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Willing to help/ looking for part time work

Koreabridge - Thu, 2022-07-28 15:32
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: Gwangan Contact person by email

I'm available to take on extra work during the week (up to 20 hours) 

I can offer my assistance in English Tutoring/ Teaching, tennis lessons and swimming lessons.

I'm available to provide house cleaning , pet sitting and childcare or light manual labor services.

I can also do administrative work, therapeutic counseling (experienced and mastered in psychology) and project managing. 


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Play Schools/Daycare Center around DNU Main campus

Koreabridge - Thu, 2022-07-28 11:38

Hi Everyone,

I am a foreigner working in DNU, Daegu main campus. I am planning to put my daughter into a daycare center next year around this time. She will be completing 3yrs by that time. I am mainly looking for a daycare center where the staffs can communicate with little English (at least) and also which has a few foreigner kids so that my baby girl will get some company. I heard that we need to apply 1 year before the admission period for some popular playschools. I know there is a daycare center available in DNU campus itself. So Apart from that is there any better options available around the DNU area? Please give your valuable suggestions.

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Nolita Festival 2022 @ Asia Community School Busan

Koreabridge - Thu, 2022-07-28 04:34
Date: Repeats every day until Sun Aug 21 2022. Friday, August 19, 2022 - 09:00Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 09:00Sunday, August 21, 2022 - 09:00Location: Event Type: 


The Nolita Festival is a 3-day festival in Busan exploring aspects of playfulness in creativity across disciplines. Featuring leading local talents, in both wellness and artistic realms dealing with the physical body. Play is powerful. Play is precious. Play is something to hold dear, to value, cultivate and share. Play anchors us back into the very basics of our senses and skin. From that embodied space, play connects us to each other and bridges the multicultural divide.

The Nolita Festival was borne out of one magical moment in Mexico. Combining the words, 놀이 (noli- to play) + -”ita” (the diminutive in Spanish giving the feeling of cute, innocent, endeared to one’s self) “nolita” itself translates into the word “playground.” That’s what this festival is: a playground for connection, inspiration, exploration and play. Magic is not limited to geographical bounds of Mexico- it is created in the alchemy of coming together and creating- movement, music, or even just a moment of pause.


Friday, Aug 19


  • Opening Ceremony + Reception
  • (closed event: invited guests + vip only)
Saturday, Aug 20


  • 5 workshop blocks (90 mins/ea)
  • experience rooms + interactive arts
  • live local acoustic music
  • performance + visual art
  • short film screening
  • food vendors
  • Cacao Ceremony
  • Ecstatic Dance Party
Sunday, Aug 21
  • 9:00am-9:00pm
  • brunch
  • 4 workshop blocks
  • experience rooms, etc.
  • Pansori performance
  • Closing Fire Circle


Buy Tickets Online


Asia Community School,  Munhyeon-dong 1003-1

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Maneosa Temple – 만어사 (Miryang, Gyeongsangnam-do)

Koreabridge - Wed, 2022-07-27 23:20
The High-Relief of Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise) at Manseosa Temple in Miyang, Gyeongsangnam-do. Temple Myth

The founding of Maneosa Temple appears in the Samguk Yusa, or Memorabilia of the Three Kingdoms in English. According to the Samguk Yusa, “In an antique record it is written that the site of Maneosa Temple was formerly called Mt. Jaseongsan or Mt. Ayasasan. Nearby was Garakuk [The Gaya Conferacy], where an egg descended from heaven on the seacoast from which came a man who ruled over that country. This was King Suro [of Geumgwan Gaya, 42?-199 A.D.].

“In those days there was a poisonous dragon in the mountains which lived in a jade pond and carried on with five female Nachal [Rakshasa] on the sapphire waves, calling up thunderstorms and devastating crops of the five grains throughout the four seasons.

“Using his magic art [probably shamanic], the King pronounced spells against the dragon to stop his mischief, but to no avail. It was not until he prayed to Buddha to enforce his Five Precepts [1. do no destroy life, 2. do not steal, 3. refrain from sexual desire, 4. do no lie, 5. do no consume alcohol or drugs] on the monsters that they ceased to do harm. Then the fish and dragons of the Eastern Sea came to these mountains and filled the valley with water and lived there, making music by striking jade stones with their heads and tails.” As a thank you, King Suro built Maneosa Temple for the Buddha’s help in 46 A.D.

