I was informed yesterday that my boss had paid my residents fee. At first I didn't know what they were talking about. Apparently Korea charges everybody living in the country a yearly fee. I thought that is what taxes were for (which I do pay). It is an interesting concept. Taxes aren't very high but they find other ways of collecting.
For example: Garbage collection services are free...but the mandatory regulation garbage bags are a dollar each.
After they gave me my receipt for my residents fee, I actually felt kinda special that they would splurge and spend $4 on their favorite teacher.
This will be my last post for several days because I'm off to Beijing. What weekend plans do you have?Happy Chuseok everyone!