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OCTOBER 2012

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ood p20 - Boccaccio Brau p22 - Breakfast with Hami Mami p24 - Hyundai Dept. Food Court p26 - Quacking Pumpkins p28 - Siji Sampler p30 - Novotel Classy

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ommunity and Fun p32 - Where My Dogs at? KAPS p36 - (((10))) - Music Show p38 - Alpine Decline - Music Show p40 - Daegu Rugby p42 - Daegu Gaelic Football p56 - Get to Know KAFC p82 - Far from the Truth

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p48 - Daegu Medical Tourism p59 - Event Calendar p69 - How to Order Food p72 - Downtown Restaurant Guide p76 - Bar and Club Guide p80 - Hotel Guide

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p62 - Subway Map p63 - Daegu Culture Theatres p64 - Kyungpook & EXCO MAP p65 - Suseong-gu Map p66 - Suseong Lake Map p68 - Seomun Market Map p70 - Downtown Daegu Map

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EDITOR’S NOTES AND CREDITS

Editor’s Notes Hi Daegu, Welcome to the October issue of the Daegu Compass. October is the month of change. So celebrate the changing colors by taking a hike somewhere and breathe in a fresh start. This is an exciting issue. We have the Daegu International Opera Festival from p7-15. We hope you have time to check out an opera or concert this month. There are a lot of festivals around Korea as well that are worth experiencing. You can find out about more festivals on p44. This month we are slowly transitioning into monthly sections. So we need your help to fill in those sections. You’ll notice how we started with restaurant reviews after the Daegu International Opera Festival information. Then moved onto a volunteering and music that is coming to Daegu. Check out Alpine Decline and Bus King Tours as they rock out Horus Music Garage. After that, it’s about getting invovled in a community sporting group and then onto festivals. We hope you enjoy the new layout. Yuri Lee and the Daegu Compass team Managing Editor

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Daegu International Opera Festival marks the 10th anniversary this year This year's theme is "Opera, New Generation." The focus is to spread the word about the growing popularity of Korean opera around the world. This festival has made breakthroughs in the opera community by sending performers and performances to different countries. We highlight some of the best performances this year for audiences to enjoy in Daegu. Thank you!

Ticket Information Main Opera

Opera Collection

Concert Series

Special Event

Tel : 053-666-6111, 6153 Tix : interpark 1544-1555 - http://ticket.interpark.com ticketlink 1588-7890 - http://www.ticketlink.co.kr

· The Memory of Chungna Hill · Nabucco · The Flying Dutchman · Don Giovanni · Carmen

R:70,000w / S:50,000w A:30,000w / B:20,000w C:10,000w

· Classic> Acis and Galatea

R:40,000w / S:30,000w A:20,000w / B:10,000w

· Marionette> Mozart and The Magic Flute

All 20,000w

· Opera Festival Preview Event

All 20,000w (Suseong Artpia) Tel . 053-668-1800

· 10th Anniversary Youngok Shin Concert

R:50,000w / S:30,000w A:20,000w / B:10,000w

· Moscow Opera Ensemble

R:30,000w / S:20,000w

· Ten Tenor Concert

R:30,000w / S:20,000w / A:10,000w

· An Outdoor Concert/Kids Classic Concert

Free of Charge

· [Opera Class] Wagner Special

Free of Charge

Special Discounts

*Special discounts only available by calling the office.

* Performance/ Accommodation Package Opera : The Memory of Chungna Hill, Nabucco, The Flying Dutchman, Don Giovanni, Carmen

Performance Package

[10%] 2 Performances, [20%] 3 Performances, [30%] 4 Performances

Concert Series Special Discount

[20%] Who reserved tickets of main performance (Applicable concerts are 10th Anniversary Youngok Shin Concert, Moscow Opera Ensemble, Ten Tenor Concert)

Hotel Package (Union Tourist Hotel)

1 day accomondation(without breakfast)+Main performance R Seat (2 tickets : 148,000 won, 1 ticket : 99,000 won)

Hotel Package can take back before a week of performance.

KTX Discount

[20%] Who buy a KTX ticket the day before / the very day / the next day of Performance (4 people per 1 ticket are possible)

ID card and KTX ticket are required.

[20%] Who have Daegu MICE Card/The US armed forces of Daegu

Certification is required (MICE Card and I.D. Card)

Etcetera discount

If the discount reservation is cancelled, discount rate changed or cannot apply.

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mory of The Me Hill a Chungn

Oct. 12 (Fri.) 7:30pm 13 (Sat.) 3pm Daegu Opera House

Memories of a first love became a popular opera. Memories of a first love became a popular opera. It depicts the life, music and love stories of Park Tae-Joon, a musical composer who was the pioneer of Western music in Korea and brought glory to the city of Daegu.

When lilies bloom on hills of green silk, where the symphony of spring is playing- amidst the fragrance of the lilies,...... When you bloom in my heart, all my sadness fades away’. Park, one of the representative composers of Korea, was born in Daegu. He composed 'Missing You' with cherished old memories of his first lover in mind. Daegu International Opera Festival ambitiously stages ‘The Memory of Chungna Hill’, a creative opera that incorporates Park’s life, music and love into a rich story. The love story progresses dramatically to stimulate the sensitivity of audiences, bending time between the love story of a young and old Park. Moreover, familiar songs make audiences feel nostalgic, and the characters that have become famous in Korea’s Western music history provide enjoyment to spectators by revealing their innermost personal stories.

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Oct. 18 (Thu.) 7:30pm 20 (Sat.) 3pm Daegu Opera House

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Nabucc

Magnificent scale and touching melodies will melt your hearts! Representative repertory of Wroclaw Opera Theater with 386 years of historyOne of the greatest of all opera choruses, ‘The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves’ It shows the intense people’s aspirations toward liberty and thrilling reversals.

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any Italians claim that ‘The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves is the 2nd national anthem of Italy’. Rossini said, “The chorus is a huge aria for the soprano, alto, tenor and bass.” Nabucco is an operaic work which got hearty cheers on its first performance and rapidly turned Verdi into a master musician. It develops dramatic stories based on themes like love, revenge and mercy through subjects including trial, faith and the victory of the Hebrews, so audiences cannot take their eyes off it for even a moment. Tellingly, The Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves is famous enough to be called the 2nd national anthem of Italy and makes audiences fully enjoy the power of its dramatic and dynamic chorus. It cleverly depicts the intense aspirations of Jewish people in their long battle for liberty.

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lländer nde Ho e g e i l n) F Der utchma D g n i y l (The F

Oct. 25 (Thu.) 7:30pm 27 (Sat.) 3pm Daegu Opera House

Finally, we can meet Wagner at the DIOF. A must-see performance for Wagnerians! The Monumental Premiere of the original in Korea, No Intermission and the Best Stage Sets with sophisticated directions which realize Wagner’s original intentions.

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agner’s performance finally appears at Daegu International Opera Festival. In celebration of the 200-year anniversary of Wagner’s birth, ‘The Flying Dutchman’ will be performed in its original language in Korea for the first time. It is the story about the myth of a Dutch ship captain who wanders throughout life in perpetual limbo because he has been condemned to damnation. Wagner is one of the most influential composers in musical history and his popularity has led to his fanatical fans being dubbed “Wagnerians”. His operas showcase some of the most difficult composition techniques and have been performed only about six times in Korea. Accordingly, this performance is monumental in its ambition to boost the status of the Daegu International Opera Festival by raising performances to new levels of quality. The opera has won high praise from the domestic media for its creative stage technique which lifts the stage floor up into the air and makes various dramatic spaces. It plays for 2 hours and 10 minutes without intermission in order to best express original operatic intentions. 10


Nov. 2 (Fri.) 7:30pm 3 (Sat.) 3pm Daegu Opera House

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Fantastic Harmony between Italian Producers and Asian Vocalists! The Greatest Opus of Mozart who composed the perfect prelude in a matter of hours. The Climax of Mozart’s Art that comically dealt with the dreadful philanderer, Don Juan The Miserable End of a Man Sporting with Women.

My Lord, here’s the list of beauties who the master loved.” Don Giovanni is Mozart’s comic opera that deals with the sexual appetites of humans directly. In the Catalog Aria act I, the hero chases women endlessly, having already been involved with 2,065 women. However, his attempts to cajole women into accepting his apparently truthful love results in ultimate misery. The performance is the climax in which all the musical talent of Mozart, who Heiden called ‘the greatest composer humankind knows’, is encapsulated. Especially the prelude is a masterpiece which reveals Mozart’s genius as it is claimed that he completed it within only a few hours on the night before its opening performance. The opera, which is made by European producers and Asian vocalists, will show the ideal beauty of opera buffa through perfect digestion, fantastic harmonies and cheerful compositions.

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Carmen

Nov. 9 (Fri.) 7:30 pm 10 (Sat.) 3pm Daegu Opera House

A Tragedy Based on Love and Tenacity. An Orthodox Opera by French Producers and Dignified Performers, Carmen, a Haughty and Passionate Gypsy Woman, is Tempted in Daegu

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he most recognizable heroine in opera history appears in DIOF. Carmen, red skirted cigarette in mouth and cross-legged, is the archetypal freespirited gypsy woman. She enchants audiences, charmingly singing the famous aria ‘Habanera’ with the libretto ‘Love is a rebellious bird. That nothing can tame.’ Carmen, a masterpiece of Bizet as well as a legend of Opera, closes the glorious curtain upon the festival. It is the most immortal work which speaks eloquently for the emotions of French music, and it remains the work most cherished by opera lovers around the world. The opera evoked a great sensation in the opera community when it was produced through its familiar melodies, impassioned music, unique characters and refined composition technique. Carmen is the representative sensuous opera of France and shows the essence of orthodox opera by French producers and dignified performers. It tells the tragic love story of a passionate gypsy woman called Carmen and a staff sergeant named Don Jose and is set in the exotic locale of Seville, Spain. 12


Oct. 18 (Thu.) 7:30pm 19 (Fri.)-20 (Sat.) 8pm Auditorium, Daegu Donggu Art& Sports Center

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Gal d n a s i Ac

Immortal Love between a God and a Mortal from Greek Mythology. Fine Work by a great master of baroque opera, Handel, in the eighteenth century. An Invitation to a Dignified Classic Opera

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aegu international opera festival offers a real banquet of colorful opera, and it has prepared baroque classic opera Acis and Galatea which is a delicacy among the typical European operas produced in Italy, France and Germany. Acis and Galatea is a fine work by Handel who was a great master of baroque opera in the eighteenth century. It is famous for its beautiful costumes and stage designs, and is characterized by repeated simple melodies which the audience can sing along to. It is based on Greek myth and depicts the fateful love story of shepherd Acis, goddess Galatea and monster Polyphemos, who loves the goddess from a distance. Acis and Galatea will be specially performed for the first time in Korea, and it shows the essence of baroque opera performed by the Amici Opera Company, which received acclaim for its production of Dido and Aeneas last year.

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and Die Mozart erflรถte Zaub

Nov. 3 (Sat.) 4pm 4 (Sun.) 11am, 2pm Yonggi Hall, Suseong Artpia

High Class Marionettes by Schonbrunn for the Family! Dramatic Gestures of Life-like Puppets Characterized by Realistic Facial Expressions.

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ie Zauberflรถte, a masterpiece by Mozart that spreads beautiful love and features a showdown between good and evil, is performed by high class marionettes from the Habsburg Royal Family. The celebrated Schoenbrunn Marionettentheater , which has won sweeping victories in several international marionette festivals, performs Mozart and Die Zauberflรถte. It will arouse strong emotional responses through its realistic stage reconstruction of dense forest crags and woods and the skillful control techniques of puppet masters who put their spirits into their realistic marionettes. Particularly handsome, Mozart born marionette appears and comments kindly. Mozart and Die Zauberflรถte is an encore prepared by Schoenbrunn Marionettentheater at the request of many audiences, and every seat was booked early in advance for this show at the 2007 Daegu International Opera Festival. Consequently, early booking is essential if you do not to want to miss the performance.

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DAEGU OPERA FESTIVAL SIDE EVENTS 1. Free Concert Before the main performance, a variety of performances will be presented in outdoor special stage such as mini concert, vocal music, instrumental music, dance, Korean traditional music, performance, and so on. Domestic and international private and professional arts organizations and individuals can apply to participate. 2. Backstage Tour It is a chance to be in the backstage directly where there are passion of singers, impression of performance and the result of staffs’ efforts. 3. Opera Zone How about an unique experience that you wear opera mask and dress in costumes as an opera singer by professional makeup artist? Do not forget your camera to take a picture of yourself after the makeup! 4. The Time Machine of Daegu Opera Exhibition City of the Opera, Daegu. You can appreciate the evolution of Daegu opera from Daegu opera premiere works to the biggest opera of all time with the course of time. 5. Miniature Opera Stage Exhibition It is an opportunity to meet acclaimed works with a beautiful stage from many of operas in Daegu International Opera Festival as a 1/50 the size of the reduction. 6. The Post of Aria Let’s send an impression of the opera and thank you message to your loved ones. Friends at home and abroad, family, self, no matter who he/she is. You just have to write a postcard, available at opera house, and put it in the opera mailbox. 7. Free Opera Lecture Tour If you think opera is boring, and you are interested but hesitant to approach, we offer you the visitation service. Professional opera instructor visits wherever there are a group of more than 30 people. You might feel much closer to opera when you often encounter the various episodes and watching points.


