Create Wellness Center Itaewon Review

What I truly miss about the Philippines (aside from McDelivery) are cheap massages. Back home, I can have an hour-long back massage for P350 (7.5 USD). I particularly enjoy home massages because I don’t need to drive myself home afterwards. With crazy Manila traffic, the euphoric effects post-massage will be transformed to anger and frustration. I do these home massages for at least once a week. Once in a while I treat myself to day-long spa affair involving body scubs, body wraps, massages, facials, and foot pampering. Prices would range […]

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Korea’s McDelivery Service Fails to Serve

South Korea is obsessed with having things fast. We notice this on the way they handle government applications, food delivery and online shopping. Men on motorcycles deliver everything from your pizza to a huge flower arrangement longer than the vehicle itself. They zip past cars stuck in traffic and deliver your goods in time. It’s no wonder that I’m surprised to find out that McDonald’s delivery service does not cover the area where I live. My place is in the heart of Seoul, not in some rural farm somewhere. I […]

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How to Apply for a Shinhan Bank Account as a Foreigner

Korean banks are notorious for being a headache for foreigners. I was really confident that I could deal with it smoothly if I came prepared, but I was wrong. Choosing a bank to cater to your needs is an ordeal in itself. Most of their websites are in Korean, available only on IE, cannot automatically be translated by Google, and impossible to highlight and copy text to use Google Translate manually. Searching various forums and blogs for information isn’t that much help either since 95% of them are outdated. I […]

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How to Apply for an ARC in Korea

FINALLY. That is the sum of all my feelings right now. South Korea is, in so many ways, an advanced society. They embrace technology and even make new ones. It is not a secret that their internet is blazing fast and their homes are connected to the web to make life easier. However, there are some things that are NOT easy in Korea. Banking is definitely one of them. Doing things online is another. They got the fastest internet speeds in the world, but their web ecosystem is crippled with […]

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