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Filmmaker explores meaning of freedom in ‘Haebangchon’

A drug crime movie set in Haebangchon might sound like the tawdry imaginings of a xenophobic campaign group, but the plot in “Haebangchon: Chapter 1” seems to have more to do with the area’s Korean...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:29

Expats join in Seoul kimchi-making blitz

Koreans and expats gathered to make kimchi in Seoul and Cheonggye plazas on Friday as part of the Seoul Kimchi Making and Sharing Festival.The event continued at Seoul Plaza through Sunday. In total, ...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:28

Seoul food tourism groups offer training to migrant wives

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has teamed up with a group of organizations to provide training for migrant wives as food tour guides.Participants will learn how to explain the story of Korea throug...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:28

Expat art groups join Jeonju exhibition

Two expat artists’ groups will be joining an exhibition that starts this weekend in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, as part of a collaborative effort with a local arts group in the city.The show at Je...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:48

Ladies give back through SIWA Bazaar

Seoul International Women’s Association held its annual charity SIWA and Diplomatic Community Bazaar in the 63 Building in Yeouido on Monday.Stalls run by dozens of embassies, organizations and chari...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:46

Determination of employee status and contract value

We will discuss labor law again in this column, but from a more general perspective, so that employers and employees alike can evaluate compensation, rights and duties under the law. Korean labor law has several unique features, such as severance pay and presumptions of permanent employmen...

Updated : 2014.11.11 19:45

Online resources plentiful for getting tips on expat life

A reader writes that she plans to give up her apartment, store her belongings and live and travel outside the U.S. for a year. “Can you recommend resources on this subject?” Answer: There’s enough ...

Updated : 2014.11.04 21:04

Daegu expats invited to date in aid of kids

Daegu’s Time to Give, a volunteering association run by expats in the city, is running “Daegu’s Time to Date,” a speed-dating event to raise money for gifts for underprivileged children.Prospective romantics will be given a scorecard and two minutes per partner to win them over with wi...

Updated : 2014.11.04 21:03

Seoul clothing swap to run Saturday

Seoul International Baptist Church in Haebangchon will host a Seoul Swap on Saturday.The event is a trading drive where people can exchange clothes and other items.Participants are invited to swap women’s, men’s, infants’ and children’s clothes, shoes and accessories, household goods a...

Updated : 2014.11.04 21:03

Writer to explore ‘land of extremes’ in talk

Seoul writer Andrew Salmon will talk about penning the “Modern Korea” title in the Hodder & Stoughton/McGraw-Hill series “All That Matters” and the contrasts he highlights in it.While explaining why he chose the theme of a “land of extremes” to meet the challenge of examining the two...

Updated : 2014.11.04 21:03

St. Andrew’s Ball to run in Seoul

The St. Andrew’s Society of Seoul is putting on its annual St. Andrew’s Ball at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on Nov. 29.Tickets for the black-tie dinner dance and breakfast event are 150,000 won, or 1.3 million won for a table of 10. There will be dance practices held at the British Embassy on ...

Updated : 2014.11.04 21:03

Busan play to examine ‘toxic nostalgia’

The Busan English Theater Association will present James McLure’s “1959 Pink Thunderbird Convertible” at the city’s Suyeong Butterfly Theater next week.The play is split into two one-act comedies,...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:15

Gangnam business center to run trademark seminar

Gangnam Global Business Center will run a seminar on trademark rights for foreign entrepreneurs.The seminar, on Nov. 20, will be led by patent attorney S. Yong Lee.Separately, Yeouido Global Business Center will run individual counseling sessions on intellectual property rights Nov. 11.The...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:14

Women’s center offers career advice

Seoul Self-Support Organization is running an advisory session Thursday for married immigrants seeking employment. The Married Women Immigrant’s Employment Mentor Meeting Day is being offered to up to 100 Seoul residents who are hunting for jobs.The program will offer employment counselin...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:13

English lectures on N.K. in Daegu

Empathy Guesthouse in Daegu is hosting a twice-weekly series of lectures on North Korean issues starting Nov. 4.The lectures, supported by the city government, are run by the Center for North Korean Defectors, a nongovernmental organization that works to help refugees from the North settle...

Updated : 2014.10.28 21:13