Temple History

However, the Samguk Yusa states that the temple was first founded in 1180 A.D. Specifically, the Samguk Yusa says, “In the eleventh year of King Myeongjeong of Goryeo (1180), Maneosa Temple was first built on this mountain [Mt. Maneosan].” After the founding of Manseosa Temple, it was used as a place for the kings of the Silla Dynasty (57 B.C. – 935 A.D.) to hold Buddhist services. Maneosa Temple was later rebuilt in 1506. And from 1879, Maneosa Temple was rebuilt for a final time. While smaller in size than when it was initially built, Maneosa Temple is beautifully located in the southeast of Miryang, Gyeongsangnam-do on the side of Mt. Maneosan (669.4 m).

In total, Maneosa Temple is home to one Korean Treasure, the Three-Story Stone Pagoda of Maneosa Temple; and it’s also the site of the Block Stream in Maneosan Mountain, which is a Natural Monument since 2011.

Temple Layout

You first approach Maneosa Temple, which means “Ten Thousand Fish Temple” in English, up a long and steep mountain road. Finally, you’ll arrive at the temple parking lot. To your back, and facing away from the main temple courtyard, you’ll find the Block Stream in Maneosan Mountain. These rocks that are known as a block stream were first formed as the rocks fell away from later formations caused by erosion and weathering over an extended period of time. More specifically, this rock formation, which stretches some 700 metres long and down the valley, were formed as a result of heavy rainfall at the end of the Ice Age on the Korean Peninsula. According to a myth, on the other hand, these rocks used to be five Nachal [Rakshasa] and a dragon that lived in the area. Together, they would do evil deeds. Then one day, they heard the Buddha’s sermon and turned into stone. Purportedly, all of these stones are turned towards the peak of Mt. Maneosan; and if you tap one of these rocks, it’ll either sound like iron or jade.

Back at the main temple courtyard, and up the set of stone stairs, you’ll see a colourful Jong-ru Pavilion to your far left. Housed inside the Jong-ru Pavilion is a stout Brahma Bell capped by an image of Poroe. And next to the Jong-ru Pavilion are the monks’ dorms and administrative offices.

Straight ahead of you, on the other hand, is the compact Daeung-jeon Hall. Surrounding the exterior walls to the main hall are a beautiful set of Palsang-do (The Eight Scenes from the Buddha’s Life Murals). Stepping inside the Daeung-jeon Hall, you’ll find a triad of statues on the main altar. In the centre of this triad sits an image of Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha), who is joined on either side by Munsu-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Wisdom) and Bohyeon-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Power). The interior of the Daeung-jeon Hall is filled with wonderful colours and shrines. To the left of the main altar is a golden image dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion). And to the right of the main altar is a green haired image of Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife). And on the far right wall is an older Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural). And beneath an all-white image of Gwanseeum-bosal, and resting an the altar, is a picture of the former Korean president, Roh Moo-hyun.

Out in front of the Daeung-jeon Hall are a pair of newly built seokdeung (stone lanterns). They are joined by the Three-Story Stone Pagoda of Maneosa Temple to the right. The pagoda is typical of this era in design, while it seems to be a bit off-centre from the current Daeung-jeon Hall. However, the wide ground behind the pagoda indicates the location of a former, original temple shrine hall. This pagoda appears to have been built some time during the mid-Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392).

To the right of the Daeung-jeon Hall is the Samseong-gak Hall. The exterior of this shaman shrine hall, surprisingly, is only adorned with the traditional dancheong colours. However, stepping inside the Samseong-gak Hall, you’ll find a collection of the three most popular shaman deities in Korean Buddhism. In the centre rests an image dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Stars). Joining this central image inside the Samseong-gak Hall are Dokseong (The Lonely Saint) and Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit).

Next to the Samseong-gak Hall is a masterful high-relief stone rendering dedicated to Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise). And not too surprisingly, this image faces towards the west.

