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Calling Female Foreign Residents of South Korea for “Ms. Multicultural 2015”

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The FILIPINO KOREAN SPOUSES ASSOCIATION (FKSA), a highly recognized non-profit organization that seeks to enhance the lives of Filipino-Korean families in South Korea, together with UNITED FILIPINOS WORLDWIDE FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (UFWCD), is spearheading the “SEARCH FOR MS. MULTICULTURAL 2015”, a friendly competition that aims to improve the camaraderie of foreigners living in South Korea. The pageant, with the theme “FRIENDSHIP, PEACE AND UNITY”, will be held on March 22 at Nongyup Convention Hall in Gangdong Gu, Olympic, Seoul City.

Last year, FKSA successfully held a similar pageant with the title Mr. and Ms. Valentine. Only Filipinos were given the chance to join the pageant, but this year, ALL female foreign residents of South Korea from 22 to 35 years of age are encouraged to participate. This is a great opportunity for foreign women to make friends, showcase their talents and share a part of their culture to the Filipino-Korean community.

To join, a participant should be:

  • A foreign woman of any nationality from 22 to 35 years of age (marriage migrant, student, worker or multicultural child) who is either a Korean citizen or a valid visa holder  (ARC/SOFA).
  • Willing to undergo pageant training in preparation for the multicultural contest
  • Preferably recommended by any group/organization and/or individual (The contestant should provide her own attire/costume for each category, but she can ask the support of the organization that recommended her.)
  • With good moral character to represent multicultural families in South Korea 

Interested participants must fill up an application form to be sent via Email, so the first step is to contact any of the following organizers:

(Deadline of submission of application ends on January 23, so if you think you have what it takes to be the next Ms. Multicultural in South Korea, hurry and grab that phone now! ^^)

  1. FE KIM – 010-8789-2921 Email address: faith0503@gmail.com 
  2. GENNIE KIM – 010-2760-7319 Email address: gennie0329@naver.com
  3. ROBELYN DIAMZON – 010-4029-1465 Email address: rodlyn1002@yahoo.com

There will be screening of applicants on February 1 at 1:00 in the afternoon. It will be held in HanaDarin Center, 3rd floor of the Hanna Bank Building (Subway Line No. 4, Hansung University Station Exit 3 or 4). (For more information, please feel free to contact the numbers listed above.)

The winners of the pageant will receive the following prizes:

Ms. Multicultural 2015 – 1,000,000 KRW, plus trophy and crown  

1st Runner Up – 700,000 KRW, plus trophy and crown

 2nd Runner Up – 500,000 KRW, plus trophy and crown

Special Awards will also be given for:

Best in Talent                   

Best in Casual Dress              

Best in Evening Gown

Best in National Costume           

Minor Awards include:

Ms. Friendship                  –  

Ms. Photogenic                   

Ms. Personality

Ms. Charity

Each contestant who will be chosen for special and minor awards will receive 50,000 KRW.

*** The highest seller of raffle tickets for FKSA/UFWCD fund raising projects will be awarded Ms. Charity and is automatically one of the top five (5) finalists.

Ladies, what are you waiting for? Join and have fun! ^^

 


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Sookmyung Women’s University Invites Filipina Marriage Migrants to Participate in a Study

All Filipino women married to Koreans are invited to participate in the Filipino Women’s Study spearheaded by Sookmyung Women’s University Food and Nutrition Department. Those who are divorced or separated from their Korean husband may also join. The study aims to to evaluate the health status of Filipino women married to Korean men, as well as their children. Results from this work will be presented in a scientific journal and the mainstream press. Information gathered will help shape health guidelines for Filipino women and their children living in Korea and other countries.

The study will be conducted on March 16, March 23 and April 13,  from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Hanyang University Guri Hospital.

If you would like to participate, you may choose the most convenient date and time for you to come. You only need to attend one Sunday and you don’t have to be in the venue the whole day.

The process will take around 2 hours, so you can go home as soon as you are done. There will be blood sampling, BP and over all check up on your nutritional health status.

For those coming by subway, get off at Guri Station (color teal, Jungang line), exit 3; take the yellow town bus (마을 버스) no. 6. The hospital is very near. Just to make sure, ask the driver if the bus is going to Hanyangdae Guri Byeongwon. After you get off, you will see Hanyang University Guri Hospital right away. Walk straight a little further and you will find the hospital’s entrance. Proceed to the 12th floor, second conference room.

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For enquiries, please contact GRACE P. ABRIS at 010-4780-6590 or Sherlyn Mae Provido at 010-2372-1029.

Important Instructions for those who will participate

Preparation for blood collection:
1. Blood will be collected after 12 hours of fasting. Please don’t eat or drink tea, coffee and other beverages 12 hours before you have your blood collected. Also, avoid smoking. Reasonable amount of water intake is permitted.
2. Alcohol intake is not permitted 2 days before sampling.

Preparation for the interview:
1. Please bring your identification card such as your alien card or your Korean citizen ID card, but if you have none, it’s all right.
2. For those who have children, please bring the vaccination record of your children if you still have them.
3. For those women who have kept their prenatal test results, please bring them all.
4. For those who are taking supplements or medication please bring the container/bottle of the supplement or medicine, but if you can’t bring it, it’s all right.

Participants will be given a special gift, either cash or cosmetics.