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JUly 2011

Interview with Dong Hoo Moon - Vice President of the IAAF World Championships Daegu
Written by Kenneth Quillinan

Public Transportation Fares Rise
Source imaeil Shinmun Written by Seonghyun Jang Translation by eunoK Kim Edited by michelle Van BalKom On July 1, 2011, public transportation fees for the bus and metro systems will rise to 1,100 from 950 won with a transportation card and 1,200 from 1,100 won for cash payments. Transportation card rates for the express bus will rise to 1,450 and to 1,600 for cash rates. Teens will also face a 100 won rise from 670 to 770 won with a card and from 800 to 900 won with cash. Only the children’s fare will remain the same. The last public transportation increase was almost five years ago in October 2006. Daegu City said the increase was inevitable due to rising labor and fuel costs. While costs have increased, the number of passengers has not. This lack of growth will force the city to pump an expected 99 billion won into the industry this year. Public transportation has reached an annual deficit of 70 billion won. Daegu is hoping to ease the deficit through the fare raises, ramping up the annual bus income to 29.6 billion won and the metro income to 108 billion won. ■

I recently caught up with the infamous Mr. Dong Hoo Moon, who has played an integral part in all of the major sporting events held in Korea in recent years. He has been the Vice President and Secretary General of the Organizing Committee for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011, since 2008, and will continue in the role until the games are completed. He previously held positions as the Secretary General and Sports Coordinator for the 2002 World Cup and Seoul Olympics respectively. Here’s what he had to say:
1. How are the preparations going for these games?

In terms of the number of official participants, we are expecting up to 3,500 athletes and officials from over 200 countries, as well as 2,500 media representatives. As to the number of tourists, we expect some 20,000.
3. In comparison to your previous roles in the 2002 World Cup and 1988 Seoul Olympics, how does this compare?

Our preparations are progressing smoothly and on schedule, as we enter the crucial final phase. There have been some exciting developments; for example, the new track in the Daegu Stadium is the fastest in the world and the first blue-colored track in Korea. The newly installed giant screens are probably the best in the world and the newly reinforced sound systems may well host a music concert. Furthermore, the first-ever true Athletes' and Media Villages are complete. Athletes and officials have many things to look forward to in Daegu.
2. How many people are you expecting to visit Daegu during the games?

Firstly, I must say that I have been blessed with the opportunity to be involved in three of the biggest international sporting events; as the Sports Coordinator in the 1988 Olympic Games, as the Secretary General of the Korean Organizing Committee of the 2002 FIFA World Cup, Korea/Japan, and Vice President and Secretary General of the Organizing Committee for the IAAF World Championships Daegu 2011. Sporting events staged in Korea have a lot in common. They all involve physical arrangements such as facilities, technology, accommodation, transportation, tele-communication as well as technical arrangements, such as manpower, planning and competition schedule. But they are different in almost every area mentioned above and in other areas as well, in so far as, I have to deal with different people in different circumstances with different scope and intensity. When I was working for the Olym-

pic Games, my main job was to finalize the technical matters in cooperation with the 27 International Federations and the IOC Sports Department. At that time, the Olympic Games were a top national agenda and therefore enjoyed strong support of the Korean Government and people. Nonetheless, international politics were unsupportive of hosting the Games in a divided country, especially after two half-Olympics in Moscow (1980) and Los Angeles (1984). The 2002 FIFA World Cup was co-hosted by Korea and Japan and staged in 20 different cities. It was a wonderful festival but had to overcome the challenges of transporting the teams between the two countries and some subtle rivalry between the two host countries. In comparison to the two biggest events, the IAAF World Championships is easier in organization in that it is being organized in one city which already has a stadium needed for the competition. But, as it is being organized in a local city, it has been difficult to attract national attention and therefore it remains a challenge to achieve "full stadium" for the entire period of the Championships. Full stadium in itself is worthwhile, but it is more important in its role to showcase the Daegu City to the rest of the world, which is one of the main objec- Continued on pg 19

Press Freedom in Korea Written by DaViD Birchall
Translation by hyeyoung Shin Media freedom in South Korea has slipped to its lowest ranking ever, with the government “heavily influencing” public broadcasters and online censorship increasing dramatically.  Freedom House’s annual Freedom of the Press survey downgraded Korea’s media freedom rating from “free” to “partly free” for the first time- as it condemned Lee Myung-bak’s administration. Managing Editor of the Freedom of the Press Index for Freedom House, Karin Karlekar, advised that “the Lee administration had influenced the politics within the three public broadcasting companies heavily”. She cites as an example ex-MBC President, Ohm Ki-young, who eventually resigned after intense government pressure. He was asked to leave by two of Lee’s closest aides, while MBC shareholders belonging to a government-controlled group refused to back Ohm’s appointments. His resignation was seen as a protest against government interference. This is not an isoContinued on pg 4

Letter from the eDitors
maybe a day-trip to Pohang will interest you. Our food section is jam-packed with delectable delights this month! If you’re looking for vegetarian food, we’ve got some great suggestions. If you’re up for trying some new foreign food, then checkout the new Russian restaurant in town, or if Indian food is on your mind then find out what’s cooking in Shaila’s kitchen. Of course there’s no better way to finish off a great meal than with a delightful dessert, which you can easily find at Miss M pies. We’ve also got the latest and greatest from some local universities as well as the Daegu International School. We want to thank our volunteers. Many of them have the tasks of research, writing, and photography. Such as Melanie BolingBarrows and her husband Joe Barrows who wrote and photographed the May Thailand article. We apologize for missing that credit. Remember, InDaegu wouldn’t be the same without you, so if you have any article suggestions, or event information you think we should know about, let us know! Happy reading!

Kenneth Quillinan has been contacting everyone connected with the IAAF Championships and scoring interviews with several of the biggest names. Hopefully, 50,000 won from Traveller's Bar will help quench his thirst after a hard day of interviewing. Sehee Lee, Jiyeoun Shin, and Dolly Lee are three of our volunteers who work for the Daegu Tourism Department. They have helped us stay uptodate on various events around the city. We'd like to award them, and the Tourism Department with a pizza party from Papa Johns. David Birchall has been writing for InDaegu for a while now, but his articles are really shining this month. We would like to thank him for his contribution with 100,000won from Bennigans. We'd like to thank our many loyal followers on InDaegu Facebook Page. You have helped to make it a go-to site for questions and information about our wonderful city. We have randomly picked some active users to show our appreciation. We'd like to give Asif Quadri, Aaron Murray, Mike Sizemore, Jacqueline McPhee, and Julius Nicholson for their continued support by giving them 2 free kebabs at Star Kebab.

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Businesses Facing Labor Shortages Turn to Foreign Workers
Written by no Kang SaK Translation by hwa one Shin Edited by charlene arauJo
A Desperate Need of Foreign Workers

Daegu Casino Struggles to Attract High Rollers
Written by DaViD Birchall Translation by hwa one Shin

Talkin’ Trash: The Origin and Impact of Korea’s Waste and Recycling Program
Written by waVerly De BruiJn Klaw Translation by Kate hwa one Shin Many foreigners have experienced something like this: you move into your new apartment, unpack your things, buy your first groceries, and finally take out the trash. As you place your bag of garbage in the bin, the apartment’s security guard runs over and gesticulates wildly that you’re doing something wrong. You then learn that it is prohibited to throw garbage away that isn’t collected in a specially designated trash bag purchased from a local store. Why is the process of throwing out the trash so cumbersome? In 1995, the Ministry of Environment introduced a volume-based waste fee system (VBWF), where all households and commercial building owners are required to purchase specially designed plastic bags for waste collection. Called Sseulaegi Bongtu (쓰 레 기 봉 투), these garbage bags come in all sizes, and the cost ranges between about 120 won for a 5 liter bag to about 1,050 won for a 50 liter bag (kitchen garbage can sized). Specialized bags are also available for wet food waste if your building complex doesn’t have bins designated for direct deposit of such scraps. For disposal of large objects like furniture, a sticker must be purchased from the county or city district office. The price of the sticker varies by municipality based on the type and size of the item being thrown out. The cost of purchasing these bags is intended to pay for the garbage disposal while also aiding environmental efforts to reduce the overall amount of garbage generated. Be-

Changeseok Lee, president of a polyvinyl chloride film manufacturing company, has worried before renewing the contract with current three foreign laborers because of the rumor that they are moving to another company for a better labor deal. “It’s difficult to find hard workers like them. I’ve been paying them a raised wage and given them breaks for fear of them moving away,” he said. A local dyeing company, ‘D Dyeing’ currently has 10 foreign laborers, but supplemented four more workers before the contract expires for their current employees. A concerned labor boss said “We asked foreign workers around the recruiting period last year, but experienced difficulties finding the right workers for months.” Within the Daegu community and during Gyoengbuk’s business recovery, the treatment of foreign worker has changed because of the increased rate of operation of the local manufacturers. According to the Korea federation of small and medium business, the assignment of 11,000 foreign workers closed within 8 days. This assignment meeting set the highest record because an estimated 1,300 foreign workers were hired per a day. “I joined this program from the employment center but had to give up because the foreign workers wanted the wage as much as the locals.” a local business owner complained. Foreign workers play an integral part of the business recovery. The local representative industrial complex, Sungseo, fell to 69%
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operation rate in 2008, but it has increased to 76% in the first quarter of 2011. The local manufacturing industry said, “We have to find foreign workers because no young locals come to work. Foreign workers are limited, but more businesses demand their services so their value is going up.” As foreign workers’ value continues to soar, it is unsurprising that the number of illegal immigrants is increasing. According to the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the rate of illegal immigrant increased from 24% on average last year to 31% at the end of April 2011. With this trend, some enterprises are coming forward to raise foreign workers’ wages and improve their work environment in order to keep workers from leaving. A pipe manufacturer, Daegyeong Industry Inc., has made an agreement to pay half what the five foreign labors save and set 100,000 won aside each month for 3 years as long as the laborers stay and complete their contract. They expect a longer period of service and make the laborers feel secure. The company’s president, Seoungmoon Lim, said, “The time for hiring foreign workers for a cheap wage is over. Now, they can make a good salary and the businesses benefit from the stability and reliability of strong employees.” The Korea Federation of Small and Medium Businesses said, “Although the recovery of the manufacturing business is good news, the raised wage is still a burden for them. The businesses are demanding a solution of supply and demand through reinforcing the quarter of foreign workers.” ■

lated case, according to the Freedom House report, which claims Lee-Myung-bak has appointed his “allies” at a number of large media companies, despite journalists’ protests. Such direct interference is a threat to media neutrality and the Hankyoreh’s English editor, Jang Jang-soo, believes this is already a serious problem. He stated that “major media outlets… appear to be willing to cooperate with the Lee Myung-bak administration to distribute inaccurate information.” Further professing that the government’s “possible concealment and fabrications”, supported by a subservient media, makes truthful reporting very hard. This extends beyond last year’s sinking of the Cheonan warship. While most major newspapers unquestioningly accepted the official report, the Hankyoreh has raised some serious concerns in light of conflicting claims from both eyewitnesses and the Russian investigation. Jang-soo wants an independent investigation- “We don’t have enough information to determine the truth.” He stressed that the Hankyoreh, as with most small and independent publications, is free to report as it chooses. The conflicts arise for the big corporations, who must compete in a market over which the government holds great power. A perfect example of this arose late last year, when the government personally selected news organizations to run lucrative new TV channels. Through the Korea Communications Commission (KCC), it awarded contracts to five corporations, who together will dominate the TV news agenda. This resulted in comments made by Kwon Eun-kyoung, who is the English editor for www.dailynk.com. “The KCC
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inclined to major newspaper companies, which are conservative and friendly to the Lee administration.” Censorship The Freedom House report states that “North Korea–related content has been heavily and explicitly filtered under the provisions of the National Security Law, which classifies content that ‘praises, promotes, and glorifies North Korea’ as ‘illegal information.’” The report claims there are now 65 sites blocked under these terms. Within days of their appearance, the government had blocked the Facebook and Twitter accounts of Uriminzokkiri, a website run by the North Korean government targeting South Koreans. The government also, according to Eunkyoung, monitors any pro-North Korea websites. She claims that such actions will continue as long as North Korean espionage activities, such as the recent potential crippling of Nonghyup bank, continue.  North Korea continues to influence many groups in South Korea, such as the National Teachers’ Union and the Democratic Labor party, as well as a multitude of leftist organizations. In late May, it emerged that 70 soldiers were members of a pro-North Korea website; the owner of which is now in jail. In this fractious environment, Eun-kyoung believes censorship to be “inevitable”. Less inevitable is the recent case of Samsung’s pressure on Naver to remove a blog post critical of their Galaxy 2 Smartphone, when the company used vague defamation laws to their advantage. One official said that they receive many similar requests every month, suggesting that online opinion is being shaped in favor of the corporations. ■

