FOREIGN LIFE IN KOREA June 2006
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Can You Feel The Buzz?
Contents Photo by Hema Vijaykumar
Prof. Roy C. Romano | University of Ulsan, English Language and Literature Department
03 EditorialThe Buzz? T he time has finally come. Everyone and their uncle are
talking about it. After years of mounting anticipation, the
Scotland, King James I, in 1424 proclaimed in Parliament “that
na man play at the Fute-ball.” (“No man shall play football.”)
08 Can You Feel eve of the World Cup has arrived. What can be said that has But nothing could stop the popularity of the game.
not already been said? Everyone knows who their favorite
04 Breaking News for Greek Owner
HHI, Simultaneous Naming
players are and what team they will be cheering for. It would By 1815, the British government had relented and Eton
College established a set of rules. These were standardized and
be rather inappropriate (and maybe downright dangerous) to
HSHI, 9,400 TEU Containership Delivered became known as the Cambridge Rules. A few decades later,
use this forum to glorify any particular team. But what about
HMD, 37,000-dwt PC Named on October 26, 1863, eleven clubs and schools had a meeting
the history of the World Cup and the origins of soccer (or
at Freemason’s Tavern on Great Queen Street in London. That
08 Reader’s Column
Ulsan’s Medieval Knight
football) itself? Perhaps that deserves a glance.
night saw the creation of the Football Association. Rules for
Family Trip to China Soccer-like games appear to have the modern game were
The COOL Club sprung up independently from all drawn up over a series of six
corners of the globe, so it is meetings.
13 Theme Tour Calm and Nami Island
The Garden of Morning
impossible to say which came
first. One of the better The popularity of the sport
10 14 International Supervisors Spring Festival documented early sports is the grew worldwide and, in 1904,
Chinese game of Tsu Chu. Tsu FIFA was born. The first
16 A Traveler’s Note
Asan Bay and Asan-Ri
Chu can be literally translated as
“to kick the ball made of leather.”
World Cup was held in
Montevideo, Uruguay in
During the Ts’in Dynasty (255 BC 1930. (Uruguay has won the
17 Zoom-inan opportunity waiting to be taken
Ilsan Beach: ~ 206 BC), Tsu Chu was primarily gold medal in soccer at the
practiced by the Chinese military 1928 Olympics.) It was not a
18 Arts &for Fine Art and Culture Hyundai Arts Center
as a skill building exercise. High completely successful event
with a number of European
stakes games would be played on
George Winston’s Summer & Winter Concert in July
the emperor’s birthday with the teams (England, Italy,
21 Puzzle & Lunch Menu winners being treated to a feast and the losers possibly being Czechoslovakia, Holland, Spain, Germany, Scotland, Hungary,
and Austria) passing on attendance. Still, the final game drew
beheaded. By the time of the Han Dynasty (206 BC ~ 220 AD),
22 Bulletin Board
9th Boryeong Mud Festival
the game was being played extensively. Even today, a version 80,000 spectators with Uruguay defeating Argentina: 4 to 2.
World Festival at Hyundai Department Store(Dong-gu) of Tsu Chu is still played.
The World Cup has come a long way from its humble
23 Hyundai Hotel In Japan, during the Asuka period (538 ~ 710 AD), a game
called Kemari became popular. This was another sport played
beginnings. During the 2002 games, an average of 314.1
million viewers per match tuned in to watch. The sky is the
with no hands allowed. The ball was made of deerskin and limit this time around as nearly 320 million viewers watched
stuffed with sawdust. Played by 2 to 12 participants, the the World Cup draw during the live broadcast in December.
Challenging Quiz 16 object was to pass the ball from player to player without
letting it touch the ground. As stated before, given the multi-national readership of FLIK
Q. What is the name of the city that is famous for its mud in magazine, it would be wrong for this editorial to signal
Korea? Hundreds of years later, a similar game involving kicking a ball favoritism towards any team. How about we just hope for an
* Please send us the quiz answer to email@example.com became popular in England. It was quite a violent game entertaining set of matches, as good as or better than the 2002
involving sometimes a hundred players or more with kicking, series.
The answer to last issue’s quiz is “Monsoon” punching, and biting allowed. In fact, King Edward III tried to
Winner: Alexandre Duran, Juan Chen, David Winstanley, prohibit soccer in 1331 because of the excessive violence. In Let the games begin!
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Simultaneous Naming for Greek Owner 9,400 TEU Containership Delivered
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) held a Hyundai Samho Heavy Industires
naming ceremony for two 116,000-dwt (HSHI) delivered a 9,400 TEU
product carriers ordered by Tsakos of containership to CMA CGM S.A. of
Greece on May 25. France on May 12. The ship was
named CMA CGM Medea.
Capt. Panagiotis N. Tsakos, owner of
Tsakos, Mr. Hwang Moo-soo, COO of The 9,400 TEU containership
Shipbuilding Division of HHI and 65 measures 349m in length, 42.8m in
other guests attended this ceremony. width, 22.8m in depth, with 24.1 knots
in service speed. Ths ship has 10 cargo
holds, 21 sets of lashing bridge and 8
The first ship was named Proteas by Ms.
tier loading on deck/hatch cover.
Germaine Merrilees, Managing Director
of Western Petroleum and the second The containership is the third of eight
ship was named Promithes by Dr. Irene containerships, including two 8,200
Tsakos, wife of Capt. Tsakos. TEU containerships, two 9,400 TEU
containerships, two 5,100 TEU
Both ships measure 250m in length, containerships and two 1,700 TEU
44m in width and 22.7m in depth with containerships, ordered by CMA CGM
a service speed of 15.1 knots. S.A.
