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Opera to Hit Daegu’s Subway Stations
Translation by Bosun Kim Edited by aaron murray and erin Petrey
Photo credit: José Goulão me from the start and have encouraged me to work hard and stay focused to reach my goals. Here’s hoping that Usain smashes a few world records here in Daegu, this coming August and maybe you can say to your friends ‘’I was there...’’
The Daegu Opera House has teamed up with the Daegu Metropolitan Transit Corporation in an effort to publicize and popularize operatic performances in the city. The mutual business agreement was signed earlier this year by the presidents of the respective organizations. Via the agreement, Daegu’s subway stations will act as the opera’s new advertising vehicle. This new campaign will feature the staging and production of props and sets used in Daegu Opera House performances throughout the Daegu subway system. Both parties hope that the installa- Continued on pg 23
Exclusive Interview with Usain Bolt and his agent, Ricky Simms
Written by Kenneth Quillinan The world’s fastest man and arguably the worlds greatest ever athlete is coming to Daegu again in August. After successfully ‘strolling’ to victory last year at the Daegu World Cup Stadium, hopefully this time around, he can somehow manage to break his 100 or 200 metre world records, both standing at 9.58 seconds and 9.19 seconds, respectively. Luckily, and with many thanks to his Irish agent, Ricky Simms, I was fortunate enough to pose a few questions to the man, himself, about the upcoming World Championships to be held here in Daegu from August 27th until September 4th. These questions were answered by Usain on May 30th so he will have completed his three warm-up races in Europe by the time this goes to print: year. I got a great reception in the Puma store in Daegu when I made an appearance there. Who do you think will be your biggest challenge at these games? Everyone – I treat all my opponents with respect. What is your daily routine building up to these games? At the moment, I am in Europe for three competitions – I ran in Rome last week, have Ostrava this week and Oslo next week. I train every day and have a lot of PR engagements – that keeps me busy.
How do you prepare in the final few hours before a race? Does your diet still consist of chicken nuggets?? I will go to the stadium approximately 3 hours before the race, try What is it like to be the world’s fastest man? to relax a bit before starting my warm-up. I It’s good – I have enjoyed it so far. I get to am usually introduced to the crowd at some travel all over the world and meet great peo- point after I arrive. I will then do my warm up and go to the call room 25 minutes before ple. the race. I try to eat a healthy diet nowadays. Did you enjoy your trip to Daegu last year? Yes – it was good to race on the track where Who is the biggest inspiration in your life? the World T&F Championships will be this My parents – they have been supporting
With the IAAF world championships now only a couple of months away, the hype around the city is noticeably rising. This is going to be the biggest sporting event Daegu has seen since the World Cup in 2002. Some would even argue that this will be bigger, especially seeing that it is going to be held solely in Daegu. The world’s greatest athletes will be on show, all hoping to make a good impression before the London Olympics next year. The star attraction, as has been the case in the athletics world for the past few years, will no doubt be Usain Bolt. I was lucky enough to pose a few questions to Ricky Simms (Usain Bolts agent and fellow Irishman!) recently. As well as Bolt, Mr. Simms also represents current world champions Idowu, Cheruiyot, and Masai, along with other stars such as Jana-Pittman Rawlinson, Jermaine Gonzales, Christine Ohuruogu, Mo Farah, and Chris Tomlinson, to name but a few in a very illustrious list. I posed the following questions to Mr. Simms: What is your current role within the athletics world? I am an IAAF athlete representative. I am the Director of PACE Sports Management, which is one of the leading athlete management companies in the world.
Visit Daegu Year expects to attract 2 million tourists by 2012
Translation by Kate shin Written by erin Petrey The city of Daegu is now promoting a new tourism campaign dubbed the MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, exhibitions). The initiative hopes to bring tourists from around the world in search of education, business, and health care to Daegu. The campaign strives to propel Daegu from its current spot at the bottom of Korean tourism right into the top ranks. With three major sporting events to be held in Daegu in 2011, the city named the year the Visit Daegu Year. 6.5 billion won will go towards the campaign in hopes of expanding the Daegu “brand” in Korea and abroad. The city expects to see upwards of two million tourists visit Daegu, Continued on pg 23
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Hi reader! Thanks for picking up the June issue of InDaegu. This is the 4th issue of Daegu's English newspaper, focusing on news, Craig White Executive Editor reviews, food, sports, email@example.com and other articles about Daegu. We've got some new changes coming up that we'd like to share: 1 InDaegu will soon have a sister magazine! FACE magazine (standing for Fashion, Art, Culture, and Events) is our new magazine that focuses on those themes, for Daegu and Gyeongbuk Province. InDaegu will still remain the source for news, reviews, and other articles, but you’ll now see a shift of our art, culture, music, and event content into FACE. Main languages will be English and Korean, in addition, we will have article and event summaries in Chinese. Distribution will be throughout Daegu and Gyeongbuk Province, but as the overall goal is to promote our region, distribution will include key tourism and transportation hubs in Seoul, Busan, Daejeon, and Gwangju. The Chinese content will not only be geared towards Daegu’s large Chinese population, but also for distribution networks we are currently arranging with travel agencies in Shanghai and Beijing. FACE will have its launch party on June 18 at an art cafe in Daemyeong-dong, attended by Korean and foreign artists and art enthusiasts. If you’re interested in attending our launch party, shoot a message to FACE’s PR Director, Joyce, at firstname.lastname@example.org. 2 Promotions! Some of our long-term and loyal members are taking on leadership positions in FACE. Currently, we have over 40 university interns and foreign volunteers working for FACE (excluding members who are helping from InDaegu) and we'd like to thank them for the hard work they've put into our FACE meetings over the past few months. But specifically, we'd like to give big thanks to our FACE leadership team, consisting of the FACE Managing Editors Annie Hong and Junghoon Ryum, Assistant Editor and Intern Manager, Sukkyoung Song, and PR/Events Director, Joyce Ko. And also, special thanks to Kyle Raum, who is working feverishly on design, while trying to manage a team of Korean and foreign designers. 3 Soon, you will begin to see customized and funky looking magazine racks being deployed throughout downtown and Daegu, featuring InDaegu and FACE. Each magazine rack designed specifically to suit the tastes and interior of the distribution location. If you know of a place who wants to have a custom rack developed for our distribution, please email us at email@example.com. 4 Localized sections! Recently, you’ve been seeing some specific sections in InDaegu. We have a regular Kyungpook National University section; Daegu International School section, every 2 months; a Keimyung area section in development; plus a new Yeungnam University area section. But we are beginning to localize further. We are currently developing maps and content for key sections of the city, which will feature news, articles, and noteworthy info about different neighborhoods in Daegu, ranging from Sangin/Wolbae/ Daegok, Dasa/Yongsan/Igok, Chilgok, Siji/Sawol, Jisan/Hwanggeum, and more! Although we have some writers living in these areas, we need to evolve people to take on Section Editor roles, where you’d be in charge of the 2-4 page section of your area. Developing content ideas, working with local writers/translators, scouting distribution locations for InDaegu and your local section, etc...Email your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you live in an area that you want to contribute for. 5 InDaegu Audio! This is in its early stages, but we are planning to develop downloadable audio recordings of all of our monthly articles, for the benefit of our Korean readers. We'll announce on our Facebook group (search 'In Daegu' on Facebook) when these audio recordings are ready for the June issue. 6 InDaegu Junior! Another early concept we are working on. We are in talks with a local education publisher to produce a subscription-based educational format of InDaegu, featuring articles of varying difficulty, in addition to having supplementary educational content, such as quizzes, tests, audio dictation, etc...This will also eventually coincide with foreign teachers visiting schools, academies, and culture centers who receive our subscription, and our foreign teacher will educate students, using InDaegu Junior. These positions will be available to F2 and F4 visa holders. If you have a school, academy, or company who is interested in receiving InDaegu Junior for your students, please send a message to email@example.com
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Umm...InDaegu has been thinking a lot about you, these days...and uh...we want to be more than just friends with you
We really want to be Friends with Benefits and have you get involved with our Facebook group. Search for us on Facebook Groups at ‘In Daegu’. Each month, we will announce new ways for people to win food, prizes and contests from InDaegu. If you write, translate, take pictures, help network or distribute for us, you will be in line to receive benefits, sooner or later. But for all people looking for a way to get a chance to win something right away, here are this month’s contest terms: Add your Facebook Friends to InDaegu’s group on Facebook. Pretty simple. Just search for “In Daegu” group on Facebook. At the end of the month, we will be able to check our group wall to see how many friends you invited. The individuals who invited the most friends will receive the better prizes.
Taha and Robert are two of the most socialable and hardworking students at Keimyung Adams College. They also happen to be big helpers for InDaegu and our different projects. For their ongoing help, we’d like to treat them to a 100,000won beer and food tab at Sydney Street, a popular bar in the Keimyung area. Sydney Street ad can be found on the Keimyung page of InDaegu, and also found on the map on same page. Matthew Vallis and the Foreign Language Institute at Yeungnam University have been great supporters and readers of InDaegu. They have a foreign teachers meeting in June and we’ll be sending them 4 pizzas from Papa John’s, as a show of our thanks. Laurent Sewell is a new addition to our team but he has joined with a bang. He not only has articles in this issue of InDaegu but also check out his work in our sister publication of FACE. Laurent gets 2 buffet tickets for SkyOnn Buffet. SkyOnn ad can be found in this InDaegu issue. Kate Hwa One Shin is a long time volunteer but this month has lent a big helping hand doing a lot of the translation work for this issue. A BIG thanks to Kate! Kate gets a 100,000won tab at Bennigan’s. Bennigan’s ad can be found later in this InDaegu issue. Fernan Santos added a ton of his Daegu friends to our Facebook group (search ‘In Daegu’ on Facebook). For his help, we’re giving him 2 free kebabs from Star Kebab. Thanks Fernan! Chris Hebb and the rest of the managerial team of Moonkkang have been loyal supporters through the years, and ensuring that our publication gets distributed to all of their foreign teachers at their different schools. 100,000won bar and food tab goes to Chris and his team, for all your help. Thanks Chris! Travellers Bar and Grill can be found on the back page of this issue.
Hi Everyone! Summer is here and this issue of InDaegu is full of articles that will hopefully make your summer in Korea something to remember. While love motels are cheap and convenient, we’ve got some advice for those of you who are adventurous enough to try camping as an alternative this summer. If you’re not up for that, then take a look at one of the pensions that Pohang has to offer. For those of you who are itching for an international trip, it may be hard not to buy a ticket to Thailand after reading about what this amazing country has to offer. If you’re into playing sports, you can find out just how easy (and cheap!) golf in Korea can be. If you’re more of a spectator, you may like to hear about some of the participants who will be pounding the pavement at the IAAF championships in just two short months. True to form, we always have the latest and greatest in the way of food! In this issue, you’ll find out more about where to enjoy vegetarian food in Daegu as well has how to find halal food and Indian spices. If it’s Italian you’re after, then make sure to read about the unlimited pizza at Best Friend restaurant. For those of you who are always looking for reminders of home in the form of snacks, an American favorite, Aunt Anne’s Pretzels may satisfy your cravings. Happy reading and cheers to a great start to summer!
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Hair Transplant Technology Receives Recognition
Daegu’s MeDical TourisM:
Sourced from maeil shinmun – originally written By 이상준 Translation by gi-hyun sung, dean seo, and hyeyoung shin Edited by charlene araujo are interested in hair restoration procedures. The cost of the procedure is about 6 million won, so it is a high added value business, as patients don’t need to be hospitalized before and after the procedure. During the surgery, patients do not need general anesthesia, so there are minimal risks. Many foreign patients suffering from hair loss will consider undergoing a hair restoration procedure. Kim JungChul, President of Kyungpook University Hospital, said, “In the future, we will make an effort to internationally promote our center.” The Hair Transplant Center will attract foreign patients by inviting journalists and doctors from China and Japan, arranging beauty packages such as plastic surgery operations, skin care procedure, dental checkups, and Chinese herbal medicine treatments. They will also receive excellent recovery care. In addition, to stay one of the leading institutions for hair transplant, it will continue to industrialize hair removal, artificial skin, acne cures, as well as new technology for hair transplants and follicular unit transplants. ■
Dermatological - 피부의 follicular unit transplants - 모발 이식/ 자 가 모발 이식
International Students in Daegu Become Honorary Ambassadors
Translation by emily cashwell Sourced from maeil shinmun
Active Listening in the Classroom
Written by anne merritt Translation by Kate hwa one shin “Do gap-fills really assess listening?” I never stopped to think about that question before. The gap-fill format constantly shows up in my ESL textbooks and materials. I’ve made dozens, thinking the exercise will force the students to listen attentively. At the May 7th Daegu KOTESOL meeting, Peadar Callaghan proved me (and others) wrong inhis excellent seminar, “Active Listening: Moving Beyond Filling in the Blanks.” As an exercise, he gave us a gap-fill in a made-up language and asked us to fill in the blanks. Most participants got full marks for transcribing the syllables we heard, but could we attach meaning to them? No. gapfill activities may prove that students have good hearing, but theydon’t assess comprehension. It’s too bad, since they show up in every ESL text on the market, often without further comprehension questions. Luckily, Peadar gave us some great answers to the question: How can we best engage and assess students’ listening skills? uSe TeChnOLOGy Most Korean classrooms are kitted out with computers and sound systems, and teachers should take full advantage. Teachers can use simple software to create their own listening activities or have students make voice recordings on their cell phones (you know they’re all carrying one). With a few mp3 players and students’ own headphones, teachers can also make listening stations around the classroom where students can hit replay as many times as they need. ReThinK aSSeSSmenT TOOLS Don’t rely solely on tasks like gap-fills or dictations, in which students simply transcribe the sounds they hear. The students should demonstrate that they understand the listening. Peadar gave a great “Wanted Poster” example, in which students listen to physical descriptions of two people and must draw the faces described. The task is easy to assess and students can focus on listening without having to worry about their spelling or writing skills. Other examples include mind maps and pro/con lists, in which students process and organize the information they hear in a new format. aCTivaTe muLTiPLe SKiLLS WiTh ReTeLLinG This was one of my favorite tips from the seminar. Half the students are given a text to read, process, and retell to a partner, who then writes down the information. The text is too long to simply memorize, so the students must paraphrase the content. This engages reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It also lets the teacher step back and let the students do all the talking with one another. This task can also be done with pictures. Student A sees a picture and explains what they see to Student B, who must draw what is described. I used this activity to review physical descriptions with my students with great success. ■
On January 14, Daegu mayor Kim Bumill announced, “From now on, by supportingthe center we will promote medical tourism which includes cosmetic, dermatological,and oriental procedures.” The center Mayor Bumill is referring to is the Kyungpook National University Hospital Transplant Center, famous for its follicular unit transplants. Kyungpook National
University Hospital Hair Transplant Center has been known as the authority in the hair transplant field since 1992. The center moved from Kyungpook University Hospital to the 6th floor in Daegu City Center. It is expected to become a landmark of Daegu Medical Tourism by doing worldleading hair research. The Hair Transplant Center expansion
and relocation was selected as a “Local Leading Excellent Medical Technology Promotion Support Business” by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. The government donated 1.5 billion won, Daegu City invested 1.5 billion won, and 500 million won was given by Kyungpook University Hospital, all totaling 3.5 billion won. Since hair loss affects foreigners, many
Translation by Bosun Kim Edited by michelle Van BalKom
Murder or Suicide?
