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    Cool From South Korea to Dr

    Hi all,

    Hello,

    My name is Yena Chang. I am a single woman in my thirties, I am from Seoul, Korea and am moving to Dominican Republic this September to work for a Korean-owned company. I can't speak Spanish at all and fortunately, the CEO and the executives are all Korean and so speaking Spanish is the most urgent matter. However, I should eventually speak the language because I will be in managerial role of human resources for the employees who are Dominican. For the time being, I will use English in communicating with the employees and I will have a translator.

    Anyways, I am completely new to this country. Never been to any other country in central or south America. I have been to the states quite often for study and friends, to Europe and Asian countries for business but never been to Latin America. I visited Santo Domingo and Haiti before I signed the contract with my future company for a week with their financial support so I know how it is for a bit. However, I have tons of questions to ask and most of all, I realized I do need friends!!!

    I happened to find this website and I hope I will finds some decent friends that I can share common interests together. Let me post one prayer I made to God when I decided to go to DR. That will explain what kind of friends I want. :-) However, whomever decent, smart, fun-loving, open-minded, polite, passionate, religious are all welcome! Feel free to send me messages and post replies. We can also become Facebook friends.

    Lord, please help me find at least 8 friends below in a new place then it will be like a paradise i will be fully motivated whatever i do wherever i go... it would be even better if you can give me the one who has everything :-)...

    A friend who practices Yoga, understands all the benefits of it and carry out nice conversation about it
    A friend who can exercise together at the gym and can swim together in the swimming pool
    A friend who can share the same vision and goals in life together and encourage each other
    A friend who can talk about work and motivate each other
    A friend who can enjoy nice food in restaurants and at home
    A friend who has similar tastes in fashion, accessories and cosmetics and can support each other's choices
    A friend who can plan some fun & exciting things together on the weekend or on vacation
    Last but not least, a friend who I can freely let out my feelings on when I am frustrated with people esp. with the guys ;D


    -Yena

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    where willyou be working; what city?

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    Hi, Hillbilly,

    i will be working in Santo Domingo and might visit Haiti sometimes for manufacturing site. Do you live in Santo Domingo?

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    Welcome

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    Sorry, I am in Santiago. We have a sizable Korean population here, but I am sure you will find many Koreans there in Santo Domingo. There is plenty to do and you will certainly have a lot of fun with that positive attitude!!

    And you can always visit Santiago!!

    CIAO!

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    Welcome Yena. I wish you luck in your endeavour. If I may ask what is your company manufacturing ?

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    Welcome to DR1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yena Chang View Post
    Hi all,

    Hello,

    My name is Yena Chang. I am a single woman in my thirties, I am from Seoul, Korea and am moving to Dominican Republic this September to work for a Korean-owned company. I can't speak Spanish at all and fortunately, the CEO and the executives are all Korean and so speaking Spanish is the most urgent matter. However, I should eventually speak the language because I will be in managerial role of human resources for the employees who are Dominican. For the time being, I will use English in communicating with the employees and I will have a translator.

    Anyways, I am completely new to this country. Never been to any other country in central or south America. I have been to the states quite often for study and friends, to Europe and Asian countries for business but never been to Latin America. I visited Santo Domingo and Haiti before I signed the contract with my future company for a week with their financial support so I know how it is for a bit. However, I have tons of questions to ask and most of all, I realized I do need friends!!!

    I happened to find this website and I hope I will finds some decent friends that I can share common interests together. Let me post one prayer I made to God when I decided to go to DR. That will explain what kind of friends I want. :-) However, whomever decent, smart, fun-loving, open-minded, polite, passionate, religious are all welcome! Feel free to send me messages and post replies. We can also become Facebook friends.

    Lord, please help me find at least 8 friends below in a new place then it will be like a paradise i will be fully motivated whatever i do wherever i go... it would be even better if you can give me the one who has everything :-)...

    A friend who practices Yoga, understands all the benefits of it and carry out nice conversation about it
    A friend who can exercise together at the gym and can swim together in the swimming pool
    A friend who can share the same vision and goals in life together and encourage each other
    A friend who can talk about work and motivate each other
    A friend who can enjoy nice food in restaurants and at home
    A friend who has similar tastes in fashion, accessories and cosmetics and can support each other's choices
    A friend who can plan some fun & exciting things together on the weekend or on vacation
    Last but not least, a friend who I can freely let out my feelings on when I am frustrated with people esp. with the guys ;D


    -Yena
    Hey...
    I am in same shoes except I am in different town with wife and kid.

    As there are more Koreans living in Santo Domingo, I believe you will find who ever looking for in Korean churches in Santo Domingo. I heard there are three. If you have good faith, I suggest even try good churches that are runned by English/Dominican pastor as well. It won't be easy. But it would be faster route learning Spanish and it can be less headache for your personal life. But be very VERY careful on who you be friended with (even with Koreans). Not everything is done in the same way as in Korea or US.

    Remember Korean community is VERY small here so one small bad incident everybody will know what have happened and questioned you for every single thing. Like this Sunday we missed church and pastor's wife called and asked million questions why we weren't in church this weekend and so on. By now every boses wife(samomim) should be spreading bad rumors about me and my wife on lacking in faith, life style and so on...

    As another Korean American living in DR...
    I wish you luck...

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    Default A friend from Seoul

    If you would like Yena you could contact my wife Kyong naturalchoice8@yahoo.com she travels to Haiti and spends the winters in Sosua
    Hello,

    My name is Yena Chang. I am a single woman in my thirties, I am from Seoul, Korea and am moving to Dominican Republic this September to work for a Korean-owned company. I can't speak Spanish at all and fortunately, the CEO and the executives are all Korean and so speaking Spanish is the most urgent matter. However, I should eventually speak the language because I will be in managerial role of human resources for the employees who are Dominican. For the time being, I will use English in communicating with the employees and I will have a translator.

    Anyways, I am completely new to this country. Never been to any other country in central or south America. I have been to the states quite often for study and friends, to Europe and Asian countries for business but never been to Latin America. I visited Santo Domingo and Haiti before I signed the contract with my future company for a week with their financial support so I know how it is for a bit. However, I have tons of questions to ask and most of all, I realized I do need friends!!!

    I happened to find this website and I hope I will finds some decent friends that I can share common interests together. Let me post one prayer I made to God when I decided to go to DR. That will explain what kind of friends I want. :-) However, whomever decent, smart, fun-loving, open-minded, polite, passionate, religious are all welcome! Feel free to send me messages and post replies. We can also become Facebook friends.

    Lord, please help me find at least 8 friends below in a new place then it will be like a paradise i will be fully motivated whatever i do wherever i go... it would be even better if you can give me the one who has everything :-)...

    A friend who practices Yoga, understands all the benefits of it and carry out nice conversation about it
    A friend who can exercise together at the gym and can swim together in the swimming pool
    A friend who can share the same vision and goals in life together and encourage each other
    A friend who can talk about work and motivate each other
    A friend who can enjoy nice food in restaurants and at home
    A friend who has similar tastes in fashion, accessories and cosmetics and can support each other's choices
    A friend who can plan some fun & exciting things together on the weekend or on vacation
    Last but not least, a friend who I can freely let out my feelings on when I am frustrated with people esp. with the guys ;D


    -Yena[/QUOTE]

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    Have you arrived in the DR yet? I sent you a PM with some info check your inbox.
    Hope you are enjoying yourself here!

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