Naming for 9,100 TEU INTERMAT Garners Big International Supervisors 105,000-dwt Tanker Named Naming for 8,200 TEU Spring Picnic
Containership Equipment Order Spring Festival Containership
HHI had a naming ceremony for 9,100 TEU HHI recently secured a selling agreement HHI successfully held the International HSHI held a naming ceremony for a HSHI held a naming ceremony for an 8,200 HSHI held a spring picnic for owners, class
containership ordered by Peter Doehle of for 620 construction equipments worth 42 Supervisors Spring Festival at the 105,000-dwt crude oil tanker ordered by supervisors and their families at Jindo
TEU containership ordered by Nordcapital
Germany on May 4. million euro at the INTERMAT exhibition Bangeojin Park near Ulsan College on May Island on May 13. On this day, all the
Novoship of Russia on May 19. of Germany on May 9.
held in Paris, France. At this year’s 13. This outing festival was planned to participants boarded a ferryboat to tour
exhibition, HHI showcased 18 key products express HHI’s gratitude to all the small islands near Jindo island. They visited
The ship was named MSC Madeleine by Mrs. The ship was named NS Consul by Mrs.
including excavators, wheel loaders, mini international supervisors and their families The ship was named COSCO Napoli by Ullimsanbang (Atelier), enjoyed barbecue
Regula Estermann, partner of Mr. R. Maegli, Tatiana Prokopenko, specialist on public
excavators and skid steer loaders. As a working at HHI and HMD. relationship of Novoship in the presence of Mrs. Han, wife of Mr. Han Dae-youn, senior for lunch and watched Korean traditional
president of MSC. Mr. Hwang Moo-soo,
result of aggressive marketing efforts, a Mr. Evgeny Kostyuk, vice present & director executive vice president of HHI in the music performances represented by
COO of Shipbuilding Division of HHI, and 60
large quantity of orders was secured at this Taekwondo performance of HFS students of technical department of Novoship, Mr. presence of Mr. Willem Dekker, chief Ganggangsullae at the local cultural
other guests attended this ceremony. event. INTERMAT exhibition is held tri- opened the festivity and aerobics of Pink center. On the night of the August full
Kang Soo-hyun, CEO & president of HSHI operating officer of Nordcapital, Mr. Kang
annually and is one of the three largest Ladies heated the festive mood. All the and 50 other guests. moon, maidens and young housewives
MSC Madeleine measures 348.5m in Soo-hyun, president & CEO of HSHI and gather in the open air and dance hand in
construction equipment events held in the participants enjoyed crisp and lively spring
length, 42.8m in width, and 27.2m in depth world. This year, the exhibition was held air and joined the fun games with prizes. The ship measures 244m in length, 42m in 50 other guests. The ship measures 335m hand in a circle and sing a special folk
and has a service speed of 25.3 knots. It from April 24 to 29, with more than 21,000 The soccer match between FCFC and HHI width and 21m in depth with a service in length, 42.8m in width and 24.6m in song. It symbolizes the energy and vitality
was delivered to MSC. participants from 160 countries. ended in tie by a score of 2 to 2. speed of 14.6 knots. depth with a service speed of 25.3 knots. of young women.
37,000-dwt PC Named
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
(HMD) christened its Hull No.
0312, the fifth 37,000-dwt
product carrier among nine
ordered by Barclay of Greece,
and delivered the ship on April
The vessel was named Atlantas
and she was delivered to the
owner directly after the
The product carrier was
chartered-out to BP and
renamed British Ensign on April Glen Canyon Bridge, K-Line [HHI] MSC Madeleine, Peter Doehle [HHI]
29. The vessel has a dimension
of 184m in length, 27.4m in
width and 17.2m in depth.
2006 TPS Training Program National Innovation Award Invitation of Employee’s
Group Visited HMD Parents Montego, Cardiff Marine [HHI] Mesaieed, Q.S.C. [HHI]
The 2006 Japanese Toyota Productivity A field observation group of the National HMD held a special event where the
System (TPS) training program, which Innovation Award visited HMD on May 12. employee’s parents were invited to the
began last March, was completed recently. 60 Visitors from 22 outstanding Korean company.
companies watched a film that explained
136 participants had a chance to visit the the grounds for HMD’s reception of the 120 parents gathered from all over the
Value Innovation Award in the 31st country from Seoul to Jeju Island. They
Toyota factory in Japan and experience
National Quality Management watched the company film and toured the
productivity innovation such as assembly
Convention. The visitors toured the field after HMD President Song Jae-
of a variety of car models in the same
shipyard after the film. Last December, byoung’s greeting.
conveyer belt and the utilization of the
HMD won the Value Innovation Award as
Just-In-Time (JIT) system. company that produced remarkable “I am even more proud of my grandson
results through effective promotion of after watching the huge vessels that I have
HMD plans to apply the production value engineering activities, while only heard about.” said the 85 year old
management techniques learned from the increasing product value through grandmother of Mr. Ha Tae-jin of the
TPS training program. improving functions and cutting costs. Engineering Department. COSCO Napoli, Nordcapital [HSHI] Baltic Merchant, Interorient Navigation [HMD]
eleventh century to you and me), with olde worlde oak beams, were clapped in the stocks and pelted with bread until they
a roaring fire, pennants and flags of the champion knights and pleased Their Majesties. St. George defeated a fire breathing
the evening was set for a celebration of England, the English dragon – last seen at Lunar New Year – before he had a chance
and her patron saint – St. George. to roast a fair maiden of the Court.
