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Editor’s Notes Hi everyone, Welcome to summer! We hope everyone enjoys the month of June. The Compass is starting a new event website this month. will be ready by the middle of June. We plan on running big events to small events to help you journey around Korea. We can help set up small tours for 10-20 people to larger tours. This is a new, exciting adventure for us and we hope to start running events every week by the end of the summer. So check out and join the fun! This month we have a lot of articles to help you get involved in the community and help you take better pictures. There are also a lot of activities to help you get out and meet new people. Plus an exclusive interview with a published writer, Wes Weston (p22). We have some wonderful food reviews, but also an in depth look at five foods that are part of Korean cultural cuisine that you might not have experienced, yet (14). The cover photo is by Bryan Hylenski. You can read about his dream to reach the summit of Janhukot (p32). Thanks again to the sponsors and everyone who supports us. Yuri Lee and the Daegu Compass team Managing Editor Publisher Creative Director Assistant Editor Graphic Designers Translation Director

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Outback Makes you Come Back Quality Food and Service Written by Jack W Kim / Photos submitted by Outback

Finding a restaurant that provides quality food and service at a reasonable cost is not as easy as one would think. Going out to eat western style foods in a foreign country can be more expensive than one first imagined. I’m here to tell you that there is a restaurant where you can have “all of the above.” Outback Steakhouse is franchise restaurant in Korea and we all know that the quality of food and service differs from restaurant to restaurant. The Outback Steakhouse on road#77 is “all of the above.”



The menu price will never change no matter which Outback you decide to go to, but the quality of food and service will always be the difference. Right now, Outback is having an event called Outback Aussie Night that starts at 9PM. First, 15% discount on 15 menu items: salads, pastas, steaks and appetizer dishes. Second, 20% off on wine and beer sets. This is where you get wine/beer with an appetizer. Third, 1 hour and 40 minutes of all you can drink beer for only 6,500won (less than $6.00 per person). Yes, that is correct. All you pay is 6,500won for ALL YOU CAN DRINK beer for 1hr and 40min. Now that I told you about the deals going on at Outback right now, let me tell you about the quality of food & service of the Outback on road#77.

Eating Out _ Outback Makes you Come Back

This particular Outback is successful because the owner is very passionate about his work. The owner is at the restaurant everyday making sure the kitchen is running smoothly and his staff are taking care of the customers. His attention to detail and high standard of quality of food and service is what makes this Outback “all of the above.” You can see and feel the difference of the quality of food and service from the moment you step into the restaurant until the time

you step out. The wait staff are attentive to ensure the customers are cared for and every dish is cooked to perfection. The owner is always in the kitchen making sure that the preparation of the food meets his high standards of quality. On top of all of this, the owner is very friendly to the US Forces in Korea. If you are a US Service member and show your ID card you receive a 10% discount. What more can you ask for in a restaurant?

Directions By bus :

By Subway :

100-1, 402, 427, 814 and Suseong 1-1 Get off at 대구고용노동청(Daegu Regional Employment and Labor Office) and walk back about 50m, then there’ll be Hwangeum branch of Outback Steak House.

Come out of Exit 2 of Beomeo Station on Line 2(green line) and walk 150m. There’s a bus stop and take 100-1, 814 and Suseong 1-1. For the rest part, please refer to above. Or you can take a cab. It would cost less than 3,000won. Tell a cab driver, “아웃백 황금점 가주세 요.(Outback Hwanggeumjeom ga juseyo)”


Contemporary European Cuisine Fine Dining Done Right Written by Lee Flory / Photos by Ivan Broida

La Luce was first reviewed in the Daegu Compass about a year ago, when it was a newcomer to the Daegu restaurant game. As great as it was then, time has allowed this awesome restaurant to mature like a fine, reasonably priced wine. Owner and chef Kim Sun Il has honed both his skills and his menu. All the things that made the place great to begin with are still very much in tact, but like any true professional, Mr. Kim was not content to rest on his laurels, and decided his business’ first birthday was as good a time as any to spice up his menu with some exciting new entries.



Eating Out _ Contemporary European Cuisine

In case you missed the Compass’ first article about La Luce, here’s a quick recap on what to expect. The spacious dining area is wide open in the center, while the perimeter has a bunch of odd jutting angles which house tables of varying sizes, including a large banquette in the rear corner. It’s a perfect place for an intimate date, but it can easily seat large parties too. The décor is clean and sparse but doesn’t come across as too sterile. On the menu you’ll find a broad selection of “contemporary European cuisine”, including dishes with roots in Italy, Spain and Greece. Two of Chef Kim’s new selections worth checking out are the ridiculously tasty linguini with white truffle oil and crab, and the braised, yogurt marinated lamb shoulder which apparently took quite some time to perfect. -continued on p12-


Mr. Kim learned to cook in Itaewon, one of, if not the most diverse areas in South Korea. Training there gave him a lot of valuable exposure to the foreigner palette, and he learned not to fall into the trappings that plague European food in Korea, namely blandness and a lack of some of the most rudimentary concepts of how ingredients and textures are supposed to work. The dissatisfaction you’ve probably experienced time and again with “Italian” restaurants in Daegu after eating a swampy bowlful of spaghetti carbonara or choking down a soggy, overloaded pizza isn’t a symptom of homesickness or elitism; you’re right on. The problem stems from many chefs’ incorrect assumption that more is better; more cheese, more garlic, more heavy cream, more bacon. But, sometimes, more and more and more just adds up to a greasy nothing; each individual flavor cancelling out the next one out until all that’s left is the dregs that haven’t simmered away into the ether. This is definitely not the case at La Luce. Mr. Kim’s dishes boast the boldest flavors in town thanks to his high degree of skill when it comes to preparation and his demanding standards



when it comes to food quality. He imports innumerable hard to find items and from all over the world at no added cost to the customer.

Eating Out _ Contemporary European Cuisine

look into reserving a party here. The staff can help you put together a custom prix fixe menu to fit any price range (this can be done on the phone, in English). The easiest way to get to La Luce is by subway. Take the green line to the Kyungpook University Hospital stop (one stop from Banwoldang) then walk two blocks north. It is located on the second floor of the Bun Hong Bitseu Ro Building, directly across from the hospital. If you prefer to take a taxi, tell the driver “Kyungpook dae-hok byeoung-won.” If you thought you were doomed to a life without authentic European flavor in Daegu, Chef Kim is here to save the day you. Fine dining and casual prices await you at La Luce. Speaking of cost, La Luce’s prices are quite reasonable. The majority of entrees are under 20,000 Won. Salads which can accommodate two people cost between 10,000 and 17,000. Bottles from the impressive wine list range from as low as 15,000 to nearly 200,000. A constant rotation of thoughtfully chosen house reds and whites are available by the glass. If you’ve got a special occasion coming up,

Eating Out _ Contemporary European Cuisine



Five Foods for the Brave Experience the Unexpected

Written and photographed by Sean DS / Translated by Jimin Kim and Yujeong Lee

What a pity it’d be, travelling so far just to eat hamburgers or hotdogs or the same boring food of home, only lower quality. I say leave the pizza and pasta for when in Rome. Here in Daegu, we are lucky to be surrounded by such amazing Korean cuisine: healthy sides, cheap drinks, fun and delicious table-BBQ. Unfortunately, some of us may still have a fear of the unknown. So let’s get to know some of Daegu’s most perilous platters with ‘Five Foods for the Brave,’ a countdown to conquering that fear and becoming a true traveler. 질 낮은 햄버거나 핫도그, 집에서 항상 먹던 지루한 음식을 먹으러 먼 길을 간 다면 안된 일이다. 피자와 파스터는 로 마에서 먹기 위해 남겨두라고 충고하겠 다. 우리는 여기 대구에서 건강한 반찬 들, 값싼 마실 거리, 재미있고 맛있게 식탁에서 먹을 수 있는 바비큐와 같이 훌륭한 한국음식으로 둘러싸여 있다. 불행하게도 우리 중 몇은 여전히 잘 모 르는 것에 대한 두려움을 갖고 있다. 그 러니 ‘용감한 자들을 위한 다섯 가지 음 식’을 포함한 대구의 가장 위험한 음식 중 몇 가지를 알아보자. 두려움을 정복 하고 진정한 여행자가 되기 위해 카운 트다운을 해보자. 5) Pig Rectum - 막창 (mak chang)

막창 is the end of a pig’s digestive system. It’s also the beginning, if the nas-



ty thing eats its own poo. Regardless, 막창 would’ve made a higher spot on the list if it weren’t so common here. In fact, 막창 is Daegu’s claim to culinary fame. As a grilled dish it orig inated here, gave rise to hundreds of restaurants, and and won 2nd place for Daegu’s most famous foods in a Running Man challenge. Another reason it only made the bottom spot on ‘Foods for the Brave’ is because, in my opinion, it’s so damn delicious. Originally turned off by thoughts of chewy pig ass, it has since become my favorite meat. Just be sure to cut it thin, roast it crispy, and dip it in bean sauce. Recommended Locations: 반야월 막 창 (Banyawol Makchang) is a notable restaurant chain, with one downtown around the corner from Samduk Fire Station. Also, 시지광장 (Siji Square) is an area well-known for quality 막창 restaurants. 5위) 막창 막창은 돼지의 소화기관 중 마지막 부 분이다. 그 끔찍한 부분이 똥을 먹는다 면 처음 부분이기도 하다. 그럼에도 불 구하고 막창이 대구에서 그렇게 흔하지 않았다면 이 리스트에서 더 높은 순위 에 올라있을 것이다. 사실 막창은 대구 10미 중 하나이다. 대구에서 시작된 구 이 음식으로써 수백개의 식당을 열게 해주었고, ‘런닝맨’에서 대구에서 두번 째로 유명한 음식으로 선정되었다. ‘용감한 자들은 위한 다섯가지 음식’ 중 가장 낮은 순위에 선정된 또 다른 이유 는 단지, 개인적인 의견이지만, 정말 맛 있기 때문이다. 막창이 필자가 가장 좋 아하는 고기가 된 후부터는 원래 막창 Eating Out _ Five Foods for the Brave

이 질깃한 돼지의 엉덩이라는 생각은 사라졌다. 막창을 가늘게 자르고 바싹 구워서 막장에 찍어 먹어야 한다는 것 을 명심해라. 추천 식당 : 반야월 막창은 눈에 잘 띄 는 체인점인데, 시내에 삼덕 소방서 코 너의 근처에 지점이 하나 있다. 그리고 시지광장도 괜찮은 막창집이 있는 곳으 로 알려져 있다. 4) Chicken Feet - 닭발 (dalk bal)

닭발 is the lowliest body part of the lowliest animal on the menu. Try not to think of all the feces and dead comrades the feet stepped on while members of a living chicken. Just put on some plastic gloves, grab a leg, bite off a toe, suck off the skin and tendons and spit out the bones. After one or two, the ultra-spicy sauce may set your mouth ablaze. So take a break and order some 쿨피스, or yogurt juice, to douse the flames. I found myself numb to the pain after several rounds. If you can’t handle the boney melee, try 닭발 of the bite-sized variety. You can usually order them 무뼈 or 뼈없 는 (boneless). Also, this smaller type is grilled rather than stewed, allowing you to counteract their toenail and cartilage textures by cooking them extra crispy.

