Tuesday, September 30, 2014

[Culture] Daegu Art Factory 'Ten-Topic Project' - Citizen Participation Program in October

Takin, the team of Ten Topic Project of Daegu Art Factory

Did you ever joined the Ten-Topic Project-Citizen Participation Program last month? If you missed, don’t be disappointed! Many other exciting programs are being planned to satisfy citizen’s cultural desire during the month of October, the cultural month. With the youth artists, hope you enjoy this cultural month to the fullest. :)

*Ten Topic Project: an ‘art incubating’ program of Daegu Art Factory devised to support local youth artists.
*Ten-Topic Project-Citizen Participation Program: a Citizen Participation Program with the youth artists who are participated in Ten-Topic project.

A performance team on stage playing song

A vocal sing a song in Daegu Art Factory

[Ten-Topic Project: Citizen Participation Program in October]





For whom

(no. of students)


Oct.3th (Fri)


Busking cultural experience


Over 20 yrs old (20)

Studio-15 (5F)

Oct.4th (Sat)


Animation Production-2

Yoo Deuk Bum


Studio-4 (4F)

Oct.4th (Sat)


Drawing caricature

Kim Ki Hong



Stidio-3 (4F)

Oct.5th (Sun)


Short movie making 1

Palgong Project

Over 20 yrs


Studio-7 (4F)
* The schedule is subject to change.

> Studio Location

Studio location in Daegu Art Factory

People are learning draw at Daegu Art Factory

> How to enroll in advance

1. Download the application form @ Daegu Art Factory website ( http://bit.ly/XkEBUx ).
Click on the link that says “텐-토픽 시민참여프로그램 신청서.hwp”.
2. Fill in all the blanks and send it to
3. A coordinator of Ten-topic Project will call you if your application is accepted.
  * In order to confirm your registration, you have to come to the studio 30 minutes before the class you enrolled starts.

People are draqing a men in Daegu Art Factory

[Daegu Art Factory]
-Location: 58-2, Suchang-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu (Annexed warehouse of the former Daegu Tobacco Factory)

Monday, September 29, 2014

[Restaurant/Press Article] If you need a taste of home, Boogie Burger is all you need!

American style burger in Daegu
No matter how long you’ve been in Korea, there will be time when you really and truly miss Western food. Boogie Burger is here to help you through those rough patches.

Boogie Burger at Dongseong-ro, Daegu

Cheap American style burger with chips and onion in Boogie Burger
They have, arguably, the best burgers in Daegu, and for much less than other, comparable, restaurants charge.  The prices range from 6,500 for their signature “Boogie Burger,” that comes with lettuce, tomato, and cheese, to 11, 500 won for the “Greedy Burger,” which has lettuce, tomatoes, grilled onions, bacon, egg, jalapenos, relish, two kinds of cheese, and two burger patties! Boogie Burger has tons of signature burgers to choose from, so there’s something for every taste. And if you feel like your burger is still missing something, there are plenty of toppings you can ask to have added to it. A burger set comes with a generous portion of French fries, Cajun or regular, and a soda or Tropicana sparkling juice. The menu is written in English, so it’s completely accessible to foreigners who don’t speak much Korean.

Boogie Burger with side menu
If burgers aren’t enough to make you feel like you’re at home, maybe Boogie Burger’s side dishes will do the trick. You can order cheese fries or onion rings to go with your burger, but what’s most impressive is that Boogie Burger has a side of mac n’ cheese on their menu! Unfortunately, mac n’ cheese is a rarity here in Korea, so it’s good to see a restaurant selling this comfort food.