CONCERT SERIES An Outdoor Concert Korean Pops Orchestra, Korea /DIOF Organizing Committee, Korea Oct. 16(Tue.) Kolon Open Air Music Hall in Duryu Park Opera Aria, Musical Hit Number, and Movie Soundtrack... Fantastic and beautiful melodies in the autumn night. The sensitivity grows deeper in the autumn night with the beautiful opera Aria, and musical hit Number and movie soundtrack. <Outdoor Concert> is an enjoyable concert program that ranges over not only opera but also various music genre, so anyone can feel free to join the opera festival. Breaking away from the repertoire of former classic orchestra, lets fall into the melodies of opera festival through the performance of Korean Pops Orchestra that arranges and plays music in various genres like classic, pop, jazz, movie soundtrack and drama OST, etc. 10th Anniversary Youngok Shin Concert Oct. 5(Fri.) 7:30pm Daegu Opera House Heavenly voice brightens up Daegu International Opera Festival. Meeting with a world famous soprano, Young-ok Shin who New York Metropolitan admits. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Daegu International Opera Festival, the world famous prima donna soprano, Young-ok Shin Representing Korea brightens up the stage. In 1990, Young-ok Shin magnificently wins Metropolitan concours that about 3 thousand people challenged. She made her debut in Metropolitan opera with <Semiramide> and made her mark in the world. Since then, she worked in the world famous theater such as the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Nice Opera House, Rico theater in Barcelona, Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Baltimore Opera 16

House, Washington Opera House, etc., and received rave reviews. She showed her delicate musicality through accompanied performances with famous vocal performers like Luciano Pavarotti, Ramon Vargas, Rolando Villazon, Leo nuchi and Samuel Ramey. This performance presents selected major arias from acclaimed works in worldwide theaters for Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Daegu International Opera Festival. Moscow Opera Ensemble Moscow State Chamber Opera Theater, Russia Oct. 15(Mon.) 7:30pm Younggi Hall, Suseong Artpia 'Chamber Opera' produced by a master of Russian


DAEGU INTERNATIONAL OPERA FESTIVAL production 'Boris A. Pokrovsky'. Original performance incorporating psychological representation technique into the song. A master of Russian production 'Boris A. Pokrovsky' visits Daegu. Moscow national Chamber Opera house, celebrating its 40th anniversary, planned to have a performance in Korea for celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Daegu International Opera Festival. 'Chamber Opera' is a high psychological representation that uses different techniques to integrate into the song. The famous Russian director 'Boris A. Pokrovsky' has presented over 60 works for more that 10 years continuing his career in Moscow at the Chamber Opera house. Especially, he has elevated the theater's status and capability in Germany, Japan, etc. by selling out his performances. Moscow national Chamber Opera house director Olga Ivanova, Guest Conductor Tae-Cheol Noh and staff vocalists appear in this performance. Bulgaria Pazardzik national symphony orchestra collaborates and gives us a heartwarming feeling.

Kids Classic Concert Oct. 26(Fri.) 6pm Daegu Opera House Introduce the classic genre to your child for the first time in their life. Sand Art display that stimulates sensitivity and opera instrument & costume experience after the performance! In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Daegu International Opera festival, we prepared a special gift, kids classic concert. For the children under seven years for the first time in their life, we present the famous arias and operas in an easy and enjoyable way. We also help children understand with customized explanation by orchestra conductor about opera instruments. The delicate sand art that stimulates sensitivity and fantastic stage directing through opera <magic flute> captivate adults as well as children. After 70 minutes performance, children can experience costumes and instruments in the opera house lobby.

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SPECIAL EVENTS [Opera Class] Wagner Special Oct. 13/20/27(Sat.) 1pm The Daegu Opera House, 3rd floor. It is time for looking into Wagner intensively who is the founder of music drama and raised German opera to the center of the world. We invite a personage to do an in-depth study about his musical & cultural heritage and influence in three times. 10/13 Musical inspiration of Wagner, Beethoven. Soo-churl Cho

Ten Tenor Concert Nov. 10(Sat.) 7:30pm Daegu Opera House Top tenors get together for a splendid festival ending. 10 tenors show powerful and fantastic performance. Ten tenors who are highly active at home and abroad decorate the splendid ending of 10th Daegu International Opera Festival. Celebrating the 10th anniversary, electrifying performances with a powerful voice and outstanding singing ability is comprised of vibrant and powerful opera aria, songs, and so on with ambition for the soaring festival. It will be a special concert which shows full of charm and character of 10 famous vocalists and a beautiful harmony at the same time.

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On January 7, 1828, 15-year-old Wagner, who was impressed by Beethoven's Symphony No.9, wrote the music for the piano in a theme of symphony, and he published a short novel <Pilgrimage to Beethoven> in 1840. Also, the paper <Beethoven>, commemorating the centenary of Beethoven's birth 1) Beethovenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music is the expression of inner emotions that is hard to control by external rule. 2) Beethoven improved music which was just category of beauty as perfect and magnificent value. 3) He expressed music as the most purest language and found sublimity of German soul. In conclusion, Beethoven had a crucial role for Wagner's music and development process of his character, and Beethoven became the source of musical inspiration for Wagner. 10/20 <The Flying Dutchman> and the former part of Wagner opera, Yong-sook Lee In 1843, Wagner's early masterpiece <The Flying Dutchman> which was first performed in Dresden Court Theater is a romantic opera that was composed before he yet found the German form called 'Musikdrama'. It still had Italian opera style with the following biographic work, <Lohengrin>, <Tannhauser>, so it is not difficult to appreciate. Looking at the legend of ghost ship which was the theme, ship-


DAEGU OPERA FESTIVAL building technique and navigation of the day in Holland, Heine's original novel, his composition technique that realistically expressed the ocean and rainstorm and composition background, we also present the performance main scene and highlights of <The Flying Dutchman> in 2012 Bayreuther Festival. 10/27 <Der Ring des Nibelungen> and the latter part of Wagner musical drama, Jeongwoo Yoo Wagner pursuing his own art world for perfect fusion of music, poetry and drama finally displayed an entirely new period of 'Musikdrama' by <Tristan und Isolde> which was a controversial work of the middle years. And there was a masterpiece of his life, <Der Ring des Nibelungen> at the climax. We prepare the time that we can experience essence of Wagner's art world by the super special masterpiece and completion of his art, <Der Ring des Nibelungen>. Poland Wroclawska Opera Advance Audition Oct. 19(Fri.) Daegu Opera House Marking the 10th anniversary, Daegu International Opera Festival, leading the development of opera and international exchange, carries out the leading part audition for 2012/2013 regular season performance of historic Poland Wroclaw National Theater. Poland Wroclaw National Theater chief, Eva Michnik, Poland academy of music, professor Richard Kirchikovski, etc. will be invited to be members of the judging panel for the audition and plan to dig out talented rising singers in Korea. Daegu International Opera Festival Awards Nov. 10(Sat.) 7:30pm Daegu Opera House This year during the opera festival, we select individuals and groups who show the best ability, and give awards to them. There are grand prize, special award and etc. for the participated works of 10th Daegu International Opera Festival, and it will be performed with the last performance of festival <Ten Tenor Concert> for fantastical ending.

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BOCCACCIO BRAU - MICRO-BREWERY

BOCCACCIO BRAU DAEGU’S NEWEST MICRO-BREWERY

Written by Lee Flory / Photos by Dyren Billups-Adams

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uffets have always bothered me. What bothers me even more is how many people seem to love buffets, and the enthusiasm with which they profess said love, and how these people look at me like I’m some sort of weirdo just because I’m not as jazzed as they are at the idea of paying more than I would for a normal sized meal so I can have the privilege of gorging myself on mediocre-at-best food. “Why have a nice steak with a glass of wine when you can shovel like, fifty greasy egg rolls into your gullet and wash it down with another plastic cupful of fountain soda?” I’m a cynic you say? A jaded snob? Picky? You’re correct on all three counts. However, my recent experience at the newly renovated Boccaccio Brau (former Ariana buffet and brewery) has me reassessing everything I thought I knew about buffets and the dining experience they can provide. While the food here is truly great, Manager Lee Jin Taeg stresses that it’s more than just the food quality that makes the Boccaccio Brau superior. He isn’t joking. First of all, even by buffet standards, this place is huge. It is spacious, wide open and the ceilings are incredibly high. The main dining area has tables that can accommodate parties both small and large. There are also three semi private rooms all along the perimeter which can seat parties of 30, 50, and 70. Most of the seating provides a view of a large stage on which a live

band performs every night. That’s right, live music at a buffet. The house band here is called X Project and they can really groove. They play tons of modern standards, providing a cool atmosphere without being too loud or distracting. Not to be confused with some Vegas lounge act, X Project are real professionals. Now, let’s talk about the food. To rattle off a list of all the foods available would take forever. Suffice it to say, the Boccaccio Brau can satisfy almost any craving. The main island of food offers a wide range of both Asian and western dishes. There is a series of bamboo baskets which each contain different types of dumplings. Move further down and you can find a multitude of pasta, steak and seafood dishes. My favorite two items from this section were the buffalo wings and the fried shrimp with chili sauce. I wound up hitting these stations for fourths and fifths. Purists may fault the wings for being less than authentic (they are not served with traditional buffalo sauce), but rest assured they are still delicious; crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside. The lasagna also deserves an honorable mention for being the most popular dish in town; there seemed to be an endless procession of new trays of it coming out as customers kept going back for more. In addition to the main island there is another section which steps up the gourmet experience even further.

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BOCCACCIO BRAU - MICRO-BREWERY There is a salad bar here offering a huge variety of salads, some familiar, some fairly exotic, which are swapped out frequently so they never sit for too long. You can also find a sushi bar, a barbecue pit with an awesome selection of grilled and smoked meats, a brick oven for pizza, and a few pots of different curry dishes served with naan prepared in a real tandoor oven. All of these stations are overseen by their respective chefs at all times so you can always expect the kind of freshness you usually wouldn’t associate with buffets. What to drink? The fountain soda which I scoffed at in the first paragraph is available of course, but Boccaccio Brau has one more ace up its sleeve for those diners with more sophisticated palettes: microbrewed beer, crafted on

site by a schooled-in-Germany brewmaster. It gets better; during dinner hours it’s all-you-can-drink (after 9pm, and during lunch hours, it will cost you 6,000 Won per glass). The two special types available are a high quality dark stout or a tangy, wheat-centric “baijel” (comparable to a hefeweizen). If you like craft beers, then these treats are reason enough to make the trip to Boccaccio Brau. You literally won’t find them anywhere else. All things considered, the Boccaccio Brau is an incredible bargain. 24,900 Won will get you entry on weekdays. That price “jumps” up to 25,900 on weekends. Most people will be able to get triple value on that admittance fee in under an hour. It is located in Suseong-gu, slightly north of the

lake, so car or taxi is the best transportation option. Just tell a cab driver “Hotel Ariana (Boccaccio Brau is still very new and most cab drivers won't know it yet.).” When I was faced with the prospect of reviewing a buffet, I didn’t exactly jump at the opportunity. Even the prospect of endless draft beer didn’t quite inspire me. I may have been reluctant to go, but I’m glad I did and I have every intention of going back.


BREAKFAST WITH HAMI MAMI

BREAKFAST WITH

HAMI MAMI Written by Lee Flory / Photos by Ivan Broida

Hami Mami’s has been a pillar of the Daegu community for more than four years. Family owned and operated since the very beginning, this fantastic establishment has provided foreigners and natives alike with an authentic taste of the west with a focus on diner style breakfast foods and lunch sandwiches. After a long run at its quaint, original location, the Ha family recently decided to move to more spacious digs. The result is a much more accommodating incarnation of the already awesome restaurant many of us have come to know and love. If there was one knock against the original location it was its size, but now that’s ancient history. Hami Mami’s 2.0 is incredibly roomy. There are long tables which can seat up to eight people in addi-

tion to a few standard two and four-tops. Even when it’s a full house inside there is ample elbow room, so customers will never feel cramped. The décor is colorful to say the least. The walls are painted a deep

red with bold white lettering advertising some popular menu items. The chairs alternate between hot pink, spearmint and off white. It may sound wild, but it’s lit tastefully by the giant windows which let in all kinds of sunlight and a cool network of translucent light bulbs that hang from the white ceiling. The menu boasts a great assortment of western breakfast and lunch foods. If you decide to go the breakfast route, the most basic option is the Hami Mami Breakfast. It includes two eggs any style, two hash browns, and bacon or sausage. If hash browns are too heavy for you, get the Bagel with Cream Cheese Combo, which swaps the above-mentioned hash browns for a nice, fresh bagel with a generous smear of cream cheese. The American omelet comes

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BREAKFAST WITH HAMI MAMI loaded with cheese, peppers, onions and bacon or sausage. Perhaps the most impressive breakfast item is Benny’s Breakfast Burrito, which is essentially the Hami Mami Breakfast PLUS spicy salsa and jalapenos packed into a tortilla wrap. Best to use a knife and fork when attacking this behemoth, though some brave souls may try picking it up with their hands to have at it. The French toast, which is delicious, can be served plain as a side, but if you want to have an incredibly rich dessert for breakfast then get it as a main dish, in which case you can have it stuffed with your choice of strawberries or bananas and smothered in syrup and cinnamon. The breakfast items may be the scene stealers at Hami Mami’s, but the lunch sandwiches and entrees should not be overlooked. The club sandwich for example is a thing to behold. Served on a fresh baguette, it comes piled with marinated chicken breast, bacon, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, a freshly sliced pickle and honey mustard. Other standards are available like fish & chips, the BLT, and the classic Philly cheesesteak. You can tack on French fries to any sandwich order for 2,000 Won. Although the breakfasts and sandwiches should be more than ample for most people, those with monstrous appetites might want to supplement their order with an item from the long list of sides. For instance: getting French toast, pancakes, or biscuits and gravy to go with your egg-based breakfast is a slam dunk and will leave you stuffed. Caffeine heads will enjoy the unlimited refills of fresh brewed coffee, while those who prefer not to get wired can choose to go with a nice fruit smoothie, hot chocolate or juice. Need to take the edge off? Have an ice cold draft beer. Also, there are currently plans in the works to add a Bloody Mary, the brunch classic and slayer of hangovers to the menu. Hami Mami’s offers great value to go along with its great food. Everything on the menu is under 10,000 Won, with most of it falling in the 7,0009,000 range. If you were familiar with Hami Mami’s old location then you will have no problem finding the new one; it’s right across the street. Newcomers should take the 730 bus to the Camp Walker stop or have a taxi take them to the main gate at Camp

Walker. Servicemen and women living on Camp Walker need only walk to the first corner on the right outside the main gate. Hami Mami’s is open from 8am to 9pm straight on weekends and with a two hour break from 3pm-5pm on weekdays. Like any good diner, breakfast is served at all times. They are closed on Mondays. Make sure you get to Hami Mami’s next time you feel a craving for a satisfying taste of home. The great food and super cool atmosphere are sure to make it well worth the trip!


