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Top 5 Pros and Cons to Living in South Korea

Our top 5 pros and cons to living in South Korea based on our own experiences over the years.

We each give our top 5 pros and cons lists to living in South Korea and then come up with a final list for each.

Scott, Adam, Marco, and returning guest Saber talk about how long they’ve lived in Korea and their experiences to come up with the top 5 things they love about living in Korea and the top 5 things they don’t.

It’s all about the PROS and CONS to living in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!

Show Notes

      • 01:23

        Each of us tell how long we’ve each have lived in South Korea.

      • 02:13

        Marco gives some of the hardest changes he had to adjust to when he first moved to South Korea.

      • 03:46

        Saber talks about her hardest things she had to adjust to when she first moved to South Korea and adapting to working all day and teaching children.

      • 04:22

        Scott gives the difficult changes he had to make when he first came to South Korea.

      • 05:00

        Adam goes over some the difficult changes he had to make when he first came to Korea.

      • 05:46

        Marco gives his top 5 cons to living in South Korea including the lack of trash cans, driving, cultural differences, and more!

      • 09:30

        Saber gives her top 5 cons to living in South Korea including clothing sizes, pollution, taxis, and more!

      • 11:28

        Adam goes into his top 5 cons to living in South Korea including home sickness, traffic and parking, respect to pedestrians, and more!

      • 12:04

        Scott gives his top 5 cons to living in South Korea including smells, weather, seat belts, and more!

      • 13:32

        We all put our lists together to agree on a final TOP 5 CONS list to living in South Korea.

      • 17:30

        Adam gets into his top 5 pros to living in South Korea including internet, travel, safety, and more!

      • 18:35

        Marco gives his top 5 pros to living in South Korea including taxis, recycling, people, and more!

      • 20:25

        Saber’s top 5 pros to living in South Korea including living costs, expat community, delivery services, and more!

      • 21:02

        Scott’s top 5 pros to living in South Korea including meeting new people, 24hr life, the garbage system, and more!

      • 23:20

        We all put our lists together to agree on a final TOP 5 PROS list to living in South Korea.

      • 24:48

        Adam wraps things up including where to get in touch with each of us.

Guest

Saber Lane

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/saber.lane
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/saberlane
Website – https://kpop.global

Top 5 Pros and Cons to Living in South Korea
Top 5 Pros and Cons to Living in South Korea

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at: O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by: Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.
Facebook – https://goo.gl/VTk37j
Instagram – https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX
Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.
Facebook – https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
Instagram – https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt
Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.
Facebook – https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
Instagram – https://goo.gl/w2G95c
Website – https://kpop.global
Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.
Facebook – https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
Instagram – https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

Subscribe to K-PoD in iTunes
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Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
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Get it on Apple App Store
Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn
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If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at podcast@changwoner.com

#livinginkorea #southkorea #korea #constokorea #prostokorea #travelkorea #lifeinkorea #top5pros #top5cons #top5 #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner

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Fun and Alternative Things to Do in South Korea

There are many alternative things you can find to do during your stay in South Korea!

There are lots of things you can do while in South Korea!  Things to do indoors, things to do outdoors, and things you can only do in Korea!  In this episode we share some of these alternative things to do while in Korea along with our own experiences.

Scott, Adam, and Marco are joined by guest Michael DeLorenzo to talk about the different things you can do while in South Korea and the Changwon area that you might not know about.

Our guest, Michael DeLorenzo, has lived in South Korea for the past 8 years.  He’s originally from the United States and is a teacher at Changwon National University.  He has been running a group in Changwon called the ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group‘ for the past 4 ½ years, and he joins us to share in all the different activities that they group does and why the group exists.

We each share in our own experiences of fun, strange, indoors, outdoors, and craziest things we’ve done while living in South Korea (combined +27 years) including screen rooms, singing rooms, festivals and concerts, mystery dinners, movie nights, ghost hunting, and even hiking in North Korea!

It’s all about FUN and ALTERNATIVE things to do in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!


Show Notes

  • 01:30

    An introduction to our guest Michael DeLorenzo including why he first came to Korea and what he does here.

