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Buseoksa Written by Joseph Bengivenni who stand before most temple complexes in
Korea. Once through, you are in the complex.
In Buseoksa, you are immediately confronted by
an impressive and massive two storey pavilion that
was distraught. Running out to the pier after
his ship, she threw herself into the waters and
became a dragon, protecting UiSang’s ship on his
return to the peninsula. Later, when UiSang was
On the northern edge of Gyeongsangbuk-do, I followed a small side road and admired the
houses the temple’s drum. The wooden dragon- threatened by a group of locals while building
past the ginseng fields of Punggi, just south of cherry blossoms, then returned on my way
headed fish, carved from a log, hung beside his temple, SeonMyo flew into the sky with a
the middle of nowhere, sits Buseoksa, Temple to the temple.
the drum, the belly hollowed out to be used as large boulder to protect UiSang. In the 17th
of the Floating Stone. No matter where you’re
a percussion. The grounds are surrounded by a century, it was documented in the official text of
traveling from, it’s far away, hence its appeal. Buseoksa dates back to 676 CE (1220 BE –
short, horse-shoe slope that wrapped the temple the Joseon Dynasty that a string could be pulled
The path to the temple is surrounded by terraced Buddhist Era) and was founded by Venerable
with the first buds of spring. Muryangsujeon, the beneath the entire length of the stone, proving
gardens and orchards, and lined with cherry UiSang. UiSang Daesa, along with his friend
main hall, remains one of Korea’s oldest wooden that it is indeed floating.
trees. As I made my journey up the hill toward WonHyo Daesa, were the first truly influential
structures. Within, there lingers an air of clarity,
the temple, the rain fell intermittently, but the monks in Korean Zen history. Uisang Daesa
the scent of that which was never born, never I followed a path up the slope, behind the
dense mist creeping through the hills made it studied the Mind Only and Buddha Nature
dies, and cannot be named. ridge, to a small hermitage, exactly the kind of
worth the damp clothes and foggy camera lens. teachings at Hwangbok temple in Gyeongju,
place I’d love to live in, plant a garden, and practice
The only sounds were the drips of condensation during the reign of Silla’s SeonDeok YeoWang
Beside the main hall sits, or rather floats, the meditation. The path continued further and
falling from the branches and the distant chants (Lady King). Eventually, he made his way to
stone that Buseoksa owes its name to. When I discover two small shrines. The first was firmly
of Mahayana’s Greatest Hits being played in Tang Dynasty China to study the doctrine of
UiSang arrived in China, he was exhausted from closed, but I was able to jar the doors of the second
the temples sound system. From a distance, it the Avatamsaka Sutra (Flower Garland Sutra),
the long trip across the sea. He was invited by one open. Inside were three carved Buddhas,
sounded less like a recording and the echoes of which Buseoksa became a center of. He is also
a local Buddhist lay-family to stay in their home. more impressive for their age than their overall
the mokteok and sutras added to the environment. known for doing away with social hierarchies
The daughter, SeonMyo, immediately fell deeply aesthetic, but still interesting enough to me.
and indiscriminately gave positions to all classes
in love with UiSang. But, since he was a monk, I was able to spend a few minutes alone before
Like most country temples, the gate is still of people within the Buddhist community.
who took his precepts seriously, he could not finally being caught-up with by the first tour
a ways from the rest of the complex, creating a
accept her love. She became his faithful disciple group of the day. And that’s usually a good sign
nice space between the temple, the car park and Given the soggy and chilly weather, there were
and made a vow of eternal devotion to him as that it’s time to go.
everything before it. It’s a nice time to thumb only a few other people visiting, which maintained
her mentor. When he attained Buddhahood in
through my yeomju and whisper 108 Namo the silent atmosphere. I climbed a short flight
China and returned to Silla, she followed. That’s
Amitabuls, Gwan Sae Eum Bosals, or whichever of stairs, passed beneath the first roof and greeted
history’s version of the story, but legend tells
other Bodhisattva is with me at that moment. the ubiquitous guardians of the four corners,
it differently. When he left China, SeonMyo
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Die Torte(디 토르테) 몇 방울 떨어뜨린 초코
에서의 후식 시럽으로 접시가 장식되어
사실 나는 단 것을 그다지
좋아하는 편이 아니다. 첫번째 접시에 담긴
미국에서 나를 보러 온 타르트는 초코 바나나와
친구에게 근사한 한국 라스베리 타르트였다.
저녁을 대접하기로 했다. 우리는 분명 라스베리가
밥을 먹기 전에 삼덕 아닌 스트로베리, 즉 딸기맛
소방서에서 걷기 시작해 타르트를 주문했는데 그러나
홀리 그릴 레스토랑 라스베리가 토핑된 바나나향
가로질러 위치한 “타르트 커스타드와 같은 그 맛이
홍차 전문점 Die Torte(디 너무 기막혀 모든 것이
토르테)”부터 갔다. 그래서 용서될 지경이었다.
살짝 부담되었던 것이 다음은 케익위에 초코
사실이다. 무스가 올라간 초코 바나나
Die Torte (디 토르테) 타르트. 첫 한 입땐 그럭저럭
는 외관뿐 아니라 내부 괜찮았는데 두번 째
인테리어도 몹시 인상적인 맛봤을땐 초코맛이 강하다는
Written by Whitney Way Thore - Korean summary by Mina Jo 곳이었다. 우리는 구석에 것을 알았다.
Photography by Whitney Way Thore and Annie Hong
자리를 잡고 앉아 일단 저녁 두 번째 접시에 담겨진 치즈
I have to admit that in the beginning, desserts. The menu 메뉴는 포기하고 타르트 타르트. 겉보기는 심플해
I wasn’t very excited about visiting boasts an array of 리스트를 살펴보았다. 한 보였지만 그러나 그 맛은
Die Torte for dessert. Considering tarts, with options 사람당 하나씩이 아니라 두 내가 본 디저트 중 최고였다.
that I’m not a huge fan of sweets, I ranging from the 가지씩 제공된다는 사실에 살짝 느껴지는 레몬맛은
agreed to go with a bit of trepidation. fruity (strawberry, mango, and 나는 몹시 기뻤다. 음료는 입안에서 사르르 녹을 정도.
Accompanying me was a visiting apple), to the expected (cheese, We received our fun – topped with white chocolate 카페모카로 주문했다.
friend from the US. I had promised tiramisu, and choco-banana), to the flakes and green tea powder. The 딸기, 망고, 사과와 같은 마지막 녹차맛 타르트. 초코
desserts more quickly than I had
him a delicious Korean dinner late in peculiar (green tea, sweet pumpkin, initial bite was a little misleading, as 과일맛부터 시작해서, 치즈, 후레이크와 녹차분말로
anticipated, and I was impressed by
the evening, but first, we followed the and sweet potato). In an effort to it tasted semi-sweet, but soon gave 초코 바나나, 고구마 그리고 토핑한 모양새가 좀
the presentation. Both plates were
well-beaten path from the fire station have a diverse sampling, we settled way to a sour aftertaste. Post cheese 녹차, 단호박, 고구마에 웃겼다. 달작지근하면서도
garnished with three kiwi slices, two
downtown to Die Torte, which is on strawberry, cheese, choco-banana, tart, it certainly didn’t measure up. 이르기까지 부터 다양한 끝에 신맛이 나는 그
orange slices, and three teardrops
located across from a well-known and sweet potato. After being told One bite each of the green tea tart 종류의 타르트가 구비되어 맛이 좀 오묘했다. 앞서
of chocolate syrup. The first plate
restaurant among expats, the Holy that sweet potato was unavailable, was enough for us. In the end, the 있었다. 딸기, 치즈, 초코 치즈 타르트는 확실히
had a choco-banana and raspberry
Grill. we asked for sweet pumpkin, but choco-banana was just too savory, 바나나 그리고 고구마맛 모자랐지만, 녹차 타르트는
tart. We had ordered strawberry,
that wasn’t in the cards, either. So, the green tea was too… green 타르트로 결정했지만 우리에겐 그저 한입 맛 보는
The exterior of Die Torte is visually but all was forgiven because it
our final choice was the old Korean tea-ish, while the raspberry was a 고구마는 제공되지 것만으로도 충분했다.
impressive, with two visible floors was a delicious treat consisting of
standby, green tea. alternating layers of cake and what scrumptious treat. However, the 않는다고 하여 단호박으로 이상 정리하자면, 초코
of tables and the name written in
tasted like banana-flavored custard cheese tart definitely took the cake 바꾸었으나 그것마저도 바나나는 너무 단향이
blue lettering. The inside is equally As we sat sipping our café mochas,
topped with raspberries. Next was (the tart?). We only had one real 없어서 결국 우리의 최종 강했고, 녹차는 음.. 너무
inviting, with its hardwood floors topped with a mountain of whipped
the choco-banana tart, which piled complaint, which was that the crust 선택은 녹차가 되었다. 녹차스러웠고, 반면
and desserts showcased behind glass cream and chocolate syrup, I felt
cases. Though the bottom floor was both comfortable and slightly chocolate mousse on top of cake on all the tarts was a bit bland and 잔뜩 올라간 휘핑 크림에 라스베리는 아주 맛이었다.
virtually empty, we were led up one underdressed. The atmosphere was with syrup-coated bananas and chewy. 초코시럽이 뿌려진 그리고 치즈 타르트는
floor and seated in a back corner. a combination of refined and funky. shaved coconut. The first bite was At the start of our outing, I was 카페모카를 한 모금 마시고 정말 놀라웠다. 유일한
Foregoing the dinner menu, we There were simple and elegant white just right, but the second revealed dubious about Die Torte desserts, 나자 나는 편안해졌다. 그 불만은 모든 타트 위 표면이
immediately began poring over the tablecloths, accentuated with plush that the chocolate was just a bit too but as we paid our 30,000won 곳의 분위기는 고상하면서도 단조롭고 씹힌다는 것 정도.
dessert menus, of which, we were navy mats, diagonally placed in the rich. Following that, we sampled bill and left to go to our dinner 펑키했고, 처음엔 빠른 사실 처음엔 이 곳이
given two. Being given two menus centers. The walls were splattered the cheese tart on the second plate. destination, I was glad that we had 템포의 하우스 뮤직이 꺼림짐했는데, 일단 디저트
delighted me and confused my with bright colors and creative Confectioner’s sugar and a black eaten our dessert first. 흘러나왔지만 곧 조용한 비용으로 3만원을 지불하고
companion, who was unaware that designs, and books and knick- cherry made for a simple appearance, 클래식 음악이 흘러나왔다. 다음 저녁 목적지를
it’s somewhat of a luxury in Korea to knacks lined the bookshelves. At but it was the most delicious dessert 남겨놓고 나니 나는
타르트는 생각했던 것보다
be given one menu for each person. first, fast-paced house music played I have ever tasted. With a distinctly 디저트를 먼저 먹은 것이
훨씬 빨리 나왔는데 일단 그
There was a large selection of tea throughout the restaurant, though it sharp lemon taste, it was firm, but still 기뻤다.
예쁜 모양에 놀랐다. 키위
and coffee, and we both ordered was soon followed by a soft classical soft enough to melt in your mouth.