HYUNDAI DEPARTMENTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S FOOD COURT

QUICK AND EASY

HYUNDAI DEPARTMENTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S

FOOD COURT Written and photographed by Ivan Broida

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nter the B1 floor of the Hyundai Department Store and your senses will be, more than likely, overwhelmed. There are some clothing stores on one side and food, lots of food, taking up most of the floor space on the other. It is, of course, just a food court but it is unlike any of the food courts found in the malls of America or other western countries. Let's start with the main area. After you pass a bakery and a cosmetics store, you will be faced with many choices. Craving American food? Project Burger has some of the best burgers in town, made to order and right in front of you. Want something spicier? Head over to Moku Teppanyaki for a spicy beef noodle and rice set, cooked with lots of

style and flare on a huge griddle. Looking for stronger flavors? Try the creamy chicken curry with turmeric rice from India Gate. I could go on, but you get the idea. If you are looking for a more traditional food court fare, check out Chef Avenue. The restaurants there are divided by letters, each representing a different country

or style of cooking. Avenue K has traditional Korean foods such as bibimbap (of all kinds) and naengmyeon (cold noodles); at Avenue J you can find some Japanese staples such as donkkasu or udon; you can eat Chinese jajangmyeon (noodles with black sauce) over at Avenue C. At the entrance of Chef Avenue you can also find a very tempting conveyor-belt sushi place. After enjoying a meal at one of the many restaurants, you should check out the desserts and snacks, of which there are several options. Hyundai Department Store has renewed their offering for the fall season, having added several new kiosks to an already wide selection. If you want a light and flavorful snack you can take around downtown with you, you should

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definitely try Minas. This kiosk sells Brazilian cheese bread with a twist: it's a healthy snack. It doesn't have sugar or flour, and it's not fried. It's actually made from tapioca and baked to a very fluffy texture. You should try the onion-flavored cheese bread. It was recommended by Mina's employees and it definitely hit the spot. Other flavors include original, garlic, and bacon. Right across from Minas, you can find Snowmounteen. This kiosk specializes in bubble tea, which is a tea or juice with tapioca jelly bubbles at the bottom of the cup that you suck up through a large straw. This is the latest craze to hit Korea and for good reason. They are refreshing and have just the right amount of sweetness. Snowmounteen offers regular bubble tea as well as teas mixed with ice cream or shaved ice. Hopefully, after all that food, you'll still have some space left for dessert. Head over to Gentle Lady Cupcake for some interesting cupcake flavors. I tried the Oreo-flavored cupcake and it made me want to try the rest of them. And if you need a gift for that special someone, or if you just have a craving for something sweet, be sure to visit Jeen's Chocolate for a wide assortment You can get to the Hyundai Department Store by subway. Just get off at Banwoldang station and follow the signs that take you there. If you take a taxi, tell the driver to take you to 현대백화점 (HyundaiBeck-Hwa-Jom). And, if you are already in the downtown area, you can walk through Medicine Street until you see the large department store.


QUACKING PUMPKINS - RESTAURANT REVIEW

QUACKING PUMPKINS Written and photographed by Che Upton

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eminiscing about successful food encounters in Korea always brings a smile to my face. One dish in particular has been the absolute highlight. Duck in Pumpkin or 오리호박 in Korean. Duck in Pumpkin is not a typical kind of Korean meal. Some call it Korean Fusion food; I just call it amazingly delicious. A massive roasted pumpkin filled with perfectly roasted duck. Hungry yet? After much google-ing and navering. we finally found a place out in Igok and prepared for what was due to be a feast of epic proportions. At first. we were given Pumpkin soup which was amazingly divine. I haven’t eaten pumpkin since my time in Korea so it was pure bliss. Then the Banchan (Korean side dishes) arrived. There was the traditional Kimchi, marinated Mushrooms (Think I ate all of them), Cabbage salad, Chilli peppers, Onions, Garlic, Lettuce leaf salad, some kind of marinated vegetables, Sesame leaves, Lettuce leaves as well as a small bowl of seaweed soup - 미역국. We dug in straight away and I was so excited to see the main event I couldn’t contain myself. Then BOOM!!!

There it was!! A big burst of pumpkiny goodness with a roasted ducky mountain bang in the centre. My heart started doing flickflacks!! We asked the lady manager how we should eat it and she just said take a piece of the duck dip it into the sauce (A mix of soy sauce and wasabi) add on a piece of pumpkin and boom into your belly. Absolute perfection. I was in ducky pumpkin heaven and could have honestly ordered another one. The Duck was soft, tender and sweet with a hint of saltiness. The pumpkin was perfectly roasted and the section of pumpkin underneath the duck had absorbed all the delicious juices and tasted even more unbelievable then my first bite. Duck in pumpkin had certainly lived up to its expectations. We then ordered some Kalguksu (Knife Noodle Soup). No there are no knives inside. The noodles are usually handmade, rolled and cut with a knife, hence the name. After we finished the noodles. we were offered Coffee, Japanese Apricot Tea - 매실차 and Korean Tradition-

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QUACKING PUMPKINS - RESTAURANT REVIEW The cab ride probably won’t cost you more than 4000W and it should take about 10 minutes. The whole meal cost 55,000W and included the Ducky Pumpkin and the Noodles. One Ducky Pumpkin serves 4 people.

al Tea - 오미자차 . The flavors were relatively mind blowing. I tried to describe the flavor of the Korean Traditional Tea - 오미자차 tea but all I could come up with was that it tasted Oriental. It was an explosion of sweet, sour and spices, almost cherry like. The apricot tea had a yeasty/doughy/beer flavor to it and was just as awesome as the first. The perfect non alcoholic digestif, to finish the perfect meal. The restaurants name is 고야 and is located in Igokdong. I suggest taking the subway to Igok Station and then catching a cab from there to the restaurant.

Also very N.B, you need to phone at least 1 hour in advance so they can prepare the duck or you’ll sit in the restaurant for quite a while before you even eat. Their number is 053-593-5293 (landline) and 010-9833-5293 (cell phone). Happy Ducky Pumpkin Eating ^^


SIJI SAMPLER - RESTAURANT REVIEW

SIJI SAMPLER Written and photographed by Jennifer Chaussee

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he busiest lunch spot in Siji is μ°Έν•œν† μ†μ • (Chamhan Tosogjung) and it’s worthy of every customer that passes beneath its hanok veranda out front. Named β€œpretty tradition house” in old-school Korean dialect, μ°Έν•œν† μ†μ •does not cater to the fusion-food-touting crowd of gourmands. Its traditional menu and neutral-toned setting weaken the knees of those looking for the comforts of country life. And while a lunch will run you about 9,00015,000 per person, you can depend on every one of the 15 side dishes being homemade and staunchly traditional in flavor and selection. Especially compared with a handful of other traditional restaurants that cannot compare to μ°Έν•œν† μ†μ •quality but will charge you twice the price, a 10,000 KRW lunch (or dinner) really is the best deal in town. When you walk in, you’ll be seated at the traditional Korean dining tables and given your sharing bowls and tea mugs. They serve two different kinds of fresh herbal loose leaf teas from large dispensers near the front entrance. They serve a many different main courses, all of which come with the standard 15-side-dish spread, but there are just a few that I keep returning for. My first love was the λ³΄μŒˆμ •μ‹(bosam jungsheek) which is a plate of fresh pork meat, similar to that of samgyupsal, that has been boiled in a broth of gochujang and other traditional flavors. The boiling is done to perfection, leaving the meat tender and juicy while removing a good portion of the saturated fat that marbles the meat. The dish comes with a side of kimchi and soondae, with your standard white rice and a basket of

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greens to wrap it all up. Enjoy this or the specialty 더 λ•μ •μ‹ (deoduljungsheek), which is a root vegetable native to Korea that is barbequed in a smoky sweet pepper sauce and served on a hot plate. If you want something completely clean and soothing, they also serve up dolsot bap. You can order this delicious hotpot rice with either greens or beans, and they are both equally delicious. If you haven’t tried dolsot bap, it is customary to first open the wooden lid to the hot rice and scrape out the rice into a separate rice bowl before pouring hot water (provided to you in an aluminum kettle) into the remaining scorched rice at the bottom of the pot and letting it sit with the lid on until the end of your meal. When you finish eating, you open the pot and scrap out the soggy steamed rice. μ°Έν•œν† μ†μ •

is also located next to a number of other delicious and note-worthy restaurants, one of which serves up a famous bowl of kalguksu with the creamiest of bean broths you have ever tried alongside a side dish of crunchy and sweet green peppers. For μ°Έν•œν† μ†μ • take the subway to Sinmae Station. Walk straight out of exit 7, with the park on your immediate left, for two blocks until you see the Paris Baguette right in your face and a small side street to your left. Take that left and walk until you’ve reached the cell phone shop to your right. Look left. There you’ll see μ°Έν•œν† μ†μ •wedged between the other great restaurants. For the kalguksu, go to the white restaurant two doors to the right. Enjoy.


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NOVOTEL CLASSY - RESTAURANT REVIEW

NOVOTEL CLASSY Written and photographed by Sharrie Vaughan / Translated by Stephanie Yang

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he Square restaurant serves an international mix of fusion cuisine via breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets. Expect to find everything from sushi, pizza, and spare ribs to Indian lamb curry and grilled pineapple chicken. The open terrace where chefs grill choice cuts of meat makes an admirable open air picnic, but an a la carte menu is offered if you’re not up for the all-you-can-eat. Diners make their selection through a slick iPad interface with meals ranging from heaping salads to twelve ounce steaks. By night, enjoy the mood lighting with a date and share the dining room’s soothing downtown view. 스퀘어 레스토랑은 조식, 중식, 그리 고 저녁 뷔페까지 아울러 다양한 퓨 전 스타일의 인터내셔널 요리들을 제 공한다. 스시, 피자, 그리고 돼지갈비

찜에서부터 인도식 양고기 카레, 그 리고 구운 파인애플 닭 요리까지 거 의 모든 요리를 접하는 것을 기대해 도 좋다. 고기 부위를 선택하면 쉐프 들이 고기를 구워주는 야외 테라스는 훌륭한 야외 피크닉을 경험하게 해주 지만, 당신의 식사량이 그리 많지 않 다면, 단품 메뉴도 주문 가능하다. 저 녁 식사는 멋진 아이패드 인터페이스 를 통해 수북하게 담긴 샐 러드부터 12온스 짜리 스 테이크에 이르는 선택을 할 수 있도록 해준다. 밤에는, 데이트를 하며 분위기 있는 조명을 즐기고, 다이닝 룸 의 안락한 시내 조경을 감 상하라.

Head Chef Won Seok Shin brings his expertise in cooking all the way from the Le Cordon Bleu Academy in Paris in the hopes of introducing a sense of multiculturalism to the taste buds of Korean nationals. He’s even made a spot for escargot on the lunch

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buffet. Priding himself on sourcing ingredients locally, Chef Shin reaps the finest seafood Korea has to offer, along with famous cheeses from Imsil, Korea’s own cheese-making county in the North Jeolla Province. Grab a bite as early as six-thirty a.m. for the breakfast buffet, or lunch between twelve and two-thirty. The Square closes at ten p.m. every night. 수석 쉐프 신원석씨는 토박인 한국인 들에게 다양한 문화를 느끼도록 하는 바람으로 자신이 파리에 있는 코르동 블루 아카데미로부터 습득한 전문 요 리 지식들을 활용하고 있다. 그는 심 지어 점심 뷔페에 에스꺄르고 요리를 제공하기도 한다. 지역에서 나는 재 료들을 사용하는 데에 자부심을 느끼 는 신 셰프는 한국에서 제공되는 가 장 신선한 해산물을 공수 받고, 또한 전북 지역의 한국 유일한 치즈 생산 지인 임실로부터 치즈를 제공 받는다. 아침 6시 30분이라는 이른 시각부터 조식 뷔페에서 식사를 하거나, 12시 에서 2시 반 사이에 이루어지는 점심 식사도 해보는 것을 추천한다. 스퀘 어 레스토랑은 매일 밤 10시에 문을


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But if food’s not on the agenda, a quick drink at the adjoining Rendezvous Bar is a great way to make your night anything but typical. If you’re looking for a quiet chat over a couple of cocktails, Rendezvous Bar is a great escape from the high energy and strident sounds of Rodeo Street. Grab an iPad menu and browse the selection of wines, liquor, and imported beers. Expect to pay premium prices with an additional ten percent charge tacked on top, but order a Hite from the tap in a tall glass and c’est la vie! After all, you are paying for the atmosphere of Daegu’s finest hotel stay. Lavish modern surroundings, plush seating with a talented jazz pianist as a backdrop, the indoor lounge boasts exquisite comforts. Outside, the covered terrace with its blue lighting and cityscape view is just as appealing. 하지만 식사하는 게 예정에 없다면, 인접해 있는 랑데 부 바에서의 한잔이 당신의 밤을 전형적이지 않고 특별 하게 만들어 줄 것이다. 만약 당신이 칵테일 몇 잔과 더 불어 조용히 담소를 나누기 원한다면 랑데부 바는 로데 오 거리의 귀에 거슬리는 소음과 높은 에너지로부터 훌 륭한 은신처가 된다. 아이패드 메뉴로 다양한 와인, 술, 그리고 수입 맥주들의 리스트를 훑어 보아라. 10 퍼센 트의 부가세가 별도로 가산되는 가격을 감수한다면, 길 다란 잔에 가득 담긴 Hite 맥주를 주문하라. 그것이 인 생이다. 결국에는, 당신은 대구에서 호텔에 체류하는 동안 최고의 기분을 만끽하는 데에 대가를 지불하는 것 이 된다. 화려한 현대적 배경들과, 재능 있는 재즈 피아 니스트들을 뒤로하는 호화로운 좌석이 있는 실내 라운 지는 우아함과 편안함을 자랑한다. 밖으로는, 푸른 조 명과 도시의 경관을 볼 수 있는 지붕 달린 테라스는 매 력적이기 그지 없다.