Strictly speaking, St. George’s Day is 23rd April (also thought to The evening was rounded off with a jousting tournament,
be William Shakespeare’s birthday) but, nobody minded the where rampant 3 wheeled stallions thundered round the Hall
change of date, which provided a few days extra grace for the and several gallant knights were knocked on their arses (Note
knights to squeeze into their tights and the wenches to to Editor: This is not a swear word in England and should be
squeeze into their bodices. allowed in the name of authenticity). One could close one’s
eyes and dream of Agincourt. Actually, by the end of the
The guests were named, for the evening, by the King and evening, the Hall started to smell like Agincourt.
Queen and processed into the Great Hall where they enjoyed a
traditional English meal of broth, roast pork, potatoes and The Medieval Night was a great success, and a credit to those
vegetables – all eaten without cutlery and washed down with who planned, organized and slaved over the preparations.
lashings of meade and OB. Lovely jubbly. Special credit must also go to St. George, alias Wayne
O’Donnell, who led an evening of entertainment and whose
In keeping with the traditions of ye olde Englande the King presence and humour will be missed when he departs Ulsan.
and Queen – egged on by St. George in a suspiciously On the command of the King, St. George seemed strangely
Australian accent – handed out punishments and favours to hesitant to regale the company with tales of England’s recent
those who pleased or displeased them. By Royal command, success in the Ashes.
The Prince of the Belgians was forced to drink Heineken all
evening, Lady Florence of Magic Roundabout was forced to To paraphrase Shakespeare's Henry V “Upon this charge, cry
drink water and Lord Fruitcake of Dundee was pledged to God for England, Harry, Saint George and the Ulsan Foreigners
support Englande during the impending World Cup. Sinners Compound!”
Ulsan’s Medieval Knight
by Lord and Lady Fruitcake of Dundee (aka Gordon & Suzie Carlile)
T he foreign community in Ulsan has a long and enduring
tradition of enjoying the festivals and traditions of many
different nations and religions. The 4th of July, St. Andrews
democracy, home of the Mother of Parliaments, red buses,
rugby union world champions, birthplace of Churchill, Horatio
Nelson, the Beatles, Cary Grant, Hugh Grant and David
Day, Melbourne Cup, Diwali, Australia Day, Christmas, St. Beckham. Inventors of warm beer, the sandwich, the
Patrick’s Day and Mardi Gras are all causes for celebration and flushing toilet, fish and chips and….lots of other things.
The metaphorical gauntlet was flung down and John and Jane
This year, it was the turn of the English to rise to the occasion Bull responded in fine style. For one evening, the Compound
and celebrate St. George’s Day. England - cradle of Clubhouse was transported back to the Middle Ages (that’s the
Argyle Street in Mong Kok. The colorful “Flower market” Great Wall stretches east-west for more than 5,000 kilometers.
located on Prince Edward Street sells everything from Dutch Our taxi driver drove us to the Badalin part of the Great Wall
tulips to orchids. The “Bird market” on Yuen Po Street includes located at the foot of one section. This section was
more than 70 songbird stalls. The “Goldfish market” on nearby overcrowded. Several of our friends from the Foreigner‘s
Tung Choi Street sells aquariums, corals and exotic fish. This is Compound told us afterwards that they had visited the Great
the best shopping area. Thursday my wife caught the 7 a.m. Wall at Mutianyu or Simatai. It is less steep than our climb and
bus to the Tsim Sha Tsui (pronounced “Chim Sah Choi”), area. it is less crowded.
Tsim Sha Tsui, the tip of the peninsula, is HK‘s main tourist
drag. Marilynn had signed up for a Tai Chi class sponsored by The Summer Palace is divine. We spent four hours touring the
the Hong Kong Cultural Board and taught by Instructor Ng. It grounds with Cherry, our guide. There are five gates (2 South
Family Trip to China was a beautiful location on the Avenue of the Stars. and North gates, the East gate) and in Chinese it is known as
Yiheyuan – the ‘Park of Nurtured Harmony. It is open daily
by Kenneth Hopman
Just a fifteen minute walk from our hotel, the Chinese Heritage from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Outstanding highlights were the
Museum is the big, funny looking, yellow and brown building. Hall of Joyful Longevity, the Hall of Happiness and the
O ur taxi driver arrived at 6 a.m. one mid-April morning to
take us to catch a 7 a.m. flight from Ulsan to Inchon.
From Gimpo Airport, we expected to arrive at our destination,
the Peninsula Hotel. Visitors should be on the lookout for
pickpockets and other riffraff down at the pier by the Star Ferry
terminal. The lower deck fare was dirt cheap (HK$1.70). There
One of the highlights of our trip, the museum housed a
Children‘s Museum, a Chinese Opera exhibit and high tea. We
Seventeen-Arch Bridge. The most magnificent structure is the
Long Corridor. We also visited Ming Tombs (8 a.m. ~ 5:30 p.m.)
walked across New Town Plaza and back to the hotel. I picked and were unimpressed and uninspired. Some of the statues
Hong Kong, around 4 p.m. We arrived on time at HK was a bus to take us from the Star Ferry Terminal to the Peak up the South China Morning Post and read that yet another along the garden walk leading to the tomb are nice.
International Airport. Before leaving the HK airport with our Tram Terminal. The queue for the tram was the longest we sand storm was expected to strike the Chinese capital of
luggage, we stopped at a counter where we purchased ‘On had to wait on. The cable car takes you past rocks with Beijing on Tuesday. So far in 2006, Beijing has notched up The Silk Market is located on Silk Street in the Chaoyang
loan Octopus’ cards for me, my wife, Marilynn, and my son, beautiful landscaping and up to the Peak. For the rest of the thirteen days of the worst pollution. According to plan, we left District of Beijing. It is a great place for silks, embroideries, etc.