Daegu’s first casino opened without much fanfare earlier this year, and anyone who’s visited it will attest to the spectral silence that haunts it on most nights. Often the dealers outnumber the players and the huge, glittering space is reminiscent of a Vegas apocalypse movie. The owners, however, are not perturbed. “Casinos are rarely profitable in the first 6-12 months,” said Ocean, Director of Marketing at Daegu Casino. “Our plan is to attract high-rollers from China and Japan using package deals, selling them cheap rooms, free flights to Daegu, and offers at various attractions.” A luxury golf course will open soon and places like Woobang Land and Spa Valley provide added lure. These plans remain embryonic at the moment, and the casino must make do with locals, particularly westerners, who, Ocean says: “gamble for fun, not for serious money. That is why we do not target those markets.” Whatever, they have made the place attractive to those of us who only know Blackjack and Texas Hold ‘em. Minimum bets are 10,000 won (while that may seem high, the odds are not weighted heavily in the dealers favor in these games); as long as you are playing, free drinks and food will flow all night long. They also run poker tournaments two or three times a week with varying buy-ins. The other major clients are Koreans who trick their way in using “passport residence” in another country. Many will travel to places, particularly in South America, where they can pick up a green card in about 30 days. They can then use this to claim resi-

dency for work purposes in that country, and thus be considered foreign enough for the casinos. Recently, two men with passport residence but living in Korea cheated the Seoul casinos for 8 billion won, sparking calls to close this loophole. A Foreign Ministry official explained the difficulty of this: “It takes about two months to verify suspicious residence permits, but we’re required under present laws to issue a residency passport within eight days, so we have to hand out the passports without being able to verify the applicants.” The Daegu Casino will rely on westerners and the odd cheeky native for the time being, but it faces an uphill battle to gain recognition outside this fair city. It is illegal even to advertise casinos in China, though it can be mentioned as a feature of the hotel. Most worryingly, the Daegu Casino is in direct competition with Seoul, Macau, and a host of other well-known cities for the elusive high-rollers. However, Ocean says, it does have one ace up its sleeve: “Daegu is already a very popular hub for medical tourism and we’re working with people to see if we can tie the two into each other. This has the added bonus of making it much easier for the Chinese to secure visas.” ■
Fanfare - 대대적인 광고 ■ attest - 증명( 입증)하다 ■ reminiscent of ~ 을 떠올리게 하다 ■ Perturb - 걱정하다 ■ Embryonic 초기 단계인 ■ loophole - 허점 ■ have one ace up its sleeve - 남들이 모르 는 장점(히든 카드)을 가지다

cause each household must pay for every garbage bag used, they are less inclined to throw away otherwise recyclable or compostable objects, lest they fill up the bag more quickly. Violators of the system also face a fine of 500,000 won. Has this process worked to reduce overall garbage volume and increase recycling efforts? The answer is “yes.” Figures from the Ministry of Environment show that the amount of solid waste per person was reduced 26% from 1.33kg per day in 1994 (the year before the system was in operation) to 0.99kg per day in 2006. Subsequently, the level of recycling increased by an impressive 213%, from 8,927 tons per day in 1994 to 27,900 tons per day in 2006. The recycling of food waste also increased from 9.8 percent of total food waste in 1997 to 94 percent in 2006. Concerns can be raised about the environmental effects of producing the trash bags themselves as opposed to allowing the re-use of all the grocery store bags we accumulate over time (that drawer full of random shopping bags). In response, grocery stores began selling the special waste bags to carry purchased goods and can later be used as regular trash bags for garbage disposal.

Though the idea of buying expensive trash bags may seem burdensome, the system new system is quite ingenious: people pay only for the trash they create and an ethic of staunch recycling and composting now exists. As stated in the 2003 Korea Environmental Policy Bulletin, “consumers are realizing more that ‘disposing waste costs money’ and consumers’ interest in reducing waste has grown.” ■

For more information, see the Ministry of Korea’s website at http://eng.me.go.kr.

Gesticulate - 손짓, 발짓으로 나타내다 ■ Cumbersome - 복잡하고 비능률적인 ■ Municipality - 자치 구, 마을 ■ lest ~ (좋지 않은) 을 막다, 방지하다 ■ Violators - 법,제 도,질서 등을 어기는 자들 ■ staunch - 충실 한 ,신뢰할 수 있는

A Proud Seat for Seoul Among Asian Cities
Written by waVerly De BruiJn Klaw Translation by merea lee Earlier this year, a major report was published by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that dug into current trends among major cities in Asia. In the Asian Green City Index, the EIU looked at 22 Asian cities (capitals and other leading business centers) and compared them against each other in key areas of environmental performance. The study concluded that Seoul ranked “above average” (receiving a score of 4 out of 5), and shares this distinction with Hong Kong, Osaka, Taipei, Tokyo, and Yokohama. The city of Singapore was the only city to achieve the score of “well above average.” Seoul, the third most densely populated city in the study, ranked well in areas of energy and carbon dioxide, transportation, water, land use and buildings, sanitation, and environmental governance. Seoul was lauded for having one of the best transportation networks of buses and subways, and for having minimal water leakage problems coupled with one of the highest rates of access to sanitation and wastewater treatment. The city is also at the top of its class (compared to cities with similar income levels) for low carbon dioxide emissions and high energy efficiency. However, the study revealed that Seoul residents are wasteful and lazy! The Asian
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Written by waVerly De BruiJn Klaw Oasis appears  Decay now gives way to growth  Nature rejoices Louis J. Lombardo1 On a hot day last week, my husband and I happened upon a hidden oasis in Daegu: the Daegu Arboretum. We strolled through the park, which featured 230,000 square meters of gardens and greenhouses, including a cactus greenhouse, a bog garden, an herb garden, and a picnic area. It was bustling with children and adults alike, all enjoying the space and their ability to connect more closely with nature. The arboretum, while a splendid refuge for city residents, also holds a deeper significance: the park is built on a large landfill that was in operation from 1968-1990. It was then converted into civic space by the city government. This project, which opened in 2002, is part of a growing trend in cities across the world. You don’t have to go far from Daegu to see other successful landfill retrofits. Once known for its flowers and vegetable gardens, the small island of Najido in the Han River near Seoul became a landfill site in the 1970s. As the repository for the trash coming from the growing city, the site quickly expanded into a mountain of trash said to be 34 times the size of the Pyramids of Giza. After the landfill was closed in 1993, the City of Seoul installed 100 methane gas extraction wells to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help power the city. The 2002 World Cup brought

Daegu Retrofits “Trashed” Land Into Beneficial Community Space

Translation by Sehee lee

Agent Orange Investigations Intensify
Written by michelle Van BalKom The Korean government will be testing the ground and water of 85 US military bases after another allegation of Agent Orange dumping. Several provinces have already started their own test saying that the American military is being too “slow and careful” in their investigations. Some activitists are calling for revisions to the Status of Forces Agreement since the current rules allow to U.S. government to “respect” South Korea’s environmental laws, regulations, and standards, but does not state that it must observe them. Activists would like the agreement to be changed so that the U.S. could be held responsible for their part in any environmental pollution. Lt. Gen. John D. Johnson, commander of the Eighth U.S. Army and lead investigator for the Camp Carroll probe, stressed the need for patience, saying he shares the concerns of the local residents.     “We regret the concern these allegations have caused to our Korean neighbors,” Johnson said.     The U.S. military is “committed to cooperating fully with the Korean government during this investigation. We owe it to them to ensure our investigation is deliberate, thorough and transparent,” he said.     “My focus is to ensure there is no risk to the health of the people on Camp Carroll or off Camp Carroll. And if there is, I’ll fix it,” Johnson said.. ■

renewed interest in redesigning Najido into an eco-friendly island. 2.8 million square meters of former landfill were transformed into five differently themed parks. Today, the successful World Cup Park sees 9.8 million visitors a year.  In Hangzhou, China, a company is turning trash into cash by converting an old landfill into a tourist attraction. Since it opened last year, over 10,000 visitors have taken a “trash tour” at the former landfill to see how methane gasses (which are produced by decaying garbage and contribute to climate change 20 times more than carbon dioxide) are being captured and burned to produce electricity. This methane capture process currently provides enough energy to power 8,000 local homes. Cities in Massachusetts, USA are taking a different approach to producing energy from landfill space by installing solar panels on top of capped (closed and covered) landfill sites. In Canton, city officials plan to install 24,000 solar panels which will generate up to 5.6 Megawatts of power by 2012 (the state’s goal is to produce 250 Megawatts of solar energy by 2017). The town of Greenfield is pursuing a 2 Megawatt landfill solar panel project that’s power will be enough to provide electricity for 40% of all the public buildings in the town, including schools and street lights. Even in the Big Apple (or just a stone’s throw away), New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is championing the conversion of the Freshkills landfill on Staten Island into

a 2,200 acre park that will be three times the size of Central Park. The Freshkills landfill opened in 1948 and by 1955, it was the largest landfill in the world. At its peak operation, the Freshkills landfill took in 27,000 pounds of garbage per day from the growing city of New York. In an effort in progress since 1999 (before the last bag of garbage was even dumped) New York City officials embarked on a planning and execution process that will continue for the next 30 years. Early phases of the park perimeter - sections near neighborhoods - will be equipped with playgrounds and sports fields as early as 2011. When living and planning in urban environments, innovation and creativity are essential. Projects that turn trashed land into treasure may be difficult to envision at first, but their features greatly benefit environmental and social aspects of city life. So the next time you’re looking for something to do, head out to the Daegu Arboretum and appreciate the hidden history of this unique reclaimed space. ■

Daegu arboretum:  284 Daegok-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu  Phone: 82-53-642-4100  Hours:  Mar to May, Sep, Oct: 9 am to 6 pm June to aug: 9 am to 7 pm Nov to Feb: 9 am to 5 pm Closed on Mondays Daegu city website: http://english.daegu. go.kr/cms/cms.asp?Menu=96&Categor y=6&Action=view&TourId=190 
happened upon - 우연히 발견하다 ■ bustling - 부산한, 북적거리는 ■ landfill retrofits - 변화된 쓰레기 매립지 ■ repository - 저장소, 보관소 ■ methane gas extraction wells - 메탄 가스 추출 우물 ■ solar panels - 태양 전지판 ■ At its peak operation - 운영 의 절정기일 때 ■ Perimeter - 주위(주변) ■ Envision - 마음속에 그리다(상상하다) ■ reclaimed space - 매립공간

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the right veers into a world of sake. Enjoy bombs and warm rice wine to accompany Japanese dishes. If this alley doesn’t suit you, sake can be found elsewhere. Just look for red lanterns and glowing Japanese signs. For wine connoisseurs, Buda offers an extensive international list within a cave like atmosphere of hanging silk curtains and flowing water displays. Curl up in a dark nook and browse selections like Italian Chianti, Argentinean Malbec, and Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. The list starts at 30,000 a bottle. From Samdeok, take your first left down Club Street and another left at the third intersection. Buda’s artistic, circular sign will appear on the left past the giant Bus restaurant. If it’s beer you want, the best Hof award goes to Beer Bong. Intrigue meets alcohol in this spacious soju setup of booth seating, an outdoor patio, and tabletop service buttons. The soju comes cheap and the beer in innovative tube glasses of varying shapes and sizes. It’s a must-try and can be found beneath Traveler’s on the 2nd floor. Look for the pink sign. Finally leaving downtown, make your way behind VIPs buffet on a Saturday night to pregame on Makgeolli. This common backstreet looks all too familiar, but on Saturdays, a cultural festival of sorts springs to life as shop owners set up booths to showcase their talents and wares. It’s Korean heavy, but the folks are more than merry around foreigners. Expect to be invited to tables at one of the many Makgeolli joints. From the Daegu Bank exit, VIPs sits on the left just after the bridge. Enter the alley through the colorful lego-looking steel work overhead and look for the “Makgeolli Christmas trees.” So get out there and explore a bit. Everyone’s nightlife needs twist once in awhile. Cheers and safe drinking! ■
spice something up - 흥취(묘미)를 더하다 ■ prowl - 동물이 (특히 먹이를 찾아 살금살 금) 돌아다니다, 서성거리다 ■ elbowroom 몸을 편히 움직일 수 있는 공간 ■ veer - (특 히 차량이) 방향을 홱 틀다 ■ connoisseur (예술품, 음식, 음악의) 감정가, 전문가
Cointinued from pg 5: A Proud seat...