  • 02:00

    A little more on the group Michael created ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group’, why he created it, and some of the things they do.

  • 04:12

    Each of us gives some of the things we do indoors and activities we each like to indoors while living in South Korea including screen rooms, escape room, VR rooms, board games, DnD, singing rooms, and ice skating and the ice rinks in the Changwon Area.

  • 07:02

    Outdoor activities we each like to do in Korea including batting cages, hiking, the Changwon reservoir, parks, events, festivals, ghost hunting, the Dark Side of Seoul Tour, and biking.

  • 11:45

    Our own experiences of some of the strangest and craziest things that we’ve each done during our time in South Korea including stories on dog soup, living octopus, lost in NamHae, saved by the Fire Department, October Fest, and hiking in North Korea as well as getting on the wrong bus in North Korea!

  • 18:00

    Michael talks about trying to bike from Busan to Seoul, Incheon on a bike path that takes you all the way and all the bike hotels along the way.

  • 19:45

    The most fun things we’ve each done in Korea including fireworks festivals, music festivals, camping, Metallica in Korea, JinJu Lantern Festival, and the Anndong Mask Festival.

  • 25:10

    Adam sums up everything and where you can get in contact with each of us and submit any questions you would like regarding to living in South Korea.

OUR GUEST

Michael DeLorenzo

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/michaelbdelorenzo
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mbdelorenzo/

Changwon Culture and Activity Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Changwonculturegroup/

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Listen and Subscribe on….

Subscribe to K-PoD in iTunes
RSS feed for K-PoD
Subscribe to K-PoD in Stitcher
Subscribe to K-PoD in tunein Radio
Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD on podbbang

Get it on Apple App Store

Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn

Get it on Podbean

Get it on Google Play

If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#koreathingstodo #hikingkorea #koreaactivities #koreanfun #koreaevents #metallicakorea #hikingnorthkorea #northkorea #southkorea #korea #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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A Chat About Teaching English in Korea and Asia

Teaching English in Korea and in Asia can have its difficulties. Smart phones (cell phones) and students using them in class and where we stand as teachers with regards of their use. Controlling our classroom and how to do it! Teaching in Korea compared to teaching in China. Classroom sizes and more!

This is a clip from K-PoD: Life in Korea. The podcast that brings you some of the lives of people living and working in South Korea and the people doing just that!

If you would like to listen to the full podcast of this episode please visit
https://k-pod-cast.com for more!
Of click here  http://bit.ly/2IKuF0M

Subscribe for more: https://goo.gl/SXGHrf

Share this video with a friend: https://youtu.be/hOt99KLWl70

Chasing Time English youTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2MOpySl
Fortune: Episode 1 BLUE Video: http://bit.ly/2Fbnz4d

Watch next – https://goo.gl/Pk8Wqa
Recommended Playlist – http://bit.ly/2KgEjeA

Let’s connect:

Facebook (/changwoner) – http://bit.ly/2XRDmga
Instagram (@changwoner) – http://bit.ly/2XauTaI
Twitter (@changwoner) – http://bit.ly/2IPSBzY

Clips Used in this Video:
Demo EFL Class – https://youtu.be/UIRdm3Q5HeE
Mr James – ESL Teaching in China! – https://youtu.be/9YeS2muDKsg
How do you feel today? EFL Classroom Video ingilizcesinifi.org – https://youtu.be/heHSTFmY7fs
Teaching a Live English Class in a Chinese Public School – https://youtu.be/VdTHsvoxOk0

#teachinginkorea #teachinginchina #teachkorea #teachchina #teachingenglish #teachinsouthkorea #cellphonesinclass #smartphonesinclass #smartphones #cellphones #teachingmethods #controllingyourclass #englishteaching #koreaexpats #lifeinkorea

If you have any questions regarding teaching English in South Korea or regarding living in South Korea, please feel free to contact us on messenger at http://bit.ly/2XRDmga

We’ll be happy to help you out in any way we can!

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Korea Shopping and Life Costs

Shopping in Korea, online shopping in Korea, Korean clothes and fashion, food costs in Korea, and services in Korea can be a good or bad experience while living in South Korea.

