Tuesday, January 27, 2015

[Beautiful Daegu] Dalseong Earthen Fortification on which the snow fell down

Dalseong Earthen Fortification was the oldest earthen fortification in Korea and the historic center of Dalgubeol, the old name of Daegu. It turned to the park called Dalseong park in 1905 after torn down by Japanes army within the Sino-Japanese War period.

How to get to Dalseong Earthen Fortification(Dalseong Park)

-Address: 35, Dalseonggongwon-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu (대구광역시 중구 달성공원로 35)

[Living] Guide for Foreign Residents Living in Daegu

Useful information for foreign residents in Daegu

Did you just arrive in Daegu? Or still have difficulties in adjusting to the life in Daegu? If you do, why don’t you use the information for foreign residents which is downloadable from the official website of Daegu City? For those who have difficulty to find out the information, here is all the information helpful for your Daegu life. Check out what those are and make your life more easy and comfortable.

Helpful information for Daegu foreign residents

 Guide for Foreign Residents Living in Daegu 

This leaflet contains helpful information both for the foreign residents and foreign tourists introducing a variety of tour spots, restaurants and festivals of Daegu. Also, in this leaflet contains Immigration information called “Happy Dream Happy Start Program”, which aims for the better life of the newly married immigrants and their families.

Go to see the leaflet →

How to disposal household trash

How to disposal household trash

Pack trash into a standard plastic garbage bag, and place it in front of your residence the night before collection day for garbage trucks to collect it.
-      Multiplex houses, row houses: In front of the 2nd floor entrance
-      Apartment: Garbage duping area
-      Recycling materials, food trash, and briquettes must be separated before setting out.

Download more information about how to disposal househo0ld trash (Available languages: Korean, English, Vietnamese, Chinese,) →

Free clinics (Simple treatments for flu, muscle pain and skin diseases)

Free Clinic Date
Medical dept.
Daegu Medical Center
157, Pyeongri-ro, Seo-gu
2nd and 4nd Sunday 14:00 ~ 17:00
General medical treatment
Daegu Support Center for Foreign Workers
7F, Doowon Medical Building, 215, Seongdang-ro, Nam-gu
Every Sunday 15:00 ~ 18:00
Family medicine
Last Sunday of a month 15:00 ~ 18:00
Free hair cut
Korean Dental Association
5F, 182, Daehyeon-ro, Buk-gu
Every Sunday 10:00 ~ 13:00
Dental clinic treatment
Daegu Medical Association, Clinic for Immigrants
82, Daehyeon-ro, Buk-gu
Every Sunday 14:00 ~ 17:00
General medical treatment
Workers, overseas students
Yeongnam Labor and Education Committee
40, Jungangdaero 77-gil,Jung-gu (Jongno 2-ga)
Every Sunday 12:00 ~ 14:00
Internal medicine, orthopedic surgery and family medicine
Worker, multicultural family
Mission Center for Immigrants
2F,111, Hyeonpoong Jungang-ro, Hyeonpoong-myeon, Dalseong-gun
Every third Sunday 14:00 ~ 17:00
Family medicine
Yeungnam University Medical Center
170, Hyeonchung-ro, Nam-gu
Operation fee, hospitalization fee and examination fee, etc.
Recipients among multicultural family and low-income class

Ordinance of Daegu Metropolitan City on Supporting Foreign Resident and Multicultural Family 

 Korean version →
 English version →
 Chinese version →
 Japanese version →
 Filipino version →
 Vietnamese version →

Sunday, January 25, 2015

[Living] Recommendable Hair Shop in Daegu, Gukje Hair Salon (Blonde hair)

Recommendable Hair Shop in Daegu, Gukje Hair Salon (Blonde hair)
Before I came to Korea I made the crazy decision to dye my hair blonde. Little did I know that getting your roots dyed blonde in Korea is extremely hard. After some research, which included me bugging anyone I found with blonde hair, I discovered Kukje’s hair salon.

Interior of the hair salon

Interior of the hair salon

Interior of the hair salon
Kukje’s in an extremely popular hairdressers located near Camp Walker. Not only does Kukje do fantastic blonde hair highlights for western hair but she also does a great cut, blow-dry, hair manicures, and everything else you can think of at a great price. Sometimes it can be scary to trust someone with your hair but Kukje is friendly, kind and very patient.