Sourced from maeil shinmun – originally rePorted By 고도현
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Alleged Dumping of Agent Orange in Chilgok
Written by michelle Van BalKom In May, three United States veterans alleged that they had assisted in burying 250 barrels of Agent Orange in 1978 at Camp Carroll in Chilgok. Agent Orange is an herbicide used to clear jungle during the Vietnam War. Vietnam says that the chemical is responsible for millions of birth defects and cancers. According to one veteran, Richard Cramer, "We went and dug a big hole in the ground on the back side of the post, and then we filled it full of barrels.” Another veteran, Robert Travis, states that "On the barrels it said Chemical Type Agent Orange." All three veterans have chronic health issues that they say were caused by their exposure to the chemical. The Korean and U.S. governments both announced that they would take swift action to investigate the allegations. General Walter L. Sharp, commander of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces, and U.S. Forces Korea said in a news release, “I am Mr. A, who is the operator of a religious café of which Mr. Kim was a member. Mr. Kim lived alone after divorcing his wife in 1995. A year ago, he quit his job as a taxi driver and went off the grid. However, at the beginning of last month, he bought a new car with his brother and was attending church. Mr. Kim was known to be religious, inviting friends and family to accompany him to church. He also seemed obsessed with heaven and outof-body experiences. Because of this, one theory is that Mr. Kim might have commitaware of and concerned with news reports alleging burial of Agent Orange at Camp Carroll. Both Americans and Koreans live and work in and around Camp Carroll, and I share the concerns of the government of the Republic of Korea and the Korean people living near the installation. If any substances of concern are found, we will dispose of them properly.” The USFK said that according to a 1992 study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a large number of drums containing chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and solvents were buried at the camp in 1978, but they did not say if Agent Orange was among those. Residents living in Chilgok are worried that the hazardous chemical has seeped into the ground water, as this water was drunk until 1995; some rural residents still use this water. They want to investigate if a number of reported cancer cases were caused by the alleged dumping. ■ ted suicide by imitating Jesus’ death on April 21, three days before Easter. Yongtae Kim, the chief investigator of the Mungyeong police department, was quoted as saying, “Since the death scene was very strange to be considered a suicide and Mr. Kim didn’t have a psychiatric history, murder [has not been] ruled out. However, we also have to consider how strong the will of Mr. Kim was, so the investigation is still open.” ■
In Daegu, Gyeongbuk province, international students were selected to become honorary ambassadors for a social media group. Students from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, America, Malaysia, and Mexico who are studying in Daegu will write blogs and use social networking sites that can be seen in their home countries. There are 19 students from Gyeongbuk University, 7 from Yeungnam University, 3 from Daegu Catholic University, 2 from Keimyung University and one from Daegu University who are participating in the social media group. The social media group was created so that international students in Daegu can share their cultural experiences with people in their home countries via blogs, Twitter, Facebook and other such sites. Members of the social media group will be educated about Daegu’s modern history. They will take a walking tour from Gyeongsanggamyeong park to Jin alley and to the Medical Missionary museum. The students will also get to experience parts of
Korean culture that are unique to Daegu. At the Yangneongsi Oriental Medical Center, the students will learn about chopping and wrapping medicinal herbs. At a traditional tea house, they will get to sample herbal tea. Starting in April, for three months, these honorary ambassadors will chronicle their experiences of visiting farms, learning about natural dyeing, and taking cultural tours. They will recount their tales on blogs and social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. At the end of June, a prize will be awarded to the student who has done the most outstanding work. Also, members for the second social media group will be selected at that time. Kim YoungDae, the Executive Director of Design in Daegu said, “Through the work of these international honorary ambassadors, Daegu’s positive image can be easily shared with the whole world through the internet. This is a chance for Daegu to make a name for itself.” ■
The Critical Preschool Years
The study of child psychology in the first years of life opens to our eyes such wonders that no one seeing them with understanding can fail to be deeply stirred. Our work as adults does not consist in teaching, but in helping the infant mind in its work of development.
maRia mOnTeSSORi Early childhood education has come to accept today what Maria Montessori discovered so long ago: Children under six have extraordinary powers of mind. They have a universal, once-in-a-lifetime ability to absorb knowledge from their surroundings just by living. They take in their environment-the physical space, the language and movement of adults and children-with what Montessori called ”the absorbent mind.” The absorbent mind is at its peak receptivity during the preschool years. In order to be calm and happy, children under six need to explore and discover. They see the world through “new” eyes and are therefore curious about everything. And since they learn by touching and manipulating objects, they want to touch everything! They are keenly attuned to everything that stimulates their senses: shapes, sounds, smells, textures, and tastes. They also respond to order because of their innate need to know where things belong and how pieces fit together. They want to master the movements of their own bodies by learning to balance, run, skip and jump. And they are fascinated by the customs and traditions of people in their lives. Because of the absorbent mind, preschool-aged children do not need direct teaching in order to learn. Then Montessori preschool classroom therefore allows them to move, touch, manipulate, and explore. It gives them the freedom to choose their own work without unnecessary interference from an adult. In this environment, they learn to work independently, based on their own initiative, which builds concentration and self-discipline. Before Montessori made these discoveries, it was generally taken for granted that many subjects-geometry, grammar, geography, botany, zoology, and so on-were limited to older children. But Montessori education reveals the extraordinary high level of learning- both conscious and unconscious- that can come with ease to children under six. Furthermore, Montessori early childhood education not only enhances young children’s knowledge in the present; it also establishes the foundations for true comprehension on a more abstract level later in life. ■
At Gomochi Mine, an abandoned mine in Mungyeong, Mr. Kim from Changwon in Gyeongnam Province, was found dead after being nailed to a wooden cross. Mr. Kim (53), a former taxi driver, was found on May 1 around 6 p.m. by Mr. A, a beekeeper. “While going up the mountain, I found the man dead, hanging on the wooden cross-shaped frame just like Jesus was executed,” stated Mr. A. The police said that Mr. Kim had spikes in both his hands and feet, so that he couldn’t move. He also had a 10cm wound in his side by being stabbed with some sort of object. However, the cause of death was suffocation. A mirror had been placed in front
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of the victim, so that maybe Mr. Kim could see himself hanging on the cross. A whipshaped tool made from torn duct tape was also found near him. The last pieces of evidence into Mr. Kim’s death were found approximately 100m away; Mr. Kim’s car held numerous items, which is believed he had purchased. These included a tent, hammer, hand drill, knife, saw, bucket, blueprints for making a cross, food, and written instructions on how to tie one’s self onto a cross. However, no suicide note was found. Police suspect that Mr. Kim drilled the cross and nailed himself to it with some help. However, they are also investigating
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Translation by dean seo Edited by Quinn olBrich
Bad Parking is...
You may have heard the saying “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” The same can be applied to some drivers as “hell hath no fury like a driver scorned by a bad parking job.” There is nothing like a bad parking job that gets peoples’ blood pumping. Maybe a car is double parked or a car is blocking space for other cars to pass. Bad parking is a major problem all over the world. A poorly parked car, whether intentional or not, causes a huge inconvenience for other drivers and upsets many people. When this situation happens, it is natural to want to unleash anger by damaging the car responsible. Damaging a bad parker’s car isn’t always the best option, even though in the moment making the bad parker pay seems like a fair solution. From the extreme forms of revenge, like smashing windshields, to more subtle and creative methods of showing frustration, angry drivers have a variety of both serious and humorous ways of expressing their disapproval.
Step Into The Heart Of Yoga
AnusArA YoGA WorkshoP With shauna hylenski and Jenna VanDerPark June 25th-26th 2011
Hand Me Downs in Daegu
Written by christine thomPson Translation by yeonjoo seo It’s frustrating buying clothes and having them fall apart after using the one-setting, poorly-understood Korean washing machines that take up a third of the kitchen in our apartments. Shopping for seasonal clothes that will last becomes risky. You also may be wary about buying electronics or appliances at steep prices because you're unsure how long you plan to stay here. Weekend shopping trips can be frustrating! That's why I've taken to shopping at any and all secondhand stores or markets I can find. I know these aren't for everyone, but they're worth venturing into. There are several secondhand stores throughout Daegu for your perusing pleasure. I liken thrift stores to a scavenger hunt except you don't know what you will find. However, you are sure to find clothes of every make, style, and label, and for dirt cheap prices. The appliances are varied and much more vintage that their Home plus or E-mart counterparts. There are piles, stacks, and racks to rummage through, so make sure to dedicate some time to sifting through all the treasures. The upside is that these stores are apt to be less crowded; neither blaring music nor an overeager representative following on your heels threatening your patience and personal space. Best of all, you can haggle for your purchases. Summer is approaching, and with it comes the opportunity for a new wardrobe. Instead of heading to Uniqlo, Zara, or the various Korean boutiques downtown, check out a thrift store. If you need workout clothes, don't bother with Nike and Adidas. These thrift stores have all of the name brands and more. Don't head to Costco for a blender or E-mart for bath mats; these secondhand stores have everything you need. And, like most thrift stores, profits are used to keep the stores open and available for lessfortunate citizens. Here are a few options: Since 1980, there has been a massive electronics market located in the Chilseong area near Sincheon Street. With over a hundred stores, this market boasts everything from freezers and air conditioners, to fans and kitchen appliances. You can buy, sell, trade and fix products. Located in Suseong-gu, in the Donga Mart across from Daegu Bank, Areumdaun Gage is a non-profit organization that accepts and sells donated goods. In Chilgok, it's located behind Home plus in the Samsung Digital Plaza building. The Namsam branch is across from the Daemyeong Market. Haengbokhan Nanum Gage (Happy Sharing Stores) is a thrift store affiliated with The Ministry of Health and Welfare. It was established to give elderly people work in areas such as recycling and mending of household furniture and goods. The Suseong-gu (main) store is located across from Nobyeon Elementary School; in Icheon, behind the Daebong Daegu Bank; and in the Seongdung area, between Seongdung Market and Moonsung Hospital. ■
Heart Opening Vinyasa and Pranayama
In this picture, you can see the car parked in an obviously undesignated area. This is a simple but effective way to get the parker’s attention: put a red “No Parking” sign on the car. Though the car is safe, the driver may take a moment to rethink their tendency to park improperly. This car seems pretty expensive, but no longer looks that way thanks to the “No Parking Sign” that crashed through the windshield. The sign is shaped like a holy cross which makes it appear that the message was sent directly from the heavens above. It’s a pity that we missed the owner’s face the second he or she found the Lexus in that condition.
saturday June 25th ~ 11:00-1:00pm and 2:30-4:30pm one of many amazing benefits of yoga is growing, cultivating and discovering self love. This is where all things begin, what makes everything possible. A balanced physical practice of backbends and arm balances will take us to a full celebration of the heart.
Partner and Acro-Yoga
sunday June 26th ~ 11:00-1:00pm and 2:30-4:30pm utilizing our self-love from saturday’s practice, we explore the relationship of connecting with others through a partner and acro yoga session. These playful practices will delve into the transformative power of touch as we learn to support one another in various poses. The partner flow class will get the love circulating as we hone our communication skills and reach new limits as we learn to fly. Location Laban Yoga and Pilates studio in Youngsan, Daegu cost 1 day price: If paid before June 20th 60,000W / After June 20th 70,000W 2 day Price: If paid before June 20th 100,000W / After June 20th 110,000W Someone was clearly mad at an inconsiderate driver who parked in the wrong place. They got creative and must’ve had a very difficult time putting all that snow on the car just to show how angry they were. I am sure the parker got a real chill when they returned. Getting even with a driver’s bad parking job doesn’t have to be a serious matter. In fact, many of the pictures show that angry drivers were quite creative and used good humor when showing their rage, without destroying or damaging the car. If you get really worked up by a bad parking job, consider the more creative methods of revenge (minus the smashing windshield option). Of course, hopefully you won’t get caught in the act!
hell hath no fury than a woman scorned - 여자가 한을 품으면 오뉴월에도 서리가 내린다 to impale - (뾰족한 것으로) 찌르다 to get worked up by ~ 에 흥분하다 to get caught in the act - 딱 걸리다 to block in - 막다, 봉쇄하다
second hand store - 중고장터 scavenger hunt - 보물찾기 rummage - 샅샅이 뒤지다 Sift - 가려내다 Blare - 귀에 거슬리는 is affiliated with ~ 산하의
This seems like a lot of effort, but someone thought it was worth it. Leaving a pile of trash around and on the other car makes it a pain for the parked car to leave and also causes quite a mess. If the car is blocking the road, why not block them in? An annoyed driver clearly decided that barricading the disrespectful parker so they cannot drive away was a good solution
This situation is similar to what we just saw above. The stone impaling the windshield looks pretty heavy. I wonder if the damager was strong. At least this car didn’t look fancy to begin with.
