Showing posts with label Korea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Korea. Show all posts

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Pittsburgh-based Starkist hiring bilingual Korean-English assistant for position in American Samoa.

Starkist is hiring a bilingual Korean-English administrative assistant to serve as an interpreter and translator in American Samoa.
PURPOSE –
  • Provide interpretation and translation for the Deputy Plant General Manager
  • Produce summaries of meetings, reports, and correspondence
  • Provide miscellaneous support for the Deputy GM
  • Provide interpretation for Korean employees at StarKist

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

Keeping track of restaurants staying open for take-out and delivery options.

I recently started a thread on Facebook to help track the Asian restaurants that will be staying open for take-out and delivery service amid the shutdown.




Consider checking the comments to see which Asian restaurants will stay open in a limited capacity over the next few weeks.

Oishii Bento, Chick n' Bubbly shift to take-out orders, delivery, amid restaurant shut-down.



Following the news that bars and restaurants in Allegheny County have been ordered closed for the next two weeks, Oishii Bento and Chick n' Bubbly in Oakland have shifted exclusively to take-out or delivery orders.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Cancelled: "The Future of U.S. Policy on North Korea" with Frank Aum, March 23.



The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh event "The Future of U.S. Policy on North Korea" with host Frank Aum scheduled for March 23 has been cancelled.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Cancelled: Free Chinese, Japanese, Korean classes at Carnegie Libraries in March and April.


via the Republic of Korea's Flickr page.

All free Chinese, Japanese, and Korean classes at the Carnegie Library branches are cancelled for March and April. As you might expect, this will likely be the case for most events scheduled over the next few weeks.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Global Wordsmiths hiring Korean Interpreter.

Pittsburgh-based Global Wordsmiths is hiring a Korean Interpreter based in Allegheny County.
Global Wordsmiths, a language service provider in Pittsburgh, PA, serves immigrants and refugees by eliminating language access barriers. We seek bilingual, professional applicants to work 5-15 hours a week interpreting for clients.

This work is in-person interpretation and is a great fit for those with flexible work schedules, stay-at-home parents, those re-entering the workforce, and graduate students. The majority of assignments for this language are located in Allegheny County during M-F 8-5pm, ranging from 1-5 hour shifts on average assigned with advance notice.

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) stays in Pittsburgh through (at least) March 18.



The Oscar-winning 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) will keep playing throughout the Pittsburgh region through at least March 12. A synopsis from the movie's official site:
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
It will continue locally at the Waterworks Cinema through March 18.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) stays in Pittsburgh through (at least) March 12.



The Oscar-winning 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) will keep playing throughout the Pittsburgh region through at least March 12. A synopsis from the movie's official site:
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Here is a list of currently-scheduled screenings:

Friday, February 28, 2020

Free Chinese, Japanese, Korean classes in Pittsburgh in March.


via the Republic of Korea's Flickr page.

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will continue to offer free Chinese, Japanese, and Korean classes at some of its branches in March. Check out the class information below in addition to its language resources on the shelves and online.

As the library notes: these classes are free; registration is not required; no materials are needed and nothing needs to be bought; new participants are welcome at any time; classes are for adults (unless otherwise noted) but well-behaved young people are welcome to join as well.

Pitt sends message to its student community about racism and xenophobia against Asian students.

Kenyon Bonner, the Vice Provost and Dean of Students at the University of Pittsburgh, sent an announcement to the Pitt student population yesterday about the coronavirus's potential impact on health and well-being. The message also included a message about curbing racism and xenophobia that has been directed against Asian-American and international students at Pitt:
In addition to our physical wellness, it is important that during this time we remain committed to our communal well-being. Pitt aims to be an inclusive community in which everyone feels like they belong and are valued. Disappointedly, some members of our community have used the coronavirus as a vehicle to spew hateful rhetoric targeted at some of our international, Asian American students, and people who are perceived to have been in contact with COVID-19. This type of treatment is wrong, insensitive, harmful, and contrary to the University’s values. Although this outbreak started in China, having Chinese ancestry – or any other ancestry – does not place a person at higher risk for this illness.