Recommended Locations (downtown): For the large, legged style, try 한신포차 next to Thursday Party 1. For the smaller, boneless style, visit 온달포차, the red-tented shack past Caliente. 4위) 닭발 닭발은 음식메뉴로 올라와있는 가장 키 가 작은 동물의 몸에서 가장 낮은 부위 이다. 닭이 살아있는 동안 닭발이 즈려 밟았던 더러운 것들과 죽은 다른 동료 에 대해 생각하지 않도록 해보라. 그냥 비닐장갑을 끼고 다리를 하나 잡고 발 가락을 물어서 끊어낸 다음, 피부와 힘 줄을 빨아 먹고 뼈를 뱉어내라. 한두개 를 먹고난 후에는 엄청나게 매운 소스 가 입 안에 불을 지를 지도 모른다. 그 러니 잠시 쉬면서 그 불을 끄기 위한 쿨 피스나 요거트 주스를 주문해라. 필자 는 몇 번 그렇게 반복하고 나니 아플 정 도로 감각이 없어진 것을 느꼈다. 뼈가 있는 활극을 견뎌내지 못 하겠다 면 한입에 들어갈 만한 닭발을 먹어보 아라. ‘무뼈’나 ‘뼈없는’이라고 되어 있 는 것을 주문하면 된다. 또한 더 작은

닭발은 끓이기보다는 구워진 상태로 나 와서, 바싹 구워서 조리한 덕에 발톱과 연골의 거슬리는 식감을 줄여준다. 추천 식당(시내) : 크고 다리가 달린 것 을 원한다면 Thursday Party 1 옆에 있는 한신포차에 가 봐라. 작고 뼈가 없 는 스타일을 원하면 칼리엔테를 지나 빨간 포장마차로 된 온달포차에 가라. 3) Raw Cow Organs - 천엽 and 생간 (cheon yub and saeng gan)

Raw beef restaurants may offer you a new experience and a delicious plate of fresh meat. But the honor of the #3 ‘Foods for the Brave’ goes to a sidedish duo that’s served at such places. First is 천엽, meaning raw stomach, specifically the 3rd of a cow’s 4 stomachs. It has the appearance of a grey

bath towel and the texture of an old rubber band. 천엽’s redeeming quality is how it tastes: like nothing, or the 기름장 (sesame oil with salt) you dip it in. Second is 생간, meaning raw (“fresh”) liver. These blobs of blood dissolve in your mouth like moist tofu. But before you encounter these ‘Foods for the Brave’ you’ll need to order a main course. Raw beef restaurants usually offer two styles: 생고기, fresh meat slaughtered and served the same day; and 육회, meat frozen for a day, marinated, and served with an egg yolk and pear slices. Just be sure to visit a reputable restaurant that abides by Korea’s strict beef-control regulations and doesn’t serve deadly bacteria. I’d also consider popping some anti-parasitic pills afterward. Recommended Locations: For downtown, try 덕일구이 off Cell Phone Street. To find one near you, Naver search 대구 생고기 맛집 (Daegu raw beef ‘good restaurant’) and expand the resulting map. Check if they post cre-continued on p16-


dentials on their wall and state the 소 들어오는 날 (beef delivery date). 3위) 천엽과 생간 생고기 식당은 당신에게 새로운 경험 과 신선한 고기로 만든 맛있는 음식을 제공해줄 것이다. 그러나 ‘용감한 자들 을 위한 음식’의 영광스러운 3위는 그 곳에서 제공되는 밑반찬 듀오에게 돌 아갔다. 첫 번째는 천엽인데, 이 것은 익히지 않은 위이며 특히 소의 위 4개 중에 세번째 위다. 회색 목욕수건 같이 생겼으며 식감은 오래된 고무줄 같다. 천엽의 결점을 보충할 만한 특징은 바 로 맛이다. 아무 맛이 나지 않거나 찍 어먹는 기름장(참기름과 소금) 맛이 난 다. 두 번째는 생간이다. 이 핏덩어리 는 입안에서 촉촉한 두부처럼 풀어질 것이다. 하지만 이 ‘용감한 자를 위한 음식’을 맞닥뜨리기 전에 주메뉴를 주문해야 한다. 생고기 식당은 보통 두 가지 방 식으로 고기를 제공한다. 당일 잡아서 내놓은 신성한 고기인 생고기와 하룻 동안 얼린 고기를 양념해서 노른자와 채 썬 배와 함께 내 놓는 육회이다. 반 드시 한국의 엄격한 쇠고기 관리 규율 을 따르고 치명적인 박테리아를 내놓 지 않는 평판이 좋은 식당에 가라. 또 한 필자는 먹고 난 후에 구충제를 먹는 것도 고려한다. 추천 식당 : 시내에서는 핸드폰 골목 에서 약간 떨어진 덕일구이를 추천한 다. 근처에서 찾으려면 네이버에서 ‘대 구 생고기 맛집’을 검색해보고 검색 결 과에 나오는 지도를 확대해보라. 식당 의 벽에 증명서가 있는지, ‘소 들어오는 날’이라고 적어 놨는 지도 확인해보라. 2) Live Octopus - 산낙지

“Live” is a loose term here considering it’s completely dismembered and its head discarded. However, octopi have complex nervous systems with arms programmed to act independently of the brain. That explains all the chaos



slithering around on your plate! Some pieces attempt to escape and reunite with the Mothership, others cling for what’s left of their dear life, suctioning to the plate, your chopsticks, or the inside of your mouth. There have been cases of vengeful octopi choking consumers. Don’t let these intelligent creatures outsmart you, dip them in sesame oil to nullify their suction power. They may not offer much in terms of flavor, but if eaten soon after slaughter they allegedly provide health benefits. These include stamina for humans and resurrection for dying cattle, according to our chef. Furthermore, I found the required chewing to be an effective jaw workout. Recommended Location: After dark, seafood tents line both sides of the main road along 칠성시장 (Chilseong Market). 2위) 산낙지 여기에서 “살아있는”이란 말은 무언 가가 죽은 뒤에 완전히 잘려지고 머리 가 버려진 것을 의미하는 엄격하지 않 은 용어이다. 그러나 낙지는 독립적으 로 움직이도록 되어있는 팔이 있는 복 잡한 뇌신경계를 가지고 있다. 이 것이 접시 위에서 미끄럽게 꿈틀거리는 카 오스를 설명해준다. 몇 조각은 도망가 서 몸통과 다시 합체하려 하기도 하고, 나머지는 접시에, 당신의 젓가락에 혹 은 입안에 달라붙어 그들의 소중한 삶 에 남아 있는 것에 매달린다. 손님을 질 식시켰던 복수심에 불탄 낙지가 있기 도 했다. 이 지능적인 생명체가 당신을 농락하게 놔두지 말고, 참기름에 듬뿍 찍어 흡착력을 무력화시켜라. 맛에 대 해서는 할 말이 별로 없을 것이다. 하지 만 낙지가 잡은 직후에 먹게 되면 이른 바 건강에 좋다고 한다. 주방장에 따르 면 사람에게는 스테미너를 주고, 죽어 가는 소도 살려낸다고 한다. 더 나아가 산낙지를 씹는 것이 효과적인 턱운동 이 되기도 한다. 추천 식당 : 해가 지고 나서, 칠성시장 주 도로의 양쪽에 있는 해산물 포장마 차 거리에 가 보라. 1) Dog Meat - 개고기

Eating Out _ Five Foods for the Brave

Firstly, I must acknowledge that eating dog is controversial in South Korea. Seeing dogs as friends rather than food, younger generations tend to oppose this ancient tradition. I agree that it’s totally wrong to eat a dog, just like it was totally wrong to eat the four other animals killed in the making of this article. But my purpose here is to share information as it stands, not promote it, but not deny it either. So relax, learn and please don’t go barking up the wrong tree. If you’ve ever ventured into the depths of Chilseong Market, you may have seen angry dog carcasses sprawled across tables. Here lies the source of the two main critiques: health risks to the consumer and inhumane treatment of the livestock. First, market dog meat may spoil after hours of unrefrigerated, open-air exposure. Second, opponents warn of its dubious origins, such as revenue-seeking animal shelters rather than farms, or it being slaughtered by hanging and beating rather than electric shock. So here’s a disclaimer for trying dog meat in such an uncertain and unregulated setting. To hopefully minimize these concerns, a large, fancy restaurant in Bukgu was the chosen destination of me and a friend (the only brave friend out of the half-dozen I invited). We ordered the 보신탕, or “body nourishing soup,” which allegedly balances the body’s Chi with its abundant nutrition. There seemed to be quite a bit of Chi-balancing going on among the few elderly couples present, except for a fellow scarfing down skin slices and gnawing on leg bones. I was nervous as the lady wheeled up our soups. At first glance, it appeared similar to 해장국 with its red broth and veggies. But the meat, from the dog’s legs according

to the lady, had the stringy structure of chicken breast but the soft tenderness of pulled pork. I’ve heard dog meat smells awful, but all I could smell was the mound of chopped garlic, black pepper, and spicy oils. This made a distinct flavor difficult to identify. I eventually freaked myself out with thoughts of something evil concealed behind the overload of spices and wasn’t able to eat much. But it’s certainly edible (my friend nearly finished his). Just like the other ‘Five Foods for the Brave,’ it must be an acquired taste. But unlike the others, I don’t plan on giving myself another chance to acquire it. 1위) 개고기 우선, 필자는 한국에서 개고기를 먹는 것이 논란이 많다는 것을 인정해야만 한다. 개를 음식으로 보기보다는 친구 로 보기에, 젊은 세대는 이 오래된 전통 에 반대하는 경향이 있다. 필자는 개를 먹는 것이 전적으로 잘못되었다는 것 에 동의한다. 이 글을 쓰기 위해 죽어간

다른 네 가지 동물을 먹는 것이 전적으 로 잘못되었던 것처럼 말이다. 하지만 이 글에서의 필자의 목적은 음식을 권 장하는 것이 아닌, 있는 그대로의 정보 를 공유하기 위한 것이다. 그러니 진정 하고, 새로운 정보를 얻어가고 제발 헛 다리를 짚지 마라. 만약 당신이 칠성시장 깊숙한 곳을 탐 험해보았다면 테이블 위에 널부러진 성 난 개의 사체를 본 적이 있을 것이다. 여기에 바로 두 가지 주요 비난론의 원 인이 있다. 고객의 건강에 대한 위협과 가축에 대한 비인간적인 대우이다. 먼 저, 시장의 개고기는 냉장보관 되지 않 고 노상에 노출된 채로 몇 시간이 지나 면 상할 지도 모른다. 두 번째로 반대론 자는 농장보다는 이익을 쫓는 동물 보 호센터에서 개를 구입하거나, 전기 충 격이 아니라 매달고 때려서 도축하는 것처럼 수상쩍은 출처에 대해서도 경 고하고 있다. 그러니 불안전하거나 통 제되지 않은 환경에서 가공된 개고기는 먹지 않아야 한다. 이러한 걱정들은 최소화하기 위해 (필 자가 초대했던 5명 중 유일하게 용감 했던) 친구와 함께 북구에 있는 크고 제

대로 된 식당을 찾아갔다. 우리는 보신 탕을 시켰는데 보신탕의 풍부한 영양소 가 몸의 기를 보충해준다고 한다. 껍질 을 허겁지겁 먹고 다리뼈를 잡고 뜯는 남자를 제외하고 몇몇 노부부 사이에서 는 꽤 기 보충이 되는 것 같이 보였다. 필자는 식당 아주머니가 국을 떠 주었 을 때 긴장되었다. 처음 보기엔 빨간 국 물과 채소가 있는 해장국과 비슷했다. 하지만 아주머니에 따르면 다리 부분 의 고기는 닭가슴살의 섬유질 구조가 있지만 잘게 찢은 돼지고기같이 부드 럽고 야들야들하기도 하다. 필자는 개 고기의 냄새가 지독하다고 들었으나 다 진 마늘 향, 후추, 강한 기름냄새만 가 득히 났다. 그 덕분에 역겨운 냄새는 거 의 맡을 수 없었다. 나중에는 듬뿍 넣은 향료의 향에 어떠한 나쁜 것이 가려졌 을 수도 생각으로 제풀에 경악하게 되 었고 더 많이 먹을 수가 없었다. 하지만 개고기는 확실히 먹을 수 있었다. (필자 의 친구는 거의 다 비웠다.) 개고기 역 시 다른 ‘용감한 자를 위한 다섯 가지 음식들’처럼 맛을 들일 수 있는 음식이 확실하다. 하지만 다른 음식과는 달리 다시 먹어보고 싶지는 않다.