Spice Up Your Nightlife

Written by Priya Sam Translation by eunoK Kim anD Kate hwa one Shin Now that summer is here, so too are the beautiful flowers that color Korea in vibrant shades of pink and red. Well, at Constance Flower, it’s summer all year round. This quaint and cozy café, located near Hyeonchungro subway station, is a peaceful place with trendy décor and stunning flowers. What really sets Constance Flower apart is the owner, Nam Suyoung. With her education and experience in the art of flower arrangement, she alone spent a year designing this modern café. While she has worked at various jobs in the flower decorating industry, she always dreamed of opening her own café. In November 2010, this dream became a reality. Suyoung was taking classes in flower arrangement here in Daegu when one of her teachers recommended that she study at an institute in England. She spent one year at the Constance Spry Flower School in London. She was awarded her diploma after six months, and she spent the next six months taking extra classes to upgrade her skills. After returning to Korea, she worked at the Hotel Inter-Burgo for five years. She, along with two other florists, was in charge of designing the flower arrangements for a variety of functions from weddings to conferences. While she enjoyed this position, she still longed to be her own boss. Now that she has her own café, she can make all the decisions on her own. Not only can people visit her café and appreciate her beautiful flower arrangements, but they can also learn from her. Suyoung offers a variety of classes in flower arrangement- including a basic course, a florist course, a shop opening

Coffee and Classes at Constance Flower

Written by laurent Sewell Let’s face it: downtown Daegu is small. But if you’re looking for a little variety in your drinking diet, the Rodeo District may have some surprises yet. Starting with casual hangouts that some of the regulars may be familiar with, Traveler’s sits at the top of the list. On a good night, this sports bar, beer, and cocktail joint is jam-packed with foreigners. There are specials on the dinner menu like 2-for-1 Wing Night on Tuesdays (8,000 won for twenty) and even free shots during wild weekend promotions. Enjoy free pool, dart machines, and the expansive hardwood interior with plenty of seating. Entering from

Translation by Boyoung Kwon Samdeok, take the second left and head past Gallery Zone. It’ll be on the fourth floor on your right. MF Bar is another foreigner friendly establishment that’s paved its way as a new hotspot. The bar managers are exceedingly friendly and the atmosphere is colorful with art and floral designs. They have a table for “flip-cup” and two dollar beer on tap. Make your way down International Street and you’ll see the green sign on your left just before Thursday Party. Speaking of Thursday Party, there’s a new one in town. No offense to our men in uniform, but there’s fewer military here and a little more elbow room. The new installment also features beer pong and shuffleboard tables. Coming down International Street, pass the first intersection and it’s on the left past Urban and MIES. If it’s quiet you need, prowl straight down from Samdeok and look for Teum Bar on the right, a luxury bar with mood lighting, classy cocktails, and imported beer. There’s a stretching island bar and comfy booths for your companions. Drinks can be pricy but enjoy free snacks at the table. Just before Teum Bar, a tiny alleyway on

course and a wedding course. Each of these consists of 15 sessions, which are priced at 50,000won per session. She also offers a one-day course for 30,000won. The one-day course focuses on easy but interesting arrangements and each participant gets to take home the arrangement they make. She is flexible with scheduling; so, if you’re looking for something fun to do with your friends, be sure to contact her! I wondered if it might be hard to get some rare flowers here in Daegu, but Suyoung told me that she is able to get almost any kind from Chilseong market or from a flower market in Seoul. She mentioned that one of the hardest things for her to do is to get up early to get the best flowers at the market. Suyoung often gets her inspiration from magazines, and she noted the importance of staying up-to-date with trends. For example, orange lip color is a huge trend in Korea this year. To compliment this trend, Suyoung has been making flower arrangements accented with bold orange blooms. If you’re looking for a peaceful place where you can be surrounded by the mesmerizing colors and tantalizing smells of exotic flowers or if you’re interested in learning more about the art of flower arrangement- visit Constance Café. You can also contact the café at 053-623-1550. ■
vibrant shades of pink and red - 새 빨강에 분홍 빛 (알록달록) ■ up-to-date (=Update) ~ 최신(유행)화 하다 ■ Mesmerizing - 매혹 적인 ■ tantalizing - 감질나게 하는

Green City Index found that “[Seoul] produces the most waste among all 22 cities in the Index, at an estimated 996 kg per person per year, well above the Index average of 375 kg.” Seoul also only scored “average” on its air quality because of the amount of nitrogen dioxide emissions. “It has the second highest concentration of this pollutant in the Index, at 71 micrograms per cubic metre, compared to the average of 47 micrograms. This is due to Seoul’s over-reliance on cars — automobiles are a main source of nitrogen dioxide — and they are responsible for almost three quarters of Seoul’s air pollution.” Seoul also boasts less green space than the study’s average. The report highlighted figures from the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank revealing that Asian cities are becoming more concentrated as people migrate to urban centers (over the last five years over 100,000 residents moved to Asian cities every day). Overall, the study sought to determine the environmental strength of these leading cities and offer areas for improvement. ■ Website: www.siemens.com/entry/cc/ en/greencityindex.htm Cities in the study: Bangkok, Thailand Manila, Philippines Mumbai, India Beijing, China Nanjing, China Bengaluru, India Osaka, Japan Delhi, India Seoul, South Korea Guangzhou, China Shanghai, China Hanoi, Vietnam Singapore, Singapore Hong Kong, China Taipei, Taiwan Jakarta, Indonesia Tokyo, Japan Karachi, Pakistan Wuhan, China Kolkata, India Kuala Lumpur, Ma- Yokohama, Japan laysia
Asian Green City Index - 아시아 녹색지수 ■ minimal water leakage problems - 지하 수 유출 문제 ■ wastewater treatment - 폐 수 처리 ■ amount of nitrogen dioxide emissions - 이산화질소 배출량 ■ over-reliance on cars - 과도한 자동차 이용률

Woobang Sky Jump
Written by erin Petrey Woobang Tower rises 202 meters above Daegu and defines our city’s skyline. Some choose to admire it from afar while others choose to enjoy the landmark by jumping off its upper deck. This is the Sky Jump. If you’re a hardcore adrenaline junkie, the 123-meter drop is more like splashing around in the kiddie pool. But for the less-adventuresome who wish to step outside of their comfort zone and make the plunge (assisted by guide wires and a braking system), Sky Jump is not to be missed. The tower itself offers many attractions, including a Western restaurant, a bar, and some sort of a sexual education center for kids. But the real draw is the chance to throw yourself off a tall building. Once you reach the observation deck, take in the panoramic views of the city, make a trip to the “Sky Toilet,” then head over to the Sky Jump desk. After swapping a ticket for a colorful jumpsuit, you will notice the onlookers amassing around the jump platform to cheer you on. When I made my plunge, I was elected as the first to drop. I accepted my lot and headed to the ramp that stretches away from the tower and above the park. Karabiners
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The Ten Best Korean Movies You Didn’t Know Existed
Written by lucaS BrailSforD Part One If one were to prejudge Korean cinema by the quality of Korean television, it would be understandable to have rather low standards; however, you should resist this urge and read on. This article is intended to help guide film lovers to some fantastic Korean films which have somehow remained unknown to the general population.  Within Korea's recent cinematic Renaissance, many daring, brilliant, and creative directors have sprouted up and made some ingenious movies, garnering attention from film festivals the world over. This top ten list covers the best in Korean cinema. The genres vary from comedy, romance, psychological thriller, crime, western, and even a monster movie to boot. Part one lists the tenth through the sixth. Enjoy! #10 - The Good, the Bad, the Weird [좋 은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈] (2008) dir. Kim Ji-woon Does the title seem familiar? This is the Korean rendition of a certain classic western by Sergio Leone.  The film is set on the fringes Translation by hyeyoung Shin of the Japanese empire in 1940s Manchuria. The plot follows a variety of unsavory characters (double-crossing Manchu warlords, ruthless Korean bandits, independence fighters, debonair bounty-hunters, and lecherous Japanese soldiers) all willing to kill each other for an ancient Qing dynasty treasure map. The movie never pretends to be original. It pays homage not only to The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, but also to the Indiana Jones series. It is slapstick and totally preposterous at times, but thoroughly entertaining. So, why not try the first and only Kimchi Western? #9 - Spring Summer Fall Winter...and Spring [봄, 여름, 가을, 겨울 그리고 봄] (2003) dir. Kim Ki-duk Most of Kim Ki-duk’s movies are difficult to place, difficult to explain. They are unconventional and sometimes even bizarre. This film is no different. An elderly monk raises a boy on a Buddhist temple floating in a pristine mountain lake. Four distinct chapters of their lives are told thematically through the changing of the four seasons.  The story

and ropes in place, I was swung out into the open air to take a few “action shots” before being let fly. I noticed a hoard of spectators gathered closely around the glass offering peace signs and “fighting” fist pumps of encouragement. As I dangled above the park, I suddenly heard a quick “Goodbye!” and I began to speed toward the concrete target below. Seconds later, I was safe on the ground and instructed to ride the elevator back up. My return was reminiscent of that return to Earth scene from Armageddon, as I received applause and queries from the curious yet terrified spectators. As proof of my jump, I was handed a souvenir packet with photos and a certificate of completion. To celebrate, my friends and I headed up a few floors to enjoy an ice cold beer. If you want to make the jump, head over to Woobang Land across from Duryu Park. Sky Jump tickets are available at the entrance and run about 33,000 won per person. And don’t worry, if you get cold feet after purchasing a ticket, you can come back within 30 days and re-challenge yourself. Godspeed! ■

is intertwined with both traditional Korean folktales and Buddhist allegories. It is beautiful, thought-provoking, and open to interpretation. Don't expect an action movie, but rather a slow-paced study of human nature covering the cyclical patterns of life, the fall from grace, punishment, and ultimately, redemption.  #8 - My Sassy Girl [엽기적인 그녀] (2001) dir. Kwak Jae-yong Dudes be forewarned: this is a romantic comedy.  I can just imagine all the Daegu men cringing right now in perfect unison. Under most circumstances, there would be no space for a romantic comedy on any top ten list, but after watching this movie, I can't help but fall for its charm. The story centers around an effeminate young man and his encounter with a staggeringly drunk, yet beautiful woman on a subway. For better or for worse, his life becomes entwined with that of this sharp-tongued, heavy-drinking "sassy" girl. All too often, romantic comedies follow the same overdone plot-line, but this one is original and not all that romantic. I swear. #7 - The Chaser [추격자] (2008) dir. Na Hong-jin An ex-police officer turned pimp uncovers a pattern of disappearances when two of his escorts and many from his competitors have

