- 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 amount of the food allowance in the Kim Young-ran law may be altered from March in order to help domestic demand.
A South Korean man who was reportedly kidnapped in the Philippines in 2016 was recently found dead by local authorities there.
This Friday, January 20th, at HQ Bar KSU sees the return of the monthly Ha Ha Hole, Busan’s only live English comedy show.
Legendary K-pop boy band Shinwha is performing a concert in Busan on February 11th as part of their “Unchanging” tour.
The Busan International Film Festival will begin a little later than usual this year because of the Chuseok holidays.
Watch an episode of Al Jazeera’s 101 East which focuses on why Korea’s youth are fleeing their home country for life and work overseas.
The Korea Grand Sale is underway until February 28th and offer great discounts and cultural performances for visitors.
Are you wondering where the cheapest places food are to buy food for the Lunar New Year’s holidays?
Sulbing, Busan’s famous patbingsu dessert chain, will open its first location in Fukuoka on February 3rd.
Hard Rock Cafe Busan is offering a Wednesday night “Global Day” discount for foreigners.
Gorilla Brewing Company is hosting an “all-you-can-drink” event tonight at the brewery in Millak-dong.
Take a look inside the traditional cultures of the Vietnamese highlands
Officials said today, starting in April, South Korea will check information on inbound air passengers to sort out potential terrorists.
The ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships 2017 is taking place February 16-19 at the Gangneung Ice Arena.
Infielder for the Lotte Giants Hwang Jae-gyun has decided to leave the Korean Baseball Organization to challenge the Major Leagues.
The sports ministry said that South Korea plans to spend 937.2 billion won (US$779.7 million) this year in support for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games preparations.