Tasty American style burger, Boogie Burger
Boogie Burger is a very small restaurant in the heart of downtown. Go straight out of banwoldang station exit 10.  Take your first left down a small alley with another burger restaurant on the corner. At the end of the alley, take a right and then your first left. You’ll pass Traveler’s Bar and Grill and the Lazy Diner (two other great places to get some Western food) on your left.  Turn left down the second adjacent street, and you’ll see Boogie Burger on your left.  The exterior of the restaurant is painted black, and the name is written in orange lettering. The inside of the restaurant is decorated with Sam Adams boxes and has a very relaxed vibe.
If you need a taste of home, Boogie Burger is all you need. Check it out on your next trip downtown.

- Address: 22-23 Bongsan-dong, Jung-gu, Daegu

Friday, September 26, 2014

[Sports] Learn about Korean American Football and be one of the champions with Phoenix, the senior American football team in Daegu!

Phoenix, the Korean football team in Daegu

At the moment, spirits are high in Korean American football as the new season has been started last week. Alike Super Bowl, the championship game of American Football League in the United States, Kimchi Bowl is the championship game of Korean American Football Association (KAFA).

Phoenix vs. Blugons American football game

American foor ball game in Korea

The Korean American football teams are divided into two groups; college team and senior team. The championship league for college teams is called ‘Tiger Bowl’, while called ‘Gwangaeto Bowl’ for senior league. The Kimchi Bowl is the final champion league that puts the college team champion against the senior team champion.

An American member of Phoenix, Daegu American football team

Good players of Phoenix, Daegu American football team

American football game at Busan university

In Daegu, there are eleven college American football teams including the ones in Kyungpook national university, Keimyung university, Catholic university of Daegu and one senior team, ‘Phoenix’. Phoenix had a game with Bluegons, the senior team from Busan, on September 21th and shut them out by 35-15. Phoenix was the winner of Kimchi Bowl in 2011, and they are out to win in this season again.

American football game Blugons vs. Phoenix

If you used to enjoy American football and miss the sport, why don’t you try to be a member of Phoenix?

You can send an application form through the following e-mail with simple personal information as follows.



·         Name:

·         Age:

·         Home (birth place/address in Korea):

·         American football experience:

·         Phone call:

If you are considered as a proper member, the coach of Phoenix will contact you to have an interview. *You might be contacted after the end of this season. (This season ends within the month of October.)

[Entertainment] What do you think about the Korean culture?─비정상회담(Non-summit Talks)

What do you think about the Korean culture?
In Korea, a TV show called ‘non-summit talks’, in which several foreign people discuss Korean culture reflecting their culture and ways of thinking, is very popular.
The show let Koreans understand how foreign people accept cross-cultural discrepancies or look big issues happen in Korea. Now, let's have a look at their notions and opinions about the issues discussed earlier in this TV show.

1. Are the cities in Korea good for living for foreigners?
Are the cities in Korea good for living for foreigners?

The answers of foreigners of the questions
-It’s cheap for eating out. I was surprised to see the water and side dishes at the restaurant did not take extra charges, including toilet!!
→Well, the coffee is amazingly expensive though...

-I’m so happy that the public transportations fare is incredibly cheap! Even that of taxies!!

-Well, I think the air pollution is a serious problem in Korea. I sometimes feel stuffy when I’m in downtown.
→Whether you think air pollution is serious or not is a relative subject. You may think it serious if compared to that of Germany or Switzerland but pretty good to that of China or Turkey. 

2. What do you think of a man who carries a lady’s bag?

What do you think of a man who carries a lady's bag?

The answers of foreigners of the questions
-It looks no good to see a man who carries his girlfriend’s or wife’s the small handbag. I can’t understand.

-Well, the negative thought on him is a kind of discrimination, isn’t it? He must be a well mannered person, I’d say.

-I think it depends on situation. If my girlfriend carries lots of stuffs, why shouldn’t I carry her bag?

3. Is corporal punishment necessary to discipline children?
Is corporal punishment necessary to discipline children?

The answers of foreigners of the questions
-Corporal punishment is just a way to resolve a conflict in a violent manner. It cannot be a fundamental solution.

-Hmm… Children are prone to make mistakes over and over if parents or teachers consider their children’s faults light.

