What’s the Deal with Ajeossi: and Other Things You’ve Been Wondering

Why Ajeossi Exist

What’s the Deal with Ajeossi: and Other Things You’ve Been Wondering


Why Ajeossi Exist
Spoiler Alert: This hot ajeossi only exists in the movie, “Ajeossi”

Want to know what’s going on with ajeossi?

Find out what it means and how to spot one!

We also cover:

  • how to get along with them
  • Korean movies and K-dramas featuring ajeossi
  • and more

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How Sohwakhaeng (소확행) or Shoukakkou (小確幸) Can Change Your Life

How Sohwakhaeng (소확행) or Shoukakkou (小確幸) Can Change Your Life

How Sohwakhaeng (소확행) or Shoukakkou (小確幸) Can Change Your Life


This post explains the Japanese and Korean concept of shoukakkou/sohwakhaeng.

It includes:

  • what they mean
  • how they differ
  • examples
  • and more!

Sohwakhaeng is something that you can use every day to make life a little sweeter.

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How Sohwakhaeng (소확행) or Shoukakkou  (小確幸) Can Change Your Life

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Understanding the Korean Concept of Jeong (정) and How to Build it

Understanding Jeong (정) and How to Build it

Understanding the Korean Concept of Jeong (정) and How to Build it


To understand jeong is to better understand Korea.

This post explains this unique and somewhat vague concept using examples.

So if you want to:

  • understand what jeong means
  • know when it comes in handy
  • find out how to build jeong
  • learn some useful phrases

Then we’ve got you covered.

Jeong is one of my favorite parts of Korean culture.

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Understanding Jeong (정) and How to Build it

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What’s the Deal with Subeesu (서비스) in Korea?

What's the Deal with Subeesu (서비스) in Korea

What’s the Deal with Subeesu (서비스) in Korea?


Not sure why you keep getting free stuff at Korean restaurants?

This post is all about the wonderful concept of subeesu.

It includes:

  • how to get it
  • what to do after
  • and more!

Subeesu blew my mind when I first found out about it.

Let’s get started!

What's the Deal with Subeesu (서비스) in Korea

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How to Switch to MVNO (알뜰폰) Plan [2021]

How to Switch to 알뜰폰 (MVNO) Plan [2021]

How to Switch to MVNO (알뜰폰) Plan [2021]


How to Switch to 알뜰폰 (MVNO) Plan [2021]

Want to save money while living in Korea?

This guide walks you through the MVNO (알뜰폰) registration process. It can save you hundreds of dollars a year on your phone plan.

We’ll go over how it works, why you should switch and where to find a plan.

I registered for 알뜰폰 and it’s working out great.

Let’s check it out!

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19 Hot Korean Male Models You Need in Your Life

19 Hot Korean Male Models You Need to Know

19 Hot Korean Male Models You Need in Your Life


19 Hot Korean Male Models You Need to Know

Former Basketball players and rappers, and a superhero group, Korean male models come from all walks of life. Many of them are making moves into acting or fashion design as well, so they’re more than just a pretty face.

Here are the top 19 Korean male models and:

  • their Instagram ID
  • agency
  • and why they’re popular

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21 Famous Korean Female Models You Need to See to Believe

Lingua Asia_Famous Korean Female Models You Need to See to Believe

21 Famous Korean Female Models You Need to See to Believe


Lingua Asia_Famous Korean Female Models You Need to See to Believe

Glitz, glamour and sometimes tragedy, Korean female models are some of the most popular in Asia.

With appearances in Vogue and ad campaigns with famous brands like D&G, Louis Vuitton and Chanel, they’re making waves all over the place.

Here are the top 21 Korean female models from the past 25 years and:

  • their Instagram ID
  • agency
  • why they’re popular

Let’s get started!

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Everything You Need to Know about Teaching English in Korea [2021]

Everything you Need to Know about Teaching English in Korea

Everything You Need to Know about Teaching English in Korea [2021]


Everything you Need to Know about Teaching English in Korea
Botanical Garden on Oedo Island

This guide shows you how to teach English in Korea like a seasoned vet.

You’ll find out:

  • How to find the right job for you
  • What to do before signing a contract
  • How to get better teaching jobs
  • Essential teaching tips
  • How to pick up private lessons

I got my first job in South Korea in 2006 and worked at private academies, public schools, universities and education companies. Here’s what I learned from my experiences.

