2S2 is a regular meet-up where expats, and anyone, can get together, build and strengthen connections, learn about Korea and integrate in Korean society. We hope that 2S2 will help expats in Korea participate more meaningfully in the country we share with Korean natives, and that we can have a better experience of Korea by doing so.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

2S2 Suwon is Rolling!

It's a happy day in the 2S2 Community:

A few fellas down in Suwon have set up their own 2S2 Chapter over in Suwon, so if you live down there, and you're not already attending the Yongin/Suji chapter, there's another one just for you.

I've met both of the guys organizing this one, and they're stand-up guys, with a lot of sources and ways to really, genuinely give back to their community in Suwon.

Here's their facebook page, and stay tuned for more information.

Good luck!

In other news, the Bundang/Yongin/Suji Chapter is talking about a trip to Everland. Learn more here!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Arbor Day Update

Same idea, new Location, new map: click on the image for the full-size view. 10:30 AM in front of Kookmin/Gookmin University. More on the event's facebook page.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Plant Trees with Us on Arbor Day!

Click on the picture for more information.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

2S2 Wonju Rides Again

Hello, all! Sorry that this is so late going up, but a new Dunkin' Donuts opened in town. So, you know, I've been quite busy stuffing my face with the Cappucino Chewisty and iced Caramel Macchiatos. But I've finally pulled it all together for this weekend.

NOTICE: Our 2S2 meeting this weekend will be on SUNDAY. Say it with me, people: SUN. DAY. Good. Okay. Don't give me any grief about it either. Because y'all, I up and planned my husband a serious surprise birthday party before I realized it was the second weekend in March and I already invited people who cleared their incredibly busy socialite schedules to come down to Wonju from Seoul. So, sorry for being such a good wife. It won't happen again. And SHHHHHHHHHHHH! The HubbO doesn't know why we're doing 2S2 on a Sunday. So hush, please, and thanks.

Now, onto the good part: (Click on the image to make it HUGE. Because we gotta get this posting space wider. You know how to do that, Rob? I don't have the authority to do it on here!)

So, to recap: Meet at Holly's and chat a bit. Move on to bowling alley. We'll have booked the lanes and probably be heading towards the bus stop around 3:00pm. And then, after that, we'll go eat somewhere good. Got it? Okay, good. Now go tell all your friends! Woot. (Sorry again for being so late!)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

2S2 March, with The Ajosshi Himself

Hello All,

My name is Paul and you might recognize me (though probably not) from my blog Paul Ajosshi or from the dear not quite departed Hub of Sparkle. Roboseyo asked me to put together a little something for this Saturday, so here's the plan for this weekend's 2S2 meet:

You can check out the Facebook Event Page here... and here's the schedule:

2.00 Meet at twosome place, have a coffee, meet and greet etc...

2.30ish Head on over to the Kukje Gallery (near Seoul Selection about 10 minutes walk or so) to check out the new Louise Bourgeoise exhibition.


3.00ish Head down to Gwanghwamun station and hop on a train to Daehangno (or take taxis depending on how people prefer to travel).

3.45ish Stop for a coffee at the Phototelling Gallery/cafe near Hyehwa station. They got a small exhibition of photos of famous Korean actors at the moment...


4.15ish Head to either the Robot Museum or the Lock Museum both just a short walk from the cafe (we'll decide on the day)...



Then 5.30ish time for an early dinner/late afternoon snack. Two of my favourite restaurants are in Daehangno: Dwenjang Yesul where you get a bowl of thick Dwenjang chigae to mix with rice and greens. Best dwenjang in Seoul and they have delicious pancakes... Just near to there is a Chinese lamb barbeque restaurant, where you can gorge yourself on reasonably priced lamb kebabs/chops and they also have sublime soondae. We'll choose which restaurant as the hunger pangs set in.

Then after dinner off to the theatre for those who fancy it...

7.00 Sadari Movement Laboratory are putting on their version of Chekov's The Cherry Orchard with English subtitles at the Arko Theatre in Daehangno. This award winning physical theatre company always produces interesting visual work and have toured all over the world including an award winning stint at the Edinburgh festival a few years ago.


For those wishing to reserve tickets in advance you can get a lovely discount courtesy of Korea4expats:


Or you can get yours on the door for a mere 25,000 won.

I hope to see you at 2.00 on Saturday...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

First 2S2 in Bundang / Yongin Coming Up

Hello Folks! This is Joy and I live in Suji, which is in Yongin and is near Bundang. Since I don't live in Seoul I thought I'd start my own 2S2 group out here.

We are going to have our first meet up. I am really nervous because I am new to the area and don't really know people or where to go. But that is why I am starting this meeting so to get to know people out here and find cool places to visit. Please see our facebook page to join up if you live out here. The following are the details for our first meeting:

Our first 2S2 meeting~

For our first meeting it will be a basic meet and greet and then we will pick a place to eat.

At the meeting we will talk about the group and then we can do whatever...some possibilities:

- Learn a Korean game
- Play English board game
- Your idea ?:)

I have researched a Japanese restaurant nearby Ori Station that advertises itself as authentic Japanese. It is pretty popular amongst Koreans and kind of hidden from the main road so it would be a fun place to explore.

But we can go anywhere to eat, especially if someone knows of a great place.

Let's get together and have some fun!

Meeting info:
Location: Jeongja @ Mosaic Cafe / * From Jeongja Station Gate#3(Gate 4 is under construction) Turn around to the gate 4 and walk along the street. Cross the street at the corner of Paragon. There will be the Woori bank building where Mosaic Cafe is. (Hana Plaza 4th floor)
When: March 13th
Time: 2pm
Bring: some game and your ideas

For more info reply to this post. Let me know if you are coming, thanks!

A Video From the Last Few 2S2s

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2S2: More coming soon!

There's another 2S2 coming up... make sure to clear your calendar!


Images from my flickr page.

So 2S2 has been humming along. Here are some pictures from an older 2S2:


(these are from the twosome place where we muster at first)

And here are some pictures from February's 2S2, hosted by the venerable Chris in South Korea, who wrote about the 2S2 get-together here.

These two lovely ladies joined us this time, for the swing dance lesson and the ice gallery tour.
If we can get them to come to every meetup, I'm sure the male attendance would skyrocket... I'll have to look into that.

Seriously, though, we had a great time.
(At the Twosome place)

It was also the long weekend of seollal, so we were worried that places would be closed, however, this lady's place was open... and wonderful. She specializes in fermented foods, which she all makes herself, and the bossam was just the beginning of the wonders. We literally ordered one of everything on the menu, to try it all, and we were not disappointed.



it's difficult to describe, but these little, pickled garnishes were far and away the best thing about the meal, and brought out something interesting in every combination, with every other food.

then we headed up to the ice gallery, where we could pick up extra layers for the tour of a giant freezer, loaded with fantastic ice art.


Chris and his lady liked the ice love motel. It left me cold, though.

After the tour, we carved blocks of ice into beer/orange soda mugs.

It was cold, but fortunately, Jo was a willing "plan B" if you jacket didn't keep the cold out well enough.