gone missing after visiting the same anonymous man.  Taking matters into his own hands, the pimp, played by Kim Yoon-seok, tries to find the man using his last escort as bait. A strange and violent story unravels from here. The acting is amazing, especially by Ha Jeong-woon, who plays the deranged killer.  This is a captivating and cunning thriller, but definitely not for the faint of heart. #6 - A Bittersweet Life [달콤한 인생] (2005) dir. Kim Ji-woon Lee Byung-hun plays a mob-boss’s right hand man. He is collected, perfectly loyal, and efficiently violent. However, after he is issued controversial orders, he faces a moral dilemma: obey his boss's demands or abide by his own moral code. A story of betrayal, bloodshed, and revenge, this movie has striking cinematography and bone-crushing fight sequences. This is a violent and stylish action flick which is simultaneously philosophical, a strange but refreshing change from this genre's norm. ■
cinematic Renaissance - 영화 르네상스 ■ sprouted up - 자라나기 시작하다 ■ bountyhunters - 현상금 사냥꾼들 ■ thoughtprovoking - 시사하는 바가 많은, 진지하게 생각을 하게 하는 ■ sharp-tongued - 독설을 내뱉는, 신랄한 july 2011 ■ InDaegu ■ 7

boat down the lush Mekong Delta and visit various tropical fruit-rich islands, lazy palmshaded canals, and a floating market. Opt for the homestay if you don’t mind a few bugs in your bungalow. The hosts have humble riverside properties, generous dinners, and offer cultural details you won’t find in the city. Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, bears a governmental vibe of flag-hung alleyways and the cultural landmarks of former dynasties. Do partner up with foreigners at the airport for a $12 taxi into town. It’s a forty-five minute ride and cabbies will try to rip you off. Make sure to find the Bia Hoi microbrewery and enjoy cheap booze and the traditional snack Nem Chau (cured pork) for some local flavor. Book tours to Halong Bay and Sapa in town but take time to properly bargain. You’ll find multitudes of guest hotels and hostels in the Old Quarter around Hoan Kiem Lake. The Halong Bay tour will cruise Vietnam’s Northeast coast on a hearty wooden vessel. The eye candy of the surrounding archipelago and rising islets is like a tableau from a movie. Opt to stay a night onboard and enjoy the sunset after sailing and swimming in the bay. If offered a $3 boat ride into the “secret” cave, DO IT. The elusive lagoon cove is a worthy experience. With multiple nights, stay on Cat Ba Island. You’ll be rewarded with a steamy jungle hike and the freedom to explore the island’s many historical caves, world renowned rock climbing, and boardwalk nightlife. Rent a scooter to facilitate exploration. Splurge a bit on this tour for a classier boat, larger meals, and more respectable guides. After the night train from Hanoi, immerse yourself in Sapa: Vietnam’s Eden of terrace carved hills, towering mountains, and resplendent greenery. Choose the homestay and you’ll be welcomed by various local tribes as they guide you through the hills, marshy terrace paths, and small villages. Sapa can be unbearably misty, so shoot for March and May for the clearest views. Hit up trip advisor or grab a Lonely Planet to make game plans. Một hai ba, Yo (cheers) and safe travels! ■
Bartering skills - 흥정 하는 법(흥정 잘 하 는 방법) ■ Pester - 성가시게 하다. 조르다 ■ Bootleg - 불법의, 해적판의 ■ Archipelago 다도해, 군도 ■ Islet - 작은 섬 ■ Tableaux - 광 경 ■ Splurge - 돈을 물쓰듯 쓰다


Derval O’Rourke- Ireland’s Premiere Athlete
Written by Kenneth Quillian Derval O’ Rourke will be representing my fine country (Ireland) in the 100 meter hurdles at the 2011 Championsips. Derval, who just turned 30 on May 28, hails from Cork, in my opinion, will have a great chance of claiming a podium position even though the competition will be fierce. With a World Indoor 60 meter hurdles gold to her name as well as two European Championship silvers from Barcelona last year, she is used to putting up a performance when needed so hopefully she can do so in Daegu. I asked her a few brief questions and am very thankful she took the time to answer them:
1. How are the preparations going for the World Championships in Daegu? What is your daily routine? 3. How do you plan on coping with the extreme heat and humidity that Daegu endures at this time of the year?

Tyson Gay Pulls Out
Written by Kenneth Quillinan After just recently interviewing Tyson Gay, he seemed unsure if he was going to be able to compete in Daegu. He tentatively said when I asked him about competing in Daegu, ‘’I ran there in 2009 but never had the opportunity to spend much time in the city. I hope to return there later in the summer, there are lots of people preparing to put on such a big event’’. His hopes were dashed when he recently withdrew from the US Nationals after experiencing tightness in his hip 30 minutes before the start of the 100-meter semifinals race. Having such a rigorous training schedule may have been the cause of his injury’’Everyday starts out in the weight room around 7am or so. Then I go to the track and am finished by early in the afternoon. Then I grab some lunch, followed by some physio work before going home to relax so I am ready for the next day’s work’’, he said. I asked Tyson a lot of questions about his trip to Daegu but it would not be relevant to publish them now due to his confirmed absence from the games, which will clearly take some gloss off the men’s 100 meter race-my moneys on Bolt now for sure! I would like to thank Mr. Richard Kenah of Global Athletics for assisting me with this interview-he is a former US middle distance runner who won bronze medals over 800 meters at the 1997 World Indoor Championships and at the World Championships in Athens. ■

Thankfully my race is very short (12.5 seconds!) which means the heat is less of a factor. I will spend some time training in hotter climates to adapt.
4. Who do you think is going to light up these games with their performances?

In Irish terms, I feel David Gillick is due a big championship performance and outside of the Irish team I think the men’s hurdles will be an amazing race. It will be very competitive between Oliver, Robles and Liu.
5.Have you been to Daegu before? Do you realize that there is close to 100 Irish people living here??

Môt hai ba, Yo!
Written by laurent Sewell Translation by Sangwoo Kim

All is going well. I’m looking forward to the season now. Preparations have been good the past few months. Most days I train between 10.30-1.30 either doing weights or running sessions.
2.What are your personal goals for these championships?

No I’ve never been before. I hope some of those 100 people will be out cheering on the Irish team. ■

The women’s hurdles is really competitive with a lot of girls running really well so I want to make the final and then see what happens from there. Making the final is always tough in my event so I’ll work hard towards that.

Interview with Vivian Cheruiyot
Once again I would like to thank Ricky Simms for assisting me with this interview. Us Irish folk are definitely the worlds greatest! With unfortunate news of Tyson Gay’s withdrawal from the games, we needed a quick replacement article and this was when I was put in touch with another prominent athlete that Mr. Simms manages. Vivian Cheruiyot is a long distance runner from Kenya. She represented Kenya at the 2000 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Olympics. Cheruiyot won a silver medal in the 5000 meters at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics and became the world champion in the same event in Berlin 2009.She will definitely be a force to be reckoned with in Daegu. This interview took place on June 25, 2011.
1. How are the preparations going for the upcoming World Championships here in Daegu? Have you been here before?

It’s more than tropical jungles and old war stories. Vietnam resounds with proud culture, rich history, and diverse destinations from the breathtakingly exotic to the mystical and fantastic. If you’re planning your next vacation, Vietnam is a travel spot not to be missed. Just make sure to bring plenty of sunscreen, bug spray, and bartering skills. The first thing you want to do anywhere in Vietnam is to learn to say “No.” You’ll be

pestered by peddling locals every step of the way. Also remember that prices can drop at least 50% or more. If you’re into Lonely Planet or Rough Guides, admirable bootlegs can be bought for five bucks on the street. Starting in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), look to De Tham Street for the backpacker’s district. There are plenty of foreigners here to ask questions and a vibrant nightlife. Don’t be tempted by scooter fares - automo-

tive transit can be dangerous. Instead, grab a map from your guest hotel and navigate the city on foot. Book a half day tour for the Cu Chi tunnels and explore some war history and booby traps, even fire machineguns at the on site shooting range. Afterwards, visit the War Remnants Museum for a shocking perspective on the legendary American War and other cultural spots like Ben Thanh Market. With a day or more, take a tour by

is and generally relaxing. I will start warm up 1 hour before the time I have to go to the competition.
4. Who has been the biggest inspiration in your life?

I think the two people who support me a lot are my husband Moses and my coach Ricky Simms.
5. Are you on a strict diet or can you indulge in some junk food every now and again??If so what would you choose?

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Pohang and Beyond
New to Daegu? Donghwa-sa’s lost its charm after the fifth trip? If so, you’ll find there’s more to see locally with me, your Daegu Daytripper. That’s my specialty: the day trip. What’s worth seeing? Are the directions on this blog post from 2006 still accurate? What’s the best and cheapest way to get there? Worry no more. I’ll set you up with some interesting little day trips that can be had for cheap and give you enough time to make it back downtown to knock one back at Organ Bar. So hop on board, this train’s headin’ the Pohang way! Our first stop is Bogyeong-sa. This quiet temple was established in 603 AD and guards a trail leading to the fabulous “Waterfall
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Daegu Daytripper

I try to eat a strict diet. Fortunately, in Kenya we have a very healthy diet but I sometimes eat less healthy food.
6. What has been the happiest moment of your life?

The happiest moment was winning the World Championships in Berlin in 2009.
7. How would you like to be remembered?

Written by traViS hayeS Translation by Kate hwa one Shin fee. The temple lies ahead, but the main attraction is to the left of the temple in a series of twelve waterfalls. As a warning daytripper: how many of those falls you get to see depends on how well you budget your time. The hike isn’t hard and you’re well rewarded with a well spaced series of picturesque waterfalls. Yeonsan Waterfall, the seventh, is one of the most spectacular. The views are serenely captivating, with rock faces stoically watching over large pools fed by small, but charming, waterfalls. You can imagine monks of old meditating besides these very falls. The area is fairly popular among Koreans young and old, so expect to share the rushing water, still shallow pools, and leafy trails with plenty of visitors dressed fully in hiking gear. At times you may need to jockey for position to get that perfect picture. Before you dash off on your waterfall extravaganza, be sure to remember that the last bus from Bogyeong-sa to Pohang leaves at 6:00 p.m. Happy daytripping! ■
knock one back at ~ 에서 한잔하다 ■ Serenely - 평온하게,고요하게 ■ Stoically - 태 연하게,절도 있게 ■ still - 소리없이 흐리 는, 잔잔한 ■ leafy - 녹음이 우거진 ■ jockey - 기수

Kingdom.” Getting here is easy enough; I opted for the 9am Mugunghwa train from Dongdaegu that arrives at 10:52am. Now here’s the trick daytrippers, you need to get to the bus stop across the street from Pohang’s Shiwae Intercity Bus Terminal by 11:25am to catch the 510 bus (it will run you 1,500 won). A 4,000 won taxi from the train station should leave you with plenty of time. Another bus leaves at 12:55pm, but you may be pressed for time. When you get to the bus’s final stop, there’s only one central path shouldered by a series of shops and restaurants. Follow the flowing water up the street to the scenic temple gate and pay the 2,000 won entrance

Preparations are going well. I won my first two Diamond League races in Shanghai and Eugene. I aim to run in both the 5000m and 10,000m in Daegu. I have never been to Korea before.
2. What is your daily routine building up to these games?

I want to be remembered as one of the top female distance runners in the world. I want to keep winning medals and running fast times. People seem to remember me as I am small but have a big smile.
8. Will any of your family/friends be making the trip to Daegu to support you?

My husband Moses may be coming to Daegu – I am not yet sure.
9. Apart from yourself, who do you think will light up Daegu during the games?

I train at 6am, 11am and sometimes at 5pm. As a distance runner I run a lot of miles but also have to do exercises and get massages to keep my body healthy.
3. How do you prepare during the few hours leading up to your event?

I think Usain will be the star of the World Championships.
10. Will you have much time while here to experience some of Korea’s culture?

