean traditional music,

then head over to the National Gugak Center every Saturday at 3 p.m. The shows feature a

wide variety of both dance and music, steeped in the rich tradition of Korean culture. Performances run throughout the year, and tickets are 8,000-

10,000 won. For more information, call 051-811-0040. busan.gugak.go.kr

The newest addition to the winter sports scene is an outdoor ice-skating rink right on Haeundae

Beach, giving you a chance to enjoy the great view of the sea while lacing up the skates.The

new ice rink will run until the end of February. It meets international standard size requirements of 30 by 61 meters and also has a 30-by-30-

meter sledding slope next to it. english.busan.go.kr

As Busan expands its leisure offerings, more and more people are heading out onto the water

in high-end boats. If boats are your thing and you need to spend more time around the latest and the greatest in marine technology, this is the place to be. More than 120 companies will

be present at the show, with over 1,000 booths.www.boatshowbusan.com

In celebration of the Busan Ilbo’s 70th an-niversary, the Busan Museum of Art is hosting

“Andy Warhol Live,” which includes many of the celebrated artist’s most beloved photographs. Admission to the exhibition is 12,000 won for adults and 10,000 won for children, and it’s

open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. www.art-mon.co.kr

KOREAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC & DANCE

the bigfive

HAEUNDAE BEACH ICE RINK

THE BIG FIVE: EVENTS

events

DIORAMAWORLD

THROUGH DECEMBERAll things great and small, these miniaturized replicas of the world will help you get the big

picture about the little things. These finely craft-ed, intricately constructed scenes of life are on display in Haeundae at the Walseok Art Hall in the KNN Centum Building. Hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and tickets are 12,000 won for adults and

10,000 for students. www.dioramaworld.co.kr

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what’sHAPPENING

GREAT EVENTS ARE HAPPENING ALL AROUND THE GLOBE. HERE’S ONE WE WISH WE COULD GET TO.

WISH WE WERE THERE

The historical former Thai capital of Ayutthaya, about two hours north of Bangkok by train, hosts the Martial Arts Festival and Wai Khru Ceremony. Other events and ceremonies are held at various Thai boxing gyms and venues across Thailand.

NATIONAL MUAY THAI DAY MARCH 17 AYUTTHAYA, THAILAND

IMAGE: OKTOBERFEST.NET

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WORD ON THE STREET

Busan-based Renault-Samsung, which has a production capacity of around 300,000 vehicles per year, has unveiled the SM6 midsize sedan, which will be sold globally as the Talisman.

“The SM6 signals a new takeoff in the domestic market. We are confident the car will change the landscape of the Korean D-sedan segment,” said Francois Provost, Renault Samsung

Motors CEO, during a media event.Renault Samsung Motors vice presi-

dent Park Dong-hoon, said the SM6 and its “sensual innovation” is a “new weap-on” to invigorate the local auto industry.The company recently started pro-

duction of the new model at its Busan plant, with its official launch sched-uled for March and a target of selling 50,000 Talismans a year, globally.

OVERHEARD

“My efforts were not recognized or appreciated, let

alone compensated. Both the schools and the lecturers

have to act, instead of just passing the

buck to politicians.”

Kim Min-sup, part-time lecturer on Korean literature in

Wonju, decrying hiring policies.

FAST FACTSTop Five Korean Dramas,

2015

1. Kill Me Heal Me (MBC)2. Who Are You? – School 2015 (KBS)

3. My Love Eundong (JTBC)4. Yong Pal (SBS)

5. Reply 1988 (tvN)

SOURCE: OSEN

BUSAN’S RENAULT-SAMSUNG’S NEW TALISMAN

The Busan Port Authority announced that the number of users at the Busan International Passenger Terminal reached one million in 2015, making it a banner year for travel in and out of Busan. Along with more attractions on

offer in Busan, the high number of

users for the 2015 calendar year was also attributed to the newly opened terminal in August. The modern and spacious terminal has greatly in-creased the ease and convenience with which passengers can depart and arrive in Busan. It also ranks as Asia’s largest port terminal.On a down note, Busan eFM report-

ed last year that 30 percent of cruise ships visiting Busan are unable to use the Busan International Passen-ger Terminal due to the low height of the Busan Harbor Bridge.

BUSAN TERMINAL WELCOMES RECORD NUMBERS

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COMMUNITY & LIVING

BUSAN PORT BREAKS RECORD FOR CARGO

Last year, Busan Port processed approximate-ly 19.45 million containers, the most since the port first opened in 1876. One of the factors behind the increase was the MSC Oscar, the largest container ship in the world, making

Busan Port its first port of call. The berthing of the vessel at Busan New Port

PNC Terminal was a highlight, as it proved the worthiness of the modern facilities of Busan

Port on a global scale.In other news, amid the backdrop of the

worldwide shipping downturn, South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries announced its decision to delay raising fees for the coun-try’s trading ports. In fact, there are plans to reduce port fees by 70 percent over the next

three years, according to the announcement.

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INTERVIEW:PATRICK TAN

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR HBO ASIA

Patrick Tan’s graphic talents have been tapped by some of the world’s most well-known brands including Nike, Microsoft, MTV and currently, HBO.

WRITTEN BY BOBBY MCGILL

After first swapping a few introductory emails and then interviewing Patrick Tan, senior art director at HBO Asia, several aspects became readily apparent beyond his talent for design: He’s humorous, straightforward and immensely confident.It’s a confidence well-deserved.A Singapore native who specializes in typography,

Tan’s talents have been tapped by some of the world’s most well-known brands including Nike, Microsoft, MTV and currently, HBO.Perhaps most interesting about his resume is that it

darts in and out of much of the left brain/right brain ste-reotypes regarding creativity and business acumen.There is, of course, a hefty nod to the right-brain art-

ist, but generously interspersed in his background are traits of a left-brain businessman who founded several creative endeavors of his own along the way. Tan is also cognizant of this somewhat unusual dual trait.“It’s very difficult to manage money and business; not

many designers possess that knowledge,” Tan said.“But with time and once you grasp the idea, any design-

er can learn how to balance a business with creativity. It’s all about adaptability; the strongest survives.”Along with a fair share of award recognition spanning

the past decade, Tan most recently took home Gold at Promax BDA Asia for his print ad - which is appropriate-ly named “All That Glitters is not gold, It’s HBO.”I recently spoke with Patrick Tan from his office

in Singapore.

H: With Asia being a widely diverse landscape of people and cultures, is there an effort to brand within a certain framework for the widest appeal?

Every country has different media diets; we do try to adjust it accordingly. We employ different marketing strategies for different countries and markets. What we strategized for Hong Kong might not necessarily work in Singapore, so there will be tweaks.

In Asia, we are more direct, we have a more one-on-one approach in our messaging rather than subtle ones. Typical Asian consumers are not as sophisticated as America and Europe, but we are catching up.

Like Boardwalk Empire, the original key art alone didn’t work in Asia because we do not know about the alcohol prohibition in US back in 1920s - and probably don’t care. We have to add an extension ‘advertorial’ to the ad by drawing attention to the cast and characters, explaining alcohol prohibition and each character in the series, to intrigue and get the target audience interested.

Another good example is language. English is not every country’s first language. The ads alone employ different languages in different countries, and when we localize it, we have to ensure it’s rewritten it a way local audi-ences can relate to, not just direct translation.

H: What are your thoughts on the big stink about the Chinese version of posters for Star Wars featuring a reduced presence of black actor, John Boyega?

Most people will definitely see this as a stinker; down-playing a certain actor for their skin color is frowned upon in many countries. Maybe the team involved should have taken the option to create an alternative key art for the specific market.

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In Japan, they always have alternative key arts for cer-tain movies, making it more relevant and accessible to their target audience. A singular design solution for a movie poster might not be the best solution for the new franchise, especially when they are trying to attract a new fan base.

Well, these are just my thoughts; only Disney has the answers.

H: You specialize in strong typography. If you could change the typography of any of the world’s biggest brands what are some you would change? Why?

I grew up with the old Singtel logo. It gives me a nostal-gic vibe. Singtel probably didn’t have the best response to their logo update recently. I much prefer their old logo, but I would love to have a shot at the new one.

H: How about some typography you absolutely love?

Wolff Olins branding of the 2012 London Olympics comes to mind immediately. It’s probably the most tedious project to brand - from the fonts to colors to ven-ue, memorabilia, collateral. They were integrated seam-lessly into one huge show, perfectly executed. Lovely!

H: When you were younger, was there a particular piece you created that made you realize you were actually good enough to pursue a career in the design field?

I was an average designer to begin with, but I had an experi-ence that changed my whole perspective on graphic design.

Right about 99-ish’, I sent an email to Zouk Club. In the email, I said their recent club flyers were awful; I can do better. I got an immediate response from their Market-ing Director then - Mr. Andrew Ing. He requested a meet-ing to show him my portfolio.

During the meeting, Andrew was very articulate and had me in awe. I couldn’t answer his questions and I could tell he wasn’t very impressed with my design work, but he was kind to put me down nicely.

My confidence was shattered after that meeting, and I knew I had to improve. I needed an upgrade! I started reading more, attended a lot of design conferences, took advice and learned from other designers, and things improved after.

Confidence and skills are a good thing, but experience and good mentors count a lot more. Just don’t give up, and be humble.

H: You’ve had your hands in the founding of sev-eral creative-driven firms. What are some of the difficulties a creative entrepreneur faces that a typical entrepreneur might not appreciate?

Designers are not good businesspeople to begin with, but we do possess the skills to think out-of-the-box. That’s intuitive, and it’s something the schools can’t teach.

It’s very difficult to manage money and business; not many designers possess that knowledge. But with time and once you grasp the idea, any designer can learn how to balance a business with creativity. It’s all about adaptability. The strongest survives.

H: We know you can’t talk about HBO storylines, but can you at least confirm rumors that Jon Snow’s body was dug up by aliens and he will lead a fleet of UFOs in a battle for the Seven Kingdoms next season?

Or Vader could just say, “Jon, I am your Father!”

This story originally appeared in Branding in Asia Magazine www.brandinginasia.com

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WRITTEN BY JOHN BOCSKAY

LIFE ABROAD:THE UNTOLD STORY

BETWEEN THE LINES

Many value overseas experience, but few want to hear your stories about it.

From 1966 to 1981, the US government sent over 2,000 idealistic young men and women to South Korea as Peace Corps volunteers, whose primary mission was to provide technical assistance and, more importantly, to give Kore-ans around the country a chance to get acquainted with Americans other than GIs and businessmen.By all accounts, those parts of their mission were a

success, but there was a third imperative: to bring back what they had learned about Korea and thus enrich their home country’s understanding of the world.I asked Bob Graff, a public health volunteer from 1972

to 1974 who later settled in Korea and now lives in Gang-neung, how the mission to share his experience with the folks back home had worked out.“They weren’t really that interested,” Graff said, of-

fering a sample of what he was up against: “I hear you went to Korea. Did you have a good time? Good. Now let’s talk about fishing.”

Though we Americans can be notoriously parochial, this lack of interest isn’t unique to my countrymen, nor is it exclusively directed toward scruffy volunteers and their You-think-you’ve-got-it-tough? stories of Korea circa 40 BC (i.e., ‘before Costco’). Anyone who has returned to the homeland after an extended sojourn abroad inevitably runs up against The Great Wall of Indifference.In my first year or so overseas, that used to bug me.

Partly I was busting to tell funny stories from the road, like the one about the drunk guy in Vietnam who cadged my cigarette lighter and then, discovering it in his pocket two minutes later, tried to sell it to me, getting so violently upset when I refused that he toppled over and disappeared into a dense bush, loudly swearing to rain vengeance and ruin upon me if he ever managed to get out. I also wanted to share with my fellow Ameri-cans the useful lessons I’d learned in Korea: about the

universal health care system that had somehow not led to societal decay or economic collapse; about the un-armed civilian populace who felt nonetheless adequately defended against a bellicose neighbor; or about the time those same civilians deposed a dictatorship of their own armed only with rocks, solidarity and justice.It’s tempting to pin the communication gap on some

fault of the listener, who either doesn’t care or else courts trouble by asking hopelessly broad questions (“So, what’s Korea like?”) that seldom elicit anything but a totally valid excuse to go top up his drink. Perhaps they harbor a touch of envy, which can make even the most revolting or self-deprecating yarn come off as a boast. Most people also cringe to hear their country compared unflatteringly to another, even if the criticism is constructive and the comparison implicit or unintended. I suspect there’s truth to that, but I also had to ask my-self how much reciprocal interest I had shown in their workplace gossip, bowling leagues and mortgage rates,

and the verdict was “Not much.” I also came to under-stand that unless we’re doing interesting things, there’s nothing intrinsically fascinating about living somewhere other than where you’re from, a point that had been lost

“ANYONE WHO HAS RETURNED TO THE HOMELAND AFTER AN EXTENDED SOJOURN ABROAD

INEVITABLY RUNS UP AGAINST THE GREAT WALL OF INDIFFERENCE.”

