A helpful flowchart to use when considering whether you should write about something on your Korea blog. Avoid making an ass of yourself!
A complete history of Barrack Obama’s attempts to drop Korean language phrases into his speeches, from his first presidential campaign to the present. With videos.
A guide to the intricacies of some of the lesser-known bows of Korea – how context can turn a formal bow into an expression of honest gratitude, or an elegant fuck you.
Some brief thoughts on the Sewol tragedy. This wasn’t something I intended to write about, but there is an idea going around that needed to be addressed.
Korean hostess bars are places where you are served drinks by attractive girls who will flirt with you. This is about a time I went to such a place with a good Korean friend, KH.
An almost exhaustive list of the English language slogans of Korean cities – from Fantasia Bucheon to Just Sangju.
Are South Koreans really unconcerned by North Korea’s threats and provocations? Or is there a more complex psychology beneath South Korea’s seeming unconcern?
Part 2 of the results of my playing around with Google’s auto-search feature. Are Koreans bad drivers? Easy to get into bed? Afraid of fans? All named Kim? The answers are here.
In celebration of election day and Korea’s young democracy, I offer up this wonderful collection of videos of Korean politicians fighting with each other.
The curious story of how the cuisine of India, via Britain and Japan, resulted in two staples of the Korean diet – curry rice and donkkaseu sauce.