Quick Hits

Happy 빼빼로 Day!


수능 D-Day, Stupid Foreigner Crimes and Painful Protests

 

To begin with an FYI, I have put in a final copy of my previous blog post “The Pitfalls of Half-Price Tuition” and it should eventually wind up at least over at Korea Business Central’s great “Economic Slice 2011″ series (and perhaps publication in other sources, but no for sure word on that). For now, here’s what has my interest this days:


Bit of Literature History in a New Google Doodle

Just wanted to quickly post the Google Doodle I saw on my browser today (I assume just for Google users in Korea):


Quick Hits: Chris Gohomely, Samsung Firing Back and the USA RSVP

Maybe now he can finally pursue that degree in Korean women’s studies

I assume he was struck by lightning just moments prior


Quick Hits: The True Origin of Pizza

(HT to Roboseyo via Twitter)

 

It’s about time someone did the legwork to finally put that snake Marco Polo in his place. Be sure to not miss this incredibly, 100% fact based, short documentary. I have to believe that the Italian government will stop at nothing to have it removed from the internet completely.


Quick Hits: There’s No Oil in Them Thar Hills and Some Interesting Photos.

Another week, another long blogging delay. It seems that there just plain isn’t anything interesting going on these days. Maybe just a hang-over from the Chuseok holiday but all is quiet on the eastern front, with no foreigners punching old people, missile launches or anything to get the bloggersphere going. Oh well, anyways in the spirit of putting words to paper (or screen) simply for the sake of doing it, here’s a couple of things which have caught my attention.

At least they got to see some of the beautiful Kurdish countryside (HT to ROKdrop.com)


Red Wine Hits Red Tape, No IAFF Gold, and K-Kids Mental Health


Mobile Blog : Casinos in Korea

Well I’m on a bus to Seoul and with about 4 hours to spare I thought I’d put together a post. This is from my phone so it might be short and I’ll likely edit it into a full blown post later.
Anyway, this evening the wife will be visiting old friends leaving me on my own in the big city. This will likely give me a chance to indulge in my primary vice, casino gambling. I’ll be the first to admit it’s far from a healthy habit, but one I trust myself to control (plus I tend not to stray far from even either wins or losses) . Casinos in Korea are quite interesting to me because they only allow foreigners, with the exception of Gangwon Land. In fact, by law, Koreans are even banned from gambling overseas although this law only comes into play when some celebrity or public figure loses massive amounts and can’t pay the debt.


Quick Hits: Stuff of Interest to Me

Here’s a quick look of stories and events currently of interest to me:

Seoul city plans to designate female only subway cars in an effort to deal with the growing number of sexual assault allegations by women. (Matt Douma / For the Times / August 8, 2011)

Checks will be made upon boarding. It’s not groping, just gender testing:


Quick Hits: Golf in Korea

     Hope you are all having a nice weekend. Weather is a bit humid and cloudy here in Yeosu, but the predicted rain hasn’t come yet so can’t really complain. As a quick post I would like to share a bit about golf here in Korea and personally from my experience playing a round a couple weeks ago here at City Park Golf Course and Resort. (accompanying pictures are from said course)


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