Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Results of the seventh edition of the Test in Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) language under the Employment Permit System (EPS) have been announced. Of the total 57,159 applicants who appeared in the exam, 3,517 have passed the test as per the results published by the Korean Human Resource Department. Out of the successful examinees, 1,377 have passed the test for manufacturing sector while 2,140 passed for agricultural sector. Among those who passed the exam, a total of 334 are women candidates. A total of 60,626 aspirant migrant workers had submitted application forms this year. Out of them, 57,120 had appeared for the test. Candidates who passed the exam should initiate the process of medical examination, according to Dilli Ram Bastola, director at the EPS Korea Section under the Department of Foreign Employment.
The government has also introduced a system under which candidates can appear for the examinations to test their skills. It is optional whether to appear in the skill test or not. But the chances of getting jobs are high for those who appear in the skill test than those who don't, according to the EPS Korea Section. The candidates need to complete medical examination, skill test and the process of registering the application forms before Dashain, according to Bastola. “The government will start sending the successful candidates to South Korea from January 2017.”
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.