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on me and still eludes the roughly 95% of Korea bloggers who regard every fender bender, dentist appointment, and dodgy bowel movement as a fount of captivating prose.Even when we do have those remarkable, offbeat

experiences, we encounter a problem that springs from the nature of conversation itself: Most of the time, we all tend to talk about things we have in common - a recent movie, the new boss, yesterday’s game - so the traveler’s exotic tale offers listeners little or nothing to relate to, and thus reduces their role to nodding, gasping and ask-ing questions, which is a lot to expect from anyone who isn’t your grandmother. A recent study by a group of Harvard social psycholo-

gists supports this notion of what they term the “social cost of extraordinary experiences.” As lead researcher Gus Cooney writes, “At worst, people may be envious and resentful of those who have had an extraordinary experience, and at best, they may find themselves with little to talk about.” The two-fold takeaway of the study is to keep our epiphanies to ourselves, and to seethe with envy of Professor Cooney, who presumably scored a generous research grant for pointing out something

that every expat has long considered obvious.While that may be the best (and the worst) we can do,

the Peace Corps vets offer some cause for tempered optimism. Rob Sack, a former volunteer in Nepal, esti-mates that 90% of people are going to show polite inter-est and quickly change the subject. “But it’s that one in ten who says, ‘Wow! What happened next?’” he adds, “and you end up having a longer conversation, and the ideas get around.”Even Bob Graff, who concedes that his hometown de-

briefing mission wasn’t very successful, is slow to write it off. “You never know,” he says, “Many people know that I’m still here, and that’s got to make them question something - make them think, ‘Why is he still there?’ Even if it’s a very small question mark, it’s something that’s accomplished.”

John Bocskay lives in Busan and is currently writing a book about expats in Korea.

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IN THE NEWS

Starbucks Korea has compiled some interesting data showing that the number of solo customers increased 33 percent in 2015 from 2014. Out of an average of 300,000 to 350,000 daily customers who visited 860 Starbucks cafes nationwide roughly 30 percent went alone in 2015. The company calculated the number of solo visitors,

which are called naholojok, by analyzing customer receipts.“In past years, many visited Starbucks with their friends,

lovers or coworkers, but it has become a routine for many people to enjoy time on their own as of last year,” said Baek Soo-jung, a marketing executive for Starbucks Ko-rea, in the Joongang Daily. According to Starbucks the growth rate of solo coffee

visitors is more than twice as high as the rate of overall customer growth.Based on the findings, Starbucks and other cafes are in-

creasing their offering of meal replacement foods. They are also redesigning their interiors by adding different types of solo seats, including large bar-style counters, to meet Korea’s changing consumer tastes.

MORE KOREANS GOING TOCAFES

South Korea’s Ministry of Unification has released figures showing that the number of North Korean defectors who reach South Korean shores was at its lowest in 13 years last year. This is a continuation of a sharp decline since Kim Jong-un took power in Pyongyang.According to figures, 1,277 North Koreans settled in

South Korea in 2015, a drop of 120 from the previous year. That’s fewer North Korean escapees entering the South than in any year since 2002, when 1,142 resettled here.Sokeel Park, from the non-profit Liberty in North Korea,

told John Power at The Diplomat that the drop was due to tighter security on the North Korean-Chinese border and in China itself.

NORTH KOREANDEFECTORS AT 13-YEAR LOW

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

Average retirement age in South Korea. This com-

pares to an OECD average of 64.2 years.

71.1 years old

ALONE

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KOREA & WORLD NEWS

US presidential candidate Donald Trump made headlines earlier this year when talking about the American military presence in South Korea. “We get paid nothing, we get paid peanuts,” said Trump, adding that, “South Korea is a money machine.”Politifact, a group that weighs the accuracy of claims

made by American candidates running for public office in both parties, rated Trump’s blustering “Mostly False” on their fact meter.“Currently, South Korea pays well over $800 million

annually to support the United States’ troop presence, an amount that doesn’t qualify as ‘practically nothing,’” writes Politifact. “And while Trump makes it sound like the United States’

willingness to pay the rest of the freight amounts to a gift to South Korea, he overlooks that the United States actu-ally benefits significantly on a strategic level from the ar-rangement,” the article states.

Trump’s Claim that US Gets “Nothing” for SK Defense Rebuked

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insideSTORY20

THE COLLECTOR’S BURDEN

Like so many other advanced economies across the globe, not everyone will be cared for unless they take care of themselves.

WRITTEN BY KARLY PIERRE TRANSLATION BY CHOI NAM HEE

Mrs. Kim moves slowly, sorting and collapsing card-board boxes and plastic bottles tossed along the streets of Gwangju in Jeollanam-do. She stacks another bag of plastic bottles and flattens boxes onto her cart. Gray hair sprouts from the top of her red visor, her bare hands worn and wrinkled with work. Of her childhood, she recalls only three things: eating,

cold weather and feeling hungry. In her lifetime, she was a part of the generation that propelled Korea into its warp speed transformation, from a war-ravaged country to an economic success. Now, in her 80s, the struggles of her youth have returned.“Things have changed too much,” Kim said. “Many

shops downtown have moved or closed down. Unlike in the past, we do not live together as a whole family. Everything has changed so much.”Like much of Korea’s elderly population, Kim has not

reaped the benefits of the country’s economic prosper-ity. According to 2014 numbers from an OECD report, 49% of Koreans age 65 and over live in relative poverty; that’s in stark contrast with the average rate of other OECD nations, which hovers at 13%.The cause of this statistic is largely attributed to

the breakdown of familial support that has sustained Korean society for generations. Korea’s Confucian tradi-tion dictates that the family, primarily the eldest son, is responsible for supporting aging parents. But in recent years, government surveys have shown an increasing unwillingness or inability of sons and daughters to ful-fill those duties. Because of long-held cultural expectations that fami-

lies would care for the elderly, Korea had no welfare system in place until 1988. But the system has proved inadequate. In 2011, Korea had the second-lowest budget for elderly welfare among OECD countries. If Korea’s el-derly population, projected to rise from 13.1% to 40.1% by 2060, remains unsupported, this age group could drive

up poverty in the country to devastating levels. The government recently implemented long-term care

initiatives and increased public pension benefits. How-ever, in 2014, according to Korea Statistics, only 39.6% of the population age 65 and over received public pensions. Even with government assistance, some still found it hard to make ends meet. So, many in Kim’s age group continue to work - and

many work as cardboard collectors. Elderly cardboard collectors, or pyeju jumneun

erushin in Korean, are a common sight on city streets across the country. Kim has been collecting for 10 years. She wakes up at 6 every morning to care for and have

breakfast with her husband, who suffers from Alzheimer’s. “At first, we collected cardboard together,” Kim said.

“My husband used to ride his motorcycle to the edges of Gwangju to collect anything that was worth a penny. But that did not last very long. My husband had to have hip-joint surgery. Then I had to take care of him and work at the same time all by myself.” She collects during the weekdays, usually beginning

at 9:30 in the morning. Her first stop is the nursery near her home. “They take all their recycling out the night before,” Kim

said. “I try to get there first ... I usually look for card-board around the downtown area ... I work until 5 or 8 at night.”On the weekends, she rests. She visits a Chinese medi-

cal center for therapy on her shoulders, waist and knees.

“ONE HUNDRED KILOGRAMS OF CARDBOARD AND RECYCLABLES GIVES ME ABOUT 9,000 WON,” KIM SAID. “IF I EARN AROUND 20,000 WON, I CALL IT A

SUCCESSFUL DAY.”

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It’s a rare opportunity for personal interaction.“I don’t have any friends,” Kim said. “Many people who

used to live in my neighborhood have moved to another area or passed away. The only person I talk to is my husband.” Between the harsh years of her youth and old age was

a brief period of prosperity. Kim and her husband owned a stationery store across from an elementary school. But when the number of students shrank and profits declined, they had to close their business. They had borrowed money to pay the jeonse, a large

refundable deposit paid to a landlord for housing in an apartment. However, the landlord never returned the deposit and disappeared with the money.“The only place we could stay was a cramped cellar

right under the stationery store,” Kim said. “No heaters, only walls of concrete. It was freezing in the winter.”Kim and her husband live alone. Many in Kim’s genera-

tion increasingly do not live with their children. A 2013 Korean Statistics survey showed that 67.8% of the elderly

age 60 and over lived independently, and 73% did not want to live with their children, a noticeable departure from the traditional multigenerational Korean household. Kim’s two children often assist financially, but she and

her husband mostly rely on the 360,000-won-a-month public pension they receive jointly and her earnings from collecting. “One hundred kilograms of cardboard and recyclables

gives me about 9,000 won,” Kim said. “If I earn around 20,000 won, I call it a successful day.”Older Koreans are determined not to be a burden on

younger generations.“I have to take care of my husband and myself,” Kim

said. “I will collect until I can’t work.”It’s late afternoon, but Kim has a few more stops in

mind before going home. She presses the full weight of her body against the cart as she makes her way down the street.

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SOUTH KOREA’S GUN(-FREE) CULTURE

Living abroad in a nation largely absent of gun violence brings a level of introspection for many Americans when thinking of home.

WRITTEN BY BRIDGETT HERNANDEZ

It was my first night in South Korea, and my hagwon manager had just picked me up from the airport. As he drove to my apartment, I watched neon signs glowing noraebang, motel and hof flash by my window. I was exhausted from my 30-hour journey from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Daegu, South Korea, so our small talk would have long been forgotten if not for his choice of words when the conversation rounded on safety.

“We are free from guns.”

For an American, those are loaded words.

The last five years have been witness to several mass-casualty shootings in the US, and I’ve read most of the headlines from abroad, those five words echoing in my head: “We are free from guns.” The words were such a stark contrast to how many Americans see the right to bear arms as a freedom - a freedom that some say needs to be protected and others say needs to be limited. But that’s as far as I’m going to wade into the murky depths that is gun politics in America. Instead, I’m going to talk about the presence of guns - real or otherwise - in South

Korea and how living in a ‘gun-free’ country has caused me to reflect on my own feelings.

Guns in South Korea

South Korea strictly regulates the ownership of guns. Although most men are trained in the use of firearms during their mandatory military service, private citizens may not carry guns to protect their household or person. Violation of firearms laws can result in serious fines and prison time.Hunting and sporting licenses are issued after tak-

ing classes on gun safety, but firearms used in these circumstances must be stored at a local police station. In most cases, firearms may only be checked out during hunting season and must never be kept overnight. The total number of civilian-owned guns is estimated at some 510,000.Gun-related deaths in South Korea are among the low-

est in the world, but they do occur. Last year, there were two shootings over the course of just three days, both involving firearms obtained for hunting.According to a 2013 article in The Korea Times,

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lifeSTYLE

suicides, homicides and accidents involving firearms oc-cur more frequently in the military but often go unreport-ed. Despite these transgressions, South Korea’s reported rate of homicides by firearm is a mere .03 per 100,000 people, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. By comparison, that number is 4.5 per 100,000 - nation-

ally in the US - with the highest rate clocking in at 16.5 in the nation’s capital.