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I will sleep during the afternoon of the race, and then travel to the competition approximately 3 hours before the start time. The first hour will be spent getting my running number, looking to see where the call room

I always like to look around but as an athlete I have to focus on my competitions and if I do two races I will not have much free time. For more information on these games log onto www.iaaf.org. Hope to see you there!’’ ■

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Where luxury and good food come together:


Written by Shelley D’Souza Translation by gihyun Sung front, there is a small clothing rack. The owner used to own a clothing store, so she felt that she needed to bring that part of her to the restaurant. She is also a fan of decorating and wanted to branch out from clothing to a restaurant style venue. When asked why Schumann& is better than other places, her response was that she cares about the customer. She cares about where they sitthe scenery and decorations; she wanted to emphasize the abundance of space as opposed to other smaller places. Schumann& does not disappoint at all in this regard. I am a big fan of being comfortable when I’m sitting to eat my food. I don’t like feeling rushed or sitting in such close proximity to people to the point that I can hear every word of their conversation or have to deal with them bumping into me as they walk by. Schumann& is a quaint restaurant that has everything you need: coffee, pasta, rice, and beer. The coffee menu is in both English and Korean and boasts many types of coffee, special drinks (there’s even chai latte!), and herbal teas. The rest of the menu is only in Korean, so perfect time to practice. They have a menu of side dishes that come with ordering coffee, such as sandwiches and some interesting toasts like banana kiwi. The main course consists of either rice or spaghetti dishes. The rice dishes include bulgogi and rice, deokkuk, and vegetable fried rice. The spaghetti dishes include tomato, arrabiata, cream or tomato seafood, carbonara, vongole, and aglio. The most popular dish is the seafood spaghetti dish. In addition, all the dishes are reasonably priced and you get what you pay for. Upon looking at pictures, however, what I was most interested in was the salad, which may be what I miss the most from back home; when ordering your food, you get a complimentary salad, which is drizzled in a balsamic vinaigrette type sauce, and you can choose to end your meal with a complimentary coffee as well. Schumann& is a place where you can go time and time again to enjoy yourself, whether you are sipping on some tea, eating pasta or drinking a couple of Hoegaardens. It’s perfect for the soon coming summer nights. ■
an over abundance - 과다/과잉 ■ aesthetically pleasing - 미관상 만족스러운/기분좋 은 ■ stand out - 뛰어나다. 돋보이다 ■ vibe and décor - 분위기와 실내 장식 ■ to branch out - (일, 사업 등의 분야를) 확장하다 ■ bumping into ~ 와 부딪히다 ■ you get what you pay for - 돈 낸 것 만큼 얻는다 ■ sipping on - 조금씩 마시다. 한 모금씩 마시다

Russian Food Made Shaila’s Kitchen From the Heart
Experimental Indian Restaurant:
Written by michelle Van BalKom Translation by Kate hwa one Shin Written by michelle Van BalKom Research and translation by Sehee lee

Kimchi Au Bon Pain & a Tim Tam Slam Rueben
Written by erin Petrey

There is an overabundance of Italian restaurants in Daegu. Make your way into the downtown area and there is one on almost every corner. The quest to find the most authentic Italian food has not yet been fulfilled (except for a small place in Ulsan) but if you are looking for a more spacious and aesthetically pleasing place to eat, Schumann& is the place to be. Very conveniently situated right behind Hotel Novotel, Schumann& is also next to a wine bar, which is one of the best ways to end a night. Like some coffee shops, it is very spacious. What makes it stand out from the rest is the vibe and décor. Every table is different. If you wanted to relax, you can grab a magazine or a book from the stand, although they are all in Korean. If you need some more privacy, you can head downstairs to be further charmed by the interior design. There are many things that caught my eye when entering this restaurant. At the

Cooking in Korea can be a challenge, especially if you are new to the ingredients and cooking equipment. However, we are here to show you how to make delicious Korean food as well as items you may miss from back home. Ruebens are typically grilled sandwiches with sauerkraut, corned beef, and swiss cheese. However, with some easy substitutes you can have one that is just as good (some argue better) than the original. » Two slices of rye bread (available at Costco) » 2 tbsp of butter » 4 slices of pastrami (available from Costco or www.nicedeli.com) » 1/2 cup of cabbage kimchi » 2 slices of elemental cheese (available from Costco) » 1 tbsp of Hot English mustard (available from Home Plus) or Dijon Mustard Butter one side of each piece of bread. On one side of one piece of bread, spread the mustard. Place cheese on the same side. Then, pile on the pastrami. Cut up the kimchi into thin strips. Place over the pastrami. Close the sandwich with the butter on the outside. Heat the skillet to medium. Place sandwich on the skillet. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the bread becomes crispy and golden brown. Flip the sandwich and cook the other side so that it is the same. Remove the sandwich from the heat. Let it sit for 1 minute (trust me!). Cut in half and you are done! ■

A good sandwich is hard to come by in Korea. Thankfully, the newly opened Au Bon Pain in Suseong-gu’s Trump World is here to quench those waygook cravings. The international fast casual café, affectionately known as ABP, serves up some of the best sandwiches you’ll find in the city. The Daegu branch is more like an ABP Express; it offers a much smaller menu in comparison to the sprawling bakery displays and 10-pot soup bars familiar to those who frequent the chain in the US. However, the extremely pared down menu does not disappoint on flavor.
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Of the five sandwiches on the menu, I sprung for the Smoked Ham & Brie, while my companion chose the Chicken Mozzarella. Both were served on a well-made rosemary ciabatta with crisp lettuce and juicy tomato slices. The deli meat was excellent and the cheese extremely fresh. It was exactly what I’ve been missing. If sandwiches aren’t your jam, opt for a wrap, a fresh salad, a bread bowl of soup, or splurge for a goodie from the bakery. My only food-related complaint was that the café offers only one daily soup selection, and on my visit it was an un-

seasonably rich clam chowder. As for price, ABP is a bit steep by Korean standards, with a full meal (sandwich and drink) running about 12,000 won. For the size and quality, it’s definitely worth the extra won. After savoring our meals, dessert beckoned. ABP bakes up a wide selection of familiar favorites, including an array of cookies, muffins, and scones that all looked pretty tasty. They also provide the requisite coffee bar services. However, I was sent to ABP on a mission: perform a Tim Tam Slam. This sugary meme involves biting off the ends of this crunchy chocolate cookie (available at the café) and using it as a straw to enjoy a hot drink. I dunked one end of my cookie siphon into my Americano and began to slurp. The first few seconds are divine, rendering my black coffee more of a mocha sans milk. However, the cookie rapidly turned into a soggy, chocolate mess which I was forced to devour rapidly in fear of resembling my two-year-old self versus a chocolate pie. A Slam is a brilliant way to add a little sweet adventure to your coffee break. But be forewarned, it is messy and you will be covered in chocolate. ■

As many of us know, if you aren’t teaching English, job opportunities for foreigners in South Korea can be limited. One housewife from Bangladesh is navigating this problem by using her passion and turning it into a business opportunity. Shortly after getting married, Shaila Sharmin and her husband moved to Daegu so that her husband could pursue his PhD. She looked for employment and academic opportunities but found it difficult, especially with the lack of government help for citizens of Southeast Asian countries. To relieve her boredom, she started cooking for family and friends, using what she’d learned at her mother’s side as a child. She then opened a stall earlier this year at the Yeungnam University Food Festival to a very positive response. She then expanded the venture to cater to the fairly large foreign community in Gyeongsan and opened Shaila’s Kitchen out of her home. Ordering food from Shaila’s Kitchen is a mini-adventure in itself. First, you have to join her Facebook group: Indian FoodShaila’s Kichen. Once accepted, you can check out the menu items which all cost between 4,000-7,000 won. Then, you can order via email, Facebook, or phone. However, there are some rules. First, you must order two hours ahead when ordering for two, or twenty-four hours ahead for a larger group. You must pick up your order in Gyeongsan at Shaila’s apartment, and cancellations are not permissible. Why all the conditions? Shaila is running a small experimental operation and she wants to keep the quality of the food as high and as fresh as possible. Finding Shaila’s apartment can be challenging, so make sure you thoroughly check out the maps on the Facebook group. Shaila and her husband are super friendly and make visitors comfortable when they pick up their food. My companions and I took our meal to a nearby park with convenient picnic tables. We had a variety of dishes, including the chicken curry, chicken biryani, fish curry, and fried rice sets. We also sampled the sashlik kebab. Our complete meal cost 32,000 won, with each individual meal running around 4,000-6,000 won each. All of the food was good and it is clear that it is homemade. Our favorite dish was the sashlik kebab, as the chicken and veggies were well cooked and nicely seasoned. For the set menus, the food was also tasty and cooked with care. However, we felt that there was a lot of rice

and not enough of the sauce or main dish. As Shaila finds her feet in this business, I think the portion control will sort itself out. For people in the area, or others wanting to spend a relaxing day in beautiful Gyeongsan, Shaila’s Kitchen is a unique experience. ■ SHAILA’S KITCHEn address: 경북 경산시 삼풍동 511-15 청산원룸 201호 (712-210) Sampung-ro-2-gil 7-3 Room no:201 Phone: 010-4951-9555 email: ss_chaity@yahoo.com
Biryani - 페르시아 어로 브리야니 (비르야 니)고기,계란,야채,생선 등의 재료에 소스 를 넣어 볶은 볶음밥 ■ sashlik - 터키식 꼬 지구이 ■ partake of - 먹거나 마시다 ■ the portion control will sort itself out - 밥량에 맞게 반찬, 소스가 알맞게 담아 질 것이다

Ivonna Choi met her Korean husband at a wedding in Moscow. When he got sick, she was so concerned for him that she brought him to her home and nursed him back to health. Although he couldn’t speak Russian and she couldn’t speak Korean, they fell in love. For the past eight years, they’ve been living in Daegu along with their two sons, aged 7 and 4. However, she had health troubles when she ate Korean food. About four years ago, her mother came to visit and started cooking classic Russian dishes for the family. Ivonna’s health improved rapidly. Her friends would come over and say that she and her mother needed to open a restaurant and that’s what they’ve done. Ivonna’s mother was a chef in Russia and Poland for seventeen years. She loves to cook and feed her family. When you come into Choi’s, you feel as if you’re part of her family as well. Opened in the past month, Choi’s is sparsely decorated but the chairs are comfortable and the air conditioner is on high so you can get out of the muggy heat. However, it is Ivonna’s warm-heartedness and her mother’s cooking that really make you want to stay. The menu is not extensive but there are between fifteen to twenty dishes on it. Items range between 4,000 won and 10,000 won, making it an affordable meal. My companion and I ordered lamb and beef shashik or skewers (4,000 won for one skewer). The meat was tender and moist. We also had

