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Cook show craze is sweeping Korea

Guess who is the hottest entertainer in TV these days in Korea. K-pop idol? Sexy actress? No! It’s CHEF! From 2006 when Olive TV, the only food life style channel in Korea, was launched, various cooking programs starring professional and amateur chefs have drawn viewers’ attention more and more. The term ‘Chef-tainer’ has been coined recently, reflecting their growing popularity in show business.


23 Times Your Expat Life Was Like An Episode of Friends

 


Translation: 배우 차수연, “레즈비언 역할 위해 실제 동성애자 만나”: Actress Cha Soo-yeon, "For a lesbian role I met sexual minorities in real life"

From TV Report: (TKQ: I know that these reports from trashy television websites can be a bit meh, but I think that it is god to know how homosexuality is being portrayed in the entertainment industry)


[TV리포트=황지영 기자] 배우 차수연이 연극 ‘두 번의 결혼식과 한 번의 장례식’에서 레즈비언 효진 역을 연기하기 위해 실제 동성애자를 만났다고 전했다.

Filming a Documentary with Arirang TV

A couple months ago we were asked to participate in a documentary Arirang TV was making about safety in Korea. It is a topic we’ve been wanting to cover for a long time, so we agreed to be a part of it. We get a lot of safety related questions, and it’s always seemed to a be topic we could cover over the span of 3 or 4 videos. This Arirang TV documentary will focus on safety of students in school, and also cover women’s safety services in Seoul.


English Premier League on TV

Does anyone out there know what TV channels are showing the English Premier League this season?

I know last year SBS ESPN showed games (with Korean commentary) and Star Sports showed a Saturday night game (with English commentary). I'm not sure about this, but it appears Star Sports, on the Olleh Skylife package, isn't showing them this year.

Any information would be appreciated.

Cheers!


I just watched the last episode of 30 Rock! The joke of getting...


And then we'll be able to get even better trophy wives...


Halfasian ones!


Halfasian ones!

I just watched the last episode of 30 Rock! The joke of getting better trophy wives (i.e. Halfasian ones) made me laugh water out my nose. Oh, the look on Jack Donaghy’s face!


HBO's Girls

Nails

Just like I am with every other TV show, I was pretty late catching onto this. In fact, I'd listened to person after person mention it, and it was only last Tuesday, whilst waiting for the new Walking Dead episode, that I decided to watch it, and it only took my a week to finish watching the whole two seasons.

Ok ok I admit it, I caught the K-Pop bug.

2ne1 resized 600

(picture of K-Pop group 2NE1 from http://www.mcmbuzz.com)

Go ahead, try and move to Korea and remain completely untouched by K-Pop. Good luck.


Normalised into Indifference: MBC etc.

I think I’m normalised to a lot of the larger complaints made about living in Korea. Complaints like ‘Korea is soooo racist’ and other ones, but I’ll stick to the racist thing here because it’s topical. By topical I’m obviously talking about the video of the naïve and innocent foreigners who admitted to MBC about having sex with Korean women, which in turn encouraged further reporting of rumours about someone’s friend who may have overheard something in a Caffé Bene.

I’ve had a bit of time to think about this, but I’ll keep it short as there isn’t really much to say. I have no doubt that all that was said in the video was true. Whether it was reported on ethically and the footage actually involved the aggrieved is debatable.


running, reading & really bad tv

Hi all! I should be out at the moment (it is 11pm on a Friday night – whomp whomp – go ahead and judge me)…but I have to work in the morning. Hopefully it is the last working Saturday I have for awhile. I just finished my 2nd week of teaching, well almost, I won’t consider it complete until tomorrow. I am adjusting to my new work schedule, although I have been staying up super late and sleeping in a bit too much. I don’t have to be at work until 1:30 or 2:30 each day, so it is easy to hit snooze for hours and hours. I need to motivate myself to get to bed earlier so I can have productive mornings…I will work on that next week. Can I still use jet-lag as a sleep-in excuse?


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