The best kept secret about the Novotel is the remarkable rainy day special. If it so much as drizzles while your party is at the bar, drinks are twenty percent off. And with Daegu’s rainy streak, (I mean come on, super typhoons?) you’re bound to score a beverage discount on almost any night.

노보텔이 간직한 최고의 비밀은 바로 주목할 만한 비오는 날 스페셜이다. 당신의 파티가 바에서 이루어질 동안 보슬 비가 내린다면, 음료들은 20퍼센트 할인이 된다. 대구의 변 덕스런 비 오는 날씨 (정확히 말하자면 슈퍼 타이푼?) 덕 분에, 당신은 거의 매일 밤 음료 할인 혜택을 받을 수 있 게 된다.

So expand the scope of your downtown night out, and start your weekend in style. To find the Square and Rendezvous Bar, enter the Novotel from the western side (the side nearest Lotte Young Plaza). This entrance is marked by a valet drive and, often, managerial types in business suits. Hop an elevator to the eighth floor, smile at the reception, and voilà—be ready to get your classy on. 그러므로, 당신의 도심 야간 외출 범위를 넓히고, 멋스럽게 당신의 주말을 시작하라. 스퀘어 레스토랑과 랑데부 바를 찾으려면 노보텔의 입구에서 서쪽 방향 (롯데 영플라자 부 근)으로 가면 된다. 이 입구는 발레파킹이 가능하며, 종종 정장을 차려입은 직원들은 찾아볼 수 있다. 엘리베이터에 올라 타 8층에 내 후, 리셉션 데스크를 향해 미소를 지으 면, 마침내, 당신의 품격을 발휘할 수 있게 된다.


WHERE MY DOGS AT? - KAPS

WHERE MY DOGS AT? Written by Emma Thompson / Photos by Hannah Starner

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he Korean Animal Protection Society, or KAPS for short, is an animal rescue charity based in the Daemyoung area of Daegu City. The charity was founded in 1989 by Sunnan Kum, the charityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current chairwoman. Mrs Kum was a working wife and mother of two when she rescued her first street cat, who was covered in mange and crying in a drain. She says now that, looking back, that cat forced her to embrace a love for animals she had been avoiding for years. She had loved animals as a child, her father had taught her to have love and respect for them. She says now that she had closed her eyes to the pain and suffering of animals she passed on the street for a long time, believing there was nothing she could do for them and being completely overwhelmed by the enormity of the problem. Flash forward, and KAPS is now one of the oldest animal rescues in Korea. Mrs Kum has been interviewed many times for TV shows and newspapers, local and abroad. She and her charity continue to fight for animal rights in Korea. KAPS now has three shelters, two in Daegu and one in Boeun and houses more than 200 animals. Last year they rescued more than 3500 animals from the streets of Daegu. The foreign volunteer side of KAPS is, in comparison, very recent. The first dog walk was organised in March 2010, and had 25 attendees. These monthly dog walks have really been a turning point for KAPS. Dedicated foreigners created an adoption program from which 86 dogs and 25 cats have so far been adopted. Some of these have been through a foster home, others straight from the shelter. These programs are specifically for foreigners in Korea because we have a completely different set of needs, working schedules and future scenarios to manage than Korean adopters. The organised dog walks happen during Autumn and Spring, however due to the extremes of weather we experience in Daegu, and the fact that most of the shelter residents are small companion animals, they are not year round. There are three dog walking events coming up soon. September 22nd will be the first dog walk of the Autumn season. Meeting at the Daegu shelter near Daemyoung subway station at 2:30pm continued on p34

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WHERE MY DOGS AT? - KAPS the walk will go around the Duryu Park Lake. On October 14th, KAPS will be heading to the Boeun Shelter to walk and bathe the dogs there. This shelter houses larger dogs than Daegu including many Huskies, Malamutes and some Great Pyrenees. The shelter is a 2 hour drive from Daegu so KAPS will rent a mini bus, spaces are limited but check for details on the Facebook Events Page. Then on October 21st, the Daegu dog walk will coincide with a cage cleaning event. This enables volunteers to clean the cages while the dogs are out getting some fresh air. As disease is a huge problem

in the shelter environment this simple action can go a long way to helping the dogs stay healthy.

After each dog walk some volunteers head to the nearby cat shelter to hang out with the cats, this environment has a bit of that Zen quality, that cats are so good at pulling off. This year we are really hoping to have more foreigners involved at KAPS, we are looking for anyone who is interested in donating their time but we do have some special projects in mind that we are looking for specific help with. Fundraising is always an issue for a charity and in Korea this comes with extra challenges. Anyone who is interested in building interest in KAPS and funds for it would be really appreciated. We have several potential projects which aim to raise the profile of KAPS within Korea and abroad, these are in need of people with publishing experience, both online and on paper. Our foster program is always in desperate need of volunteers, and it is a great alternative to adoption. It is challenging work, but fantastically rewarding and an experience to be cherished. Finally we need

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WHERE MY DOGS AT? - KAPS people who want to hang out with our animals. Socialising is a great way to get dogs and cats ready for a forever home, but our workers just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the time. So anyone who is simply an animal person looking for a cuddle will always be welcome at KAPS. Find out more information about all the dog walking events and general information about KAPS and its programs by visiting the Facebook site at: www.facebook.com/KAPSAnimals. Or if you would prefer go to www. koreananimals.net to donate using PayPal. Bring your friends and come spend a day with some friendly fur balls. We are all looking forward to seeing you. Emma Thompson is the Volunteer Co-ordinator at KAPS.


(((10))) - MUSIC SHOW

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7th Anniversary Tour ornate electric wire matrices. This is the realm of (((10))). (((10))) 은 한국인 보컬 있다(itta) 와 일본인 노이즈 크리에이터 마르키 도(marqido)가 만나 탄생한 실험적 노이즈 일렉트로닉 밴드이다. 밴드 (((10))) 은 있다의 존재를 나타내 는 '1' 과 마르키도의 마르(원, 영원, 윤회 등을 뜻하는 일본어)에서 따온 '0' 이 합쳐져 만들어진 이름이다. 이 들의 음악은 기본적으로 즉흥 연주이 다. 마르키도가 랩톱으로 전자음과 노 이즈를 만들어내면 있다는 장난감 악 기들과 자신의 목소리를 그 위에 덧 입히는 식이다. 그리고 이들의 음악 은 굉장히 시끄럽다. (((10))) 의 음 악을 한 번이라도 들어본 사람이라면 이들이 얼마나 프로그레시브한 사운 드를 뽑아 내는가에 대한 대답을 어 렵지 않게 할 수 있을 것이다. 이들은 한 쪽으로 치우치는 음악을 하지 않 는 것이 목표라고 말한다.

(((10))) is the hyperdimensional new wave collaboration of Korean experimental artists Itta and Marqido. For those who haven’t experienced it, theirs is a dark and finely-layered sound channelled from the far reaches of their imag-

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ination—a chaotic, ethereal place where colossal balloon animal gods are forever doing battle with ferocious lava bats. Somewhere in that celestial mess there’s a fancy keytar and an elaborate array of cosmic sound pedals tangled with

Having toured extensively throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas over the past seven years, (((10))) have built themselves into a household name among the more dynamic and outthere Asian Indie bands. In their travels the band has perfected their own kind of genre, which finds itself somewhere simultaneously within the frequencies of noiserock and opera. The endproduct is a cutting-edge and captivating groove—one that is avantgarde and surprisingly danceable, in that lovable Deerhoof/Crystal Castles sort of way. 밴드 (((10)))이 결성된 후 7년동안


(((10))) 이들은 일본,중국,프랑스,이탈리아,독일,벨기에,미국 등을 오가며 전세계로부터 그들의 음악에 대한 찬사와 인상깊은 피드백을 받아왔다. 즉흥적 사운드는 관객의 반응과 유착되어 전체적인 공연의 분위기를 좌우하게 되고, 이것은 (((10))) 이 관객과의 소통이 매우 중요 한 음악을 하고 있다는 사실을 말해준다.

(((10)))’s formation officially being October 10, 2005, the number ten is of highly auspicious significance for the band members. It should only make sense that they are initiating their highly-anticipated first BUS KING tour by totally spooking out Seoul’s music scene on their seventh anniversary. We don’t know what to expect for sure during this tour, but it’d be wise to be prepared for some freaked-out rituals, as well as alien forms of magic. This is most definitely a tour that you won’t want to miss out on. 뮤지션과 관객간의 농도짙은 소통에서 오는 기쁨과 즐 거움은 느껴본 사람만이 아는 예술적 희열이자 삶의 또 다른 보람이다. 얼마 전, 이 두사람 사이에서 사랑스러 운 아이가 태어난 것은 이들의 삶에 있어 분명 큰 축복 이고, 아이로 인해 한 동안 공연을 쉬었던 점 역시 팬들 로 하여금 (((10))) 의 달라진 음악적 깊이와 모양새 에 대한 기대를 갖게 한다는 점에서 이들의 컴백은 보 다 설레고 흥분되는 하나의 이슈가 되기에 충분하다.

Here, SuperColorSuper's domestic Indie tour agency BUS KING proudly presents their 7th anniversary tour. 2010년, 이들의 결혼식 페스티벌을 기획했던 SUPER COLOR SUPER는 얼마전 런칭한 인디밴드를 위한 투 어 에이전시 BUS KING을 통해 또 한번 자랑스럽게 이 들의 7주년 기념 전국 투어를 기획한다.

TOUR DATES 10.10 SEOUL - YOGIGA 10.11 CHEONAN - DOLCE 10.12 DAEGU - HORUS 10.13 BUSAN - FABRIC 10.20 JEJU - BLUE HILL

BIGGEST HALLOWEEN PARTY IN DAEGU

OCT. 27 SAT *Thursdays will now feature pour your own Daegu’s biggest venueRum/Gin/Vodka will be hosting 6000Prizes, won. the biggest Halloweenfor party. *We hand you in drink specials, and all of your friends the bottle and one place. you decide how much to pour into your drink. NFL football every Tuesday night on the big screens with 2-for-1 wings. 3 games a night.

TICKET PRE-SALE 10,000w DOOR 15,000w

SUNDAYS = OPEN MIC NIGHT TUESDAYS = 2 FOR 1 WING NIGHT WEDNESDAYS = QUIZ NIGHT DIRECTIONS : DOWN THE STREET FROM GALLERY ZONE : MAP ON P62 : TRAVELERSBAR.COM


ALPINE DECLINE IN DAEGU - MUSIC SHOW

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ne year after spiriting off to China and vanishing along the disintegrating edge of east Beijing, Alpine Decline return with their fourth album, "Night of the Long Knives". Descending from the high altitude visions of their previous records, the duo walk with us gassed out and head numb through chaos and time sickness, deep into the ruins of ancient alleyways and naked skyscrapers. Recorded during the Spring with Yang Haisong, "Night of the Long Knives" is Alpine Decline surfacing from the Beijing haze at the height of their powers, crafting songs with the ghostmemory quality of myths and taking you on a twelve song trip deep into the cinematic and stereoscopic landscape of their world, real and apocryphal. "Night of the Long Knives" will be released late 2012. Visit www. alpinedecline.com to stream the first three albums: "Alpine Decline", "Visualizations", and " 消失/Disappearance". Alpine Decline continue their relentless pursuit of the zero in Beijing, with performances in 2012-2013 throughout Asia, Europe, and the US. See them live October 5, 2012 at

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See them live October 5, 2012 Horus Music Garage in Daegu. Show starts at 11pm. Door 6,000w

Horus Music Garage in Daegu. Show starts at 11pm. 6,000w door. 맴버들이 중국으로 떠나 베이징에 동 쪽에서 거주를 시작한지 1년, 알파 인 디클라인이 그들의 4번째 앨범 "Night of The Long Lives" "기나긴 삶들의 밞"으로 돌아왔다. 그들의 전 작과는 달리, 이 듀오는 혼돈과 시간 을 통한 고뇌, 벌거벗은 고층건물과 고대의 골목길의 유물들에 대한 깊 은 고찰들로 우리들에게 감동을 선 사한다. 2012년 봄에 중국 유명 프로듀서 Yang Haisong와 녹음을 진행하여 탄 생한 작품 Night of the Long Knives 은 알파인 디클라인의 베이징 생활이 영향을 끼친 작품으로써, 이 12곡은 이들의 역량을 최고조로 보여주고 있 으며, 청중에게 이들의 진정성있지만 또한 거짓인 세계관을