Poker at the Inter-Burgo Starting a Book Club
Written by daVid mansell Written By dalia m. najera It seems like everyone has heard of a book club thanks to Oprah Winfrey, the popular TV talk show host, but perhaps many of us have never actually participated in one. So what exactly is a book club? A book club is a group of readers who meet regularly to discuss books. Here is a quick guide on starting your own book club. The first task is recruiting members. Most people recruit friends and coworkers. Decide how many people you would like to have in your club. This is important when choosing a location for the meeting. If you have a smaller group, someone’s living room might be a good place to meet. However, if the group is larger than 6 or 7, you might consider a coffee shop. Once the members have been recruited it is important to establish some guidelines. Things like meeting times, location, number of books discussed per meeting, and how often you will meet should be discussed in the first meeting. It is also important to stress commitment to the club, as committed members will only make your club better. A method for choosing books should also be determined. Usually, people will suggest a variety of books and the club will vote on narrowing down the pool. A good place to start might be a book that you have already read, as good books can be read over and over again. From there, you can visit websites for suggestions and discussions on recommended book club books. Once a book has been chosen, members recruited, and a meeting time set, it is time to organize the discussion questions. As the facilitator of discussion, it is important to be prepared ahead of time. The best place to go for help, are discussion and reading group guides. These guides often contain a brief summary and discussion questions specifically written for your book. If a reading guide is not available, you can ask each member of the club to prepare their own discussion question. A good discussion question is open-ended and debatable, but focused enough to promote a focused discussion. Finally, it is important to have a good time. This keeps members coming back. You can switch up meeting locations, include drinks and food, or even assign the discussion leader role to a different member for each book. However you choose to do it, have fun and happy reading! ■
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“I will make your car disappear if you park it here – A magician” Is a ghost watching? This handwritten sign is a mysterious and funny message. No one knows who the magician is, but I wouldn’t want to anger him or her.
This is a simpler, more traditional way of releasing anger, though at first glance it appears that someone robbed them. This may be the ultimate revenge.
Clearly there was some teamwork involved in this endeavor. A truck took up almost three parking spaces and it took about three cars to block the truck from getting out of this horrendous parking job.
Having promised the Lady I would not play anything else, I was off to the Hotel InterBurgo to play in a poker tournament. Since 2003, Texas hold ‘em has enjoyed a massive popularity boom in Daegu, as the InterBurgo opened with a poker room. I arrived at the room, a nice space with four nine-man tables, sofas, and a widescreen TV blaring reruns of High Stakes Poker. Although the tournament was to start at five, there appeared to be a cash game in progress, so I settled down and waited. It turns out the tournament was at 6:00 and you can turn up as late as 7:00. Inter-Burgo runs a cash game during the weekend, with blinds at $1 and $2, no antes. Ring ahead before you come to make sure there is action; early on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as before Sunday tournaments, seem to be good times. The poker room runs two different tournaments. The first is a 50,000 unlimited re-buy tournament with 500,000 added to the pot by the casino if the minimum number of players is reached. Blinds go up every 15 minutes, a bit fast for a live game. The second game is set at 7:30 every weekday, is free to enter, and has 300,000 in the pot, courtesy of the casino. However, since I am a hard-working hagwon teacher, I will never be there. In fact, I can't imagine that many people are free at that time who can afford to get home late. Somehow I survive to the break and was advised to take the add-on of another 5,000 chips for 50,000. This effectively doubled my chips and made me wonder if I was playing too tight. When play resumed, and I folded a succession of strong hands, I eventu-
ally found my balls and called an all-in with pocket nines. My opponent flipped over Ace-Queen. The dealer then flips over three Aces, giving my friend quads and giving me the Bird. If I had made it anywhere in the tournament, it would have been a clear sign something was amiss. The Daegu room seems snugger than the old poker rooms in Seoul and is probably too small for anything more than a 40-man tournament. However, the staff was more polite and engaging than in any casino I have been to in Korea. Just don't do what a colleague allegedly did and throw up on the blackjack table (they are fussy about things like that). The free drinks and food are always good, but bear in mind there is no eating, drinking, or smoking at the table; you have to walk about six feet from the table to do that. It was weird in this casino - hardly anyone was eating. Normally gamblers love free stuff, so why was there not a rush for the salmon steak? My friend informed me that the last he had was not delicious. This area should be improved if Inter-Burgo wishes to compete at the highest level. But whilst I am a reprobate gambler and will enjoy blackjack or roulette as much as the next man, poker remains the most fun. It relies on social interaction, quick thinking, and making good decisions. No wonder so many people equate playing the game to how they live their lives. So, take a chance, make the right choice, and come out to play. ■
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From Seobu Terminal, take a four hour bus to Gunsan. From there, take a short taxi ride to the ferry terminal. Finally, take a one hour ferry ride to Seonyudo. Gulls and fish and gnarled old islanders greeted us off the boat, and one such character, more wrinkles than man, pointed us in the direction of the minbaks. Sharp, jutting peaks of serrated granite sprouted rich forests above us; while in the distance the long, sweeping beaches and huge monoliths that made this place famous beckoned. A ten minute stroll, hectored by the ubiquitous golf carts, found us in Seonyudo’s urban sprawl: two dozen discordant blocks cluttering a rare flat along the coastline. A couple of shops, a few restaurants and the rest minbaks, which I would assume fill up quickly in summer. A man shouted a price at us, and we agreed- paying 50,000 won for a tiny room with a bed, fridge, and TV. By this time it was getting dark, so we wandered to neighbouring Meonyudo- one of the four linked islands. On that sleepy spit we found little entertainment, and so settled for some damn fine hwe dup bap, a raw fish bibimbap, and called it a night. The next morning, we exchanged 10,000 won for the two worst bicycles in the world (you don’t need brakes, wimp) and went trekking. It was a grey, muggy day, yet from its long strips of sand and shale to its looming summits, emerging from nowhere to become sudden menaces, the island was spectacular. Simple white sheds lined the coast
Written by daVid Birchall Photography by allison wiltse Translation by Kate hwa one shin and from them hung numerous cords filled with drying delicacies of the sea. Row boats meandered lazily, while weathered men cast lines in the still ocean. We climbed around the island and back past the beaches, to watch the hoards of ajummas collecting snails from the freshly-exposed rocks. Lunch was a cheap and tasty jjam bbong bap, a delectably spicy seafood soup. It was too cold for swimming, so we debated climbing Mangjubong, the highest peak of Seonyudo, but were put off by our minbak owner staring aghast at our footwear. We later discovered that it’s actually quite an easy c limb, yielding beautiful views. Our second evening returned us to a familiar problem: there really is nothing to do on this tiny archipelago after dark. Seonyudo is a breathtaking place; just make sure you’re really into breathtaking before you go. ■
Gnarled - 쭈글 쭈글한 jutting - 돌출한 serrated granite - 톱니모양의 화강암 monolith - 거대한 돌기둥 beckon - 관광객을 끌다 Ubiquitous - 온 사방에 널린 것 같은 Discordant - 불협화 spit - 땅 wimp - 겁쟁이,약골 Shale - 세일 looming summits - 앞을 가로 막고 있는 정상들 menace - 위협적인 존재 Archipelago - 열도,다도해
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A Trip to a Fairy Tale
Written by melanie Boling-Barrows Translation by hyeyoung shin You’re lying down on a terry cloth massage table as a skilled masseuse applies aromatic herbal infused massage oil to your weary body. You sip a perfect, ice-cold Mai Tai and inhale the warm ocean air as you watch a crimson sun descend into the Andaman Sea. The sky becomes a canvas of bold blues and vibrant reds and oranges. The ocean seems on fire. You have arrived. This is Thailand. Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, between the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, this tropical country, dubbed “The Land of Smiles,” is just north of the Equator. There is a variety of things to do and see to satisfy those seeking adventure, culture, and history, as well as world class cuisine. The first stop for many visitors is the capital city of Bangkok, which is renowned for its street food, culture, and nightlife. Many Thais believe the best food is to be had from street vendors who serve up a variety of curry and noodle dishes for the equivalent of two to four thousand won. The one major detraction from this experience is the everpresent scent of exhaust fumes and cease8 ■ InDaegu ■ june 2011
Let’s Go Camping!
Leonardo DiCaprio was filmed; the world class dive sites of the off-the-grid Similan and Surin Islands; and tours which will take you on elephant safaris. If you go on only one tour, though, go on the Twilight Sea Canoe tour with world-renowned, eco-conscious John Gray’s Sea Canoe. You’ll explore sea caves, interact with bioluminescent organisms, examine unique geological features, and experience a beautiful Phang Nga Bay sunset, all while dining on a phenomenal Thai seafood dinner. Following dinner, board a sea kayak with a ceremonial kratong, paddle out, and light the kratong’s candles and incense. Before releasing it the kratong, let all your worries vanish into the sea as the last of the sun’s rays finally fade beyond the horizon. Although this trip is one of the most expensive in the area, setting you back about 275,000 won for two people, the service, professionalism, and show that this tour provides practically pays for itself. So if you’re ready to venture to a place that offers a little bit of everything, the Kingdom of Thailand is where all your dreams of paradise will become a reality. ■
dubbed - 라는 별명이 붙어진 Thais - 태국사람들 aforementioned - 앞에서 언급한 crescent - 초승달 보양의 20-somethings - 20대의 사람들 bend over backwards - (고객들을 만족시 키기 위해서는)뒤구르기도 하다 off the grid - 잘 알려져 있지 않은 bioluminescent - 스스로 발광하는
Sourced from mail shinun – originally rePorted By 이경달 Translation by ummu mutiah and mina jo Since the introduction of a five-day workweek, camping culture has gained popularity in Korea. There are more than 300 places where you can enjoy camping in Korea, each of which is unique. The current Korean domestic camping population is around 600,000 people, and within 3 years it is expected to exceed one million people. Camping is gaining popularity for a number of reasons. It provides an opportunity for modern people with stressful jobs to refresh and relax while surrounded by nature. Also, many sites now offer convenient facilities, such as clean toilets and hot showers. In the past, camping in Korea was a predominantly male-dominated pastime, but now it is more accessible to people of all ages and genders. Beginners can enjoy camping by just bringing the basics: a tent, sleeping bag or mat, flashlight, burner and pots and pans. When buying a tent, you should make sure it is waterproof. If you have a tent that isn’t waterproof, a quick google search will give you some tips on how to waterproof your tent. Weather conditions may vary, so it is important to check the campground conditions and facilities before embarking on a camping trip. Finally, don’t forget to bring extra clothes and blankets, you never know how cold it might be at night. One can also gain invaluable advice through doing some online research prior to a camping trip. Two recommended internet sites are: camping first (cafe.naver.com/ campingfirst) for the beginners, and camping people (cafe.daum.net/campingpeople) for the experts. The biggest benefit of camping is that it provides a safe and enjoyable way to experience Korea’s natural beauty. Camping equipment can be bought relatively easily at specialty stores or larger chains, such as HomePlus, and there are also more affordable options available for anyone who wishes to try out a new weekend activity. If you’re not quite ready to take the plunge and buy equipment or you would like a more comfortable experience, then you can always rent a tent or a camper. At http://www.forurental. co.kr, which is located in Busan, you can rent tents, sleeping bags, folding tables, grills and anything else you might need for a camping trip. Tents are 20,000won for one night and two days. The best part is they will even deliver your gear to you here in Daegu. CJ Camping Car has campers available for rent for around 375,000won for a weekend, some of them even come with a noraebang (or norae-camper?) feature. You can find out more at www.cjcampingcar.com. Any Camping Car offers a variety of camping vehicles for rent. They have various sizes and prices with the cheapest priced at 250,000won for a weekend. They also have a website: http:// www.anycampingcar.com/. Whether you decide to camp in a tent or a camper, the natural beauty of Korea will surely make the experience worthwhile. ■