The costs of living in South Korea can be cheaper than the current country you are in and South Korea can be a great place to save money if done the correct way!  Korean clothing, fashion, sizes, food, online shopping, markets, street markets, haircuts, and services in Korea can have their advantages.

Scott, Adam, Marco, and returning guest Saber talk about the costs of living in Korea, online shopping in Korea, finding clothes, the service industry in Korea, food shopping, and more!

It’s all about SHOPPING in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!


Show Notes

      • 01:34

        Food shopping and where each of us buy and get our grocery shopping done in South Korea.

      • 04:45

        How much we each do cooking at home compared to eating out or getting delivery and Korean food.

      • 07:45

        The costs of food in South Korea and comparing it to other countries.

      • 10:32

        Buying food at markets and Korean street markets as well as some recommendations from us on shopping for food in Korea.

      • 12:38

        Korean clothes, sizes, fashion, where we buy our clothes in Korea, shoes and some other fashion accessories.

      • 16:50

        Online shopping, buying household items, larger things like furniture online and getting it delivered. Delivery time tables, buying books online, and comparing Korean online shopping to sites like Amazon.

      • 21:20

        Any stories we’ve had with regards to being satisfied or dissatisfied with online shopping in South Korea.

      • 23:05

        Medication and other items you may want to bring with you and that are hard to find in South Korea if you are coming here for the first time.

      • 24:57

        Customer services in South Korea, returning items, language barriers, banking, and waiting times.

      • 28:45

        Getting you haircut in South Korea and what you can expect and look for.

      • 34:02

        Restaurants, ordering food, avoiding allergy related items, menus, and using apps to order food in South Korea.

Guest

Saber Lane

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/saber.lane
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/saberlane
Website – https://kpop.global

 

Online shopping in Korea

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

Subscribe to K-PoD in iTunes
RSS feed for K-PoD
Subscribe to K-PoD in Stitcher
Subscribe to K-PoD in tunein Radio
Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD on podbbang

Get it on Apple App Store

Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn

Get it on Podbean

Get it on Google Play

If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#shoppinginkorea #southkorea #korea #koreashopping #travelkorea #shoppingonline #livinginkorea #koreanfashion #koreanclothes #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea #koreanfood

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Teaching English in South Korea and Asia

Teaching English in Korea and in Asia can have its difficulties.  Smart phones (cell phones) and students using them in class and where we stand as teachers with regards of their use. Controlling our classroom and how to do it!  Teaching in Korea compared to teaching in China.  Classroom sizes and more!

This is a clip from K-PoD: Life in Korea.  The podcast that brings you some of the lives of people living and working in South Korea and the people doing just that!

If you would like to listen to the full podcast of this episode please visit
https://k-pod-cast.com

Of click here : http://bit.ly/2IKuF0M

Subscribe for more: https://goo.gl/SXGHrf

Share this video with a friend: https://youtu.be/hOt99KLWl70

Chasing Time English youTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2MOpySl
Fortune: Episode 1 BLUE Video: http://bit.ly/2Fbnz4d

Watch next – https://goo.gl/Pk8Wqa

Recommended Playlist – http://bit.ly/2KgEjeA

Let’s connect:

Facebook (/changwoner) – http://bit.ly/2XRDmga

Instagram  (@changwoner) – http://bit.ly/2XauTaI

Twitter (@changwoner) – http://bit.ly/2IPSBzY

#teachinginkorea #teachinginchina #teachkorea #teachchina #teachingenglish #teachinsouthkorea #cellphonesinclass #smartphonesinclass #smartphones #cellphones #teachingmethods #controllingyourclass #englishteaching #koreaexpats #lifeinkorea

If you have any questions regarding teaching English in South Korea or regarding living in South Korea, please feel free to contact us on messenger at http://bit.ly/2XRDmga

We’ll be happy to help you out in any way we can!

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2019 Summer Events and Festivals in South Korea

Summertime in Korea can have it’s UPS and DOWNS!

In this episode we’ll look at SUMMER in Korea, what we like and what we don’t, plus some of the summer events and activities going on all over South Korea for summer 2019!

