Two new community efforts worth your attention

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The next time you find yourself in Seoul lamenting the lack of expat community, think again.

Exhibit A: 2S2 – organized by Rob over at Roboseyo, it’s a community that focuses on doing something together with other expats in the real world. 2S2 is as much a reference to it’s date (2S = 2nd Saturday of every month) and time (2pm) as it is a name. The next meet up will be this Saturday, 2pm, at the Twosome Place near Anguk station (line 3, exit 1). Turn right out of the gate, then look right just before the intersection. It’s free, it’s cool, and it’s a great chance to meet up with some new people that you don’t work with. This month, Rob and crew will be teaching / playing GoStop – you’ve seen the older women play it, now learn for yourself. Read up on the rules here, then come out to have some fun.

The next time you find yourself in Seoul lamenting the lack of expat community, think again.

Exhibit A: 2S2 – organized by Rob over at Roboseyo, it’s a community that focuses on doing something together with other expats in the real world. 2S2 is as much a reference to it’s date (2S = 2nd Saturday of every month) and time (2pm) as it is a name. The next meet up will be this Saturday, 2pm, at the Twosome Place near Anguk station (line 3, exit 1). Turn right out of the gate, then look right just before the intersection. It’s free, it’s cool, and it’s a great chance to meet up with some new people that you don’t work with. This month, Rob and crew will be teaching / playing GoStop – you’ve seen the older women play it, now learn for yourself. Read up on the rules here, then come out to have some fun.

Exhibit B: Chatjip. Korean for ‘teahouse’, think of this as your one-stop news / commentary / online community resource while here in Korea. Beyond user-contributed stuff (full disclosure: this blog, among many others, is aggregated in multiple sections), there are opportunities to connect with other expats, a guaranteed troll-free message board, and a lot more that you can peruse for yourself. It’s been in beta for awhile, and I’m happy Joe from ZenKimchi has done a great job at putting that together. A bit more about the new site, from ZenKimchi himself:

Find out what’s going on.

Events are a major deficit in the K-blogosphere. We have a constantly updated events calendar for any type of happening. Tours, DJs, concerts, festivals, art shows, classes, and more! If you have an event you wish to promote tell us, and we’ll add it.

Better information.

The posts from ZenKimchi Blogs & News have been moved to “The Big Blog” in Chatjip. Posts will be more informative, so you won’t have to search through multiple blogs and message boards for simple basic life info.

Enhance your leisure time on and off work.

Our Leisure, Travel and Food sections cover some of the most entertaining blogs out there that give suggestions on where to go, what to do and how to make the most of your time in Korea. Even if you’re at work, the Videos, Podcasts and Time Wasters can occupy any static break time.

OK, extended free advertisement over – both things are worth checking out. For more about 2S2, check out this post by Rob. For more about chatjip, type it in, add a ‘.com’ at the end, and browse away.

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