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Bundang or Kangnam to live in?

 
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quercus



Joined: 04 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 12:41 pm    Post subject: Bundang or Kangnam to live in? Reply with quote

Hello, looking for opinions on which town to reside in. I have two offers, one in Bundang at a brand new school with good hours and good pay. I also have another in Kangnam with similar hours at an established school, but lower pay, 2.1. So assuming there isnt a huge difference in job positions, which place would you prefer to live? Thanks.
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kangnamdragon



Joined: 17 Jan 2003
Location: Kangnam, Seoul, Korea

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why take less pay and live in a more expensive area. You'd get a better room in Bundang. Live in Bundang and go to Kangnam to party if you need to. Bundang has everything. I have lived in both places.
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Derrek



Joined: 15 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:41 pm    Post subject: Where Reply with quote

Which school are you pondering in Bundang? We will be neighbors.
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2003 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it comes down to a choice between Bundang or Kangnam, I'd check out the school first- it won't matter whether you're in Bundang or Kangnam if the school is terrible.
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bucheon bum



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: DC area

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2003 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what do you want? how can we really comment if we have no idea what things you're into?

Think, Kangnam=urban as it gets. Bundang=nice surburbia Korean style.

And what is the pay difference? If it is 2.3+ vs. 2.1, take the 2.3+ million won job if everything else is the same.
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quercus



Joined: 04 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what i am looking for is a "less" polluted neighborhood, near fun places in seoul, where i will make good money. preferably a newer place with a nice pad where i can enjoy being home and playing instruments, drawing or reading without the smell of mould, a metal dump (like my last place), the moans of coffee girls on hte job, etc. a nice area with open spaces, and preferably having or close to a place where i can take pottery lessons a few hours a day 3 or 4 days a week. that is what i am looking for in addition to working 6 hours a day total adn making atleast 2.2 which is what i have been offered in bundang.
i havent been to either place and am looking for reasons why people like one over hte other or if there are any hidden secrets i dont know about that may make me really want to live in one place over the other.
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Bulsajo



Joined: 16 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2003 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bucheon bum wrote:

Think, Kangnam=urban as it gets.

Not neccessarily- Kangnam is quite large and the southern dongs are nestled right up against the hills- not much difference between Ilwon2dong or Gaepo dong and Bundang.

I've worked in both places and stand by my initial post- find a good school and quit worrying about seeking an ideal location. Not much point to living in Xanadu if you work in Hell.
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eamo



Joined: 08 Mar 2003
Location: Shepherd's Bush, 1964.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2003 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not much point to living in Xanadu if you work in Hell


Very good advice.

There's a better chance of a nice apartment in Bundang. Also the schools there have a reputation for better-than-average conditions. e.g. big classrooms, good facilities.
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