Scott, Adam, and Marco are joined by guest Michael DeLorenzo (Changwon Culture and Activity Group) to talk about what we each like about summer in South Korea, the things we don’t like about summer here, what we miss about summer in our home countries, the summer weather, things we like to do in summer in Korea, how to beat the heat, and Events going on all over South Korea for this coming summer, 2019.

It’s all about SUMMERTIME in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!


Show Notes

  • 01:31

    An introduction to our guest Michael DeLorenzo and more about his Facebook group ‘Changwon Culture and Activity Group

  • 02:05

    Somethings each of us like about the summer in South Korea (Or do we like it at all?).

  • 03:36

    The things we don’t like about the summertime in South Korea.

  • 08:23

    Each of us get into the things we each miss about summer back in our home countries and things we can’t do or get here in South Korea.

  • 13:10

    Summertime activities that you can do here in South Korea and the things each of us enjoy doing during our summers in Korea.

  • 16:12

    Some of the ways to BEAT THE HEAT here in South Korea during the hot and humid summers.

  • 20:13

    A list of summer EVENTS going on throughout South Korea 2019 and some of our own thoughts on each event.

  • 42:10

    Adam sums up all the events that we covered and talked about in this episode.

  • 42:55

    Some events not mentioned in the list before that we’ve attended in the past that we enjoyed.

 

OUR GUEST

Michael DeLorenzo

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/michaelbdelorenzo
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mbdelorenzo/

Changwon Culture and Activity Group – https://www.facebook.com/groups/Changwonculturegroup/

 

 

Summer Event In Korea Covered in this Episode

Boryeong Mud Festival

Period: July 19-28, 2019
Venue: Daecheon Beach Mud Square in Boryeong-si, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 보령시 대천해수욕장 머드 광장)
http://boryeongmudfestival.com/

Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Period: June 27 – July 7, 2019
Venues: Bucheon City Hall, Bucheon Gymnasium, Korea Comics Museum, Bucheon Art Bunker B39, etc. (부천시청, 부천제육관, 한국만화박물관, 부천아트벙커B39)
https://www.bifan.kr/eng/big/info01.asp

Sinchon Water Gun Festival

Period: July 6-7, 2019
Venue: Jisan Resort, 267, Jisan-ro, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 이천시 지산로 267)
https://www.facebook.com/watergunfesta

Jisan Valley Rock Festival

Period: July 26-28, 2019
Venue: Jisan Resort, 267, Jisan-ro, Icheon-si, Gyeonggi-do (경기도 이천시 지산로 267)
http://www.globalinterpark.com/detail/edetail?prdNo=19006288&dispNo=01003

Buyeo Seodong Lotus Festival

Period: July 5-7, 2019
Venue: Area of Seodong Park and Gungnamji Pond in Buyeo-gun, Chungcheongnam-do (충청남도 부여군 서동공원과 궁남지)
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=739701

Jeongnamjin Jangheung Water Festival

Period: July 26 – August 1, 2019
Venues: Areas of Tamjingang River and Cypress Forest Woodland in Jangheung-gun, Jeollanam-do (장흥군 전라남도 탐진강, 편백숲 우드랜드)
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=1807079

Busan Sea Festival

Period: August 2-6, 2019
Venues: Haeundae Beach, Gwangalli Beach, Busan Songdo Beach, Songjeong Beach and Dadaepo Beach in Busan (부산광역시 해운대해수욕장, 광안리해수욕장, 송도해수욕장, 송정해수욕장, 다대포해수욕장)
http://www.bfo.or.kr/festival_Eng/

Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival

Period: August 9-11, 2019
Venue: Songdo Dalbit Festival Park in Incheon (인천광역시 송도달빛축제공원)
http://www.pentaport.co.kr/kor/main/main.php

Tongyeong Great Battle of Hansan Festival

Period: August 10-14, 2019
Venues: Areas of Cultural Plaza, Tongjeyeong and Yi Sun-sin Park in Tongyeong-si, Gyeongsangnam-do (경상남도 통영시 문화마당, 통제영, 이순신공원)
http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_2_1.jsp?cid=591440

