Life in Korea

Korean Food | Gul Jeon (굴전)

The secret to radiant, young-looking and healthy skin? It's not in your makeup pouch. It's in your diet. Here's one Korean beauty food that I love.. Oyster Jeon (gul-jeon)! In Korea, oysters taste best in winter season. It is usually sold for 2,500 - 3,000 won per pack. On our way home yesterday, Hubby and… Continue reading Korean Food | Gul Jeon (굴전)

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Oh Pororo…

The new year often inspires us to aim for a fresh set of goals, including saving more money for a brighter and happier future. Before going to work on the last day of 2018, I dragged myself to the bank for my yearly time deposit ipon (saving) challenge. Actually the greatest challenge was getting up… Continue reading Oh Pororo…

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Korean Legal Document Issuance Machine

In Korea, getting a copy of legal documents and forms is quite an easy and fast process. Koreans can secure a copy even without the help of a government employee and yes, even on weekends. At district offices (gu cheong), you can see a document issuance machine. It looks like an ATM but it only prints… Continue reading Korean Legal Document Issuance Machine

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Korean Installment Time Deposit Interest Computation

Several people have asked me why the amount they got wasn't equal to the percentage promised by the bank. Let’s take Kookmin Bank’s 6.5% interest rate for example. I applied for a fixed time deposit account (국민행복적금) with the maximum monthly deposit of 500,000 KRW automatically transferred from my regular KB account. Now why is the… Continue reading Korean Installment Time Deposit Interest Computation

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Requirements for Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage

*As of January 2018 Korean should be present during application. Payment is Php 100 Application is from 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon at the authentication window. Release is at 3:30 PM at the authentication window. Marriage interview is not required. However, if the couple prefers to take the interview to acquire information on marriage process and spouse… Continue reading Requirements for Legal Capacity to Contract Marriage