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Browsing Seomun Market Daegu’s Must See Attraction Written and photographed by Lee Flory


eomun Market is a must see attraction for Daegu visitors. Whether you want to shop, eat, or just take in the sights and sounds of a traditional Korean market, Seomun is sure to impress. Not to be confused with some manufactured tourist trap, Seomun Market has been a pillar of Daegu for more than 300 years and was a boon to its economy during the dramatic development which transformed this once small town into a major city. Today, natives and out-of-towners alike flock to the bustling “Districts” and alleys that run between them to find deals



on clothes, bedding, fabric, tableware, souvenirs, electronics, food and more. To single out any one shop or vendor in the complex would be to miss out on the very essence of Seomun Market, where businesses are packed together like so many layers of dried seaweed, and the ensuing competition leads to quality control for the products, and big savings for the buyer. That being said, there are still certain places that a first time visitor ought to check out…

Special Reports _ Browsing Seomun Market

1.Dongsan Clothing Wholesale Market-

Don’t be fooled by the name, calling this place a clothing store is like calling Costco a stationary shop. Take a stroll through the winding paths that comprise the four floors of this facility and you’ll find houseware, luggage, arts and crafts, ceramics, etc. If--for whatever reason--you can only go to one place at Seomun Market, Dongsan will be able to fulfill most of your shopping needs. As if that weren’t convenient enough, it’s located right next to the main gate.

2.Dried fish- Believe it or

not, there is an entire district dedicated to dried fish. Even if you aren’t interested in buying any dehydrated anchovy, squid or stingray, you should walk through to at least observe (and smell) these oldschool purveyors. Stick to the road you enter the gate through and you’ll find this facility a few hundred meters down on your left.

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3.Food- The food available at Seomun Market is reason enough to visit. You can’t take more than a few steps without encountering some delicious, authentic dishes. However, the alleys between Districts 1 & 4, and along the north side of Dongsan Market boast the most mouth-watering Korean staples including, but not exclusive to: •Kalguksu- The 1&4 alley is packed with stations serving up this incredible noodle dish. Grab the first seat you can find. Your bowl is guaranteed to be fresh as small batches of noodles are constantly being made from scratch and served up the moment they’re ready. 20


•Odeng (fish cake) and Mandu (dumpling)- If you’re in the mood for something spicy, drop by one of these stations. You’ll know them by the vats bubbling with bright red sauce and the skillets constantly frying up flat, leaf-like dumplings. •Hoddeok- When doughnut meets pancake, you get one of these sweet disks. Follow the smell of cinnamon to any one of these vendors sprinkled among both food alleys. Again, the best way to experience Seomun Market is to simply wander through it. Ducking in and out of the multiple entrances to each district and ambling down the alleys is half the fun, and you’re bound to find

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something of interest. Located one subway stop away from the Banwoldang hub, it’s easy to get to and won’t take you too far off of the beaten path. Take the Green Line (Line 2) to the Seomun Market station and get out at exit 1. Double back a few steps and make

a left at the large intersection. Just walk straight and the main entrance will present itself on the left. If you choose to take a taxi, tell your driver “Seomun shee-jahng ka juseyo.” Happy shopping!


Happy Time Go Fast Interview and Book Excerpt Interviewed by Scott McLaughlin



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2. What inspired you to write this book?


appy Time Go Fast’s author Wes Weston sits down with the Compass and gives us a peek into his first book. Stay tuned for next issue, Mr. Weston will also talk about how to self-publish your own novels. Search Happy Time Go Fast to get your electronic copy today!

1. Tell us why this book is different from other books about teaching in Korea? Happy Time Go Fast illustrates the ESL experience from inside the classroom. The book relays my experience as a first-time teacher through a series of stories and anecdotes. Today, books about teaching in Korea are predominantly informational, dealing with the job search, contracts, salary, and a little bit about Korean culture. I wanted readers to understand the experience, and although everyone’s experience is different, I think most novice teachers could relate to these stories.

Over the years, I’ve taught in several different countries in numerous teaching capacities. Like many people abroad, I’ve documented my experiences through a collection of journals and blogs. After living and working in a few different countries, I felt like I had some stories to tell. Thus, Happy Time Go Fast is the first of several books capturing my teaching misadventures abroad.

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3. How hard was it to get it published? Can you share the process with us in a nutshell? Getting published was both easy and difficult. It was easy because I decided to self-publish, which anyone can do. Nowadays, the walls of traditional publishing are coming down. If you have a story to tell, then you can turn it into a book. The difficult part is that you have to complete, or at least take part in, just about every aspect of the self-publishing process. Between writing, editing, formatting, and cover design, from start to finish this was a long project. But I learned a great deal, so hopefully this next time around it’ll be little easier.

4. What was the best thing about writing this book? Even though I already had lot in writing, I didn’t get serious about putting this book together until last year. By then it had been a few years since I left South Korea, so writing this book brought back a lot of great memories. And since this was my first time teaching, it made me realize how much I’ve changed over the years as an ESL instructor. These days, I’m a much better teacher than the guy in the book.

5. What do you hope people get out of reading this book? Primarily, I hope to reach people who are considering making a jump into the ESL profession. I think most of us share the same concerns, worries, and apprehensions before stepping foot into the classroom. I tried to be candid about my experience, and I made some really stupid mistakes. If anything, my stories may give potential teachers an idea of what NOT to do.



6. What does the future hold for you? Do you plan on writing more novels about your time in Asia or following a different path? Right now, I’m finishing up the next book which is about my teaching experience in rural Namibia. It’s called Watermelon is Life, and should be out sometime this summer. After that, I plan to publish another book about living and teaching at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. Presently, I’m back in the U.S. teaching adults at a language institute while pursuing a Master’s in TESOL.

Excerpt Chapter 3: Gawi – Bawi – Bo In late November, just two months after I arrived, a little boy named Dragon told me, “Teacha, she steal pencil.” “No! Lie!” The girl, named Flower, eloquently articulated. There was only one way to solve this. “Rock-Paper-Scissors,” I suggested. I utilized the game at every opportunity as a way of settling disagreements. It couldn’t have been more perfect. There was little time wasted since it didn’t take long to play, the kids were more than willing to enter into this arrangement, and the results were conclusive. Best of all, I wasn’t directly involved in the final decision-making process. The game allowed the kids to solve the issue themselves. There’d be no formal investigation as to the pencil’s legitimate owner. All proprietary rights were forfeited in order for these kids to prove their worth at Rock-Paper-Scissors. The kids immediately engaged in battle. “Gawi-bawi-bo!” “English!” I told them.

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“Okay, Teacha! Scissor-Rock-Paper! Scissor-Rock-Paper!” Flower threw up her arms in victory as Dragon let out a sigh of defeat and bitterly stared at his hands like they had let him down. Flower had won the pencil and Dragon begrudgingly accepted the outcome. That was the end of it. We started the lesson which on that day was Story Presentation. This consisted of a short story with key vocabulary that the students had to read and then present. Together, we read the story and afterwards, I wrote it on the board. Then I underlined the key vocabulary, and we pronounced these words individually. After, the kids would memorize the story and repeat it using one set of vocabulary words. Then they’d say the story again using another set. Koreans are fanatics when it comes to memorizing, and it was amazing what the kids could recite after looking at something for a matter of minutes. I wasn’t going to make them say the story six times using all the vocabulary words since there wasn’t enough time. Normally, I’d want them to choose

maybe three or four. This is where Rock-Paper-Scissors would come into play, and we’d enter into negotiations. And when negotiating, it’s always best to overstate your position. “Okay, I will give you five minutes to memorize the story,” I told the class. “I want you to, hmm… choose six!” As I wrote the number six on the board, the kids united in protest. “No! One!” they shouted. “Teacha one!” I knew this was just the initial offer and, after sizing them up, I erased the six and wrote five.

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“One! Teacha, one!” they insisted. I’m not sure if they knew how negotiations worked. This is when they were supposed to up their offer. Or perhaps they did know and were just better at negotiating than I was. I erased the five and put a four. “Okay...two! Two! We two!” Now we were getting somewhere. “No…you four,” I replied. One thing I occasionally struggled with in class was preventing my own speech from reverting to the kids’ erroneous form of English. “You four!” I repeated.



The kids shook their heads. We were at a stalemate, which meant there was only one thing to do. “Okay, we’ll play,” I paused for a moment of suspense. “Rock-Paper-Scissors!” I shouted and they all clapped their hands. “It will be me…versus you.” I spoke slowly and deliberately – another characteristic I was picking up – so that the kids could understand. “I will play…each student…one time…to decide…how many times…you will say…the Story Presentation.” A few of the kids straightened up in their desks. Others nodded to their friends to let each other know, “IT’S ON!” Of all the things to announce, Rock-Paper-Scissors is what made the kids become more serious in class.

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There were nine students in the class, so all I had to do was beat five of them. I started with Frog who was sitting to my left. After doing some quick hand calisthenics, he was ready. We counted, and on three, released. My rock crushed his scissors. I moved on down the line to Tom. One, two, three – my paper covered his rock. Then came Violet, whose paper was viciously cut by my scissors. I really don’t believe there’s a skill to Rock-Paper-Scissors, but I must confess that sometimes you get going and then suddenly…you’re in The Zone. I easily defeated Flower and Sophia, which made me the clear, best of nine, winner. However, I didn’t stop there. I carried on, and at this point the kids just wanted someone to break my winning streak. But I couldn’t be beat. It’s like I was inside their little heads. I beat Shark. I beat Tony. I beat Dragon. Finally, it came down to me and the class’ last hope – Rambo. Suddenly, General Troutman’s words started pouring out of me. “This mission is over, Rambo. Do you understand me? This mission is over!” The

little boy hardly understood English, let alone this reference to First Blood. Rambo glared at me defiantly. He took a deep breath and raised his fist. His paper never stood a chance. After mopping the floor with them, I pumped my fists in the air and did a celebratory dance. The most ridiculous part of this spectacle was that I was genuinely excited. The kids were shocked by the devastating loss, yet amused by my flamboyant celebration.

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SPOTLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY Interview by Scott McLaughlin / Photos by Fergus Scott

The Compass comes across many photographers of all levels. Some just starting out, some who have dedicated years to the craft, but all the photographers’ photos have one thing in common, their own beautiful story. In this issue, we interviewed Fergus Scott, a novice photographer with professional, quality photographs. We hope you enjoy the photos and tips he shares with us.

