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In Thinking: Nights with My Korean Uni Class

Hello all–this is Part 2 of “Where Have I Been?”  (If you missed Part 1, scroll down to previous post for a quick read…)

~Coco xo

I kind of want to sum it up.


Open Mike: Brands, Counterfeiting and Piracy

The english waves come inAbout 'Open Mike in Busan'

Background

A week earlier while I was waiting to go on air at the station, a situation was posed which led me to say “But that would be unethical”. I needed to repeat that last word a number of times. We quickly established that the English word ‘ethical’ may sound hilarious to Koreans. I wasn’t entirely convinced that this was merely a phonetic issue, which resolved me to pick a topic related to ethics for this week’s show.


Performance: Drum Cat (Seoul)

Lest you think I’m always the photographer when I travel, there are times when it’s not an option. This happens to be the case with the Drum Cat show, so all photos in this post are from the official site.


Korea Business Talk - July 16, 2011


47:20 minutes (21.67 MB)
Korea Business Talk #1
July 16, 2011

A collaborative project brought to you by 
KoreaBusinessCentral.com & Koreabridge.net
 
Participants:  Jeff Lebow,  Joshua DaviesDaniel LafontaineHyungsik Yoon
Adam H CaveDavid YoonDon Southerton

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Next KBT Webcast: July 30 11amKST


The Lonely Protester


blogs and traditional media; In Korea, neither has legitimacy

The local English Newspapers are excitedly reporting on ‘babyrose’, a Korean blogger who turned out to be a shill for an ozone-producing sterilizing device.

The problem is, Korean libel laws prevent anyone from reporting on things in a way that negatively affects a person or company.  That negative effect is usually measured financially, but might be considered in other ways (IANAL*).

So, it is mostly legal to report or blog about something you like, but not to warn people away from it.

Now, I’ve told you generally what the issue is.  Let’s look at what the newspapers have to say:

Joongang:


Chobok Day!

I was informed this morning that today is the beginning of Boknal (복날) in Korea.  Boknal is a month-long weather pattern that brings the hottest part of the year to Korea. Prior to this, Korea’s summer was muggy and rainy. This rainy season is called jangma (장마) aka monsoon aka wearing rain boots for a large part of July. 


Facebook: Connecting friends but chocking friendship?… but I’m not quitting yet

Picture this, if Facebook were a deadly viral disease, 500 million of us would be dead, or headed for demise! According to Facebook statistics, 50% of active users log on to Facebook in any given day and in average, users spend over 700billion minutes per month on Facebook. An average user has about 150 friends.


ARKPop#18 – Gracefully, Maturely, Classily Yours, is That Okay?


85:03 minutes (38.94 MB)

The first episode after I’ve returned from my epic(ly normal) vacation marks the return of Cheon Sang Ji Hee the Grace to mainstream Kpop. Only time will tell how well they’re received.


Pyeongchang to Host the 2018 Winter Olympics

Earlier this week, we wrote about Korean American skier Toby Dawson along with other Korean athletes who were rigorously campaigning to bring the Winter Olympics to Korea. Although a cliché, it seems that the third time really is the charm!


 

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