expat life

Running for fun? Who knew!

 


A Week in Photos #4

 


Latin Flavor’s First Latin Party!

 


A Week in Photos #3

My bus ride was made so much better when I spotted this little boy “helping” take weight off her hands. He is so adorable!  I got a nice surprise in the package my mom was sending me. As I opened it I thought, “What the…????” and had to laugh. My poor mother knew I had been so [...]

‘Hello, do you know Jesus Christ?’–Meeting People in a South Korean Gym

By The Expat at Expat Hell

I recently changed gyms. The gym that I used to frequent was fairly close to my house so it was quite convenient. Due to the relatively small size of the gym, I had to plan my workout times carefully to avoid the morning, noon and evening rushes. I also found that I was accosted frequently for spur-of-the-moment English lessons, which has started to bother me more than it initially did during my first few years in Korea. After all, I doubt that stock brokers are as frequently stopped on the street and asked for free investment advice. In addition, the crowd at the old gym left a lot to be desired. The main clientele were mostly ajummas on the wrong side of 45 sporting almost exclusively leopard print spandex workout suits.


A Week in Photos #2

The week started off with a beautiful powerful storm Monday morning, and it wasn’t so bad because it was like a summer storm. It was awesome seeing the dark clouds move over the mountains and bring the sun.  It’s been a noisy busy week this week as supporters have been filling the streets pushing for [...]

3WM Reader Thread: Korea’s Election Campaign Circus

 

By Lee Scott


Korea’s Jjimjilbang: Baring It All in the Bathhouse (or Not)

By Jen Lee


Salsa Dancing for a Cause – April 14!

 


Doing Business in South Korea–The Straight-Shooting Guide

 

 

Editor’s note: Over the past months 3WM contacted several business consultants and individuals with experience navigating the Korean business jungle and asked them to put together a piece of candid, staight-shooting advice for those doing business or planning to do business on the peninsula.


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