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2018 FISM World Championships of Magic in Busan July 9-14 - Stripes Korea

Busan News - Mon, 2018-07-09 08:26

Stripes Korea

2018 FISM World Championships of Magic in Busan July 9-14
Stripes Korea
The 2018 FISM World Championships of Magic, which has been established as the gateway for 1 among over 100 hopeful international magicians to become the world's top magician. The event takes place at BEXCO Convention Hall and Auditorium for ...

2018 FISM World Championships of Magic in Busan July 9-14 - Stripes Korea

Busan News - Mon, 2018-07-09 08:26

Stripes Korea

2018 FISM World Championships of Magic in Busan July 9-14
Stripes Korea
The 2018 FISM World Championships of Magic, which has been established as the gateway for 1 among over 100 hopeful international magicians to become the world's top magician. The event takes place at BEXCO Convention Hall and Auditorium for ...

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Play and Stay in KK: SPLURGE at Gaya Island Resort Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Recent Blog Posts - Sun, 2018-07-08 23:26
Gaya Island Resort Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

If my short, magical stay in Kota Kinabalu (Malaysian Borneo) taught me anything, it’s that service is of utmost importance, the people are incredibly friendly, they all seem to be amazing singers, and there’s no shortage of things to do!  My first couple of days gave me a deal (Dock In Hostel) and a steal (Shangri-La Rasa Ria Resort Kota Kinabalu).  My third night in Sabah was spent at the luxurious Gaya Island Resort.   I have 150 pictures of my 24 hours here to share with you.  I was so busy with meetings and tours I didn’t even get to step foot in the sea nor the pool, but you should!  This property is perfect for responsible eco-tourism, relaxing by the pool, yoga, getting spa treatments, or spending quality time with your lover. If you’re going to Kota Kinabalu, you must stay at least a couple of nights at Gaya Island Resort!

What Dreams Are Made Of: Gaya Island Resort

Staying in a villa at Gaya Island Resort is pretty much every travel blogger’s dream.  Unfortunately I wasn’t there quite long enough to take a breath, but I have ever intention of returning someday soon!  My whole trip to Sabah was jam-packed by the Sabah Tourism Board.  When organizing your stay in Kota Kinabalu, make sure to take some time to enjoy yourself and soak up the sun.  Gaya Island Resort is such a romantic place to stay, but there are TONS of activities, too!  Don’t miss out by spending one night like I did – make sure to book at least 2 or more!

Getting to Gaya Island Resort

My journey began at Jesselton Port – the ferry dock to get to plenty of wonderful public islands where you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, and hiking.  My trip was a short ride to the private Gaya Island Resort.  After checking in with the staff in their lovely, air-conditioned office, I wandered around the Port eyeing all of the shops, kiosks, and food vendors.

There’s plenty of eat and drink here, just make sure what you order hasn’t been sitting around for too long.  When it was time to depart, all my luggage was already on the boat.  All I had to do was don a life-preserver and hold on!

The Story of Gaya Island Resort

“Tucked amidst protected mangroves, sheltered coral reefs and curled around the pristine sandy coast of Malohom Bay rests Gaya Island Resort.  Set on an island within the protected Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, discover a sanctuary nestled in the hillside of an ancient rainforest with a stunning outline of Mount Kinabalu on the horizon.” Gaya Island Resort

Gaya Island Resort is pretty huge!  Upon my arrival I got a quick peek around some of the grounds and then went for a tour of the spa.  I got to enjoy some gorgeous views, but I was really disappointed that my stay was so short.  The resort prides itself on being ecologically-sustainable and aware of its carbon footprint.  There are a few motorized vehicles for staff, but beyond that it’s a walking resort.