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How did you get started in photography? I got started in photography when I came to Korea in December 2010. I never had an interest in photography before Korea but when I got here I wanted to document my stay as much as possible. I joined a photo club in my workplace and this really got me started. The people involved were really friendly and taught me so much about getting started in photography. I only had a small point and shoot camera back then but with my first paycheck I bought a used DLSR in Yongsan electronics market and haven’t looked back since. I started a photo a week project this year which can be found at project168. How important is equipment for taking a good photo? I think for certain photos the right type of equipment is essential. For any long exposure a good tripod and remote are needed, for event photography in a nightclub then an external flash is needed. Although when starting out I think only the basics are needed. Work with what you have and upgrade over time. What rules do you follow when taking photos, if any? I don’t really follow any rules when taking photos. The main rule I try to concentrate on is the rule of thirds. This involves breaking the photo down into thirds and placing the subject in the centre. It is a good way to frame a photo and makes the composition more balanced.



In this section I will explain how I got each shot.


Shutter Speed: 1/4000 Aperture: F/1.8 ISO:100 Focal Length: 50mm

The essential element of a silhouette photo is strong light. Silhouettes are best taken at sunrise or sunset when the light is at its strongest. The subject should be placed behind the light source. The exposure on the camera should be set for the strongest light source and therefore the subject will appear under exposed. The silhouette below was taken at sunset last July. This silhouette had a moving person in it so to produce a sharp image I used a fast shutter speed. The sun was very strong which gave me a lot of light so I was able to take the photo at ISO 100. A low ISO prevents noise in the photo.


Shutter Speed: 1/800 Aperture: F/4 ISO:1600 Focal Length: 10mm

This next silhouette was also taken at sunset last July but there was less light this time. I used the same technique basing the exposure on the bright sky and therefore underexposing everything else. The difference in light from the last photo meant that I had to increase the ISO. I shot at ISO 1600 which adds a bit of noise to the photo. I used a relatively fast shutter speed of 1/800 of a second. I used a wide angle lens for this shot and used the lowest aperture available at F4.

Long Exposures

Long exposure photography involves taking a photo with a long shutter speed. It can give show the movement of objects or it can be used at night to get a photo in low light conditions. The shutter is open for a long time so it captures everything such as light trails from moving cars. A tripod is essential for a long exposure photo as the any camera shake will show up in the photo. Using the self timer on the camera or a remote is also essential as even releasing the shutter will give a bit of camera shake. This long exposure was taken at Yongsan.

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Shutter Speed: 13 seconds Aperture: F/13 ISO:100 Focal Length: 24mm

This next long exposure was from Heyri Art Village. This was taken at night so to get the most light out of the photo while maintaining a low ISO a long exposure was necessary.

Shutter Speed: 15 seconds Aperture: F/9 ISO:100 Focal Length: 18mm

Panning Panning is the technique of capturing a photo of something moving. The key to panning is to move your camera along with the subject you want to photograph. The best subjects seem to be cyclists or



motor cyclists. The technique I use is to set the camera to continuous shooting mode. This will allow you to take photos in very quick succession. The shutter speed should be set to below 1/60 second. When the subject passes by take a succession of photos while moving the camera with the subject. The slow


Shutter Speed: 1/40 Aperture: F/16 ISO:100 Focal Length: 50mm shutter speed will blur the background out and a sharp image will hopefully be produced of the subject from the photos. The below image is from Vietnam. I took 4 photos of the subject and this was the sharpest.


Climbing the Impossible Conquering Janhukot Written and photographed by Bryan Hylenski

In June of 2001, I was sitting next to my father, in the home that he, my uncle and grandfather had built together many years before. My father could barely speak, due to the infection invading his throat. He had recently lost his battle with cancer and was now just suffering from the damage of chemotherapy, hoping to enjoy his last few days with his family and friends. We stayed up late into the evenings chatting via small notes, whenever he was awake and alert.



He inquired about my recent obsession with climbing and my future plans. I told him about my hope to attempt Denali (Mt. McKinley), as my first big mountaineering trip. I told him of my training, skills I needed to learn, my passion for being outdoors and of course my dream to challenge myself, this time against the “coldest mountain” on earth. He laughed and of course wrote only a few words “Sounds like an expensive dream?”

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As a “know it all” 25yr old, I told him of my plans to save money, work extra hours, etc., but that no matter what I was going to do this. He grinned and asked for his wallet. He took out a single dollar bill and handed it to me then wrote “I’m your first sponsor; don’t say I never gave you anything!” We both laughed and moved on to other subjects before he fell asleep. Later that evening, my father passed. I took half of that dollar bill and placed it in his casket, the other half still resides today, taped inside my helmet. A year later, I sat atop the summit of Denali (at -53 degrees F) warmed by the thought of that grin my dad would flash me when he was pulling my leg! Those feelings, those overwhelming feelings are why I climb. This summer, I and 4 foreign climbers living here in South Korea will attempt another dream. A climb that that no other person in the world has been able to accomplish. A climb, that many have attempted, but all have failed. Since the 1950s and 60s, teams of climbers from India, New Zealand, Australia, Korea, Canada, America and many others, have traveled to this remote

region of the world in an attempt to reach the summit of this unclimbed giant…“Janhukot,” only to be sent home defeated. In an era of commercialized mountaineering where many famed” big” mountains (Everest, Kilimanjaro, McKinley, etc.) receive hundreds, if not thousands of ascents each year, the tantalizing peak of Janhukot stands apart. Nestled in the far reaches of the Indian Garhwal Himalaya, up past the sacred fountain spring of the mighty Ganges River, it beckons. Janhukot, [pronounced Jan-oo-cot] is one of the last great mountains, in this region, where no person has stood on its peak. In 2010, our team of two came within 300 meters of this coveted summit. Reaching a high point, no other had seen before. A view, others had yet to achieve. Yet, despite being so close, we were turned back as well, due to poor snow and dangerous ice conditions near the summit.

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Turned back, but not defeated. In June, 2013 we will return to Janhukot, to finish the job. Our Team, The Dedicated Everyman ( is comprised of myself (Daegu), Jake Preston (Seoul), Dan Kopperud (Daejeon), Gabe Thomas (Seoul), and Jonn Jeanneret (Seoul, currently Okinawa). Jonn, the final member of this team, will be joining us as both a climber, photographer and documentary filmmaker. Providing supporters of this team the ability to relive the adventure, as well as experience the passion and pain that is a first ascent! So, folks like my father, who never got to see me climb, can have a small glimpse into the world we care so deeply about. To reach the toe of Janhukot demands over 60 tortuous kilometers of strenuous hiking from the nearest settlement. Guarded by two ancient glaciers, labyrinthine moraines and perilous Himalayan weather fronts, few humans have ever made it this far‌.and this is just the toe! From here begins the real climbing, which has proven even more formidable. Rock fall, avalanches, vertiginous walls of snow and ice... It is little wonder Janhukot’s summit has eluded numerous previous attempts. Though it can feel like purgatory, those adventurous enough to accept the challenge are rewarded with breath-taking views, precious isolation and the chance of a life-time to do something new, something bold and something worthy. With a close knit group of experienced climbers and a grueling crucible of dedicated training, something exciting, something promising is in



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the air. If you wish to join our team, follow our ascent and become a part of writing history, please check out and support or share our Kickstarter project at Or simply go to and type in “Janhukot.� Through this Kickstarter promotion it is possible for friends, family, and members of the public to become active supporters of our Everyman team. This campaign will provide supporters with all kinds of benefits and rewards. Rewards include team t-shirts, custom thank you messages from the mountain, producer credits, signed summit photos, limited Edition DVDs of the Documentary, and thank you videos from the summit, to be aired during various Film Festivals around the globe. So please, come join our adventure and support the Dedicated Everyman Team on our quest to accomplish a dream. Visit our Kickstarter Campaign here:


DISCIPLINE Forming Good Healthy Habits Written and photographed by Stephen Elliott


elieve it or not, the awkward looking fellow on your left, and the awkward looking fellow in your right are the same person, with about 7 years and 70 pounds(*kg) difference. In fact, that’s me. One day I got sick of my weight interfering with my health and social life, and I did something about it. Want to know my secret? There is a secret, and most of the weight loss infomercials and advertisements you see won’t tell you this, but it’s something you simply can’t lose weight and get in shape without it. Are you ready? Discipline. Disappointed? Unfortunately, the real solutions to life’s problems usually aren’t all that flashy. In fact, most solutions can be boiled down to good old fashioned discipline and hard work. But how should we build the discipline to accomplish our goals, you ask? Take a few tips from me, and start your journey to a healthier, more disciplined, and happier you today!



1.Set some goals You need to know what you want, and a solid plan can keep you on track to accomplish your specific goals. Find a quiet place, and an hour or two to think really hard what you would like to accomplish. You should have some long term (I want to run a marathon, I want 12% body fat) goals and some short term (I want to lose 5 pounds, I want to give up lattes) goals. The short term goals are the battles, and the long term goals are the war. You should keep the long term goals in mind, but focus on the short term. As you accomplish your short term goals, the long term goals will become easier to attain. 2.Make sacrifices. Nothing comes from nothing. The fact is, if you want to get yourself in shape, you’re going to have to give something up. Time for some hard truths: if your life style was conducive to good health, you would be healthy already. This will require sacrifices of your time, money, and the little indulgences you “can’t live without.” I’ve got news for you: yes, you can. A healthy body feels better than anything could possibly taste. Trust me. Everyone is different. Find out what you need to sacrifice, and dive in. As soon as you see results, giving up the next thing will be much easier.

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3.Get advice. You probably know a few people that are as healthy as you want to be. Don’t be jealous. Ask them what they do! You might find an exercise program or diet plan that you really like! Your friends totally want to help you. Just ask! You can also ask your community to help you with your new lifestyle. You could join a sports league, and start getting regular exercise. You could find a gym buddy or a jogging partner. Try anything that makes it easier to stay motivated. Make sure you use your college educated common sense here. Trust the friend that recommends a balanced, low calorie diet from various sources (carbs, fats, proteins) over the one that tells you to eat cheeseburgers all day but without the bread (bread is far too delicious to be your enemy. Everything in moderation)

I’m pretty proud of the fact that I can do 75 push-ups in a row. Maybe someday, I will be able to do 100, but when I first started, that number was about 12. Actually, it was more like 11 ½ and then I fell flat on my fat, fat face. That’s okay. I chose to be proud of 11 ½. The next day, I tried for 20, and I think I got about 15. I was proud of that too. You’re not doing your body any good by trying to do everything at once, consuming under 1500 calories a day, and doing exercises made for Olympic athletes when you’re just starting up. You’ll just burn out and quit after a week. Take it one day at a time, and stop to admire your progress often. Discouragement comes from comparing yourself to others. Try instead to compare your present self to the you that you used to be. You’ll get there. The permanent changes are the ones that you implement slowly.

Above all, you’ve got to learn how to see your health goals as a way of loving yourself. Healthy eating and exercise are all about doing the best you can with what you’ve got, and what you’ve got isn’t bad at all. Ladies, your sexiness is more than your S-line, and gentlemen, your masculinity is more than your muscles. Learn to appreciate and respect your body, and a healthy lifestyle will naturally follow. You should step into the mirror every morning, look at your reflection and say to yourself “Dear me, who is that sexy, sexy beast in front of me?” That’s what I do, anyway.

4.Take it one day at a time.


Breaking the Cycle Dealing with Chronic Back Pain Written and photographed by Aesook Shin


sneeze, parachuting out of airplanes or just getting up from a stationary position. Most people will experience back pain from one of these factors in their lives. The good news? Hoo Clinic and acupuncture can help you get better in a week and almost always within six weeks. In the meantime, the pain can be debilitating numbing and many other unpleasant sounding/feeling words, so that you feel as if you’ll never be able to sleep, sit down or enjoy family time again. A study done by the University of Maryland showed that back pain sufferers no longer need to suffer in vain. “For people with chronic low back pain, this analysis shows that acupuncture is clearly effective in providing considerable pain relief,” says Eric Manheimer, study author and director of database and evaluation for the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine. “The research also showed that acupuncture provided true pain relief. The benefit was not just due to the placebo effect.” Traditional Western prescriptions for back pain such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or opiates – the painkillers du jour for back pain – have risks. They increase the risk of stomach ulcers, which can cause internal bleeding and some also raise the risk of heart disease. The higher class painkillers run the risk of pill addiction with over usage.