Let’s get started!

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Korean Work Culture: Getting Along with Your Boss and Coworkers [2021]

Korean Work Culture: Getting Along with Your Boss and Coworkers [2021]


This guide will help you understand Korean work culture and get along with your coworkers and bosses.

It includes:

  • Building relationships
  • What’s expected of you
  • What you can get away with
  • What to avoid
  • And more!

I worked at Korean companies for 5 years.

Here’s what I learned!

Korean Work Culture Getting Along with your Boss and Coworkers

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Where to Live Your Best Life in South Korea [2021]

Where to Live Your Best Life in South Korea

Where to Live Your Best Life in South Korea [2021]


Where to Live Your Best Life in South Korea

This post will help find the perfect place for you to live in South Korea.

It includes the best areas for:

  • Recent college grads
  • Families
  • Career-oriented workaholics
  • and more!

I’ve lived in six neighborhoods in Korea over 10 years.

Here’s what I’ve learned!

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How to Haggle in South Korea like a Local [2021]

How to Haggle in South Korea like a Local

How to Haggle in South Korea like a Local [2021]


How to Haggle in South Korea like a Local

This guide shows how to save hundreds of dollars shopping in South Korea.

It includes:

  • Getting discounts at traditional markets
  • Finding deals at department stores
  • Asking for free samples and gifts while being polite
  • And more!

I grew up haggling in South Korea.

Here’s what I’ve learned.

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How to Get Severance Pay in South Korea as an Expat [2021]

How to Get Severance Pay in South Korea as an Expat

How to Get Severance Pay in South Korea as an Expat [2021]


This step-by-step guide shows you how to get severance pay (퇴직금) in South Korea as an expat.

You’ll learn how to speed up the process as well as:

  • What to do if your employer doesn’t want to pay
  • Where to file a claim
  • What information you need to present

Let’s dive right it in!

How to Get Severance Pay in South Korea as an Expat

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Here Are the Funniest Animal Sounds and More in Korean Onomatopoeia

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Here Are the Funniest Animal Sounds and More in Korean Onomatopoeia


Today I want to about how different animals sound in Korean vs English.

I love comparing onomatopoeia (의성어) because they’re so funny in other languages.

This post also covers objects and people sounds that don’t exist in English.

Let’s check them out!

Funniest Animal Sounds and More in Korean Onomatopoeia

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Korean Job Titles Explained by a Local

korean job titles

Korean Job Titles Explained by a Local


This post covers the most common Korean job titles and their duties.

It will show you how to find out:

  • who is important
  • how to address them
  • where they rank in the chain of command

We also explain how long it takes to get promoted to each role.

Let’s get to it!

korean job titles
Understanding Korean job titles can make or break your first impression

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17 Korean Online Shopping Sites You Have to Try [2021]

17 Korean Online Shopping Sites You Have to Try [2021]


Korean Online Shopping Sites You Must Try [2021]

This post will show you the most useful websites for your Korean online shopping fix.

I recently moved back to South Korea after five years of slow travel and had to furnish an entire house, buy groceries and become a functioning member of society again.

I’ve categorized the websites by:

  • Groceries
  • Discount Retailers
  • Classifieds
  • Pharmacy and Cosmetics
  • And more!

Let’s dive right in!

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How to Negotiate Anything in South Korea [2021]

How to Negotiate Anything in South Korea

How to Negotiate Anything in South Korea [2021]


This step-by-step guide shows you how to negotiate salary and business terms in Korea.

It includes:

  • Getting a higher salary
  • Asking for a raise
  • Maximizing business meetings
  • What to avoid
  • And more!

I’ve been running a business in Korea since 2013. Here’s what I learned.

Let’s dive right it in!

How to Negotiate Anything in South Korea

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Top 29 Korean Apps you Need to Try [2021]

The Top 29 Korean Apps

Top 29 Korean Apps you Need to Try [2021]


This post covers popular apps and websites you can use in South Korea.

I use them to discover cute cafes, get deals on hotels and find discounts on Airpods in Korea. Once you’ve tried these apps, you won’t be able to live without them.

I’ve categorized them by travel, living, health and entertainment.

Let’s check them out!

The Top 29 Korean Apps

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