From the Hands of Babes

There are times I forget I live in a foreign land. But this wasn’t one of those times. As I sat waiting to greet my sister at the arrivals gate in Incheon International Airport, I watched a young boy wielding a toy handgun, crouching and shooting at imaginary figures. I couldn’t help but imagine how this game of make-believe would likely be perceived as inappropriate at an American air-port. But nobody here batted an eye.My students often bring realistic toy guns (no orange

tips, as are required in the States) into the classroom. I asked one of my middle school students if he had any toy guns at home. “Sure, I have four,” he said. “I used to be re-ally into guns when I was 10 years old. I have a shotgun, an AK, an Uzi and a handgun … I think it’s a Glock.” These days, he said he’s more interested in computer

games … and girls.The sight of Korean children playing with realistic toy

guns was a bit shocking at first. It’s not that American children don’t play with toy guns; shooter games, airsoft, paintball and laser tag are all popular pastimes. How-ever, there’s a time and a place for these activities, which certainly doesn’t include airports or classrooms. In 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot to death by police officers in Ohio after they mistook his toy gun for a deadly weapon.South Korea might not be free of guns - one only needs

to look as far as the nearest police station, bank or air-port - but, at least on the domestic front, it does seem to be free from the fear of guns. Toy guns in the hands of school children are cause for little alarm in a country where it’s unlikely that children could get their hands on the real thing.Perhaps the greatest virtue of culture shock is that it

forces us to rethink our idea of normal. For me, that has meant acknowledging cultural baggage that I didn’t real-ize I was carrying: the social and historical implications of guns in America. The unease I feel at the sight of my Korean students wielding toy guns is likely grounded in the fact that guns are so pervasive in my own country that children have to worry about being in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong toy.

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At Lakeland, our students are leading TODAY.

You have the opportunity to take charge and participate in shaping your own education at Lakeland College in Canada. How? Through career-relevant, student-run projects, operations and events.

· Learn how to run a profitable agribusiness on the Student Managed Farm – Powered By New Holland. You’ll make six-figure decisions about acres of crops and hundreds of head of livestock.

· Make an environmental difference by spearheading the on-campus recycling program.

· Restore a cherished relic of the past or build the vehicle of your dreams.

· Coordinate the Fashion on a Budget show by recruiting participants, selecting high-profile judges, managing an event attended by hundreds and webcasting the show to the world.

· Lead a team of firefighters as the captain or battalion chief and battle the most realistic fire simulations in Canada.

· Create and run your own play program for children. Plan and prepare activities, interact with parents and work hands-on with children, from infants to age five.

· Research and select the next crop of species for the on-campus green “living” roof.

· Teach elementary students how to add, subtract and more with fun math exercises that you’ve planned at your student-organized Math Fair.

Real work experience and valuable leadership skills are what you gain from being in charge of your education at Lakeland. It’ll set you apart from others when you transition from our college to your career.

All colleges say they are educating the leaders of tomorrow. “I would recommend Lakeland College to anyone living in Canada or overseas. It’s a great school and staff and professors are very helpful. The number one thing I was asked during my first winter here was did I know what clothes I had to have to keep warm.” – Janina Greaves, originally from

Barbados. Janina is in the Bachelor of

Commerce degree program.

We’re a leader in STUDENT-MANAGED LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Take the lead at Lakeland.lakelandcollege.ca/international

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At Lakeland, our students are leading TODAY.

You have the opportunity to take charge and participate in shaping your own education at Lakeland College in Canada. How? Through career-relevant, student-run projects, operations and events.

· Learn how to run a profitable agribusiness on the Student Managed Farm – Powered By New Holland. You’ll make six-figure decisions about acres of crops and hundreds of head of livestock.

· Make an environmental difference by spearheading the on-campus recycling program.

· Restore a cherished relic of the past or build the vehicle of your dreams.

· Coordinate the Fashion on a Budget show by recruiting participants, selecting high-profile judges, managing an event attended by hundreds and webcasting the show to the world.

· Lead a team of firefighters as the captain or battalion chief and battle the most realistic fire simulations in Canada.

· Create and run your own play program for children. Plan and prepare activities, interact with parents and work hands-on with children, from infants to age five.

· Research and select the next crop of species for the on-campus green “living” roof.

· Teach elementary students how to add, subtract and more with fun math exercises that you’ve planned at your student-organized Math Fair.

Real work experience and valuable leadership skills are what you gain from being in charge of your education at Lakeland. It’ll set you apart from others when you transition from our college to your career.

All colleges say they are educating the leaders of tomorrow. “I would recommend Lakeland College to anyone living in Canada or overseas. It’s a great school and staff and professors are very helpful. The number one thing I was asked during my first winter here was did I know what clothes I had to have to keep warm.” – Janina Greaves, originally from

Barbados. Janina is in the Bachelor of

Commerce degree program.

We’re a leader in STUDENT-MANAGED LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Take the lead at Lakeland.lakelandcollege.ca/international

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IZAKAYA: Imbibing a Centuries-Old

WRITTEN BY ANTHONY VELASQUEZ

Izakaya is one of Japan’s excellent offerings to Korea’s international food scene. Anthony Velasquez offers up

five different restaurants to match your mood.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE DIXON AND SUSANNA MACLAREN

Despite the fact that the word izakaya entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 1987, this type of bar/restaurant/style is still quite foreign to many diners. A word formed by combining i, meaning to stay, and sakaya, for sake/li-quor shop, izakaya may even predate 1751 in Japan.

In their home country, these are places where drinking is the priority and, like here in Korea, food must accom-pany one’s libations. Izakayas tend to fill up with the after-work crowd, with others as a pregame before going out on the town or with nighthawks who rally for a late-night session to keep the party going. In Busan, just like those across the strait, there’s great

diversity among establishments. Some serve the classic Japanese-style pub grub such as yakitori (grilled meat skewers) and various fried appetizers and noodle dishes. Some focus on seafood and sashimi. Some have a menu the size of a billboard, while others focus on just a few dishes done right. It’s a square peg/round hole dilemma in defining the izakaya. Even more complicated, how do you choose one? Here are five izakayas that highlight a certain specialty

to fit one’s mood. All of them I’ve made multiple visits to; some I’ve frequented for years. Two are newcomers that are updating the tradition to please a more discerning palate with a more refined setting. Salud!

BEST SASHIMI AND SCENE: THE TOKYO HOUSE (도쿄그집) JEONPO

In the trendy Jeonpo Cafe District near Seomyeon, The Tokyo House, with its earthy and industrial interior warmed by the glow of retro Edison bulbs, epitomizes the modern aesthetic. Chef/Owner Lee Jung Min, a 20-year veteran of kitchens in Busan, Seoul, Sakhalin, Shanghai and Tokyo, serves a beautiful Sashimi Mix of 12 various cuts of salmon, flatfish, snapper, tuna, shrimp, octopus, abalone and sea urchin for 30,000 won. The last time I visited, Today’s Grill included a whole yel-low corvina and salmon collars for 20,000 won, enlight-ened by a 720 mL bottle of mild and floral sake for 19,000 won. Thanks, Chef! 051-805-0377

BEST YAKITORI AND DATE PLACE: MAERYO 36.5 (매료) KSU

I’ve read that an izakaya is not a great place to take a date (too loud, too divey, too drunk), but Maeryo is more akin to the aforementioned Tokyo House - comfortable, stylish and delicious. Sets of yakitori range from 15,000 to 24,000 won, sashimi sets are 25,000 won and a sample of five skewers and a very generous portion of salmon sashimi runs 35,000 won. Ask to be seated in the back room for a more intimate table. Also, check out Maeryo’s event specials on sake and beer to help break the ice. 051-612-0365

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BEST BEEF AND SERVICE: ASAMI (아사미) KSU

Asami is not your typical izakaya. Every dish stars one thing: US Black Angus beef - tender, well-marbled steak you grill to temp at your table. The 눈꽃살 (rib meat) and

갈비통살 (hindquarter galbi) are the most popular cuts, at 9,500 and 10,500 won respectively. Shin Eun Jae, the proprietor, is a gracious host. In regards to the service, Mr. Shin presents a small plate of lovely 육희 (raw beef) with pear sticks and garlic for starters. I also appreciate him allowing me to open my own proper wine selection (Bordeaux) to perfectly pair the meal. 051-636-5333

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY MIKE DIXON AND SUSANNA MACLAREN

BEST OLD-SCHOOLATMOSPHERE:

AKAHIGE (붉은수염, 赤ひげ)

HAEUNDAE

Akahige - meaning red beard, named after the famous Akira Kurosawa

film - is located on a popular Haeun-dae street known for the concentra-tion of love motels and some exotic window shopping. Opened in 1985,

the place still remains popular today with a mix of older guests and younger professionals. The

long wooden bars, paper lanterns, and vintage beer posters evoke a classic watering hole. Along with

the ambiance, the meaty, moist, crispy-skinned, salt-grilled mero, 매로 (toothfish), for 25,000 won is why

many return. 051-746-3600

BEST CHEAP EATS: ZAKU (자쿠)

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

This chain, with 11 locations from Ulsan to Gimhae and around Busan, has a giant menu offering over 40 various fried, steamed, baked, grilled and raw appetizers, ranging from 4,000 to 30,000 won, and over 30 different kinds of yakitori. A set of 10 skewers/5 selections for 14,000 won, pitchers (1700cc) of beer for 10,000 won and cartons (900 mL) of sake for 20,000 won pack Zaku’s KSU satellite with university students. 닭날개소금귀 (salt-grilled chicken wings), the 닭다리살귀 (chicken thigh) and a tall 산토리가쿠빈 (Suntory whis-key ginger ale cocktail for 8,000 won) make Zaku the izakaya to visit on a budget. 051-627-8806 (Nam Gu)

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MATERIAL WORLD

FIVE WATCHES

UNDER $200

SWATCH WINDFALLForget that image of Swatch being plastic, brightly col-ored timepieces; there is a whole world of designs in its collection, including the very cool, elegant, yet reason-ably priced, Swatch Windfall. Some compare it to the far more wallet-emptying Omega Speedmaster, one of the world’s most iconic timepieces. $175

Watches are much more than simply instruments for keeping time. They are a fashion accessory that allows you to mix things up. Whether you’re making

a fashion statement or an income statement, the variety of watches out

there is infinite.

We’ve put together a selection of six quality timepieces under $200 to consider wrapping around your wrist.

Timex: a classic if there ever was one. The licking, the kee-

pin’ on ticking. Gold. The stylish Quartz Flyback is

very popular among endur-ance athletes. The Flyback series offers bi-retrograde

quartz movement along with a microprocessor to

power the main dial, and also its subdials, for the best pos-

sible accuracy. $180

TIMEX QUARTZ FLYBACK

Resistant to deep-water plunges in the summer seas up to 30 me-ters, this 36mm stainless steel case watch is crowned with a mineral dial window. The Denmark-made Skagen Anita features quartz movement with an analog display, and the mesh bracelet firmly attaches a silver-tone sunray dial, sparkling hour markers and three multifunc-tion subdials. $145

SKAGEN ANITA STEELMESH

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GADGETS & GEAR

SEIKO 5 MEN’S SPORT ANALOG

What do they say in songwriting? “Keep it simple, stupid.” This very simple yet classy design from world-renowned Seiko has luminescent hands and mark-ers, scratch-resis-tant Hardlex crys-tal and a skeleton case back. The fact that it will set you back for around 100 bucks makes it all the more awesome. $100

PHILIPSTEIN

UNISEX ACTIVE GREY CHRONOGRAPH

It doesn’t have the most inspiring name, but this elegant yet sporty analog is composed of a stainless steel case with a grey silicone strap, scratch-resis-tant mineral crystal and a stainless steel bezel. With three subdials displaying 60 minutes, 60 seconds and a second time zone for those whose mind is elsewhere. It’s also good for a dive up to 30 meters. $185

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domesticTRAVEL

WRITTEN BY LESLIE SE`RAH

After the long winter, the appearance of cherry blossoms and other things abloom is an incredibly welcome sight.

FLOWER WATCHING

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Expect the famed cherry blossoms as early as the last week of March into the first week of April, depending on how far south you are on the Peninsula.If you can’t make it to the hugely popular Jinhae Cherry

Blossom Festival, there are several great spots in Busan to check out the flowers this spring.

HAEUNDAE DALMAJI ROAD

The road leading up to the top where you will find Hae-woljung Pavilion and Haemaru offers a great view of the flowers. Once at the top, on a clear day, you can even spot the Japanese island of Tsushima lurking just above the horizon.

Getting there: Take metro line 2 to Jangsan Station, then take either village/neighborhood bus 2 or 10.

ONCHEON STREAM PARK

Oncheon Stream winds between Allak-dong in the Dong-nae area and Yeonsan-dong in Yeonje District. There is a great walking path that parallels the stream that transforms into a splendid walking course with cherry blossoms, rape flowers and Satsuki azaleas.

Getting there: Take metro line 1 to Dongnae Station and walk for about four minutes.