Contrary to Western prescription drugs, there are potential bio-mechanisms that explain how acupuncture might work to relieve pain. There are several theories about these bio-mechanisms. One theory, for example, is acupuncture activating opioid systems in the brain that respond to pain. That’s why we feel good and relaxed after every acupuncture session. It’s like taking opiates but without the messy side-effects. In Korean medicine, we believe there are special pathways that are chosen for needle insertion called “meridians.” These meridians relate to what the traditional Korean medical doctors felt were true “organ systems” and guide the placement of the acupuncture needles for healing ability. However, these “organ systems” are not necessarily the same kind of systems that are defined as traditional organ systems by modern science. At Hoo clinic, we use acupuncture in conjunction with numerous other modern healing treatments including physiotherapeutic machines and high frequency massages. For the more open-minded souls among us, try detox moxibustion and blood letting suction cupping. They have thousands of years of history which take us back into time and let our natural innate healing power help ourselves to recover from a sore back.

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Taken all together, acupuncture and traditional Korean medicine are both ancient and time-tested forms of therapy that seem to have exceptionally few side effects and are safe for pain management. In my experience, many of my Hoo patients have found relief from pain through acupuncture.

Other things that help with chronic back conditions in everyday life are core exercises and Pilates. To that effect, one personal philosophy for my own back woes is from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in the US: build the base of the pyramid first, then build the top. Strong cores and backs everybody!

Even with the machines at my clinic and my clinical expertise, it’s important to remember that back pain is a symptom, not a disease. Usually no cause is found for it. For example, you can feel pain in your back from things going wrong in almost any organ in your body. In traditional Korean medicine, back pain can also arise from the non-free flow of qi and/or blood. When the qi and blood doesn’t flow freely, there is pain. Therefore, it is essential to keep our qi and blood full and moving freely for optimal health and well-being and especially for being pain free.


Government appreciated Hyosung Hospital Designated as an ‘Accredited Organization’ by the Ministry of Health and Welfare Submitted by Super Color Super /


yosung Hospital was designated as an obstetrics and gynecology hospital by the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2011. It has also been named an ‘Accredited Organization’, a medical institution offering safe and quality medical service, being one of the first in Daegu and Gyeongbuk. ‘Accredited Organizations’ are regulated by the Korean Institute for Healthcare Accreditation and accredited by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Such organizations have to offer quality medical service and secure patients with a high-degree of specialties. The Korean government demands that we do our job best. We received our ISQua (International Society for Quality Healthcare) certificate after passing a series of strict and high-standard inquiries from three sections. We dedicate the results to the support and trust from our customers, and as an accredited organization, we promise to provide our best medical service in general practice as well as obstetrics and gynecology.



Sterility, do you still think it’s a woman’s problem? •Su-yeon Im, the director of the Sterility Research Center of Hyosung Hospital, telling about infertility treatment 40% responsibility for both man and woman…70~80% of cases are curable. With causal therapy, natural pregnancy is possible…40% success rate for a test-tube baby Hyosung Hospital opened Sterility Research Center for infertile couples last March. It has a professional and well-organized system ranging from test to treatment. They invited a specialist from a university hospital, and offer systemic and cooperative treatment with researchers having a wide range of clinical experiences. There are also nurses who attended professional education about sterility and thirteen sterility specialists. Moreover, they share the value of birth and life and heal the sorrow of patients. As the first non-university hospital in Daegu, the hospital runs a total sterility clinic taking care from pregnancy to postnatal care. Su-yeon Im, the director of the Sterility

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Research Center of Hyosung Hospital, talked about sterility treatment. ◆ Both men and women have a role in infertility In 1978, pregnancy and delivery through a IVF(in vitro fertilization) succeeded for the first time in the world, and since then, medical advances including assisted reproductive technology gives hope to infertile couples. Im said, “Sterility is the condition that you can not conceive, however, it’s just difficult to have a baby for most of patients who visit our clinic.” Then what are some of the causes of it? “In spite of having a normal sex life, the test is required in these cases: a wife not able to have a baby after a year of trying, a woman over 35 years old, or one having a medical history with pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, ovary surgery, habitual abortion, or menstrual irregularity. Also, there’s the matter of a husband having a problem with sperm.” she said. In the past, people thought that a woman is blamed for sterility but actually, it’s now known that men and women alike each hold about

a 40% ratio to the cause. On this account, her opinion is that they both need to try to overcome it. She said, “For women, most cases are ovulatory disorder such as menstrual irregularity and oligomenorrhea, and functional disorder like tubal blockage. For men, they are varicocele and have spermiduct blockage or a problem with sperm ” ◆ 70~80% of cases cured Usually 20~30% of infertile couples who get treatment still cannot get pregnant, which means the rest of the couples do. Sterility is not an incurable disease so it’s possible to overcome. Before getting infertility treatment, you have to get tests and know your condition in detail. Ultrasound is a basic test for women. And they will get hormone examination, hysterosalpingogram, and an endometrial biopsy to evaluate ovarian functions. Then the next step is getting treatment and procedure along with their next menstural cycle. It could take more than one or two months to finish all kinds of tests because they’re not done at once but proceeded along with one’s menstural cycle. Men will have a semen -continued on p42-


check after 2 or 3-days of abstinence. Then do all infertile couples need to get treatment of artificial fertilization or in-vitro fertilization? She answered: “Depending on each cause, treatment could work then they can try spontaneous pregnancy.“ ◆ Articifial fertilization and test-tube babies Artificial fertilization and in-vitro fertilization are positive ways to have a baby for infertile couples. Many are interested in the treatments and visit a clinic, however, some get bewildered since the procedures are different from what they know about. She explained that “artificial fertilization is available when the fallopian tube is not blocked.” She also said they “find out the exact ovulation timing with ultrasound or checking hormone levels in urine, then improve the husband’s sperm fertility and inject his sperm into womb.” Tube culture, then, is done in the following cases: when the fallopian tube is blocked but also when artificial fertilization failed 3~4 times with no cause; getting pregnant is not available because of endometriosis; male infertility (when the number, mobility and shape of sperm are poor); and having anti-sperm antibodies present. The process of IVF is ‘controlled ovarian hyperstimulation→collection of eggs and sperm→external fertilization and explantation(3~5 days)→fertilized egg trans-plantation into a womb→pregnancy test’. She added that “It shows different success rates of IVF but it’s usually 30~40%.”

ever, that is not true.”, she said firmly. Naturally, only one dominant follicle among many others is chosen and it prepares ovulation. The others will obsolesce. Controlled ovarian hyper-stimulation raises all follicles that started to grow before a dominant one is chosen, until ovulation period. So it doesn’t make the ovary lose its function or menopause come earlier. She emphasized that “previous research couldn’t find out that using medicine for sterility increases cancer incidence rate. Sterility examination history, type of sterility, using ovulation-inducing drugs and number of treatments are not relevant as well, so sterility medicine is safe.”

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◆ Incorrect rumors about sterility She also mentioned that some people avoid sterility treatment because they believe incorrect rumors about it. “The rumor says that ovulation inducing agents or hormone shots stimulates ovary or makes super-ovulation, and it’ll cause menopause earlier or raises the cancer incidence rate. How-



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THIS WILL DESTROY YOU 5 CITIES TOUR Submitted by Super Color Super /

“This Will Destroy You use their instruments expertly to create a brooding anxiety that threatens to erupt at any moment.” - Pitchfork -


his Will Destroy You, often abbreviated to TWDY, is an American post-rock band from San Marcos, Texas. In many ways, the initial sound of the band was the logical destination point for four friends (Christopher Royal King, Jeremy Galindo, Raymond Brown, and Andrew Miller) that had been playing in a variety of bands together throughout their teens. In 2005, the group began writing and recording a 6-song demo, which was immediately picked up by Magic Bullet Records. Within weeks, the demo became “Young Mountain,” THIS WILL DESTROY YOU’s first retail full length.

Magazine bestowed “Album of the Year 2006” honors on “Young Mountain”), the songs quickly found marriage to various licensing projects across film, television, web, and video projects the world over, and the album quickly shot up both indie retail and Apple iTunes charts. To fully illustrate the fever pitch of the moment, even the Pentagon was caught up in the hysteria, using two songs in a disaster preparedness presentation held before the nation’s top military brass in the wake of New Orleans’ catastrophic Hurricane Katrina. Suddenly, the choice between band and “real life” became not so clear for all involved.

From that moment on, the trajectory of THIS WILL DESTROY YOU was meteoric. Critical acclaim came pouring in overnight (Rock Sound

After some domestic touring surrounding “Young Mountain,” the band paired with John Congleton to record “S/T,” 2008’s follow-up full-



length. As day after week after month after year piled up on the road, the rigors and alternate reality of touring life began to set in and take toll. It was amidst this darkened age of despair and equilibratory destruction that the band began to create an entirely new strain upon the trademark sounds that defined “Young Mountain” and “S/T.” “Tunnel Blanket” is the third proper full length from THIS WILL DESTROY YOU. While previous albums managed to strike a universal chord of human hope and near-optimism toward the future, “Tunnel Blanket” is the darker and more intricate sides of human emotion, grief, and tragedy. And at the end, it’s just as cathartic, instinctively primal, and wholly rewarding. 6.4 // GWANGJU @ UNDER99 6.5 // JEONJU @ RADIOSTAR 6.6 // DAEGU @ URBAN 6.7 // BUSAN @ VINYL UNDERGROUND 6.8 // SEOUL @ ROLLING HALL


TICKET // ADV 20000 DOOR 25000 MORE INFO// SUPERCOLORSUPER.COM This Will Destroy You (TWDY)는 2005년 산마르코스, 텍사스에서 결성된 포스트락 밴드다. 밴드는, 기타에 제레미 갈린도와 크리스 킹, 베이스와 키보드에 도노반 존스, 그리고 드럼에 알렉스 보어 로 이루어져 있다. 그들은 주로 이펙트 기 타와 다이내믹을 많이 이용한, 길고 분위 기 있는 연주곡들을 작곡한다. 그들의 최 신 앨범, ‘Tunnel Blanket’은 2011년 5 월에 출시 됐으며, 빌보드 Heatseekers 앨범 차트에 25위로 돌입했다. THIS WILL DESTROY YOU는 2000년 대 중반에 산마르코스, 텍사스에서 결성됐 다. 그들의 초기 사운드는 십대 때 다양한 밴드활동을 같이 한 네명의 친구들의 (크 리스토퍼 로얄 킹, 제레미 갈린도, 레이먼 드 브라운, 앤드류 밀러)상식적인 도착지 이다. 2005년에 그들은 6곡이 담긴 데모 를 쓰면서 레코딩하기 시작했고, 그 데모 는 Magic Bullet Records에서 바로 취 입됐다. 그때로 부터 THIS WILL DESTROY YOU는 상승 궤도로 접어 들었다. 하룻밤