Victor (7 years old). All modes of transit are accessible with an afternoon, we took our time shopping up at the pinnacle the hotel the next morning via bus back to HK International Get a lesson in bargaining before you travel. The salesperson
“Octopus Card.” We were able to take a bus to The Royal Park followed by Chinese food. The next morning we took the R42 Airport. We were catching a 12:45 p.m. flight to Beijing. will usually hand you a calculator and ask you to name your
Hotel. After checking in, I soon learned that HK has three bus in front of our hotel to Disneyland. The fare was HK$19. price. He will look at you, sizing up your IQ and wallet. If he
issuing banks for paper money (there are three or more Since my wife had reserved tickets online on the advice of FLIK As a word of warning on Beijing, weather can and is a factor. thinks the first is suitably small and the latter exceedingly fat,
versions of each denomination.) The smallest paper currency is staff (https://hongkongdisneylandtickets.disney.go.com), I The city is known to be covered with sand storms for several he will make an inflated suggestion.
HK$10 and comes in green (old notes) and purple (newer and only needed to swipe the credit card I had used to collect our days or weeks at times during the year. Check the weather and
more ghastly). Larger denominations from HK$20 - HK$1000 tickets. climate in the newspaper or online before visiting this lovely At this point, I have a small confession to make. I am usually
are available. city. I found HK in many ways to resemble the European cities I horrible at bargaining. As I shopped along, I was the
Chek Lap Kok is connected to the largest island in HK: Lantau had traveled to on business. Beijing is a city which inspires bargaining king. I‘d slap my hand to my chest, reel backwards
Monday morning we walked over to the Kowloon Canton Island. Lantau is home to the world‘s biggest Buddha. It is your imagination. One can only begin to imagine how it must feigning a heart attack, and [still smiling] say, I‘m alright. Then
Railway (KCR). It is a commuter line with modern service and a 200+ steps to the top. We took the MTR and a bus 23 to Ngong have been like a century ago when a mere sight inside of the he would make me a counter offer.
train is usually every five minutes. Our destination was Festival Ping. We returned to Disneyland for dinner. At dusk, we went Forbidden City could have gotten a normal person killed.
Walk in Kowloon, an upscale shopping mall with a mixture of on rides, saw the 3-D movie attraction, and watched the Unfortunately, the sand storms and pollution prevented us The shopkeeper took this bait like a fish in a feeding frenzy
specialty stores, jewelers, and designer shops. From Festival, it fireworks. Mong Kok packs in a huge array of shops and from going to see the Forbidden City or the Temple of Heaven. [sometimes] and seemed to be amused by the theatrics.
was a ten minute walk to Star Ferry terminal. Walking along markets in an area of less than a square kilometer. Mong Kok is Some of the nearby sights we did see were definitely worth the Continue to enjoy your stay in the East and try to take
Salisbury Street, we looked in the spectacular hotel lobby at a station on KCR‘s East Rail. The station is at the north side of time and effort it took us to get to Beijing from HK. China‘s advantage of Ulsan‘s relative proximity to China.
The Garden of Morning
Calm and Nami Island
L ocated in the middle of the North Han River,
Nami Island is a riverine island that only became
completely separated from the mainland in July 1943
with the completion of the Cheongpyeong Dam.
The island is situated on the border between two of South Korea’s northern provinces, Gyeonggi-do (where the main
access road and parking lot are located) and Gangwon-do (of which the island is administratively a part of). The half-moon
The COOL Club shaped island is 4 kilometers in diameter and approximately 400,000 square meters in size. It boasts wide-open grassy
areas suitable for picnics and recreation surrounded by chestnut and popular trees. Since 1967 the island has been
by Alex and Ngozi Igabor developed as an integrated recreation area and in fact the entire island is natural playground floating on the tranquil
waters of the lake created by the dam. For Koreans and international visitors the island is an oasis suitable for leisurely
strolls or romantic dates.
C OOL Club, to us is more or less, a vehicle or vanguard
that God, Himself has brought about through the
Christian Foreigners living in the Hyundai Foreigners’
T his is a christian interdenominational sunday school
session of one hour from 11:30 to 12:30 a.m. At the moment As the island is located only 90 minutes drive from Seoul, over the years it has been used as an off-site training facility for
we meet upstairs in the club, but from time to time, we meet college students and businesses and as a recreation spot for day trippers, family getaways and site for seminars or outdoor
downstairs, when we are doing something that needs more field study. Beginning in the 1980s Nami Island became a favorite location for the filming of movies (Choi In-ho’s
It was initially aimed at conducting Bible Studies for kids from room. “Winterreise”) and in 2003 rose to international prominence with the re-broadcast of the Korean television series “Winter
age 3 to 15 of foreigner in the compound in particular and Sonata” throughout Asia. With the impetus of several years of hosting a variety of cultural events including concerts and
Initially, we planned for this to be for children only but have
Dong-gu, Ulsan in general, but God has indeed started using it exhibitions as well as its reputation as a place where children are inspired to dream and hope, where memories are
found that we have ended up with about an even number of
to rapture these children for Christ. created for lovers, and artists and writers find a nurturing home, the island has become known by its nicknames of Fairy
adults and children. So, parents and anyone else are welcome to
Tale World and Song Island.
join us. Our youngest members are 5 years old, we have quite a
The beauty of it all is that these young kids who attend have
few teenagers and there is no limit to the older age level! So,
found it a very attractive meeting point where they could Facilities that have served to support these cultural efforts including
you will be warmly welcomed by all of us.
meet with themselves outside the usually common secular the UNICEF Hall, YMCA LiPia, Andersen Hall, Co-oak Cultural Center,
gathering of the foreigners' compound life to share interesting We are working through a sunday school scheme which the Hands-on Learning Center, the Song Museum, recycling center,
bible stories told by some christian adults and parents; make encompasses both the old and new testament teachings. We Raison Gallery, and the Hwaseokwon Bonsai Garden. Currently
promises to God; watch christian movies that gave them a are very flexible about the format of the sessions and usually sing Nami Island is moving beyond the concept of recreation/retreat site
very good understanding of the person of Jesus Christ and a few songs, learn some scripture verses and discuss the chosen to that of a more comprehensive setting for cultural projects,
make Him their personal Lord and Savior by giving their lives biblical topic. It is a time for families to come and listen to what international events, and the arts all held with a consciousness of
to Him in a very personal way. They even share tasty snacks! the christian faith is all about. the natural environment.
