Thursday, March 26, 2015

[Notice] 2015 Foreign Blog Press and Online Supporters Recruitment

2015 Foreign Blog Press and Online Supporters Recruitment

Daegu metropolitan city government is inviting foreign blog press and online supporters who will help run Daegu social media international channel(blog and facebook of 'Touch Daegu') and promote it.
We want people to work with passion and interests in online social activity.
Apply now and make 'Touch Daegu' together!

-Applying Period: March 30(Mon), 2014 - April 10(Fri), 2015
-How to Apply: Fill out the attached application form and e-mail us to
                       : Save the name of your application file as 'Daegublogpress_yourname.doc'
                          or 'Daeguonlinesupporters_yourname.doc'
-Working Period: May 1, 2015 ~ April 30, 2016
-Announcement: 17th of April, 2015(Fri), the recruiting result will be notified individually and posted on our blog and facebook as well
Download the application forms here:

 Blog Press
-Requirement -Foreigners who are currently living in Daegu (Applicant's visa should be valid until April, 2016)
                       -Those who have one or more digital multimedia devices of their own (digital camera, digital camcorder, etc.).
                       -Those who currently runs their own blog and/or facebook
                       -Those who are able to go out to cover stories at least one day per month and to submit appropriate articles for 'Touch Daegu' on a weekly basis. 
-The Volume of Recruitment: 5 People
-Activities -Write more than 3 articles each month
                  -Participate in appointment ceremony & workshop(once) and group reporting days(4 times)
-Benefit -Paid for writing submissions (Maximum 60,000KRW per each month/performance-based)
              -Given a priority in invitation at the events held by Daegu government

 Online Supporters 
-Requirements -Foreigners who are currently living in Daegu
                          -Those who are Actively using social media including facebook
                          -Those who have mobile devices available for realtime communication

-The Volume of Recruitment: 20 people
-Activities -Do online activity related to 'Touch Daegu' blog and facebook(e.g. Comments on the blog and facebook page, Sharing articles or statements, Inviting friends to the facebook page, Delivering the latest news about Daegu, etc.)
                  -Participate in the main events hosted by Daegu government
                  -Accomplish monthly mission which are updated on the private facebook group of 'Touch Daegu'

-Benefit -Given a priority in invitation at the events held by Daegu government
-The most remarkable supporter will be rewarded (10,000KRW mobile gift certificates per each month)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

[Event] Flea Market & Free dance performance at Daegu Art Factory

Daegu Art Factory Flea Market
Let's say, you want to go somewhere to experience something UNIQUE. What if, however, the last cold snap bothers you? Or what if you run out of money at the end of the month? I would like to drag you to a fantastic place which provides you an indoor free event this upcoming Saturday, 28th March.
Daegu event in March
A flea market will be held at Daegu Art Factory
On last Saturdays each month, a Flea Market, called Art Factory Market, is held at Daegu Art Factory. It is hosted by both artists and citizens. This is a great chance to see unique hand craft products. If you want to join the Art Factory Market as a seller, fill out an application available on the internet in the last week of the month. The application for April sellers is going to be uploaded on the official website and blog soon!
Enjoy free dance performance at Daegu Art Factory
Especially, this month, Daegu Art Factory provides a dance performance of a very noted painting. Have you watched any 3D performance based on any well-known paintings? This Saturday, Rainbow Performance Group 'AIKO' will show "The Gleaners", one of the famous paintings of Millet, with dancing. Performers wear exactly the same clothing from the painting and they reproduce the meaning of masterpiece with a storytelling. It is meaningful to "feel" the masterpiece via 3D instead of a flat paper. After the 3D performance of famous painting, performers change their costumes to a Thailand traditional dress, and show you a Thailand traditional dance within the frame just like a moving painting in the Harry Potter movie. This unique performance would give you a full-of-energy and artistic atmosphere.

I know, now, you are writing "Art Factory Market" down in your planner for this Saturday's schedule :) Following is the information about how to get there and time schedule of each event.

Daegu Art Factory Event Schedule

Deagu Art Factory

-Address : (700-850) 31-12, 22-gi (Street), Dalsung-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu.
-By Bus : take off the bus from one of 3 destinations below and walk approximately 5mins
ㆍDowon Apartment : 101, 101-1, 420, 420-1, 618, 808, bukgu#2
ㆍSuchang Elementary school: 300, 414, 427, 808, 939, donggu#2, bukgu#2, bukgu#3.
ㆍKyungjinTechVil: 651, 653
-By Subway
Get off at Daegu station on line #1 and Exit#3. Then 10 minutes walk to the Taepyeong junction (Westward).