-There are many different ways to discipline children without physical punishment.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

[Beautiful Daegu] A peaceful evening in Suseong Lake where swans are swimming

A peaceful evening in Suseong Lake where swans are swimming
Photo by Pearl Kim, Daegu SNS supporter 2014
Suseong Lake is good for walking to be deep in thought in the evening, the lazy and quiet time. The peaceful scenery will makes you feel calm and relaxed.

[How to get there]
-Address: Dusan-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu
-By bus: Take the bus no.401 or no. 410 and get off at front of Suseong Lake, or take the bus no. 400, 400-1, 449 or 604 and get off at Suseong Land

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

[Festival] Autumn Festivals in Daegu─Suseong Lake Festival, Daegu International Opera Festival, Colorful Daegu Festival

Autumn Festivals in Daegu
Autumn with wonderful weather for outings is already here with us. It’s good to know that the city will be full of festivals for the period of upcoming autumn months a la bonne heure. Let's enjoy a variety of the autumn festivals which have unique themes giving unusual delights!

○On the 4th Weekend of September

①Suseong Lake Festival
Suseong Lake Festival
As the theme of the Suseong Lake Festival this year is ‘The Art Above the Lake, Dulangil Full of Deliciousities’, this festival is supposed to be held with a variety of events, such as an art exhibition for both amateurs and professionals, a firework using fantastic 3D images and Media Façade, and diverse on-water stage performances.
We will also have the representative event, 'Rolling Giant Gimbap on Dulangil'!! It's a collaborative work that all participants roll one 800m Gimbap together.
-Date: Sep 26~Sep 28, 2014
-Venue: Suseong lake, Dulangil & Suseong Artpia

②Colorful Daegu Global Festival
Colorful Daegu Global Festival
Colorful Daegu Global Festival has been held to commemorate the Together Day and make a social atmosphere to respect various cultures and improve communication with Korean and foreign residents.
Global Festival will provide experience of various events in Colorful Together Zone which can enjoy together Korean and foreign residents such as traditional culture, food experience, consultation for foreign residents, exhibition of multicultural painting, talent show of foreign residents, traditional folk performance, congratulatory performance, Golden-bell quiz show, etc.
-Date: Sep 28, 2014
-Venue: Gukchea-bosang Memorial Park

○On 1st weekend of October

Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Festival
Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Festival
The festival was initiated in 1978 in the era of Joseon Dynasty, which is being held in early May every year as a traditional oriental medicine festival in the Herb Road, Daegu.
Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Festival, which solves the urban citizen’s curiosity with traditional medicine and herbs as well as with the fragrant scent of herbs, is harmonized with various cultural tourism resources and oriental medicine related events.
-Date: Oct 1~Oct 5, 2014
-Venue: the whole area of Yangnyeongsi St

Mt. Palgong Modern temple Bazaar Festival
Mt. Palgong Modern Temple Bazaar Festival
The event revives the bazaar in the mountains where traditional specialties were traded among temples in the era of Koryo Dynasty.
It is a very special opportunity for experiencing unique mountain-living styles in the calm and clean atmosphere of Mt. Palgong through making mountain food and mountain utensils, experiencing mountain cultures and various exhibitions and performances related to Buddhism.
-Date: Oct 2~Oct 6, 2014
-Venue: Donghwasa Temple

Daegu International Opera Festival
Daegu International Opera Festival
Daegu International Opera Festival, which is getting popular to the press and public, is the representative festival in Daegu and is the only one in Asia such a large scale. It shows the world’s various operas while using international and domestic excellent infrastructures and serves as a hub role of performance culture.
Turandot: Oct. 2(Thu) & Oct. 3(Fri) 7:30pm / Oct. 4(Sat) 3pm // Daegu Opera House
Romeo and Juliette: Oct. 10(Fri) 7:30pm / Oct. 11(Sat) 3pm // Daegu Opera House
Tosca: Oct. 16(Thu) 7:30pm / Oct. 18(Sat) 3pm // Daegu Opera House
Magic Flute: Oct. 31(Fri) 7:30pm / Nov. 1(Sat) 3pm // Daegu Opera House
The Merry Wives of Windsor: Oct. 24(Fri) 7:30pm / Oct. 25(Sat) 4pm // Daegu Opera House
-Find more information on the website here: http://english.daeguoperahouse.org/