새 비평가들의 극찬이 쏟아져 들 어왔고 (“Young Mountain”은 Rock Sound Magazine의 “Album of the Year 2006”을 받았 다), 앨범에 수록된 곡들은 영화, 텔레비젼, 인터넷, 비디오 프로젝 트 등 다양한 라이센싱 프로젝트 들에 전세계적으로 쓰여지게 됐 으며, 앨범은 이로 인해 금새 인 디 리테일과 애플의 아이튠즈 차 트를 섭렵하게 됐다. 이 극도의 열 기는 미국의 펜타곤까지도 퍼졌 다. 펜타곤측은 앨범의 두곡을 나 라의 최상위 군 장교들 앞에서 펼 처진 재해 준비 프레젠테이션에서 사용했다. 몇 년간의 쉼 없는 투어는 밴드에 게 기나긴 길 위의 삶 속에서 고 단함을 느끼게 했다. 하지만 THIS WILL DESTROY YOU는 여기서 무너지지 않고, “Young Mountain”과 “S/T”를 정의한 트레이드 마크 사운드를 버리고 전혀 새로 운 성격의 앨범을 냈다. “Tunnel Blanket”은 THIS WILL DESTROY YOU의 세번째 정규 앨 범이다. 전 앨범들이 미래에 대한

희망과 낙관으로 사람들의 심금 을 울렸다면, “Tunnel Blanket” 은 좀 더 어둡고 복잡한 인간의 감 정, 비탄, 그리고 비극을 그린다. 하지만 결국엔 이 앨범도 전과 마 찬가지로 카타르시스를 느끼게 해 주며, 본능적으로 원시적이고, 완 벽하게 가치있다. 2011년 포스트 록의 모범답안 MOGWAI의 첫 내한공연을 성공 적으로 이뤄낸 SUPER COLOR SUPER가, 국내 수 많은 포스트 록 팬들이 기다려 온 또 하나의 밴 드, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU 의 첫 내한공연을 기획한다. 오는 6월, 이들은 장장 5개 도시를 돌 며 이들을 맞이할 준비를 예전부 터 단단히 하고있던 많은 팬들에 게, 그리고 아직 TWDY 의 마력 에 빠져볼 기회가 없었던 이들에 게 음악으로써 고요한 폭풍전야부 터 폭풍이 휩쓸고 간 처참한 광경 까지- 이 모든 순간들을 아낌없이 연주해 줄 것이다.


KAPS Needs your Help Helping Man’s Best Friend Written and photographed by Emma Thompson


lthough it is a principle of mine to love every poor mutt at the Korean Animal Protection Society shelter, I find that the amount of affection I am willing to express differs from dog to dog. Billy the Shih Tzu, for instance, is one of the grossest little dogs I’ve ever seen. His eyes, becoming blind, are clouded over; his teeth, not in the best of shape, irregularly frame his stinky little tongue; his home-cut hair is filthy and ragged; and most recently his fur has been patchy due to a fungus called malassezia. I am ashamed to admit that on more than one occasion I have foregone showing Billy physical affection, opting instead to assure him of my devotion verbally from a few feet away. It was recently my task to transport, with the help of



other stalwart volunteers, Billy the Shih Tzu and his compatriots Nellie and Happy (both are also kind of gross) to the vet. The skin issue was definitely worrying. The three we took to the vet, as well as two others at the shelter, all seemed to have the same issue and we wanted to keep it from spreading. Our trip to the vet had two marvellous outcomes. First, the vet assured us that the skin condition could be easily treated with oral medication. It will take some time, and may cost a few hundred thousand won to treat all the dogs, but it will be straightforward and most certainly successful, if we can procure the funds. Secondly, and more importantly, I had an epiphany with Billy. HE’S NOT THAT GROSS. Looking into his bizarre little face, I suddenly felt like I could

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handle it. The absolute sweetness of this dog overcame me and I ventured to give him a little scratch behind the ears. He loved it. Someday, I hope, Billy will be adopted. All it will take is a few weeks of care and I’m sure he’ll be a cute little thing, not very gross at all. Until that time, however, volunteers at KAPS can help Billy and his cohorts be much less gross, even now. It was due to the generous donations of volunteers that we were able to take them to the vet, and buy them some medicine. We’ll still need help, though, to continue to buy medicine until the treatment is completed. And of course, even once we rid the shelter of malassezia, there are always other jobs to do, and medicine to buy, and dogs to walk and wash and love. There are lots of ways to be involved with KAPS this summer. Some fun events are coming up! We hope to raise more money for Billy et al with a Bake Sale hosted by Buy the Book’s Farmer’s Market on May 26th. This will be a great way to help out the dogs while being covered with powdered sugar rather than dog hair. We’d be very grateful to anyone who wants to bring us a tray or two of your favourite cookies, brownies, bars or cupcakes. We also need volunteers to help us with an upcoming move. It has unfortunately become necessary to close

the KAPS shelter in Boeun. We will need vehicles and large animal crates to move more than 50 dogs from this shelter to a sister shelter on the East Coast, and to our main shelter in Daegu. This will be a major chore, but with a little organization, a lot of driving, and a lot of man power, it should be a satisfying adventure to move these dogs to their new homes. We would be grateful to anyone who can possibly pledge the use of their vehicles or crates in June. You can also bring brownies and cupcakes, but they aren’t quite as necessary for this event. As always, we will also host dog walk events throughout the summer. Please come and meet Billy, and the others. If I looked that nasty I’d be in a rotten mood, but these little troopers are as sweet and friendly as can be. The love dogs are capable of is really astounding, and can soften the hardest of hearts, and the most rigid standards of hygiene. KAPS provides equally astounding amounts of anti-bacterial soap, so please don’t hesitate to come say hi, and give a scratch to a grateful mutt. You can find out more or contact us at and KAPSAnimals.

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WOMEN POWER! Daegu Women’s Charity Softball Tournament Written by Elizabeth Kean / Photos by Jeff Molasky


ummer is just about here and most of us are looking forward to sunny days lounging outside and enjoying the beautiful sunshine on a Saturday afternoon. But what exactly should you DO on a gorgeous spring day? What a fantastic question you’ve asked, you intelligent person you! How about joining us on Saturday June 8th from noon to 4pm at Yeungnam University for the 1st Annual Daegu Women’s Charity Softball Tournament? Of course there will be women’s slow pitch softball games for you to enjoy, or heckle, and if you’re interested in playing, it’s just 20,000won per woman and all skill levels are welcome! Don’t have a glove? No problem! There will be lots available for you to borrow! Not convinced yet? There will also be ice cold beer for sale for 2,000won, hamburgers and hot dogs right off the grill, and a bake



sale if you’re looking for a little slice of home. In addition, for all you manly men out there, there will be a Home Run Derby starting at 2pm. But get there early! In order to participate, you must buy a raffle ticket for 5,000won and only 5 manly sports men will be able to show off their brute strength! Want to combine two of your favorite things? Play our version of Cans! For 5,000won, you get a beer AND three throws to knock down the beer cans for a chance to win a prize! There will be prizes from some of your favorite bars and restaurants including: Traveler’s Star Kebab Thursday Party Who’s Bob Bunny’s Urban MF and many more!

“Self, this sounds utterly amazing!! But what charity is this all for?” That’s a great question! All proceeds will benefit Catholic Green Glade ( 가톨릭푸름터 ) right here in Daegu! Green Glade is a center and full-time residence for teenage girls who have become homeless or been removed from their homes. The center provides them not only a safe place to live, but everything from school uniforms to vocational instruction. So come on out June 8th and support a great cause as well as meet some amazing people and enjoy a day in the sun! Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair and sunscreen! If you’re interested in playing on a team or have any additional questions, please email or contact us on our Facebook event page by searching Daegu Women’s Charity Softball.

You might be saying to yourself, Daegu Centric _ WOMEN POWER!


Daegu Colorful Festival Scavenger Hunt Review Congrats to the Winners - Zenith!

Summary by Yujeong Lee / Photos by teams Zenith, Spiderman and Fantastic 11

The Scavenger Hunt was part of the 2013 Colorful Daegu Welcome Festival hosted by Maeil Shinmun, Daegu City Hall and Daegu Foundation of Arts and Culture. It was held on May 19th (Sun.) at Daegu Gukchae Bosang Memorial Park. The festival celebrates



“Together day,� May 20th, the day to understand people from all over the world and multiculturalism. There were lots of booths to experience different cultures. The Daegu Compass was asked to host a scavenger hunt for foreigners and Koreans to participate in.

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DOUBLES THURSDAYS continued on p36

It was very successful with over 20 teams and about 110 participants. They were given 70 missions to complete. It started at 1:10, in one hour, they came back to Daegu Compass’ tent with their result. The winner was ‘Zenith’ and the prize was a gift certificate to Outback Steak House. 2nd place was team ‘Spiderman’ and 3rd place was team ‘Fantastic 11’. Even though it was a little rainy, everyone still enjoyed the tasks they had to complete. The Daegu Compass hopes to hold more of these community building events in the coming months. Stay Tuned!




Love in Action

Helping others 1,000won at a Time Submitted by Alex A-che / Photos by Lynn Tan

Love in Action The Love in Action ministry of Dongshin English service began in the fall of 2012. Just a few months old, it has taken on various projects to help others in need and promote awareness and compassion. Love in Action started with a few bake sales to raise funds for Kampong Cham Children’s Home in Cambodia. Over the last few months, they have raised about $1,000. It has since grown to include projects here in Korea. Sex Trafficking The biggest undertaking has been to tackle the issue of sex trafficking in Korea. With the help of the Daegu Women’s Rights Center, the group has learned about the issue on a local level , not only nationwide but specifically to the city of Daegu; what steps are being taken to help the victims and what laws have been created to protect them. Still in its developmental stage, Love in Action has been working on a sex trafficking awareness presentation, in both English and Korean that can be presented to university students in the near future. Haerimwon The second biggest project has been their work with Haerimwon (대구혜림원), a center in Daegu for single pregnant women. A lot of these women lack family support. The center provides counseling and resources for them including a living space at the center for those



who have no home to go to, and will inevitably make the choice of keeping the child or giving it up for adoption. Love in Action has two main focuses. The first is to volunteer their time teaching the women English. Currently, there are five teachers volunteering their time at the center. The second focus is to hold fun events for the women, one day a month. Whether it’s a board game day, a glamour photo shoot or making crafts, it has always been a day to look forward to for both the volunteers and the women. Women’s Hope Center in Pohang The next big project is the Women’s Hope Center in Pohang. Love in Action felt it would be good to support a local organization with fundraising efforts. Min Hwang, who started Women’s Hope Center, visited Dongshin English service in January to talk about the work of WHC. Love in Action felt it would be a worthy cause to support.” The vision of WHC arose from a specific, actual circumstance a young university student faced during an unplanned pregnancy. This young student, “Soomi”, came to the attention of a chaplain’s wife. Soomi was pregnant, unwed, suicidal, and saving funds for an illegal abortion. Though pressured by her own family to have an abortion, Soomi faithfully and courageously chose to love and mother her child. Women’s Hope

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Center, a Christian-based center, became a registered NPO in Korea on January 26, 2012. It was a miracle since many told Lynn Eggert, one of the founders, it would be very difficult to be approved since she was foreigner. WHC became the first foreigner-founded NPO registered via the Gyeonbguk province. So far, Love in Action has raised 620,000 won for the center. The funds Love in Action will raise from the flea market/bake sale will help the center in a variety of ways. Donations will be used to pay rent for the Pohang WHC headquarters plus utilities, brochures and educational pamphlets for the women, pregnancy tests and ultrasounds (though the Korean government provides money for prenatal appointments if a woman continues in her pregnancy, the first ultrasound appointment to confirm pregnancy is not provided for so WHC pays for a client’s first appointment. All of WHC’s Board members and Officers, including Min Hwang, one of the founders and current Chairman and Executive Director, are volunteers; but recently they have hired one manager for the Pohang CPC and one manager for the Seoul Help Desk. They have just started construction on the first home for women that need shelter.