less traffic jams. Walking is the best way to get around the city, though you can take a chance and hop on a “tuk-tuk” scooter taxi and sit in traffic. Bangkok is also home to the immense reclining Buddha at the impressive Wat Pho temple. Upon entering, you are taken back to a bygone era as you view this revered masterpiece, often forgetting the hustle and bustle beyond the temples walls. A perfect contrast to the chaos of Bangkok is the southern coastal Khao Lak, which underwent a large reconstruction following the 2004 tsunami. Khao Lak has pristine beaches backed by mountains with a relatively low number of visitors when compared to more popular areas such as Phuket. The main town is a two-lane affair with a variety of little shops, restaurants, and a small supermarket. A number of small beachfront hotels operate on the south end of Khao Lak beach, with open air beachside dining, massage, and swimming pools. Khao Lak is the destination of choice for those seeking a quiet beachside escape. Phuket, located an hour and a half south
of Khao Lak, is Thailand’s largest and most developed island resort area. Phuket’s western shore consists of numerous beautiful, crescent-shaped beaches. The most developed beach area is the notorious Patong Beach. Patong is reminiscent of a large-scale Waikiki mixed with a double shot of one part scandal and one part shame. For hard partying 20-somethings, Patong could quite possibly be the best place to find trouble. Bang Tao beach, located to the north, is one of the better areas for families, as it is devoid of the psyche scarring imagery of Patong nightlife. One of the most family friendly resorts at Bang Tao is the beachfront Best Western Premiere, which boasts a staff that will bend over backwards to accommodate guests and children. Surprisingly, the hotel food here is actually both excellent and cheap, and a beachside massage will only set you back $10 per hour. There are numerous tour operators on Phuket offering trips to popular destinations, including the Phi Phi islands; Maya Bay, where cult classic The Beach starring
Provided by weBnoriter(weBnoriter.com) Photography by yeongmin ParK(Pym@weBnoriter.com) If you are looking to get away from it all, Star Farm Pension in Pohang might be the place. Fun-loving bungalows have beautiful ocean views, Jacuzzis, and access to barbeque equipment. Room rates range from 80,000-210,000 won depending on the season and size of the room. Location: 413 Cheongjin-ri, Cheongha-myeon, Buk-gu, Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do Contact Info: 010-8517-7474 Website: http://starfarm365.com/main_ frame.html How to get there By Car: Pohang IC - Uljin Yeongduck Signpost – Turn right and turn left in the Yeongduck direction and drive for 20 minutes – Honghae – Turn right at Cheongha Intersection – Turn right at a school – Turn left toward the beach – Arrive at Star Farm Resort By Bus: Take a bus that bounds to Pohang at Daegu Dongbu Intercity Bus Terminal(Takes 1 hr and 20min) – Get off the bus at Pohang Intercity Bus Terminal – Take 500 and go to Honghae Transfer Center – wait for a pickup Rooms & Rates: Starlight (for 2 pp max) / Moonlight (for 4 pp max) / Sunlight weekdays 80000-180000 100000-200000 weekends 110000-190000 140000-210000
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Auntie Anne’s Pretzels at Debec
Written by erin Petrey Translation by merea lee
Italian Delights at B2
Written by aaron murray Research and translation by gihyun sung
Written by asif Quadri Translation by sangwoo Kim Coming to Korea as a Muslim, I thought it would be a challenge, particularly in regards to food; however, it was not as difficult as I had predicted- thanks to understanding Koreans, who introduced me to Korean dishes that fit a Muslim diet. Muslims are not allowed to drink alcohol, nor eat pork or ham. Beef, chicken, and lamb are allowed, only if killed in Islamic tradition, referred to as ‘halal’. Eggs and fish have no such restrictions. From my travels over the years, I knew following a halal diet can be a challenge in a foreign country where you don’t speak the language and are unfamiliar with the menus. Living in Korea for a year, I thought I would practically starve! However, I was able to find a facebook group, ‘Muslims in South Korea’, halal restaurants online, and a Daegu mosque. If there was a mosque, that meant there was a community and halal food. The main Daegu Muslim area is around Bukbu bus terminal. There are grocery stores that sell halal meat, Indian spices, a mosque, and a halal Pakistani restaurant, ‘Ali Baba’. There is a Tashkent Uzbek restaurant around the corner on Donseongno called ‘Samarkand’. Keimyung University area has a halal Pakistani restaurant, ‘Pak-Asian’. Finally, downtown has a new halal Turkish kebab restaurant, ‘Star Kebabs’. This gives me four halal places to eat and a variety of menus from Turkish, Uzbek, and Pakistani cuisines. There are other Indian restaurants, but they are not halal; so, I can’t eat their meat dishes. School cafeteria food is another challenge. Often, I can only eat rice and receive surprised looks at my empty tray. I have to explain- ‘aniyo kogi’, and that I’m ok. I bring a lunchbox with more snacks and have to show this to teachers who are concerned I eat nothing. Surprisingly, everyone was understanding when I arrived. They were knowledgeable about Islam and understood when I said I couldn’t eat meat. I didn’t encounter any negative stereotypes about Muslims. The biggest Muslim concentration is in Seoul, Itaewon. There is a large mosque, with elaborate ceramic tiles and two large minarets. The imam (pastor) was Korean and the congregation is a mix of nationalities from the Middle East to south East Asia and Korean Muslim converts. Itaewon has many halal restaurants from Pakistan, turkey, Uzbekistan, Iran, and Lebanon. In daily social life, being a non-drinker excludes me from a lot of the nightlife. Group dinners can be a problem, since Korean restaurants are not halal. The English teachers have been accommodating and choose to go to seafood restaurants; yet, for full staff dinners, it’s usually some place where I can’t eat the main menu items. I’m stay innovative in their ways of cooking, but also stay as healthy as possible. Such items on their menu include: Jerusalem artichoke and marjoram, pickled vegetables and bone marrow, and “Gammel Dansk” and sorrel. To learn more: http://www.noma.dk/main. php?lang=en Meaning "the passage of days at the cellar", it is owned by three brothers that believe in “emotional cuisine”. They try to infuse traditions with creative ways of cooking to “awaken customers’ taste memory. They believe that every type of food takes you back to a certain moment in time, and certain herbs and spices bring about a type of emotion. There is a lot of care and quirkiness in their menu selection and their reasons for choosing such items for their menu. To learn more: http://www.cellercanroca. com/PORTADA/intro_2.htm “techno-emotional” approach to cooking, which mixes technology with a rich understanding of ingredients to create a produce inspired meal. To find out more: www.mugaritz.com able to order a sidedish like haemul pajeon, kalguksu, or bibimbap. The teachers make sure I am looked after and go out of their way to be accommodating. Life in Korea as a Muslim did not mean I had to starve. There are several food options, and I’ve adapted to Korean dishes that can fit my religious requirements. Thank you to the Korean teachers for being very understanding. ■
in regards to - 에 관련하여[-에 대하여] refer to - 지시하다, 나타내다 Negative stereotypes - 부정적인 고정 관념 Minaret - (보통 회교사원의) 뾰족탑 Acclimatize - 익숙해지다
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Tucked away in the basement of Daegu’s most luxurious department store is a tiny stand that serves up the most delicious pretzels. Auntie Anne’s Pretzels are familiar to many of us who have patronized malls across America and the world; they are reliably delicious and satisfying. Daegu’s outpost of this wildly successful brand from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is no exception. This unique fast food phenomenon began almost 23 years ago at a small farmer’s market. Anne and Jonas Beiler began the venture as a means to pay for a free counseling service they wished to provide. That fundraising recipe rapidly took off and is now enjoyed across the US and twenty-two countries around the world. Thankfully, Korea is one of these. The ritzy Debec Plaza on the Sincheon River offers shoppers the opportunity to browse through high fashion brands like Salvatore Ferragamo and Louis Vuitton. Below the racks of pricey apparel lurks an impressive food court with the perfect place for a mid-shopping snack. Auntie Anne’s has a simple menu that focuses on their namesake nosh: the pretzel. These pretzels are baked, given a good dunk in melted butter, then topped with salt, cinnamon sugar, almonds, garlic salt, sour cream and onion powder, or parmesan herb. Though perhaps not the healthiest of foods, this treat is definitely worth the splurge. For our foray into the tasty world of the pretzel, my friends and I ordered an original,
a cinnamon sugar, and an almond pretzel. The original presented a beautiful buttery, salty taste. The dough was cooked to perfection and yielded a soft yet slightly chewy texture– a classic pretzel. The cinnamon sugar is an Anne’s favorite, especially good if you’re in the mood for something sweet. However, the almond pretzel emerged as a surprise favorite. The almonds gave the bread a beautiful crunch with subtle hints of sweetness that didn’t overpower the palate like its cinnamon sugar sister. To add a bit of protein to our “meal,” we sprung for the jalapeño cheese pretzel dog. For Americans who miss a ballpark frank, this jumbo pig-in-a-blanket is a must. The dog is nestled into a pretzel “bun” and topped with cheese and sliced jalapeño. This hot dog is fantastic, and more of a meal than a mere snack. If spicy isn’t your thing, Anne’s also offers a regular pretzel dog sans peppers. Auntie Anne’s is the perfect fix for those seeking out a different taste in Korea, as well as an excellent choice to sate hunger pangs from a marathon shopping spree. Auntie Anne’s at Debec Plaza is open from 10:30am-8pm on weekdays and until 8:30pm on weekends. ■
patronized malls - 자주 가는 쇼핑몰 namesake nosh - 이름과 같은 음식 foray into - 에 입성하다 ballpark frank - 경기장의 커다란 핫도그 sate hunger pangs - 배고픔을 채워주다
Chung-Rok Kim is a man whose ambition is matched by his confidence and entrepreneurial drive. Opening an Italian restaurant in an already saturated market during economically austere times is a brave move but it does not scare him. B2, however, is not a one-man show. The restaurant’s story started with a promise; Kim and his best friend made a pact that while Kim worked to acquire funds for opening, his friend, now head chef, would gain accreditation in Italian Cuisine. And so, with many sea miles under his belt and many years later, Kim delivered and opened B2. Kim’s first foray into the restaurant business is the latest Italian eatery in Daegu, B2, located across from Jungang Library. B2 has
an excellent selection of wine with Australia, France, Italy, Chile, Spain, Australia, and the USA all well represented. There is also a seasonal selection of vintage wines which will be added to the menu when in stock. Impressively, Kim, a well-traveled wine drinker from his days with SK Shipping, chooses all the wine, a sign of the attention to detail which makes B2 stand out from the average Italian restaurant. In addition, the presence of the superb Illy coffee range means that B2 can be enjoyed as a café, as well as a restaurant. The range of products and beautiful interior is enough to make any reviewer forget why they are in B2, but the food does not let the impressive Continued on pg 12
The World’s Best Restaurants
Written by shelley d’souza Translation by Kate hwa one shin Hungry? Wondering where would be the best place to eat in the world? Well, thanks to Restaurant Magazine's annual S.Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants you now know that it belongs to Denmark’s Noma for the second year in a row. The Electrolux World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, comprised of some 800 international restaurant industry experts, tries to find the restaurants that make a truly amazing meal. It is important to remember though that what is considered the best is based on subjective views from the experts.