To us, this is a very wonderful level of christian life to attain at It’s a lot of fun and we all leave feeling uplifted. The people to Date: 10 p.m., June 16 (Fri.) ~ 8 p.m., June 17 (Sat.)
such a tender age. The COOL Club is therefore a club where contact if you would like to know more about ‘COOL Club’ is Departure spot: Hanmaeum Center
little kids rhyme together under God’s own atmosphere of Ralph and Ros Baker at 250-0025 and Cyril and Theresa Azuonye Fee: 58,000
Miracle! at 250-2760. The club will continue over the school holidays so if
you are here, we would love you to join us.
* C-O-O-L Club : Children – Of – Our – Lord
Asan Bay and Asan-Ri Ilsan Beach: an opportunity waiting to be taken
A long Korea’s west coast a couple of hours south of Seoul in
the region near the towns of Pyeongtaek, Yumi and Asan,
flowing into the greater Gyeonggi Bay is Asan Bay. Asan Bay is an
Not far from the Asan Bay area, along route 39, is the town of Asan,
itself. The place is not a hub of sophistication or busyness, but it is a
hub nonetheless, as it serves as the county’s seat of government.
W ith summer fast approaching and the weather improving
by the day, Ilsan Beach becomes more crowded every
Sunday. Well, not the actual beach but the “Boulevard” along the
beach itself will surely entice people to come to the beach either
to play or to watch. Stadium style lights will extend the use of the
beach well into the night. And finally a small arts and
integral part of a natural phenomenon of extreme tidal flows and a The town and surrounding area is famous for natural hotsprings, beach can be pretty clogged up with traffic on a weekend crafts/souvenir market on weekends during the summer season
“man-made” “tide embankment” (seawall), where fresh water which there are many. The most famous one is the Onyang Hot afternoon. The Koreans do not seem to have a “beach culture” will draw extra tourists. The problem of course is: Who is going to
meets salt water forming two fair-size lakes - Sapkyo Lake and Springs said to be over a millennium old and one that was similar to most European or American countries. Even on a very pay for all that? Is there a city planner who has a budget? How long
Asan Lake. It is there in that region, known as the Sapkyo-Asan frequented by kings. Doksan Hotsprings Hotel is another popular hot day, most people swim with their clothes on. Sunbathing in will it take to get approval of the plans with the city counsel, the
Resort Region, where acute tide flows, when they are at their place. It is located just outside of Doksan Provincial Park along the appropriate beachwear, spending a whole day on the beach, already existing restaurants and who ever else is involved?
lowest, leave along the shoreline a massive area of tidal mud flats. route 32. There are numerous good hotels and resort spas and doing little more than nothing, is just not being done here. Is it
For the traveller who enjoys eating seafood, that area along those saunas around Asan City that feature accommodations at because Koreans don’t like doing it? Or is it because they are such Since the Dong Gu peninsula is dominated by HHI and since it is
mud flats is a “seafood lover’s” paradise. Over the Buddha’s reasonable prices. because of HHI that this area has been developed, there is a
hard workers? Or is the accommodation just not right?
Birthday/Children’s Day holiday weekend, I traveled to the Asan wonderful opportunity here for HHI to turn Ilsan Beach into the
Bay region of the country for a three-day R&R, Ulsan getaway. It In the town, near city hall, there is the Asan City Folk Museum. It 13th scenic site of Ulsan. Maybe HHI would be interested in
The whole “seen to be
was the third time I had visited that part of the country. houses displays about daily life in ancient Korea, exhibiting such sponsoring a new pavement alongside the whole beach, in a
seen” scene seems absent
cultural themes as folk customs, clothing and crafts and folk Roman mosaic, like a “tapisserie de Bayeux” depicting the history
on Ilsan beach. People
religions. Not far from town, along route 39, going south, is the of HHI on the Dong Gu peninsula. Senior citizens can take a walk
From National Highway number 1 near the town of Songgo, travel stroll leisurely on the
Oeami Folk Village. It is similar to Haehoe Folk Village in Andong
west onto route 34 and you will skirt the area around the Sapkyo- pavement or on the sand. down “memory lane” and tourist can enjoy a leisurely stroll along
with old style thatched roof mud and stick houses, traditional
Asan resorts, and all along the streets and roads that criss-cross the The men are often side the beach and learn about the local history. Especially since
gardens and the like. Many T.V. historical dramas have been filmed
area near by the tidal basin and mud flats of that resort region, you wearing a suit and tie! 2007 will mark the 35th anniversary of the ground breaking by
at the village. Adjacent to the Oeami Village, also along route 39,
will see almost countless numbers of seafood restaurants and Most stay close to their HHI, this can be a grand way of marking this special occasion. It is
one can see Mount Gwangdeok. It reaches an altitude of
seafood-soju tents, all waiting to serve up a plethora of cockles and cars or just cruise by and short notice but HHI has an outstanding reputation of delivering
approximately 700 meters, and, because of its gently sloping sides,
clams; mussels, oysters; abalone and scallops; shrimp, blue crab, take it all in from the on schedule and one of not being afraid of a challenge.... Well, here
it is a very popular hiking destination for families. From
and a vast array of seaweeds to be steamed or grilled to the safety of the interior of is one
Gwangdeok and route 39, if you travel west to Sosan along route
palate’s delight. their car. It’s a pity
34, then onto route 32, you will come to T’Aean Haean National
Seashore Park. This place is a very long stretch of pinetree-lined because the location is
The restaurants around there vary from expensive resort style to
beaches with wonderful vistas of the West Sea. The park offers ideal for a busy, lively The Bayeux Tapestry is a 230ft (70m) continuous
embroidery which depicts the events leading up to
traditional floor-sitting style to restaurants with table and chair outdoor catering and and including the battle of Hastings in 1066.
