- You’ve bowed to or spoken Korean to another foreigner.
- You remember when Busan only had 1 subway line.
- You were here before the Gwangan Bridge was built.
- You remember when the bars closed at midnight.
- You know where the original Thursday Party was opened.
- You’ve seen snow on the ground in Busan.
- You’ve taken the slow train to Seoul.
- You had a “beepie”.
- You know who Lee Hyo-ri is.
- You can understand a lot of the Korean “yok”, or swear words.
- You remember when coffee shops had telephones at the table.
- You attended a World Cup football match.
- You know what IMF means here.
- You have more Facebook friends here than back home.
- You’ve been to the Seaman’s club.
- You know which major fast food chain used to be here a long time ago but no longer is.
- You went to the Walmart here.
- You experienced typhoon Maemi.
- You stood in line for the telephone booth in front of Judie’s Taewha.
- You know what the “heart attack” is on Texas Street.
- You’ve been to a Hollywood Star or the Blues Bein.
- You know what the Dallas is.
- You’ve hiked every mountain in the city.
- You know the name of the former US army base in Busan.
- You know what Babopalooza is.
How did you score?
21-25 – Congrats! You’re an expert on experiencing Busan’s past and have obviously been here a long, long time!
15-20 – Well done! You obviously know the city well, but you still have a ways to go to be considered an old-timer — which may not be a bad thing.
10-14 – You’re on your way to becoming a veteran expat. You might need to do a little more research but you’re getting there.
0-9 – Still a newbie! You still have a long ways to go.
The Latest Haps
The country’s top court has sentenced a South Korean man to 12 years in prison for attempting to murder the U.S. ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert.
The Kim Young-ran anti-graft law is taking in effect starting today. The law aims to prevent government employees and various officials from receiving bribes.
Busan Subway Lines 1, 2 and 3 have begun emergency services today due to a general strike of the Busan Metro Labor Union.
The tentative lineup for guests visiting the 21st Busan International Film Festival for the opening day on October 6th is near completion.
The Closing Ceremony hosts of the 21st Busan International Film Festival will be actor Kim Min Jong and actress Choi Yeojin.
With the nation’s biggest shopping and cultural event “Korea Sale’s FESTA” beginning today, Busan’s distribution industries have begun participating in an all-out competition.
The Busan One Asia Festival is offering free admissions to Taste Busan and the Korean Wave Star & Beauty Collection for foreign guests at BEXCO.
BeFM’s “On the Road Busan” team invites you for a final FREE trip around the beautiful Busan Bay at the Wave Yacht Lounge Closing Party on Saturday, October 8th.
The Busan International Food Expo 2016 will be held in BEXCO from October 6th to the 9th.
The “2016 Jinju Namgang Lantern Festival” will begin on October 1st and end on the 16th at Jinju Namgang Ilwon.
A new survey by MasterCard shows that Seoul is once again the 10th most popular city for travel in the world.
Runners from around the world will gather at the 2016 Busan International Ocean Marathon on Oct. 2.
North Korea’s goalkeeper gives up one of the worst goals ever — to the opponent’s goalkeeper in an AFC U-16 championship match.