traditional cabbage rolls (6,000 won). While I would have liked to see more broth (I love scooping up that stuff up with bread), my Korean companion loved them as it is a good bridge between Russian foods and Korean palates. However, the star of the meal was the pancake with meat (5,000 won). A slightly sweet crepe filled with ground beef and spices and rolled like an eggroll. The combination of sweet and savory was delightful and I could have eaten a dozen of the things. Ivonna kept bring out other dishes for us such as a tomato salad and cheese covered meatballs, both which are not on the menu but that her mother wanted us to try. There are other dishes that I’m looking forward to trying including borsch, plov (rice and stewed meat), and stewed beef and potatoes. Choi’s also serves Russian vodka (20,000 a bottle) and two types of Russian beers as well as draft Korean beer. Choi’s is located three blocks from Yongsan Subway Stop Exit 3. Turn right after exiting the station and cross the road. Walk for three blocks until you see the Jang-gi Post Office (장기동 우체국). Choi’s is in the building next to the post office on the second floor. Look for the blue sign. Ivonna speaks good English, excellent Korean, as well as Russian so language shouldn’t be an issue. ■ Telephone: 053-533-2760 010-7252-2760
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accompanying phone numbers. With establishments in Sigi, the National University of Education, Boemeo, and Suseong-gu, you might have one in your neighborhood. Ever heard of a veggie buffet? The Organic Total Service Ippl (pronounced ee-ple) is an impressive restaurant/co-op store that offers more than dining. Upon entering, you’ll find a picturesque display of traditional Korean jars and tableware called onggi that are used to store those delicious sauces and spices; gochujang, doejang, and ganjang. Nearby shelves are packed with honey jars and health supplements, such as roots and roasted garlic. Grab a basket and peruse the organic goods section for produce, snacks, and frozen meat. You’ll find everything is organic, from coffee and nuts, salad dressing and cereal, to organic soap and shampoo. The dining room is full of four top tables but feel free to request one of the many private rooms for your special guests. If you can read Hangul, there’s a wall menu depicting where the produce served is grown and shipped from. However, if your Korean literacy isn’t up to date, you don’t need words to enjoy the buffet serving lunch and dinner. Expect a tasty range of soups, pancakes, fruits, vegetables, and chilled drinks. You can find this organic oasis directly across from the Home Plus at Trump Towers between the Hwanggeum and Dusan intersections. (053) 784-3777. Just outside Wolbae, exit 1, on the red line, Sol-Nae (on the left) exudes the traditional Korean vibe of shoes-off-when-entering and floor seated dining. The Hangul menu ranges, from kimchi dishes to whole fish; so, depending on your type of vegetative intake, invest a moment to discern what you’re ordering- as not all dishes are considered wholly vegetarian. The hottest menu item for foreigners, according to the staff, is jeongsik (which serves 2 at an extremely modest price). Order with a hungry belly- as the table will be inundated with at least 13 dishes, including sides and soups, vegetable and tofu pies, soybean rice porridge, and a warm gong-chi (whole long fish). Visit www.solnae.net or call (053) 637-5432. Borisu is another Korean style veggie restaurant found near downtown. For as little as 5,000 won, you can enjoy a full table of vegetable side dishes, like doenjang chigae and bibimbap. Jeongsik is also on the menu, along with pancakes, kimchi dishes, and giant prawns. Soak in the scenery of potted plant life in the entryway solarium, but be prepared to remove your shoes before entering the sectional dining areas. From Banwoldong, exit 9, walk straight under the artistic, steel Star Trek-looking structure and make a right at Da Vinci’s Coffee. Continue down the alleyway and look for Borisu’s standing menu and wooden double doors on your right. (053) 421-7737. Also downtown, Traveler’s Bar is a sports themed, foreigner friendly hangout with flat screens, electronic darts and free pool, drink specials, and plenty of sitting room. Their extensive menu features two vegetarian dishes; a soybean based veggie burger and the cool ranch wrap. Young Jinn Kwak, the restaurant manager, eagerly offers customized vegetable dishes upon request, so be sure catch him behind the bar. Visit www. facebook.com/travelersbar and click info for detailed directions. (010) 6223-3436. To keep up with the vegetarian community in Daegu, join the active Facebook group “Daegu Vegetarians Club” or poke around the ‘eco-aware / healthy living’ blog, Daegu Noksaek Sari, at http://noksaeksari. blogspot.com for more info on local activities, events, shopping, and veggie eats. ■
Blurb - 안내문, 광고문( 책, 신상품에 대 한 짤막한 문구 종류) ■ Carnivorous - 육식 의, 육식 스러운 ■ Thrill - 구미를 당기다,관 심을 끌다, 흥미있게(열광하게,설레게) 만 들다 ■ Sadden - 슬프게 만들다, 서글프게 하다 ■ Vegan - 채식주의적 ■ Crave - 갈망하 다, 원하다,요하다,굶주리다, 목말라하다 ■ herbivorous glee - 채식동물의 행복감,기쁨 ■ hearty - 커다란, 푸짐한 음식 ■ malt - 맥아 ■ quaint - 매력있는, 매력적인 ■ co-op store - 상가 가게, 소비 조합 매점 ■ picturesque - 매력적인 ,아름다운,고운 ■ depict - 나타내다. 표시하다. 보여주다,드 러내다 ■ isn’t up to date - 당장에 중요 하지 않은, 이미 알고 있는, 새로운 정보 가 아닌, 새삼스럽지 않은 ■ exude - 냄새 가 솔솔 나다, 풍기다, 나타내다, 보여주다 ■ vibe - 특색,분위기, 풍 ■ vegetative intake - 영양 섭취 ■ discern - 알아내다,찍어내다, 구별하다,눈치채다.구분하다,깨닫다 ■ inundated - 넘쳐 나는, 충분한, 매우 많은 ■ porridge - 죽,미음 류 ■ Soak in ~ 에 흡수되 다, 젖게 되다 ■ Potted plant - 화분에 심은 식물 ■ solarium - 일광욕실 ■ poke around ~ 을 찾으려고 뒤지다, 캐다

For the Vegetarian in Daegu
Written by laurent Sewell Translated by Kate Shin

A Taste of Something Different
Written by roBert williamS

The History of Soju
Written by miKe DaVieS Translation by hwa one Shin The origin of alcohol in Korea is somewhat unclear but one poem, written in the 1200’s, tells of an ancient king who used it to seduce a woman and get her pregnant. Her sons’ name was Sul or 술, meaning alcohol. You can see that the use of alcohol hasn’t changed much in over 800 years. Soju was introduced to Korea around 1300 A.D. from China via Mongolia. At this time, Korea was ruled by the Goryeo Dynasty, which was the last predominantly Buddhist dynasty. It seems coincidental that the introduction of a drink known as both a ‘well- being’ drink and ‘The Fire Liquor’ coincided with the fall of a dynasty run by men of sobriety. Typically, soju is around 20% alcohol. Compared to the 40% we commonly see in liquor such as vodka and gin, soju appears mild but most of us now know that it is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Also, some kinds of soju do have higher alcohol content; Andong soju, for example, is usually around 45%. When Koreans started to brew soju at home, they would use rice and wheat to ferment the delicious beverage. Over the years, food shortages had forced Koreans to stop the production of soju. This was last seen after the war in 1965, when the use of grains to make alcohol was banned in Korea due to the lack of food. You would think that would have stopped production for a while…. think again. Soju has been made from sweet potatoes, yams, and even tapioca. The production of soju also had come to a halt around 1910. After Japan had colonized Korea, the Japanese government put high taxes on all locally made products to make way for Japanese tastes like sake and whiskey. In 1973, the government split the breweries into different provinces- resulting in the different brands that we see today. Each province’s brand was only sold to its own inhabitants, until recently. Jinro, who makes Chamisul Soju, covers 55% of the soju market. This leaves the other 45% to be covered by brands such as Cham Soju (Daegu), C1 Soju (Busan), and Hallasan Soju (Jeju Island). Each soju is said to have its own unique taste, and you will often see Korean diners shooing away un-suspecting restaurant staff, who have brought them the wrong brand, like you would see a movie star send a 1922 Bordeaux bottle back to the cellar in favor of a more aged bottle of the same wine. I hope you can appreciate how far soju has come and what it has been through. Just remember- don’t fill your own glass, don’t drink it alone, and most of all treat it like you would your great grandparents, with the respect it deserves….Gun Bae! ■
sobriety - 술을 마시지 않는 ■ ferment - 발 효시키다 ■ shooing away - 손을 내젓는

One of the most rewarding experiences during international travel is the opportunity to get an authentic firsthand taste of local cuisine. Every nation offers something unique in this regard, and South Korea is no exception. Many of these local delights can be found right here in Daegu. Although this is by no means a complete rundown of some of the more exotic dishes available, here is a small sampling of what may be unknown to your taste buds. Sunjee Guk – This is a somewhat spicy stew that uses congealed ox blood as the main ingredient. Being one of a class of Korean stews known as “Haejangguk,” it is purported to be a very effective cure for hangovers. “Daeduk Sikdang” at the foot of Apsan is

rumored to be the king of Daegu Sunjee Guk. With more than a 50 year history serving up the dish, it is a must for those wishing to give this hangover soup a try. GopChang/MakChang – Small and large intestines of cow or pig…yummy! With a slight odor similar to the very material that passes through intestines, it can leave one squeamish and running for the nearest samgyupsal restaurant. However, Daegu is the home of the grilled variety and I can attest that the grilled version is much better than the “chitlins” my mother fed me as a child. For those who can brave the odor, Anjilang golmok, near Anjilang station on the red line, is the most well-known area in Daegu for Gobchang and Makchang. Check it out. Dak Ddong Jib – Affectionately referred

to as “chicken ass” by Anthony Bourdain, this is the sphincter muscle of a chicken usually eaten as an anju (food to be eaten while getting your drink on). Typically battered and deep-fried, Pyunghwa Sijang near Dongdaegu Station is a veritable paradise for ddong jib lovers. Yuk Hwe – Who needs to waste time cooking your beef when you can eat it raw? Yuk Hwe is a rather upscale dish of finely sliced uncooked beef smothered in sesame seed oil. Young-Hwa Shikdang, a short walk east of Beomeo Station on the green line, is a well-established local favorite for sampling this delicacy. All meat is hand cut and uses only the finest quality of Hanwoo cattle. ■

When it comes to dining, it doesn’t take long to learn how carnivorous the population in Korea can be. So what’s a vegetarian to do when Home Plus no longer thrills or the sidewalk markets’ produce saddens? If it is vegan and organics you crave, be ready for that disciplined diet of yours to smile in herbivorous glee. With four locations in Daegu, Loving Hut is sure to please with their humble vegan menu including vegetable substitute bulgogi burgers, spaghetti plates, hearty soy cutlets,

and choices of fresh squeezed juice, coffee, and tea. Each restaurant varies in dishes, encouraging eager vegetarians to explore all four. The restaurants also offer purchasable sundries, including organic candy drops, non-alcoholic malt beverages, soybean milk, even vegan style ramyeon. Matched with a contemporary setting and free Wi-Fi, there’s no place as quaint and healthy as Loving Hut. Hop on Lovinghut.kr and browse the online store for all things vegan. There are also simple maps to each Daegu branch and

Written by anDrea wilSon

For the Love of Pie
Translation and photography by yeonJoo Seo band Kim Sang Woo’s pie shop is a welcome change from the ubiquitous Paris Baguettes and Tous Les Jours of South Korea. While the super chains’ fare always looks mouthwatering, I generally find that is where the satisfaction ends. At Miss M Pies, the food is as good as it looks. In fact, it is actually better. Having spent years working at generic bakeries, Lee decided in 2009 to challenge local conventions and open a shop dedicated solely to pies. While she admits it is difficult to start new things in often-conservative Daegu, so far her endeavors have paid off. Currently, the shop boasts 16 kinds of pies as well as a selection of coffee beverages. Flavors range from the typical cherry or chocolate to the more obscure fig or bacon and egg. Lee recommends freezing a slice of apple pie to create a sherbet-esque dessert; however, my top pick was walnut: the slice intended to be shared with friends unfortunately never made it to our coffee date. Banana coconut is also highly advocated. Miss M’s pies were exactly what pies should be: moist, flavorful without being overly sweet, uniquely styled and, of course, entirely hand-made. Individual slices vary from 3,500 to 4,500 won each, but most customers opt to purchase a full pie with four mixed tastes. And for the record, over thirty years later, mom has yet to bake a pie with a storebought crust. Something tells me Lee Jung Sook also never will. ■
Impostor - 사기꾼, 사칭하는 사람 ■ Dwindled - 줄어들다 ■ Ahem - 으흠(관심을 끌 때, 곤란할 때 하는 기침소리) ■ oh-so - 극 도로, 지극히 ■ obscure - 잘 알려져 있지 않 은 ■ fig - 무화과 ■ -esque ~ 풍의, ~식의

