Filipino Market in Hyehwa-dong to close?

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  1. Rickspot says:

    wow, gusto ko matikman yung tteokboki! parang masarap eh. yan ba yung nabibili sa punshik? 😀
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  2. eden says:

    I’ve seen this Filipino Market on YT before. I thought, it must have been fun for Pinoys to meet here once a week.
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    • Betchay says:

      Hi Eden! I find it a little difficult to make friends with other Pinoys in Hyehwa. Sometimes, they wouldn’t trust you if you’re not their kind. I guess it’s because a few of those who go there are illegal workers and it would be hard for them to just trust and allow anybody to join their group. Then there are the women (usually married to foreigners) – A FEW OF THEM THAT I’VE MET are just too egotistic and dramatic. My friend once said they’re just like flies on top of the carabaos.

      I’ve met a few people there that I like and I try to keep in touch with them from time to time. One of them is a licensed PT in the Philippines, he’s here illegally and is working as a freelance masseur. So guys, if you need a massage just tell me and I’ll give you his number.

  3. camz says:

    ….”My friend once said they’re just like flies on top of the carabaos.” – so disappointing, yet, it’s true. =(

  4. jempres says:

    yeah, that is really disappointing. Hindi pa naman ako nakakapunta dunㅜ_ㅜ. I’m gonna have to go there before ma-close. I hope wala akong ma-meet na mga langaw… lol

    Magakano naman singil nya sa massage? hehe penge number.
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  5. jempres says:

    Where’s nakwon-dong by the way? Is it too far from Hyehwa?
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  6. arvinsign says:

    RE: Closure

    Most of the time, people are not aware of the big difference between a PRIVILEGE and a RIGHT, and will resort to complaints immediately.

    also,

    “One of them is a licensed PT in the Philippines, he’s here illegally and is working as a freelance masseur”

    – Hes here illegally? I dont think its appropriate for him to stay here, much more work as a freelance masseur. If he cant fix his papers, then he should leave, simple.

  7. Working on a post myself, good to hear your thoughts…

    arvinsign, it is one “right” and “duty” to work (article 32), and a citizen has the right to “pursue happiness” (article 10). Go read the Korean constitution. Yes, being here on a work visa does make you a citizen. The privilege of the locals should not be trumped by the rights of the foreigners.

    The way the law is right now, virtually every foreigner (English teacher, Filipino, and everyone else) could theoretically be found doing something outside of what their visa status allows. That goes double if someone in the government doesn’t like you. Ever make some money for a side job while here in Korea? Get a photo published in the newspaper? Ever volunteer at an orphanage? Also consider that a ‘work’ visa is the only type of visa you’re likely to get until you qualify for a ‘blood’ visa (e.g. you’re married to a Korean, you’re related to a Korean, or you’ve been here for more than 5 years)

    @Betchay: Issues behind forced relocations notwithstanding, virtually every ‘relocation’ that’s happened in Seoul has been for the worse. Being relocated makes the thing being relocated lose some character, if not other recognizable assets (reputation, known location, any marketing materials, etc.).

  8. Er, “The privilege of the locals should not be trumped by the rights of the foreigners.” should read, “The privilege of the locals should not trump by the rights of the foreigners.” Thanks.

  9. bless says:

    HEY GUYS! ANY NEWS ABOUT HYEHWADONG? HAVE THEY MOVED THEM ALREADY? IF SO WHERE? COZ MY FAMILY ARE PLANNING OF GOIN THERE THIS WEEKEND TO BUY SOME STUFF AND WE’RE QUITE FAR FROM HYEHWA…WITH OUR 16MONTHS OLD GOING W/ US, IT WOULD REALLY BE DISAPPOINTING AND TIRING IF HYEHWA MARKET ISNT THERE ANYMORE..PLZ HELP! THANKS!

    • Betchay says:

      hi bless! the filipino market is still there… you could visit the place and buy some stuff there… you might also want to try the Foreign Food Market in Itaewon

  10. aiza says:

    Hello po,im aiza now im currently live in gensan..ask ko lng po if mahal po b dyn and rent..like if gusto ko sana mgbusiness ng pagkain pinoy restaurant dyn s korea..ok po b dyn mgbusiness ng filipino food?mgkano po magagastos?

  11. aiza says:

    wait ko po reply..godbless!!

  12. larry lazaro says:

    Hi ms. Betchay,

    I’ve read read a number of your comments in different blogs and a find those pieces very helpful esp. for us newbies in South Korea.

    I am working at HHI in Ulsan. I’ve been longing to meet fellow pinoys here; but infortunately, for the past two months of my stay here, i’ve never met one pinoy. I heard there are those who work in the shipyard, but that is relatively far from my area. I work in the office situated almost in front of Hyundai Hotel in Dong Gu.

    Do you have any idea of a Philippine store nearby? I am actually still afraid to go out without a companion. In fact, the farthest I’ve been to was Homeplus in Dong gu. Could you help me fine a nearest pinoy store? Thanks for the help.

    Larry

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