Slightly to the left, and through a pathway that leads through a section of the Block Stream in Maneosan Mountain is the temple’s most unique hall. As you approach, you’ll first notice that the shrine hall is actually a two-story structure. And wrapped around the exterior walls are a cute collection of Shimu-do (Ox-Herding Murals). Strangely, there’s a large portion of the back wall removed from this temple shrine hall. And once you enter, you’ll see a massive rock housed inside this temple shrine hall.

The myth, which also appears in the Samguk Yusa, is related to the son of the Dragon King, Yongwang, who came from the East Sea and crossed the Nakdong River. He did this because he realized that death was near. He came looking for the famous monk at Mt. Mucheoksan. The son of Yongwang asked the monk for a new place to live. The monk told him of a place where a prince sat and rested. And after the prince eventually left after resting, thousands of fish followed Yongwang’s son to where Maneosa Temple is presently located. As for the prince, he turned into Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise) and appeared on the large rock now housed in the unique temple shrine hall at Maneosa Temple. As for the ten thousand fish that followed Yongwang’s son, they turned into the thousands of black rocks known as Eosanbulyeong at the front of the temple grounds. And now, if you pray to this massive rock inside the temple shrine hall at Maneosa Temple, you’ll be blessed with a son.

How To Get There

From Miryang Intercity Bus Terminal, you’ll need to bound a bus for “Samnang-jin – 삼랑진.” From this bus, you’ll then need to get off at the Samnang-jin Station and board a local bus bound for “Ugok-ri – 우곡리.” It’s from the Ugok-ri stop that you’ll have to walk the rest of the way to Maneosa Temple.

Overall Rating: 7.5/10

There are several reasons that this temple rates as highly as it does. First, it has a beautiful location with the Block Stream in Maneosan Mountain out in front and through the temple grounds. Additionally, the artwork in and around the temple grounds is beautiful, including the high-relief dedicated to Amita-bul (The Buddha of the Western Paradise). There are also a couple of unique features at Maneosa Temple like the shrine dedicated to Roh Moo-hyun and the temple shrine hall with a massive rock inside it. Additionally, there are numerous myths connected to this historic temple, as well, from the Samguk Yusa.

The Block Stream in Maneosan Mountain, which is a Korean Natural Monument. The Jong-ru Pavilion at the entry of the temple. And a look inside at the Brahma Bell. The Daeung-jeon Hall at Maneosa Temple. And a look inside the main hall. The shrine dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife) inside the Daeung-jeon Hall. As well as one dedicated to Gwanseeum-bosal (The Bodhisattva of Compassion). The picture of Roh Moo-hyun under a painting of Gwanseeum-bosal. A look towards the Samseong-gak Hall and high-relief of Amita-bul from the historic three-story pagoda at Maneosa Temple. The Sanshin (Mountain Spirit) mural inside the Samseong-gak Hall. A look across some of the Block Stream in Maneosan Mountain and the two-story special structure at the temple. A look up at the unique two-story structure. That seems to have a rock tail. And the massive rock inside the two-story structure from the temple myth. —

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Teacher from the Philippines with Master’s degree in teaching

Koreabridge - Tue, 2022-07-26 21:54
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: BusanContact person by email

I am looking for a job to do in the morning because I work in the afternoon.

Contact: 010-2771-1970

Happy to receive calls:
morning to 1:00 PM 

6:00 PM onwards 


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How's your summer going?

Koreabridge - Tue, 2022-07-26 14:13
Choices Great! Pretty Good So-so Terrible! Details: 
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Dadaepo Beach Sunset | July 2022

Koreabridge - Tue, 2022-07-26 12:11

Burger n' Kimchi are the most unlikely, wildest husband-and-wife team consisting of Burger (an American Expat living in Busan) and Kimchi (a born and bred Busanite). We absolutely love Busan, South Korea and would like to share a glimpse with you through our own unique lens.


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F5 Visa/Education Degree Holder Seeks FT Job from August 8th, 2022

Koreabridge - Tue, 2022-07-26 07:20
Classified Ad Type: Neighborhood: Noksan, Myeongji, Hadan to Nampodong- BusanContact person by email

Good day. My name is Patrick Guilfoyle.

I am looking for a full-time job effective Monday, August 8th, 2022, from 2 pm onwards. 