Interior of the hair salon

Interior of the hair salon

Exterior of the hair salon
For your roots to be highlighted you are looking at 50,000 won. A Hair manicure, which is a new salon craze, will leave your hair feeling soft and silky for weeks to come and starts at 15,000 won.
She is a busy lady so make sure you contact her soon to make an appointment.

Exterior of the hair salon
How to get there:
Take the 순환3, 349, 400, 452 or 730 to The Palace Hotel bus stop. Walk up the hill to the closest junction. Cross over the junction and take the far right hand turning. Walk straight; you should pass a large pet store on your right and antique shops on you left. Keeping walking straight unun you reach the first left hand turn. There is a yellow and black real estate agent and next to that is Kukje’s hair salon.

-Address: 대구광역시 남구 삼정2 10 (10, Samjeong 2-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu) - Near Camp Walker
-Telephone number: 010-4817-0945 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

[Living] FREE movies will warm the cold weather!

Free movies at Daegu Modern History Museum
Are you enjoying the winter season? Isn’t it too cold to hang out the city? Many of you probably think you have already covered all sorts of indoor activities. But maybe you haven’t yet, unless you have enjoyed the FREE movies at Daegu Modern History Museum! Total of 8 movies will play for free at Daegu Modern History Museum, which is located in the middle of the city. Hope you enjoy the wonderful free movies and forget the freezing cold outside!! :)

Running time
Jan. 24th (SAT)
Red Cliff 2; The Decisive Battle(2009)
Jan. 25th (SUN)
Jan. 27th (TUE)
The Spiriting Away of Sen and Chihiro(2001)
Jan. 28th (WED)
over 15
Jan. 29th (THU)
War of the Arrows(2011)
over 15
Jan. 30th (FRI)
over 15
Jan. 31th (SAT)
Pearl Harbor(2001)
over 12
Feb. 1st (SUN)
* The schedule can be changed as it may chance.
* Screening room: Cultural Lecture room at 2F @ Daegu Modern History Museum.
* Please arrive at Cultural Lecture room 10 minutes earlier than the movie starts.

[Daegu Modern History Museum]
>Address: Gyungsanggamyeong-gil 67, Joong-gu, Daegu
>How to get there:

Red Cliff 2 ; the Decisive Battle

 Red Cliff 2; the Decisive Battle 
Director: John Woo
Writers: Guanzhong Luo, John Woo, Khan Chan, Cheng Kuo, Heyu Sheng
Starts: Tony Chiu Wai Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Fengyi Zhang
Release Date: January 7, 2009
Country: China
See the storyline on Wikipedia


Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Writers:  Jennifer Lee, Hans Christian Andersen, Chris Buck, Shane Morris, Dean Wellins       
Starts: Kristen Bell(Anna), Idina Menzel(Elsa), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), Josh Gad (Olaf), Santino Fontana (Hans), Alan Tudyk (Duke)
Release Date: November 27, 2013
Country: United States
See the storyline on Wikipedia

The spiriting away of sen and chihiro

 The Spiriting Away of Sen and Chihiro 
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Writer: Hayao Miyazaki
Starts: Rumi Hiiragi, Miyu Irino, Mari Natsuki, Takeshi Naito, Yasuko Sawaguchi
Release Date: July 20, 2001
Country: Japan
See the storyline on Wikipedia


Director: Ridley Scott
Producers: Douglas Wick, David Franzoni, Branko Lustig: 
Starts: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed, Derek Jacobi
Release Date: May 1, 2000
Country: United States
See the storyline on Wikipedia

War of the arrows

 War of the Arrows 
Director: Kim Han-min
Writer: Kim Han-min
Stars: Park Hae-il, Moon Chae-won, Ryu Seung-ryong
Release Date: August 11, 2011
Country: South Korea
See the storyline on Wikipedia


Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Writers: David Benioff
Starts: Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean
Release Date: May 14, 2004
Country: Malta, United States, United Kingdom
See the storyline on Wikipedia

Pearl Harbor

 Pearl Harbor 
Director: Michael Bay
Writers: Michael Bay
Starts: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Tom Sizemore
Release Date: May 25, 2001
Country: United States
See the storyline on Wikipedia


Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Producer: Toshio Suzuki
Starts: Mirai Shida, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Shinobu Otake, Keiko Takeshita, Tatsuya Fujiwara
Release Date: July 17, 2010
Country: Japan
See the storyline on Wikipedia