The Spa at Gaya Island Resort

“Spa Village Gaya Island is a tranquil hideaway surrounded by distinctive island flora and fauna. From the warm clear waters of Gaya and its rich lowland forests to the high altitude blossoms of Mount Kinabalu, our treatments utilise only the finest fresh local ingredients. A rich tapestry of spa programmes reflects the cultural healing traditions of Sabah’s many indigenous people. From the specialised rice scrubs and masques of the Kadazandusun to the age-old practices of the Bajau sea nomads, Spa Village Gaya Island is uniquely rooted in ancient tradition while seeking to restore balance to the body and soul.” – Spa Village Gaya Island Resort

Proboscis Monkey at Gaya Island

The sense of tranquility at the spa was instantaneous!  They have plenty of different treatments for couples and his and hers alike.  The spa is where they have all their yoga.  It’s done in a studio with different risers so that everyone can see the instructor.  Wouldn’t it be amazing to do your yoga teacher training in such an oasis?  The spa is where you might catch a glimpse of the resident proboscis monkey, too.  I didn’t get to see him, but I did go home with a sweet plush toy imitation!

Gaya Island Resort Marine Centre After my tour around the spa I definitely wanted to indulge in some treatments, but the tour continued over to the private beach!  This is where the Marine Centre is located.  It “advocates 3 key conservation themes – Turtle Rescue, Coral Reef Restoration and Conservation Through Education. [The] resident marine biologist and dedicated team work together with equally passionate partners, championing initiatives to protect marine life, raise awareness for sustainable seafood choices and aim for pollution-free waters.” The Marine Centre is where I learned about the resort’s efforts to clean up the water and rehabilitate wildlife.  Sometimes those efforts aren’t successful, others the sea life is housed in the centre, and the team gets really excited when they’re able to release back into the marine environment. Guided Nature Walks and Jungle Treks

Make sure to go visit Justin, the Gaya Naturalist, throughout your visit.  He’s a wealth of knowledge and is so passionate about animals!  “Discover an exceptional botanic reserve, diverse wildlife and a rare, undisturbed mixed dipterocarp forest, found only within the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park. Our nature walks offer an environmental education voyage with our Resident Naturalist.  Limited guests are allowed daily to minimise human impact to the wildlife and their habitat.”

In the afternoon I got to learn all about how the team rehabilitates injured owls, snakes, and even monkeys from the island.  We took a look at a pregnant viper they were keeping safe from predators in the jungle.  I also learned about how humans can prey on elements of the island.  It’s amazing the number of animals and plants certain cultures will steal and murder all in the name of “strength and vitality”.  I’m pretty sure ingesting pangolin is not going to make your boner any harder.

Sabah Sunset Cruise

Sabahan sunsets are famous across Malaysia.  I got to meet a couple from Seoul on the ride, but it was really just the 3 of us and our Captain.  My Korean’s pretty bad, but we managed to communicate for a bit.  Unfortunately, the lady was very seasick.  Take this trip if you’re okay on motorboats, but steer clear if the slightest wobble makes you ill.  If you want to catch an unobstructed view of a gorgeous sunset,  take the Gaya Island Sunset Cruise.  If you’re going with a group, see if it’s possible to bring some music and refreshments. It’s lovely to look out where the sky meets the sea, but it’s a little lonesome for over an hour!

My Villa at Gaya Island Resort

My villa at the resort was tucked away up the hill.  At night, sweet little geckos skittled up and down the wall outside.  The bed was huge and had views of the jungle – until the screens went down to ensure a long, leisurely, lie-in.  The Sabah Tourism Board had arranged so many meetings and events for me in such a short stay.  My nap and early night’s sleep were necessary to keep adventuring around Kota Kinabalu!

I had a long, relaxing bath in my massive tub.  I really enjoyed the plethora of delicious-smelling Mangosteen bubble bath, salts, and lotions!  The villas at Gaya Island Resort truly make for the perfect romantic getaway.  If you’re traveling to Malaysian Borneo with that special someone, make it a vacation to remember at Gaya Island Resort.

Gaya Island Resort Contact Details ADDRESS Gaya Island Resort, Just Explore
Jesselton Point Ferry Terminal
88000 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah TELEPHONE +60 88 210 342

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Shelves

Busan Classifieds - Sun, 2018-07-08 22:13

Wood veener shelves in excellent condition.

185cm x High

60cm x wide

25cm x deep

 

20,000 won

Is it safe to wear bikini in Korea? - The Korea Herald

Busan News - Sun, 2018-07-08 17:17

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Is it safe to wear bikini in Korea?
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The Busan police reward citizen reports of spycam perpetrators with 50,000 to 100,000 won prize money. In addition, the region has set up signs in six languages at its seven beaches to prevent sexual crimes by foreigners unaware of the cultural ...