극적이고 단적으로 선사한다. "Night of the Long Knives"는 2012 년 연말에 발매될 예정이며, 이들의 웹사이트 www.alpinedecline.com 를 방문하면 이들의 첫 3 앨범 "Alpine Decline", "Visualizations", and "消 失/Disappearance"을 감상할 수 있 다. 알파인 디클라인은 2012년부터 2013년까지 아시아, 유럽, 그리고 미국을 투어하며, 베이 징에서 이들의 무(無)를 항햔 여정을 계속 해나갈 것이다. 10월5일 (금) 호루스 음악창고 [대 구] w/ Mr. Headbutt 11:00 시작 6,000월


BATTLE DRAGONS - DAEGU RUGBY

BATTLE DRAGONS Written and photographed by Simon Swain

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n Saturday 1st of September, Daegu Dragons Rugby Club hosted the latest round of games in the Korea-wide 10-a-side rugby tournament. The games were played at Korea’s only purpose-built rugby stadium in Gyeongsan. Daegu Dragons won the last tournament in Daejeon with some fabulous try scoring from the very strong South African contingent in the team. The tournament was great fun for the players and for all of the supporters who came to cheers us on and to enjoy the day. Teams from all over the country, as represented by Daegu Dragons, Busan Bandits, Jeonnam Aliens, Cheongju/Daejeon Knights, Seoul Survivors and Osan Airbase, competed for a very shiny trophy supplied by the Dragons’ main sponsor, JJ’s Bar and Grill. There are normally more military teams involved but most finished manoeuvres the previous

day and unfortunately could not make the trip to Daegu. After unfortunately losing their captain, Lee Gaskell, to illness for the tournament, Daegu opened up against the Busan Bandits. As always between these two powerful teams, the match was physical

and bruising. Mike ‘The Rhino’ MacFarlane earned and then lived up to his nickname in this and the other two games with some crushing running and tackling. The final score was 26-5 and with 4 tries scored, Daegu earned a bonus point. Next up for the Dragons was a friendly game against the Seoul Survivors’ second team, the ‘Killer Bees’. For the Dragons, this was a useful match for the newer players who have recently joined us to join in, get some game time and to show what they’re capable of. The game was a high speed encounter and was a good game to watch. Seoul Survivors showed their strength in depth and were able to secure a win but they were hard pushed by the Dragons’ boys. This set the scene for the Dragons and Survivors to play against each other with their first team

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BATTLE DRAGONS - DAEGU RUGBY squads for the first time this season. This one was a great game for all involved and the Survivors caught the Dragons napping to open up a first half score of 19-0. After a rousing half-time speech from stand-in captain, Melt Van Der Spuy the Dragons ‘never say die’ attitude shone through in a fascinating second half and the final score of 19-17 reflected how much the Dragons have improved as a team in the last few months. The third and final game of the Dragons day was against Jeonnam Aliens, a fast, fit side of native English teachers based in a town in the southwest of Korea. These games are always great to watch and Daegu did very well to restrict them to just one try with some last man heroic tackles on or around the try line throughout the game. The game ended 19-7 to Daegu. With their two wins and an accumulated score line of 62-31, the Dragons squad earned a very respectable runners up finish to the ever-strong Seoul Survivors who took the trophy back to the capital with them. The Daegu Compass article written following the

Daegu tournament last year helped the Dragons squad to grow to record numbers on Saturday but we’re always looking for new team members. If you’re interested in playing some 10-a-side rugby, we’d be glad to hear from you. You can contact us through our website at http://daegudragons.wix.com/daegudragonsrfc or on the team Facebook page – just search Facebook for Daegu Dragons.


IRISH FOR WARRIOR - DAEGU FIANNA

IRISH FOR WARRIOR Written and photographed by Sean Prendeville

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ounded by Leo Corbett and Mark Melican, Daegu Fianna (Fianna is the Irish for “warriors”) Gaelic Football Club has been in operation since 2007. In its early years, Daegu Fianna used to compete against Seoul Gaels in various challenge games throughout the year. From there, the club has developed and now takes part in the Korean Gaelic League (KGL) and Korean Gaelic Games (KGG), in which Seoul Gaels and Laochra Busan also participate. Last year, Daegu entered 2 men’s and a ladies team in the Asian Gaelic Games staged in Suwon, where Gaelic Football teams from all over Asia descended upon Korea. The men’s A team impressively reached the quarter finals. Gaelic Football is an Irish sport. The best way to describe the game is that it is a cross between rugby, soccer and Australian Rules. The

ball can be handled and hand passed, and also kicked. Normally, it is a fifteen-aside game, however, due to the game being played on a soccer field, which is smaller than a Gaelic Football one, and often a lack of numbers, it is reduced to 9-aside here. Also, 7 minutes a half are played, rather than the normal 30.

Hence 1 goalkeeper, 3 defenders, 2 midfielders and 3 forwards are required to play the game in Korea. The scoring process is simple; the goalposts are in an H shape, similar to rugby. If the ball is sent over the crossbar by either a kick or punch of the ball, one point is given. If it goes under (like a goal in soccer) 3 points are awarded. For a more in-depth view of how the game is played, one should search the following on YouTube: “Gaelic Football – The original Beautiful Game.” The Daegu Fianna Club provides a fantastic sporting and social aspect for ex-pats living in the city. Although originally an Irish sport, the sport has also proven popular among Americans, Canadians and South Africans. Sarah Halloran from Massachusetts, USA says she loves the game as: “it’s a quick, intense game that combines skills from a lot of different sports.

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IRISH FOR WARRIOR - DAEGU FIANNA You can pick up the rules pretty quickly and there's something for every kind of player.” Ljubijanka Kuresevic who hails from Cape Town, South Africa claims she enjoys “that it’s a contact sport where it’s not a foul to ‘bump’ into your opponent” and describes it as “fast paced fun”. Emphasizing the many disciplines of sport Gaelic Football covers, Ljubijanka also states that after “playing netball and basketball for so many years . . . Gaelic Football has a bit of everything that I’m already used to.” She also added that - being from South Africa where rugby is huge - Gaelic Football was not difficult to get hooked on. When Geoff Pevlin, originally from Newfoundland, Canada, was asked as to what attracted him to the game, he said that he was

originally a bit intimidated to play as he’d only seen the game on TV. But he quickly realized that it was a relatively easy game to pick up so his lack of ability wasn’t much of an issue. Geoff also describes the infamous après tournament parties as “an added bonus to Gaelic Football in Korea!” This is when most of the players from Daegu, Busan and Seoul all descend on the one venue for a memorable night. On a more serious note, like most clubs either in Ireland or abroad, Daegu Fianna is not without its problems. The recent departure of several Daegu Fianna patrons has meant a shortfall of players. However, current PRO and team trainer Michael Considine and Club Treasurer Sean Prendeville are working around the clock in order to bring in new faces to the

team. On the plus side, this year Daegu Fianna have been kindly sponsored by Caliente Restaurant and Champs Bar, and would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their continued support. As stated above, no experience is necessary in order to play the game, so new members, no matter what nationality or experience level are always welcome to attend training in Duryu every Saturday afternoon. Daegu Fianna have two tournaments left to play in the Korean Gaelic League, one in Daegu and the other in Seoul. If you would like to join please visit our Facebook page at: Daegu Fianna Gaelic Football Club


OCTOBERFEST - EVENTS AROUND KOREA

OCTOBERFEST Written by Keith Lyons

October in Korea, with mild temperatures and gentle breezes, is a perfect time to travel. So why not check out one of the many festivals taking place this month. Seoul Drum Festival When: October 2 – 3 Where: Seoul Plaza, Seoul Percussion groups and solo performers from around the globe gather here to show off their lightning-fast drumming and innovative beats. Spectacular performances of both traditional and modern music and a world exhibition of 1,000 percussion instruments make this festival a feast for both the eyes and ears. www.seouldrum.go.kr Andong Maskdance Festival When: September 28 – October 7 Where: Maskdance Park & Hahoe Folk Village, Andong The Maskdance Festival has over 50 events and handson experience programs including the National & International Mask Dance Performance, World Mask Competition, Original Mask Performance, Learning the Mask Dance, Madang Play, Original Puppet Play, World Mask Exhibition, and Making Masks. www.maskdance.com Jinju Namgang Yudeung (Lantern) Festival When: October 1 – 14 Where: Namgang River Area, Jinju One of the best festivals in Korea. Traditional lanterns from all over the world will be on display as well, but the festival's main draw is the simple beauty of thousands of lanterns lighting up the night sky. www.yudeung.com Busan International Film Festival When: October 4 – 13 Where: Theaters in Haeundae and Nampodong, Busan The largest film festival in Asia, the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is a must-see event for movie buffs. 36 screens at 6 major theaters around Busan will screen over 300 films from 70 countries at this prestigious event. www.biff.kr 44

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OCTOBERFEST - EVENTS AROUND KOREA Yeongju Punggi Insam Festival When: October 6 – 9 Where: Yeongju Yeongju ginseng is particular famous for its high level of saponins and its seemingly miraculous effects. Visitors can participate in various events such as harvesting ginseng and sampling delectable ginseng dishes made from the expensive Pung-gi ginseng . ginsengfestival.com (Korean only) Seoul International Fireworks Festival When: October 6 (19:30) Where: Yeouido Hangang Park, Seoul Seoul International Fireworks Festival is an annual event of extravagant firework displays by firework masters from home and abroad. Prior to the firework show, visitors will be able to enjoy various performances and programs. www.bulnori.com Gyeongju Traditional Drinks & Rice Cake Festival

When: October 13 – 17 Where: Gyeongju Revel in the joys of Korean traditional drinks and desserts. In addition to exploring and sampling mouth-watering delicacies and home-brewed liquor from all regions of Korea, you'll get to try a number of hands-on programs for making traditional liquor and rice cakes. eguide.gj.go.kr Busan Jagalchi Festival When: October 13 – 17 Where: Jagalchi Market, Busan Jagalchi Market is the largest seafood market in Korea. Small food stalls serve fresh inshore hagfish grilled on briquette fires along with other unusual sea creatures and sashimi-sliced fish at market prices. Always a major tourist destination, the marketplace becomes even more popular during the annual festival. www.ijagalchi.co.kr Jeonju Bibimbap Festival When: October 18 – 21 Where: Jeonju Hanok Village, Jeonju Among its many titles, Jeonju is known as "The Best Taste City in Korea”. Discover more about Jeonju’s dish by learning to cook traditional bibimbap, participate in cooking competitions, sampling local recipes, or joining in one of the other culinary events. www.bibimbapfest.com

For a full listing of all upcoming festivals in Korea, visit

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr


COLORFUL DAEGU FESTIVAL

GETTING COLORFUL IN DAEGU Translated by Yu Jeong Lee

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olorful Daegu Festival has been going since 2005, which is held as a street festival in the middle of city. It's Daegu's signature fall festival. Under the slogan of ‘Color, Enjoy the Festival!’, its divided into two themes, “Color Festival” and “Culture Festival” this year. The Color Festival was on Sep. 13, and 14. You might have noticed the street between Banwoldang station and Daegu station was blocked off. Street performances and art shows lined the street to celebrate the new season. “Culture Festival” will be held from 10th(Wed.) to 16th(Tue.) at Dongseongro pedestrian street, Gyungsang Gamyoung Park, 2.28 Memorial Park and in front of Daegu Department store. Also, the 93rd National Sports Festival will be held in Daegu, and to celebrate it, Daegu’s professional art groups from each field will do openair performances with Daegu citizens. At Gyungsang Gamyoung Park, you can listen to Korean traditional music steal your heart with a free concert, 2.28 Memorial Park will present art performances with opera, musical, vocal music, jazz and fusion music. There will also be street performances and surprise performances will be waiting for you in front of Daegu Department store and on the street. If you want to see the real face of Daegu and enjoy and understand Daegu with 2012 Colorful Daegu Festival, you shouldn’t miss the Alleys Tour. During the festival, we recommend you have Daegu Alleys tour, which is chosen as “The Star of Korean Tourism” from 2012 Korea Tourism Awards, and specialized alleys of Daegu such as Jimgalbi alley, Yakjeon Alley and so on.

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DAEGU MEDICAL TOURISM

대구의료관광종합안내센터 DAEGU MEDICAL TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER

Medi-City Daegu invites you to experience the best medical services. Written by Brad Piepkorn / Photos by Dyren Billups-Adams

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outh Korea is a front-runner in many areas these days, not the least of which is in medical tourism. According to some estimates, the industry is expected to grow by as much as 30 percent in the next year alone. As the third largest city in the country, Daegu is hoping to get in on the action. In order to bring attention to the top-level facilities and procedures available here, the Daegu Metropolitan City and Daegu Medical Tourism Information Center hosted a promotional event from August 31st – September 2nd. The promotional event, located in front of Daegu City Center, served as an tremendous opportunity to learn more about the medical services and amenities in the city. Even more exciting was the “Experience Zone” – a series of free tests conducted by experts from various medical establishments throughout Daegu. Upon arrival to the event, we were greeted by Claire who works with the Daegu Medical Tourism Information Center who provided us with a great deal of insight and explained all of our tests. The first experience was a consultation by Oblige Plastic Surgery hospital which specializes in fat transplants as a safer form of breast augmentation and dermal fillers. There are three surgeons at this facility, all of whom speak English. They also perform a large number of rhinoplasties, eye-lid surgeries, 48

and other standard cosmetic procedures. For the consultation, the experts provided me their opinions on where dermal fillers would be most effective in reducing the ravages of time on my 24 year old face. (Conclusion: forehead)

treatments. The tests offered here determined my body composition as well as my weight distribution and foot health. (Result: underweight, poor posture, and feet flat enough to be exempt from Korean military service)

Our next stop was the booth for the International clinic of Hyosung Medical hospital. This hospital specializes is obstetrics and gynecology but welcomes patients of both sexes for general medical needs. Everything from thyroid checks to cancer and STD screenings are available here. All employees are currently making efforts to become internationally certified by Joint Commission International. This hospital boasts an experienced and Englishspeaking staff. For their part of the Experience Zone, they offered blood sugar and blood pressure tests. (Result: all good)

Next up was the booth for Korea Medical Institute (KMI) which is billed as an excellent establishment for general health and medical examinations. They are very conveniently located on the 5th floor of the Daegu City Center. Here I underwent a bone density test. (Result: consume less soda, more milk)

We were then escorted to the Khonip Oriental Clinic’s area. This clinic offers a variety of oriental healing including acupuncture and herbal remedies, but specializes in skin care and diet-related

Our second to last stop was the Kyungpook National University Hospital (KNUH) Hair Transplantation Center. This is actually one of the worlds leading hair transplantation centers and the director, Professor Jung-Chul Kim, actually developed the follicular unit hair transplantation technique in 1992. Here I was given hair-preserving shampoo and a scalp exam to check for signs of baldness. (Result: no signs of hair loss!)