accommodations for hiking, camping, picnicking and general
arrangements. The seafood-soju tents, however, are my choice, as entertainment industry.
sightseeing. Also in the park there is the Cheollipo Arboretum,
they offer a very “homey” sitting-in-the-kitchen watching the food Yes, there are the stands where you can dart balloons or hit
which houses thousands of species of trees and plants, and is well
being cleaned and cooked type of atmosphere, especially in the admired for its beautiful magnolias and hollies. baseballs but the whole area is not coherent and could do with an
colder months when the oil stove heaters are glowing hot from extreme makeover. The hard working people of Dong Gu and
the fires burning inside, adding coziness to the experience. Also in There are, of course, many temples in the Asan region, and for Bang Eo Dong deserve such an area, Koreans as well as expats.
the soju tents, diners can cook their own food at their own hibachi those who are interested, Bonggogsa, Sesimsa and Inchwisa are
tables if desired. The price of eating in the soju tents is much three of the largest and oldest - popular among Korean visitors. For With the new foreigner’s compound opening this summer and
cheaper than the price of eating in the restaurants, and the service the hardy and adventurous travellers, a popular “health” drink can with lots of new expats arriving in the area as a result of that, Dong
is more casual and friendlier (maybe that has something to do with be purchased in local shops throughout the region. It is made from Gu is desperate for an “Ulsan Grand Park” of their own. The beach Road closed for traffic on Sundays, Note the mosaic black & white pavement on the far left…
soju). black goat, deer antlers and mountain herbs. There is also a in Busan is a good example of how Ilsan beach could be re-
regional soju blended with lotus leaves and lotus roots known vamped and made very trendy. But because there are so many
The “tide embankment” or seawall at Asan Bay is touted as the simply as Sanggak Lotus Leaf Liquor. expats here, it might be a good idea to bring in some foreign
longest in the world. There’s a road that runs along the length of beach culture as well. In the Mediterranean, a restaurant with an
the wall and a concrete walkway along its top surface. Standing on So if you get a weekend free, drive to the Asan region of the outside terrace is a must have on every boulevard or promenade.
the top of the seawall, a traveller can lookout across the Yellow country and treat yourself to some great seafood and Lotus Leaf Here at Ilsan Beach, there is one shop that has a few chairs and
Sea, and if a traveler is there at the right time of day, and with Liquor and a nice long steam in some of the country’s best natural tables outside but there is no service. Still the place is popular
weather permitting, some very striking sunsets can be seen. Also hotsprings waters. because you have great view on the beach.
at Asan Bay there is the Seohae Grand Bridge, a nine and a half
kilometer long suspension span, which is the longest bridge in NOTE I am not, however, recommending the black goat, deer In Rio de Janeiro, the street next to the beach is car-free on
Korea. It took seven years to build. It links Pyeongtaek City in the antler, mountain herb “health” drink. Sundays so that people can walk, skate, jog or ride a bicycle there.
north to Dangjin Township in the south. The bridge is an In Ulsan park, children (and their fathers!) like to ride on electric
engineering achievement that was designed to withstand severe P.S. The month of June is the month for the Ulsan Whale and scooters and that is possible along Ilsan Beach too if the pavement
winds - which can be prominent in that region of the country? and Cultural Heritage Festival in Jangsaengpo Park near the is wider and more even. Some volleyball or badminton nets on the
tremors from earthquakes. petrochemical area of the city. (see page 22)
A Center for Fine Art and Culture Hyundai Arts Center
With 3,841m2 of space and 962 seats in the
Concert Hall, you can enjoy performances of
any genre, whether it be a play, dance, concert
The Concert Hall features Korea’s most state-of-
Sports Building art facilities, which include a 526m2 central stage
Racquetball Court with a rotating stage 8m in diameter, four
Gymnasium moveable stages and orchestra pits, and dolby
Child Care surround sound system. Built with both actors
Internet Information Center and spectators in mind, the hall and its sound
Rock Climbing are so unforgettable that artists want to return
again and again to perform.
Traditional Teahouse Business Building
Gallery - Opening of famous artist’s exhibition. Racquetball Court - Space for sports mania. Gymnasium - Total sports arena & 900 seats.
Ice-Rink - Four-season ice-rink for speed and figure skating. Amadeus Coffee Shop - Meeting place. Table-tennis Room
The Hyundai Arts Center, considered Ulsan’s gathering place for floors and three underground levels, the center won the 1998
the arts, opened on June 1998 to enhance art and culture in the “Korea Architecture Grand Award” for its practical structure and
community and provides a space for people to use their leisure aesthetic style.
time constructively. With 30,627m2 of indoor space and three The center offers a diverse array of fine art as well as cultural and
different buildings for the arts, sports, and business having five recreational activities.