IGIDAE COASTAL PROMENADE

Great anytime of the year for sweeping views of Gwan-gan, Igidae ranks as one of the best coastal walking courses in the country. The contrast of yellow rape flow-ers against blue sea is a lovely sight to behold.

Getting there: Take metro line 2 to Kyungsung Univ./Pukyong Univ. Station and leave by exit 5. Transfer to a local city bus heading for Yonghobong. Get off at the Igidae entrance. Walk for about 10 minutes past Igidae Catholic Church.

HWANGNYEONGSAN RING ROAD

This 3-km stretch of road is considered the city’s most famous thoroughfare for viewing cherry blossoms, and it offers the effect of a long tunnel of flowers highlighted by a view of Gwangan Bridge and the ocean. There is also an observatory there.

Getting there: Take metro line 2 to Geumnyeonsan Sta-tion and leave by exit 6, then walk for about 30 minutes.

SAMNAK PARK

Along the 8-km-long riverside stretch, Samnak Park turns into a sea of gold when the rape flowers blossom in April. The open area is great to enjoy on foot or on a bike. Sam-nak Park is an expansive 323,966 square meters; there is plenty of room to roam.

Getting there: Take metro line 2 to Geumnyeonsan Station and leave by exit 5, then walk for about 10 minutes towards Gwangalli Beach.

NAMCHEON-DONG CHERRY BLOS-SOM ROAD

Located at the Samik Apartments, vivid colors of the cherry blossoms hang between buildings, also offer-ing great views of Gwangan Bridge. The trees there are older than in other areas so the blooms are even more full of color.

Getting there: Take metro line 2 to Geumnyeon-san Station and leave by exit 5. Gwangalli Beach is roughly a 10-minute walk.

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internationalTRAVEL

QINGDAO SITE MUSEUM

This massive mansion is of German design. A remnant of Qingdao’s former status as a German colony, it’s the site where the German governor luxuriously resided in the early 20th century. If the outside of the building isn’t breathtaking enough, the inside certainly is, and it’s full of interesting history.

FANTWILD DREAMLAND AND QINGDAO ANIMAL PARK

Fantwild Dreamland is an amusement park full of great rides. The nearby Animal Park is another popular destina-tion. Not only is there almost every animal you could imag-ine, but they are all housed in their natural environments based on where they’re from. It’s a great spot for families.

FIVE THINGS TO DOINQINGDAO

WRITTEN BY NATALIE APPLEGATE

One of China’s most beautiful and cleanest cities, Qingdao has so much to offer. And it’s just a short hop from Korea.

GOLDEN BEACH (HUANG DAO)

Known to be one of the best beaches in China for hav-ing soft, golden sand and crystal-blue waters, Golden Beach is not just a beach; it is a major attraction. There are shopping centers, sports areas and a large children’s park that will keep the little ones excited.

LAOSHAN SCENIC AREA

If you are looking for an enchanting forest to clear your thoughts and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul, this is your place. Put on a good pair of shoes, because this destination is for the more ‘outdoorsy’ types.

BEER, BEER AND MORE BEER!

The city of Qingdao is one of the largest beer capitals in the world and, of course, namesake to Qingdao Beer - a legacy of the German occupation. In only one area of the city, you’ve got a beer museum, beer festival, beer street and brewery. Take photos in case you forget your time there.

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internationalTRAVEL

WRITTEN BY JARROD STAHL

Air France KLM Expands DESTINATIONS

If you’re thinking of getting away to Europe this year for a little R&R or business, Air France and KLM offer great destination offerings for travelers out of Korea.Air France KLM operates four daily round-trip flights

from Seoul to Europe through Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol hubs. Along with SkyTeam partner Korean Air, they offer a total of 24 flights a week and these flights are fully combinable. Once you reach Paris or Amsterdam, you can hang around

either of these wonderful destinations or head out to any of dozens of destinations offered by Air France KLM. This summer, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its

service to five new destinations: Southampton, Inverness, Dresden, Genoa and Valencia. This expansion of routes allows customers to now select from a total of 76 European destinations.

Scotland, Anyone?

At the end of March and for the entire 2016 summer sea-son, Air France will be offering a new daily flight between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Glasgow International Air-port in Scotland. “The launch of flights to Glasgow next summer high-

lights our desire to serve growth markets,” said Frédéric

Gagey, Chairman and CEO of Air France. “These new flights from Paris will expand our offer to Scotland, a re-gion with a strong appeal, both from an economic and a tourist point of view.”By serving Glasgow from Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Air

France is offering customers the opportunity to fly to one of Scotland’s most buoyant destinations, which enjoys a strong economic and tourist appeal. It’s also a new gate-way to Scotland, a UK nation with 5.3 million people. Ev-ery year, close to 15 million visitors travel to Scotland for both business and tourist reasons.In addition, on departure from Glasgow, Air France cus-

tomers can benefit from optimized connections to Air France’s entire medium and long-haul network from its hub at Paris-Charles de Gaulle.This new offer of Air France flights is in addition to the

four daily frequencies operated by KLM Royal Dutch Air-lines between Glasgow and the Amsterdam-Schiphol hub.

Air France KLM is a supporter of Haps Magazine.

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specialFEATURE

1 EDUCATE YOURSELF

With an endless and often conflicting amount of informa-tion on birth, it can be hard to know what to believe and whom to trust. Enrolling in a childbirth class lets you dive into evidence-based information on best practices in pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and infant and self care. Childbirth educators have been trained by internationally recognized certifying organizations, and Busan is lucky to have several options in that regard. Educators are committed to providing up-to-date, accurate information that is tailored to your needs as a woman or couple. Ad-ditionally, you’ll learn skills to help you navigate the many decisions that need to be made in the process of having a baby. You’ll likely meet other couples in the area that are due around the same time - a great way to build commu-nity and support systems.

2 CREATE A BIRTH PLAN In writing a birth plan, you’ll be able to think through what kind of birth you want and what your goals are for the experience. Are you open to intervention? Do you want an unmedicated natural birth? How do you feel about pain medication? You’ll be able to explore your phi-losophy about birth and select the options that best meet that philosophy. You’ll also be able to think about your options realistically (Am I going to have an unmedicated birth in a hospital with a 99% epidural rate?) and choose your birth environment accordingly.

5 TIPSON GIVING BIRTH IN KOREA

WRITTEN BY TARYN ASSAF

The birth of a child is one of the most mesmerizing events one can experience, but being away from home can make it difficult

- especially living in another country! It’s definitely worth the effort and time to explore all of your options, but what do those options look like in Korea, and in Busan, specifically? Here are

five tips to get you started.

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specialFEATURE

3 CHOOSE A CARE PROVIDERWHO SHARES YOUR PHILOSOPHY.

With Korea’s C-section rate hovering around 37%, the best way to have your wishes respected is to choose a care provider who is both skilled and who supports your beliefs about birth. Luckily, Busan has some wonderful options in the way of birth facilities, with care providers who are supportive of a variety of birth options, including natural birth. You must do your research in this regard - interview multiple providers, take a tour of multiple facilities, ask lots of questions - to make sure you feel truly comfortable with your decision.

4 MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SUPPORT Have support before, during and after the birth! Research shows that with her partner and a doula, a woman is more likely to have a shorter labor, less pain medication, less intervention, a more satisfying experience, warmer memo-ries of the birth and more confidence as a mother. You can hire a doula in Busan, and many birth facilities are open to working with doulas. Your partner can also prepare by accompanying you to childbirth classes to learn the best ways to support you.

5 JOIN BUSAN’S BIRTHAND PARENTING COMMUNITIES

Get to know Busan’s community of international fami-lies by joining a positive birth meeting, mingling with the ladies of Mums & Tots Busan, or by introducing yourself on one of Busan’s many supportive Facebook groups for foreign mamas. It’s a great way to feel not so alone in a country that’s not your own and to meet like-minded women and couples. Establishing a supportive community is also a sure way to tackle what may feel like a mountain of obstacles to starting or growing your family in Korea.However you go about preparing yourself for this birth,

know that there are services and communities in Busan who are dedicated to helping you do that your way. It is possible to have the birth you want. Taryn Assaf is a Certified Childbirth Educator living in Busan. She is the author and founder of BusanBirth.com, a website dedicated to connecting families in Busan with choices in childbirth. She can be contacted at [email protected].

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photographerPROFILE

WRITTEN BY BOBBY MCGILL

A native of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada, Jason Teale first set foot in Korea back in 2003, and, aside from a short stint in Vancouver in 2008, he’s been here ever since. An English teacher as well as the head of the popular website and Facebook group Ulsan Online, Jason has established himself as a well-respected photographer.

JASON TEALEPHOTOGRAPHER PROFILE:

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H: What inspires you most as a photographer?

What inspires me the most are the shapes, colors and pat-terns that make up a landscape. I guess in some ways it boils down to having the ability to make the images that I have in my head become ‘reality’ through my photogra-phy. Photography pushes me to see the beauty in the most mundane landscapes.

H: Who are some photographers you look up to?

I look up to a lot of local expat photographers like Pete De-Marco, Jimmy McIntyre, John Steele, Dylan Goldby, Robert Koehle … the list could go on and on. There are so many great photographers here in Korea at the moment, and I look up to them all. Each of them I feel is infinitely more talented in their own ways than I could ever be.

However, the one true photographer that got me to Korea and taught me everything that I know about photography is Dave Harvey. He was my best friend and mentor, and he passed away just a few days after Christmas. He was the one who always encouraged me to push forward, no matter what. I guess, in some ways, I will always be looking up to him.

H: What was a time as a photographer when you felt mostproud of the work you’ve put into developing your craft?

Without a doubt, it was the day that I was published in a Na-tional Geographic book. My grandfather kept a subscription since the ‘50s, and I inherited not only his collection but the desire to be a part of that photographic legacy. So I was beside myself when I got a letter from them asking if they could print one of my photos. When the book was printed and my photo appeared as a two-page spread between two well-known Nat Geo photographers, I nearly passed out.

H: Any advice for novice photographers?

My best advice is to follow your vision. I get a lot of emails and messages from people asking “Does this photo look right?” and really it is not my place to say if it looks right or wrong.

That also goes for gear too. Many novice photographers focus on getting the right gear. However, if what you shoot with conveys your vision then shoot with that. Case in point, my photo that was printed by National Geographic was taken on a Canon 30D which has a sensor smaller than the current iPhone. Not only did National Geographic not care what it was shot on, they never asked. They were only interested in the photo, and that came about more from the vision I had than the camera that I took it with.

You can see more of Jason’s work on his website, www.jasonteale.com.

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A bank is a bank – or is it? For Korea’s expats, choosing a bank is a big decision that affects not only how easily they manage and save their money but also their peace of mind from speaking comfortably with a banker in their own language.Korea Exchange Bank (KEB) had long been known as

the “expat friendly bank” for employing English speaking tellers and offering Internet and mobile banking in Eng-lish. It also was the first Korean bank to set up a Foreign Customer Department that designs financial products and services geared toward expats’ needs, such as the unique ‘easy one auto remittance service,’ credit cards with Eng-lish statements, and Sunday Banking. Also winning kudos are its multi lingual phone support lines.This dedication continues following the September 2015

merger of KEB with Hana Bank to create KEB Hana Bank, as the new bank rolls out its signature expat services into its now larger network.

IT integration on schedule for mid-2016

In the first half of 2016, as KEB Hana Bank’s IT team merg-es back office systems, the two former banks’ branch net-works are still running on separate tracks. So KEB cus-tomers should continue visiting KEB branches for now. (The same is true for clients of the former Hana Bank.)Once integration wraps up this summer, it will unify over 900 branches under one brand. Already, there are signs of progress: The two former banks’ ATM systems have been linked, letting customers withdraw or deposit cash freely from over 5,800 machines.

Cutting through the language haze

What has made KEB Hana a long-time favorite? Custom-ers gush over the service at its 22 ‘Global Desk’ branches – each fielding bankers trained to answer expats’ tough-est questions. In the Gyeongsang region, you’ll find Global Desks at the Busan Branch on Jungang-daero and at Ul-san’s Dongulsan Branch. But many other area branches – such as Haeundae, Guseodong, and Seomyeon Station, to name but a few – also boast English-speaking tellers. The best ways to find one? Ask a coworker, call the bank, or hit up their Facebook page, KEB Hana Bank for Expats.