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skyr curd - (스키르 커드) 아일랜드식 매 우 부드러운 치즈 musk ox - 사향 소 marjoram - 음식에 풍미를 더할 때 쓰이 는 달콤한 지중해식 허브 Jerusalem artichoke - 감자 모양의 뿌 리 채소 emotional cuisine - 감성적(감정을 자극 하는) 요리 형태(스타일) infuse traditions with ~ 과 함께 전통들을 느끼다(전통적인 느낌들을 주다.) quirkiness(quirk) - 우연, 특이한(기이 한) 일 techno-emotional - 정서적인(감정을 자 극하는) 기술,감동을 받게 하는 기술 eccentric - 별난, 특이한,희한한 culinary heritage - 요리의 대가, 전설 boast - 가지다.가지고 있다. liquorice gel - 감초 젤 foie gras - (푸아 그라) 거위간 요리 macerated - 불려진 june 2011 ■ InDaegu ■ 11
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Written by Brenda eKuBan Translation by sehee lee Devotees of Gom’s restaurant come not only for the delectable food, but for the unique ambiance. Combine Gom’s rustic, vintageinspired décor with a trendy but relaxed atmosphere and what you’ve got is this restaurant’s take on a traditional American style menu with a modern, trendy twist. Located in the heart of downtown Daegu, Gom’s offers a variety of Western comfort foods, drinks, and desserts designed to tantalize the palates of those hankering for
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a little taste of home. Gom’s menu offers something for everyone. Their menu, which is chock full of pictures and food names written in both Korean and English, showcases a variety of food offerings like pizza, quesadillas, hearty pasta bread bowls, and steak, to name a few. In addition, the drink menu boasts everything from herbal teas and frappes to fresh fruit juice and espresso. The interior décor of the restaurant has enough character and appeal that you’ll find the hours will just slip by if you’re not mindful of the time. Funky background music plays against the chatter of restaurant patrons indulging in delicious food, drinks, and conversation. Exposed brick and handpainted concrete walls create warmth and charm in an effortlessly cool manner. Rich leather seats, wooden tables, bookcases, and
vintage clocks round off the retro feel of the restaurant. Once my companion and I were comfortably seated, we had a chance to peruse the menu. Now, normally I don’t like to eat creamy pastas, but on this occasion I decided to venture out and try something new. So, based on staff recommendations, I ordered a creamy pasta bread bowl with a strawberryade, and my companion ordered the steak dish with lemonade. Though I sampled my companion’s steak, which came with a fresh salad, potato wedges, corn, and a heap of steaming white rice, I was even more impressed with the Pasta Carbonara bread bowl I ordered. This classic Italian dish was served in a warm bread bowl topped off with creamy, buttery sauce loaded with red onions, Continued on pg 12
When you get your meal on a plate, you might think that you’re looking at a work of art. The art world plays a heavy influence in the making of their food. The menu is made up of traditional foods and some eccentric meals. As well, Chef Massimo Bottura has quite the culinary heritage, which shows in his creations and also got him the Electrolux Chef’s Choice award. To find out more: http://www.osteriafrancescana.it/index_eng.html
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What makes the menu extraordinary is that Noma doesn’t focus on the more popular ways of fine dining; they want the customer to experience true Nordic food. They find Icelandic skyr curd, Greenland musk ox, as well as local Danish grains, and they make all their own vinegars and pickles. They try to
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There are two types of menus that change daily depending on what the head chef finds at the market or in his herb garden. They believe in bringing their customers together with nature. They have created their own
5 The fat duck, uK This world famous, yet small, restaurant has been at the top of the pack for experimental cooking in the UK. Trying to stimulate the senses as much as possible, the menu boasts salmon poached in liquorice gel, roast foie gras, and macerated strawberries. For more information: http://www.thefatduck.co.uk/
Best Friend Restaurant
Written by jennifer o’grady Translation by yujeong lee Hidden away behind Debec department store, is a delightfully intimate Italian-Korean experience. The newly renamed ‘BF Restaurant’ (previously Casual Restaurant) offers an Italian inspired selection of medium sized portions. The menu is arranged in a typical Korean fashion consisting mostly of main courses and some desserts. The main advertised attraction of the restaurant is the free and delectable pizza, which accompanies each meal. The restaurant has a modern vibe, lit with beautiful bottle lanterns which throw a romantic and relaxing glow over the food. The hip hop/ RnB in the background meshes well with the décor and the entire restaurant is furnished with incredibly comfortable couches and low tables-creating a nice atmosphere. It is also fitted with a covered, outdoor, heated area to suit smokers who can enjoy the view of Daegu as they eat. The food was very enjoyable, recommended especially by the owner are the Cajun chicken salad, the pork cutlet, the shrimp crab cream pasta, the tomato chili shrimp spaghetti, the hot chicken rice and the grilled chicken rice. We opted to try the pork cutlet and the shrimp crab cream pasta. The meal began with a small bowl of corn soup and a side salad, which were tasty and light, followed promptly by the cutlet and pasta. All meals came with extra plates and
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Star Kebab Has it All Wrapped Up
Written by julius nicholson
Continued from pg 1: exclusive interview With usain Bolt and Ricky Simms, usain Bolt’s agent
Have you ever been to Daegu before? Will you travel for the IAAF Championships? I was in Daegu last year for the Grand Prix meeting and will certainly be there for the IAAF World T&F Championships. Apart from Bolt, who do you think will make a big impact at these games? I am looking forward to seeing how David Rudisha will run this year; he is a huge talent and very exciting to watch. We have four defending World Champions in Daegu – Usain Bolt, Phillips Idowu, Vivian Cheruiyot, and Linet Masai; I hope they can defend their titles. I am excited about the prospects for Jermaine Gonzales and Christine Ohuruogu in the 400m. Do you think Bolt can break his world record at these games? The most important thing for Usain is to defend his titles. He will not be thinking about world records; if they come, all the better but the World Championships is all about winning medals. Do you get much time to relax these days, especially with the build up to the London Olympics 2012 as well as these games? If so what do you do with your free time? With a large client list and an athlete like Usain Bolt, we work very hard. There is a lot of travelling at this time of year to the various competitions around the world. Fortunately, my wife is also my business partner; so, she is doing the same as me. When we get time off, we try to escape to a beach for a few days and relax. Will there be any real medal prospects from your home nation, Ireland, in Daegu do you think? The top Irish athletes in Daegu are likely to be David Gillick, Derval O’Rourke and some
of the race walkers. If there was one athlete (that you do not currently manage) who you would be allowed to recruit, who do you think you would choose? We have a strong stable of athletes already. Could I bring back former greats Daniel Komen for the 5000m or Noah Ngeny for the 1500m and have them at their peak for Daegu? What are your thoughts on the preparation so far for London 2012 in comparison to previous Olympics? Is there extra pressure on homegrown athletes to perform? I think the organizing committee of London 2012 is doing a great job so far. Seb Coe is a great leader and has a strong team, which will deliver a wonderful Olympic Games. Yes, there is pressure on the British athletes, but they have to embrace this and use the energy of the home fans as a positive force. Finally, can you hazard a guess at how many world records you think may be broken in at the Daegu meet? You can never predict a world record. There are many factors that can contribute, including the weather, the track, the atmosphere. The World Championships is about head to head competition, not world records. There are no pacemakers, it is everyone for themselves; there may be no world records or they may be several – it is impossible to predict. For more information about this upcoming event, please visit www.iaaf.org/wch11 and for ticketing information, please go to www.daegu2011. org .Tickets are very reasonably priced but are selling fast; hence, if your interested in attending on a certain day, it is advised you purchase your tickets asap. ■
serving spoons- suggesting that dishes are usually shared. The pork cutlet was served with a rice ball, baked potato, fruit and vegetable salad, and a thick mouthwatering sauce. This dish is, without a doubt, some of the best pork to be found in Daegu. It was delicious! The shrimp crab pasta also held its own as a tasty dish; however, as far as pasta goes, it was noticeably light in texture and was outshone significantly by the cutlet. We received some complimentary orange and kiwi ‘ade’ drinks to try, a specialty of the establishment, which are made with freshly squeezed juices and a house cider. The free pizza, which comes with the meal, is lightly crusted and stone baked. The topping was a simple cheese and herb but with a sweet potato mousse rim. BF restaurant also offers an ‘unlimited pizza’ special deal, which is 25,000 won on weekends and 18,000 during the week. This offer is for a large pizza and if it can be eaten in fifteen minutes- the pizza is free. Over all, this is a wonderful restaurant, the atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable and when combined with the wonderful food and friendly staff- it was a great experience. I would highly recommend ‘BF’ for birthday ority to listen to her customers. Therefore, the menu items are carefully chosen and updated at a monthly to bi-monthly rate to ensure customers come back again and again. What is your favourite meal on the menu? The Pasta Carbonara and Pasta with Gorgonzola and Mushrooms are menu favourites because they tend to be very popular with the foreigners who patronize the restaurant. What are your future plans/goals for your restaurant? By changing the menu every one to two months, the goal is to always provide customers with a variety of healthful menu options, made only from seasonal ingredients. ■ Owner Name: eun-Jin Lee Café location: 1st Fl. 16-22 Gongpyeong-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu Phone Number: 053-422-2628 Operating hours: 10:00 am- 2:00am 7 days a week
dinners, dates, or mid-week lunches. Prices on main courses range from 8,000 to 12,000; however, if you buy a main course, you are granted discounted prices on all draft beers and bottles, and dessert (coffee, green tea or orange juice) is free. In April, lunch time will run between 11am – 4pm, Monday to Thursdays. The only nitpick fault I could possibly point out is a slightly disappointing wine selection for an Italian themed restaurant, but the quality and quantity of the meals would encourage any connoisseur to forgive this! ■
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mushrooms, peppercorns, bacon bits, and basil. It was so delicious! Opened ten years ago, restaurant manager Eun-Jin Lee and her husband decided to take her passion for cooking a step further by opening up a restaurant focused on healthful food served in a casual, yet trendy atmosphere. Thus, Gom’s restaurant was born. What sets Gom’s apart from other restaurants in Daegu? Firstly, after coming across an article written in the New York Times about the health benefits of the twelve major super foods, it became Eun-Jin’s mission to create menu items that incorporate those essential ingredients in every dish. Secondly, the owners believe in offering only the best for their customers. Not only does Eun-Jin insist on the slow-food process, meaning that everything is made fresh to order, but she also insists on only using natural seasonings. How would you describe your restaurant atmosphere and/or your food menu? The atmosphere is outgoing and cheerful. The majority of the restaurant patrons are in their mid-20s to late 30s. The daily music selection is very trendy with upbeat tempos designed to complement the vintage interior of the restaurant. The Korean and English menu, amassed with large colourful pictures of the food items, makes it easy for natives and foreigners alike to order with ease. What makes customers come back again and again? Eun-Jin admits that it’s the unique interior that continues to make customers return so often. In addition, Eun-Jin makes it her pri12 ■ InDaegu ■ june 2011
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surroundings down. Kim is sous chef as well as proprietor, and the expertise of his head chef, trained by the renowned Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners, is clear to see from the variety of dishes on the menu. The pasta options are divided into four sections – Tomato, Cream, Rose, and Olive – and the assortment of available salads is as good as anywhere in the city. I opted for the smoked salmon salad with fresh yoghurt and pineapple. The salmon was well smoked and very fresh, and the quality of ingredients was apparent. Perhaps the only let-down of the whole meal was the over-zealous portion of yoghurt which, at times, smothered the taste of the salmon and greens. To go alongside the salmon, I had the 2009 Chilean Santa Helena Chardonnay, which served as an excellent accompaniment to the meal. The taste was crisp and citrusy without being overpowering or sharp. At 5,000 Won per glass, it was an absolute steal and light-years ahead of the average wine served in Daegu. Gihyun went for the cream spaghetti with chicken, asparagus, and Gorgonzola. I find cream spaghetti dishes a good judge of a restaurant, as they can often be stodgy, but B2 avoided this pitfall as the sauce was light and the spaghetti thin enough to allow the rest of the ingredients to stand out. To go with this meal, we had the 2007 Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, a very dark, full-bodied red wine with a clear taste of blackcurrant. What makes B2 stand out is the price of the excellent selection. Dishes range from 13,000 to 20,000 Won, and while this is a slight increase from average Italian, it is a huge jump in standard for a small rise in price. The price of wine is also varied enough to cover any budget, with glasses ranging from 5,000 to 15,000 Won. If wine is not to
It all happened back in 2004. I was shopping in Dong-A Department Store in Jisan-dong and I saw a guy and his assistant with a table set up near the cash registers. The sign on the front of their table read ‘Kebabs’. I bought one…okay… two of these kebabs things and headed home. When I got home I sat down with a drink, a book, and my lunch of kebabs. One bite of the alleged kebab had my taste buds in revolt. My stomach clenched to stop the advance of the corrupt substance heading its way. My brain scrambled to rationalize the logic of putting shredded cabbage, sweet pickle, and sweet honey mustard in a tortilla wrap and calling it food. If this was what a kebab was like, I didn’t want anything to do with it. To be honest, I think I died a little inside. Little did I know that four years from that horrendous experience Daegu’s kebab savior would come from Enizli-Pamukkale, Turkey, to save us from gastronomic nightmares such as this. Cue Memduh Guzel and his friend Ugur. The two young Turkish men landed in Osan, South Korea with a plan to make the best food they know how…and they know how to do it well. After starting two kebab stands in Osan they, along with Memduh’s younger brother Selo, set their sights on an actual restaurant in Daegu. If you walk into Star Kebab in downtown Daegu, located between Nagasaki and De Nova, just a few doors down from Gorilla Burger on your way to Novotel, you can see all of the fresh ingredients used to make their kebabs; lettuce, onions, dill pickle, tomato, and a spicy dressing that isn’t over powering. You also get your choice of lamb or chicken. Did you notice the lack of sweet pickles and honey mustard? Star Kebab also has a wide selection of soft drinks, Turkish teas, and other drinks. If you want dessert, you can have Turkish ice cream as well. The prices aren’t bad either with one chicken kebab costing 4,000 won and lamb running about 4,500 won for a monster sized kebab. There is also a set meal on the menu that consists of kebab, chips, and soft drink. They are opened for lunch all week and late nights on the weekends. ■ your taste, then there are a variety of teas, cocktails, and beers form which to choose. It’s difficult not to be impressed by B2, and Kim shows no sign of resting on his laurels now that he has delivered on his promise. From next month, he plans to play host to classical music performances and indie bands once a month. He also hopes to expand the gallery which forms part of the restaurant’s entrance. With a relatively unique menu, an excellent standard of food, and a personal touch to everything from décor to wine selection, B2 will have no difficulty finding customers in Daegu. ■
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Participating university presidents developed a bond because of his speech and all agreed to host the 3rd forum at Yeungnam University. In addition, it was suggested to President Lee that Yeungnam University and the top-tier universities in China such as Tsinghua University, Jilin University establish a cooperative academic collaboration.■
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Lee, President of Yeungnam University, emphasized the necessity of multilateral interchanges and cooperation among universities in China and Korea beyond traditional bilateral ones. He also said an increase of economic aspects does not mean stepping forward to the center of the world in the intelligence-based society of the 21st century. In order to make things happen, 20 universities from the 985 Project of China are supposed to join the forum and meet with the top-tier 20 Korean universities. The purpose of the project is to promote the Chinese higher education system. Therefore, it is anticipated that this forum will be a cornerstone of the international era beyond the typical, stereotyped collaboration of the universities in China and Korea. President Lee also states that, “The era of Asia will finally be coming to us once the things in Science, literature and ideology are all set up…The 3rd forum at Yeungnam University will be a momentous occasion, proclaiming the commencement of the era of Asia by the people of Asia and for the people of Asia.” Dr. Hyo Soo Lee, President of Yeungnam University, Korea meets with Dr. Hao Ping, Vice Minister of Education, Ministry of Education, China at the 2nd China-Korea University Presidents Forum at Jilin University, China In the 2nd forum at Jilin University, Changchun, China in 2010, President Lee of Yeungnam University presented the keynote speech entitled ‘The Chance and Challenge Chinese and Korean Universities Faced during the Internationalization of Higher Education’. Specially, President Lee mentioned that roles and functions of universities confront in a global market and intelligence-based society in the 21st century. He also suggested that the following strategies should be concrete ways of realizing the issues: • Regular meetings and membership of the forum • Selection and presentation of Global, Asian Issues (GAI) and Asian agenda • Conducting a GAI conference for faculty members and students • Conducting dual degree program and joint curriculum and on-line lectures on the Oriental Ideology by establishing a Vision University (cyber university) for educating the globalized Asian human resources
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“now, We Take Lectures With Smart Phones.” Quinn olBrich Contributed to by gihyun sung and
Have you ever wanted to make learning easier and more accessible? Yeungnam University (YU) recently started a multilingual Mobile Learning system that allows you to do just that. ‘Mobile Learning’ enables students to listen to lectures on a smartphone through the Internet. Mobile Learning was first featured on a website, where students could access lectures online. After its success, YU decided to make the service accessible on smartphones which will be available to universities, with the exception of online schools. YU plans to keep their content up to date by recording lectures for the next semester and uploading them for viewers. YU has developed this ‘knowledge management system’ so both professors and students can have access to make and develop educational content. YU will upload the multimedia lectures on their website and provide feedback for free. YU also plans to promote and connect their services through Twitter, Facebook and various blogs. In the near future, YU intends on making different versions of lectures for different languages, especially UCC, a video lecture made by students. To ensure that integrity is maintained, YU is also going to create a system of to prevent plagiarism. YU expressed that they will not overlook moral characters and actions, which can be easily forgotten and ignored in our current age of information.■
“Whereas the 20th century was the one of the Atlantic, Europe, and the West, the 21st century will be the era of the Pacific, Asia and the East. Simple waiting will not lead Asia to reach the center of the world. Specially, it is obvious that the 21st century will be an intelligence-based society. Universities should have the initiative of leading the era of Asia.” In order to participate in the 3rd ChinaKorea University Presidents Forum, the forty top- tier university presidents from both countries will convene at Yeungnam University in June of 2011. President Hyo Soo Lee of Yeungnam University gives a keynote speech at the 2nd China-Korea University Presidents Forum at Jilin University, China The main theme of the 3rd forum is “Roles, Innovation and Change of the Universities in China and Korea for the Beginning of the Era of Asia”. In the keynote speech of last year’s forcum, Dr. Hyo Soo
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‘Multi-Cultural Festival’ hosted by Yeungnam University and Daegu Immigration Office
Contributed to by hyeyoung shin, Quinn olBrich, and michelle Van BalKom-nicholson In May, Yeungnam University and Daegu Immigration Office (DIO) held a ‘MultiCultural Festival’ to celebrate the fourth Together Day. The event was sponsored by Harmony Korea, the Presidential Committee on Social Cohesion. A large number were in attendance, including students of Yeungnam University, various foreigners, immigrants and locals. This event featured a singing contest for foreigners, a concert by the Double Life Harmonica Ensemble team, a samulnori (percussion) performance and the opportunity sample traditional cuisines from five different countries. Attendants could also partake in playing more traditional Korean instruments like janggu (waist drum), buk (drum), and kkuenguari. In addition, the Multi-Cultural Festival also had a booth which people could visit to inquire about immigration questions or concerns. . The event offered a variety of food, entertainment, and cultural experiences. Taegeon Seok, the manager of DIO, said that he hoped to see Koreans and foreigners mingle and exchange cultural heritage through the festival and make valuable memories. ■
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written By ahn, seong hwa firstname.lastname@example.org ditional fried rice), Chowmein (Indian style fried noodles), etc. Then, there is the coupleset menu made up of hot chicken curry, mild vegetable curry (in contrast to common belief, curry from India is not always spicy and mild curry is also delectable!), Nan (Indian bread), rice, Tandoori chicken (Indian traditional chicken), and Lassi (Indian yogurt). With so much to choose, it’s not easy to decide what to eat. However, whatever you decide, feel comfortable in knowing it will be delicious. There is also a lunch special from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Every 12th of November, Diwali, a main Hindu festival, is celebrated in Indo Banglang-gi. The ceremony is held by a Brahman who lives in Daegu. You can partake in the festivities with many other Indians on this day for a minimal fee of 10,000 won for the occasion. Plunge yourself into India at Indo Banglang-gi and drop the lame idea that Indo Banglang-gi is just like any other Indian restaurant because, in fact, it is quite the opposite. Banglang-gi is another gateway to India. Visit Indo Banglang-gi across the street from the KNU, North gate. You will see a yellow sign. Come up to the third floor. Namaste and bon appétit! ■
Step into the Past!
