Warning: some taxi drivers are whack-jobs

20140226-120623.jpgWomen, beware of which taxi you enter. A Jeonju woman reported getting into a silver colored cab and instead of being brought where she requested, she was driven slowly through back streets while the driver masturbated. She got the plate number: 30 바 5??0. She reported it to the police, who were dismissive.
I have obscured two of the numbers of the license plate because the potential libel law harm to me vastly outweighs the potential good I could do others by posting all the numbers. The driver or the company could easily file a libel suit that I posted his license plate, and that the masturbation was just hearsay. No good deed goes unpunished.
So, what good can we pull from this?
How can ladies decrease their chances of getting in the car with a wanker?
It helps to use larger company taxis. There are many private one car affairs, and illegal unlicensed taxis.
Legitimately licensed taxis have one of these four syllables in the middle of their license plate: 아,바,사,자(think “daddy, lion”). Checking for this could be helpful, but, as you may notice by glancing above, the offender in this case had a legally licensed taxi plate.
Obviously, many of these illegal taxi guys aren’t directly harmful or dangerous; they are just cheating certain licensing fees and taxes.
Besides, when the rubber hits the road, such discernment is usually quite impractical. It’s often dark or rainy or other impairing conditions may apply, so when you flag down a taxi, you are seldom in a position to be fussy about the labels on the outside of the car.
How about a simpler approach?
There are bad people everywhere, even in good companies. We should keep our hand ready to our video feature of our phone as though it were a can of pepper spray. If you have the presence of mind, take a video of the offender. There’s great power in this. There is no hearsay. The police will look at it. And if not… There’s always YouTube.


First rule of the code: Don’t Get Caught

downloadPhone Phishing is not new, but there are lots of new tricks every day. In Korea, some people answer the phone to hear, “We tried to deliver a document to you. For more information, press 1.”  It’s a scam.  If you get any automated call, its usually best to hang up. Pushing the option can allow charges to your phone bill, even if you haven’t given any credit card info.  Don’t give any ID details such as ARC or passport number over the phone.  If it’s a human caller, say you’re tied up right now and will call right back.  Ask for company name, rep name, extension number, and the number of a reference, just for security reasons.  Any half-decent company will be happy to oblige.If not, the sound of the click will tell you otherwise.

Airport Bus

Incheon to Jeonju : first 6:00am / last 10:45pm

Jeonju to Incheon : first 2:20am / last 7:00pm

In airport, just ask for “Bus to Jeonju” in English

In Jeonju taxi just say “Airport Bus to Incheon” in English

Drivers License

Assuming you have driving experience back home this will be easy for you to get.
Just go to the Jeonbuk Drivers Licencing Agency near Jeonju WC Stadium early in the morning. I believe the first learners session starts at 10am (get a korean to call and check for u) Take with you two pictures and alien card.
1. Sit through an english subbed Drivers Education DVD ( 1 hour)
2. Take written/ computer test ( need to score 75% minimum to pass)
3. Sign up for the in house driving test
- get in a car and follow the subs on the navigation screen. U have to ‘do the required action’ before the 5 second counter reaches 0
things included like…
- turn on left indicator / right indicator turn on headlights
- when u start driving the L shaped course u will hear a siren.. it means to stop car immediately and hit the emergency lights within 3 seconds
- stop the car over the finish line

4. then u can sign up for ur road test…
they will show u a possible 7 courses ( i think ) which u could possibly drive. there are maps so u can study the course.
When its ur turn u will be randomly given one of the courses.

drive the course and when u get back to the driving agency u need to perform a parallel park to finish the test.

hope that info helps u. It’s possible to get this all done in HALF A DAY!!! and itll cost u about 70 000 w


VDay 2014 is Coming!

vdayHello everyone: 
Anyone interested in helping with acting, staging, production, promotion, advertising, publicity and/or backstage (or anything else you can think of) for V-Day Jeonju 2014, please contact Joni  jonipag@live.com 
Event late March- early April, 2014. TBA
V-Day is a global activist movement to stop violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. V-Day generates broader attention for the fight to stop violence against women and girls, including rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation (FGM) and sex slavery.
Thanking you all in advance…until the violence stops…
KakaoTalk_Elliott Tori_September 5, 2013

Weirdo in white car wanks watching white woman walking

KakaoTalk_Elliott Tori_September 5, 2013A Jeonju expat English professor noticed a white Carens was following her slowly as she walked home. She made evasive course changes, but he kept finding her and slowing or stopping nearby. She walked right up to the car with her phone recording video, only to find the driver had no pants on and was fiercely occupied. She reported the incident to the police, who were very helpful. The car is registered to a very old man out in Gimje, but a younger man in shades and a baseball cap perpetrated the lewd act. He did not threaten or exit the vehicle. However, Jeonju ladies are encouraged to be on the lookout for this lurking loser.




Hello everyone,

Apologies, but both I and Jasmine will be unable to attend this month’s meeting so I thought it would be better to postpone and start fresh next month.

We will be starting a new book as well: Sunset Park by Paul Aster.
This novel is about the lives of Americans just after the financial crash of 2008.

Please order the book and read the first 3 chapters for next month. We will be meeting on the 23rd of November at 4:30pm at Didim Coffee Shop near Chonbuk National University.

Here is the Amazon link:


Here is the Yes24 link:


Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather!



Kinder Crisis

Teachers in town are reporting that they are getting ousted from their kindergarten positions. This is due to a new law that came into effect (most likely at the behest of the hagwan association) that forbids any foreigner instructed English education before 2:30 PM in any kindergarten. This story is being developed right now. Your contributions are most welcome in the comments section or by email to thejeonjuhub@gmail.com


Eating in English

6a00d8341c509553ef00e54f8183bf8834-800wiHi all! This month we will be going to a great seafood restaurant that specializes in grilled fish (생선구이). The name of the restaurant is “생선 이야기” Here is a map and some directions. If you are going by taxi, tell the driver “Inhu dong, Ki-rin cho deung hak gyo” (인후 동 기린 초등학교) (Inhu Dong, Kirin Elementary School)And follow this map. The restaurant is only a 2 minute walk from the school. Please RSVP by email so I can make a reservation See you soon, Isaiah kraus.isaiah@gmail.com.