Muju Firefly Festival

Period: August 31 – September 8, 2019
Venue: Areas of Deungnamju Arena, Namdaecheon Stream, Yeche Cultural Hall, and Jinam Park in Muju-gun, Jeollabuk-do (전라북도 무주군 등나무운동장, 남대천, 예체문화관, 지남공원)
http://www.firefly.or.kr/

 

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/VTk37j
Instagram- https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
Instagram – https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
Instagram – https://goo.gl/w2G95c
Website – https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
Instagram – https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

Subscribe to K-PoD in iTunes
RSS feed for K-PoD
Subscribe to K-PoD in Stitcher
Subscribe to K-PoD in tunein Radio
Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD on podbbang

Get it on Apple App Store

Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn

Get it on Podbean

Get it on Google Play

If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#summerinkorea #beattheheat #koreasummers #summertime #summerevents #summeractivities #livinginkorea #southkorea #korea #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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English in K-Pop

Do you think English is going to play an important role in K-Pop music?

You are hearing more and more English in K-Pop songs these days and more K-Pop idols can speak English.  This might have a part in K-Pop growing a larger International market.

Special guest Saber Lane joins the podcast again to discuss with Scott, Adam, and Marco how English is becoming a bigger role in K-Pop music, how English can play towards K-Pop’s success globally, if it’s important for K-Pop Idols to know and study English, does English in K-Pop help with younger generations of Koreans wanting to learn English, and what the future of English in the K-Pop industry is going to be.

It’s all about English in K-pop on this episode of K-PoD!


Show Notes

  • 01:42

    A brief introduction of our guest, Saber Lane, why she got into K-Pop music, and her favorite K-Pop band.

  • 02:48

    Marco goes into some of his favorite K-Pop bands and his background with K-pop.

  • 03:15

    K-pop has become a lot more popular around the world and everyone discusses if they think English has anything to do with that international success.

  • 05:05

    Blackpink has members that have lived abroad, and Marco and Saber talk about how more K-Pop idols are living or coming from abroad countries.

  • 06:18

    BTS has a member of the band that speaks English and Marco and Saber tell how he learned English and if that played any role in the band’s success globally.

  • 08:36

    Some of the strange English you might have heard in older and newer K-Pop songs.

  • 09:28

    Some of the reasons and opinions on why K-Pop has become so appealing outside of Korea.

  • 14:45

    Do we think English will become a necessity for K-Pop bands and Idols, and other important languages K-Pop bands learn?

  • 17:08

    Bands with English speaking members and its importance with doing interviews and promoting their own brand.

  • 18:28

    Is the use of English in K-Pop influencing younger Koreans to learn and study English?

  • 23:00

    Do K-Pop bands have expiry dates, what happens to bands when members get a little older, and how do they stay relevant.

  • 27:08

    Have any of us used K-Pop in our classrooms or to help with teaching English and if we think it could be used.

  • 29:35

    Where we see the future of English in the K-Pop industry and how it could help it.

  • 31:55

    Adam wants to be a K-Pop star! How can he do it? Does he have to change his name? Some K-Pop idols that use common English names.

  • 32:35

    Some of our favorite K-Pop songs and why some song titles are in English or translated to English.

 

English In K-Pop

Check out more from Saber and Marco on K-Pop Global

https://kpop.global

 

 

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/VTk37j
Instagram – https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
Instagram – https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
Instagram – https://goo.gl/w2G95c
Website – https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

Facebook – https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
Instagram – https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

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#kpop #englishinkpop #englishkpop #kpopsongs #kpopmusic #bts #blackpink #englishinkorea #southkorea #korea #kpopglobal #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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Friendship In South Korea (Episode 70 of K-PoD: Life In Korea)

Friendship can have its pros and cons while living in South Korea.

If you’ve spent time in South Korea or are thinking about moving to South Korea, you are going to make new friends and at some point, have to say good-bye to them.  Whether it’s you or them that leave, you can make life long friends here and it can be difficult when it’s time to part ways.

Scott, Adam, and Marco talk about friends coming and going during their time in Korea, making new friends, having Korean friends, and all the benefits and difficulties of friendship while living abroad.

It’s all about FRIENDSHIP in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!