조각, 오렌지 조각 그리고
café mochas and began perusing the tune. Last, was the green tea tart. It looked
Written and Photographed by Nick Elwood 모든 목욕탕은 그곳만의
Korean summary by Hyemin Lee
Jeju Love land Korean proof by Sooyoung Kim
불빛과 장식, 디자인
등의 조합을 통해 다른
All bathhouses have their own of paces into the bathing complex. the seventh floor. 차별화 시키는 독특한
unique ambiance, which is created by Here you will find a very intimate Unless you simply want to shower,
분위기를 만들어 낸다.
a combination of lighting, décor and atmosphere with black marble you should never frequent just one
design. Additionally, they differ in tiling, low lighting, and even some 영화관, 부페, 각종
bathhouse, anymore than you should 오락거리들이 밀집한
terms of what they offer. Bathhouses slightly darkened areas. Hwang-so eat one type of food. Different 성서의 중심가에 위치한
all have common features but every is certainly not a large bathhouse. establishments provide different Mega Town Complex
bathhouse provides something Four central baths, all internally experiences, and to capitalize on this, 에 황소 목욕탕은 그 중
that differentiates it from other lit, provide the option of a water you need to try a few alternatives, 계속해서 나의 이목을
establishments in the vicinity. massage pool, a warm and hot pool, which can be matched with your 끄는 곳이다. 처음 그
and a bubbling Jacuzzi with herb appropriate moods. Hwang-so has 곳에 갔던 날은 어느
Mega Town Complex, which is
additives. A large cold pool occupies no poolside television or piped
춥고 어두운 11월의 새벽이었고,
located in the heart of Seongseo, not 이른 시각에 걸맞지 않게
one end, and completes the facilities music, and swimming or playing
only dominates the area, physically, 고등학생으로 가득 찬 목욕탕은
found in every bathhouse. As for in the cold pool is not allowed.
but also in terms of facilities. It boasts 작고, 소란스럽기만 해 그 후로
the complex’s specialties, you can However, if you find yourself in
a large cinema complex, a buffet and 한동안 가지 않게 되었다.
enjoy a Japanese-style oak bath and, Seongseo with a hangover or simply
pizza restaurant, and numerous other 새벽 5시에 고등학생으로
my favourite, a humidity sauna. The want to relax, this is a great sanctuary. 꽉 찬 목욕탕은 ‘매우 드문
amenities - among which is Hwang-
water in the sauna sprays from the 현상’이라는 것을 알게 된
so Sauna, which has gradually begun Location
ceiling like the finest, warm rain and 것은 나중이었고, 그제서야
to grow on me. My first visit was on
hangs, caught in subdued lighting, 3 minutes walk from Seongseo 황소 목욕탕이야 말로
a cold, dark November morning. I
like a heavy mist. Adjacent to this is (성서) Industrial Complex Subway 평화와 안정을 찾기에
arrived to find the premises packed 안성맞춤의 공간이라는
a Swedish-style pine sauna. I have Station. On the same road, and
with a class of school boys – not the 것을 알게 되었다.
come to really enjoy the tasteful situated in the Mega Town complex,
kind of atmosphere you want at 5am
ornamentations, such as water which also houses the Lotte Cinema.
on your first visit to a bathhouse in 건물 8층에는 남녀
features, rocks, and chunks of pine
a number of years. I found it small, 공동 접수처가 있으며,
tree, which occupy various nooks 옷을 벗고 들어간 후의
noisy, and claustrophobic and didn’t
and crannies. Keywords 목욕탕은 검은색 대리석,
The changing area is fairly spacious, 낮은 천장 그리고 은은한 불빛으로
I have since learnt that if you want peace and tranquility – 고요함, 구성되어 매우 편안한 분위기를 조성한다. 마사지
with central slatted benches and 평온함
peace and tranquility, it can indeed 탕, 온탕, 냉탕, 거품이 나오는 허브탕 등의 4개 탕이 주를
sofas, plus the usual television and
be found in the centre of this Jacuzzi - 물에서 기포가 생기게 이루고 있는데, 그 중 냉탕은 한쪽 벽에 크게 위치하고 있는 것이 여느
resident barber. From this area, the 목욕탕과 다를 바가 없다. 특별한 시설은 일본느낌의 오크 나무로 만들어진 탕과
bustling building, and that school- 만든 욕조
jjimjilbang (the clothed, mixed sex 짙은 안개속에 있는 느낌을 주는, 그래서 개인적으로 가장 좋아하는 습사우나이다. 인공폭포나
boy invasion is a rare blip that can
communal area), can be accessed on Birthday suit – 나체의 바위, 소나무 등 구석구석의 소품들을 발견하는 것도 쏠쏠한 재미를 준다.
temporarily blight any bathhouse.
The reception to both the male and 단지 목욕만 하려는 것이 아니라면 절대 같은 목욕탕만을 고집하지 말라. 여러 곳을 경험해봄으로써
female bathhouses is on the eighth 자신과 맞고 편한 곳들을 알 수 있게 된다. 비록 커다란 TV나 음악, 냉탕에서의 왁자지껄한 수영 따위를
floor, and once you have stripped to 기대할 순 없지만, 성서에서 숙취를 풀고 싶다거나 휴식을 원한다면 황소 찜질방은 당신에게 훌륭한
your birthday suit, it’s only a couple 안식처가 될 것이다.
위치 – 성서공단 역에서 도보로 3분 거리에 위치한 Mega Town Complex(롯데 시네마와 동일 건물) 내
위치. 영업 시간 – 24시간 찜질방, 목욕탕, 스포츠 시설 운영
The Hidden kwan Scandal both feature females pretending
to be males to accomplish something only males
can do, as the main storyline. And of course, the
엄 마 뱃속에서부터 하이힐을 신고 태어났을 것 같은
그녀, 10cm 가까이 되는 힐을 신고 또각 거리며 유유
히 걸어가다가, 가방에서 거울을 꺼내 부드럽고 세침
떼기 같은 입술에 바른다. 그러고는 또 박자도 놓치지
Girls of Korea
topic can’t be discussed without the inclusion of
않고 또각 또각 다시 걷기 시작한다. 남자들에게선 선
Harisu, Korea’s first transsexual entertainer. Born 망의 눈길을, 여자들에게서는 질투의 눈길을 받으며.
a male, Harisu underwent sex reassignment sur- 그녀는 그 어떤 누구도 자신이 한 때 남자였음을 알아
gery in the 1990s and has subsequently pursued 채지 못하는 것에 자부심을 느낀다.
Article and Photography by Annie Hong a career in singing, modeling, and acting, and
Korean summary by Sun Lee eventually married long-term boyfriend Micky 한 국은 다른 주변 아시아 국가들만큼 성전환자들에
Jung in 2007. 게 그리 관대한 문화가 아니다. 아주 보수적이고 관
습을 고수하기로 유명하다. 특히나 한국인들은 섹스
나 성에 관해서라면 얼굴을 붉히며 이야기 하기를 꺼
In Daegu, though minuscule at best, hints of an
린다. 그러나 한국도 이문화 집단이 존재하는 현대 국
She struts down the street in her 4-inch heels, alternative gay scene do exist. Upon the discovery 가였다.
clicking and clacking as if she came out of her of two transgender bars several subway stops
mama’s womb with stilettos attached to the feet. She outside the downtown district, I was fortunate 한 국 주요 미디어는 점점 동성애 주제에 관대해 지고
opens her purse, whips out a foldout mirror, and ap- enough to venture to places most foreigners and 있는 추세다. 올 해 방송된 한 TV드라마 “인생은 아
plies bright, alluring, red lipstick on her soft, pouty Koreans alike have never stepped foot in. The 름다워”에서는 처음으로 게이 커플의 사랑과 그들이
first, “깜보 (Ggam-bo),” had about 3 or 4 male 겪는 일을 주요 스토리 라인으로 다루고 있다. 2005
lips. She continues her strut without missing a beat, 년에는 동성 광대에 대한 왕의 애착을 그린 영화 “왕
turning the heads of men and envious women alike. customers and about the same number of work-
과 나”가 영화 한국 영화사상 두번째로 높은 수익률
She bears the small smirk of an individual keeping ers in a brightly lit, empty room. The descrip- 을 기록하기도 했다. 2007년 방영된 인기드라마 “커
a secret from the rest of the world. She takes pride tion of the woman in the opening paragraph of 피프린스 1호점”이나 현재 방영중인 있는 “성균관 스
in the fact that hardly anyone can recognize that she this article could fit the description of most of 캔들 역시 남자들이 상대가 동성의 남자인줄 알면서
was, in fact, once a he. the workers at this bar. I was shocked to learn 도 사랑을 느끼는 이야기를 다루고 있다. 또한 한국의
that all the workers were trans, as I was initially 성전환 연예인 1호인 하리수도 빼 놓을 수 없을 것.
convinced that some of them were women (and 남자로 태어나 90년대에 성전환 수술을 받고서 가수,
South Korea isn’t exactly known for its transgender 모델, 연기 등에 도전하고 2007년에는 믹키정을 만나
and transsexual culture - as some of its neighbor- better looking than many actual women). Though
백년가약을 맺기까지 했다.
ing Asian countries are. As a matter of fact, Korea we were turned down for an interview due to the
is known for quite the opposite. The Republic of sensitivity of the subject, my skepticism at the ex- 대 구에도 게이문화는 아닐지라도 아주 극소하게 나
Korea is known to be very conservative and adher- istence of believable trannies in Korea, instantly 마 대체문화가 존재한다. 시내에서 지하철로 몇 정거
ent to a traditional lifestyle. Koreans shy away from disappeared. 장 떨어지지 않은 곳, 대부분의 한국인도 외국인도 발
을 들여놓지 않을 곳에서 “깜보”와 “아까사까” 두 곳
anything related to the taboo topics of sex and sexu-
The second bar, “아까사까 (Akasaka)” refused 의 트랜스젠더 바를 발견했다. 그곳에서 본 그녀(!)들
ality, especially when the topic deals with atypical 은 진짜 여성들보다 더 아름다웠다는 것! 맥주 다섯
sexuality. Even still, South Korea is a modern coun- to be interviewed, as well. This bar appeared
병에 기본 요금이 십만원 에서 십이만원의 이들 고급
try with numerous subcultures existing throughout more upscale and larger than the first, but still
바 안에는 사람이 거의 없었으며, 인터뷰 시도를 저
the country. empty. Both were karaoke bars with very high 지당하기도 했다. 그러나 이들 바는 이토록 보수적인
prices for their drinks (100,000 - 120,000won for 땅에서도 비슷한 마음을 가진 사람 (성적소수자) 끼
Mainstream media has become even more open to five beers as the starting price). 리 모여 마음을 나눌 수 있는 공간이 있다는 것이 증
명 된 것이다.
homosexual characters and themes in recent years.
In this past year, the Korean soap opera, Life is These managers’ refusals to be interviewed is re-
Beautiful, became the first prime-time drama to fea- flective of the taboo nature of homosexuality and
ture the trials of two gay men in a relationship as a trans-related topics. However, just the fact that Keywords:
central storyline in the series. In 2005, The King and bars like “깜보” and “아까사까” exist, proves Hooligan-훌리건, 난봉꾼
the Clown, which focuses on a king who falls for his that even in as conservative a land as Korea, Botched-엉성한, 서툰
male cross-dressing jester, became Korea’s second there is an outlet for those seeking alternative life Word of mouth-입소문
highest grossing film of all time. The popular 2007 choices and a chance to connect with other like-
drama Coffee Prince and the ongoing Sungkyung- minded individuals.
Anapji Written by Michelle Power
Photo by Kim Byoungwook
Kicking Back at
Written by Craig White
Anapji, or Anap Pond as it is also known, is an After the fall of Silla, the pond fell into disrepair
artificial pond in Gyeongju National Park, and for many centuries with time wrecking havoc Visiting Andong for a tourist usually amounts to a day trip
at night, belongs on anyone’s list of Korea’s top on the original structure. However, in 1974, as involving a walkthrough of Hahoe Folk Village and taking
scenic spots. Anapji, which means ‘Goose and part of a renovation project of historic sites in in the mask dance performances. As beautiful as that experi-
ence is, people tend to overlook another beautiful experience
Duck Lake’, was constructed in 674 AD at the Gyeongju, the Anapji Pond was temporarily
just 30 minutes away at Byeongsan Seowon.
order of King Munmu of Silla. It was originally drained to reveal thousands of Silla artifacts and
part of a detached palace complex built for the relics that had either fallen or were thrown into
Byeongsan Seowon is an old Confucian academy, which
crown prince and was designed according to the lake. In total, almost 33,000 pieces of historic was founded in 1563. Like other prestigious academies in
Taoist principles. relics were recovered from the site, including Korea at that time, aristocratic students from all over would
extraordinarily designed roof tiles, architectural come there to study for the nation’s civil service exams,
During Munmu’s time, Anapji served as a resort materials, pottery, gilt bronze figures of Buddha, which were the key to securing cushy government jobs. Visu-
garden, rich in rare plants and animals, creating and unique jewelry. ally, if you’ve seen one Seowon in this country, then you’ve
an exquisite garden environment. Miniature seen them all. But the real value of visiting here is what’s next
models of the twelve famous peaks of China’s 730 of these relics are now on display at the door.