Are you looking for a professional, dedicated and compassionate teacher? If so, feel free to contact me at any time.

I have an F5 visa, Education Degree (Secondary), Teacher's license, and TESOL certificate.

I have taught all ages including Grade 1 through grade 12. I have also taught university students, businessmen, engineers, and health care professionals. I also have 5 years of online teaching experience.

Here is a highlight of my experience:

  1. Teacher training.
  3. AP European History
  4. AP Politics
  5. Presentation English
  6. Have given over 400 English speeches in Korea since 2012.
  7. ADA Judge's certificate
  8. Conducted several Youth Leadership Training Workshops
  9. Co-wrote a high school English textbook in 2010
  10. Created EFL curriculum for elementary, middle, high school, and university students
  11. Summer and winter English camps
  12. Extensive Proofreading and editing experience

If you are looking for a teacher who "really knows how to teach" and "inspires" students, don't hesitate to contact me. 

I will quickly send you my application material if you contact me.

Thank you for your time.

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Looking for housemate near Haeundae Beach (only female).

Koreabridge - Tue, 2022-07-26 06:30
Classified Ad Type: Location: Contact person by email

Thank you for interest my place. 
This apartment located perfect and you will enjoy Busan during you stay. 

 - Monthly rent: 350,000won (included Wi-Fi, fully furnished, detergent, excluded maintenance fee) 
 - Deposit: 1,000,000won (deposit will be returned on your moving out day) 
 - Minimum stay: over 3 month 
 - Bathroom shared with 1 other housemate 
 - The living room, kitchen and balcony are common areas shared with the other housemates. 
 - Laundry, refrigerator, microwave, kitchen ware in the apartment for you to use. 
- The apartment is on the 3rd floor and is facing the Haeundae beach and just 3mins from the subway station.
- Location: Line 2 Green Line, Haeudae Station (해운대역) Exit 4. 5mins from Haeundae beach.
- Preference: Non-smoker, someone clean and tidy who will use the apartment like their own

- If interested please email me with an introduction of yourself and how long you would like to stay. Thank you!

The space to be rented may differ from the photos.


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Violin Starter set, 61-key midi keyboard

Koreabridge - Tue, 2022-07-26 02:08
Classified Ad Type: Location: Neighborhood: GwanganContact person by email

4/4 violin, rosin, case, practice mute, and tuner for sale 80,000 W

The Violin Lesson by Steven Fischer 30,000W

Together: 100,000W


Alesis V61 MIDI Keyboard (no ac adaptor) 61 keys 100,000W


All in good condition 

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Master Politeness Levels with Billy Go | #17: Intro to the Plain Form

Koreabridge - Mon, 2022-07-25 12:16

The Plain Form is an essential grammar conjugation that's used in both writing and in speaking. It's useful not only in various grammar forms, but also as a regular speech style. However, it plays a unique role when used together with politeness levels, and I'll explain how that works throughout this course.

Remember that this course is completely free, and every week I'll post one new lesson until it's complete. The series will have 24 episodes in total. If you're a YouTube channel Member, you can even watch the rest of the episodes right now in advance.

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Infinity Pool Glamping

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Nawonsa Temple – 나원사 (Gyeongju)

Koreabridge - Sun, 2022-07-24 23:27
The Five-Story Stone Pagoda in Nawon-ri at Nawonsa Temple in Gyeongju. Temple History

Nawonsa Temple is located in the northern part of Gyeongju in Nawon-ri. Nawonsa Temple is a restored temple that was recently rebuilt in 1975. The temple was named after its location in Nawon-ri. Before it was rebuilt, the temple was known as the Nawon-ri Temple Site. The temple site was also known as the Nanwonsa Temple Site. Additionally, the temple was once known as Daegakam Hermitage in recognition of the founder of the temple.

But Nawonsa Temple is most famous for the Five-Story Stone Pagoda in Nawon-ri, which is National Treasure #39. The historic pagoda dates back to the 8th century and is located out in front of the newly built Nawonsa Temple. At the entrance of Nawonsa Temple, there was stone pagoda material, earthenware, and tiles from Unified Silla (668-935 A.D.) and the Goryeo Dynasty (918-1392) discovered around the temple site.