Show Notes

  • 01:22

    Making new friends when moving to South Korea and the best ways to meet new people.

  • 02:43

    How social media has made it easier for people to meet and stay in touch while living in South Korea or abroad.

  • 04:14

    Making friends with your co-workers and more and more foreigners living in South Korea these days.

  • 06:15

    Scott tells about not meeting a foreigner for his first 6 months in Korea and what it was like to hear someone speaking English after that time.

  • 07:02

    Some more on social media and sites you can meet new people and get help if you’re coming to Changwon, South Korea.

  • 09:12

    Having Korean friends and the best ways to meet Koreans.

  • 18:00

    Dating in Korea.

  • 23:41

    Having friends coming and going and the difficulties with that and making new friends so often.

  • 30:58

    The differences with making friends in Korea..

 

Friendship In South Korea

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

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If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#friendship #koreanfriends #friendsinkorea #friendshipinkorea #livinginkorea #southkorea #korea #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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Is Korea a SAFE Place For You?

Are you concerned with your safety living in South Korea?

People always have questions and worries with regards to safety in South Korea or regards to safety when teaching for a year in South Korea.
How safe is living in South Korea?

Special guest Saber Lane joins the podcast to discuss with Scott, Adam, and Marco each of their concerns before moving to South Korea, how safe they each feel living in Korea, living next door to North Korea, precautions they take living here, and some unsafe issues they’ve each experienced while living here.

It’s all about SAFETY in Korea on this episode of K-PoD!

Show Notes

  • 02:20

    Adam remembers his concerns with moving to South Korea before he first came to Korea based on his brother’s advice.

  • 03:09

    Marco gives his thoughts on any worries he had before moving to South Korea.

  • 04:24

    Saber gives her concerns with regards to moving to South Korea before moving here and her family concerns as well.

  • 06:10

    Scott gives a story regarding a murder in South Korea that he heard about before moving to South Korea and some of his concerns before moving here.

  • 07:35

    Adam talks about his family concerns with North Korea.

  • 08:06

    Saber gives her concerns with North Korea along with the rest of the hosts, including Marco’s trip to the DMZ and only being worried about North Korea when South Koreans seemed worried.

  • 10:05

    Scott talks about all the North Korea events that have gone and passed while he has lived in South Korea.

  • 11:40

    Is North Korea the biggest safety concern with us and foreigners in general.

  • 12:40

    Everyone talks about the honor system in Korea.

  • 14:04

    Scott gives a story with regards to his first trip to a police station in South Korea and why!

  • 16:00

    Scott gives another story about his house being broken into and having items being taken from his home..

  • 20:40

    Saber expresses some of her concerns or worries regarding safety walking around in the streets or heading home at night and being confused as a Russian escort.

  • 22:30

    Saber talks about taking taxis late at night, if she is ever worried about taxi drivers, and her experiences in night clubs and booking.

  • 23:45

    Adam brings up CCTV in Korea, how it’s everywhere and how it makes things safer.

  • 24:48

    Marco gives his thoughts on if South Korea is safer than his home back in the United States.

  • 25:50

    Saber lets us know if she feels safer in Korea than back home in Texas, USA..

  • 26:25

    Both Adam and Scott sum up if they feel safer in South Korea compared to Canada.

Guest

Saber Lane

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/saber.lane
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/saberlane
Website – https://kpop.global

 

Is Korea Safe?

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

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Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
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Get it on Apple App Store

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If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#iskoreasafe #safetyinkorea #livinginkorea #koreansafety #northkorea #southkorea #korea #safetyissuesinkorea #safetyissues #korealife #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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Best Ways To Teach and Learn English (Ep 67)

How have teaching English techniques changed in South Korea and what direction are they going in?

 

The ways of teaching and learning English are always changing and evolving.  What are some of the best new ways and what hasn’t changed?
What is the future for learning and teaching English in South Korea?

Special guest Craig Nicol stops by to discuss with Scott, Adam, and Marco some of their best and worst methods for teaching English, how teaching English has changed over the years, and how technology, for better or worse, is being applied in classrooms.  Craig also talks about a new program he is involved with call Chasing Time English.