Flea Market and Bake Sale Fundraiser! So on June 1st, join Love in Action for their ‘Flea Market and Bake Sale Fundraiser!’ at the YMCA and help raise money for the Women’s Hope Center in Pohang. It will be an outdoors flea market, if weather permits, with music, a caricature artist and a bake sale so there’s something for everyone. If you have clothing or items that you no longer use, please consider donating them for the flea market. They should be clean and in a good condition. You can drop them off at the YMCA on the 29th, 30th and 31st of May!


Submitted by Kathryn Simms


Dynamic Daegu Task Force Scavenger Hunt Well, it’s almost summer and you know what that means: it’s time to start filling your weekends with awesome plans and fun! Interested in doing that AND supporting a very worthy local cause in the process? We’ve got just the suggestion. Last fall, the Dynamic Daegu Task force organized a highly successful charity scavenger hunt that took place all around downtown and this summer we’re at it again! The 2nd Annual ‘Hunt for Freedom’ is set for this July 6th and promises to be just as much fun (because MORE fun would just be crazy) as the last. Great prizes, great people, and most importantly, a great cause to support! But, before we talk about the scavenger hunt, we’d like to let you know a little bit more about us. The Dynamic Daegu Task Force is a local charity group affiliated with Love146, an international organization aimed at abolishing child sex-slavery and human trafficking. We are a group of ten teachers here in Daegu who meet twice a month to read articles, watch videos and discuss the



issues surrounding modern day slavery. Our mission is to raise awareness around these issues, for ourselves and others, and work as agents of change in the global fight against child sex-slavery. Additionally, as a task force, we have pledged to raise $1,000 USD for the organization at large in order to help fight the cruel fate many children face. With your support we hope to meet, if not exceed, our goal. Starting June 15th, teams (of 3-4 people) can register for the ‘Second Annual Hunt for Freedom’ by emailing with your team name and list of team members. The registration fee is 10,000 won per person, and details on how to submit payment will be sent once we receive confirmation of your registration. As for the event itself, things will begin and end at everyone’s favourite ex-pat haunt, Traveler’s Bar and Grill. Prior to the Scavenger Hunt, at 1:30pm, we will be hosting a brief presentation about Love146 for anyone interested in learning more. Following that, teams

Daegu Centric _ HUNT FOR FREEDOM

What: The “Second Annual Hunt for Freedom” Who: Teams of 3-4 people When: July 6th beginning at 1:30pm Where: Traveler’s Bar and Grill, downtown Daegu Why: To support Love146 and the fight against child sex-slavery Cost: 10,000 won per person How to sign up: Send an email to dynamicdaegu146@ with the subject “Hunt for Freedom”. Please include your team name as well as your team members. We will respond with bank details upon receiving your registration so you can submit payment online. Prizes: Awesome gift packages to our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners plus raffle and quiz prizes! Mark your calendars and start rounding up your friends for this very worth cause. The ‘Second Annual Hunt for Freedom’ is sure to be a day you won’t want to miss! In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about Love146 and the important work that they do you can visit Hope to see you all on the 6th!

will need to arrive no later than 2:30pm to check-in and pick-up their scavenger hunt packages and then after a quick briefing on the event rules, it’s time to play! During the ‘Hunt for Freedom’, you will have two hours to find, collect, and take pictures of different objects and complete various tasks around downtown Daegu. Leave your inhibitions at home, it’s all about getting wild and weird… for a very worth cause! Following the hunt, while scores are being tallied, there will be a raffle draw (because what charity event would be complete without one?) and the local Quizics team will host a round of pub quiz for additional fun and prizes. Winners will be announced following the quiz, with all of the day’s events wrapping up by about 7pm. Please check back in the next issue of the Daegu Compass for updated information on the ‘Hunt for Freedom’ including exciting prize announcements!


Sloth Love Drunk

Waygoonies Bring Big Laughs to Daegu Written by Dan Wiberg / Photos submitted by Dan Wiberg

A group of expat comedian friends, who call themselves the Waygoonies, are doing a three-day comedy tour (appropriately named “Sloth Love Drunk”) around Korea. They’ll be heading south to Daegu to perform at Sugar Joe’s on Saturday, June 15th. The show starts at 9:30p.m…and it’s FREE! The first show of the tour will be Friday, June 14th in Suwon at The Big Chill. They will be ending the tour in Seoul on Sunday, June 16th performing in Haebangchon(HBC) at The Orange Tree. Each show will consist of six comedians (and six very different comedic personalities) on stage. The performers in Daegu are Dan Wiberg, Wassim, Wilfred Lee, George White, Jonathan Burrello, and Andrew Newman. All six guys have their own unique flavor



when it comes to comedy. In George White’s case, it’s chocolate (because he’s half black…and his last name’s White. You can’t make this stuff up!!). All six have never been to Daegu, so they are looking forward to a new Korean city (and all brand new tall grey apartments to look at!). The Daegu show is at Sugar Joe’s. They understand this place is normally a venue for live music, so they’re hoping they don’t show up to a room full of people who were expecting something completely different (which has happened before…awkwaaaard). The show is free (they’re making sure to say that a lot). They only ask that you laugh…but only if you sincerely think it’s something funny they said. If it’s not funny or maybe

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you really just don’t like the person on stage, feel free to sit, stare, and judge - judge with your eyes (the deepest, darkest parts of your eyes where the hate hides). If you’re interested in history, these friends all first met and performed together at an open mic in Bundang. Due to long commutes to Seoul to perform at open mics, Dan Wiberg decided to start a monthly comedy open mic in his own area (COMB: Comedy Open Mic Bundang) in Bundang, Gyeonggi-do. COMB brought out some people who always considered doing stand-up comedy but never gave it a chance. Also, comedians from Seoul and the surrounding areas came out to perform. From there, friendships were made, sojus were drank, and the rest is Waygoonies history.

As for the actual jokes and material, you’ll have your obvious Korean jokes and teaching stories but be prepared for anything. If you are easily offended, a few of the comics might not be for you. BUT, if you are a fan of comedy, you’ll be sure to enjoy the (FREE) show. Free. Not even 1+1. It’s like 0+6 if that makes sense. Bring your point cards. And your chingus. A video of us performing a little epic meal time:


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June 2013 SUN






This is an overview of our April events. For more information on events in our calendar, check out the next two pages or e-mail us at: Please email us your event information by June 15th for our July 2013 issue.






This Will Destroy You (TWDY) @

Urban Lounge and Club

Concert @ 20:30Daegu Flower Show 2013 @ EXCO / 6.5~6.9 22:30 (Novotel Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill




Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

Daegu Terrace Cafe) POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill




1 Flea Market and Bake Sale Fundraiser! @ YMCA Downtown



The 397th Daegu Metropolitan Orchestra “ R.STRAUSS EIN HELDENLEBEN” @ Daegu Culture and Arts Center

Daegu Women’s Charity Softball @ Yeungnam University



Yaenoeul Jazz Singers @ Suseong Artpia

Kim Mun Suk exhibition @ Bongsan Art Center / 6.11~6.16 Daegu Food Tour Expo @ EXCO / 6.13~6.16

Jazz & Story 4 Matthieu Bore @ Bongsan Art Center Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra @ Suseong Artpia

Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill




Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

Concert @ 20:3022:30 (Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe) POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill



Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

Concert @ 20:3022:30 (Novotel Daegu Terrace Cafe) POUR YOUR OWN DOUBLES @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill





Daegu Medi Expo @ EXCO / 6.21~6.23

Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill





29 Design and Art

@ Daegu Art Museum / 4.1~6.23

Open Mic Night @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill



Wednesday Night Trivia @ Traveler’s Bar and Grill

June calendar

Kabbala Concert @ 20:30@ Daegu Art Museum / 4.1~6.23 22:30 (Novotel National Geographic Photo Exhibition: The Beautiful Days Daegu Terrace Cafe) @ Daegu National Museum / 3.22~6.30 POUR YOUR OWN Oh pure love exhibition DOUBLES @ Travel@ Daegu Art Museum / 3.1~6.30 er’s Bar and Grill


June 2013 Event Calendar Flea Market and Bake Sale Fundraiser! Time: 6.1 / Place: YMCA Downtown Ticket information: 053-715-1282 /

Daegu Flower Show 2013

Time: 6.5~6.9 Ticket price: 6,000w / Place: EXCO Ticket information: 053-601-5064 /

This Will Destroy You (TWDY)

Time: 6.6 / Ticket price: Adv: 20,000w / Door: 25,000w Place: Urban Lounge and Club Ticket information:

The 397th Daegu Metropolitan Orchestra “ R.STRAUSS EIN HELDENLEBEN” Time: 6.7 19:30 / Ticket price: 15,000w Place: Daegu Culture and Arts Center Information:053-606-6313 /

Daegu Women’s Charity Softball

Time: 6.8 12:00 (noon) - 16:00 Ticket price: 20,000w Place: Yeungnam University Information:

Yaenoeul Jazz Singers

Time: 6.8 19:30 Ticket price: R:30,000w / S:20,000w / A:10,000w Place: Suseong Artpia Ticket information: 053-255-0731 /

NationalGeographic Photo Exhibition: The Beautiful Days

Time: 3.22~6.30 weekday:9:00~18:00 weekend:9:00~19:00 Ticket price: 12,000w / Place: Daegu National Museum Ticket information:053-422-4224 /



Event calendar

June 2013 Event Calendar Jazz & Story 4 Matthieu Bore

Time: 6.11 20:00 / Ticket price: R:33,000w / S:22,000w Place: Bongsan Art Center Ticket Information: 053-661-3081 /

Sookmyung Gayageum Orchestra

Time: 6.11 11:00 / Ticket price: 20,000w Place: Suseong Artpia Ticket information: 053-668-1800 /

Kim Mun Suk exhibition

Time: 6.11~6.16 Place: Bongsan Art Center Ticket information: 010-9662-0520 /

Oh Pure Love Exhibition

Time: 3.1~6.30 Ticket price:1,000w / Place: Daegu Art Museum Ticket information:053-790-3000 /

Kabbala / Design and Art

Time: 4.1~6.23 / Ticket price: 1,000w Place: Daegu Art Museum Ticket information: 053-790-3000 /

Daegu Food Tour Expo

Time: 6.13~6.16 / Ticket price:3,000w Place: EXCO Ticket information: 053-601-5455 /

Daegu Medi Expo

Time: 6.21~6.23 / Ticket price: 3,000w Place: EXCO Ticket information: 053-601-5066 /

Event calendar



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

Daegu Opera House 115-5 Chilsung2-ga, Buk-gu, Daegu 053)666-6000

Suseong Artpia 1137-3 Jisan-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu 053)666-3300

Donggu Art and Sports Center 1084 Hyomok1-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu 053)951-3300

Keimyung Art Center 1000-2 Sindang-gong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 053)580-6600

Dalseogu Advanced Culture Center 150 , Gangil, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 053)667-3081

Daegu Citizen Center 256 Tae pyung-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)252-6401

Daegu Cultural Center for Students 230-6 Yongsan-dong,Dalseo-gu, Daegu 053)550-7114

Daeduk Cultural Center 275 Apsan Circular way, Nam-gu, Daegu 053)622-0703

Arts Theater CT Jeil Bld. B1, 109-2 Namil-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)256-0369

Bongsan Cultural Center 133 Bongsan Culture Street, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)661-3081

Harmonia Art Hall 133 Bongsan Culture Street, Jung-gu, Daegu 053)254-7241

Chunma Arts Center 214-1 Dae-dong, Gyeongsan, Gyeongbuk, Daegu 053)810-1525

This is a guide to all the art centers in Daegu. Various art centers play a range of art performances: from musicals, non-verbal performances, operas, and classical plays. Check out our event calendar on p58 for some of the events playing this month.