Wushan Mountain were erected around the lake Anapji Exhibition Hall of the Gyeongju National
to impress the Tang dynasty Chinese envoys Museum, and Anapji Pond can presently be Coming out of the east gate of the Seowon, you find the
and ensure they could relax in an atmosphere viewed in near original splendor. The best time accommodation quarters known as 임청각 (Imcheong-
inspired by the scenery of their homeland. to visit is right before sundown, when the sky gak), where the visiting scholars would rest. It has since been
turns purple and the pond-side pavilions light up, rebirthed as a 민박 (traditional inn), where you can sleep in
The pleasant and relaxing ambience of Anapji producing some wonderful reflections. the same quarters as the scholars did. Imcheong-gak comes
also often served as a center of Silla diplomacy. complete with an open courtyard looking up to the stars
and an unforgettable stay for a night. You won’t be totally
The pavilion of Imhaejeon seated over one
roughing it, though, as western-style kitchen is in an adjacent
thousand people and is even presumed to be
room, as well as washrooms and showers. Starting as low as
the place where the surrender of Silla to Goryeo
50,000won a night, it’s worth a visit, despite the long gravel
took place in 935. road it takes to get there. More info and directions can be
found at www.imcheonggak.com.
Written by Michelle Power
Keywords by Sooyoung Kim
One of the major reasons
for the national disdain Upon visiting his recently opened
is that tattoos have long tattoo studio in the Keimyung
Written by Annie Hong Keywords by Sooyoung Kim Tattoos have been around for been associated with gang University area, it is clear that he
Once associated with gangsters and only serviced a handful of foreigners. Seok’s girlfriend, Jungeun Woo, thousands of years, with early membership and violence or seen runs a very tight ship and does not
mafia members, tattoos have slowly However, foreign customers are gladly also adds that Daegu artists have a versions found on mummified as a social ill having seeped in from tolerate substandard hygiene levels,
been permanently stamping themselves welcomed by Seok and his fellow reputation for sticking to traditional human bodies as far back as Japan. Whilst, admittedly, tattoos with him adhering to western
in the hearts and bodies of more and tattooists because they are entertaining tattoo styles, such as those inspired by 3000 BC. Early Romans used are not to everyone’s taste, they health regulation standards. He
more Koreans in recent years. Though to work with and they provide different the Japanese Yakuza, and they don’t to tattoo slaves and criminals are not the reserve of delinquents, tells me that his clientele are
tattooing is still illegal in Korea, and original tattoo ideas that local easily adapt to new ways to tattoo. She, for identification, whilst sailors thugs and hooligans that the older a diverse mix of Koreans and
its popularity has been spreading Koreans wouldn’t ever think of. also, wants to become more adept at collected tattoos as souvenirs of Korean generation would have foreigners of all ages, signaling a
throughout the country, particularly new wave and pop art styles that artists their travels and experiences. you believe. An attitude shift is more relaxed attitude to body art.
with the younger generation. Seok explains that the majority of his in Seoul have become well known for. occurring, however, with the Due to the illegal nature of his
customers are in their 20s, many of Today, tattoos are primarily for help of continued exposure to business, his advertising is almost
Local tattoo artist, Jinwoo Seok (25), whom are college students, and there In terms of being a female in a male decoration and whilst this ancient western pop culture and national exclusively done online, with the
has been tattooing for the past two is about a 7:3 male to female ratio. The dominated arena, Woo explains that motivation for ink is still the same, soccer players and pop stars majority of his business for his
most common reasons his customers most of their customers are males and the profile of person getting inked proudly showing off their ink.
get tattoos are to cover scars, make a most males want their tattoos done has certainly altered, with body art Koreans are starting to see it as
fashion statement, express one’s mind, by males, so it can be tough being a no longer the preserve of circus a more mainstream form of self-
or explain a life purpose. woman in the field, at times. Similarly, members, prisoners and sailors. expression.
most of Woo’s customers end up being Tattoos have successfully infiltrated
The underground tattoo industry is a female because females are more mainstream culture with sports In spite of changing attitudes,
competitive one, especially in a smaller comfortable getting work done by and pop stars flaunting their ink at the situation is not helped by
city like Daegu. Seok claims that tattoo another woman, especially in more every given opportunity. the absence of specific laws.
artists who have been around the block intimate areas. Whilst tattoo parlors can be
longer, tend to grab the majority of Tattoo culture, for all its popularity found throughout the country,
customers. Younger, more recent artists In his final words, Seok wants to tell and prevalence worldwide, is still they are illegal with only medical
must lower their prices in order to anybody interested in getting a tattoo a shady topic in Korea, especially doctors permitted to carry out
compete with older tattoo shops. to make sure to look around several with the older generation. This is such procedures. Korean tattoo
tattoo shops and find the shop and not to say that a change in attitude artists are now, not surprisingly,
Seok mentions that competition artist that fits their style and design of is slowly creeping in, but for the starting to call for regulation and
between Daegu tattooists was quite choice. A tattoo is permanent, so there most part, Koreans still have a legalization of the industry.
ardent until the emergence of the can never be too much planning that very dated viewpoint and treat
years and gained inspiration from Daegu Association for Tattoo Artists goes into designing the one of your tattoos with disdain. Nowhere is The government’s failure to act company, “Pirates Ink Tattoo”,
Western tattoo styles and from his in Korea, last year. Though new dreams. this more relevant than Daegu. and their indefinite stance of generated by word of mouth and
father, who taught him the skill. and small, the organization’s main With its extremely conservative ignoring the issue is doing more Facebook promotion.
Seok, his father, brother, and Seok’s aim is to reduce competition and For consultation with Seok, visit attitudes, this is a city where social harm than good, according to
girlfriend operate a tattoo business in back-stabbing between tattoo artists tattooist.co.kr and/or blog.naver.com/ acceptance of tattoos is minimal. one Daegu-based foreign tattoo If you would like more information
a discrete location near Kyungpook in Daegu. The organization is also liveinlife to contact him and his team artist. The Canadian tattoo artist, or a free consultation email:
National University. Seok explains that working towards the exchange of ideas of artists. One Keimyung University student known only as “J”, has been based email@example.com or search
practically all tattoo artists operate and design methods between artists tells me that she is currently in Korea for four years studying on Facebook for ‘pirates ink tattoo’.
in hidden and discrete locations to spread diversity amongst the city’s Keywords undergoing very painful and costly his trade under the guidance of
throughout the city because of the tattooists. Because the organization is Around the block-지역 혹은 범위 tattoo removal due to the fact her experienced Korean tattoo artists.
illegality of tattoo practices in Korea. so new, it doesn’t involve every tattoo 내, 근처. father threatened to disown her He tells me that the lack of laws Keywords:
He would guess that there are about a artist in Daegu, but Seok believes Badmouthing-남의 흉을 보다 completely for shaming her family. and regulations means that hygiene Hooligan-훌리건, 난봉꾼
hundred tattoo artists dispersed and that it has been effective in reducing In a bid to display the serious levels are being neglected, leading Botched-엉성한, 서툰
hidden throughout Daegu. dirty competition and badmouthing nature of his threats, he destroyed to poor practices, botched ink jobs, Word of mouth-입소문
between local artists. some of her school books in return skin irritations and in some cases,
Seok mostly caters to Koreans, and has for decorating her body. infection.
Antica Villa Na mu@906
Written and photographed Translation by Ji-yeoun Shin
by Craig White Edited by Annie Hong
Photographs by Craig White
A whiff of real Italy can be found on the footsteps of Apsan. At the base of Palgongsan Mountain, one can expect to find
Nestled away at the base of 고산골 (Gosan-gol), a popular a humble but picturesque restaurant that has been around
valley for trekking the west side of Daegu’s famed southern since last spring. The restaurant, ‘Namu@906,’ is the definition
mountain, you will see Antica Villa. A strange site to find what of a self-made family restaurant.
possibly could be Daegu’s best Italian restaurant, bar none.
The owners of the restaurant are an eclectic group of friends,
Trained in the art of Italian cooking in the small town of Assisi ranging from a former pharmacist, to a yoga teacher, to a
in the Italian province of Perugia, Chef Seo Ju-hyeong has computer programmer. Having known each for more than
been cooking for over 11 years and finally opened up his 20 years, these 10 best friends share the same common
own slice of Italy over a year ago. Despite its out-of-the-way interest of ‘wellness,’ and all that goes with that theme. This
location, Antica Villa has received positive buzz from Naver close-knit family of friends has successfully established and
bloggers, which has helped his business overcome the struggles maintained this restaurant, which has been filled with so
that most restaurants receive in their first few years of operation. much love and dedication from the beginning.
The great thing about Antica Villa, is that he whips stuff up These friends could be considered amateurs in the food
on the fly. Very little on the menu has been pre-made and industry, but judging by the food itself, they are no amateurs
sitting in the fridge. And it’s just him in the kitchen, doing in their abilities to please one’s appetite. Namu@906 is
prep to cooking to cleaning. Everything that either he or his most well-known for its tteok-galbi steak (a type of Korean
lone waiter brings out to your table, totally oozes in freshness. meatloaf). The restaurant uses a secret family recipe that has
And given the quality of it, you could care less if it takes been passed down for over 50 years; and all Korean food
him a little extra time to crank stuff out on a busier night, enthusiasts who pass through are lucky to experience this
while you sip wine and nibble on eye-dazzling antipasti. The delicious tradition. Don’t fret if you are not into Korean, as
menu is in Italian and Korean, but Ju-hyeong can manage his they have an eclectic western menu featuring sirloin steaks,
way to explain a bit in English, if you can’t read the Korean pasta, pizza, quesadillas, and even curry with naan bread.
descriptions or don’t already know what the Italian dish is. Another important element that draws customers to this
Pizza is always a hit, but, oh mio dio! Merely trying the establishment is the comfortable family atmosphere that the
antipasti, lasagna, and pasta selections, will make you want restaurant provides. Most customers will agree that they feel
to leap onto your table and belt out the falsetto that you never at home as soon as they enter, so much so that customers
knew you had within you. A great time to go is at lunch, will occasionally volunteer to promote the restaurant online
where you can get a 4 course set for 25-30,000won and have and even wash the dishes for the owners if it gets too busy!
your friend order something different, so both of you can
sample a larger variety of what Antica Villa has to offer. Discover this gem for yourselves! From Pagyesa Temple
Parking Lot head back down the slope, cross the intersection,
Contact: 053-471-3523 and look for the café on the right, further back down a side road.
