Regarding an older post on Migrant Labour in Pyeongtaek a reader wrote in:
“Filipino club workers are not alllowed to attend church. They are only allowed to go out with paying club customers. This is unfair to humans. Also, here in Anjong Ri they are treated like slaves. Please help these helpless people.”
From the website (HT to Blake Pascoe):
Team Osan will host the Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles who perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of the high performance aircraft. There will also be a wide variety of Korean and American high performance aerial demonstrations, unique ground performances, military equipment static displays, a children’s play area and a wide variety of food and souvenir booths.
Guests arriving from the Songtan Subway Station can take a free shuttle bus that will take them to the Doolittle Gate of Osan Air Base. No privately operated vehicles will be allowed access through the Doolittle Gate. Please park your POV at the temporary parking lot located outside Doolittle Gate and walk through the gate.
For more information on Osan’s AIr Power Day, contact the 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at 784-4044.
PS: BRING YOUR PASSPORT
Gates open at 9 a.m. Black Eagles perform at 12:20 p.m. Gates close for entry at 3 p.m. Air Show ends at 5 p.m.
Make an evening of it - have your fill of food as you take in all the acrobatics, plate spinning, plays, and traditional Korean music that Anseong can muster.
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Here’s info on Namsadang culture and Baudeogi, for whom the event is named.
HT to Sue-Maree
I recently sat down at a new Caffe Bene with a friend, really chic inside. I think it’s my new favorite, primarily because of the post-bop jazz (think Junko Onishi) and the cream cheese gelato. It’s also rare to find a place that plays non-stop jazz, apart from one sake bar downtown. And, completely irrelevant, it has a copy of Murakami’s latest novel, 1Q84, on the bookshelf, reminding me that soon- early 2011 soon- I’ll finally be able to hold the English translation.
If this is too out of the way for you, here are a few more suggestions not to mention, Ti’amo (downtown) or Cafe & Barista (across from the Bul Jip sam’gup’sal restaurant, near the stadium).
I’ve been here a few times, and felt very under-dressed. Most people don uniforms and gloves (sometimes with metal contraptions). You might do little better than grabbing a few people and downing a few drinks before you go. In my experience, this spices things up, and remedies your (at least my) inadequacy next to the serious game-play going on next to you. There’s also a driving range out back. Happy bowling!