Korean American with an F-4 Visa looking for a part time job

Busan Classifieds - Sun, 2018-07-08 14:13

I am a Korean American from Seattle with an F-4 visa. So I don't need any work sponsorship. I have a 4 year degree from University of Washington. I am looking for a part-time position for no more than 25 hrs/wk. 

 

Thanks

Washing Machine

Busan Classifieds - Sun, 2018-07-08 12:13

Daewoo brand washing machine for sale. Excellent near new condition. Very clean and cleans clothes very well. 

No issues everything works great.

Energy saver.

Includes a couple of extra new lint screens.

100,000 won

Available first week of August

Wanted: A Used Mini 45L Bar Fridge

Busan Classifieds - Sun, 2018-07-08 08:13

Wanted: a used 45 liter bar fridge in good condition.

I am willing to pay W35,000 for it.

Korean Cosplay Convention (with Abby P) | 코스프레 체험

Recent Blog Posts - Sun, 2018-07-08 02:25
Korean Cosplay Convention (with Abby P) | 코스프레 체험

I've wanted to try cosplaying since I was a teenager, but didn't have an opportunity. I wasn't a big fan of anime, but I did watch some, and I thought it'd be fun to visit a convention. Well this year in Korea I found out that there are several conventions going on, and one of them was a cosplay convention in Seoul. So I contacted my friend Abby P (another YouTuber) and we went together in cosplay as characters from the movie "Spirited Away."

Have you ever tried cosplay before? What are your experiences?

Abby P also made a video about our cosplay experience on her channel here: https://youtu.be/u4Y342EyAFc

The post Korean Cosplay Convention (with Abby P) | 코스프레 체험 appeared first on Learn Korean with GO! Billy Korean.

Wireless keyboard and mouse

Busan Classifieds - Sat, 2018-07-07 17:13

Hi there:)

 

 

Wireless Keyboard and Mouse: ₩5.000

 

 

For quick response, please call Drew on: 01084913773.

You can also email me but I much prefer the phone.

 

Note: Items are for Pick up only, I live 2mins away from

Jangsan subway station.

 

Andrew :)

 

Microwave/Grill/ Oven Baking Package Deal

Busan Classifieds - Sat, 2018-07-07 15:13

Hi there:)

 

Rinnai RCD-B41 Microwave-Oven-Grill + Bomann Electronic Hand Mixer + Kitchen Scales + Plethora of Baking Utilities. (Used goods but all in good working order; “general wear n tear”.

 

 

                        ₩160.000 (for everything) 

 

Note: The user manual for the Rinnai is in Korean, I tried finding an English one online, but can’t, so yeps, keep that in mind. However, I can show u how to use the basic functions of oven/grill/microwave while u decipher the korean manual:)

 

 

I used to bake pies, cakes, madeleines, chicken, etc.. Also, grilled fish in garlic butter (15mins) - yumMy!!! ( if u like that sort of thing :).

 

For quick response, please call Drew on: 01084913773.

You can also email me but I much prefer the phone.

 

Note: Items are for Pick up only, I live 2mins away from

Jangsan subway station.

 

Andrew :)

Seeking Housecleaner in Busan

Busan Classifieds - Sat, 2018-07-07 15:13

I'd like to hire an experienced housekeeper to clean a 1-room apartment in Seomyeon in the first week of August. A one-time cleaning with the possibility of a future appointment.

Price is negotiable, references required.

Please contact William via Email Contact Form.

 

 

 

Rokit 6 Studio Monitors (Speakers) + Stands & Auralex Foam Stands

Busan Classifieds - Sat, 2018-07-07 15:13

Hi there:)

 

Rokit 6 pair + 2 Stands +2 Auralex Foam Pads + connecting Cables (I only used the speakers for 24hrs, literally, they are in perfect working order).

 

                              ₩400.000 

 

(note: everything was bought separately for a total of

₩700.000 (approximately). I don’t mind if someone wishes

to buy them from me and sell them at a higher price than I am, as my focus at the moment is selling them ASAP; leaving Busan soon:).