As you discuss the coronavirus, please keep a few considerations in mind:


Together, we can make our campus feel inclusive for everyone by treating each other with dignity and respect and sharing accurate information with our fellow community members.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) stays in Pittsburgh through (at least) March 5.



The Oscar-winning 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) will keep playing throughout the Pittsburgh region through at least March 5. A synopsis from the movie's official site:
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Here is a list of currently-scheduled screenings:

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Pittsburgh's 2020 Lunar New Year Parade through Squirrel Hill, March 1.



The 2020 Lunar New Year Parade is scheduled to move up Murray Ave. in Squirrel Hill on Sunday, March 1. Initially scheduled for February 9, it was postponed to accommodate local community members' efforts in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. It will begin at 12:30 pm at Murray and Phillips Ave. (map) and move to Forbes Ave.

Extreme Job (극한직업), Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission (말모이) at Pitt's Korean Film Festival in March.



Two 2019 films will comprise the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures' 17th annual Korean Film Festival at the University of Pittsburgh. Extreme Job (극한직업)---the top-grossing film in Korea last year---will play on March 20 and Mal-Mo-E: The Secret Mission (말모이) on March 27. Both films run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm in 332 Cathedral of Learning (map) and are free and open to the public.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) stays in Pittsburgh through (at least) February 27.



The Oscar-winning 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) will keep playing throughout the Pittsburgh region through at least February 27. A synopsis from the movie's official site:
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Here is a list of currently-scheduled screenings:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Profiles on Bloomfield's Cobra Lounge, a new space for yakiniku, Korean BBQ, and DJs..



Cobra Lounge, a new yakiniku + Korean BBQ place slash event space in Bloomfield, has been the subject of two recent profiles in Pittsburgh Magazine and NextPittsburgh. From the former:
The heart of the Cobra experience is the array of 10 smokeless Shinpo Yakiniku grills in the rectangular dining room. Burnell and Piso said they spent a lot of time researching Korean-style barbeque locations in Los Angeles, New York and other places prior to opening Cobra. The experience draws from those Korean culinary influences, and also is informed by the Japanese technique of yakiniku, meaning that all the butchering is done prior to service. “There’s no need for scissors or a steak knife. It’s perfectly butchered for one bite,” says Piso.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Nicole Chung at City of Asylum, May 11.


via nicolechung.net

Pittsburgh's City of Asylum will host Nicole Chung, author of All You Can Ever Know, on May 11 as part of its Memoir Series. A summary of the book, from Chung's official site:
What does it mean to lose your roots—within your culture, within your family—and what happens when you find them?

Nicole Chung was born severely premature, placed for adoption by her Korean immigrant parents, and raised by a white family in a sheltered Oregon town. From early childhood, she heard the story of her adoption as a comforting, prepackaged myth. She believed that her biological parents had made the ultimate sacrifice in the hopes of giving her a better life; that forever feeling slightly out of place was simply her fate as a transracial adoptee. But as she grew up—facing prejudice her adoptive family couldn’t see, finding her identity as an Asian American and a writer, becoming ever more curious about where she came from—she wondered if the story she’d been told was the whole truth.

With warmth, candor, and startling insight, Chung tells of her search for the people who gave her up, which coincided with the birth of her own child. All You Can Ever Know is a profound, moving chronicle of surprising connections and the repercussions of unearthing painful family secrets—vital reading for anyone who has ever struggled to figure out where they belong.
The event runs from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Alphabet City on the North Side (map). It's free, but tickets are required and are available online.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) stays in Pittsburgh through (at least) February 20.



The Oscar-winning 2019 Bong Joon-ho film Parasite (기생충) will keep playing throughout the Pittsburgh region through at least February 13. A synopsis from the movie's official site:
Bong Joon Ho brings his singular mastery home to Korea in this pitch-black modern fairytale.

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks. By turns darkly hilarious and heart-wrenching, PARASITE showcases a modern master at the top of his game.
Here is a list of currently-scheduled screenings:

BTS coffee at Panda.



Squirrel Hill's Panda Supermarket advertised one of its latest arrivals: Cold Brew coffee by Babinski featuring BTS members. Only four are on display now---RM, Jung Kook, Jin, Suga---but others may be on the way. Full sets are also seem to be available online.