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WITH NEW NAME,BANK’S COMMITMENTTO EXPATS CONTINUESSince its merger, industry-leading, expat-friendly KEB Hana Bank has seen the options it offers expand even more.

Anytime, anywhere banking for busy lifestyles

In this era of banking on the go, KEB Hana Bank shines be-cause both its online and mobile banking run in English and embrace all types of users – including Mac and iPhone fans. E banking lets people who can’t get to a bank between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays take care of their needs: check their balance, transfer funds, even wire money abroad with a few taps on a screen. Workaholics who insist on a face to face approach can do their Sunday banking in Gimhae (after a Sunday brunch). Another popular time-saver is the ‘easy one’ remittance service, which lets foreigners wire money home in seconds from most ATMs (as well as PCs and mobile). Getting currencies into globetrotters’ hands is another KEB

Hana edge. Given its history as a foreign exchange bank, it is little wonder that KEB Hana excels here. Need some Vietnam-ese dong, Malaysian ringgit or Mongolian tugrik? They have it – a total of 44 currencies. Harried travelers can stock up at its Gimhae Airport branch minutes before flying.

KEB Hana Bank is a sponsor of Haps Magazine.www.keb.co.kr/main/en

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Ever since we were children, we’ve learned the importance of smiling. Be it for taking a photograph, meeting someone new or seeing someone you’ve always known, nothing shows the warmth of your feelings like a big smile.Dr. Michael Shin, Busan-born owner and operator of Good

Morning Dental Clinic located at Ellium Women’s Hospital in Haeundae, has spent much of his life focused on making sure that people have the best smile possible.“For me, the joy of changing a person’s life by helping them

have a beautiful, radiant smile is one of the intangible re-wards of being a dentist that can’t be measured,” said Dr. Shin. “When I get a heartfelt ‘thank you’ from a patient, it makes me smile for the rest of the day.”A graduate of the Dental College of Pusan National Univer-

sity, as well as a clinical professor in the Dept. of Prosth-odontics of Pusan National University Dental Hospital, Dr. Shin has been practicing dentistry since 1994, specializing in implants and esthetic dentistry.Dr. Shin’s clinic is a well-known name in the Korean commu-

nity, but he and his English-speaking staff are also very proud of the number of expat patients who seek out their services.

“We integrate cutting-edge technology with over 20 years of clinical experience,” said Dr. Shin. “But I think one of the most important aspects that keeps people coming back is the comfortable atmosphere we provide for our patients.”While offering general dentistry services, Good Morning

Dental also excels in specialized services such as dental im-plants, veneers, orthodontics and teeth whitening.Living and working in Korea, many expats aren’t aware

that the national health insurance covers most routine den-tal care, including teeth cleaning, cavity fillings, gum treat-ment, extraction and others.Dr. Shin recommends that even though you may be used to

your regular dentist back home, you shouldn’t neglect your teeth when living abroad.“We know it’s difficult for some people to try a new medi-

cal service that’s different than what they’re used to, but we make the extra effort to ensure that all of our patients feel right at home. See you soon!”

Good Morning Dental is a supporter of Haps Magazine.You can get more info at gooddent.tistory.com

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Good MorningDentalMaking sure you always wake up with a smile

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WRITTEN BY ANTHONY VELASQUEZ

GALMEGICOMES TO HAEUNDAE

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dine&DRINK

In May 2014, what started out as a group of homebrewers led by their own original recipes, intuition and desire to “make beer we want to drink,” while also quenching the thirst of a more demanding market for better beers here in Busan, Galmegi Brewing Co. was born. Since then, Galmegi has become one of the very few plac-

es in our neck of the woods that has gone from simply mak-ing craft beer to building its own brewery. This means that all its beer is made on-site in its flagship Gwangan location, importing its own ingredients, such as hops from the Wil-lamette Valley in Oregon, hops and malt from Washington state and yeast from San Diego. Thus, Galmegi ensures its quality control and avoids the obfuscation caused by using various contractors.These exemplary product-driven, community-building

principles have garnered media attention well beyond our shores, from New York City-based Slate magazine, The Brewing Network out of the East Bay of Northern Cali-fornia, and Asia Pacific’s WanderLuxe magazine, which recognized Galmegi as a “Best Craft Beer in Asia.” As such, the brewery has drawn ‘beer visitors’ from far

afield who come to swap recipes with or pick the brain of Galmegi’s Stephane Turcotte, the gregarious CEO/Head Brewer from British Columbia. He is one of only three cer-tified cicerones in all of Korea. What sommelier is to wine, cicerone is to beer. To earn

this level of certification, one must pass two exams of in-depth knowledge, assess quality, identify different beers by taste, understand the ingredients, be familiar with the beer-making process, exhibit excellent service and offer expert yet reasonable beer and food pairings. Of course, Galmegi is not just a one-man band. Besides his

business partners, Turcotte has invested in his employees to become ‘certified beer servers.’ Galmegi now has eight on staff who have passed the first level of cicerone certi-fication, thereby setting a standard of service unlike your typical brewpub.In addition, having Head Chef Andrew Bencivenga, who

hails from New York, certainly helps deliver appetizing plates with tasty pints. Galmegi offers arguably the best pizza in the Bu, with options such as the margherita, pep-peroni and its signature pie, the piselli with pesto, mozza-rella, salami, feta and lemon. Just like the beers, Bencivenga’s kitchen sources the best

imported ingredients and does as much as it can in-house, from making fresh pizza dough to breading fried chicken, blending sauces and producing the housemade sausages, which change weekly. Both newcomers and regulars will feel right at home in the

new digs in Haeundae, with a few twists. For example, the dark wood bar and picture windows from the second floor across from the Busan Aquarium, overlooking Haeundae Beach, bring a homey sophistication to the neighborhood. There are 16 great beers on tap serving the Galmegi clas-

sics of Lighthouse Blonde, Moonrise Pale Ale, Campfire

Amber, the eponymous IPA, Red Devil RyePA, Espresso Vanilla Stout, two seasonals, plus four other Korean-made brews and four superb imports, including Ballast Point’s Sculpin IPA and North Coast Brewing Co.’s Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout. Also, the menu will feature some seafood dishes, such as

locally grown French oysters on the half shell and mus-sels steamed in white wine, broth and fennel. Sure pizza, chicken and ales are standard pairings, but if one hasn’t experienced how fresh briny oysters bring out the coffee and chocolate notes of a stout and how the flavors harmo-nize, then one should try this exquisite old-world combo.

Galmegi Brewing Co. is a supporter of Haps Magazine.For more info, visit Galmegi on the web at www.galmegibrewing.com.

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2 A QUALITY SCHOOLIS MORE THAN JUST GOODSTANDARDIZED TEST SCORES.

Sometimes, good test scores can be an indication that a school is doing a very good job of educating its students, but other times it can be an indication that the school is teaching to the test. Standardized tests only measure about a third of the curriculum that should be taught in the school. A quality school will teach a rich and complicated inquiry-based, accredited curriculum wherein students get deep information, develop transdisciplinary learning skills and have their learning authentically assessed.

4 TEACHERS MATTER - NOW MORE THAN EVER.

Excellent teachers make a difference in their student’s learning. Excellent teachers not only meet the individual needs of their students but also work to accelerate their rate of learning. And good schools champion great teach-ers. They grow them. Look for schools that provide teach-ers with mentors and professional development training and that follow best practices. Great schools hire experi-enced, certified teachers who are passionate about learn-ing and making a difference in the lives of their students.

COMMUNITY

FIVETIPSFOR CHOOSING

THE BEST SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD

WRITTEN BY KEVIN BAKER

3 RECESS IS IMPORTANT.

Some school schedules are so overcrowded that there are no opportunities for children to have breaks. This is a big mistake! Apart from the obvious physical benefits of aer-obic exercise, studies have shown recess also increases cognitive functioning and skill development in students. More instructional time does not mean more learning. If there is no time for reflection, students can’t consolidate their learning.

5 THE STUDENT IS ATTHE CENTER OF EVERYTHING.

A quality school has a strong vision and mission that places the needs of the student at the center of all that it does. The essential questions that drive great schools are: “What is best for our students and their learning?”, “What best prac-tices are we utilizing in teaching and learning?” and “How can we continually improve as a school?” At Busan International Foreign School, you will discover

these quality school practices and much more! As the in-ternational school of choice in Busan, BIFS invites you to come and discover what a quality international education is all about. Come discover the BIFS difference!

BIFS is a supporter of Haps Magazine.

One of the most important decisions you will make as a parent is which school to enroll your child in. Making the right decision will put them on a path towards lifelong learning, university education and a successful career. Here are five tips to help you choose the best school for your child.

1 RELATIONSHIPSARE THE KEY TO LEARNING.

The connection between child and teacher is more impor-tant than any curriculum. You want to look for teachers who are very engaged, supportive and caring. Have a con-versation with a prospective teacher about their current classroom. They should be able to speak about individual students’ strengths and weaknesses and be well informed of their backgrounds, interests and emotional and academ-ic achievements. You want a teacher who takes great pride in his or her students’ progress.

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sponsoredSTORY

People around the world go to the dentist every day, but not many give a second thought to the work being done and the importance of it in the long-term - especially in the area of restorative, prosthetic and implant dentistry.“It’s important that an expert with the right qualifica-

tions does the procedure,” says Dr. Young-Taeg Sul of Swe-den Plant Dental Clinic in Haeundae.The problem, Dr. Sul says, is that some dental procedures

don’t take the care needed for such a long-term invest-ment. Restorative, prosthetics and implants last many years if done right. But when not done properly, patients can find themselves, five years down the road, having to make another big investment in dental work.

Dr. Sul knows what he’s talking about.

Back in the 1980s, when he graduated from Seoul National University, the field of dental implants was very new to Ko-rea - so new that it wasn’t taught when he was at university. So, he decided to go straight to the source to learn his craft

from the best: Gothenburg University in Sweden, home of Dr. P.I. Brånemark, the ‘Grandfather of Dental Implants.’He was obviously quite taken with Sweden; he ended up

living there for 19 years.While Dr. Sul lived, worked and studied there, he discov-

ered his love for research and has since received over 20 international patents for his innovative implant surfaces. He completed his PhD in 2002 and went on to join the fac-ulty of his alma mater in Sweden as an associate professor, a position that he still retains. However, after almost two decades abroad and two chil-

dren to put through MIT, it was time to come home. In 2012, Dr. Sul arrived in Busan and set up his private practice, Sweden Plant Dental Clinic in Centum City.While talking with Dr. Sul about dentistry, you learn a

lot that you might not have otherwise considered. Little

known to most people are the remarkable changes that the field of dentistry has undergone over the recent years - especially in Dr. Sul’s specialty of implants.“There is a huge change in implants. I would say it's a rev-

olution in dentistry; that’s why the Nobel Prize committee always nominated P.I. Brånemark for his work,” he said.Having lived in Sweden for so long, Dr. Sul appreciates

the anxiety some expats feel when choosing the right medical services.“When I was in Sweden I was apprehensive at first about

getting treatment, so I understand,” said Dr. Sul. “However, it’s better to just go and do it. Don’t wait. With medical treatment, time is not on your side.”His many years living Sweden have influenced his con-

cepts of patient care, another of his selling points. In Korea it’s often hard to get the full picture from medical professionals, and patients generally accept the word of a doctor without question. However, Dr. Sul doesn’t believe in keeping his patients

in the dark; he doesn’t accept the notion of “no questions allowed,” as he phrases it. He tells me about patients who have come to him saying they’ve been told by another den-tist that they need an implant, only to find an extraction was not required. He refuses to do unnecessary and ex-pensive procedures and is genuinely frustrated with doc-tors who provide substandard care. At Sweden Plant you’ll find a welcoming and professional

doctor who believes in providing his patients with all the information they desire, enabling them to make informed decisions about their own care. As he says, “information is everyone’s property.”

Sweden Plant Dental Clinic is located on the 9th floor of the Imperial Tower in Centum City, right next to the subway station. Call 051-746-2076 or visit the clinic on the web: www.swedenplant.co.kr.

Dr. Young-taeg Sul:

THE IMPORTANCE OFQUALITY DENTISTRY

WRITTEN BY ELLEN HAGELIN

Dr. Sul lived and studied in Sweden for nearly two decades under the world’s most eminent

man in the field. He knows a thing or two about dentistry.