What is Wine?
Written by ricK elliot Translation by merea lee Wine is an alcoholic beverage that has been gaining popularity in recent years due to a variety of reasons. It has been around for thousands of years and has been a staple in many rituals and ceremonies, religious services, as well as weddings and formal dining engagements. Historically, wine has been enjoyed by both Greek and Roman Gods; it has been found in tombs of ancient Egyptian pharaohs, such as King Tutankhamun, and has played a major part in many different religions throughout the world. In Korea, wines are being produced in many areas. Typically, these are fruit based wines and rice based wines that are quite different than wines which many of us are used to drinking. I have had the opportunity to taste some wines that are made more traditionally but due to the length of the growing season and the “terroir” in Korea, often these wines are not comparable to wines produced
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elsewhere in the world. However, rice wines like makkoli or dong-dong ju are interesting. “Terroir” is a French term which encompasses all the natural influences that play a part on the growth of the vine. Temperature, rainfall, exposure to the sun, soil acidity, depth, composition, along with the vineyards proximity to a body of water are all factors influencing the growth of the vine and are all important to consider when understanding why certain wines from certain regions or countries taste as they do. I will not go into detail as to the different wines that one can find in Korea. I will leave that to someone who is more familiar with them and can provide you, the consumer, with more detailed information. Instead, I will focus on different aspects of wine, winemaking, and more importantly- wine enjoyment. I am often asked “What is the best wine that you have ever tasted?” This

is a very difficult question to answer. I often respond, “The wine that is in my glass.” No one can tell you which wines are best for you; we can offer suggestions primarily based on the amount of wines that we have tasted. The circumstances surrounding wine drinking play a major part in its enjoyment. If you had a fabulous wine while vacationing in southern France, that wine will seem far less enjoyable if consumed at home, with friends, in front of the television. I am lucky to have worked in an environment that enabled me to taste in excess of 200+ wines per week, for five years. I know what I like. I know what a large percentage

of the population likes, but I do not know what you like. It is with this column that I hope to assist you in developing an educated palate, a better understanding of wine terminology, and most importantly- your desire to delve further into this remarkable beverage. 건배. ■
the staple of many rituals - 많은 의식들의 중요한 요소 ■ encompasses all the natural influences - 모든 자연적인 영향을 아우르 다 ■ developing an educated palate - 미각 을 더 교육시켜서 ■ wine terminology - 와 인 용어

My dad always told mom that if she ever wanted a divorce, all she had to do was bake him a pie with a store-bought crust. The moment he set eyes on the pastry impostor, he would know her love for him had dwindled. She was not the only one who answered to his pie fanaticism. Every summer, we kids were forced up a mountain to contend with the bears for wild blueberries- which my mom used to bake her potential separation

requests. One of us, ahem, even had a strict must-pick-ten-berries-before-eating-one rule imposed on her, as her bucket tended to be less full than those of other family members. To say that now, as an adult, I have high pie-standards would be an understatement. To say that the baked goods at Miss M Pies are good would be equally so. Located oh-so conveniently in downtown Daegu, Lee Jung Sook and her hus-

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House Church:


Renewal of an Old Idea
Written by eric gayle Translation by eunoK Kim Honestly, after spending eleven years in full-time ministry, telling people they were doomed to an eternal hell, and how they are separated from the Hebrew God, I’ve become somewhat skeptical of church and their congregations. I feel that often they are pretentious- being friendly only to convert me to their faith and then take my money! Now, I know that is a blanket statement, and with that said, considering who may read this, I mean no offence. Continuing on, I also hated going to a place where questions were discouraged, but knowledge was expected. I find that many foreigners (and Koreans alike) are in a similar predicament- raised in traditional Western Christianity, trained to believe one way, and condemn most others. Church was a chore and heaven was a longshot. Many here (and I would love your feedback) would not dare step foot into a church edifice. Perhaps Nathan Paagard had this in mind when he began a small “church” group in his home. After being raised in a Christian family, leaving to find his own way, then somehow finding his way back, he got involved in a local Christian church. However, he felt he was needed in a different area; so began the home meetings. Except, they don’t always meet in his house; sometimes they meet in a park or a coffee shop. It’s certainly nontraditional for the institutionalized mind but for those familiar with the Hebrew Bible and the first years of Christianity, that’s actually how it was done. One thing I found impressive about Nathan was that he didn’t presume to have all the answers. He wasn’t just a parrot from some formal theological training school. He didn’t consider himself a “preacher” as much as just a person with a message to share. He

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My Korean Family
placed out. (Quick tip: control the potatoes, control the world!) If one person wants to go shopping, I and the rest are suddenly roped into taking the seven-seater into town. Koreans believe ‘choong’ or the concept of ‘we as one’. My God does my family carry out that concept. Whether Mansell or Bernard or Nissenthall (the list goes on, but it would start to sound like the hobbits at Bilbo’s birthday), when they are together, they are a unit- unbreakable, unshakeable in its self belief and self devotion. Secure in the ties that bind, as they bound for generations past, knowing that if one falters the rest will surely cover their misstep. What one knows, everyone knows; what one needs, another will definitely provide. Obviously, as a family, the petty politics are all there, but as soon as a non-family member shows up, it is all peace and happiness. Never, during the “holiday” was there a public squabble or bitchfest; I sometimes think the Jerry Springer show might have been rigged- no family could ever air their differences so carelessly and publicly. Anyways, if you were clued in on the issues, you could see just how these issues were dealt with; one sibling would not acknowledge another’s presence in the room or they would snipe about something so inconsequential- it made me laugh. This led to more than one person noting how I was lucky to be outside the family politics. I just felt sad and removed, on the outside of an invisible wall. So, how did all that play out for yours truly? Well, by the end of the holiday, I had made at least one relative angry, one break down, one apologize, and was surprised by at least ten others’ moment of generosity and happiness. You know what? For this, I could have stayed in Korea.■ a half brother and half sister from my mother, and also an aunt. At the time, I declined to try to meet any of them because I didn’t think they’d want anything to do with me, nor I with them but, when I return at the end of 2011, I’m interested in making contact. If anything, [it will help me] to understand some information about my mother and to possibly discover the reasons why I was put up for adoption.” Among Korean-adoptees, the feelings and beliefs towards adoption and reasons for returning to Korea are idiosyncratic. Regardless of the motivation and attitudes of Korean-adoptees, Korea can be a great place to revisit and work. Because Koreanadoptees have an inherent connection with Korea, one of the best things for returning adoptees is that they can offer native Koreans exposure to other cultures and mindsets. In turn, Korean-adoptees have a great opportunity to learn, work, and reconnect with Korean culture. This cultural exchange is not necessarily perfect but with an open mind and some effort, the possibility can be real for both parties. ■
be intrigued by ~ 에 강한 호기심을 갖게 되 다 ■ short end of the stick - 손해 보는 쪽, 불리한 조건(상황) ■ shed - 내다 , 발산하다 ■ Idiosyncratic - 특이한

welcomes questions and doubts- especially discomfort (something many cannot deal with). He says that what he wants to offer is a place for anyone and everyone, regardless of their religious background or the lack there of, to come and ask questions. He encourages people to step outside the box and to be prepared for real personal growth based on the Christian scriptures. So, if you’re a Christian wanting something new, yet as old as the Bible itself, or a non-Christian who is simply curious, or a Christian who isn’t comfortable in a formal setting, but still misses Christian dialogue, this may be the place for you. Without a doubt, it’s a place where you can feel safe, and your input is always welcomed. The house church meets Sundays at 2 p.m., normally in Sangin. Often, they spend the afternoon together, but there are no obligations. Nathan’s contact information is as follows: Nathan Pagaard, 010-2206-0428, n_pagaard@hotmail.com. ■
Be doomed to - 운명지어지다 ■ Skeptical - 회의적인, 무신론적인 ■ Offence - 모욕 ■ Be in a predicament - 곤경에 처해있다 ■ Obligation - 의무

I went home this month for a well deserved holiday- two weeks at my parents’ house for my father’s 70th, my brother’s 40th, and my nephew’s bar mitzvah. Yes, I have an old family, yes it does not sound like much of a holiday, and yes I am Jewish. Going home, I realized a key point- a revelation, if you will. My family is really VERY KOREAN! For one, my family is huge: 3 sisters and 1 brother, all with attendant family. Before we get to cousins, uncles, aunts, and the obscure person no-one really knows, I had twenty people to deal with. Throw in the closer relations, the numbers jumped to a hundred and then include the accompanying additions, which brought the parties to over 200 in attendance. Every single one of them knows who I am and expects me to do the same. Every single one of them knows inherently where they are in the pecking order in any given situation. My grandfather is held as the patriarch, even if he is currently not always on the same time-frame or, indeed, planet as the rest of us. Respect is assured, a seat is placed and when he speaks, everyone listens and nods in compliance- even when his topic of conversation includes tits or government conspiracies. The grandchildren run underfoot but if a plate is to be cleared, they are called over and forced to work like the slaves they were clearly designed to be. When a grandmother says anything negative, her brood works overtime to achieve her happiness. Everything is done as a whole. When my mum and dad start dancing on the floor, everyone makes it a point to be on the floor as well. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner brings at least twelve around the table and the food needs to be replenished right after it’s all Making an effort to learn the language and showing an interest in a new culture is universally endearing and helps anyone achieve a stronger cultural experience when living abroad, no matter what background or previous connection one may or may not have to that particular country. As a foreigner in Korea the common questions are “where are you from, what are you doing in Korea, and how long have you been in Korea for?” The common question asked Korean adoptees is “are you looking for your birth parents?” When asked, I respond with a polite “no.” Certainly, I have been curious about my biological parents and wish them the best but up to this point, I have no desire to meet them. I have had a very fortunate upbringing and wonderful parents who I cannot thank more for providing for my needs, giving me their love and their support. As far as how I identify myself, I believe that a person’s identity is a combination of their experiences and how they were nurtured, more so than their genetics. So apart from my body, I am the product of my parents and the experiences I have acquired throughout my lifetime. In preference, Ahalt chose to investigate the whereabouts of his birth parents. He expressed that looking for his birth parents was “a very personal choice” that took him over a year on which to decide. He was unable to find any information on his father and as for his mother, she was said to have passed away in 2008. “I found out that I have

Wonderful SpaLand: Where Heaven Comes Cheap
Written by nicK elwooD Translation by Dean Seo You know a bathhouse can be designated as a “luxury” when you visit on consecutive days,  though you are impeccably clean, and during your stay, you spend substantially more time in the pools and saunas than engaged in ablutions. I currently consider Wonderful SpaLand, Wol-Seong-Dong, as one of the best bathhouses in Daegu. I certainly would rank it as a luxury bathhouse where one goes to relax,  spend time with friends, and do more than simply get clean. I often joke about how bathhouse event pools are event-less. Personally, pretty coloured water, even with a few bubbles gurgling through it, doesn't constitute much of an event. And so often the added aromas are scent-free. In Wonderful SpaLand, you can expect a surprise; on my last visit, the scent of one pool lingered on my skin for a few days. The Wonderful complex is slightly on the edge of the built up area of Wol-SeongDong and noticeable by the green golfing nets on its roof. A large foyer on the ground floor, next to a Paris Baguette, welcomes visitors. The (male) changing area is bright and very spacious with decent sized lockers, barbers, and a shoe shine. This is probably one of the largest bathhouses I've been to and there are plenty of areas to enjoy. The event pool was a ruby red brew of intense red ginseng opposite a “milky bubble bath” with beautiful silky-soft water; the bath really does look like a vat of milk. Other pools included hot, warm,  and an event pool which includes lavender and mugwort additives.  The largest pool comprises about 25 massage facilities offering six types of massage. Next is the cold pool, which is significantly colder than many other establishments and very bracing. In another corner is a partitioned area  where slatted wooden panels provide privacy so that large sliding doors can be opened to reduce the temperature. Nearby is a salt sauna, a small sleeping area, and a fantastically intense oak charcoal bath. Alongside the pools are four large saunas: a three level yellow mud sleeping sauna, a steam sauna, and a pine sauna. However, the most enjoyable was the Roman sauna: a large circular room with a conical ceiling. The room features a large mosaic at the centre and a boxed-in steam vent. However, the crowning feature was the heady scent of cinnamon and what might possibly have been aniseed. The humid aroma, blasted intermittently out of the large steam chamber, seemed to shift and shade between the two key notes and times when they seemed to blend equally. I have to say, I have a sensitive nose and there was something almost trippy in the Wonderful SpaLand olfactory experience, so much so that I feel disappointed by its absence in other bathhouses. If you’re only going to visit one bathhouse during your stay in Daegu, this is at the top of my recommendations. And while you body relaxes, you can guarantee your nose will be subject to a comprehensive and pleasurable workout. Details: Opening hours are 0500-2300. No jjimjilbang. Cost is 5,500 won. The bathhouse is within walking distance of the Wolbae subway stop and accessible via the 655 bus. There is a map on the website at http://www.wonderfulspaland.com. (Nick Elwood writes extensively on bathhouse culture and facilities in Daegu, in his blog; Bathhouse Ballads. www.elwood5566.net) ■
The built up area - 시가지 ■ Slatted wooden panel - 얇은 나무로 된 판 ■ boxed-in steam vent - 에워 쌓인 증기구멍 ■ gurgled - 쏴 하 는 소리가 나는

