Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lookalikes 1: Richard Quest and Hong Jun-pyo


Here's a new thing I feel like starting. Korean media figures who look like famous Western folk. The first here I already mentioned , but I'll do it again here just to kick off this series. I think former Korean presidential candidate and governor Gyeongsangnamdo, and current chairperson of the Liberty Korea party, Hong Junpyo (홍준표) looks l…

Monday, May 15, 2017

Cute Korean Lego sets


Recently I saw an advertisement for a cute promotional Lego set of a KT (Korea Telecom) phone store. KT Phone Store I like the various little phone cases you can choose from hanging there on the wall. Here's a better looking short video that shows off the set: These aren't "Lego" exactly, but cute knockoffs from Oxford Blocks (y…

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Politicians get funky for Pres. Moon, and other Korean election leftovers


This was a pretty wacky campaign video that ran in support of Moon Jae-in (yes, I'm a little late on this). It features a few fairly prominent politicians busting some dance moves, or trying to anyway. If you ever wanted to see the in-his-60s mayor of Seoul breakdance (yes, breakdance), now's your chance, at around the 0:52 mark. The roste…

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Display blog title image in Blogger's new floating header bars


Here's a simple way to display your Blogger blog's logo image in that floating header bar that appears as you scroll down in your blog (if you're using one of their new 2017 templates ). Background Right now, even if you add a header image to your blog (via the Layout page), the floating bar thing that appears when you scroll down will …

Move Blogger's "Subscribe" widget to the sidebar in 2017's new themes


Here's how you can move your blog's "Subscribe" widget from the top of the main page into the sidebar on Blogger's  new 2017 templates . Why do this? The main reason I see for doing this is for when you customize the floating header bar to show your blog's logo image instead of its default behavior of showing just the blog&…

Move post thumbnails to the right in Blogger's Notable template


The "Notable" theme (one of Blogger's new 2017 templates), displays post thumbnails on the right by default, on your blog homepage. However it's very easy to move them so they display on the left side instead. BEFORE Notable theme default, with thumbnails on right AFTER Thumbnails on left Just go to the CSS box in the Blogger desig…

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Moon Jae-in was at Operation Paul Bunyan


This is a neat fact of history that I didn't know about. Current Korean presidential candidate Moon Jae-in (and come Tuesday's election, likely Korea's president), was one of the ROK soldiers accompanying the US Military in Operation Paul Bunyan of the infamous DMZ Ax Murders incident. From Time magazine's recent profile of Moon: On…

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Bill Nye's new show segment on K-pop


Bill Nye, the former "science guy," has a new show out . In one segment when he talks about fluid gender identities, he sends Derek from the YouTube pop-sci channel Veritasium to Korea to discuss gender fluidity in K-pop with a few industry figures, including the adorable Amber from girl group f(x). There have always been rumors of Amber…

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

YouTube Red releases K-pop reality show "Run, Big Bang Scout"


YouTube Red's premium production for Korea is ready to watch. " Run, Big Bang Scout! " (달려라 빅뱅단) is pretty much the same fare as your average "reality" show where the cameras just follow along some K-pop artists as they do stuff. Pro : It's slick and has spot-on Korean production value. You truly won't be able to tell t…

Monday, May 1, 2017

Naver shows real-time Incheon airport parking congestion status


Naver now shows you the real-time, current parking situation at Incheon Airport. Just search 인천공항 주차장 on Naver , and it will bring up a card displaying how many spaces are available in each section of the airport parking lots. If you're in a rush during a holiday, like this week's golden holiday , I guess this could help you plan the best pa…

KEB card suspension for May 5, 2017


KEB users take note: April 29 and May 5, 2017 card use was/will be restricted. From the KEB Hana Facebook page: < Holidays Heads-Up > Our branches will be closed on the following days in early May. Please make appropriate plans for your banking needs before or after the holidays: May 1: Labor Day (Banking holiday) May 3: Buddha's Birthday…