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arts&ENTERTAINMENT

H: Would you say you had a traditional ‘Korean-style’ up-bringing? How has your past influenced where you arenow in your lives?

I spent my childhood living in different countries, speak-ing different languages, adapting to different cultures, so I could say I didn't grow up in a traditional style. My parents were not as protective as other parents, which led me to become independent in a sense. I think these experiences influenced a lot to my present,

as I was very used to making my own choices, making my own way to achieve goals.

H: You’ve noted, in the past, influences from African musicto traditional Korean percussion. What kinds of soundsare influencing you these days?

Back then, making music was like trying to make a cre-ative piece of collage out of interesting elements. We spent months trying to find a balance with all the sonic ideas we've collected. We mainly focused on finding a great com-bination that nobody has done. These days, we're focusing more on the emotional side of

music. We still try to maintain the essence of finding a good combination of many elements, but we want our tracks to have more emotional depth than we had before. It's a very abstract approach, and we're still in the process of build-ing these ideas, so we don't know how it will sound in the end. Hoping for magic to happen!

H: How would you say the indie scene in Korea is growing? Or is it too overrun by big entertainment companies and K-pop?

Any country with a big music industry has a pop scene and an underground scene. Both scenes are extremely impor-tant, as they affect one another. Korea’s pop scene is now big enough to be recognized, but the underground scene is still at its growing era. It has grown a lot compared to before, thanks to many hardworking people out there, but I think it still needs more development to balance.

H: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

There’s this saying: “If you can’t avoid it, you might as well try and enjoy it.” I tend to think the exact opposite: “If you can’t enjoy it, you might as well try and avoid it.”

H: What are your plans for 2016?

Make new music, spread it wider across the globe, and show them what we got.

WRITTEN BY JEFF LIEBSCH

June-one Kimis one-half of the award-winning Korean indie music duo Glen Check. Known for fusing globally influenced music with visual experiences, Kim’s now starting to dig deeper by building a new emotional depth into the group’s new tracks.

CHECKMATE

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF GLEN CHECK

Based in Seoul, but both graduates of Busan International High School, June-one Kim and Hyuk-jun Kang have taken the Korean indie music scene by storm with their award-winning band, Glen Check. With two albums and seven EPs under their belt since

forming in 2011, the duo continues to experiment in sound and visuals, which make their concerts an absolute must-see.They’ve defined their sound as indie-dance and electro-

rock and have been described as “boundary pushing” by MTV K for their audio and visual experimentation.Having recently returned from playing Clockenflap in

Hong Kong late last year, I caught up with 25-year-old producer/singer/guitarist June-one Kim. He shared his thoughts about his past, the indie scene in Korea and what’s in store for 2016.

You can check out the band’s homepage at www.glencheck.co.kr or follow them on Facebook(Glen Check) and Instagram (@bandglencheck).

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Start your day off right.

www.busanhaps.com

@BusanHapsBusan Haps Magazine

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Events & NewsWhether you are looking for a comfortable place to lay your head, somewhere to enjoy a good meal or a lounge to throw back a few cocktails, here’s what’s happening at some of our favorite local hotels.

NOVOTEL HOTEL1405-16 Jung-dong,

Haeundae-gu, Busanph. 051-746-8481

web. www.novotel.ambatel.com

The popular Seascapes restaurant offers a special Japanese-themed buffet until Valentine’s Day, for 66,000 won per

person.

KUNOH SEACLOUD HOTEL287 Haeundaehaebyun-ro,

Haeundae-gu, Busan ph. 051-742-2121

web. www.seacloudhotel.com

Enjoy a night’s stay near the beach for as low as 96,800 won during the hotel’s Winter Holiday special, until the end of

February.

CITADINES HAEUNDAE BUSAN620 Haeundae-Ro,

Haeundae-gu,Busan ph. 051 662 8000

web. www2.citadines.com

Enjoy up to 30% off Best Flexible Rates until the end of March, as an Ascott

Online Advantage member.

HOTEL NONGSHIM23, Geumganggongwon-ro 20beon-gil,

Dongnae-gu, Busan ph. 051-550-2100

web. www.hotelnongshim.com

Choose from two great Korean lunch menu sets at the hotel’s first-f loor tradi-

tional Nae Dang restaurant.

PARK HYATT BUSAN51, Marine City 1-ro,

Haeundae-gu, Busan ph. 051-990-1234

web. busan.park.hyatt.com

Treat your loved one to a variety of hamper sets available for the Seollal

holidays at the Park Hyatt, until Febru-ary 8th.

PARADISE HOTEL 1408-5 Jung-dong,

Haeundae-gu, Busanph. 051-742-2121

web. www.paradisehotel.co.kr

Feast on some delectable pastries at the Paradise Hotel’s premier bakery, Petit

Paradis, open daily until 10 p.m.

EVENTS & NEWS

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HOTEL DIRECTORY

Hotel DirectoryLooking for a place to stay when visiting Busan? Find it with the Haps hotel directory, your local English guide to accomodation in the city.

HAEUNDAECENTUM HOTEL tel: 82-51-720-9000 web: www.centumhotel.co.kr Near Shinsegae and BEXCO. Good subway access.

HAEUNDAE GRAND HOTEL tel: 82-51-740-0114 web: www.haeundaegrandhotel.com Enjoy a night at the most affordable luxury stay on the beach.

HANWHA RESORT tel: 82-1588-2299 web: www.hanwharesort.co.kr Beautiful views of Oryukdo, the bridge and close to the beach.

KUNOH SEACLOUD HOTEL tel: 82-51-933-4300 web: www.seacloudhotel.kr Luxury stay with great restaurants. Short walk to the beach.

NOVOTEL AMBASSADOR tel: 82-51-743-1234 web: novotel.ambatel.com On the beach. Great ocean view, Murpii Nightclub.

PARADISE HOTEL tel: 82-51-742 2121 web: www.paradisehotel.co.kr On the water, with a casino, excellent spa and a pool.

PARK HYATT BUSAN tel: 82-51-990-1234 web: busan.park.hyatt.com Five star quality hotel with stunning views and service.

SEACLOUD HOTEL tel: 82-51-933-1000 web: www.seacloudhotel.com Luxury stay with great restaurants. Short walk to the beach.

SUNSET HOTEL tel: 82-51-730-9900 web: www.sunsethotel.co.kr Seventy-two rooms with, according to the site, “individual design concepts”.

THE WESTIN CHOSUNtel: 82-51-749-7000 web: www.echosunhotel.com Do it right and crash in the same room George W. Bush did.

SEOMYEONCROWN HOTEL tel: 82-51-635-1241 web: www.fnetravel.com/english/pusanho-tels/crown.html Mid-range hotel decorated in Korean style, good for travellers.

LOTTE HOTEL tel: 82-51-810-1000 web: www.lottehotelbusan.com Lotte runs a tight ship and it shows in the generous customer service here.

TOYOKO INN tel: 82-51-442-1045 web: www.toyoko-inn.com Across from D City, comfortable, clean and affordable.

GWANGALLIAQUA PALACE tel: 82-51-756-0202 web: www.aquapalace.co.kr Beautiful view of the Diamond Bridge, right in the middle of the beach.

HOMERS HOTEL tel: 82-51-750-8000 web: www.homershotel.com Right on Gwangalli Beach amidst the myriad of cafes, bars and restaurants.

JUNG-GUBUSAN TOURIST HOTEL tel: 82-51-241-4301 web: www.pusanhotel.co.kr Conveniently located next to the train station. Good for a cheap night’s rest.

COMMODORE HOTEL tel: 82-51-461-9703 web: www.commodore.co.kr Beautifully designed traditional hotel. Close proximity to Busan Station.

ELYSEE HOTEL tel: 82-51-241-4008 web: www.elyseemotel.com Affordable hotel with good amenities. Close to Nampo-dong.

PHOENIX HOTEL tel: 82-51-245-8061 web: www.hotelphoenix.net Highly trained staff, close to Nampo-dong. Popular with Japanese tourists.

TOYOKO INN tel: 82-51-442-1045 web: www.toyoko-inn.com Affordably priced hotel, clean and 10 minutes away from the train station.

BUSAN STATIONGUKJE HOTEL tel: 82-51-642-1330 web: www.hotelkukje.com About 3 km away from the train station, close to Citizen’s Hall.

OTHER AREASBUSAN CENTRAL HOTEL [Yeonsan-dong] tel: 82-51- 866-6225web: www.centralhotel.co.kr Adjacent to Yeonsan rotary, located 10 minutes away from City Hall.

HOTEL NONGSHIM [Oncheonjeong] tel: 82-51-550-2100 web: www.hotelnongshim.com Great area around the hotel. Head north to PNU for original Busan nightlife.

PARAGON HOTEL [Sasang-gu] tel: 82-51-328-2001 web: www.hotelparagon.com Business comfort, with close proximity to Gimhae International Airport.

RESIDENCE/HOTEL� CITADINES HAEUNDAE BUSAN [Haeundae] tel: 82-51-662-8888 web: www.citadines.com Directly connected to Haeundae subway station, the newly opened 468-unit Citadines Haeundae Busan is an ideal accommodation choice for both short and long-term business and leisure travelers. Enjoy the comfort of a serviced residence with the personalized service of a hotel.

BUDGETBUSAN YOUTH HOSTEL ARPINA[Haeundae] tel: 82-51-731-9800 web: www.arpina.co.kr Opened in 2004, a cheap place to stay for the night. Culture center inside.

GOODSTAY THE PLANET GUESTHOUSE [Haeundae] tel: 010-2780-6350 web: www.earthlinghome.com Women-only dormitory across from Hae-undae Beach in the Crystal Beach Office Tel.

HELLO GUEST HOUSE [Haeundae] tel: 051-746-8590 web: www.facebook.com/helloguest-househello Friendly, clean and cozy atmosphere. Outdoor patio for your enjoyment.

HI KOREA HOSTEL [Haeundae]tel: 070-4409-3132web: www.hikoreahostel.comemail: [email protected] home away from home, Hi Korea Hostel offers you an affordable and comfortable accommodation just a stone’s throw away from Haeundae Beach.

INDY HOUSE [Kyungsung Uni] tel: 82-70-8615-6442 Super cheap, dorm-style room right in the heart of Kyungsung.

MARUB GUEST HOUSE [Haeundae] tel: 010-6322-3194 web: www.marubee.com Well-placed near restaurants, commercial area in Haeundae.

POBI GUEST HOUSE [Haeundae] tel: 051-746-7990 web: www.guesthousekoreabusan.com Renovated guest houses three minutes from Haeundae Beach.

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Dining & Food Guide

DINING & FOOD GUIDE

GWANGALLIBEACHED CAFE AND SPORTS BAR [Kiwi Sports Bar] open: 6pm - late tel: 051-924-9662 web: www.busanhaps.com/nightlife/beached-cafe-sports-bar This Kiwi-run sports bar has gained a loyal expat following for its spectacular bridge view and its wide array of Kiwi beer, the only place in the city to boast such a claim. Rugby is the sport of choice on the TV for the punters.

BLUEDIAMOND CAN:D[Beach Club] open : 2pm-8am tel : 051.756.3213web : www.facebook.com/bluediamond-candy The newest chic offering on Gwangalli Beach, dance the night away or lounge while imbibing on a great cocktail and marveling at the beautiful view of the Gwangan Bridge.

� BURGER AND PASTA[International] open: 11am - 2am tel: 051-751-6631 web: www.busanhaps.com/food/burger-and-pasta-gwangan The second of the Burger and Pasta shops around the city, this international eatery

offers a great view of the bridge while you enjoy your day on the sand. Burgers, pasta and brunch are on the menu in the stylishly decorated restaurant in the middle of the main drag of Gwangalli Beach.

FOUR SEASONS [Raw Fish Korean] English speaking owner, 2nd floor Fish Market.

FUZZY NAVEL - GWANGALLI [Bar/Cocktails] open : 7pm-6am tel : 1599.6349web : www.fuzzynavel.co.kr Located on the ground floor, offering a great view of the beach and bridge. Friendly staff serve excellent cocktails at the vintage-looking bar. Make sure you take advantage of the outside seating in the summertime.

FUZZY NAVEL- MILLAK[Food/Bar] open: 11am - 6am tel: 051-754-6349 web: www.fncompany.co.kr It has fabulous views of Gwangalli Beach. Facing the Diamond Bridge, come enjoy a drink and some tacos on our patio. Great staff serve fresh made Mexican cuisine and will mix up your favorite cocktail.