Dongseongro Festival
Dongseongro Festival
Dongseongro Festival, which was initiated in May, 1990, is the success model of civilian festivals positioned as a representative festival of Daegu passing through 21 years now.

A lot of spectators are gathering in the traditional events such as Bisan farm music, Gyeongsang governors rounding (parade, folk performance, military honor guard & band, congregation ceremony), and in the various programs preferred by youngsters such as wedding model contest, musical gala show, and Dongseongro song festival, which is a gateway of new singers providing the opportunities of enjoying culture and arts through the festival.

Especially, Daegu Fashion Jewelry Week will be with the festival in this year, so there will be many events and promotions related to jewelry and fashion such as treasure-hunt game, prize draw event and fashion show.
-Period: Oct. 3 ~ Oct. 5, 2014
-Venue: the whole area of Dongseongro

○On 2nd weekend of October

Colorful Daegu Festival
Jungangro Street, a part of citizen’s daily life, has been transformed to the mass transportation precinct, changed to the stage for festival plaza, and born again as a new “Urban Street Performance Art Festival” shared with the citizen one step forward from just an event of simple enumeration of colorful spectacles.
The constitution of festival focusing in the ‘street performance art festival’ reflecting the characteristics of open space is showing up a new model of Downtown Art Nanjang with the interchange and co-performance between various performance art genres, expansion of family programs, promotion of citizen’s participation, and positive participation of the merchants in Jungangro.
It has been positioned firmly as a genuine downtown street performance art festival for the participation of citizens harmonized with the abundant cultural & artistic human infrastructure, citizen’s enthusiasm for participation, and Jungangro, the daily space of 2,600 thousand citizens.
-Date: Oct. 11(Fri) ~ Oct. 13(Sun), 2014
-Venue: the whole area of Jungangro

Monday, September 22, 2014

[Living/Press Article] Present apps and resources for the newbies to help making the transition.

Application and websites which are useful in daegu life

So all you new English teachers have just arrived in Daegu. You’re trying to acclimate to your new schools and your new lives in this thriving metropolis. This article will present some apps and resources to help you make the transition.

There are a vast array of facebook groups that will provide you with every bit of information about the city and the many activities happening here on a daily basis.  Obviously, our own Colorfuldaegu facebook page is going to be a great resource for you moving forward. In case you were unsure, that is the city government’s official facebook group, and you are reading their official blog right now.  The Daegu Compass has a facebook page for the English magazine they put out monthly. In Daegu and Daegu Travel are two others that are good for general information about events going on in the city. If you love eating, there are always great restaurant suggestions in the Good Eats in Daegu group. One very important group for you newbies is the Daegu Flea Market. There is a constant turnover of people in Daegu, between teachers and the military personnel, so this group is used to sell anything and everything. If you are looking to buy things to get your new apartments in order, check here first! But be quick about it because items posted on here don’t take long to sell.    

Daegu is home to a ton of fitness classes and sports teams. Whatever your interest, there is a team or class for you. Simply search on facebook for “Daegu” and the activity or sport. There is a softball team, a soccer team, an ultimate Frisbee team, a Gaelic football team, a cycling club, a running club, a hiking club, yoga classes, zumba class, crossfit classes, taekwondo classes, and salsa lessons—just to name a few.

Website for English teachers, Waygook

Need some help with your classes or some advice from other teachers about school life? Look no further than the Daegu English Teachers facebook group. For teaching resources, you may already have heard about waygook.org, a great place to find lesson plans and documents to help improve your classes. I think that covers just some of the many facebook groups that will help you in your new lives in Daegu.

