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What You Need To Know About Korean Men’s Fashion

These days, Korean men are no longer known only as the ‘feminine’ singers and dancers of a boy group. Nor do they only exist as the emotionally twisted yet charming lead of a Korean drama, the one who will sweep the heroine off their feet. Instead, those who have visited South Korea, especially the capital of Seoul, are now gushing over the everyday guys seen on the streets. What might be about them that’s capturing the attention of people watchers everywhere? The simple answer is: the Korean men’s fashion.


My Thoughts on the US Midterm: Voting against Trump to Defend US Institutions and Keep the GOP from becoming the National Front

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This essay is a re-post of a post I wrote for the Lowy Institute before the election explaining my vote against Donald Trump’s Republican party. This post went viral on Twitter; thank you.


LTW: Military dodgers now O.K. if conscientious

S.Korean Supreme Court ruled moral scruples and religious beliefs are valid reasons to refuse compulsory military service in a verdict on a Johovah's Witness defendant charged for refusing to join the military. S.Korean law required all able bodied men between 18 and 35 to serve two years in the military, or face maximum 3 years in prison.

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Korean Work Culture

Just like every country has their own food and art culture, they also have distinct work environments. Korea is no different. In fact, it may just have one of the most peculiar work cultures in the world. If you wish to work in Korea in the future, or otherwise wish to understand and assimilate into the country, it’s quite important for you to be familiar with the different aspects of its work culture. To help you in the process, today we’ll give you a quick lesson on the Korean work culture.

 

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Why Are There No Trash Cans in Korea?

If you've recently visited Korea, what did you think about finding a trash can? Having lived in Korea previously, I know where to look, but any visitor to Korea could go days without being able to locate a single public trash can.

So I wanted to know why there weren't any public trash cans in Korea, and asked Koreans on the street.

For anyone visiting Korea, my recommended place for finding trash cans is inside major subway stations. You can sometimes find large trash cans just like in the US (throw everything in just one place), but they're not common still. Also subway bathrooms will often have small trash cans at the entrances where you can throw away trash. Convenience stores also have trash cans for paying customers so you can sit and enjoy their food, and throw away your trash before leaving. But these locations are only for small amounts of trash. For anything larger... good luck!


LTW: Chicken franchise under fire over violence against employees

 

Korea's No.1 chicken franchise Kyochon became a target of public anger after CCTV footage of a senior executive attempting to smash employees was released on Oct 25. In the footage recorded at a Kyochon restaurant in Daegu in Mar, 2015, the executive is seen poised to punch an employee in the face, raising his fist in a threatening gesture, but was stopped by other employee. He was also seen lifting his hands against other employees who were trying to calm him down as he irately threw over food ingredients.


Korean VR Cafes (feat. Jinyoung)

VR cafes are a new trend in Korea from a year or so ago, and this summer I really saw a lot of places while traveling around. "Cafes" are everywhere in Korea, and there are various kinds from pet cafes where you can have a cup of coffee together with animals (cats, dogs, raccoons, etc.), book cafes where you can read while drinking something, and VR cafes where you can play virtual reality games - from normal virtual reality games to games that require special equipment and facilities. And because there are plenty of companies currently running VR cafes in Korea, you don't have to travel to one specific location or city to visit one.

Overall, it's quite expensive to visit a VR cafe. Think of it like visiting a theme park, minus the expensive food. But if you're able to, it was a unique experience I haven't found anywhere else.


A Korean Deal Based on Flattering Trump as a Useful Idiot will Not Hold



 

This is a local re-post of a piece I wrote for the Lowy Institute a few weeks ago.

Basically I wrote this in disgust at how Trump is falling all over himself about Kim Jong Un. I do not oppose a deal with North Korea, as my critics keep saying. Rather, I deeply distrust Trump’s motives. He isn’t doing this for peace in Korea or because he cares about the US position in Asia or the well-being of people out here. In fact, he’s not even doing it for the American national interest. He’s doing it because the leaders of North and South Korea are flattering him.


Complimentary Tickets to SNAP: Available to Foreign Residents in Korea

[ “SNAP” on Broadway ]

Busan OneAsia Festival & Non-verbal show “SNAP”

Special Invitation Event for Foreign Residents in Korea

150 Complimentary Tickets available. 

To request tickets, send an email to theshowsnap@naver.com
with your name, nationality and contact information. 
Email rquests must be received by October 17. 
Winners of tickets will be randomly selected and will be notificed October 18. 

-SNAP-
Date: 23th.Oct. ~ 26th.Oct. (19:30)

Venue: Busan Cinema Center (Haneulyeon Theater)

For more information on 'SNAP, Please click the link down here.

https://www.theshowsnap.com/


 

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