� GALMEGI BREWING[Craft Brew Pub] open: Mon - Fri 6-1am, Sat 2pm-2am, Sun 2pm-12am tel: 010-4469-9658 fb: galmegi.brewing Enjoy some mouthwatering food and drink at the Galmegi Brewing Company’s flagship brewery, just minutes away from Gwangan Beach. The two-story brewery is a great place to unwind with friends or groups looking for a chill-vibe.

HQ BAR[American/Sports Bar] open: 6pm on weekdays, 11am on weekends tel: 010-7544-8830 web: www.facebook.com/hq.bar.5

� SHARKY’S G[American Sports Bar] open: 6pm weekdays, 3pm weekends tel: 010-6533-2959 (call for reservations) web: [email protected] Sharky’s G is a San Diego, Cali-type Sports Bar and Grill, right here in Busan. A great place to chill, look over the beach and enjoy a nice meal. Plus with the 2 for $20 Big League Meal deal, you get to choose from 14 entrees and appetizers. Ranked highly on TripAdvisor, this is a spot you do not want to miss.

� THE TAP ROOM (CRAFT BEER PUB)open: Mon - Fri 6-1am, Sat 2pm-2am, Sun 2pm-12am tel: 010-4469-9658 fb: galmegi.brewing Enjoy the largest selection of craft beer in the city at the original Galmegi Brewing Company’s Tap Room, just a minutes walk from the beach. Relax in their comfort-able chairs, grab a pint and sample some of their exotic beer creations to get your night started.

� THURSDAY PARTY[Korean/Expat Bar] open: 6pm - late web: www.busanhaps.com/nightlife/thursday-party A summer staple on Gwangalli Beach for the past couple of summers, Thursday Party has two locations situated next to each other on the east side of the beach. Both bars are similar to the Thursday Party city-wide theme, and offer a variety of American style pub grub to tempt your palate.

HAEUNDAEANGA[Korean] tel: 051-742-7852 Very popular bbq meat restaurant in Haeundae.

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BILLIE JEAN[Lounge/Live Music] tel: 051-742-0297 web: www.busanhaps.com/nightlife/billiejean A Haps favorite. A party spot on weekend, live music and a lot of fun people.

� BURGER AND PASTA [International] open: 11am - 2am web: www.busanhaps.com/food/burger-and-pasta-haeundae Recently opened, this Western/Korean fusion style restaurant has been packing them in since day one. Burgers, pasta and brunch are on the menu in the stylishly decorated restaurant, where you can also imbibe yourself to a glass of wine, a cock-tail or beer after your day on the beach.

CHEOLMA HANWOO BULGOGI [Korean] tel: 051-709-4000 Bulgogi done at its best.

EL OLIVE[Italian] tel: 051-752-7300 Delicious Italian, close to Costco.

FUZZY NAVEL - HAEUNDAE [Mexican food/Bar] open : 11am-6amtel : 051.746.6349 web : www.fuzzynavel.co.kr Great location set on two floors near the beach, other bars, and clubs. Amazing Mexican food is served from lunchtime until the early hours of the morning.

� GALMEGI BREWING[Craft Brew Pub] open: Mon - Fri 6-1am, Sat 2pm-2am, Sun 2pm-12am tel: 010-8917-0252 fb: galmegi.haeundae The newly opened Galmegi Brewing Company’s Haeundae location is just a stone’s throw from the beach, near the main BMW dealership in the heart of the district. Enjoy their 16 savoury craft beers on tap as well as choose one of their delectable samplers to nibble on at one of the premier pubs in the city.

� HARD ROCK CAFE BUSAN open: 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 a.m. tel: 82-51-742-ROCK(7625) web: www.hardrock.com/busan Just off the beach in Haeundae, you’ll find Hard Rock Cafe Busan, the city’s newest destination for fantastic food, outstanding service, and spectacular live entertainment. Our cafe offers 1,584 square meters of space with seating for approximately 321 people, as well as a stage, Rock Shop®, and outdoor terrace, which is perfect for sipping on a cocktail near the beach.

MERCADO[Brazilian Steakhouse] open: 11:30 a.m. - 24:00 tel: 051-744-8807 web: www.mercado.co.kr An authentic southern Brazilian Churras-caria, Mercado is the perfect dining experience for family and friends.

NAMASTE[Indian] tel: 051-746-1946 Indian fine dining, for a great price.

PHO KIM[Vietnamese] tel: 051-740-4868 Good food at a good price. Great soup, located in SFUNZ.

� SHARKY’S HAEUNDAE BEACH [American Sports Bar] open daily: 6 p.m. tel: 010-6533-2959 (call for reservations) web: www.sharkysbusan.com The original Sharky’s is a bit hard to find. Look for the Pale de CZ building (next to Paradise Hotel), go to the 2nd floor and it’s in the back. Yes, hard to find but so worth it. Great food, a relaxed atmosphere and service that is above and beyond make this bar a great local joint. Listen to classic rock tunes and watch sports on 6 screens.

� SHARKY’S STRIP[American Sports Bar] open: 6pm weekdays, 12pm weekends tel: 010-6533-2959 (call for reservations) web: [email protected] The newest bar to hit the Strip (the street that runs from the subway to the beach, hard to miss), is a great 2nd and 3rd floor bar and grill. It’s a bit small inside but it makes up for it in the seats right by the windows. Great for watching the world go by as you enjoy an amazing entree and excellent service.

TBR, THE BACK ROOM[Secret Bar] open : 8pm-4am web : www.tbrbusan.com tel : 051.746.6410 / 1599.6349 New york style secret lounge bar and dining. The Back Room(TBR) means secret room and consist of two to three

stories. Here is single malt wiskey bar and bartenders serve classical cocktail, great dining, also sales cigar.

T.G.I. FRIDAY’S[Chain] tel: 051-740-6531 Good reliable chain in the Harbor Town building, across from the beach.

THE WOLFHOUND PUB[Irish Pub] open: 6pm - 2am weekdays, 11am - 2am weekends tel: 051-746-7940 web: www.wolfhoundpub.com

� THURSDAY PARTY[Bar] tel: 051-744-6621 open: 6pm - late web: www.busanhaps.com/nightlife/thursday-party A staple of the Busan landscape, Thursday Party Haeundae offers a casual, yet comfortable option after a day at the beach. With a patio for outdoor sitting, this open-aired spacious pub brings the usual quality service the locals and expats have come to expect from the Thursday Party empire.

U2 BAR[Lounge] Great place to chill, great place for pool, a Haeundae institution.

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KYUNGSUNGFUZZYNAVEL - KYUNGSUNG [Mexican food/Bar] open : 11am-6am web : www.fuzzynavel.co.kr tel : 051.611.6349 The beach in the city! Our concept is a summer beach bar experience with a Mexican grill, featuring tacos and more. This is a place to relieve your stress and relax.

� GHETTO HIP HOP LOUNGE [Korean/Expat] open: 8 p.m. - 6 a.m. tel: 010-4488-4697 web: facebook.com/ghettohiphoplounge Kyungsung University’s favorite hip-hop bar and club. Cheapest drink specials in Busan. With a mix of Koreans and expats it’s the best spot to party till sunrise in the KSU area. Darts, Table soccer and beer-pong. It plays all of the hottest old and new Hip-Hop music.

HQ BAR[American/Sports Bar] open: Mon-Sat 6-Late, Closed Tues and Sun web: www.facebook.com/hq.bar.5

LE JARDIN[French] open: lunch 11:30 - 3:30 dinner 5:30 - 11:30 (last meal order 9:30) 11:30 - 10:00 Sunday tel: 051-611-0937 web: www.busanhaps.com/dir/le-jardin This French restaurant puts an emphasis on hearty home cooking by chef Guillaume Strub.Great service and an affordable wine selection.

� SLICE OF LIFE PIZZA[Restaurant] open daily: 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. tel: 051-626-4278 web: www.facebook.com/pizzeriasol Slice of Life Pizza has opened to rave reviews for their New York-inspired pies. Using top ingredients and offering six styles of pizza, SOL offers pizza by the slice, half or full pan. Enjoy their selection of pizzas with a quality craft beer in their intimate KSU location.

� THURSDAY PARTY[Bar] open: 6pm - late web: www.busanhaps.com/nightlife/thursday-party2 With ten Thursday Party’s around the city, it has become a staple for the young, hip Korean university crowd and expats alike. Beer pong, sports on TV and the free curry popcorn or salted spaghetti sticks are always in play, as is a busy crowd almost every evening of the week.

PNUCROSSROADS[Live Music/Pub] open: 7pm-late tel: 051-515-1181 web: www.busanhaps.com/nightlife/crossroads A small, but atmospheric watering hole in PNU, Crossroads has been a Busan institu-tion amongst the expats for years.

FARMERS BURGERS[Fusion] People rave about it. Nominated inBest Burger.

SHABANA[Indian] tel: 051-517-1947 Nice Indian food for cheap.

THE BASEMENT[Korean/Expat Bar] web: www.busanhaps.com/nightlife/basement One of the most popular bars in the area. Always a great time, and anchors the PNU scene.

SEOMYEONCLUB FIX [Nightclub] tel: 051-905-5777 web: www.clubfixkorea.info New super club. International DJs and dress code required.

DRAGON DREAM - THE CAVE BAR [Korean] tel: 051-646-5924 Very interesting decor with a nice selec-tion of food.

FUZZYNAVEL - 1ST SEOMYEON [Mexican food/Bar] open: 5pm - 6am tel: 051-808-1007 web: www.fncompany.co.kr Check out the newly refurbished bar of-fering a variety of entertainment includ-ing, soft darts, pool, and table soccer.

FUZZY NAVEL - 2ND SEOMYEON [Mexican food/Bar] open : 5am-6am web : www.fuzzynavel.co.kr tel : 051.817.2242 On the ground floor with sliding windows for when the weather is good, a excellent mix of Koreans and foreigners makes a good place to make new friends.

HANGOVER[Western Pub] open: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tuesday - Sunday tel: 070-7789-5868 web: www.busanhaps.com/freehouse-hangover This eatery/bar located in the prime of Seomyeon brings delicious western food and fine tasting beer with its unique refrigeration system.

ROCK & ROLL BAR tel: 051-818-3425 address: 16, Bujeon-ro 96beon-gil, Busanjin-gu, Busan, Korea email: [email protected]

� THURSDAY PARTY[Korean/Expat Bar] open: 6pm - late tel: 051-818-6621 web: www.busanhaps.com/nightlife/thursday-party-1 You can expect more of the same from the Seomyeon Thursday Party, which caters to a young, eclectic mix of Koreans and expats. Nestled amongst a slew of bars and restaurants behind Judie’s Taewha, Thursday Party stands out for their quality service and hip atmosphere amongst the Korean cool.

VITO [Italian] tel: 051-806-5868 web: www.busanhaps.com/food/vito Fashioned in the tradition of the small Italian trattoria, Vito brings back a taste of the old country.

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NAMPOFARMERS BURGERS[International] Enjoy a qual-ity, fresh-made burger and fries on the roof.

FUZZYNAVEL - GWANGBOK [Mexican food/Bar] open : 5am-6am web : www.fuzzynavel.co.kr tel : 051.244.6349 Fuzzy Navel’s 7th branch located in Busan’s fashion street in GwangBok-dong. We have a variety of fun cocktails, icy draft beers and our very own Fuzzy Navel style mexican tacos.

NEW LITTLE INDIAv[Indian] open: 11am- 10pm tel: 051-245-4127 web: www.busan-haps.com/food/new-little-india Situated on the second floor in the heart of Nampodong, New Little India specializes in the

finest authentic Indian cuisine.

� THURSDAY PARTY [Korean/Expat Bar] open: 6pm - late web: www.busanhaps.com/nightlife/thurs-day-party-1 The Thursday Party Nampo store offers a slightly varied atmosphere than the others around the city, though by no means is it less exciting. A slightly more mixed crowd of expats and young Koreans is to be expected, as well as the great service that TP has become renowned for.

