Thursday, October 18, 2012

Free Immunizations for Children and Babies in South Korea

It is now possible to get free children's immunizations at the pediatricans' clinics rather than going to the Gu office.  For those living in Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon (the first list) the following immunizations are free.  For those living in other districts the same immunizations are not free but reasonably priced (the second list).  The prices and immunization list are for those under 12 years old.  You need national health insurance to get the free immunizations.
Free Shots:
B형 - Hep B
소아마피- Polio
수두 - Chicken pox
일본 뇌염- Japanese Encephalitis

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Using Soju as a Cleaner

You can use soju to clean the floors or greasy areas like the cupboards around your stove.  All you need is soju, a spray bottle, and a rag.  There are three methods for using soju on the floor:
1. Put soju into a clean spray bottle, spray the floor, then wipe it with a rag.
2. Pour about 2 TBSP of soju onto the floor and wipe it around. 
3. Pour some soju onto a rag and wipe the floor.

You don't need water.  The smell will quickly dissipate.

To save money on soju you can just collect unused/undrunken soju and pour it in a bottle rather than going out and spending money on a new bottle.  This is the method Korean restaurant ajummas use.  They are very resourceful people.