Weather’s turned very cool here in Korea

ImageAs I mentioned earlier about the weather being much better here in Seoul, it’s definitely cooled down from the sweltering summer heat. It’s actually cooled down enough where you have to start wearing extra layers.  And as I remember from the past, the fall will be relatively short with Winter upon us.  So, I went to get some extra clothes today at Dongdaemun.  I’ll be picking up a bit more once I get paid here in a few days.  🙂

Step 1 in getting your FBI Criminal Background Check with an Apostille

If you live in Korea and need to get your FBI Background Check with the Apostille, you can get your fingerprints done here at a local Police Station.  If you’re south of the Han River and in Gangnam-gu here in Seoul, here’s the directions to the Gangnam Police Station’s CSI Division which is where you get your fingerprints done for free:  Continue reading

Moving on Up (in Gangnam)

As I wrote earlier, I was relatively satisfied with my little Goshiwon here in the Yeoksam neighborhood of Gangnam.  Moving to the big city here without depending on anyone could of cost an arm and a leg if I decided to book a month in any hotel in this area.  I guess I could of rented or stayed elsewhere in the city, but it would of taken a good 40 mins to an hour each way from more affordable parts of the city.  I also knew I would of had time constraints really needing me to be close to this neighborhood.  So, the goshiwon served it’s purpose.  I could of lived there for more months, but I decided to take a plunge into the Korean real estate market.   Continue reading

Johnny Rockets in Seoul Fizzles

Johnny Rockets in Gangnam

Krants*, a new site that’s basically copying Yelp from back home and applying it here gives it 4 1/4 stars out of 5, but I give it a royal 1 out of 5.  Johnny Rockets in Gangnam might have “style”, but it definitely doesn’t have portions that matches it’s prices!

I took a visit there last night after walking around for 40 minutes trying to find a good “burger joint” in Gangnam.  I skipped over Burger King and was about to settle for Kimchi Jigae or another local cuisine choice, but saw this while walking the backstreets of Gangnam:  Continue reading

Weather’s been great here in Seoul

It might be that it’s close to fall, but it’s also the rainy season and we’re in between supposedly two typhoons.  Yet, I felt like we’re having some pretty great weather recently.  Sure, it’s been a bit rainy lately due to the Typhoons, but going for a jog earlier tonight, it was really mild in terms of the temperatures and I’m not sweating bullets like I have in the past.  Continue reading

HP Service & Support (A/S) Center in Gangnam, Seoul

As I was mentioning earlier in the post about going crazy without a proper Internet connection here in Korea and potentially having Windows problems with my American version of Windows 7, I went to the HP Service Center in Gangnam to see if they could help.  However, finding a close “A/S” as Koreans like to call it (which stands for “After Service” Center) took a little more time than I was expecting.

Computer Support (A/S) Centers in Seoul

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Great Hamburger Joints in Seoul and other parts of Korea

If you grew up on burgers and fries like me, you probably had a hard time living in Korea a number of years ago.

But no longer do you have to suffer from just McD’s and Burger King!  Korea has landed in the 21st century.  This Top Asian destination has stepped it up when it comes to grilling up some “all beef paddies.”  Here are a few options to seek out if you land in Seoul: Continue reading