Taxi Directions: 대구 남구 봉덕2동 1220-16 (앞산 고산
골 공용주차장앞) More info, maps, and contact info can be found at
Experiencing the sun
rise over the Himalayas
at 5:43am from an
abandoned military post’s
tower in Nagarkot, Nepal
during the spring of 2005
Photo by Scott McLaughlin
Written by Ryan Murphy
Korean summary by Jaran Song
Photo by Ryan Murphy
mountain passes and flood-prone
areas. During the rainy season,
Angled defiantly away from the rushing to develop its amenities roughly July to November, roads
rest of the Philippine archipelago for the well-heeled traveler and may be washed out and impassable.
like an elongated bullet, Palawan bootstrap backpacker alike. The For some, this may be a welcome
flaunts its uniqueness, even latter can check into cheap, basic adventure; others may prefer to pay
topographically. While its rooms or cottages at the many local premium rates to fly directly to El
reputation as the Philippines’ joints, while the former can splurge Nido or Coron, in the Calamians,
“last frontier” may be somewhat on a stay at an exclusive luxury or instead of braving a land trip out of
overstated – the island has eco-resort. Puerto Princesa.
sufficient tourist infrastructure to Many travelers base themselves Whether following the well-worn
satisfy those that wish to travel in in El Nido for easy access to the trail up through Sabang to El Nido
luxury – large tracts of the rugged Bacuit Archipelago and the nearby and the Calamians or eschewing
island do indeed contain enough Calamian islands, but the point the hype and braving the island’s
untouched wilderness to soothe of entry for most is the provincial seldom-visited southern half,
weary urbanites. capital of Puerto Princesa, which is travelers will find that Palawan
Tourist literature touts two primary serviced domestically by Philippine provides a range of options in a
attractions in Palawan. The first Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air. From setting that has not yet experienced
is Sabang’s underground river, Puerto, travelers can explore nearby the wholesale degradation wreaked
one of the longest in the world, Honda Bay and dine at restaurants on many of the country’s tourist
which winds its subterranean like KaLui, a polished-rustic place spots. And regardless of the route,
way through bat-infested caves serving scrupulously prepared the island’s wild beauty and the
on Palawan’s west coast. The seafood and vegetarian fare. friendliness of its locals make it
other is the Bacuit Archipelago, Palawan provides a challenge an attractive destination for those
the offshore playground near the when it comes to land travel, seeking somewhere remote.
island’s northern tip, where hired as its questionable roads
outrigger boats play hide-and-seek wind up through precarious
among the tiny specks of land that
hide secret beaches and crystalline
lagoons. Nearby lies El
Nido, a small town
Korean summary 섬의 북쪽 끝쪽에있는 곳이다.이 야생의 아름다움과 친근감이
곳에서는 아웃트리거보트가 작은 먼 곳으로 여행가고싶어하는
필리핀군도에서 좀 떨어져있는
섬들 사이에서 노닐고,이것은 사람을위해 이 곳을 더욱 더
팔라원은 지형학적으로 특이한
신비의 해변과 수정같이 맑은 매력적이고 빛나게 해 줄 것이다.
형세임을 보여준다. ‘마지막
석호를 비밀스럽게 간직한곳이다.
국경’이라는 별명이 약간은
과장되었지만,관광객들을위한 팔라원은 불안정한 산이 많고, Keywords
충분한 기반과 도시인을 달래줄 홍수가 나기 일쑤여서 여행을
때묻지 않은곳임은 분명하다. 하는것은 모험을 하는것이라고 할 bootstrap 자기스스로하는,
수 있다. 7월부터 11월까지 비가 혼자힘으로 감당하는
관광객들은 팔라원에 대해
오는 시즌이면 길은 씻겨나가기 backpacker
칭찬하는 두가지가 있는데,
때문에 돌아다닐수는 없을것이다.
하나는 사방의 지하강이다.이 배낭여행하는사람
하지만 카라미안스의 엘닌도나
강은 세상에서 가장 긴 강 중
코론으로 바로 날아간다면,문제가
하나이고,팔라원의 서해안에 있는
동굴에서는 박쥐가 들끓기도한다.
또다른 한가지는 바큇군도인데, 어떤 루트로 여행을 가던지간에,
Seolcheon holds ten more. Also has
outdoor hot springs available for a refreshing
way to end a hard days work on the slopes!
2. Jisan Forest Resort. Located in Icheon
(not to be confused with Incheon), just
outside of Seoul. As well as providing
all your skiing needs, it has a public golf
course at a reasonable price.
3. Yangji Pine Resort. Located in Yongin
(approx 1 hour south of Seoul). The fact
that all of its 9 slopes are illuminated for
night skiing, sounds dangerously appealing!
Also not too far from Everland, if you’re
looking for even more adventure.
4. Konjiam Resort. Located in Gwangju
(the Gwangju in Gyeonggi-do, not the
Written by Darren Kenneth Quillinan larger one in Jeollanam-do). Less than one
Photo by Zach Dischner hour drive from Seoul). This is the largest
in the region, offering 11 slopes and with
the majority of them designed for the less
talented skiers, this maybe a good place
to go for people who fit into this category
(like myself!) or first timers.
So the air con has been skiing option
switched off and rapidly for the more
replaced with ondol heating. adventurous 5. Daemyung Vivaldi Resort. Located to
The unbearable summer heat is (or maybe less the south east of Seoul, this place has it all!
a long way away from return- intelligent, you As well as offeringskiing/snowboarding
ing, so now for the next few decide). Most on 13 different slopes and being ranked
ones caught my eye):
months, we can all change our of the ski resorts are based No.1 in South Korea, Daemyung also has
tack and complain about the in Gangwon-do Province, as 1. Muju Ski Resort. Closest a variety of other entertainment available.
bitter winter ahead of us. Or on most of the winter snow falls in The best of these would be the indoor wa-
resort to Daegu (just over two
the other hand, we can embrace this region. If you’re willing to
hours bus ride). ter park where you can test out the water coupons tear out
it and make the most of it. travel a little further, your op- slides or just relax and maybe indulge in
It has the longest slope in Korea,
Time to take to the slopes.... tions are very much broadened a full body massage, which may be well
with numerous resorts in and which
is measured at 6.1 km. It accom- needed after a long day...
Korea offers twelve premier around Seoul to choose from. www.daemyungcondo.com
ski resorts around the country,
and all have the required rental
After doing a little research, I
would recommend the follow-
modates for both beginners and
intermediates. for Discount
equipment for very reason-
able prices,as well as a night
ing five resorts (I am sure the
rest are just as good but these
The resort is divided into two
bases. Manseon holds twelve CoCktAil All Foreigners
Tarot Cafés in Korea
mid-15th century Europe. It wasn’t “이건 사랑점, 이건 결혼, 슬픔, 상실, 심리적 변화를
until the 17th century that it was 이건연애, 이건 사업운에 의미할 수 있다. 타롯카드는
adapted by occultists and mystics, 관한거야.” 한국에만 있는 ‘ 상징적이기 때문에, 가장
who believed that tarot cards could 시험운’ 까지, 열 두 종류의 널리 쓰이는 의미에 기초하여
Written by Whitney Way Thore
타롯점을 친구 나래가 설명하고 자신만의 해독법을 익혀야
Korean summary by Sun Lee
to choose cards with my right be used to tell fortunes or make
있었다. 오른쪽 집으로 들어가자 한다. 카드를 섞은 다음에
hand since I am left-handed, predictions by helping the reader 진홍색 립스틱을 바른 전형적인 테이블에 펼칠 때 가장 흔한
“This is for love, this one is for swatting gently to remind me gain insight into the current and 한국 아줌마가 우리를 기다리고 방법은 켈트식, 말발굽식, 세
marriage, this one is for dating when I forgot which hand to future situations of the subject. 있었다. 나는 내 건강, 재물, 장을 펼쳐 놓는 방법이다.
relationships, and this one is for use. The reading lasted almost 사랑 운에 대해 알아보고 싶었다 각각의 카드는 여러 가지 의미를
business,” Narae said, as she rattled The seventy-eight card deck
an hour, with Narae (만원). 손금보기는 오천원, 지니고 있으므로, 이 카드를
off the types of tarot card readings is divided into two parts: the 궁합과 인생 전반에 관한 것은 제대로 읽기 위해서는 카드가
perched at my Major Arcana, which consists of
we could have. There were twelve side, 이만원 이었다. 놓여진 위치, 다른 카드들과의
in total, including some that twenty-two cards without suits; 곤색의 카드를 능숙한 관계, 그리고 점을 보는 사람의
seemed specifically suited for and the Minor Arcana, which 손놀림으로 테이블에 올려놓고 질문과의 연관성을 모두
Koreans, such as “taking a test.” consists of fifty-six cards of four 점술이 시작되었다. 미래의 고려하여 해석할 수 있어야
suits, each suit having fourteen 남편, 수입, 그리고 건강문제 한다.
We were basking in the neon pink cards. There are slight variations 등이 궁금해지기 시작했다. 우리 타로점을 봐 주었던 분은
and blue lights of two side-by-side in decks depending on the sources 내가 오른손 잡이이니 왼손으로 7년간 타로점을 봐 왔으며, 그
tarot cafés on a narrow downtown furiously they are derived from and what 카드를 고르라고 하더니, 시간이 그녀 인생에서 가장
street. We entered the café on the scribbling 나래가 타로점 보시는 분의 행복한 시간들이라고 말한다.
time period and culture they 질문을 영어로, 나의 대답을 그녀는 이미 그 정확성 때문에
right to find a small room with notes, and are found in. For example, the 말로 번역하느라, 타롯점을 다 꽤 유명한 편이라고. 나에
three stalls. The tarot reader was translating thirteenth Major Arcana card, 보는데에 한시간이 걸렸다. 관한 것은 얼마나 정확할까?
an average-looking ajumma with the reader’s Death, can signify loss, sadness, 그녀의 말에 의하면 타로는 전 아무래도 시간이 지나면 알게
crimson lipstick. I decided on questions into or psychological transformation. 세계 어디나 똑같다고.. 되겠지…
a tarot reading that would English and my Because the cards are symbolic, 원래 타로는 15세기 유럽에서
focus on my health, wealth, answers back the reader must develop his or her 카드게임의 일종이었다. 17 Keywords
and love life for 10,000 into Korean. own understanding of the cards, 세기가 되어서야 주술가들이 Rattle off- 줄줄 말하다
won. Palm readings based on the most commonly used 타로가 상대방의 현재와 미래를
I noticed that the 읽을 수 있는 힘을 주어 미래를
were 5,000 won, while reader was working meanings. After being shuffled,
couple fortunes and life 예견하게 해 준다고 믿으면서
with cards labeled in cards are laid out in a spread. Some 점술의 일환이 된 것이다.
fortunes were 20,000 English that appeared of the most common spreads 카드마다 기원을 두고 있는
won. nearly identical to those are the Celtic cross spread, the 시대나 문화에 따라 약간의
The reader fanned I’d seen before. When horseshoe spread, and the three- 차이가 있다. 예를들어, 13번째
out the cobalt asked if there were any card spread, all of which entail a 메이저 아르카나는 ‘죽음’카드로
blue-backed cards differences between Korean specific placement of cards in a
across the red tarot and “normal” tarot, she certain pattern. Each card may
tablecloth in explained that since tarot is have several meanings, so in order
one masterful universal, it’s the same all over. to read a card successfully, it must
movement, and the Then, she pulled out a book be interpreted based on other
reading started. I began to and began explaining the history. factors, such as its location on
get curious about the potential Originally, the tarot (or tarocchi) the table, where it is in relation to
husband(s), salaries, and health was a deck of other cards, and its relevance to the
problems that rested beneath her cards used for question that is being asked.
glittered nails. She instructed me game-playing in Our reader revealed that she has
been a tarot reader for seven years
and is the happiest she’s ever been
in her life. She claims that she’s
quite popular due to the accuracy
of her readings. So how accurate
was the reading she did for me? I
guess only time will tell…
(Global Health Food and Used English Bookstore)
If you live in Daegu or are just passing through, Buy the Book imparts
an unusual atmosphere. We have English books in all genres. We hold
many monthly events that are popular in the expat community. We
have upgraded our food menu for summer. At Buy the Book, there are
vegetarian and meat options, as well as organic foods made with the
freshest produce. The menu is constantly changing so you can come by
week after week and try something new. Try our wide range of cheap
used books while you have a meal and listen to some relaxing music.
Every second Sunday
Free English Yoga (11:30am)
Every second Saturday
Drum circle for beginners (8:30pm) + music jam(9:30~12:00pm)
Last Sunday of the Month
New events happen every month as well!
Various English books (pre-owned) for sale
Available time: 12:30 p.m. to 20:00 p.m.
Vegetarian chili 8000won
Turkey chili 10000won
Vegetarian quesadilla 8000won
Turkey Quesadilla 10000won
All natural smoothies 5000won
Contact: ‘buy the book cafe’ on
Location: Above Mr. Pizza, 3th Floor,
between Billibow and Club That
MOVE M BE R Written by Edward Pye
Edited by Craig White
A t various times of the year,
you’ve probably seen ‘the
pencil...’, probably chuckled at ‘the
moustache growing marathon.
