Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Arcade Money

I got so much change. I have hoarded all my change from Korea. I only use cash and never carry my coins from my previous purchases. So, I have lots of it, and it works out great with my new infatuation with Arcades.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kumho World or 금호월두

Kumho World is an electronics market located in Gwangju, behind U-Square. It has THE BEST DEALS and it has 8 floors:
  • B1 - Furniture
  • F1 - Health care and Beaty Appliances
  • F2 - Cellphones and mobile networking 
  • F3 - Music Instruments
  • F4 - Computers
  • F5 - Computers
  • F6 - Housewares 
  • F7 - Furniture
Location of Kumho World

I have been to Kumho World many times to pick up various things. There are hundreds of dealers and most of them are willing to negotiate with prices.

I was lucky enough to find Mr. Son, a licensed Yamaha dealer, who speaks a little English and goes that extra mile to help his customers. He did not have any of the things I wanted in stock, but helped me obtain everything. The first time we spoke, he let me know that he could obtain anything from ALL 4 SOUND, a Korean website selling music equipment, and for less money. He is able to get almost anything next day and will even go to other dealers in Kumho World to find the pieces your looking to buy. He even gave me a wake up call so I could get down there and pick up my stuff the next day!

So far I have purchased a Mic Stand, Mic cable, Midi Keyboard, Effects Pad, and Speakers from Kumho World. I have done this through three different dealers and everything has functioned beautifully.
Mr. Son Business Card
Axiom 25 Pro
KP3 Pad

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bomb Chicken!!!

Today, with the help of one of my students, I realized I have a favorite food place, POKTAN COCHI a.k.a Bomb Chicken. I was unaware of this place for the first month. Until, one of my students came to school with a bag of potato fries that made me... Well... let's just say, if women wanted me as bad as I wanted those fries, my apartment wouldn't be as dirty as it is. I've been eating there at least 4 times a week ever since.

Andrew Teacher  likes  LOVES!!! Poktan Cochi.
 The place is right across the street from my hagwon, and  caters to children. I have only seen one person  older than  me order food. If you think I'm kidding, take  a look at  the menu.

 All the same... it's delicious. Not only do I think its  awesome, but my students know I think its awesome.

 Below is one of my students diary entries. The class is  one of my upper level classes made up of 5 girls ages 11  to 12, including the one who initially introduced me to  my favorite food place.

This came to me as somewhat of a surprise, because I had ran across the street last week. I had been heading straight for Poktan Cochi. It was closed during the middle of the day. And, I was very, very saddened. But... I had not heard the laughing of little girls in the distance, as I normally do when my girl students see me loose in the Korean community. So... I was unaware my disappointment had been witnessed.

We all laughed about it for a good minute. My eyes even started to water. Then, they started laughing about how I was laughing. At this point, I discontinued my laughter and had to listen to them laugh at my expense. I love kids.