DAEGU MEDICAL TOURISM Our final visit was to the Yeongcheon Son booth. This is also an Oriental clinic with a focus on acupuncture and herbal medicine. This is a prestigious establishment that has been around for over one hundred years and specializes in treatment and management of chronic pain. They treat a wide variety of ailments and make a very attractive claim that they are “a shortcut to a happy life”. These experts even offer treatments for smoking cessation. After our conversation, I was given a stress test that involved me sitting silently without moving for two minutes with a computer sensor attached to my hand. (Result: too much stress, stop smoking) If you or somebody you know is interesting in taking advantage of Daegu’s exceptional and diverse medical offerings, do not hesitate to contact the Daegu medical tourism information Center at 1688-9977 or stop in to see them on the 6th floor of the Daegu City Center. They provide a great deal of assistance including: • One-stop service from arrival in Daegu to departure, including airport pick-up, etc. • Priority reservations for international patients • Transportation for hospital visits • Interpretation service available in various languages including, but not limited to, English, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. • Medical records translation within 48 hours • Hotel reservation service All in all, it was a very interesting experience to learn more about my own health and the availability of top-notch health care in Daegu. The cost of health care in Korea is lower than in western countries despite a truly excellent standard of care. If you are looking for anything from oriental medicine to a cosmetic procedure, Daegu is a great place to be.


FISTS OF FURY - HONG KONG

FISTS OF FURY Written and photographed by Susan Wong-Tag / Translated by Stephanie Yang

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onsidering the heat and humidity, summer may be the worst time to visit Hong Kong, but when Jeju Air offered a 99,000W (225,000W with fees) discounted round trip flight, it became the best time to go. 열과 습도를 고려한다면, 여름은 홍콩을 방문하기에는 최 악의 시즌이다. 하지만 제주 항공이 9만 9천원을 할인한 ( 총 22만 5천원의) 왕복 비행권을 제공했을 때에는 여름은 떠나기에 최고의 시즌이 되었다.

Hong Kong deserves about a week to explore at a leisurely pace as the city offers plenty of tourist attractions and a wide selection of good eats. Accommodations range from about 22,000W for dormitory style rooms to about 40,000W for a deluxe single room with your own private bathroom per night. Of course, more expensive or cheaper accommodations are available if your budget allows or doesn’t allow it. 홍콩은 많은 관광 명소와 다양한 선택이 가능한 음식들을 자랑하는 도시이기에, 여유로운 페이스로 1주일을 탐험 할 만한 가치가 있다. 숙박 시설은 2만 2천원 정도의 기숙 사 스타일 방에서부터 하룻밤에 개인 욕실이 딸린 4만원 정도의 딜럭스 싱글룸에 이르기까지 다양하다. 물론, 여행 자의 예산에 따라 더 값비싸거나 더 저렴한 숙박 시설들도 이용 가능하다.

Upon arriving at Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong, buy an Octopus transit card for $150 HKD (just over 20000 won). There is a deposit of $50HKD for the card, and $100HKD is ready to use on the public and ferry transit. 홍콩의 첵랍콕 공항에 도착하면 150홍콩달러 (2만원 조금 넘는)의 옥토퍼스 환승 카드를 구입하라. 이 카드에는 50 홍콩달러의 보증금과 대중교통과 페리 환승에 사용할 수 있는 100홍콩달러가 포함되어 있다.

Since the international airport is on Lantau Island, you should make Ngong Ping 360 your first tourist destination. Ngong Ping village was specifically created to bring in tourism to the island. It is a very touristy area, but the cable car ride to the village and other sceneries are worth the trek. Take the Airport 50

Express rail line to Tsing Yi Station, transfer to the Tung Chung Line and head to Tung Chung station. At Tung Chung Station is a shopping mall with storage lockers on the lower levels to hold your luggage. These lockers only take $10HKD coins. 국제공항이 란타우 섬에 위치해 있기에, 옹핑 360을 첫번 째 목적지로 정하는것을 권한다. 옹핑 마을은 란타우 섬에 서 관광 목적으로 특별히 조성된 곳이다. 이 섬은 관광객 들에게 매우 인기가 많아 붐비지만, 마을로 가는 케이블카 탑승과 그 외 풍경들은 트레킹 할만한 가치가 있다. 공항 익스프레스 철도를 타고 칭이역에 내린 후 텅청 라인으로 환승하여 텅청 역으로 향하라. 텅청역 쇼핑몰의 지하 층에 는 당신의 짐을 맡길 수 있는 보관함들이 있다. 이용료는 10홍콩달러 동전이면 충분하다.

Just a hop away from Tung Chung station is the line for the cable car ride to Ngong Ping village. You can skip the long line by purchasing a guided tour for $350HKD. The guided tour is short, but it is conve-


FISTS OF FURY - HONG KONG nient and a time saver. The price pays for a round trip ride on the cable car, a tour of Tai O Fishing Village and the Po Lin Monastery Near the Po Ling Monastery is the Big Buddha. The climb is not as bad as it looks when you’re at the top. 텅청역에서 아주 가까운 곳에는 옹핑 마을로 가는 케이블 카 탑승 줄이 있다. 긴 줄을 서서 기다리는 것이 싫다면, 350홍콩달러로 가이드투어를 구매할 수도 있다. 가이드투 어는 짧지만, 편리하고 시간도 절약된다. 그 가격에는 왕복 케이블카 탑승과 타이 오 어촌관광과 포린 사원 관광이 포 함되어 있다. 포린 사원 근처에는 거대한 불상이 있다. 정 상에 다다르면 보이는 것처럼 등반이 그리 힘들지 않다는 것을 느낄 수 있다.

Other islands to check out include Lamma Island, Cheung Chau Island, and Peng Chau Island. The islands are accessible from the ferry pier near Central Station. Go to Lamma Island if you would like a quiet day hiking and looking at the scenery. There is a trail that connects the two piers on Lamma Island that will take about two hours to walk. Don’t be tempted to bike the trail as there are many steep inclines. The hike from Sok Kwu to Yung Shue Wan felt less arduous than the hike from Yung Shue Wan to Sok Kwu. continued on p52


FISTS OF FURY - HONG KONG 당신이 만약 암석을 보는 것을 즐긴 다면, 소장성(만리장성의 축소판)은 당신이 방문하기에 안성맞춤일 것이 다. 지도에 나온 길을 따라 가다보면 다양한 전망위치에서 이 암석들을 감 상할 수 있을 것이다.

Aside from that, roam the side streets near the pier and try some of the street foods available. 이에 덧붙여, 부두 주변의 작은 사잇길들을 산책하고 길거리 음식들도 경험해보는 것을 추 천한다.

라마 섬, 청차우 섬, 그리고 펭차우 섬도 관광하기 좋은 곳이다. 이 섬들 은 센트럴 스테이션 근처의 유람선 부두에서 출발 가능하다. 조용한 날에 하이킹을 하거나 풍경 감상하는 것을 즐긴다면, 라마 섬으로 가는 것을 추 천한다. 라마 섬에는 두 부두를 연결 하는 도보 약 2시간 정도의 관광 코 스가 있다. 그 길에는 많은 가파른 경 사들이 있으므로 자전거로 길을 지나 려는 유혹에는 빠지지 않는 것이 좋 다. 속규에서 융슈에완까지의 하이킹 은 융슈에완에서 속 규까지의 하이킹 보다는 덜 힘들게 느껴졌다.

For those who like looking at rock formations, the Mini Wall of China trail is perfect for you. Maps along the way will guide you to different viewing platforms from which to view these rock formations.

Aside from that, roam the side streets near the pier and try some of the street foods available. Peng Chau Island is a small quiet residential island not typically visited by tourists, but go there if you enjoy seafood because the prices on Peng Chau are slightly cheaper. Near the pier is a seafood restaurant called Fast Car. It’s known for its black peppered shrimp. Try the crab cooked in sake and butter, too. Walk east on Lo Peng Street from the ferry pier. Take a right at Wing On Street. Finish your meal with a glass of wine or sangria at Les Copains D'abord, a small café owned by a French man and his Korean-Taiwanese wife, at the corner of Lo Peng and Wing On Street. 이에 덧붙여, 부두 주변의 작은 사잇 길들을 산책하고 길거리 음식들도 경

On the other hand, Cheung Chau Island is more densely populated and more bustling. The Cheung Chau Bun Festival is held every year sometime in May on this island and is probably worth checking out. 반면, 청차우 섬은 더욱 인구가 밀접 하고 훨씬 더 분주한 곳이다. 청차우 섬 빵 축제는 매년 5월경에 열리는데, 아마도 꼭 확인해 볼만한 가치가 있 을 것이다.

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Crab cooked in sake and butter 사케와 버터로 요리한 게 요리


HONG KONG REVIEW 험해보는 것을 추천한다. 펭차우 섬은 작고 조용한 거 주지역 섬으로, 전형적인 관광 장소는 아니지만, 만약 당신이 해산물 먹는 것을 즐긴다면, 다소 저렴한 가격 을 제공하므로 방문하는 것을 추천한다. 부둣가 주변 에는 Fast Car (패스트 카)라 불리우는 해산물 레스토 랑이 있는데, 이 곳은 블랙 페퍼 새우 요리로 유명하 다. 술과 버터로 요리한 게 요리도 추천 메뉴이다. 페 리 선착장으로부터 동쪽에 있는 로펭 거리를 지나고, 윙온 거리에서 오른쪽으로 향하라. 로펭거리와 윙온 거리 모퉁이에 위치한, 프랑스인 남편과 한국/대만계 부인이 운영하는 Les Copains D’abord라는 작은 카페 에서 한 잔의 와인이나 샹그리아 한 잔으로 당신의 식 사를 마무리해보자.

Good eats in Hong Kong are too long to list, but if you’re on a budget, have a meal at a dai pai dong, Hong Kong’s version of a food stall. 홍콩에서의 별미는 열거하기 어려울 만큼 많지만, 당 신의 여행 예산이 넉넉하다면, 다이파이동이라는 홍콩 의 음식 노점에서 식사를 해보라.

The tastiest and most laid back one was located on Stanley Street, parallel to Queen Street in Central, near the entrance to the Central Mid-Level escalators. After a failed mission to find “Kitten Paradise” on Cochrane Street, this gem conveniently appeared. The food was delicious, the beer was cheap, and the waiting staff were funny. If you come to Hong Kong, be prepared to put on weight. 가장 맛있고 한가로운 곳은 센트럴 지역 미드레벨 에 스컬레이터 입구 근처의, 퀸 스트리트와 나란히 위치 해 있는 스탠리 스트리트에 있다. 코크레인 거리에 있 는 “Kitten Paradise (새끼고양이 천국)”을 찾는 미션 에 실패한 이후, 이 보석과도 같은 곳이 편리하게도 나 타났다. 이 곳의 음식은 맛있었고, 맥주는 저렴했으며, 종업원들은 유쾌했다. 만약 당신이 홍콩을 방문한다 면, 체중이 늘어나는 것을 감수해야 한다.

There is a long list of attractions to fill your holiday and a long list of restaurants to try, so make sure to you have enough time to properly explore Hong Kong. 당신의 휴가를 채워 줄 긴 관광 명소와 맛집들이 있기 에 당신이 홍콩을 제대로 탐험하려면 충분한 시간이 필요함을 유의해야 한다.