 

 

 

For quick response, please call Drew on: 01084913773.

You can also email me but I much prefer the phone.

 

Note: Items are for Pick up only, I live 2mins away from

Jangsan subway station.

 

Andrew :)

 

First come, first served:))

 

 

Rokit 6: (please watch these vids and checkout the specs to answer your questions regarding this item, thank u:)

 

 

Specs: http://www.krksys.com/Studio-Monitors/ROKIT-6-G3

 

Useful Info & Reviews:

 

  1. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aDsU0tUNW6A

 

  1. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RmbBekphEO8

 

  1. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Kakn5jTA0pg

Mandolin

Busan Classifieds - Sat, 2018-07-07 15:13

Hi there:)

 

Mandolin and Case (used but in good condition)

 

                                 ₩25.000        

 

 

For quick response, please call Drew on: 01084913773.

You can also email me but I much prefer the phone.

 

Note: Items are for Pick up only, I live 2mins away from

Jangsan subway station.

 

Andrew :)

 

First come, first served:))

 

Midi Keyboard Controller (Impulse Novation 61 Key) (New)

Busan Classifieds - Sat, 2018-07-07 13:13

 

 

Impulse Novation 61 Key MIDI CONTROLLER (NEW - “Opened, but sadly, never had time to use”.)

I bought the Sustain Pedal (FZONE SP-1) and Music Stand (Tcustom) seperately for approximately ₩150.000. The Keyboard costed me ₩450.000. 

                             

              Asking: ₩350.000 (for everything, except laptop-lol)

Specs & Info:

https://global.novationmusic.com/keys/impulse#

 

Hi there:)

 

Check out the above link, as it can probably answer any questions regarding

this item better than I can. 

 

 

For quick response, please call Drew on: 01084913773.

You can also email me but I much prefer the phone.

 

Note: Items are for Pick up only, I live 2mins away from

Jangsan subway station.

 

Andrew :)

 

First come, first served:))

 

Ukulele 30,000 won

Busan Classifieds - Sat, 2018-07-07 13:13

Melokia brand beginner's ukulele 

30,000 won - cash only please.

Pick up asap in Sasang

kakao id: lishtran

Let me know if you have any questions!

Thanks.

Détente Divergence: the US-South Korean split on this Year’s Engagement with North Korea

Recent Blog Posts - Sat, 2018-07-07 11:27

This is a local re-post of my monthly op-ed for the Lowy Institute: here.

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Pusan National University

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Recycling Bins/ Desk lamp/ Wooden Computer Shelves

Busan Classifieds - Sat, 2018-07-07 09:13

Hi there:)

 

1. Recycling bins (set of 3) - ₩10.000

 

2. Lamp (desktop) - ₩8.000

 

3. Wooden computer shelves (X2) - ₩3.000 each (new)

 

For quick response, please call Drew on: 01084913773.

You can also email me but I much prefer the phone.

 

Note: Items are for Pick up only, I live 2mins away from

Jangsan subway station.

 

Andrew :)

 

First come, first served:))

 

Wanna Learn to Surf? Surfboard for Sale (Discounted)

Busan Classifieds - Fri, 2018-07-06 23:13

Birro Hawaii Board, 6'8

Discounted. Only 250,000 won, OBO. (Bought new in Bali for 700$)

Light and easy to travel to the beaches with.

Reason I am selling is just bought a new board. 

Good condition.

Pick up in Gwangli Beach 

Kakao id quinton22

010 6805 2230

 

Super Comfortable Mattress Topper

Busan Classifieds - Fri, 2018-07-06 21:13
7cm thick foam mattress topper / floor mattressColor: Gray Soft, washable cover with zipper (freshly cleaned)Elastic corner strapsSize: Super Single (110cm x 200cm)Pet-free, smoke-free home We got rid of our 2nd bed, so we've no need for it now. Only used it for 3 months.Pick-up preferred, but can deliver in Busan if necessary Here is the current Gmarket link: http://item2.gmarket.co.kr/English/detailview/item.aspx?goodscode=713533302 The current Super Single price is W81,900
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