Useful websites for Daegu life, Daegu bus guide

Moving on to two very useful smartphone apps. The first is simply called “Subway” or “jihachul” in Korean. This app provides subway maps for five of the major cities in Korea, including Daegu, and it’s all in English. You can find out how long it will take you to get from station to station and how many minutes until the next train arrives at your station. It even includes our new monorail line, opening soon.

Daegu tour application

The second and most helpful app is called “Daegu Tour.” The app has information about food, shopping, attractions, history, festivals, and accommodations in Daegu, all accessible from buttons right on the home page. While that information is all great, the “public transport” section is the most valuable part of the app. To access it, hit the small gray button on the top right of the home page. Daegu has an English language bus information website to help you figure out how to get around the city by bus. Google maps can help too, but the bus information website tells you when the next bus is at your stop and where all the stops on the bus line are located.  The bus information website has been condensed into a mobile version for you to use anywhere around the city. Search by route, point of interest, or current location, and you’ll never be lost in Daegu again.  The Daegu Tour app is a must-download for anyone living in this city.

So there you have it: some useful resources for you to use on facebook and on your smartphone.  Have an amazing time in Daegu, and see and do everything you can. A year goes by very quickly!


-「In-Daegu」 website▶ http://www.in-daegu.com
-「Daegu Compass」 Facebook Page▶ http://on.fb.me/1po3plx
-「Daegu Travel」 Facebook Page▶ https://www.facebook.com/DaeguTravel
-「Daegu English Teachers」Facebok Group▶ http://on.fb.me/1wYEjCB

-「Good eats in Daegu」 Facebook Group▶ http://on.fb.me/Z7VAv7
-「The Daegu Flea Market」 Facebook Group▶ http://on.fb.me/ZB58ic
- A website for teaching resource▶ http://www.waygook.org
-「Jihachul」App▶ http://bit.ly/ZB2R6L
-「Daegu Tour」 App▶ http://bit.ly/1sUwEyg
- 「Daegu Bus information」website▶  http://bit.ly/1DrSGRu

Friday, September 19, 2014

[Culture] Daegu Art Factory 'Ten-Topic Project'/Citizen participation program in September

People attending art class in Daegu Art Factory

Ten-Topic Project which was devised to support local youth artists by Daegu Art Factory is now well carried out receiving a lot of attention. During the period of the project, citizens who are interested in arts as well as local youth artists get  wonderful chances to feel and learn about ‘arts’ through a variety of programs. The citizen participation project begins on Sep. 20th and will continue until January 4th, 2015. Check the program schedule of September and fall into the wonderful art world!

A person drawing a picture in Daegu Art Factory

Ten-Topic Project: Citizen Participation Program in September





For whom

(no. of students)




‘Try to copy me~’

Popchun Dance Company

Over 14 yrs old



Sep.21th (SUN)


Animation Production-1

Yoo Deuk Bum

Over 14 yrs old



Sep.21th (SUN)

3:00 pm~4:30pm

K-pop dance







Everyone is an artist

Ryu Hyun Wook






Why so guitars have six strings?

Jo Chang Ho

Over 14 yrs old



Sep. 27th (SAT)


Writing a picture diary

Kim Ji Won

Over 20 yrs old



* The schedule is subject to change.

Art class in Daegu Art Factory

  Studio Location

Studio location in Daegu Art Factory

How to enroll in advance

1. Download the application form @ Daegu Art Factory website( http://bit.ly/XkEBUx ). Click on the link that says “텐-토픽 시민참여프로그램 신청서.hwp”.
2. Fill in all the blanks and send it to kha00711@daum.net
3. A coordinator of Ten-topic Project will call you if your application is accepted.

 In order to confirm your registration, you have to come to the studio 30 minutes before the class you enrolled starts.