Bowling Alley - Home to 16 lanes and 72 TV systems. Rock Climbing - Height 14.5m, all levels are available. Yewon Restaurant
George Winston’s Summer & Winter Concert in July
George Winston is considered to perform in the new age genre, Puzzle
and many of his pieces reflect natural landscapes. He is one of the
best-selling artists on the Windham Hill label. Although he is widely
recognized as a "new age" artist, Winston's virtuoso piano is not Across
Down * You can check the answer in the FLIK website.
classified by his fans in the same genre as easy-listening music 1. (See picture.)
along the lines of Yanni. He refers to himself as playing “Rural Folk 3. The books are on a — shelf than the clock. (See picture) 1. (See picture.)
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7. Pieces of land surrounded by water. 2. Bees and wasps can — you.
8. (See picture.) 4. Don’t — time. We’re in a hurry 5 6
9. I gave the waiter a — at the end of my meal. 5. Having a good character or reputation.
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Winston is often heralded as one of the greatest atmospheric piano 10. When it was time to go, we said ‘—’. 6. (See picture)
composers of non-classical music. His album December is meant to 13. Allows. 11. You still — me the money which I lent you last week... 8 9 9
16. Something you say that is not true. 12. ... You haven’t paid me back —.
capture the essence of the season, and his debut, Ballads and Blues 1 10 11 12 1
17. do you like milk and sugar in your —? 13. The opposite of war.
1972 - The Early Recordings, is an essential sample of 20th century 1 11
18. Normal, usual. The — family has two children. 14. Jane has a dirty — on her dress. (See picture)
American piano music. 19. My mother uses this to — the floor. (See picture) 15. This knife is made of — . (See picture) 1 13 14 15 1
20. To divided something into two equal parts. 16 13 14 17
Winston's reputation has often been hindered by his label as a "new
1 18 1
age" artist. There are, though, many well-renowned new age artists, 14
and perhaps none more so than George Winston. 3 6
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Date: 8 p.m., July 1 (Sat.) / 4 p.m., July 2 (Sun.)
Price: VIP- 120,000/ R- 90,000/ S- 70,000/ A- 50,000 / B- 30,000
Place: Seoul Arts Center
Movie HHI Lunch Menu Of The Month *Menus may vary
Art Circus ‘Rain’
Place: Lotte Cinema (Ulsan), Megaline (Mokpo)
Meet a presentation by the Date : Coming soon
internationally renowned Cirque Oct. 31 (Mon.) 1 (Thur.) 2 (Fri.) 3 (Sat.)
Eloize, masters of the circus arts Miso Stew Cod Spicy Soup Seaweed Soup
Bulgogi Pan-broiled Beef and Mushroom Spicy Pan-broiled Squid with Noodle
whom have been thrilling crowds in Seasoned Green Onion Seasoned Young Radish Seasoned Bean Sprout
some of the world’s most fabled Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi
performance halls for over a decade. 5 (Mon.)
3 (Mon.) 6 (Tue.)
4 (Tue.) 7 (Wed.)
5 (Wed.) 8 (Thur.)
6 (Thu.) 9 (Fri.)
7 (Fri.) 8 (Sat.)
Miso Stew with Potato Miso Soup with Fried Tofu Vegetable Hangover Soup Seol Lung Tang Fish Hangover Soup Miso Soup
Date : July 11 (Tue.) ~ 16 (Sun.) Broiled Scabbard and Pumpkin Chicken Ribs Seasoned Tofu Seasoned Bean Sprout and Squid Water Kimchi and Special Sauce Fish with Sweet Sauce
Seasoned Leek Ssam Seasoned Spinach Pickled Garlic Broiled Fish Cake Seasoned Seaweed
Price : R- 90,000/ S- 60,000/ A- 40,000
Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi
Place : Sejong Performance Arts Center 12 (Mon.)
12 (Mon.) 13 (Tue.)
11 (Tue.) 14 (Wed.)
12 (Wed.) 15 (Thur.)
13 (Thu.) 16 (Fri.)
14 (Fri.) 17 (Sat.)
Beef Soup Cold Seaweed Soup Miso Soup Fish Cake Soup Kimchi Soup Spicy Mushroom Soup
Pan-broiled Kimchi and Tuna Spicy Chicken Bibimbab Pork Bulgogi Broiled Pike and Radish Hard boiled Beef with Soy Sauce
Soft Tofu and Sauce Seasoned Vegetables Fried Egg Ssam Seasoned Vegetables Seasoned Cucumber
Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi
17 (Mon.) 20 (Tue.) 21 (Wed.)
19 (Wed.) 22 (Thur.)
20 (Thu.) 23 (Fri.)
21 (Fri.) 24 (Sat.)
2006 Sculpture Project in the Miso Stew with Bean Cold Bean Sprout Soup Miso Soup Samgyetang Miso Soup Yukgaejang
Busan Biennale Galbi with Rice Cake Pork Galbijjim Broiled Mackerel Seasoned Dried Squid Pan-broiled Squid and Noodles Broiled Fish Cake
Seasoned Sesame Leaves Kimchi and Acorn Jelly Ssam Seasoned Hot Pepper Chicory Salad Seasoned Eggplant
Date : ~ Aug. 31 (Thur.) Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi
Theme : Homegae to the Earth 26 (Mon.)
24 (Mon.) 27 (Tue.)
25 (Tue.) 28 (Wed.)
26 (Wed.) 29 (Thur.)
27 (Thu.) 30 (Fri.)
28 (Fri.) 29 (Sat.)