Written By chang min ahn The moment you step into the Kyungpook National University Museum, you enter a time machine that will take you back through Korea’s long and colorful history. You will explore the various Korean dynasties and get a much deeper appreciation for Korean culture. It is a perfect place to spend a quiet afternoon with friends or family, or alone in the company of the past. With its numerous exhibits and long history dating back to 1959, the museum is considered the largest and most abundant in Daegu. More than 40,000 artifacts are on display throughout the different areas within the museum. These galleries are divided according to the historic periods they represent, including the three original Korean countries of Silla, Goguryeo, and BaekJae, to the later Goryeo and Joseon Dynasties. You will be able to see an ancient crown from the Silla Dynasty decorated with gold, silver, and other precious materials, as well as sophisticated gadgets from the Joseon period. Moreover, there are seven national treasures on display, such as national treasure number 335: a statue of Buddha with lotus made in the representative style of the Silla dynasty. You can also catch national treasures 135 and 258: pagodas preserving relics of Buddhist high priests of the Goryeo dynasty. The museum is managed by professors of Kyungpook National University, and every artifact is preserved with great care. To sweeten the deal, entrance is entirely free. Perhaps the best part of the museum is the June 1 (Wed) 16:30~ › 10th Humanities colloquium Place: College of Humanities Room No.214 › Special Lecture about Studying Abroad Place: Global Lounge Presenter: Professor Kim, Soon-hyang June 2 (Thu) 16:30 › Colloquium- Jacques Lacan: social life and desire Place: Conference Room, Graduate School Building June 3 (Fri) 16:00 › Lecture by Lee, Jae-seok(Advertising designer) Theme: Challenging and creative life Place: International Conference Room June 1-3 › Special Exhibition for celebrating KNU’s 65th anniversary Place: KNU main auditorium, SPACE 9 Organized by: Dept. of Visual Arts June 11, saT 11:00~13:00 › The 5th Bockhyun Writing Contest Place: Common Lecture Building No.2 › Final exams Period: 6.8 - 6.17 Summer vacation StartS when final examS are over. Summer vacation claSSeS will begin on June 20. Wol-Pa-won outdoor gallery, named after a former president of KNU. The gallery has a huge three-story stone pagoda and is essentially a small park tucked away in the center of campus. Many people love this place not only for the pagoda but also for its convenient location. KNU’s museum also provides Korean cultural experiences at affordable prices. For example, they offer a tour to SoonCheon, a city famous for its many castle ruins. Due to the fact that these events are not regularly offered, you need to call (053-950-6536) or check their website at http://museum.knu. ac.kr to see when they take place. The museum opens at 10am and closes at 5pm daily, but is closed on the second and fourth weekend of every month. It is located at the center of KNU next to Il-Chung-Dam Lake. Buses 305, 323, 323-1, 503, 순환2-1, 706, and 719 will get you to KNU’s North Gate; buses 300, 403, 623, 937, 동구1, 동구1-1, 동 구2, 북구2 stop at the Main Gate. The museum is just a ten minute walk from either location. Refer to the campus map for details. So, if you want to take a trip back through time to experience Korean history, or to enjoy the calm and quiet of an amazing museum, then visit the KNU museum. Call or check the museum website for further details on exhibits. Unfortunately you may not be able to get assistance in English, but don’t let that deter you from experiencing what the museum has to offer. ■
‘Namaste’ is a greeting in Hinduism that means ‘I honor the Spirit in you which is also in me’. You can hear this term right here at Indo Banglang-gi. Indo Banglang-gi is an Indian restaurant, which documentarian PD and his wife, who once traveled India for over 10 years, started to run near the Kyungpook National University, North gate. This couple has a strong affection for Indian cuisine; so, whenever they traveled India or other countries, they always looked for an Indian restaurant. Inevitably, they completed a short-term Indian cuisine cooking course. Here in Indo Banglang-gi, you feel like you’re really in India. There are Indian employees, Indian music, Indian carpets hanging from the wall, and Indian statuary on the shelf- all treasured items. Some were purchased on the street, some were received from the people for whom they made a documentary film, and there were even items that came unexpectedly from beggars. Upon entering the restaurant, a statue of Ganesha, who is said to be worshipped even by other gods in India, welcomes you. Ganesha is the elephant headed god of good fortune and wisdom. It is the restaurant owners’ way of wishing all visitors their blessings. On the menu, there is salad, soup, Indian barbecue, Curry (chicken, beef, seafood, vegetarian), Nan and rice, Biryani (Indian tra-
Cool Down as Summer Heats Up
Written by 안창민 These days, the weather is very hot, which makes some people feel awkward, angry and even irritable. You may need a place to blow off some steam and cool down. If you do, then keep reading! The swimming pool at Kyungpook National University’s Sports Promotion Center is the answer to escaping the heat and sweat. The center was established in 2005 to improve the health of Daegu’s citizens. To date, it has the most advanced facilities in Daegu. What people like most about this center are the excellent swim instructors and programs. All instructors at the center are certified in swimming instruction, as well as special skills training, such as CPR and first aid. You can choose from a variety of classes according to your level and interest. Besides, its monthly fee is very affordable, compared with other swimming pools. Most swimming pools charge around, or more than, 120,000 won per month, but KNU Sports Promotion Center only charges 70,000 won per month. Unfortunately, because of its excellent teachers and low fees, the services are in high demand. You can only be accepted into the center from the 21st ~24th of every month. In order to enroll, you should visit their website (http://sports.knu.ac.kr) and click on 강좌신청, which is the only way to enjoy the facilities. The center is located near Kyungpook National University’s north gate, but many buses will take you there (Bus number: 305, 719, 300, 323, 410, and 706. Bus stop: Dae-Do market or Kyungpook National University’s Sports center). After getting off the bus, you can’t miss the sports center, the building with red symbols. Remember that the center is open from 6:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. So, don’t fight with your friends and family because of irritation from the hot, humid weather. Just come to Kyungpook National University’s Sports Promotion Center and enjoy some exercise in the pool’s cool water. The KNU Sports Promotion Center also offers many other activities such as yoga, golf, tennis, badminton and so on. For more information, contact the center at 053-9507464 or their website, http://sports.knu. ac.kr. Have a great summer! ■
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Written by 시사IN 김은지 기자 Translation BY merea lee Edited by charlene araujo fied cleaning woman told me she worked 14 hours a day and earned 4,320 won per hour in 2011. Lee told reporters that it is easy to make money by cleaning motels. Motelrieo, who works at the motel and other inns, says hospitality workers’ lives are not easy. Bureau of Statistics estimated in 2009 that 62,000 people worked in motels. Last Hope Labor Union and the Progressive Party investigated Motelrieo’s claims. In the survey, 75 percent of the total hospitality staff works 24 hours every second day and there are no holidays for almost half of them. Hospitality workers were not guaranteed minimum wage. Maids are treated poorly in love motel chains. Long labor hours combined with low earnings makes this job unpopular among Koreans. Most maids are of Mongolian and Chinese descent. Many motel staff, who I met during the cover, wanted to change their jobs because of poor working conditions and people treating them terribly. Seungae Choi (alias, 46) who worked as a maid and is now working as a ‘kitchen aunt’ for the motel staff said, “When people ask me what I do, I just say I work at a restaurant. If I say I work at the motel, the faces of people change. I just work there, but people look at me like I’m the person who committed adultery.” China national, Jinsu Kim (alias, 60), who started his work from betting at the tourist hotels, also said something similar. “It does not matter if a person is at a “love motel” or a hotel, their actions are the same. Why working at a motel is bad when you need a job in order to survive, I will never know,” he said. “We want to be respected for the hard work we do.” municate well in Korean, a requirement, as their mission is to spread the word of their church. They also informed me that since arrival they have spent every minute of the day together, with church doctrine insisting they must be within sight and sound of each other at all times. When asked the obvious question, “Do you get on each others nerves?” They smile politely and tell me it is not a problem. Considering they only met for the first time at the training facility I am amazed. A typical missionary day begins at 6:30 am. After showering, exercising, prep, personal study, companionship study, studying Korean, and scripture and gospel study (all before lunchtime) they spend the rest of the day proselytizing. In layman’s terms, this is meeting and hopefully converting potential church members or “investigators.” The boys tell me that they meet up to four or five potentials a day. On top of this they teach a free English class on Saturdays and go to a nursing home on Tuesdays….phew, I am tired just writing this! Any remaining time (there is not much) is spent talking to people on the street or subway about the church to see if they would be interested in hearing more about their church. When I inquire as to what they do for fun or relaxation, they admit that they don’t really have a lot of time for much beyond their religious endeavors. Whilst on their mission they are expected to dedicate all of their time, efforts, thoughts and energy to serving the Lord. Contact with family and friends during their time overseas is limited to letters and occasional phone calls. Missionaries avoid entertainment and parties so they can focus entirely on teaching others about the gospel of Jesus Christ. It goes without saying that this is a time of celibacy too. When ask them how they deal with such a regimented lifestyle they tell me they are just thrilled to be spreading the word of their church and are enjoying meeting the Korean people. Their absolute compliance to the church, whilst admirable, is starting to unsettle me slightly. As we part ways, the young men head to McDonalds for some grub, and I must admit that I am quite relieved to discover that they have some vices. If you would like more information on The Church of the Latter Day Saints or have any questions please contact Elders Olsen or Harris at 010-9557-5362. ■
At all costs – 기어코, 무슨 수를 써서라도 Suffice it to say ~ 라고 말하면 족하다 Caught up in ~ 에 휘말리다 Pro-bono – 무료의 To spread the word – 정보를 보급하다 layman’s terms – 쉽게 말해 To part ways – 도중에 Grub – 유충, 음식
Cleaning a Love Motel
When I entered the room, the first thing I saw was a small container labeled “Double Safe” placed on the bedside. Condoms wrapped in red-paper and the entwined bed sheets, bath robes, and towels are tell-tale signs that a couple enjoyed their spacious “Love Hotel” room last night. “There are many guests on the weekends, so we need to move fast. In addition, a motel is more crowded around holidays,” said a hurried Jinsu Kim (alias, 60) as he opened the windows. Junghwa Lee (alias, 57) went to the bathroom holding a sponge. 10:00 a.m. January 30, 2011, a “love motel” in Seoul, Songpa-gu and a reporter undercover as a person who came to learn betting (slang between hospitality workers for changing the bed-sheets) The basics of cleaning is to ‘make it seem like nobody was here’. They did the tasks in order: remove the trash, change the bed-sheets, put drinks and beverages in fridge, and mop the floor. They said that it is simple, but the important thing is to advertise a clean business. It requires skill to change a bed-sheet:
holding the mattress, putting on sheets, kneeling down and pulling the sheet until it is taut. Mr. Kim said, ‘I can always tell whether the worker is a beginner or not by watching him change the bed sheets. In the bathroom, “it is most important to remove water,” said Ms. Lee. She showed me her special red rubber gloves she uses to clean. She couldn’t take her gloves off during the whole time she worked. She said, “but winter is [a] better season to clean because the summer is sweltering and [makes it] exhausting to work inside”. It’s already lunch-time when I feel more secure in my bed changing skills. We went to the kitchen in the basement. We finished eating in fifteen minutes and without time to relax, the receptionist gave us room numbers to clean. Since it was Sunday afternoon, workers rushed to finish cleaning. The higher the turnover rate is on the motel rooms, the more money the motel can get; so, it is important to reduce the cleaning time. After 4 p.m., we could take a break. Mr. Lee gave tips while on break and advised to stay away