YEONGCHEON TOUR REVIEW

YEONGCHEON STARLIGHT AND MEDICINE TOUR Written by Gary Lynn / Photos by Kimberly Smith

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t all started with us meeting at 8am at Banwoldang station. Then a short bus ride to a gun powder museum where everyone ended up taking pictures all over the tanks. After that, we were off to a winery, where we picked grapes then made wine. Next, we had an awesome BBQ pork lunch. The owner of the winery "Kachi" was super friendly and had us do a grape spitting contest for a bottle of wine. Mr. Im Chae Man, was a gracious host. Everyone enjoyed the lunch along with the wine he provided. We made it to our rooms at Im-go Seowon, only to find that we were the first to stay in them. Heck there was still plastic on the TVs. We were four to a room, that had a western bathroom with a shower. Everyone was really impressed with the accommodations. Once we were settled, we went to visit Im-go park. Where we saw a 500 year old

tree and a traditional school dating back over 450 years. Also, we saw an impressive 40 foot 50 ton rock that cost over 100,000,000won. All of these landmarks were right next to our rooms - is that cool or what? After our tour, we enjoyed a traditional Korean tea ceremony

and our hostesses were dressed in traditional gowns. Next, we were off to the water sports. Because of the recent typhoons, the ATVs were replaced with the water sports. Some were a little disappointed but the rest had a ball riding the jet skis, the peanut boat (seated four and pulled by jet ski), banana boats (bicycle paddle boats) and canoes. While I spent most of time on the water , others experienced the festival that was so much bigger and better than last year. With so many vendors on both sides of the river, it was a sight to behold. On one side it was over 1/2 mile long. Very impressive! All the locals were so nice and friendly, they made us feel like celebrities. We had to get back for our Korean style buffet meal before we went to the Yeongcheon Observatory. We went there last year during

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YEONGCHEON the day, this time was at night and was much more impressive being lit up by all the landscape lighting. While we were there, we experienced a virtual rollercoaster, dancing robots (which was cool) and a chance to look though a high powered telescope. Unfortunately, there was overcast and the clouds blocking the moon and stars. We made it back to our rooms and had BBQ hot dogs and chips. We bonded with our companions and the staff with food and drink. We ended up making new friends. We woke up to an awesome breakfast. After breakfast, we went to Byul Byul Art Village, where we viewed a variety of unique art forms. Throughout the entire village were pieces of art ranging from a tricked out bus stop to an unusually small store. Later, we enjoyed cheesecake and lemonade at the coffee shop. Now we're off, back to the festival but first we had our last meal. We had galbi. Once we arrived at the festival, we enjoyed everything from a foot and hand massage to a foot bath in hot wine (Never done that before). This is after we were put on stage and asked to perform "Gangnam Style." It was fun and funny to watch! A special thanks to Yu Jeong Lee and Yuri Lee for making this trip a well organized and exciting adventure. Our group of 15 DODEA teachers from Camp George, the group from Gumi and the girls from Masan and Changwon all had a wonderful time. This trip exceeded all of our expectations. We look forward to next year's trip. THANK YOU! Daegu Compass for providing us with an AWESOME trip and great memories. Telling it like it was - Your friend Gary Lynn.


KOREAN AMERICAN FRIENDSHIP CLUB

GET TO KNOW KAFC Written and photographed by SFC Bryant Maude

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AMP WALKER, South Korea - The 18th Korean-American Friendship Circle opening ceremony and dinner was hosted by the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command at the Evergreen Club here September 14. The event allowed 15 teams of Korean sponsors, U.S. military sponsors, families and Korean college students a great opportunity to meet each other for the first time. There were 15 teams, each seated at a table, and they all had an opportunity to fellowship, enjoy a meal together, and listen to speakers. There was even a string quartet that played music from Mozart to the Beatles. “It was a very enjoyable evening,” said Ms. Yi Mi-young, who is participating for this semester’s KAFC program to meet Americans and learn more about their culture. The distinguished guests for the evening were the KAFC Advisors, Mr. Kim Hak-bong, Mr. Kim Moo-Yun, Mr. Lee Seung-ju, Dr. Kim, Ik-dong and Mr. Shin Shang-il. They shared a head table with the 19th ESC Commanding General, Brigadier General Paul C. Hurley, Cathy Hurley, his wife, the 19th ESC command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Austin, and his wife, Elada Austin. Each of the senior leaders and their wives made it a point to visit eack of the tables, introduce themselves to the guests, and get to know a little bit about this years participants. “The goal of the Korean Ameri56

can Friendship Circle is to allow participants of both nations to gain a better understanding of each other through a program of social and intercultural based activities,” stated Col. Chadbourne, Co-President of the KAFC and the Matrial Support Center–Korea commander. Chadbourne, who is participating in his fifth team with the program, went on to thank Dr. Kim, all the participating universities and the KAFC senior mentors “who’ve helped propel the modern miracle that is Korea – transforming it into one of the world’s most dynamic economies to a thriving democracy and prosperity not only in this region but also around the world.” Participants look at the program as a chance to experience unique opportunities. “This is my second year with KAFC,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Markeith Spell, U.S. team sponsor. “I want to get to know

as many different people as I can while I’m here in Korea.” “My brother went to America study and he has a global mind and I envied that,” said Gwon Sol-bi. For university student Mo Ju-hyun it was conversation with Americans and learning about their culture. “I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas most,” said Park Su-yong an economics student at a local university. It was evident that when Dr. Kim spoke and stated that these students represented the future leaders of Korea and that they should work hard to be good ambassadors, these students took his advice to heart. Whatever table I visited there was enthusiastic conversation going on and there were lots of smiles and laughter going around.


EVENT CALENDAR


OCT. 20

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COMPASS SALMON FISHING

JOIN US AS WE VISIT OMIJA SALMON FARM. THIS IS A DAY TRIP WITH THE HIGHLIGHT BEING FISHING WITH YOUR HANDS TO CATCH SOME MONSTER SALMON THAT’LL BE PREPARED FOR YOU BAKED, FRIED OR FRESH LIKE SUSHI. THIS IS AN UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY THAT ONLY DAEGU COMPASS TOURS CAN PROVIDE. SIGN UP TODAY AND GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH CHERRY RED SALMON.

08:00~08:30 Banwoldang station exit 17 10:30~14:00 Fishing at Omija farm - Fishing in the pool with hands(swimming), Lunch at the Farm, Omija (Fruit) farm seeing. 14:10~15:20 Cheonjubong Apple Farm - Picking Apples 16:20~17:20 Jinnam Old Train Station - Biking on the rail road

http://www.daegucompass.com/salmonfishing


DAEGU COMPASS EVENT CALENDAR

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2012 Daegu Photo Biennale @ Bongsan Art Center, KT&G Building, Daegu Culture and Arts Center (Duryu Park) (9.20~10.28) NFL and Wing Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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All that Schubert @ Daegu Culture and Arts Center

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2012 Daegu Fashion Fair (10.10~10.12) @ Daegu EXCO Daegu Colorful Festival @ Dongseongro Downtwon (10.10~10.16) 2012 Gwangju Biennale (10.1~11.11) @ Gwangju Biennale Gallery NFL and Wing Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra @ Chunma Art Center Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

NFL and Wing Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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30 NFL football every Tuesday night and 2 for 1 Wing Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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389th Daegu Symphony Orchestra ‘Gershwin JAZZ and Classic’ @ Daegu Culture and Arts Center

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Concert @ 20:3022:30 (Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe)

Daegu Colorful Festival @ Dongseongro Downtwon (10.10~10.16) Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

Hunt For Freedom Scavenger Hunt @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

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Concert @ 20:3022:30 (Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe) Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

31 Park la On’s JAZZ and STORY (Giovanni Mirabassi) @ Suseong Artpia

POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

27 HALLOWEEN PARTY @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

Trio Pan_d’arpa @ Suseong Artpia

HALLOWEEN PARTY @ JEEEP

This is an overview of our September events. For more information on events in our calendar, check out the next two pages or email : events@daegucompass.com. Please email us your event information by October 15th for our November 2012 issue.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST @ CALIENTE

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DAEGU COMPASS EVENT CALENDAR

Event Calendar OCTOBER 1 - 31 OCT-NOV 10.1~11.11 2012 Gwangju Biennale

MON-SUN 10.1~10.7 Andong International Mask Dance Festival

www.fashiondaegu.com

FRI 10.5 All that Schubert

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Time: 19:30 Price: VIP:30,000w / R:20,000w / S:10,000w Place: Daegu Culture and Arts Center http://artcenter.daegu.go.kr

WED-FRI 10.10~10.12 2012 Daegu Fashion Fair

FRI 10.12 389th Daegu Symphony Orchestra ‘Gershwin JAZZ and Classic’

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Time: 10.1~10.7 Price: Free Place: Andong Ticket: 054-841-6397 www.maskdance.com

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Time: 10.1~11.11 Price: 11,000w Place:Gwangju Biennale Gallery Ticket: 062-608-4114 www.gwangjubiennale.org/

Time: 19:30 Price: Free Place: Daegu Exco Ticket: 053-721-7437 www.fashiondaegu.com

Time: 19:30 Price: A:15,000w / B:10,000w Place: Daegu Culture and Arts Center Ticket: 053-606-6313 http://artcenter.daegu.go.kr


DAEGU COMPASS EVENT CALENDAR

OCTOBER 1 - 31 Event Calendar Time: 10.10~10.16 Price: Free Place: Dongseongro Ticket: 053-427-4312 www.cdf.or.kr

Time: 20:00 Price: VIP:150,000w / R:120,000w / S:80,000w / A:50,000w Place: Chunma Art Center Ticket: 053-810-1528 www.cmac.ac.kr

Time: 20:00 Price: VIP:50,000w / R:40,000w / S:30.000w Place: Suseong Artpia Ticket: 053-744-5235 www.ssartpia.kr

Time: 10.12~11.10 Price: check p7 Place: Daegu Opera House, Suseong Artpia, Daegu Art and Culture Center Ticket: 053-666-6111 www.diof.org

Time: Every THU - 20:3022:30 Price: Free Place: Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe Ticket: 053) 664-1169

WED-TUE 10.10~10.16 Daegu Colorful Festival

FRI 10.23 Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra

WED 10.31 Park la Onâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s JAZZ and STORY (Giovanni Mirabassi)

OCT-NOV OCT~NOV Daegu International Opera Festival

THU 20:30-22:30 FREE Concert Every Thursday

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DAEGU COMPASS APSAN AND SUBWAY MAP

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DAEGU COMPASS ART CENTER LOCATIONS

How to > Get there bring the Compass with you and show the taxi driver your destination

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5. Business Bar

6. Bin (Italian)

9. Africa (Pasta & Coffee)

8. Hai Long Bay (Vietnamese)

Minature Golf

10. Long Bar

Cafe Francessco

La Bella Cucina (Italian) Dusan Ogori 두산오거리

Suseong Lake Suseong Land (Amusement Park)

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Carlo Italian Pasta & Wine (Italian)

New York New York (Steak) New York, New York (Western Steak)


Suseong Lake area is one of the classiest places in Daegu. A perfect date area. After taking your sweetheart out to a nice meal, I’d recommend Napoli, Ganga, La Bella Cucina or New York New York, take a stroll around Suseong Lake until you come upon the famous ‘duck boats’ and paddle your way into each other’s hearts. Next, swing by the minature golf course and Suseong Land. Thanks to the photogs who took the great pics you see here. Aygul Sarvarova, Jeremy Taylor and Chanel Barlow. Photos by Aygul Sarvarova, Chanel Barlow and Jeremy Taylor

Suseong Lake area offers a change of pace to the hustle and bustle of downtown. Suseong Lake also boasts an amusement park (Suseong Land) reminiscent of those carnivals you went to with your parents at the local fair ground. There’s something to be said when you are on the back of the seahorse with a safety bar that barely locks you in place as you float for a few brief seconds in mid-air before being plunged back down in your seat. Thrilling, exhilarating are just a few choice words to descrribe the experience.

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Seomun Market is Daegu’s biggest market. There are multiple areas dedicated to similar products. BARGAIN, it’s challenging, but fun. We hope you have an awesome time and try to enjoy and see as much of the market as possible. We would like to thank Dyren J. Billups-Adam for his photos of the different areas. Thanks bud!

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Food Court

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Parking Lot

Main Entrance (5min walk to subway)

Bargaining tip : Ask for a discount in Korean, “Gga Gga Ju Say Yo.”

to Seomun Market Subway Station


HOW TO ORDER FOOD An easy step-by-step guide on how to get food delivered right to your door.

How to Order Food Written by Brian M. Van Hise and Hyerin

Mastering food delivery by phone in Korea is not difficult. Think of all those dozens of restaurants that are just a stone's throw from your apartment. Get past the nervousness of ordering once or twice and you will see an entirely new world of dining possibilities open up before you. Step 1

Step 2 (Your Gu)

Step 3 (Your Dong) Step 4

XX구

XX동

서구

중동

동구, etc...

두류동, etc...

수성구

여기 (Yogi)

달서구 Step 6 (name your food) Food

상동

Quantity

불고기 (bulgogi)

Street number + Building name + Apt Number

월성동

Step 7 (quantity) 하나랑 (1) hana rang

Step 8 (drinks)

세개 (3) say gay

맥주 (beer)

김밥 (kimbap)

네개 (4) nay gay

오렌지주스 (O.J.)

만두 (mandu)

여섯개 (6) yeoseot gay

돈까스 (tonkkatsu)

Step 9

콜라 (cola)

두개 (2) do gay

다섯개 (5) daseot gay

-인데요 (in-dae-yo)

Beverage

김치찌개 or 된장 찌개 (kimchi or bean soup) 떡볶이 (tteokpokki)

Step 5

사이다 (cider)

가져다 주세요. (ga-joe-da ju-se-yo)

This is a sample conversation you might have when you order food. Try it out to get your favorite dish delivered right to your home. How convenient! Restaurant 여보세요 ( Yeobo say yo) You

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여기 수성구 황금동 롯데캐슬 105 동 402호 인데요. (Yogi [insert your Gu, Dong, and You street address here] in-dae-yo)

자장면 하나랑 볶음밥 하나 가 져다 주세요. ( JaJangMyun hana-rang pokkeum bab hana ga-joe-da ju-se-yo) (One JaJangMyun and one fried rice, please.) 그런데 얼마죠? (keuh-lun-dae ul-ma-joe? “How much is it?”)

(My address is SuSeongGu, Hwanggeum-dong, Lotte Castle, Building Restaurant 네. 105, Apt. #402) (nay “all right/goodbye”)

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FARM SURF FIREWOKS

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FARM SURF FIREWOKS

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DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT GUIDE

Downtown Eats Drinks

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Photos by Ivan Broida, Vacquer Richard, Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

The Daegu Compass and it’s volunteers have come up with this comprehensive guide to the bring you the best places to enjoy the night in beautiful downtown Daegu.

