Archive for August, 2012

Well that sucked

I like watching torrential downpours. It’s fun to watch people trying to run through them, fun to watch streets become rivers. So last summer while I was in the US, Seoul got some major flooding from an extended period of nonstop pouring and of course I missed it. I was really hoping this summer’s Typhoon Bolaven would make up for that but IT SUCKED!

For the past two days people have been crowing about this supposed perfect storm headed for Seoul; schools even closed for the day. It was supposed to “hit” today, and it sputtered big time. Instead of rain coming down in sheets it was just unusually breezy. What a ripoff! I guess if I really want to get rained on I’ll have to move to Jeju (the island off Korea’s southern coast). Apparently they got stormed on hard.

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posted by Michael in News on 8/28/2012 | No Comments

Korean food’s great but…

I WANT THIS. RIGHT. FUCKING. NOW!

I WANT THIS

I WANT THIS

AND THIS

AND THIS

AND THISAWW HELLZ YEAH
AND THIS

AND THIS

THIS ONE'S A LITTLE SQUISHED BUT I'D EAT THE HELL OUT OF IT

THIS ONE'S A LITTLE SQUISHED BUT I'D EAT THE HELL OUT OF IT

I WANNA SHOVE THIS WEINER IN MY MOUTH

I WANNA SHOVE THIS WEINER IN MY MOUTH

WHAT THE HELL, I'D SETTLE FOR A PILE OF PASTRAMI

WHAT THE HELL, I'D SETTLE FOR A PILE OF PASTRAMI

Ok this isn't a pile of meat & bread but some crappy fried American Chinese food sounds pretty good too

Ok this isn't a pile of meat & bread but some crappy fried American Chinese food sounds pretty good too

 

posted by Michael in Food on 8/24/2012 | No Comments

Meet the Korean Milkwoman

Ok, the stereotypical American milkman… aka the guy who porks your wife while you’re at work… has been more or less extinct for a while now. But Korea still has them! Except they’re women. And they don’t deliver milk, they deliver “yogurt” which, in Korean terms, isn’t very yogurty. It’s a sweet dairy drink that comes in little tiny plastic bottles, and bright & early each morning an army of these ladies take to the streets to deliver their product.

And now you know! And knowing is half the battle.

posted by Michael in Culture on 8/14/2012 | Comments (2)

Heyyyyyyy sexy lady

“Gangnam” is a part of Seoul known for being expensive and fancy, hence all the hot girls who run around that part of town 24/7. Apparently this video is a big deal worldwide. The dancer who first appears on the subway train looks an awful lot like Hyuna (the one from that obnoxious video I posted a few months back).

Overall I like this video, but a couple of things really bug me:

1. The two girls walking towards the camera with Psy while “snow” & shit is blowing all over them. They break character and, in true Korean girl style, try to shield themselves from all the crap flying at their faces. Ugh. Unprofessional.

2. This one is much less offensive, but the people walking backwards went out of sync with their arms swinging up and down. That should have been an easy reshoot, but apparently the director didn’t give a shit.

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posted by Michael in Music Videos on 8/3/2012 | No Comments