The challenge was to be clean
shaven on November 1st and then
educate each other, too.”
The Daegu effort has already
handlebar...’, and (if you’ve been see who could grow the best mo rounded up 53 members and,
lucky enough to see one) then in one month, all in aid of raising along with the moustache growing,
you’ve definitely marveled at the awareness for common men’s will include several charity events,
‘Fu Manchu’, but it’s not often that health issues, such as prostate such as a softball tournament
you’ll get the chance to see them cancer and depression. Five years at Keimyung University on
all in one month. later, the idea had spread to New November 7th, a poker evening
Zealand and today, Movember (date to be announced), with all
is celebrated around the world money raised being donated to
including Canada, the UK, the US, selected Movember charities.
Of course, these are all styles of Spain and Ireland. This year sees
moustache, and for all the men Korea joining the list in an effort to
out there (maybe even a girl or promote the grander ideals behind
two, depending on your level the hair.
of hirsuteness), at one point
or another, you may have even If you want more information
dabbled in growing one of these about the events or would like to
styles. If you haven’t, then the Event organizer Lee Brownger put donate money for the cause, then
upcoming month of “Movember” it this way; “It’s always fun to grow check out the “Movember Daegu”
will provide you with the perfect a mo and see if your mates can, too, group on Facebook.
opportunity to test your upper but what is even more important
lip, while at the same time than having a laugh, is being aware
raising awareness for male health of and being able to talk about
problems. the common health risks that we
face every day. 1 in 7 men will
develop prostate cancer at some
point, so if there’s some way to get
“Movember” began in Australia more information out there on the
in 1999 with a group of friends subject, then let’s do it. Movember
who decided to have a month long is a great way for guys to bond and
in ApartmentTrapsMakePeople“HousePoor” Daegu’sTourismChallenges
Brief 아파트 덫 걸려 ‘하우스 푸어’가 된 중산층
Translated by Emily Cashwell and Philip Coleman
Edited by Whitney Way Thore
관광 정보가 없다
Translated by Bosun Kim
Edited by Annie Hong
Since the onset of the global financial crisis, the raging Is Daegu ready for welcoming its foreign guests? On Last October, Sandro Schwaderer, a 28 year old
apartment trade recession has been growing into a closer inspection of the city’s tourism industry in German, came to Daegu after a trip to Seoul, but
serious societal problem. The screams of the debt- local offices and on the Internet, tourist information could not find any accommodations in Daegu. He
tormented middle class can be heard everywhere. The is hard to come by, inevitably meaning that tourists mentioned, “Whenever I travel around the world,
price of existing housing is falling, and since apartments are hard to come by as well. “’Jagalmadang’ is I make accommodation reservations on the Hostel
are not selling, families are unable to move into new the quintessential site to see in Daegu...” is the World website but there was no information to be
apartments that have already been purchased. In Korean information a foreigner can find when opening up found for Daegu. If I didn’t have friends in Daegu, I
society, owning apartments is considered a symbol of the World Travel Guide looking for an introduction to wouldn’t have come.”
stability in the middle class. Apartments remain a fantasy Daegu. However, Jagalmadang is known as Daegu’s
for many, due to the fact that purchasers can make a huge red light district and not exactly a prime family- It is too complicated to search for travel information
investment income from buying them. friendly tourist destination. This is a clear example of in Daegu using global search engine sites such
the mishaps that can happen when failing to update as Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc. and difficult to find
However, since 2008, the “apartment invincibility myth” or develop Daegu’s “Things to See and Things to Do.” accurate information, as well. When using the world
has been quickly dissolving. Members of the lower class travel guide site ‘Lonely Planet’ (www.lonelyplanet.
are part of the increasing number of people who are Though local governments are trying to promote com), only four attractions are posted: Daegu
“house poor.” Due to falling apartment prices, increased the tourism industry in the city, there has been no National Museum, Bullo-dong Tombs, Woobang
interest loans, and the expensive rent owed to the bank, progress due to Daegu’s insufficient efforts. Because Tower Land, and Jagalmadang.
their lives have become burdensome. Not long ago, of the lack of organization and promotion in the
the Korean banks raised the base interest rate by 0.25 industry’s infrastructure, Daegu is being neglected by The Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tourist Information Center
percent. The expected further increase in future rates is foreign tourists. can be found in front of exit 5 at Dongdaegu Station.
making the realization of profit even more improbable for One can find booklets that introduce tours in these
those who are house poor. If things go on like this, travel experts are concerned areas in Japanese, Chinese, and English. However,
about missed opportunities in improving Daegu’s pamphlets about Daegu’s famous restaurants are
In December 2005, Jusangbokhap Apartments in Beomeo- While the real estate bubble is disappearing, many image and reaping economical benefits expected only in Korean with none in English. An official
dong were recorded as having Daegu’s best plot selling economic experts predict that apartment prices will from the recent 11th World Firefighters Games and worker of the center explained, “Restaurants open
prices and a 95 percent contract rate. Despite the high plummet. A professor in the Department of Real Estate at the upcoming 2011 IAAF World Championships in and close rapidly here, so we update the information
contract rate of this apartment complex, and the fact that a Daegu university said, “Not only for local areas, but even athletics. quarterly, but it looks like we haven’t updated the
the selling of lots began last December, about half of the for Seoul’s principal “Gangnam Infallibility” region, the English brochures quickly enough for this period.”
apartments remain empty. According to a nearby financial trade depression is becoming long term and transaction Foreigners desiring to visit Daegu complain that the A similar case of lack of useful information in English
company and a real estate company, 70-80 percent of prices are falling.” He added, “Such prospects as abnormal unavailability of travel information in English on the is found at the Daegu Tourist Information Center
people who have entered into contracts in this complex apartment prices and rising interest rates are a natural Internet and the lack of satisfactory information inside of the Daegu International Airport, as well.
have received loans and are faced with the problem of result. This is possibly the beginning of the bubble even in the regional tourist centers make it difficult Though the center has 3 workers in a space the size
bad credit. A licensed real estate firm in Beomeo-dong collapse.” to travel in and around Daegu. Foreigners cannot of 14 x 14m, foreigners still had difficulty finding
announced that within this complex, around half of the fathom the thought of planning a Daegu trip without information in English on low-cost accommodations
buildings are available for rent or lease and that the going through a travel agent or through friends that and local food eateries. One employee explained,
majority of people cannot get rid of their old houses. have sufficient knowledge about Daegu. “Information for local hotels is in the brochure, but
for motels and cheaper lodging, we have to search
Daegu is not even registered on ‘Hostel World’ on the portal sites, one by one, too.”
(www.hostelworld.com), a world hostels
accommodation search site, meaning that it is that Yong-ho Hyun, a professor of Tourism Management
much more difficult for foreigners to find lodging at the Catholic University of Daegu, said, “Tourism-
for themselves. Meanwhile, Hostel World has 38 related websites should be created and organized so
accommodations registered for Seoul and 12 for that visitors can easily access useful information. It
Busan. The English website for Korea National would also be worth it to promote Daegu on English
Tourism Organization does not bode well for Daegu, search engines like Google since it is utilized by
either. Phone numbers for only 11 hotels and 4 people all over the world. It’s unfortunate for Daegu
motels in Daegu are listed on the KNTO website. and its economy for the city not to do anything
오리온스 멕거원, 1순위 ‘이름값’ ‘불법•수강료 폭리’ 度 넘은 학원
Translated by Bosun Kim Translation by Bosun Kim
Edited by Whitney Way Thore
Glen McGowan was chosen as a first round draft pick
of foreign players by the Daegu Orions and his first
The English learning craze in Korea shows no signs of which can total 800,000 won in monthly tuition fees.
game validated that decision. On October 5, 2010,
slowing down any time soon – and certainly not in Any time more than 50 children are served a meal, it
Daegu Orions beat the Changwon LG in an extremely
Suseong-gu, the “Gangnam” of Daegu. In fact, in the should be reported to the Office of Education, so that it
close exhibition game of 81 to 80 at Daegu Gymnasium.
last year, the number of private learning institutions, can be verified that the meal meets current standards.
McGowan played 25 minutes and 30 seconds of the
called ‘hagwons’, has risen by 9.72 percent, considerably However, if a hagwon is not a full-time institution, it
game and scored 24 points with 8 rebounds. McGowan
higher than the national average growth rate of 3.59 is able to skirt this regulation, resulting in its students
showed brilliant skills by scoring a 3-pointer as well as
percent. Concerned parents, who don’t want to see being fed meals that have not been properly inspected.
making several dunks.
their children left behind, send them to hagwons in Officials of one such hagwon said, “The tuition fee is
droves. Meanwhile, many hagwons routinely commit not that expensive because it includes textbooks, meals,
illegal acts by charging exorbitant tuition fees for training suits, lunchboxes, bags and so on. There’s no
EnglishCafesopenatDaeguCatholicUniversity everything from textbooks and transportation to meals problem at all.”
and other operating expenses, making a mockery of the
대구가톨릭대, 잉글리쉬 카페 2곳 개소 호응 governments private education control policy. Experts emphasize the need for a law that restricts
hagwons from charging so many additional fees.
Translated by Ji-yeon Shin Some hagwons are charging students twice the monthly Gwang-joo Lee, from the Office of Education, resolved,
amount that they reported to the Office of Education, “From now on, through focused inspections, we will try
Last month, two English cafes opened at Daegu Catholic University; One is located within the Center of Employment and which is a stark violation of policy; other hagwons fail our best to fix the problems of illegal businesses and
Business, and another is in the Hall of Saint Jerome. A third café will open in the Student Union building next month. to report accurate records of foreign employment. excessive tuition fees.”
The cafes are open from 9am to 5pm during the school semester and admittance is free of charge. Students can read Another problem is private institutions playing the
English books, magazines, or newspapers. They can also watch DVDs of English movies. Light refreshments and bottled role of daycare, some providing meals to the students,
water are also offered. Finally, conversation classes with six native instructors are available.
The cafes are already becoming popular meeting and resting areas for foreign students.
28일 오후 대구 중앙로 중앙파출소 앞 광장에서 대구국제무용제 야외공연에 참가한
무용단이 힘차고 활발한 몸짓을 선보이고 있다. 도심 빌딩에서 내려다보니 쏟아지는
가을빛이 빚어낸 실루엣(그림자) 춤사위가 아름답기 그지없다. 우태욱기자 woo@msnet.
Photos courtesy of our friends at Daegu’s Maeil Newspaper. www.imaeil.com
Translated by Daniel Foster Last month, dancers from Daegu International Dance troupe dance vividly on an
outdoor stage in front of Jungang Police Station. The autumn sun shone down from
above, casting undoubtedly beautiful silhouettes of the dancers on the ground.
국제식량농업기구(FAO) 아시아•태평양지역 총회에 참석한 각국 대표자들이 유네스코
세계문화유산에 등재된 경주 양동마을을 29일 오전에 방문해 둘러보고 있다. 이채근기자
Delegates from the Asia-Pacific branch of the International Food and Agricultural
Organization who attended a UNESCO World Heritage conference in Gyeongju, take
time out to visit the city’s Yangdong Village.
2011 대구세계육상선수권대회 성공기원 대구시민 한마음대회가 12일 오후 두류공원
코오롱 야외음악당에서 열린 가운데 평양민속예술단의 공연이 펼쳐지고 있다.
2011 Daegu International Aerobics Tournament hopefuls put on a show for Daegu
citizens at the Kolon Open Air Music Hall, where a performance by the Pyeongyang
Folk Art Troup was unfolding.
을 앞두고 5일 대구
수업을 받으며 발음 연습을
하고 있다. 정운철기자
In celebration of Hangeul
Day, immigrants who
became Korean through
marriage, take a beginners
class and practice
pronunciation at Daegu’s
프로야구 플레이오프 5차전을 앞둔 13일 오전 대구시민운동장 야구장 입구에는 열성 팬들이
전날부터 텐트에서 밤을 지새우는 등 좋은 자리를 차지하기 위해 진을 치고 있다.