Event Schedule

Daegu Flea Market [Art Factory Market]
-Time: 1:00pm~5:00pm
-Location: 1st floor of Art Factory

Daegu Free Performance [3D Dance performance of famous painting]
-Time: 1:00pm~5:00pm
-Location: the lobby at Art factory (1st floor)
-Cast: Rainbow performance group


Thursday, March 19, 2015

[Restaurant/Press article] Grab Indian ethic food with cheap prices!

Indian restaurant

Tajimahal , Indian ehtic food restaurant in Daegu
There are a few great places to grab other ethnic food choices in town, but sometimes eating
something different also means spending more of your paycheck.

Ever get a craving for Indian food but don’t want to break the bank? Check out Taj Mahal in Korea in Sinmae!

Interior of Tajimahal

India atmosphere of Tajimahal

Indian food restaurant
The Taj Mahal opened last fall and offers all your favorites: plenty of chicken, lamb, and pork curries; garlic, honey, and plain naan; and sohan papdi and gulab jamun, traditional Indian desserts. Taj Mahal has an extensive menu with tons of choices. They even have a special lunch set menu on weekdays from 11:30~3:30!

Delicious curry served in Tajiumahal

Indian food and veberage

Prices run in the 9,900 won ~ 14,000 won range. My personal favorite is the chicken tikkamasala with garlic naan. If you’re curious about the dessert, I recommend trying the sohan papdi with ice cream. Sohan papdi is made from a variety of nuts and is a mildly sweet, fibrous snack.

It was a little drier than I anticipated, though I enjoyed it. Next time, I will definitely try it with the ice cream offering.

 Location and Hours:
11:30 AM – 10:00 PM
567-21 Sinmae-dong, Suseong-gu, 2nd Flr.

How do you get to Taj Mahal in Korea?

- On the subway: Take the green line to Sinmae Station. Come out Exit 5 and walk straight ahead until you see a Dunkin’ Donuts on your right. Step into the building entrance directly to the left of the Dunkin’ and up the stairs to the second floor.

- On the bus: Take bus 309, 349, 449, 509, 649, 724, 840, 909, or Suseong 2 and get off at Sinmae Square. Walk straight ahead until you see a Dunkin’ Donuts on your right. Step into the building entrance directly to the left of the Dunkin’ and up the stairs to the second floor.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

[Festival] Don’t miss Cherry Blossom Festival at E-world


Daegu spring festival

What makes you feel the spring is coming? Raised temperature or thin clothing? I would say going to the cherry blossom festival is what you want to do as a start of spring. If it sounds attractive, please focus on following information about 83 Tower Starlight Cherry Blossom Festival.

83 Tower Starlight Cherry Blossom Festival will be held at E-world, a symbolic theme park of Daegu, from March 20th to April 14th, 2015. Thousands of pink flower trees welcome you along with the road from the gate of E-world to the 83 Tower. Including various events during the days, awesome Luminarie lights are waiting for you with 8.3 million light bulbs at night. It is a good chance to experience beautiful and romantic spring of 2015. ‘

Besides, E-world has a so called early-bloom cherry tree which predicts when the rest of other pink flowers blossom in Daegu. People believe that if the cherry blossoms of the tree start to bud, the rest cherry trees in Daegu will bloom in less than one week. Believe it or not, the story has been told for 20 years at E-world. Why don’t we check whether the tale is true or not in this spring!

Festival at E-world

  E-World Cherry Blossome Festival  
 (March 20th ~ April 14th, 2015)

 Cherry Blossom Busking: music performance - Location: 1st floor of the 83 tower.
 - Schedule: 17:00~20:00
 Cherry Blossom Activity: making accessories with pink flowers
 - Location: 1st & 4th floor of the 83 tower 
 - Schedule: 18:00~21:00 (weekdays) / 13:00~21:00 (weekend)

 Cherry Blossom Food Court: cherry blossom cookie, pink waffle, etc.
 - Location: Food court of the 83 tower
Cherry Blossom Stamp Tour

Photo Contest: Best starlight photo awards, Best couple awards
Playing Darts

 - Location: 1st floor of 83 Tower
 - Schedule: Every Saturday, Mar.21st~Apr. 11th, 14:00, 18:00
Pink Market: flea market with the theme of pink flowers
 - Location: L floor of 83 Tower
 - Schedule: Mar.27th~Apr.5th,
   16:00~21:00 (weekdays) / 12:00~21:00 (weekend)
Limited Cherry Blossom Souvenir Shop
 - Location: 83 Tower souvenir shop

* How to get to the E-World?ㆍ Address: 200, Duryugongwon-ro, Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea
ㆍ Bus: 503, 600, 623, 653, 452, Soonhwan 3-1.
ㆍ Subway Line #2 : Duryu Station Exit #15  → 5min walk to E-world