Temple Layout

Down a few country roads and past the scenic Hyeongsan Rivers is the well hidden Nawonsa Temple. When you first approach the temple grounds, you’ll pass by the temple parking lot, which is located just outside the former temple site. Passing through a clearing, you’ll notice an elevated pagoda to the rear of this clearing. This is the Five-story Stone Pagoda in Nawon-ri. Next to the East and West Three-Story Stone Pagodas at the Gameunsa Temple Site in eastern Gyeongju, which is National Treasure #112, the Five-Story Stone Pagoda in Nawon-ri is the largest extant stone pagoda in Gyeongju. Remarkably, the pagoda at Nawonsa Temple has retained most of its white colour, which has earned it the nickname of “Nawon Baektap.” In English, this means “White Pagoda of Nawon-ri.” This historic pagoda dates back to the 8th century, and it stands an impressive ten metres in height. The body of the pagoda consists of one solid stone and five-stories. The five-stories are well-proportioned and sit atop a two-story platform. Sadly, only the broken pole that sits atop the pagoda and its base are all that remain of the crowning finial. Overall, the pagoda has a beautiful sense of harmony.

Past the Five-Story Stone Pagoda in Nawon-ri, and in a bend in the road to the left of this historic pagoda, is Nawonsa Temple. The newly built temple is located at the base of a small mountain. Straight ahead, and past a collection of temple facilities, is the diminutive concrete Daeung-jeon Hall. The exterior of the main hall is unpainted all but for the dancheong colours. There are a pair of stone lanterns out in front of the elevated Daeung-jeon Hall. Stepping inside the main hall, you’ll notice a collection of white statues on the main altar. Sitting in the centre of these seven statues is an image of Seokgamoni-bul (The Historical Buddha). Hanging on the far left wall is the temple’s Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural), as well as a mural dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife).

The only other temple shrine hall at Nawonsa Temple is the Samseong-gak Hall. The shaman shrine hall is located to the left rear of the Daeung-jeon Hall and up a set of innumerable stairs. Housed inside the unadorned exterior of the Samseong-gak Hall are three shaman murals. In the centre hangs a mural dedicated to Chilseong (The Seven Star). To its left is a mural dedicated to Yongwang (The Dragon King). And the final mural housed inside the Samseong-gak Hall is dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit).

How To Get There

From the Gyeongju Intercity Bus Terminal, you’ll need to take Bus #232. After 21 stop, or 30 minutes, you’ll need to get off at the Nawonsa Temple entrance stop (나원사 입구) then walk towards the temple.

Overall Rating: 5/10

Rather obviously, the main highlight to Nawonsa Temple is the Five-Story Stone Pagoda in Nawon-ri. Both its age and graceful lines make it a beautiful site to see. Additionally, the murals inside the Daeung-jeon Hall are another thing to keep an eye out for when visiting this lesser known Gyeongju temple.

The Five-Story Stone Pagoda in Nawon-ri at the entry of Nawonsa Temple. A closer look at the historic pagoda. The bend in the road leading towards the newly built Nawonsa Temple. One final look at the Five-Story Stone Pagoda in Nawon-ri. The Daeung-jeon Hall at Nawonsa Temple. A Banya Yongseon-do (Dragon Ship of Wisdom) outside the Daeung-jeon Hall. The main altar inside the Daeung-jeon Hall. The Shinjung Taenghwa (Guardian Mural) on the left and the mural dedicated to Jijang-bosal (The Bodhisattva of the Afterlife) to the right. The long stairs leading up to the Samseong-gak Hall. The understated Samseong-gak Hall. The mural of Chilseong (The Seven Stars) inside the Samseong-gak Hall. As well as this mural dedicated to Sanshin (The Mountain Spirit). And Yongwang (The Dragon King). —

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Tuna Sashimi at Maguro Table LAB

Koreabridge - Sun, 2022-07-24 06:10

Burger n' Kimchi are the most unlikely, wildest husband-and-wife team consisting of Burger (an American Expat living in Busan) and Kimchi (a born and bred Busanite). We absolutely love Busan, South Korea and would like to share a glimpse with you through our own unique lens.


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