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AIRLINESASIANA AIRLINES - INTERNATIONAL tel: 051-971-2626 web: www.flyasiana.com

AIR BUSAN tel: 051-974-8686 web: www.busanair.com

AIR FRANCE tel: 02-3483-1033 web: www.airfrance.co.kr

CEBU PACIFIC AIR tel: 051-462-0686 web: www.cebupacificair.com

JEJU AIR tel: 070-7420-1502 web: www.jejuair.net

KLM tel: 02-3483-1133 web: www.klm.com

KOREAN AIR - INTERNATIONAL tel: 051-970-3227 web: www.koreanair.com

LUFTHANSA tel: 02-2019 0180 web: www.lufthansa.com

RELOCATION SERVICES� COENS 4185, Geoje-daero, Yeoncho-myeon, Geoje-si, Gyeognam, Korea(656-812) tel: +82 55 639 2054 web: www.coens.com An independent association of AmeriA wide selection of privately owned fully furnished apartments and houses for rental. Some of our residential options include gym, swimming pool and 24 hours security. With the accommodation needs managed by our competent COENS Accommodation Management Team, both the Client and consultant can feel settled, and have one less thing to worry about.

BUSINESSORGANIZATIONSAMCHAM #4501, Trade Tower 159-1, Samsung-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul tel: 02-564-2040 web: www.amchamkorea.org An independent association of American and international businesses, the role of the American Chamber of Commerce is to promote business and trade between the United States and Korea.

ECCK 102-2903 WBC The Palace 1523, Haeundae-gu tel: 051-959-9695 web: www.ecck.eu The European Chamber of Commerce aims to provide an effective network of business associates together with discussion forums and seminars on how to do business in Korea.

EDUCATIONFOREIGN SCHOOLSBUSAN FOREIGN SCHOOL 1366-3 Jwa-dong, Haeundae-gu tel: 051-747-7199 web: www.busanforeignschool.org

BUSAN JAPANESE SCHOOL 173-8 Millak-dong, Suyoung-gu tel: 051-753-4166 web: user.chollian.net/~pusjpnsc

BUSAN INTERNATIONAL FOREIGN SCHOOL 798 Nae-ri, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun tel: 051-742-3332 web: www.bifskorea.org

BUSAN OVERSEAS CHINESE KINDERGARTEN 548-1 Choryang-dong, Dong-gu tel: 051-468-2845 web: kbces.com.ne.kr

STUDY ABROADLAKELAND COLLEGE tel: 1 800 661 6490 web: lakelandcollege.ca/international Lakeland College is a board governed public college with the distinction of being Canada’s only interprovincial college with a mission to inspire learner success and community development through innova-tive learning in an inclusive and diverse environment. Contact them today to begin your world-class education at one of Canada’s finest educational institutions.

RECRUITMENTET AGENCY open:8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Office Hours 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Service Hours tel: 051-553-9282 web: www.etagency.netET Agency is the bridge between ESL teachers and English schools.

TESOL TRAININGKOTESOL Email: [email protected] Facebook: Busan-Gyeongnam KOTESOL Chapter

TESOL ALLIANCE tel: 051-818-0502 web: www.tesolalliance.com

KOREAN LESSONSBUSAN FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES tel: 051-668-7900 web: www.bfia.or.kr email: [email protected]

KLIFF tel: 051-513-0131 web: www.kliff.co.kr email: [email protected]

PNU LANGUAGE EDUCATION CENTER tel: 051-510-1983 web: www.ili.pusan.ac.kr email: [email protected]

INFORMATIONEXPAT ASSISTANCECALL CENTER FOR FOREIGN RESIDENTS IN BUSAN tel: 1577-7716

FREE TRANSLATION SERVICE (BBB)tel: 1588-5644

MULTICULTURAL FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER tel: 1577-5432

INFORMATION CENTERSBEXCO TOURIST INFO. CENTER tel: 051-740-7300

BUSAN GLOBAL CENTER tel: 1577-7716

BUSAN INT’L PASSENGER TERMINAL TOURIST INFORMATION tel: 051-465-3471

BUSAN STATION TOUR INFORMATION tel: 051-441-6565

GIMHAE INT’L AIRPORT TOUR INFORMATION (DOMESTIC) tel: 051-973-4607

GIMHAE INT’L AIRPORT TOUR INFORMATION (INTERNATIONAL) tel: 051-973-2800

HAEUNDAE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER tel: 051-749-5700

INTERNATIONAL FERRY INFORMATION CENTER tel: 051-465-3471

NOPODONG BUS TERMINAL TOURIST INFORMATION tel: 051-508-9400

TOURIST INFORMATION SERVICE tel: 1330

UN MEMORIAL CEMETERY TOURIST INFORMATION tel: 051-625-1608

DENTAL CLINICSBOSTON DENTAL tel: 051-554-2879 Located in Sooang-dong in Dongnae, Dr. Sim Kyeong-mok leads the team at Boston Dental for all your dental needs.

� GOOD MORNING DENTAL CLINICtel: 051-930-0930web: www.gooddent.krLocated in Jwa-dong, Haeundae next to the Centum subway station, Good Morn-ing Dental Clinic offers a wide-variety of dental services to meet your needs. Dr. Michael Shin provides over 20 years of quality service in English with a great staff to assist you.

NEW YORK SMILE ORTHODONTICSopen: Mon-Wed, Fri 10:00am – 7:00pm, Sat 10:00am – 5:00pm tel: 051-702-6677 web: www.nycdortho.com

HEALTH CENTERSDONGNAE HEALTH CENTER 702-54, Myeongryun-2 dong, Dongnae-gu tel: 051-555-4000 HAEUNDAE HEALTH CENTER 1339, Jwa-2 dong, Haeundae-gu tel: 051-746-4000

JUNG-GU HEALTH CENTER 1 Ga 1, Daecheong-dong, Jung-gu tel: 051-600-4741

VSPECIALIST CLINICSKHAP open: 10 am - 4 pm weekdays tel: 02-927-4322 web: www.khap.org

HERBAL CLINICS

DONGEUI UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 397-3, Bujeon-1 dong, Busanjin-gu tel: 051-803-5430

GOOD SAMSUN HANBANG 1162-2, Jurye-dong, Sasang-gu tel: 051-325-0300

RADIOLOGY CLINICSTHE ONE MRI CLINIC open: Mon - Fri 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. tel: 051-937-0303 web: www.mriclinic.net The most trusted name in Korean Medi-cal Imaging, you can enjoy quick, reliable and trustworthy English service for all your medical needs.

HOSPITALSBUK-GU/DONGNAEBUMIN HOSPITAL 380-4, Deokcheon 1-dong tel: 051-330-3000 web: www.buminhos.co.kr

DONGNAE BONG SENG HOSPITAL 766, Anlak 1-dong tel: 051-531-6000 web: www.bongseng.com

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DONG EUI MEDICAL CENTER San 45-1, Yangjeong 2-dong tel: 051-867-5101 web: www.demc.kr

DONGRAE WOORIDUL HOSPITAL 205-10, Nakmin-dong tel: 051-559-5000 web: www.dongrae.wooridul.co.kr

INJE UNIVERSITY BUSAN PAIK HOSPITAL 633-165, Gaegum 2-dong tel: 051-893-7761

DONG-GUGOOD MOONHWA HOSPITAL open: 24 hours tel: 051-630-0123 web: www.moonwha.or.kr

HAEUNDAEHYOSUNG CITY HOSPITAL 1094-2, Jaesong 1-dong tel: 051-709-3000 web: www.hshos.com

INJE UNIV. HAEUNDAE PAIK HOSPITAL 1435, Jwa-dong tel: 051-797-0100 web: www.paik.ac.kr/Haeundae

JUNG-GU HAEYANG HOSPITAL 80-8 Jungang-dong 4-ga tel: 051-469-4456 web: www.haeyang.net

MARYKNOLL MEDICAL CENTER 12, Daecheong-dong 4-ga tel: 051-465-8801 web: www.maryknoll.co.kr

NAM-GUBUSAN ST. MARY’S MEDICAL CENTER 538-41, Yongho 4-dong tel: 051-933-7114 web: www.bsm.or.kr

SEO-GUDONG-A UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER 3-ga, #1 Dongdaeshin-dong tel: 051-240-2400 web: www.damc.or.kr PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 10, Ami-dong 1-ga tel: 051-254-0171 web: www.pnug.co.kr

SUYEONGBUSAN CENTUM HOSPITAL 1077-1, Gwangan 3-dong tel: 051-760-5000 web: www.centumhospital.com

BUSAN HANNAH WOMAN’S HOSPITAL 304, Namcheon-dong tel: 051-625-2300 web: www.hannah4u.co.kr

GOOD GANGAN HOSPITAL 40-1, 41-9, Namcheon-dong tel: 051-625-0900 web: www.gang-an.or.kr

RELIGIOUS SERVICESAL-FATIH MASJID MOSQUE Namsan-dong, #30-1 Guemjeong-gu tel: 051-518-9991 web: www.busanislam.or.kr services: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

HOSANNA CHURCH Myeongji-dong, #3245-5 Gangseo-gu, tel: 051-209-0191 web: www.him-busan.blogspot.com services: Sundays, 12:30 p.m.

GIFT MINISTRY Myung-nyun-dong, Dongnae-gu tel: 010-7999-8644 web: www.tinyurl.com/lifeisagift services: Saturdays,10:30 a.m.

NEW PHILADELPHIA CHURCH Suyeong-gu Gwangan 2-dong 199-6 (8th floor) tel: 051-932-6832 web: www.newphilly.cc services: Sundays, 2:00 pm

REDEEMER INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CHURCH Busan, Minllak-dong & Changwon, Sangnam-dong tel: 010-8326-1985 web: www.redeemerbusan.org services: Sundays - Busan 11am, Changwon 4:00pm

MUSEUMSBUSAN MODERN HISTORY MUSEUM 104, Daechung-ro, Jung-gu, Busan tel: 051-253-3845 web: www.modern.busan.go.kr Opening Hours - 09:00 ~ 18:00 Closed - Jan.1, Every First Monday Admission Fee - Free

BUSAN MUSEUM 63, UN Peace-ro, Nam-gu, Busan tel: 051-610-7111 web: www.museum.busan.go.kr Hours of operation - 09:00 ~ 20:00 Closed - Jan. 1, Every First Monday Admission fee - Free

BUSAN MUSEUM OF ART 40, Apec-ro, Haeundae-gu, Busan tel: 051-740-2602 web: www.art.busan.go.kr Opening Hours - 09:00 ~ 20:00 Closed - Jan. 1, Every First Monday Admission Fee - Free

BUSAN UN MEMORIAL CEMETERY AND PARK 779, Daeyon 4 dong, Nam-gu, Busan tel: 051-625-0625 web: www.unmck.or.kr Hours of operation - 09:00 ~ 17:00 Open Year Round Admission fee - Free

SOCIAL/NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONSBUSAN BANDITS RUGBY Facebook Group: Busan Bandits

BUSAN BOOK SWAP Facebook Group: Busan Book Swap

BUSAN BOWLING LEAGUE Contact: David Alderman tel: 010.7919.1223 Facebook Group: Busan Bowling League

BUSAN FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES tel: 051-668-7900 web: www.bfia.or.kr

BTC FOOTBALL FB Group: Busan Transportation Corpora-tion Supporters Fanpage

BUSAN FRIENDSHIP GROUP www.meetup.com/Pusans

EPIK TEACHERS IN BUSAN Facebook Group: Busan EPIK

EXPAT SAILING CLUB Contact: Mark Chi email: [email protected] web: www.busansailing.com

LAOCHRA BUSAN GAELIC ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CLUB Contact: Peter Bonner email: [email protected] Facebook Group: Laochra Busan Members

ULTIMATE FRISBEE LEAGUE Email: [email protected]

SPECIALTY STORESKAI SURF SHOP 183-11 Gwangan-dong, Suyeong-gu tel: 051-753-2746

GROCERIESCOSTCO web: www.costco.co.kr

E-MART web: www.emart.com

HOMEPLUS web: www.homeplus.co.kr

MEGAMART web: www.megamart.co.kr

INTERNET GROCERIESEZSHOP KOREA web: www.ezshopkorea.com

� HIGH STREET MARKET open: 24/7 online, Seoul in-store 10am to 10pm daily. tel: 02-2201-0652 web: highstreet.co.kr email: [email protected] High Street Market has all your favorite foods from home ready for delivery to your workplace or doorstep for just W3,000! Hard-to-find western foods, sliced-to-order deli meats, imported premium cuts of meat, gourmet cheeses, variety of spices, home-made vegan & gluten free foods and more.

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