from the corridor. Surveillance cameras are installed so you might hear bad things from the owner. At around 9 o’clock at night, when the work gets familiar, my hands start to sting. Mr. Kim saw my red, bruised fingers and said, “We use strong detergent in order to brighten the sheets. You have to work with gloves, next [time],” he said. My legs feel tight and ache because of repeatedly sitting down, standing up, and changing the sheets. Mr. Lee suffers from back pain and arthritis because he performs these tasks daily. 26 rooms for the night and 19 day rooms were occupied for that day. Two people, who worked from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., cleaned 45 rooms. They can go home one hour earlier than usual because there are not many people during the night. While watching television, we fall asleep. The cleaning staff can get off twice a month to rest, but it does not work out like that. The owner doesn’t like it when they take off the same day. They work 14 hours a day and are paid 1.3 million won per month. An unidentiKorea has one hundred and thirty nine Mormon congregations with over 80,000 church members. Apart from the radical beliefs and activities of Latter Day Saints that occasionally make the press - polygamy, elaborate chastity belts, and a life without caffeine - it’s probably fair to say we know little about their beliefs, daily life, or doctrine. It’s also fair to say that in most cases we probably don’t care; but for the purposes of this article I was determined to find out. I discover that the Mormon Church is one of the most active modern practitioners of missionary work, with over fifty thousand full-time missionaries worldwide. In fact, the missionary program is one of their most recognized characteristics. Whilst not all young Mormons complete a mission, nor is it a requirement, most see it as a rite of passage. The majority of Mormon missionaries are single young men in their late teens and
From “Ear Drink” to “Clavicle Drink”
translation by Boyoung Kwon Edited by Quinn olBrich and erin Petrey Choi, a 21-year-old female, is attending a four-year prestigious university in downtown Seoul. Instead of the casual date with a couple of drinks and some relaxed conversation, she opted for a “clavicle drink” on her first date with her male companion. A clavicle drink is a shot, in which one partner licks up soju poured in the other’s clavicle. Choi says, "I usually have a get together [once] a week and whenever the atmosphere gets heightened, we play the clavicle drinking game." There is another popular drinking game called the “ear drink,” in which one person puts their glass up to their ear to cover the ear in alcohol and the other licks the alcohol off the ear. While the clavicle drink is often initiated by a man, the ear drink tends to be initiated by either gender. Choi is not an abnormal drinker when
Crude University Drinking Culture
seem like nobody was here - 아무도 다 녀가지 않은 듯 The higher the turnover rate - 높은 회전 율일수록 stay away from the corridor - 복도에서 얼쩡거리지 말아야 한다 my hands start to sting - 손등이 따끔거 렸다 Mongolian and Chinese descent - 중국 동포와 몽골인 committed adultery - 불륜을 저지르다
Written by michelle Power Translation by hyemin lee You know how it is when you see religious missionaries on the street - or worse again - at your door. You dodge them, avert your eyes, and avoid interaction at all costs. It’s not that you necessarily dislike or resent what they are doing, you just don’t want any part of it. Well, in the pursuit of getting this article written, I did what most could never imagine…I pursued them. Suffice it to say the look of surprise on these particular Mormon missionaries faces ambushed on the streets of Daegu was worth it alone. So why was I chasing men of God? The majority of Daegu’s waeguk population are
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teachers, and given how caught up we all are in our teaching bubble of Hagwons, less than enthusiastic students, Saturday night soju sessions, truck loads of galbi, and softball leagues, I was hoping for a different perspective on Korean life. Luckily the two charming young American Mormon boys I chanced upon at Daegu Bank were only too happy to give me an insight into their daily routine and to fill me in on their impressions of both Daegu and Korea. After an hour of talking to these missionaries, I discovered that their life could not be more different from ours.
early twenties; you know the ones – sharply dressed, move in pairs, with little nametags and a perpetual smile. Elder Olsen is a fresh faced 19-year-old from Fairbanks Alaska, and Elder Harris, 20, is a sports science student from Colorado. One of the first things I learn is that missionaries do not receive a salary; both worked and saved for their mission prior to arrival in Korea. I am impressed; pro-bono missionary work was the farthest thing from my mind at that age. Neither of them was aware that their mission would be in South Korea. They only found this out at the missionary training center they attended before embarking on their two-year stint. So were they culture-shocked on arrival? Both tell me they were prepped on Korean culture and language at their training in Utah. Although they only just arrived in August, both comContinued on next pg
it comes to alcohol, especially at university. As the new semester rolls in, there are lots of drinking parties in university towns. For the college student, there is a plethora of events like “freshman school,” “beforehand school,” and “freshman welcome party,” that all involve heavy drinking. This period, starting in February, is called binge week. The drinking culture in the past mainly consisted of drinking bomb shots (poktanju) and forced alcohol drinking. These dangerous drinking games still exist today and are mixed in with newer practices like the clavicle drink. March 1st 11 p.m., a bar in Shinchondong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul The bar was packed with students excited about the new semester. There was a table with young women and men who were on blind dates. One woman was sitting on a man's lap, hugging him and drinking while
people were shouting, “Drink! Drink! Drink!” For these students, cuddling is the third stage in the “5 stages of love shots," a game popular among college students. The first stage involves crossing your arms together and drinking; the second stage is hugging each other. Students say that from the third stage there is more open physical contact. As the
atmosphere continues to heighten, people will drink from mouth to mouth (stage four) and drink from the clavicle, which is the fifth stage. Drinking in these stages is socially comfortable. Choi agrees and stated that getting to know another person intimately is “hard to do when I feel sober". She also says that these drinking Continued on pg 23
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Written by alexandra Petri With such a powerful and innovative technological environment, Korea’s recent YouTube trend should come as no surprise. “User growth in YouTube Korea has been phenomenal,” said Guatam Anand, director of content partnerships for YouTube’s Asia-Pacific operations, in a February 2010 article for the JoongAng Daily. “In particular, mobile views grew nine-fold last year.” According to the article, Koreans watch more YouTube from mobile devices than any other country in the world. Mobile traffic generated 20 percent of all traffic on YouTube Korea. “After people started using Smartphones, like the iPhone and the Galaxy-S, I see them using YouTube a lot,” said Kim Bosun, a middle school English teacher in Daegu. “Whether they can understand English or not, if they are open to Internet and young culture, they use YouTube often,” Kim added. Yet YouTube is not only bringing the world to Korea, it is also bringing Korea to the world. At a recent press conference in Seoul marking the company’s third anniversary, Anand said that, “YouTube has contributed to the ‘Korean wave’ over the past three years.” “The powerful thing here is if you have a compelling story, you can reach out using YouTube as a platform,” Anand continued, noting that Youtube Korea is reaching a more global audience. Numbers show that peoples in South America, Europe, and the U.S. widely watched the YouTube edition of Naughty Kiss, a popular Korean soap opera. But YouTube Korea is making its mark beyond the realm of entertainment. According to an article in the Korea Herald, in 2008, the Presidential Council on Nation Branding created a channel on YouTube to promote Korean culture. The article also said that Cheong Wa Dae has been uploading President Lee Myung-bak’s weekly address on YouTube since 2009. With the ever-changing technological market and advances, the growing popularity and presence of smartphones and tablets encourage outlets like YouTube to keep up with the trends and its consumers. “We want to provide our users with an infinite choice in content,” Anand said in the JooangDaily article. “What we hope is that we’ll be able to bring more premium programming for our Korean users to consume. In the second part of the year, you’ll see a lot more streaming.” Since September 2010, YouTube has been testing a platform with which it will implement live-streaming capacity, the article stated. Streaming isn’t the only change happening with YouTube. In association with Google, Inc. (which purchased YouTube in a 2006 acquisition for $1.65B) and LG Electronics, YouTube will soon cross into the frontiers of social networking and 3D technology. “We are building a social layer with Google,” Anand said. “And Google TV is really a software platform. With the Chrome browser, we hope we will lead the trend and create the best user experiences.” And in creating some of the best user experiences, YouTube and LG are aiming to allow users to view 3D images and videos without glasses on their mobile devices, like the Optimus 3D smartphone and the Android. ■
come as no surprise - 놀랄 일도 아니다 open to ~ 을 이용할 수 있는 beyond the realm of ~ 의 범위 넘어 keep up - 속도를 맞추다 cross into ~ 로 범위를 확장하다
Daegu Enlarges Wireless Coverage
Translated by gihyun sung Edited by michelle Van BalKom By August of this year, Daegu’s Wi-Fi coverage will be in 115 more areas just in time for the IAAF World Championships. The coverage areas will include the Main Stadium, the six athlete’s villages, designated hotels, Dong-Daegu station, as well as other transportation centers, major tour sights, and finally traditional markets. This expansion is due to recent demand for WiFi by both the native and international communities. ■
Affordable Quillinan in Korea Does Exist! Golfing Written by Kenneth
Written by clayton whittle Photos by clayton whittle Photo Editing by jesKa hnatKo Translation by hyemin lee Finally, Korea has caught up with the world. The greatest show on Earth, or at least the greatest show on roller skates, has made it to our front door. Broken ankles and ribs, busted noses, jammed fingers, and nothing short of a painter’s pallet of bruises await us all at the most infamous and beloved women’s sport in the world. It’s time for one and all to join in and watch the beautiful women of Republic Of Korea Derby (ROKD) beat each other into submission like they were auditioning to be stunt actresses in a Jason Statham movie (seriously, that guy punches EVERYTHING in his movies). If you’re not familiar with derby, allow me to inform you that 1) everyone around you harshly judges your ignorance and perceives you as weak, and 2) I, the magnificently generous bastard that I am, will gladly bring you up to speed. Roller Derby is a sport created by geniuses/perverts in the USA back in the 1920s that involves two teams of women skating on a circular track in a fullcontact competition. Derby rose to popularity in the mid-1930s and has been commonplace in most states in the USA since. The full rules of derby are, like any sport, lengthy. The basic idea is one of the most simple in sports: go fast, lap opponents, score points, win. In essence, two teams of five (people actually ON the track) skate counterclockwise. Specific members of each team attempt to score points by going so fast that they lap the opposing team’s players. Derby is by no means new to Asia. In fact, Japan has had an official derby league, Roller Game, since 1990, and a slew of small leagues exist through Southeast Asia. But ROKD is the first of its kind to surface here in South Korea. The Daegu-based ROKD was founded by four experienced skaters: Crash Baby from Detroit Derby League, Fleur Rocious from London Roller Girls, Goldie Shocks! from Windy City Rollers, and Miss Sinnocent from London Rockin’ Rollers. Though the ROKD is always looking for recruits, they are currently comprised of about 40 official members who meet regularly in Daegu to train. Because the league is in its nascence, having started a few short months ago, most of the girls are still in the process of training and getting all of the equipment they will need, a task that takes a significant amount of time if they wish to avoid becoming grease stains on the walls of a Daegu skating rink. But don’t start crying, blabbering on about how much you want to see roller derby, and that it isn’t fair that I started talking about it, if you can’t go see it. I can hear you all the way from May 9th, when I’m writing this article. Are you always so whiney? Fear not, because ROKD is going public in the very near future and June is the official predicted first bout of the ROKD league. So, even if you aren’t quite ready to start bashing in brains, you’ll be able to get your fill from a spectator’s viewpoint with no further delay (Clayton Whittle not responsible for any number of brains getting bashed in based on the reading of this article). Helmet: check. Mouth-guard: check. Wrist braces: check. Elbow pads: check. Knee pads: check. Attitude: check. Ladies and gentlemen, strap on your skates and baton down the hatches. It is officially derby time. ■ ROKD can be found at their official Facebook page: www.facebook.com/#!/ROKD.Republic. Of.Korea.Derby
Catch up with - 따라잡다 Make it to front door - 서막을 열다 By no means - 절대로 ~이 아닌 Bash in brains - 머리를 강타하다
Is Facebook Doomed to Fail or Guaranteed to Succeed?
