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Taxi Please: Tips for Easy Riding

Coming to Seoul from Chicago, I felt that I was equipped with the basics for urban survival. I could use public transportation with ease, large crowds of people did not make me nervous and I was accustomed to simple daily tasks taking extra effort because city dwelling demands it. Little did I know, that something as common as taking a taxi would prove to be challenging in Korea.


10 Questions: Joon-ho Lee, President of TBS

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10 Questions: Joon-ho Lee, President of TBS


Joon-ho Lee considers himself a very lucky man. He began his career as a reporter with KBS, and his appointment as president of TBS (Traffic Broadcasting System) a few years ago means that he will be ending his broadcasting career at the top of his game. But it’s not only his business success that makes him happy. Rather, it’s his conviction that his work is worth doing and is rewarding. In this interview, Mr. Lee shares more about how TBS is providing a valuable service to English-speakers in Korea.

1. In Japan, TBS is the Tokyo Broadcasting System, and in the US, it’s the Turner Broadcasting Station. What is TBS in Korea?
TBS stands for the Traffic Broadcasting System, a media outlet supported by the city of Seoul that encompasses five separate services. First, there’s FM 95.1, a Korean-language radio station which provides information about traffic on the streets of Seoul, among other things. Next, there’s a TBS TV station. More relevant to your readers is 101.3 eFM, an all-English radio station for foreigners in Seoul. We also have TV and radio stations offered on DMB. Up until recently our DMB radio was broadcast in Korean, but in mid-March we switched over to English-language content.


Apparently, I don’t have a minute to spare…

…So I can’t really make the wonderful posts my regular readers will have become accustomed to.

Last time I wrote one of these posts I was very anxious about my lack of posting. Right now, I probably don’t have the time to sit down and write this post, but I’m going to do it anyway because I want to and I’m a grown up who (sometimes) can deal with the consequences of my own actions. Grrrr.

It had been bothering me up until an hour ago that because I was so busy – I am, really, in a good way – I hadn’t been able to update this blog. Then I thought about it. Of all the blogs that I subscribe to…well the regular posts from most of them have dried up. I asked myself, why? Well, it’s obvious – the writer is busy.

So I should suck it up, do the job, and when I get the time (I’m guessing June) then I can post away to my hearts content.


Rural Korea on the Jirisan Trail

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This article has gotten quite a few downloads so I’ve decided to write a post about it here. The Jirisan Trail in this article is not the same trail that runs up Jirisan Mtn. It is a newer trail that runs through the villages around the national park.

You can read the online version of this article I wrote and photographed for the NOV 2009 issue of 10 Magazine, or take a look at the tear sheets and PDF version below.


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