Bennigan’s

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053.424.8200 Everyday 11:30am – 10:30pm Western American Food

Berkeley

Map on p62

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053.421.8577 Everyday 11am-2am Pasta and Coffee

Bulzip

Map on p62

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053.257.2220 Everyday 11:30am – 10:30pm Samgyeopsal - thick slices of pork belly

Map on p62

Burnham’s Burgers \ \ 053.254.3320 Everyday 10:30am – 11pm Burgers and Milkshakes

Caliente

Map on p62

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010.8247.3939 Everyday 6pm – 4am Burgers, Mojitos, Wine

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Map on p62

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053.426.2268 Everyday 11am – 4am Mexican & Bar

Club That

\ Won’t break the bank  \ Who cares, hav’n funz \ \ \ \ Millionaire Club

Map on p62


DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT GUIDE \ \

Havana 053-257-9007 12:00pm-11:00pm Pasta, Salads, Coffee

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The Holy Grill 053-255-4048 11:00am-10:00pm Sandwiches and Tex-Mex

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Hyundai Food Court Food Court B1 Open 10:30~ Close 21:00 Restaurants F8 Open 10:30~ Close 22:00 Food Court

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JJ’s Bar and Grill 010-4013-9879 Tue-Sun 5pm – Late Tex-Mex and Burgers

Map on p62

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KoKoChon

(꼬꼬촌)

Double cheese and ramen! Everyday 11am – 9pm Fried chicken and rice

Map on p62

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Lazy Diner

Interesting interior

Everyday 11am – 10pm Burgers and Breakfast

Map on p62

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Little Italia Chef studied in Italy.

Everyday 11am – 10pm Pasta and Wine

Map on p62

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Mies Container

Electronic music and Bacon Pizza Map on p62

Everyday 11am – 2am Pasta, Pizza, Salad

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DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT GUIDE

Mies Factory

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One of the busiest restaurants downtown. Everyday 11am – 2am Pasta, Pizza, Salad

Pan Asia

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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South East Asian Cuisine Comes to Daegu Everyday 12pm – 11pm Pad Thai, and other South East Asian Food

Quiznos Subs

Map on p62

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Near Banwoldang for all your sub needs. Everyday 11am-9pm Subs and Sandwiches

Map on p62

Samcho-(Shovel Samgyeopsal)

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053.252.1266 Everyday 3pm – 3am Samgyeopsal - thick slices of pork belly

Seoga & Cook

Map on p62

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053.254.9989 Everyday 11:00am – 11pm Korean Western Fusion

Seorae

Map on p62

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053.255.8970 Everyday 4pm– 4am Galmaegisal - Korean BBQ

TGIF

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Map on p62

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053.256.9707 Everyday 11am~11pm (order 10pm) Western Food

Map on p62

Traveler’s Bar & Grill \ 010.4591.4869 Weekdays 5pm–CL Weekends 12pm-CL Burgers, Hot Wings, Beer

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\ Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com


DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT GUIDE \ \

Camapkaha

9’s, 7’s ~ great beer!

Everyday 11am – 9pm Uzbekistan & Russian Food

Map on p62

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Vin

Great lunch specials Everyday 11am – 2am Pasta, Coffee & Desserts

Map on p62

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What!

Different flavored Samgyeopsal.

Map on p62

Everyday 11am – 1am Samgyeopsal - Korean BBQ


DOWNTOWN BARS AND CLUBS GUIDE

Downtown Bars & Clubs

Photos by Ivan Broida, Vacquer Richard, Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Daegu thrives at night. Downtown is loaded with bars and clubs to meet everyone’s drinking and partying needs. Challenge yourself and try out places you’ve never been.

Apple Lounge

\ Won’t break the bank  \ Who cares, hav’n funz \ \ \ \ Millionaire Club

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Great interior and good drinks. Everyday 6pm – 4am Cocktails, Electronic music, Wine

AU Lounge

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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Upscale and good for large groups. Everyday 6pm – 4am Bottle service, trendy

Map on p62

Billi Bow & Dart

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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Lots of Dart Machines and Pool Table Everyday 6pm – 4am Western food, on 2FL of Lotte Cinema

Blue Ketchup \

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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053.286.1000 Everyday 6pm - 3am / Fri, Sat 6pm - 5am Korean fusion food

Bus Bar

Map on p62

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Theme bar, fun atmosphere. Everyday 6pm – 4am Korean fusion food

Champs Sports Bar

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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New bar in town ~ They came to play. Everyday 8pm – 4am Beer Pong, Darts, Air Hockey, Live Music

Map on p62

Communes \ Longest running bar in Daegu. A must go to. Everyday 8pm – 4am Beer, Trivia Night, Sports

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Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com


DOWNTOWN BARS AND CLUBS GUIDE

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Flower Bar Apple is the best!

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Everyday 6pm – 4am Wine and Hooka Bar

Map on p62

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Club Frog

4am~headed to Frog? Everyday 9pm – 4am Hip-hop / Dance / Party

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com Map on p62

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Gold Label

Good for large groups who drink.

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Everyday 6pm – 3am Top 40 hits / Good Beer

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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Go Go Party

Everyone’s favorite bag drink! Everyday 7pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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Club G2

Upscale club, 17,000w cover. Everyday 9pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Map on p62

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Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Club JEEEP 010.7527.4879 Everyday 8pm – 4am Party / Hip-hop / Dance

Map on p62

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Makgeoli

You should experience it once.

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

Map on p62

Everyday 6pm - 3am Traditional Korean Tavern

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MF Bar

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My Favorite bar ~ owners are cool! Everyday 7pm - 4am Darts / Music Requests / Cheap Booze

Old Skool

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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Ghetto blaster!

Everyday 7pm - 4am Hip-hop / Dance / Pool

Club Pasha

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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3 : 1 Women to men ratio, always. Everyday 9pm - 4am Large Club / Banging House Music

Teum Lounge

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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Classy lounge with a sexy, futuristic atmosphere. Everyday 7pm – 3am Electronic Music

Thursday Party I

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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The best of the best go here.

Everyday 7pm – 4am Beer Pong, Darts, Danc’n

Thursday Party II

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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053.252.1266 Everyday 7pm – 4am Beer Pong, Shuffle Puck, Darts

Urban Club & Lounge

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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Live Music on the weekends.

Everyday 7pm – 4am Live Music, Darts, Hip-hop

Who’s Bob

Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com

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The Bob.

Everyday 8pm – 4am Beer Pong, Dart Machine, Pool

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Map on p62

Fuzz @ www.chrischucas.com


RESTAURANTS AROUND TOWN

Compass Connoisseur

Check out these other great eats around town.

Suseong-gu

Indian

Ganga - http://www.ganga.co.kr

A cuisine worthy of Shiva. This upscale Indian restaurant has great curries. There naan is quite exquisite as well. You can even order samosas! Wash it down with a nice mango lassi and you have yourself an aroma massage for your stomach! Check out the Suseong-gu Compass map on p65 for directions. Lunch : 11:30am ~ 3:00pm Last Order 2:30pm Dinner: 17:30 ~ 22:00 Last Order 21:30 Weekend Hours: 11:30 ~ 22:00

053.768.3610

Carlo Italian Pasta & Wine

Owner Giovanni Kim has lived and trained in Italy for 14 years. Mr. Kim can speak several languages including English and Italian. Trained as an Italian Chef. The menu is traditional Tuscan style cuisine; however special requests are available with 24 hour notice. Check out the Suseong-gu Lake Compass map on p66 for directions. Monday – Sunday: 11:30AM – 12:30AM Kitchen Closes: 11:30PM

Italian

053.781.5655

Kyungpook Uni. area

Indian

Indo Bang Rangi - 3F Restaurant

Sanjay welcomes you! Renovated and redesigned last year, this Indian restaurant is famous for it’s curries. The chef is from India and speaks English very well. Plus, he’s super friendly and will answer all your existential Indian food questions. The restaurant is located on the 3rd floor right across from Kyungdae Buk Moon (north gate). Check the Kyungdae Compass map on p64 for directions. 11am - 10pm everyday (except major holidays)

053.956.9940

Maya - 2F Restaurant

A wood-fired tandoor oven seeps into your senses as you enter the door to this fantastic Indian/Nepali restaurant. Relatively new to Daegu, about 2 years old now, this restaurant is a great escape from the retro-urban decor that most Daegu restaurants display. A cozy interior with exotic tapestries of the far east adorning the walls. Reasonable prices and great Thali sets round out this establishment. Check the Kyungdae Compass map on p64 for directions. 11:00am to 11:00pm everyday (closed Mondays)

Nepalese/Indian

053.214.1916

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HOTEL GUIDE

HOTEL HOTEL GUIDE GUIDE Welcome to the Daegu Compass hotel information guide. We will also be adding a guide about motels soon. Daegu is very spread out, and not all the hotels will be convenient for you. We hope our hotel guide will help you with making your decision on where to rest your weary bones for the night.

Downtown Area Hotels Novotel Daegu City Center Add : 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 611번지 Tel : 053- 664-1111 Website : http://www.novoteldaegu.com Email : rsvn@novoteldaegu.com

Eldis Regent Hotel Add : 대구광역시 중구 동산동 360번지 Tel : 053-253-7711 Website : http://www.eldishotel.com/ Email : eldishotel@hanmail.net

Nam Gu Area Hotels Hotel the Palace Add : 대구광역시 남구 봉덕3동 688-1번지 Tel : 053-471-9911 Website : http://www.hotelthepalace.co.kr/ Email : no - online reservation system

Prince Hotel Add : 대구광역시 남구 대명2동 1824-2번지 Tel : 053-628-1001 Website : http://www.princehotel.co.kr/ Email : prince@princehotel.co.kr

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Near the nightlife Roomrates start at 472,600+ won(10% vaT will be added)

Fantastic all you can eat buffet!

Room rates start at 100,000won Close to Hyundai and Dongha Shopping

Near Camp Walker Room rates start at 99,000won Near Camp Walker Clean and Friendly

Room rates start at 105,000won Western and Korean rooms available


HOTEL GUIDE

HOTEL HOTEL GUIDE GUIDE Suseong Gu Area Hotels Daegu Grand Hotel Add : 대구광역시 수성구 범어1동 563-1번지 Tel : 053-742-0001 Website : http://www.taegugrand.co.kr Email : concierge@daegugrand.co.kr

Hotel Inter-burgo Add : 대구 수성구 만촌동 300번지 Tel : 053-6027-171, 173 Website : http://hotel.inter-burgo.com Email : feel20c@inter-burgo.com

Hotel Ariana Add : 대구광역시 수성구 두산동 200-1번지 Tel : 053-765-7776 Website : http://www.ariana.co.kr Email : arianahotel@nate.com

Dong Gu Area Hotels Hotel J’s Add : 대구광역시 동구 신천4동 326-1번지 Tel : 053-756-6601~10 Website : http://hotel-js.com/ Email : http://hotel-js.com/

10 min from Dongdaegu station

Room rates start at 240,000won One of the top hotels in Daegu

Room rates start at 330,000won Daegu Casino is open! Room rates start at 110,000won

Across from Dongdaegu station Close to Express Bus Station

Room rates start at 160,000won Walking distance to KTX & Express Bus

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FAR FROM THE TRUTH

FAR FROM THE TRUTH :P The Clone Population Wars

Written by Kevin Coughlan

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ecent research has revealed that Korea is in fact light years ahead of the rest of the world in cloning techniques. The Koreans stole ahead in the mid-eighties by choosing one example each from a variety of personalities and beginning a rigorous cloning program. The end result, some 25 years later, is that there are in fact only 6 different individuals in Korea. The original specimens have been identified as: 1) Kim Jin Sum – an 83 year old woman with spinal problems, a fanatical interest in hiking, an atrocious taste in multicoloured garments, an unpleasant disposition towards everyone younger than her, a predisposition for sitting on the side of the road and selling vegetables, and a sublime and utter conviction that the entire world exists solely for her benefit. 2) Park Bin Woon – an 18 year old boy with very poor taste in hairstyles and music, the body and face of a pre-pubescent anorexic girl, extreme short-sightedness, countered by glasses 3 times the size of his own head. This particular individual is believed to have been utterly hairless apart from the top of his head – which may have been a wig. 3) Ryu Na Kyong– a female of uncertain age. She has undergone major surgeries to almost all parts of her face and body, leaving the original a mystery. The results were highly successful, leaving her with an impeccable outward appearance, but this mask also prevents the world from seeing what she thinks or feels behind its impenetrable façade. 4) Kim Eun Hee – the child. An infant, destined to be raised by her parents until the ripe old age of 2 months, when she would naturally be sent off to be raised by strangers and foreigners, so that the parents wouldn’t have to bother with her until she turned 18 and got into a top university. The modern genetic descendent has no discernible personality and is usually to be seen with a textbook in one hand and a phone in the other. May grow violent if either math or Angry Birds is taken from her. Exercise caution if approaching. 82

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5) Go Won San – a middle aged man, whose previous experience involved working in a small local convenience store, driving a truck very slowly around residential areas at 9am on weekends while selling fruit via loudspeaker, driving taxis and owning a barbecue restaurant. 6) Kim Min Jeong – the mannequin. Somewhere between 18 and 30, this individual is female, in superb shape, highly attractive, and nowadays usually to be seen downtown with other individuals of the same genetic code, in either a bar or coffee shop. For some reason, all current examples of 2 and 6, upon coming into contact, appear to adopt the same dress codes and speech patterns. The scientists have no rational explanation for this. All modern day Koreans are descendents of the above few, with slight genetic changes which inevitably occur naturally over time. The outside world awaits to see how Korea will evolve in the future from this point. It is unclear what happened to everyone else in the eighties, but they seem to have gone the same way as the only architect ever to exist in Korea, who firmly believed that all buildings should be tall, grey and depressing.


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October 2012  

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