Monday, October 27, 2014

Turtle dick


A co-worker and I were talking about what kind of animals we had as pets when we were young. He said he had a sort of turtle, but that he felt "turtle" must not be the right name in English. It's not a 거북이 , he insisted: this one is called 자라 . So, naturally, we turned to Naver Dictionary for help .  Here are the results: Fascinating. Le…

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Kim Jong Pig in the Palace of the Sun


If there's one thing I love, it's cultural understanding and harmony. That's why I was so pleased to read the Google reviews for Kumsusan , the "Palace of the Sun" in North Korea were Kim Jong-un lives. Here is a screenshot of reviews in English. Now, let's compare those to the Korean reviews: Some of these gems I've…

Spartan Brass Band at Bupyeong Pungmul Festival


I visited some friends last weekend and we walked through the Bupyeong Pungmul Festival ( 부평풍물축제 ). " Pungmul " is a style of traditional percussion music enjoyed by farmers in old times. It's a bit too clangy for me. My favorite part was actually these guys: Say hello to the Spartan Brass Band, a group from the 8th Army Band out of Yong…