Artworks : 20 works from 12 countries Egg and Mushroom Soup Kimchi Soup Chicken Rice Soup Beef Stamina Soup Tofu Soup
Japche and Sauce Pan-broiled Pork Hard boiled Beef with Soy Sauce Seasoned Squid Fish with Sweet Sauce
Place : Busan Haeundae APEC Naru Park Seasoned Vegetable Ssam Seasoned Seaweed Seasoned Anchovy Seasoned Bellflower Sprout
Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi Kimchi
Kimchi Fried Rice Jajangmyeon Ramyeon Fried Rice with Seafoods Spicy Noodle Hangover Noodle
9th Boryeong Mud Festival 12th Ulsan Whale Festival Donations from Readers ULSAN
Place : Jangsaengpo Marine Park, Ulsan Mrs. Vandy Prakash and Tina O’Donnell handed over two bags SARA
Period : 1 p.m. ~ 9 p.m., June 9 (Fri.) ~ 11(Sun.), and two boxes filled with clothing and toys and asked FLIK to
Opening Ceremony : 5:30 p.m., June 8 (Thur.), Taehwa River contribute them to charity. Want to taste a bite of great sausage with draft beer?
Delight in special diverse
Not only with two ladies, but also Kerry Maclaurin and Lucy sausage cuisines from Coffee
Carlile donated a lot of item to FLIK few weeks ago. Shop SARA. We serve our
World Festival at Hyundai Department customers with dignified and
Store(Dong-gu) We appreciated Vandy, Tina, Kerry and Lucy's warm hearts and sincere taste. Go for the
will transfer the gifts to help those that need them the most. unique delicacies of sausage
Thank you! with cold nice beer at an
Korean Language Class Here is a new attempt!
We are presenting a fresh
The Korean Language Class for Foreigners will begin on June 13 concept of outstanding
at the Cultural Center (5th floor) of the Hyundai Department sauce. Start with cold orange
Store. The class will be held every Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to sauce and then indulge in
10:50 a.m. and from 8:00 p.m. to 8:50 p.m. until August 29. tenderloin and broiled snail
with savory yellow paprika
* Tuition Fee : 70,000 sauce. Venture forth at PISA.
The Best Mud Site of the World
Boryeong Mud Festival has been held at Daecheon swimming If you want more information about the class, please contact
beach, where has unique shell-powered sandy beach only in Julia (phone: 016-561-2418).
Eastern countries. So, you may swim and massage with mudpack
at the same time. Furthermore, there are mud massage programs
(self massage at the beach, ultramodern mud massage) and Mud
Experiential Land program using mud powder made through the FLIK Yard Tour on June 8 (Thur.) and June 22 (Thur.)
processing procedure, that is, we gather mud from pure plain
and remove all impurities. FLIK Service Center invites all supervisors and their families to
To commemorate the World Cup 2006, the department store will attend the FLIK Yard Tour and this tour offers them to look
dedicate each floor to the representative countries of the game around the shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI).
There are many events such as mud wrestling, mud king contest,
from June 12 ~ June 18. The basement will be dedicated to Brazil,
mud fireworks fantasy and mud sliding. There will also be a photo
first floor to France, second floor to Italy, third floor to UK and the
* The maximum number of participants is restricted to 10.
Time Activity Place
competition in which past members has come in first place. This
fourth floor to Germany. Each floor will have Photo Zones, 09:50 Pick Up Hyundai Foreigners Compound Clubhouse Enlighten your senses with authentic sushi cuisines. Various
is a high profile event. There is a gorgeous beach there as well,
sculptures and even parties that are distinctive of each country. 10:00 - 10:20 Visit FLIK Service Center Culture Building kinds of sushi are ready at the Japanese restaurant, NAMI.
which will come in handy as you won’t have any chance but to 10:20 - 11:00 Film Show & Exhibition Hall Culture Building
Also various ethnic food and fruits will be available at the grocery We serve our customer with superior service and sincerely-
get dirty. You will be put into a prison until you get some mud on 11:00 - 11:40 Yard Tour HHI Shipyard
section of the department store. made Sushi.
your body. 11:40 - 12:20 Visit HHI Welfare Facility Hyundai Arts Center & Hanmaeum Center
12:20 - 12:50 Lunch (Taste Korean Food) Hyundai Arts Center Yewon Restaurant
On Sunday, June 18, an Entertainment Contest for Foreigners,
Place : Daecheon Beach, Boryeong City 13:00 Drop Off Hyundai Foreigners Compound Clubhouse
Charity Flea Market, and a B-Boy performance is scheduled. This Gyeongju
Period : July 15 (Sat.) ~ 21 (Fri.)
will be the first ever Entertainment Contest for Foreigners so
support and participation by the expat community is requested. FLIK Hyundai Motor Tour on June 15 (Thur.) PISA
Also, donations will be accepted for the Charity Flea Market. Time Activity Place Veal Special
14:30 Pick Up Main Gate of HFC The low-cholesterol and
v FLIK Event – Boryeong Mud Festival If you are interested in participating in the contest or making a 15:00 - 15:20
15:20 - 16:30
Hyundai Motor Tour
Hyundai Motor Company
Hyundai Motor Company
low-fat veal steak with
donation, please contact the Concierge of the Hyundai healthy tomato and cheese
FLIK is looking for two people who are interested in the Boryeong 17:00 Drop Off Main Gate of HFC
Department Store at 011-500-0586, or email at has been favored by every
Mud Festival. All the charges will be on FLIK. All you need to do is email@example.com To register for the tours contact the FLIK Service Center by health-seeker.
share your experience with the FLIK readers. The deadline for the telephone at 230-1111 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
application is July 7. Don’t be late. The department store will be closed on June 26.