On the eve of game 5 of the baseball playoffs, passionate fans camped in tents from
‘金배추 샀다!’ the night before in front of Daegu Citizen’s Baseball Stadium, in order to nab a good
서울에 이어 대구에서도 할인배추 판매가 시작됐다. 대구시가 배추값 안정을 위해 seat for the game.
배추 5만 포기를 도매시장 경락가격으로 일반 소비자들에게 공급한 7일 오전
대구시청 광장에서 시민들이 배추를 손에 들고 기뻐하고 있다. 정운철기자 woon@
Cabbage from Seoul has come to Daegu, triggering discounted cabbage sales.
In order to stabilize cabbage prices in Daegu, 50,000 heads of cabbage were
bought at a bulk discount price and supplied to regular consumers in front of
Daegu’s City Hall.
another branch is just east of Exit 3 of foreigners, as of yet. Daegu has been Kyotong Card
Wolbae Station. The nearest location Daegu has an excellent transportation steadily improving its English services for Transportation cards, or locally known
to Camp Walker and Camp Henry system, involving an expansive bus its buses and you can now find bus stops as 교통카드 (pron. Kyoh-tohng kah-
can be found just north of Yeungnam system, 2 subways (with a 3rd one in that have LCD panels that display local deu) are handy little plastic cards that
University Intersection. development), and notoriously fast taxi bus arrival times, in both English and make public transit easier and cheaper.
drivers. However, there are a few hurdles Korean. However, the vital information, You can buy kyotong cards at any
Using Credit Cards to overcome as foreigners, when using such as on-bus stop announcements, and Daegu Bank, subway station ticket
Visa and Mastercards are accepted these services. the bus stops for a bus route that are listed kiosk that has an attendant, bus ticket
Welcome to our section on the essentials for living in Daegu. It won't nearly everywhere, however, it is on the sides of the buses, are all in Korean. kiosk, or KOSA Mart. You can refill
cover everything, but it'll be a work in progress. If there's any question advisable to make sure you have Street Addresses Until the city's transportation system your card at those same locations. The
that you have that is still unanswered or if you'd like to see some advice enough cash on hand when using taxis Korea doesn't use street addresses as further upgrades its English services of benefits of using a kyotong card is that
added on a certain topic, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or shopping at small corner stores you would find in Western countries. these aspects, your best bet is to pre-plan bus and subway fees are cheaper (950
or ask on the Wall of our Daegu Friendship Club group or our Daegu and street markets. As for applying Although house numbers and regional your bus travel, by visiting Daegu's English won for adult on bus or subway vs
Pockets fan page on Facebook. for a Korean credit card, it is a very addresses do exist, they are mostly used bus route website, which can be found 1100 without card); have transfering
daunting effort for a foreigner to get for postal or delivery services. They are by Googling 'Daegu Bus Info' or asking discounts (see above); and are time-
not useful for navigating the city. So a Korean colleague to research bus route
Money you may encounter Koreans who speak
clear English, but struggle to think in
one, unless you have a Korean co-
signer. It is not too difficult, however, Koreans frequently make note of what info on http://traffic.map.naver.com/.
savers (ie. don’t need to rummage
for change when getting on buses or
English when it comes to speaking to get pre-paid credit cards, which landmarks are near the destination that The ticket price for adults is 1100 won. subways.)
Korean money is called Won (₩). The you are unable to use once your funds they need to get to. Once you arrive in There are some express buses in Daegu
about their currency. So don't be quick
current US exchange rate is $1=1,135 have been depleted. Alternatively, you Korea, one of the first things you should that can take you to one end of the city to Taxis
to get upset if a Korean tries to tell you
Korean won. The demoninations come can inquire at KEB about their Expat do, is ask a Korean friend to write down the other and has less stops in between, As one would imagine, taxis are the best
a price or dollar amount in English
in coins and bills. Card, which is a credit card that they the whereabouts of your accommodation, than the regular buses. The adult fee for an way to get somewhere in a hurry or if
that either seems unusually low or
Denomination Korean Phonetical high. If you are unsure, ask them to offer for foreigners, however, they do in Korean. Then you can show this to taxi express bus is 1,300 won you are in an inconvenient or unfamiliar
romanizaton write it down or input the amount in a also have some particular eligibility or bus drivers, in the event that you get area. Daegu taxis charge 2200 won
calculator. requirements. lost on your way home. The directions in Transfers for the first 2 km. Then, 100 won per
50 won coin 오십원 Oh-ship-uhn
Korean will usually mention the nearest You can transfer to different buses, as 150 meters. If stopped or driving less
100 won coin 백원 Beg-uhn
Using ATMs notable landmark that is familiar to most much as you like, but unless you are using than 15km/hr, the fee is 100 won per
500 won coin 오백원 Oh-beg-uhn ATMs/Bank Machines can be found taxi or bus drivers. Once you have been a kyotong card (see below), you will need 36 seconds. Make note of the deluxe
Currency exchange desks at airports
everywhere. Most of the major banks in Daegu for a bit and are familiar with to pay again. Transfering from one subway taxis, they are the black ones with more
1000 won bill 천원 Cheon-uhn may charge more than at banks. So if
will have an English option in their locations, you can begin to know where line to another is free, regardless if you comfortable seating. They are usually
5000 won bill 오천원 Oh-cheon-
you have a lot of money or travellers
ATM machine. You can also get cash to tell taxi drivers to go. For example, to pay cash or use a kyotong card, but if you found in front of major hotels, and also
uhn checks to exchange, you may want to
withdrawals from your credit card. get downtown, most foreigners will tell miss your station, and have to get off at Dongdaegu Station or the airport. Their
consider waiting until you go to a bank.
10,000 won bill 만원 Mahn-uhn taxi drivers to go to Samdeok Fire Station the next stop to cross and
Korean Banking Terms (삼덕소방서, pron. Sam-deok Soh- take a subway back in the
50,000 won bill 오만원 Oh-mahn-uhn Banking English Korean Phonetical romanizaton
Bahng-seo), if they want to go to the east direction you came from,
Korean banks are stable and have all English Korean Phonetical Go left, please 좌회전하세요 jwah-hey-jeon-hah-
Note: When spoken in Korean, Won downtown area and Rodeo Street (see you will need to pay again,
the excellent services that you would romanizaton say-oh
phonetically sounds like 'uhn', hence our Rodeo map for more info). Or they unless you are able to flag
hope for. There are numerous banks
why we have written phonetical Account Number 계좌 번호 gyeh-jwah will direct a taxi driver to go to Jungangno down a subway station Go right, please 우회전하세요 oo-hey-jeon-hah-
available in Daegu, such as Kookmin beon-ho say-oh
romanization, rather than follow Police Station (중앙파출소, pron. attendant and explain your
Bank (KB), Korea Exchange Bank
Korean romanization standards. Bank 은행 eun-haeng Joong-ahng Pah-chool-so) or Academy predicament. If you have Go straight, please 직진하세요 jeek-jeen-hah-say-oh
(KEB), Woori Bank, Daegu Bank, Theater (아카데미극장, pron. Ah-kah-
Furthermore, it is strongly advisable a kyotong card and are
Nonghyup Bank, etc...English-speaking Bank Account 계좌 gyeh-jwah Please let me 여기 세워주세요 yeoh-gi say-wuh-joo-
that you learn how to speak about deh-mi Gook-jahng), if they want to go to intending to transfer from off here say-oh
services at these banks can be varied, Bankbook 통장 tohng-jahng the West side of downtown.
Korean currency denominations, as one bus route to another
however, KEB Bank actively positions bus route, keep in mind Traffic light 신호등 shin-ho-deung
the vast amount of Koreans who you Bank Transfer 송금 sohng-geum
itself on being the preferred choice Subways that you have only one
encounter will speak to you in these 4-way intersection 사거리 or 네거리 sah-geo-lee/neh-
for foreigners living or travelling in Cash 현금 heun-geum geo-lee
terms. As soon as you are finished Daegu has two subway lines with stations hour to use that transfer
Korea. Many foreigners find that KEB Check 수표 soo-pyoh that are conveniently situated throughout from the time of boarding
learning the Korean alphabet (see our
most consistently has English-speakers the city. You can find our Daegu Subway the original bus. You don't need to swipe
Hangeul page) and you have learned Credit Card 신용카드 sheen-yohng-
working at their branches, as well as fees start at 4000 won.
some basic phrases (see our Korean kah-deu Map on the first page of our Daegu Map your card as you exit the first bus, but
having excellent phone and internet Interpretation Services
Language page), ask a Korean friend Deposit 입금 eep-geum Guide. The ticket price for adults is 1100 when you swipe the card on the next bus,
banking options in English. KEB has won, however, discounts are available, If you are ever lost or in a confusing
to practice with you about discussing the system will make note of the time and
8 locations in Daegu. Notable ones Money 돈 dohn if you use a kyotong card (read further situation and experiencing some
Korean money. Also, when discussing charge you again, if you are past the 1 hour
include their location near Exit 4 of Password 비밀 번호 bee-meel below). transfer period. You also cannot use your language barriers, call the free
larger denominations, Koreans think in
Jungangno Station (walk back towards beon-ho kyotong card to freely transfer from one telephone interpretation service called
terms of divisibles of 10,000 won. For
the big intersection); a location in Buses bus to another, that is on the same bus BBB Korea, at 1588-5644. They will
example, when we think of 2 million Wire Transfer 이체 ee-cheh
the center shopping concourse of The good news is that buses are route (ie., if you get on the bus to go to interpret while you pass the phone back
won (roughly $1750), Koreans think
Banwoldang Station; another location Withdrawal 출금 chool-geum everywhere and are usually very prompt. quickly buy some groceries and take the and forth between you and the Korean
of it as being two hundred 10,000 won
can be found north of Exit 8 of who you are trying to communicate
(이백만원, ee-beg-mahn-uhn). So
Seongseo Industrial Complex Station; Transportation The bad news is that the bus system is
not very navigatable for English-speaking
same bus route back home.). Your card
will be charged again, in those cases. with.
한글은 한국어의 고유문자입니다.
Hangeul is the native alphabet of the Korean language. Hello - 안녕하세요 (pron. Ahn-young-hah-say-o). I don’t understand - 모르겠습니다. (pron. Moh-lah-
Warning: This Hangeul study chart has been purposely designed with the intention of you studying Fluently, this will sound like ‘Ahn-yaw-say-oooh’, guess-seub-nee-dah)
with a Korean partner, in order to master the structure and phonetics properly. Otherwise, the chart when spoken quickly. Are you OK?Is it OK? - 괜찮아요? (pron. Gwen-
may look confusing and daunting, if you don't have a Korean to assist you and you are studying by Goodbye - 잘가세요 (pron. Jahl-gah-say-oh). chahn-ah-yoh?)
yourself. Please check out our Facebook group, 'Daegu Friendship Club', for more info on our language
exchanges and how you can meet Korean study partners to help you. Goodbye (if leaving a business, store, restaurant, I’m OK/It’s OK - 괜찮아요. (pron. Gwen-chahn-ah-
수고하세요 (pron. Soo-go-hah-say-oh). This is Do you have _____? - ____ 있어요? (pron. ____ iss-
“Jamo” ( 자모 ) are the letters that make up the Hangeul alphabet. The name “jamo” comes from the words “jaeum” (consonant)
similar to saying ‘keep up the good work!’. aw-yo?)
and “moeum” (vowel). Nice to meet you – 반갑습니다. (pron. Bahn-gahp- I have _____ - 있어요. (pron. ____ iss-aw-yo)
seum-nee-dah) Could you please give me _____? – 주세요 (pron. ____
In a syllable with a final ( 받침 ; batchim), the jaeum and moeum are written in the top of the block, and the final is placed below them. Yes (formal) – 네 (pron. Neh) (Note: When in doubt, Joo-say-yo)
In some cases, a syllable will contain two finals, where the two characters are next to each other. use this one) Could you please (do) ______? - _____ 해주세요.