It’s all about teaching and learning English on this episode of K-PoD!

Show Notes

  • 01:20

    Scott welcomes Craig Nicol to the show and gets some of his background and connection with Changwon City and South Korea.

  • 03:20

    Craig goes over where he is originally from and the reasons he first came to South Korea.

  • 04:12

    The different degrees and certificates you use to need and do now to get a teaching job in South Korea.

  • 06:18

    Some of the things that have changed regarding teaching methods that each of us have noticed over our years of teaching English in Korea.

  • 11:30

    Craig talks about teaching in different places and back home in New Zealand and the differences with EFL and ESL.

  • 12:50

    Students having cell phones in classes and how each of us deal with the use of cell phone in the class.

  • 14:35

    Technology and how it’s changed in the classroom and what technology we all use now.

  • 16:40

    Craig gets into what he is involved with now and Chasing Time English and what Chasing Time English is all about.

  • 19:00

    The reasons why Craig became a part of Chasing Time English and some of the others he works with at Chasing Time English.

  • 21:01

    How Chasing Time English comes up with their stories for their learning videos used in their courses.

  • 22:40

    Is Chasing Time English for use in the classroom or good for self-study at home?

  • 23:40

    Where is Chasing Time English available and how do you get it?

  • 24:55

    The different levels available for using Chasing Time English, the age ranges it’s geared towards, and what levels would suit you best.

  • 30:37

    Chasing Time English feedback, award nominations, and how the program has progressed.

  • 31:50

    Craig’s role in Chasing Time English and what it is exactly that he does.

  • 32:55

    Scott sums up what was covered in this episode, how to get involved with Chasing Time English and thanks guest Craig Nicol for stopping by.

 

 

Chasing Time English

Website:
https://chasingtimeenglish.com/
youTube:
https://www.youtube.com/chasingtimeenglish
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/chasingtimeENG/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/chasingtimeeng
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/chasingtimeenglish/
Craig Nicol:
https://www.facebook.com/craig.nicol.758

K-PoD: Life In Korea Podcast

Website:  https://k-pod-cast.com
Face Book:  https://goo.gl/mstEXJ
Email:  podcast@changwoner.com

This show is recorded at:
O’Briens Irish Bar & Restaurant
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/7iky24

This show is produced by:
Changwoner Entertainment
Website:  https://changwoner.com
Facebook:  https://goo.gl/P7SeJf

 

HOSTS

Scott
Scott is one of the original hosts of K-PoD (formally The Changwoner Podcast) and also the founder and producer of the show.  He is also the founder of Changwoner Entertainment.  He is from Newfoundland, Canada and has been living in Changwon, South Korea for almost 17 years.

https://goo.gl/VTk37j
https://goo.gl/qJv8ZX

Adam
Adam is one of the hosts of K-PoD.  He started as a host last season in 2018.  Adam is from Ontario, Canada and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for 8 years.

https://goo.gl/UuKwLh
https://goo.gl/DHJ2Gt

Marco
Marco is now one of the new hosts of K-PoD.  Marco is from Columbus, OH, United States and has lived in Changwon City, South Korea for almost 3 years.

https://goo.gl/ZCX9Qe
https://goo.gl/w2G95c
https://kpop.global

Paul
Paul is one of the original hosts and founders of K-PoD (The Changwoner).  Paul is originally from England and he currently continues to live in Changwon City where he has lived for the past 16 years.

https://goo.gl/JGbYLA
https://goo.gl/1nrmQq

Listen and Subscribe on….

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Subscribe to K-PoD in playerFM
Subscribe to K-PoD on podbbang

Get it on Apple App Store

Listen on Google Play Music
Subscribe to K-PoD on Libsyn

Get it on Podbean

Get it on Google Play

If you would like to be a guest on K-PoD: Life In Korea, or have any questions for the show or regarding South Korea, or have something you’d like to promote, please contact us at
podcast@changwoner.com

#teachingenglish #teachinginkorea #southkorea #koreanenglish #jobsinkorea #teachingmethods #livinginkorea #korea #korealife #classroomideas #chasingtimeenglish #podcast #podcastkorea #kpod #changwoner #lifeinkorea

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