Written by Priya sam The value of Facebook is projected by some to reach around $200 billion USD by 2015. However, there are skeptics who claim this valuation may be completely inflated. With the Enron fiasco still fresh on the minds of many investors, the decision to invest heavily in Facebook should not be taken lightly. Some financial experts claim that if the firm’s stock value rises as high as some predict, the eventual fall will be far worse than that of Enron. The main reason for concern about over-valued stocks is the answer to this question: How does Facebook make money? Any Facebook user can tell you that various seemingly “targeted ads” appear on their page each time they log in. For example, I recently planned a sushi date with a friend over several Facebook messages and since then, my page is filled with sushi ads. Were these ads successful? In my case, no. I was planning to go to an already agreed-upon restaurant with a friend; we weren't looking for a new place, so the ads were completely ineffective. Also, since my page shows that I live in Korea, the ads were in Korean, so I paid even less attention to them. Compare this to the ads you may see on Google. The ads on a Google search page are generated from current and recent searches. These ads are much more likely to satisfy a user's needs because the user has already made the effort to conduct a search. The newest feature Facebook has added is the “Like" button. This was mainly added to allow users to like various brands and companies. While many brands have thousands, even millions, of fans on Facebook, the financial results of this type of advertising have yet to be shown. It is unreasonable to expect Facebook's value to surpass that of Google (valued at around $100 billion) because the different uses of each site. Most people use Google to find information, therefore users are easily and effectively targeted. However, Facebook's use is completely different. Most people use Facebook to share photos and keep in touch with friends. Therefore, the ads are easily ignorable because users aren't looking for specific information. The recent predictions regarding Facebook's potential value stem from a push by Goldman Sachs, which seems to be the frontrunner to take the lead of the Facebook IPO (Initial Public Offering). If this happens, Goldman Sachs will receive 6% of the offering fee if the venture goes public, thus driving up the value of Facebook in investors minds is high on the Goldman Sachs priority list. At this point, Facebook is not yet a public company and there are many reasons to keep it that way. Facebook does not currently have to reveal all of its financial information, so it is quite simple to inflate the value of the company. However, should it go public, all financial records would be available to investors. As of right now, both Goldman Sachs and Facebook are doing an excellent job of generating excitement about the possibility for investors to buy into Facebook. If this persists, the stock would have an incredibly high IPO value. Hypothetically, if investors do not get the returns they expect, holders will be eager to sell, leading to possibly one of the largest drops in value in history. ■
Like many people across Daegu and the rest of Korea, there were many times I wanted to splash out just to kill the urge of playing golf outdoors. The main restriction here is the price to play due to the lack of land across Korea. Playing golf here is, in most respects, an exclusive club for the elite, but if you are willing to pay then you will be able to enjoy some of the finest courses in the world; most courses are kept in pristine condition, so no excuses when you whack a ball off course! Prices for the more elite courses, such as the Daegu Country Club (www.daegucc.co.kr), are probably out of most people's budget (unless you are desperate enough) and run approximately 200,000 won a round. There is also the option of joining the military and gaining access to one of the courses on base, but that seems a bit drastic just to kill the urge. When I became aware of the cost to play on certain courses, I kind of lost hope of playing golf here, except for screen golf which has its charm but you cannot beat the real deal. However, thanks to a recent effort by the Korean Tourist Organization (KTO), my hopes of hitting the green have been rekindled! Apparently there are numerous outdoor courses in and around Daegu that are very affordable to play on and now is the
perfect time to tackle them with the weather at its best. On Children’s Day, I finally got to play golf on grass for the first time in Korea. A few of us traveled to the Ceil Golf Club (www.cielgolf.com), approximately a half hour drive from Siji (having access to a car is essential). We warmed up by grabbing a basket of 50 golf balls for 3000 won and headed to the driving range. The course is quite short with the longest hole at a mere 185 yards, so no need to pack your driver. Although it is just nine short par three holes, it is definitely worth a visit and is a value for the money at 20,000 won a round. There seems to be a few more courses scattered around Daegu but I have yet to play on them so I cannot rate them. Here are some useful websites for other courses: www.interburgocc.com www.gayagolfland.co.kr www.fngolf.com www.ynalpsgolf.co.kr Although screen golf has its charm, with the weather outside hitting its peak, I would definitely advise you to go play on real grass with fresh air - there’s nothing better and we all know how rare these two things are in Daegu! ■
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A force that can’t be beat
Written by shelley d’souza Everybody wants a smartphone. If you don’t have one, you must know somebody that does or just take a look as you walk down the streets in Daegu, and you will come across someone using one in one form or another. The top smartphones on the market are currently Apple’s iPhone, RIM’s Blackberry, and Google’s Android. Canada’s RIM used to have the highest market share in the US smartphone market; however, it seems Google’s Android has taken that spot. It holds a third (33%) of the market share, while RIM has 29%, and Apple rounds up at 25%. What does that mean in laymen’s terms?
The Android has quickly risen to the top of US sales in the past three months (climbing up 7 points), and it doesn’t seem to be stopping any time soon- while Apple, with no gain lies at the bottom of the leaderboard. These smartphones all cater to different lifestyles and likes, but why the sudden interest in the Android? RIM products are for the business minded and the iPhone is more interesting to the kind of person that loves socializing, but the Android has the more dominant platform that everyone can use. Anybody that has an iPhone and has a PC computer can tell you that using the two different platforms causes confusion and it’s a hassle to sync the two products together. There also is a problem with Apple’s flash drive compatibility, being that there is none. Yet, there seems to be a vested interest in the Android and the more popular a product, the more people want in on the action, which could lead to the iPhone losing even more interest. The Android seems to have a better interface and has bested the iPhone when it comes to notifications, number of carriers, PC connection, browsing, and the application (app) market. Like the Mac/PC battle in the 1990’s, it seems the battle of the 2010’s is iPhone vs. Android. The Android is cheaper than the iPhone; however, the Android’s platform is still not diverse enough to work well with other systems. Google Continued on pg 23
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Written by dalia m. najera Translation by sangwoo Kim
10 years of the iPod
Apple’s innovative thinking, the iPod, and iTunes have revolutionized the music industry. The iPod Classic, developed 10 years ago and launched on October 23, 2001, was the first of a long line of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple. With its famous scroll wheel design, the iPod Classic served as the launching pad for Apple’s iPod Touch, iPhone, and more recently, the iPad. In 1996, current Apple Chairman and CEO Steve Jobs, returned to the company after being dismissed in 1985. He returned with a vision: the Mac as the center for a digital ecosystem, a place where we could soon come to plug in wonderful new devices. The first of these devices turned out to be a surprise. Although he had no previous experience with music, he knew that no one had really found the recipe for digital music. The original iPod held 1,000 songs, could be recharged within an hour and cost $399. Although Jobs had the support of several big names in the music industry, others were not convinced. However, within five years and via its iTunes Store, Apple became the number one music provider in the world. Now, in 2011, Apple is set to become the world’s most valuable company. Apple has since changed the way we think about technology and design. Through the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad, it has opened doors for other methods of technology to come into our lives. The iPod is an icon of the 21st century. They relied on word-ofmouth advertising and Continued on pg 23
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NOVOTEL DAEGU Jungangro Hanil Cinema Jungangro Station Exit2 LOTTE Cinema
228Park Jungang Parking Place
(3 hours Free)
T.053)252-2193 DAEGU Department Store
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Daegu International Food Industry Exhibition
date: June 9-12, 2011 location: EXCO, Exhibition Hall 1F time: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. host: Daegu Metropolitan city, EXCO Cost: 3,000 won unless you register beforehand which you can do here: http://www. dafood.co.kr/eng/sub_07.asp info: The event will be set up into different sections including; Processed and Functional Food, Coffee and Desert, and Liquor and Equipment and Machinery.
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Daegu International Music Festival
date: June 12 – July 5, 2011 location: Main theaters and provisional stages in downtown Daegu Hosts: Daegu Metropolitan City, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. time: Varies depending on the day info: This festival consists of a variety of musical performances. For more information about what shows are playing and how to get to the venues, please visit http:// www.dimf.or.kr/. The site has various language options.
The Fifth International Art Fair
. date: June 2 – 6, 2011 location: EXCO Exhibition Hall time: Thursday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. host: Art Daegu info: This is the fifth annual Daegu International Art Fair. Art from around the world will be showcased. For more information about the exhibitions, please visit http://www.artdaegu.com/.
.Swing and People A swing dance club in Daegu open to anyone. Whatever your level, come out and dance with us Saturday nights at Asurajang near Gallery Zone. group name: Swing & People time: 8:00 p.m. every Saturday location: Asurajang (located near Gallery Zone downtown) Cost: 6,000won, this includes a drink Classes: Jitterbug class for beginners will start June 11th at 6:30 pm. The teachers can understand English well! The cost for the class is 30,000 won (if you are re-taking the class, it’s only 10,000 won), which covers 6 weeks of lessons. Lindyhop class for beginners will begin June 11th at 5 pm. This class is recommended for dancers who are familiar with Jitterbug already or have other dance experience. The teachers can understand some English, but there should be people around who can help translate if we get stuck! The cost for the class is 40,000 won (if you are re-taking the class, it’s only 20,000 won), which covers 6 weeks of lessons. You will also need to pay the club’s entry fee of 6,000 won each time, but that includes a drink and you can stay on after the class.
Fête de la Musique/World Music Day
date: Saturday June 18, 2011 location: 2.28 Park (in downtown, next to Lotte Cinema) host: the Alliance française de Daegu/ Daegu French Cultural Center time: 2:00pm to 9:00pm info: For the 6th time, the Alliance Française de Daegu/Daegu French Cultural Center is organizing this free, popular fête that allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere. Bands include; Tongsamo, Razbluto,Kram, Oh DaIn and the Outs, Rezple, Lavine and Temptation and others. There will also be belly dancing, traditional Korean drumming. Come and enjoy listening to music, dancing and singing!
Step Into the Heart of Yoga Workshop
date: June 25 – July 26, 2011 location: Laban Yoga and Pilates Studio in Yongsan instructors: Shauna Hylenski and Jenna VanDerPark time: 11:00 – 4:30pm Cost: Before June 6th – 1 day – 60,000won, 2 days – 100,000won After June 6th – 1 day – 70,000won, 2 days – 110,000won info: The first day of this workshop will focus on heart-opening Vinyasa and Pranayama and the second day will be partner and acro-yoga. For more information, please contact Shauna Hylenski at shylenski@ yahoo.com.
Daegu Dog Walk
date: June 26, 2011 location: Korean Animal Protection Society Dog Shelter time: 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Cost: Free info: We will meet at the KAPS Daegu Dog shelter and after a short safety talk we will take out the dogs for a walk. The walk will be around Dyuru park lake and will take aprox 50min. After the walk there will be time for volunteers to hang out with our cats in our Zen cat shelter, hang out with some puppies in our dog shelter, or groom some dogs. Please feel free to bring your cameras. Please don’t wear new clothes or shoes.
although the color of the earphones was an afterthought to match the player, the unusual color served as an unintentional advert for a device that remained hidden from view. Later, the iPod Mini, the iPod Nano, and the iPod Shuffle reduced the price of the iPod and sent sales through the roof. Ten years later, the iPhone has effectively replaced the iPod. The day it launched, Apple quietly dropped “Computer” from its corporate name. The ability to download apps and the connectivity of the device are what drove the sales of the iPhone, not music. It is rumored that Apple’s next launch will be the iPhone Nano, perhaps in hopes that the Nano will do for the iPhone what it did for the iPod. "We were very lucky," Jobs told Rolling Stone in 2003. “We grew up in a generation where music was an incredibly intimate part of that generation. More intimate than it had been, and maybe more intimate than it is today, because today there’s a lot of other alternatives. We didn’t have videogames to play. We didn’t have personal computers. There are so many other things competing for kids’ time now. But, nonetheless, music is really being reinvented in this digital age, and that is bringing it back into people’s lives. It’s a wonderful thing.” ■
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games don’t give her a feeling of repulsion and limits the amount of sexual harassment. While drinking can be fun and socially lubricating, in 2010, ten students died from alcohol poisoning. Recently, Korea Drinking Culture & Alcohol Research held a survey in 63 universities throughout the country, in which 4,061 university students participated. The survey concluded that an excessive 71.2% of students were binge drinkers. Binge drinking is estimated as consuming five glasses of soju or more in a period, which is more than 40g of pure alcohol. It has been reported that one out of three male college students drinks more than three times in a week and fits into the binge drinker category. Professor Seongoak Jang from the social welfare department at Keimyung University said, "Korean society is too generous about the college drinking culture. College students need professional education about heavy drinking and binge drinking." A clavicle or ear drink by itself is fairly harmless, but to excess can be seriously problematic. What’s the point in drinking if you can’t remember what happened the day after or, even worse, never live to tell about it? ■
threefold the 2009 numbers. Daegu also plans to ramp up tourism infrastructure, such as information booths and convenience facilities. These new additions will be joined by the slogan “Hope you visit Daegu again!” to encourage return visitors. Daegu hopes to utilize Korea’s extensive land transportation network to encourage tourists to make their way down to the city. Other Daegu draws include duty free shops and a brand new casino. This gambling haven is accessible only to foreigners and boasts over one hundred gaming machines, making it the second largest of its kind in the country. The casino is located in the annex of the Hotel Inter-Burgo. A duty free shopping center is also slated to open in mid-2011 around the World Championships in Athletics complex. The city also plans to focus on major cultural points of Confucianism and Buddhism. This venture will promote cultural attractions such as Mount Palgongsan and the Dalseong defensive walls. The efforts also hope to attract visitors to the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the surrounding area, including the Bulguksa Temple, the Seokguram Grotto, the Hapcheon Haein
Temple, and the Tripitaka Koreana Buddhist scripture collection. Beyond tourism, Daegu wishes to attract numerous conventions and business meetings to the city, especially to the EXCO center. Currently, the focus is on marketing to businesses from China and Southeast Asia. Eventually Daegu hopes to even include industrial resources as tourist draws. This will correlate with recent efforts to promote Daegu as an international textile and fashion city. Beyond Daegu, industries will be featured across the region, such as Pohang steel, Changwon machinery, Ulsan automobiles, and Gumi electronics.
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tions will inspire an interactive experience with passengers who can take the opportunity to photograph themselves with the scenery. In the first months of 2011, the Daegu Opera House hosted internationally renowned works and companies with Romeo and Juliet and The Barber of Seville being two of the highlighted shows. Plans are afoot to stage vignettes from these shows in the city’s underground stations several times a year. ■
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is working on fixing this problem and with its increased popularity, could have a possibility of securing the top in the US smartphone industry. What does this mean for the future? If Apple wants to be a stronger competitor, it needs to open its eyes to their major competition and do something to combat it. The iPhone 5 was due to come out in June but has now been postponed, which will also worsen Apple’s troubles. Even iPhone/Apple fans are considering checking out what the Android buzz is all about. ■
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