Yes (informal) – 예 (pron. Yeh) (pron. ____ Hay-joo-say-yo)
Yes (casual) – 응 (pron. Eung) Where is the washroom? - 화장실은 어디에 있어요?
자음Jaeum 모음 Moeum 받침Batchim
No (formal) – 아닙니다 (pron. Ahn-eeb-nee-dah) (pron. Hwah-jahng-shil-eun aw-dee-ay iss-aw-
(Note: When in doubt, use this one) yo?)
No (informal) – 아니오 (pron. Ahn-ee-oh) Where is ______? - ______ 어디에 있어요? (pron. aw-
No (casual) – 아니야 (pron. Ah-nee-ya) dee-ay iss-aw-yo?)
English Korean Phonetical Romanization
Are you ready? 준비했어요? Joon-bee-hess-ah-yo?
l Be quiet, please. 조용히 하세요. Joe-yong-hee Haw-say-yo.
Please don’t be noisy. 시끄럽게 하지 마세요. She-keu-lup-gye Hah-jee-mah-say-yo.
Calm down, please. 진정 하세요. Jeen-jeong Haw-say-yo.
Don’t do that! 하지마세요! Hah-jee-mah-say-yo!
Stand up, please. 일어서 주세요. Eel-eo-seo Joo-say-yo
Sit up straight. 똑바로 앉아 주세요. Ddohk-bah-lo Ahn-ah Joo-say-yo.
Face the front, please! 앞쪽을 보세요. Ahp-jjoak-eul Bow-say-yo!
^ Look over here. 여기를 보세요. Yeogi-leul Bow-say-yo!
Repeat after me. 따라 하세요 Ddah-lah Haw-say-yo!
^ Write it on the board, please. 칠판에 써 보세요. Cheel-Pahn-eh Sseo Bow-say-yo!
Open your books 책 펴세요 Chek Pyeo-say-yo!
Close your books 책 덮으세요 Chek Deop-eu-say-yo!
The Actual Sounds of Batchim
^ Please wait. 기다리세요. Kee-dah-lee-say-yo.
ㄱㄴㄷㄹㅁㅂㅇ Please don't run! 뛰지 마세요. Twui-jee-mah-say-yo.
*Marked vowels are used in the 2nd placement.
g n d l m b ng Don't fight!
Come here, please!
^Marked vowels are used in the 3rd placement.
Batchim only contains 7 actual What's this in English? 이것은 영어로 뭐예요? Ee-gaws-eun Yeong-eo-lo Moh-yeh-yo?
Other vowels are used in the 1st placement.
sounds: the written form of each Don’t speak Korean 한국말 하지마 마세요! Hangoog-mahl Haw-jee-mah-say-yo!
depends on the written context.
• www.koreanclass101.com • Lets Speak Korean Series (Youtube search: let's speak Korean)
구조 The Placement • www.declan-software.com/korean/index.htm (Google: • http://korean.sogang.ac.kr/
JA JA M
MO* MO^ O^
Learning Korean in Daegu
BA BA BA BA BA BA
• Search for ‘Daegu Language Exchange’ group on Facebook and • Search for ‘korean language program KNU’ to learn more about
join one of our events. the Korean classes at Kyungpook National University
• Search for ‘Galbijim Daegu YMCA’ to learn more about the • Visit http://intl.kmu.ac.kr/Eng/Program/Cul/Klcc.aspx for more
Korean classes at YMCA. info about Korean classes at Keimyung University.
• Search for ‘daegu university korean language’ to learn more about
the Korean classes at Daegu University.
Batchim is not always necessary. and It may be written only once like in the 2nd example of each placement.
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English Movies in Daegu
Please refer to movie maps opposing page for directions to below listings. Note: We make no guarantee about the availability
of these current or upcoming movies at any of the listed theaters. These listings are current, as of Oct.30
Playing at Lotte Theaters, CGV Theaters, Playing at Lotte Theaters (except Yulha), Playing at Lotte Theaters (except
Spectrum Megabox, and Primus CGV Theaters, MMC, and Primus Dongseongno and Seongseo)
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Dongseongno), CGV Theaters, CINUS CGV Theaters, CINUS Chilgok, Hanil
Chilgok, Hanil Theater, Spectrum Theater, Spectrum Megabox, MMC,
Megabox, MMC, and Primus and Primus
Upcoming New Releases
The Social Network 11.18
The American 11.18
Let Me In 11.18
Due Date 11.25
The Social Network 11.18 Due Date 11.25
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2010-10-21 ~ 2011-01-02 2010-11-4 ~ 2010-11-06
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Learning Korean through 숨은 그림 찾기 by 자우림 (Jaurim)
the music of Jaurim Written by David Macleod
A great way to learn the Korean language is through studying Korean music. The harmonies and
repetitive choruses will enable vocab to stick a lot more easily than standard memorization. You can
also follow along with the accompanying Korean music videos on YouTube and not to mention, the
great chances for practice in noraebangs! 그래 모두 돌아가고 싶은 그때로 That’s right, to the time that everybody wants to return
길던 하루해 작은 선물상자 따스하던 엄마의 품 to...
We have chosen to study along with the Korean alternative band, Jaurim (자우림), led by the vocals 학교가는 길, 작은 구멍가게 재미있던 소꼽놀이 Long days, small treasure boxes, mom’s warm lap/breast
of the “Queen of Korean alt-rock”, Kim Yoona. Jaurim has a popular sound amongst foreigners, due to 다시 볼 수 없을 그리운 친구들 하지만 이런게 the road to school, small hidden stores, playing house
다일까, 그럴까 Dear friends that you’ll never see again, but is that all? Is
the band’s western musical influences, such as Bjork, Joni Mitchell, Garbage, and Lenny Kravitz.
전쟁놀이 하던 날 내가 던진 돌에 맞아서 울던 that right?
그 친구, 피가 흘렀던 이마 The day we played war, the friend who got hit by the
The song that we have chosen for this month is ‘Looking for the Hidden Picture’ (숨은 그림 찾기) rock I threw and cried, the blood on his forehead
and is another of their older hits. You can find the accompanying video by searching ‘자우림 숨은 병원놀이 하자고 우릴 옥상으로 불러내 묘한눈
When you called us up to the roof to play hospital, the
그림 찾기’ on Naver. 빛으로 우릴 바라보던 그 오빠
guy who gave us that strange look
지루한 하루 원치 않은 선물 무서웠던 아빠의 Boring days, presents you didn’t want. dad’s scary whip
매 Those hateful people you didn’t want to see anymore,
돌아가다-Return, go home. 다신 보기 싫은 미웠던 사람들 하지만 아무말 but you couldn’t say anything, right?
길다-Long. 못했지, 그랬지 The day you lied, when you were nervous because
거짓말을 했던 날, 들킬까봐 마음 졸이며 뒤척 you might get found out, spending nights awake, your
이던 밤 두근거리던 마음 thumping heart
아빠 엄마 싸운날 동생하고 둘이 손잡고 무서워 The day mom and dad got into a fight, holding hands
울었던 기억하고 싶지 않은 그날밤 with your younger sibling, that night you don’t want to
remember when you got scared and cried...
가게-Store. Adding 구멍 to가게 means a
store that is slightly hidden, or not well
재미-Interest. 재미 있다 means interesting,
Grammar Were this a full sentence it might look like:
어제 친구가 병원놀이(를) 하자고 그랬어/
재미 없다 means boring. 1. This song has many excellent examples 말했어. Yesterday my friend said let’s play
소 꼽놀이- Playing house. The dictionary of using nouns at the end of the sentence. hospital.
claims that this word is written 소꿉놀이, These are the equivalent of the English ‘he
(somebody) who (somethinged) the (noun), 3. 보기 싫은-Something somebody doesn’t
which was backed up by a few friends I
as in: The man who drank the coffee, the want to see. Putting a -기 싫다 after a verb
know, so either Jaurim has written it wrong implies that the person doesn’t want to do
river that leads down south, the floor that
or there is another spelling for it. the action. The opposite is -기 좋은. E.g.
used to be made of wood, etc.
친구-Friend. For example, 학교가는 길-The road that 먹기 싫은 걸 안 먹어도 돼. You don’t have to
다-All. goes to school. If one were to reverse the eat what you don’t want to. Note: 걸=것을.
전쟁-War. order it would become 길이 학교에 가다- 하기 싫은 일 Something you hate to do
던지다-Throw. The road goes to school. By taking the verb 하기 좋은 일 Something you like to do
맞 다-In this case 맞다 means to be hit and replacing 다 with 는, or 은/던, we can 읽기 좋은 책 A book you like to read
by something. 맞다 also means to be join verbs to nouns in this way. 읽기 싫은 책 A book you hate to read
correct. 아, 맞다. 맞아, 맞아. 네, 맞아요. are 원치않은-Not wanted. A negative form of 원하다, 2. 학교가는 길(The road that goes to 4. The above sentences can be turned into:
all varying ways of saying ‘that’s right/ to want something. 이런 일을 하기 싫어! I hate doing this kind of
correct.’ 매-Whip, strap. work!
학교간 길(The road that went to school),
피-Blood. 들키다-To be found out, to be caught in the act 학교가던 길(The road that went to school - 이런 일을 하기 좋아! I like doing this kind of
흘리다-To flow. of doing something. further in the past). work!
이마-Forehead. 병원놀이 하자고-somebody says let’s play 이 책을 읽기 좋아! I like reading this book!
뒤척이다 - To be all pent up
병원-Hospital. hospital. 하자 means let’s do, and 고 is used 이 책을 읽기 싫어! I hate reading this book!
두근거리다-To make a thumping noise. 두근두근
옥상-Roof. when quoting something a person has said.
is the sound of a thumping heart.
불러내다-Call over (a friend or somebody). 싸우다-To fight, argue.
묘하다-Strange, odd. 동생-Younger sibling.
바라보다-To gaze or stare at. 기억하다-To remember.
More N at u r a l H e a l i n g Wi t h
Written by Alicia Hartgrove
Similar to the smartphone user
phrase “there’s an app for that,”
Oriental medicine doctors could
say “there’s a herb for that.”
Oriental medicine doctors use
hundreds of different kinds of
herbs to make various medicinal
mixtures to treat everything
from body aches and pains, to
illnesses, and even problems with
According to my doctor in I visited Yeongcheon last month with friends (left to right) Sergio Zuluaga, Tiffany Kerr, Raydene Crawford,
and Jeannie Mueller, for their annual Herbal Medicine Festival. There, we smelled rows of fresh, dried herbs and
Beomeo, Dr. Chunsik Park,
tasted herbal medicine liquids.
herbal medicine is the most
effective form of Oriental
medicine treatment. It’s also the Stacey is no stranger to the bones, and joints. Deer velvet is removed while the
most expensive - 350,000 won takes herbal medicine twice a day. six months but did not have any practices of Oriental medicine; deer is under local anesthetic.
for a 30-day supply (60 individual success. Lee hates drinking the he went to Chinese and European Dr. Park said he mixes deer antlers The cut antlers are then bathed
pouches with about 1 cup of “I started going because my herbal medicine because of its herbalists back home in Great with other herbs to make the in boiling water, air dried, and
medicine, in each). mother suggested it; it’s just bitter taste but the herbal medicine Britain. Stacey said he’s been medicine stronger, but he only further dried in the shade or by
Jamie Lee has been going to an tradition to see a herb doctor,” she is helping, she said. using herbal medicines to treat uses a small amount because it is low temperature baking. The dried
Oriental medicine doctor for said. everything from a cold to broken so expensive. He said that one 80g antlers are cut into thin flakes and
the last three months to treat her Other Westerners have started bones, for his entire life. box of deer antler flakes ranges packaged for exporting.
runny and stuffy nose. Lee gets She sought treatment from an treatment with Dr. Chunsik from 300,000 to 600,000 won,
acupuncture twice a week and ENT doctor earlier this year for Park. Among them is English “It’s not like I’m paying for some depending on the deer quality.
teacher, Luke Stacey. Stacey wonder drug that will sort out The quality is based on the species The Director at the Institute
started treatment with Dr. Park my skin condition – it’s a holistic and what farm the deer were for Traditional Medicine in
last month for his skin problem. treatment that will improve my raised on. The major deer farming Portland, Oregon, Dr. Subhuti
He is receiving the same kind overall well-being and restore my countries are New Zealand, China, Dharmananda, wrote an article
of treatment from Dr. Park that body’s natural balance,” said Stacey. and Russia. Korea is the biggest that said, together (with other
I am, because, according to Stacey also added that his skin is consumer of deer antler. ¬Dr. herbs) “the formula replenishes
Oriental medicine, the root of all improving daily. Park said that, while the majority yin and essence, tonifies qi, and
pain or problems is the stomach. of deer antlers are imported from strengthens yang.” In layman’s
Along with weekly acupuncture, Neither Stacey nor Lee have New Zealand, the most expensive terms, the usage of deer antlers
therapeutic massage, and a warm any idea what herbs are in their come from Russia. improves your general health by
salt compress on his stomach, medicine, but almost all herbal keeping your inner body balanced.