Being a Korean-Adoptee back in Korea
Written by Quinn olBrich Translation by hwa one Shin Adoptees returning to their native motherlands are faced with new- sometimes enlightening and sometimes challengingexperiences while revisiting and trying to reconnect with a culture they’ve been separated from since a young age. The number of Korean-adoptees returning to Korea seems to be gradually increasing. Since coming back to Korea to teach English, I have had an overwhelmingly positive experience. While I am not able to communicate with native Koreans- besides a few short Korean words, I haven’t encountered any reverse-racism, at least not to my face. My students are bewildered when I tell them I am Korean by blood but don’t speak Korean; they are especially shocked when I tell them I am from Idaho, and my dad is German. Nevertheless, I feel that looking Korean gives me the opportunity to observe and understand the culture more easily than other foreigners; however, not knowing a substantial amount of Hangul is certainly limiting. Because I have a western background and speak English fluently, Koreans seem to be intrigued by me and treat me, perhaps, with a bit more esteem. Another nice benefit for Korean adoptees is that we can apply for an F-4 Visa, which allows us to work outside of a normal contract and are in effect legally treated like a native Korean citizen. How14 ■ InDaegu ■ july 2011

ever, because I cannot speak Hangul, making close Korean friends is difficult, including when it comes to finding jobs. Positions that require a fluent Hangul speaker or jobs that favor foreign-looking candidates have occasionally left me with the short end of the stick. Blake Ahalt, another Korean-American adoptee and friend, also shed some light on his experience returning to Korea, “From my own personal experience, I felt very accepted and welcomed by Korean society. Foreigners don’t get the opportunity to be able to ‘blend into the crowd’, a feeling I first really experienced when I came to Korea. Also, something that made my experience different from many others was the time and effort I spent learning how to read, write, and speak Hangul. My Hangul is horrible, but it’s beyond general phrases and not limited to just the restaurant menus. I can attribute most of my positive experiences to Korean natives because of their desire to help me improve my Hangul, which enables us to learn about each other at the same time and, really, beyond seeking acceptance from Korean culture, in any country you travel to, making an effort to understand another’s culture, learning the language, having an open mind, and smiling everywhere you go will make for many positive experiences.”

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life in a new country, but they made my time in Korea really enjoyable and welcoming. Being in Korea, I didn’t feel left out but a part of everything when I joined in with the international and Korean students. I’ve learned many things about Korea and life from the courses I took, so I would like to thank my professors and instructors for the great job they did. 3. Basil Benjamin Jr., studied at Yeungnam from 2008-2009 Yeungnam University is a great institution that provides a plethora of opportunities to all of its students. Yeungnam’s influence is a definite force in the Gyeongsangbuk-do province, and any student who studies there (Korean or Foreign) would be fortunate. CITIzEnS OF DAEGu/GyEOnGBuK 1. Eunhye, graduate of Yeungnam University I was volunteering as an ambassador and went to Australia by the Window to the World program and participated in the buddy program too. I think YU offered various opportunities and most students can benefit, if students know what to look for. I just used the international program but YU offer many chances to experiences in work in a variety of fields. SHOPS In FROnT OF THE unIVERSITy 1. Virgin Hair Most of our students are from the university and they always want to look nice so it’s a great place to run a business. The opening of the subway shop will only help the businesses in front of the university. Please visit our hair salon, we know how to cut foreign hair! 2. Babwich Kimbap We’re open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and have a constant stream of students eating at our restaurant. University students enjoy quick, cheap and delicious meals so it’s an ideal business. We also have a branch downtown and at Kyungpook University. 3. Rui & Co clothing store More than half of the students at YU are female and most of them like to shop for new clothes. They demand the latest styles at the best prices. Many of our customers also shop on the Internet and also at department stores so we have to remain competitive to stay in business. Being right on the main road, across from the main gate, helps us attract customers. 4. Lotteria We are the only fast-food restaurant in front of Yeungnam University and offer students delicious meals at reasonable prices. We hope that once the subway line opens in 2012, the area will attract even more people. ■


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Yeungnam, also known as Yeongdae or YU, is one of the top-ranked private universities outside of the Seoul area. To give our readers a better idea about YU, we talked to some current and former students, local citizens as well as some neighborhood businesses. FOREIGn STuDEnTS 1. Raymond from France, studied at YU from 2008-2009 I had great time at YU thanks to the Office of

International Programs members (students and admin). They helped me from the beginning to the end of my Korean life. The teachers were very kind helping us to study well by giving some advice to get good grades and find suitable courses. Students at YU (Korean and Foreigners) were also very helpful for what we had to do in YU but also concerning our life outside the university. Even, I was in Korea I felt like I met the world. YU gathers people from a lot

of country and that was a great opportunity for me. I want to say a special thanks to all my Korean friends, because they helped me to learn the language a lot. 2. Nickie, currently studying at Yeungnam YU has many great students and teachers who love to meet new people and socialize with them. I came to YU as an exchange student and was nervous about the university



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July 2011
Daegu Fishing and Leisure Products Fair
date: Friday July 22nd – Sunday 24th, 2011 location: EXCO, Exhibition Hall 1F, 2A Hall time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. info: http://www.flshow.co.kr/ please visit: http://ecobike.org/festival/application.php.

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Jason Jenkins
Local artist Jason Jenkins, originally from St. John's, Newfoundland, has been gaining recognition in Korea. In the upcoming months he will have several shows around Daegu. Here's what he has to say about art, painting and his plans for the future. How long have you been making art? I was drawing my way through a pack of loose leaf a week since before kindergarten, as my mother can attest to. But as a professional, since 2000, when I was in my fourth year of art school. That was when I had my first show. How did you start painting? Introduction to Painting 1200 or some such thing was a mandatory course in second-year art school. Previous to that, I'd been confounded numerous times by watercolors and stuck to drawing as a result. What inspired your pieces for this show? Can you tell me a bit about some of them? I've been working with the same themes (mainly power and vulnerability, intimacy and desire, perception and portrayal, and an impressionist perspective on light as subject) for about seven or eight years now. Of course, with each show, they evolve a little, usually taking into account personal experiences, new influences I stumble upon, and a need to communicate with the audience.

tives of hosting the Championships after all.
4. Can you tell me an interesting story about yourself?

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Book Swap Daegu
date: Tuesday July 19th, 2011 location: MF Bar time: 9:30pm info: Are you tired of paying for books? Worried about what you'll do with all of the books you've acquired here in the ROK? Then come to this free second-hand book swap at MF Bar! Just bring any of your books that you've already read and swap them for ones you haven't! Feel free to bring books in English or other languages. Any leftover books will be added to our general collection, which we'll bring back to the next book swap.

date: Registration closes July 15th Cost: 60,000won for the season info: This league has teams from all over Korea and is open to beginners and veterans alike. For more information and/or to register, please visit http://www.rokultimate.com/.

What do you hope guests will take from seeing your work? I hope it raises questions and provokes thought. I hope it starts dialogues, and I hope they walk away with a desire to see more artmine or somebody else's. What are your future goals as an artist? To continue to produce, to continue to learn and grow, and perhaps to one day be successful enough to pursue art full-time. ■ For more information about Jason and his upcoming shows, you can visit www.jasonpatrickjenkins.com

Free Yoga
date: Sunday July 17th, 2011 time: 11:30am location: Buy the Book Cafe Cost: Free info: This is a free yoga class led by Megan Deutsch who is a yoga teacher at Ayurveda Yoga Academy. For more information, contact Megan: megan.deutsch@gmail.com.

10 Tastes of Daegu Flavor Tour
date: Thursday July 14th, 2011 time: 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. Cost: The tour itself is free so you just pay for the food that you eat. info: This is an opportunity to try the 10 finest foods Daegu has too offer. The menu includes blowfish, mandu, friend makchang, yaki udong and much more. If you would like to RSVP, you can find the event on facebook or for more information visit their website: http://tour.daegu.go.kr/eng/ food/10food/index.asp.

Daegu Bike Festival
date: Saturday July 9th, 2011 time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm, sign-in begins at 6:00pm Location: The Sincheon Bicycle Safety Center info: Come out, enjoy the ride, get some exercise, see the city, win a prize, and be part of a giant bike mob! For more information on how to sign-up and the bike course,

I first traveled to a foreign country in 1965 when I was in my second year of high school days. I was lucky to be selected for a team of four to represent the Korean Red Cross in a leadership training program held in Hakone, Japan. After the training program, we were given a chance to tour around Tokyo. Many new things came to me as wonders. It was my first time riding an escalator, a subway, an elevator and even an air-conditioned car. It was more than a wonder when I first saw the Yoyogi Olympic Stadium which hosted the 64 Tokyo Olympic Games. I was almost shocked at the individual chairs installed around the stadium as well as at its size. By this time in Daegu we were watching an international baseball game; I remember it was between Korea and the Philippines, from an earth mound around the ground, with no chairs or specified seats. It became a dream for me since then, to both have as good a stadium in Korea and to host an Olympic Games in Korea, both of which somehow came true. After the 2002 FIFA World Cup, the two Organizing ommittees of Korea and Japan agreed to hold two friendly football matches between the two secretariats. Can you believe this? The match in Tokyo was held at the said Yoyogi Olympic Stadium and I was running on the ground as one of our team members.
5. Who do you think will light up these games? Any particular duels you are looking forward to?

as an inspiration at the world level competitions. With the women’s marathon scheduled as the first event, I hope we can have an impact and start the Championships with good results. As such, the men's marathon scheduled on the last day of the Championships, may sustain the public support to the last moment. There have been many breakthrough results these past two years from our dedicated athletes, as evident in the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games. I pray hard for same kind of results in these Championships. Even if our athletes do not win medals from these Championships, I believe it will provide significant momentum for Korean athletics to develop.
7. What are your plans to keep the thousands of athletes entertained over the two weeks?

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I believe that it is possible for every athlete to light up the Championships and I hope that many new world records can be set in Daegu. Naturally, the most eagerly awaited dual will be sprints. Like everyone else I look forward to the Men's 100m. I hope it will be as spectacular as it was at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the 2009 Berlin World Championships. Just as importantly, I hope that our Korean athletes can challenge for medal positions and make our nation proud.
6. Which Korean athletes do you think might make an impact on these games?

Since the 1936 Olympic Games, Koreans have traditionally looked to the marathon

All athletes will be staying in the Athletes Village and this in itself is a new experience for most of them. The apartment units are of the highest quality, and the training and entertainment facilities are all within walking distances. We have planned a variety of cultural events in and outside of the Village. Welcome night will be organized at Duryu Park on the evening of August 26 to welcome the athletes and other IAAF Family. Around the marathon course, there will be several spots where cultural programs will be organized to attract the spectators to stay and cheer on the athletes. In the Athletes Village, we will also stage programs like magic shows and Korean culture experience events. Interested athletes can participate in the tour programs to be organized by the LOC. After the Closing Ceremony of the Championships, the Final Banquet will be held at the training ground of the Athletes Village, where all the athletes and volunteers will be invited. After the Championships, I hope to continue to work for sporting events to which my experience and the network I have so far constructed can contribute, but at the moment I think I need some rest. I would like to thank Mr. Moon for taking the time out of his busy schedule to conduct this interview.' ■

Place: Analogue, Daegu Date: July 30th, 2011 Time: 9:30PM - 2:30AM Cover: 5,000won Only 150 tickets!

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