Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cheap Tickets to Thailand!

We just booked tickets to Thailand for Jan. - Feb. for 580,000 won (US$460), and we should get some (about 80k) back based on taxes going down in the new year (see edit below). Amy at Shoestring travel hooked us up: emlee(at) or 82-(0)2-333-4151. With the political instability in Thailand, we've been waiting for prices like these for a while. Glad they finally manifested.

Now I just have to keep telling myself: It will be 80 degrees and I'll be on the beach with delicious food in two weeks.

The final price of our tickets were 483,800 won ($369) each. That's awesome.


Chad said...

What's this about money back because of taxes?!

theDarkLady said...

Hi, there

My name is Sinae Jeong and I'm International Relations Officer at Gangwon Provincial Office.
I was asked to ask foreigners living in Gangwon to provide inputs on the English slogan
candidates the Office came up with and would like to know if you want to particiate in this

These are the candidates:

1. Green Future Gangwon
2. Gangwon UP! (yes, both capitalized)
3. Green up Gangwon (this time just small u)
4. O2 Gangwon

You can probably tell what Gangwon wants its slogan to express: it wants a slogan that reflects Korea's "Low Carbon,Green Growth" initiative and enhances Gangwon's brandimage as the greenest province (fyi, it has the most natural resources in Korea and is well known for its beautiful mountains, sceneries, winter sport resorts and green tourism).

A slogan needs to deliver Gangwon as a green province since Gangwon is heavily investing
in new and renewable energy such as wind power, etc. It already has the nation's biggest wind power plant in Dae-gual-lyung (대관령), which produces and supplies a considerate amount of electricity throughout Korea.

You can help me by doing the following:

1. Let me know what you think of the candidates, and when you do this, please, don't be polite. The whole point of this is that Gangwon needs honest feedback.
(you can even suggest one if you would like to)

2. Please provide me with info of:
a. name
b. where you work
c. position

Please note that I need such info in order to add credibility to the opinions I will submit to Gangwon Provincial Office. In other words, I need proofs showing that I did not make them up.

3. If it's not too much to ask, can you please ask your friends to do the same?
The more inputs I can get, the better it is for Gangwon.

Phew, I don't think I ever wrote an email this long. Again, I really appreciate your help and
I will be collecting inputs/suggestions until this coming Sunday.
Thank you in advance for your help and time.


Sinae Jeong

Michael Levy said...

Sinae Jeong,

I like "Green Future Gangwon" the best. Neither #2 nor #4 communicate (to me) the message of a green province. #3 sounds like a command being given to a dirty province to "clean up." #1 is forward looking and clearly ecologically oriented.

Good luck with the project. I'll look forward to seeing what comes of it.

My name is Michael Levy, I am a teacher at Dogye Elementary School in Samcheok City.

Anjole said...
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Anjole said...

cowboy up Gangwon!

Anjole said...

somebody wants to know what your travel dates are (I wonder who)?? it wasn't me, so I deleted the comment/question, and you probably don't want to post it publicly anyway.
Gangwon up dude!

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