Kyungdae Buk Moon


Try your Korean. Say to taxi driver, or point to this and show him. Maya 마야

Kyungpook University is famous for two great Indian restaurants, Indobangrangi and Maya. Also, live music nights at Sugar Joe’s. Kyungpook’s one and only expat bar.


Seattle’s Best


Indo Bangrangi 3F 인도방랑기 (Great curry!)

North Gate

(Kyung Dae Buk Moon)

경대북문 Sugar Joe’s 슈가 죠스 (Expat Bar)



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Kyung Pook National University



EXCO 엑스코

Costco 코스트코

Jeonjagwan Electronics Market 전자관

Interburgo Hotel 인터불고 엑스코

Take a subway to Keungogae Station and show a taxi driver this map 유통단지 and then point to where you want to go.



Daegu Bank Station 대구은행역

Beomeo Station 범어역




New Yeongnam Hotel 뉴영남호텔

10 9 Mac Dental Hospital 맥 치과 병원 6 7


To Downtown

Shanghai Grill (American style Chinese food)

Daegu Grand Hotel 대구 그랜드 호텔 Women’s Medipark 여성메디파크 병원

IN Dental Clinic

Beomeo Intersection zoomed in 범어네거리

Hyosung Hospital 효성병원

Suseong-gu boasts some of Daegu’s best resaurants. Deurangil is known for lavish restaurants. A great place to take a date or celebrate a birthday. After eating, many people enjoy spending time around Suseong Lake.

to Beomeo Station 범어역 Spa Yan (Massage)

Noodle Bowl

eolin-ihoegwan samgeoli 어린이회관 삼거리

Invino Italian

Hwanggeum Intersection 황금네거리

Cocorico Waxing Salon

Bocaccio Brau Deurangil Food District 들안길

Napoli Italian

Ganga Indian

Arianna Hotel

Ha Long Bay Vietnamese

COHEART Hair Salon

Dusan Intersection 두산오거리

La Bella Cucina Italian

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Suseong Lake Map

Ganga (Indian) Napoli (Italian)


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Pita Bono (Sandwich)


Africa (Pasta & Coffee)

Japanese (Sushi)

Tasting Table (Italian)

Business Bar

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Hai Long Bay (Vietnamese)

Bin (Italian)

Minature Golf

Cafe Francessco

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Long Bar

Dusan Ogori 두산오거리

La Bella Cucina (Italian)

SuseongLake Carlo Italian Pasta & Wine (Italian)



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.











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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1 Traditional Clothes, Souvenirs

2 3

Knicknacks, Knicknacks, clothes,food food clothes,



Textiles, Blankets, Leather goods

Women’s Clothes

8 Wholesale

Parking Parking LotLot


Clothing Wholesale Clothing Main Entrance (5min walk to subway)

to Seomun Market Subway Station

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



Written by Brian M. Van Hise and Hyerin

How to Order Food

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

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)



여기 (Yogi)







동구, etc...

두류동, etc...

Step 6 (name your food)

Step 4

Step 5

Street number + Building name + Apt Number

-인데요 (in-dae-yo)

Step 7 (quantity)

Step 8 (drinks)




불고기 (bulgogi)

하나랑 (1) hana rang

콜라 (cola)

김치찌개 or 된장찌개 (kimchi or bean soup)

두개 (2) do gay

사이다 (cider)

세개 (3) say gay

맥주 (beer)

네개 (4) nay gay

오렌지주스 (O.J.)

김밥 (kimbap) 떡볶이 (tteokpokki)

다섯개 (5) daseot gay

만두 (mandu)

여섯개 (6) yeoseot gay

Step 9

가져다 주세요. (ga-joe-da ju-se-yo)

돈까스 (tonkkatsu)

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 You


( Yeobo say yo)


자장면 하나랑 볶음밥 하나 가져다 주세요.


그런데 얼마죠?

여기 수성구 황금동 롯데캐슬 105 동 402호 인데요.

(Yogi [insert your Gu, Dong, and street address here] in-dae-yo) (My address is SuSeongGu, Hwanggeum-dong, Lotte Castle, Building 105, Apt. #402)


(JaJangMyun hana-rang pokkeum bab hana ga-joe-da ju-se-yo) (One JaJangMyun and one fried rice, please.)

(keuh-lun-dae ul-ma-joe? “How much is it?”) 네.

(nay “all right/goodbye”)


Junga ngno S tation

Uzbeki Restaurant(Russian Restaurant) After this intersection,take aright. It’s on the 2FL across from a bank. L











Hanil Cinema



Lotte Cinem Joseph Skin Care

Billibow 2F

Dos Tacos TGIF

Burnham’s Burgers

All for Skin : 4F of Bennigans BL





DakGalbi (Fried Chicken and rice)





Little Italya

Mies Factory

Makgeoli Hoo Oriental ZARA

Thursday Party II


112 Hyundai Department Store


Joong-ang pachulseo


14 13

Lazy Diner



Traveler’s Bar and Grill

ang Stat 12 ion


4 70




11 6


10 8


Radio Ci

Downtown Map Nightlife Directions taxi - “she nay ga ju say yo. sam duk so bang seo.” Shopping and Cinemas taxi - “she nay ga ju say yo. lotte young plajja CGB” (remember there is no true ‘V’ sound in Korean)

Cinema h Care

s tory

2.28 Park Memorial park

New York Dental Clinc

(Lee Pal GongWon)

Gulliver’s Travels

Kingston Hair Shop

Bulzip Samgyeopsal

Gold Label Urban


Old Skool

Thursday Party I

3F Club That 4F Horus Garage


Leo Chow’s Chinese Food

Go Go Party B1 Who’s Bob 3F MF Bar Pan Asia 2F


Go Go Vinyl VIN

Mies Container

Seoga n’ Cook

Samduk pa chu seo

JJ’s Bar and Grill 3F

Communes AU


Samduk so bang seo 10 o’clock (Japanese) Caliente (new bar)

Club Pasha What? Samgyeopsal


Blue Ketchup

Cafe Francesco Club Frog

Shovel Samgyeopsal

io City Music Hall

Club EGG Bus

Hooka Bar (꽃)

To Zoo2004 Motel, Yellow 71 Motel Mellow


GUIDE Photos by Ivan Broida, Vacquer Richard, Fuzz @

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


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


053.421.8577 Everyday 11am-2am Pasta and Coffee


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

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


053.426.2268 Everyday 11am – 4am Mexican & Bar

Club That

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




GUIDE Havana

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

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


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

Lazy Diner

Interesting interior Everyday 11am – 10pm Burgers and Breakfast

Little Italia

Chef studied in Italy. Everyday 11am – 10pm Pasta and Wine

Mies Container

Electronic music and Bacon Pizza Everyday 11am – 2am Pasta, Pizza, Salad



GUIDE Mies Factory

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

Pan Asia

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

Quiznos Subs

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


(Shovel Samgyeopsal)

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

Seoga & Cook

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


053.255.8970 Everyday 4pm– 4am Galmaegisal - Korean BBQ


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



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


Everyday 11am – 9pm Uzbekistan & Russian Food


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


Different flavored Samgyeopsal. Everyday 11am – 1am Samgyeopsal - Korean BBQ



Bars & Clubs

Photos by Ivan Broida, Vacquer Richard, Fuzz @

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

AU Lounge

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

Fuzz @

Billi Bow & Dart

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

Fuzz @

Blue Ketchup

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

Fuzz @

Bus Bar

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

Fuzz @

Bunny’s Bar

010-7417-6288 - English 010-4434-1207 - Korean Sun - Thu = 8pm-2pm Fri - Sat = 7pm-4pm Take-out Bag Drinks available / Sit in

Fuzz @


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



Fuzz @


Bars & Clubs

Flower Bar

Apple is the best! Everyday 6pm – 4am Wine and Hooka Bar

Fuzz @

Club Frog

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

Fuzz @

Gold Label

Good for large groups who drink. Everyday 6pm – 3am Top 40 hits / Good Beer

Fuzz @

Go Go Party

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

Fuzz @

Club EGG

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

Fuzz @


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

Fuzz @


You should experience it once. Everyday 6pm - 3am Traditional Korean Tavern

Fuzz @


MF Bar

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

Fuzz @

Old Skool

Ghetto blaster! Everyday 7pm - 4am Hip-hop / Dance / Pool

Fuzz @

Club Pasha

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

Fuzz @

Teum Lounge

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

Fuzz @

Thursday Party I

The best of the best go here. Everyday 7pm – 4am Beer Pong, Darts, Danc’n

Fuzz @

Thursday Party II

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

Fuzz @

Urban Club & Lounge Live Music on the weekends. Everyday 7pm – 4am Live Music, Darts, Hip-hop

Fuzz @

Who’s Bob

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



Fuzz @


Connoisseur Check out these other great eats around town.



Ganga -

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


Kyungpook Uni. area

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)



- 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)


HOTEL GUIDE Downtown Area Hotels Near the nightlife

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.

Novotel Daegu City Center Add : 대구광역시 중구 국채보상로 611번지 Tel : 053- 664-1111 Website : Email : Roomrates start at 472,600+ won(10% vaT will be added)

Fantastic all you can eat buffet!

Eldis Regent Hotel Add : 대구광역시 중구 동산동 360번지 Tel : 053-253-7711 Website : Email : Room rates start at 100,000won

Close to Hyundai and Dongha Shopping

Nam Gu Area Hotels Near Camp Walker

Hotel the Palace Add : 대구광역시 남구 봉덕3동 688-1번지 Tel : 053-471-9911 Website : Email : no - online reservation system Room rates start at 99,000won

Near Camp Walker Clean and Friendly

Prince Hotel Add : 대구광역시 남구 대명2동 1824-2번지 Tel : 053-628-1001 Website : Email : Room rates start at 105,000won

Western and Korean rooms available



HOTEL GUIDE Suseong Gu Area Hotels 10 min from Dongdaegu station

Daegu Grand Hotel Add : 대구광역시 수성구 범어1동 563-1번지 Tel : 053-742-0001 Website : Email : Room rates start at 240,000won

One of the top hotels in Daegu

Hotel Inter-burgo Add : 대구 수성구 만촌동 300번지 Tel : 053-6027-171, 173 Website : Email : Room rates start at 330,000won

Daegu Casino is open!

Hotel Ariana Add : 대구광역시 수성구 두산동 200-1번지 Tel : 053-765-7776 Website : Email : Room rates start at 110,000won




Compass All-Stars The Daegu Compass wants to be the best source of information for visitors and foreigners living in Daegu. In order for that to happen, we need your help. Although we have lived in Daegu for many years, we know that each person’s experience in Daegu is different. We would like to help share your experiences with others living in and visiting this unique city. Get started by joining our team of volunteer writers, photographers, translators and promoters as we gear up for something special, something different, something new. The Daegu Compass will help make your stay in Daegu a memorable one. Gift certificates, discounts on events, travel opportunities, and more are available for those who sign up. Email us at: to start getting involved in your community. We feel the Compass is on the right track, but with your help it can be GREAT! Thanks Daegu, for gett’n it done! - The Daegu Compass team -

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