Stacey is also taking herbal medicines have a combination of The main particle collected at the
medicine to treat his dry, pimply ginseng and deer antlers in them. deer farms is called velvet. The
skin. The ginseng root improves overall term comes from the fine hairs
well-being, while the particles in on the antler before the antlers
deer antlers nourish the blood, naturally fall off and grow back.
Herbal Medicine Festival in Yeongcheon
Songhyeon a foothill
There used Kindeung-
to be a hill gol, which .
of pine Few people
History - Line 1
trees, which lived there
was called 200 years ago,
Songhyeon. and people
There were were afraid
lots of pine of passing
Translated by: Soojeong Kim and
This is a 2 part feature on the history and culture trees around by, because
Proofread by: Michelle Van Balkom-Nicholson surrounding Daegu’s subway stations. there and foxes tended
there was a to congegrate
Daegu’s first subway line was completed in November 1997, stretching from lake named amongst the
Jincheon Station to Jungangno Station. The rest of Line 1 was completed by Songhyeon-Ji pine trees on
the following summer, and the extension to Daegok was completed by 2002. which was the hill.
But the history of the subway goes much deeper and much older. located at the
of Songhyeon Kyodae
Daegok Station: This area used to after a nearby pond, which was Sangin Station: In 1914, the two Girls High Station: The
be called ‘Hanshil’, which means found to have Chinese juniper neighborhoods of Chejeongd-ong School and moved near Mt. Daeduksan and name of this
“big village”, but later changed into roots growing aroun it. and Bonri-dong were combined Girls Middle School. named the place ‘Daemyeong’ after station comes from Daegu National
‘Daegok’, which means “big village and renamed Sangin-dong. The the Ming Dynasty. University of Education, which is
in a deep valley”. Wolbae Station: The area means name Sangin came from a local located nearby. A long time ago,
“behind the moon”, because this village, at the time, called ‘Sangin- Seongdangmot Station: There there was a huge local pond called
area is near the southern part of ri’. are two origins of the name Anjirang Station: Anjirang was Yeongsun Lake, which was made
‘Seongdangmot’. One is that a where King Wang-gun of Goryeo by an officer in the Joseon Dynasty.
foothill in this area looked like Dynasty rested for a while One day, he met a strange man
a dragon flying from a pond to after having overcome General who came to him and told him to
heaven, which is a sign of good Gyeonhueon. People described dig a pond. He followed the man’s
luck. The other originates from this area as a good place to sit and instructions and used the pond to
the Catholic Church (in Korean, enjoy nature. Special water from supply water to fields as well as to
a Catholic Church is called Anjirang Valley was a good remedy control flooding. The pond was
‘Seongdang’) that was once in this for skin troubles such as prickly later filled with earth and became
area. It was demolished by Japanese heat or boils on the face. Yeongsun Market.
police, because it was used in the
independence movement against
Japan’s colonization of Korea. Hyeonchungro Station: This Myeongdeok Station: The station
station is named after the was named after Myeongdeok
2.68-kilometer road that runs from Intersection. In 1961, a memorial
Daemyeong Station: The name Keimyung Intersection to the to the April 19 Revolution and the
of this station originated from entrance of Hyeonchung-tap (a February 28 Movement was built
General Dusachung of the Ming memorial monument) near Apsan from citizen’s donations, next to
Dynasty, who came to Korea as Beltway. Hyeonchung-tap was the intersection. It has two pillars
one of the reinforcements during originally located by Suseong Lake, which represent a young male and
the Japanese invasion in 1592. and was moved to the current site female. One pillar is 1/3 of a meter
After the war was over, he returned in 1971. tall and the other is 2.3 meters
to his country, but soon came back tall. After the vice-president was
to Korea when Japan attacked illegally elected, 700 Gyeongbuk
Jincheon Station: This area used Mt. Daeduksan. In that southern Wolchon Station: Wolchon means the peninsula again, defeating Yeungnam University Hospital High School students protested.
to be called ‘Obaek’ (lit. five region of the mountain, there is a “moon village” in English. It got the Japanese soldiers once more. Station: The name of this station From then on, the movement grew
hundred), because there were only valley which translates into ‘Moon its name after General Jeongryak Finally, he became a Korean comes from Yeungnam University and later turned into the April 19
about 500 households here, several Valley’. returned to his hometown here, citizen and was awarded a home Hospital, which is one of the Revolution.
centuries ago. The name evolved after escaping from an attack in near downtown’s Gyeongsang- biggest hospitals in Daegu and
into Obok and then Obokchon. 1411. During his escape, the full Gamyoung Park for his service. Gyeongbuk Province. Before
The name finally became Jincheon moon’s light lead him home. Living in Korea, he couldn’t help the hospital was built, there was Banwoldang Station: The origin
76 but miss his family in China, so he of the name is from Banwoldang 77
and orchards were placed there,
Dongcheon Station: During the instead.
Shilla Dynasty, this area was called
Haeandong-cheon because of
its location in the eastern part of Singi Station: This area was a main
Haean-hyeon (‘dong’ means ‘east’). route to Seoul and there was a
In 1917, it changed its name into village inn where people stayed and
Dongcheon-myeon and became a rested. The village developed when
part of the territory of Daegu. a growing number of people started
farming. The place later got the
Haean Station: In the Shilla
Dynasty, King Wang-gun lost
the Battle of Gongsan to General Banyawol Station: King Wang-
Gyeonhueon. Running away from gun was attacked by soldiers of
Intersection, which is well-known named each rock after his sons and him, he met General Shin Soong- General Kyeonhueon during the
to Daegu citizens. Banwoldang made a wish of good luck. keom, and escaped with his help. Battle of Gongsan during the Shilla
was originally a name of an area This area was where he recovered. Dynasty. Running away from them,
in Duksan-dong, and the first Haean was the name of this area, at the moon lit his way, so he named
department store in Daegu, built Shincheon Station: Shincheon is that time. the place Banyawol (‘Wol’ means
50 years ago. the name of a river flowing through ‘moon’).
the center of Daegu. In 1778, a
local judge, Lee Seo, constructed Bangcheon Station: Near this area
Jungangno Station: Jungangno is a riverbank and changed the flow was a river, so the area was called Gaksan Station: This place used to
the name of the road running from of the river and gave it its current Bangcheon (‘cheon’ means stream be called Sobawu or Wuam-gok,
Daegu Station through Jungang name of Shincheon. This station is or small river), because it means because of a cowhorn-shaped rock
Intersection to Banwoldang. placed in Shincheon-dong, which a good place to live with enough (‘Wu’ means ‘cow’ in Chinese
Jungangno means “center” and is by the stream. water and fertile soil. characters). In 1907, Governor
this station is at the center of Song Heon-myeon changed its
Daegu. The historically important name into Gaksan-dong (‘Gak’
Gyeongsang-Gamyeong Park is Dongdaegu Station: This station is Yonggye Station: This area used means ‘horn’ and ‘San’ means
near here. close to Dongdaegu Train Station to be called Gooyeong-gok and ‘mountain’).
(lit. East Daegu Station), which changed to Yonggye-dong for the
was built in 1969. In this area, there large hill near the back of the village
Daegu Station: Daegu Station is were lots of rocks, so a village here that reminded some of a dragon, Ansim Station: Ansim was a
also a train station near here. The was called Shinam-dong ( ‘Shin’ and also had a small river running place where King Wang-gun
train station was built in 1904 is from ‘Shincheon’, and ‘am’ is through the town (‘Yong’ means and his soldiers rested after
while the Gyeongbu Rail Line was derived from a variation of ‘rock’). ‘dragon’ and ‘gye’ is another word having an intense fight during
in construction. It was close to the for ‘stream’). Another explanation the Battle of Gongsan with
northern gate of Daegu Castle, for the origin of its name is from General Kyeonhueon. In Chinese
which was demolished in 1906, so Keungogae Station: This station’s two villages: Gooyong-ri and characters, ‘ansim’ means ‘rest’.
it is remembered as the first place name came from the nearby Keumgye-ri, which were formed
where commerce developed in the Keungogae five-way intersection. after the Japanese Invasion in the
city. In front of Ayang Elementary 16th century. In Gooyong-ri lived
School, there is a small hill, which nine prime ministers (‘Goo’ means
eventually connects to a big hill ‘nine’), and Keumgye-ri had a
Chilseong Station: This station is (Keungogae means ‘big hill’). In legend of gold having been found
in Chilseong-dong, whose name the past, it was a main way for in a local stream, so Yong from the
comes from Chilseong-bawi people to pass through to sell former and Gye from the latter, are
(rock). In 1795, the governor, firewood. said to be combined to make the
Lee Tae-yeong, of Gyeongsang name of this area.
Province saw a great bear falling
from the sky, in his dream. He Ayanggyo Station: Ayang is a
thought it was strange and later combination of Chinese characters Yulha Station: This area used to
found the place that he saw in his which mean Palgongsan Mountain called Banggye-dong, but changed
dream. There, he found seven big and a river. into Yulha-dong due to its chestnut
rocks on the ground like a bear. He
78 trees. Later, they were all cut down 79
September 30th was the date that launched the 2010 Daegu Photo Biennale, one of the largest photo exhibitions
Daegu Photo Biennale 2010 in Asia. Photo enthusiasts and general audience alike were in for a treat with the hundreds of photographic delights
lining the walls of the Daegu Culture and Arts Center.
CaPtures the town The Biennale was titled “tru(E)motion”, alluding to the themes of true emotion and true motion as well as
highlighting the subjects of ecology and the environment referenced by the (E). The exhibition featured work from
over 240 photographers from 22 Asian and European countries. It provided an excellent opportunity for locals to
Written by Annie Hong
be exposed to work from international artists, especially those from European countries.
The Biennale consisted of six different exhibitions to browse through, including a gallery from the famous Finnish
Helsinki School and the 2008 Best Portfolio Exhibition, displaying work from seven selected artists from the
previous portfolio review session. With each photograph as mesmerizing as the previous, one could be lost in the
center for hours.
Collectively, the artists broke the conventional molds of photography and let the onlooker enter into a realm of
fantasy and emotion captured by the lens. The Biennale displayed a wide range of photography styles to curb any
and all of the photo connoisseur’s cravings. One can stand captivated in front of an Asian interpretation of Sleeping
Beauty or fall into the deep, dark eyes of a woman in some far-off exotic location.
Holding true to its title, the Biennale offered emotion-enriched displays of creativity, oftentimes providing a
stylized view on globalization, industrialization,
and humanity’s role in the environment. Wang
Qingsong from China uses photography as
an outlet to describe his opinions on how
westernization is rapidly changing mainstream
China in an unprecedented manner. He
combines images reminiscent of traditional
China with clearly westernized themes to make
for a remarkable set of photos. Sohei Nishino
from Japan incorporates the use of smaller
photos affixed together to collaborate into large
mesmerizing pictures of bustling cities.
Watch our event calendar for more upcoming
photo and art events in Daegu!
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