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Destination: Jongmyo Daeje

Held on the first Sunday of May, the annual Jongmyo Daeje (종묘대제) is an intriguing glimpse into the solemn ceremonies for the spirit world. It seems a mite out of place in this ultra-modern country, but if the US can have Civil War reenactments, Korea can have their annual ceremonies.


Don’t Look for Homefront in South Korea

The controversial video game, Homefront, is revealing more about the real South Korea than its fictional North Korea ever could. First, there’s that ugly South Korean censorship habit.

 

According to South Korea’s state-run Game Rating Board (GRB), THQ has not filed the required paperwork for the game to be sold here. By law, all video and computer games must undergo a review from the GRB before being sold here. Queries sent multiple times to THQ via e-mail received no reply.


Art Museums, Clubbing and World Events- All in a week!

Tuesday 3rd May, 2011

I have been away from my blog for the last week as I've been running around trying to get things sorted out and packed before we head off to Spain tomorrow for a weeks worth of Tapas, Vino, Sol and the beautiful Spanish culture.

Last Tuesday, Tiger, Emma and I went to to Changwon Art Museum, to spend the afternoon checking out Modern Art. There was an exhibition by Korean Artist Kim Young Won and entry only cost us W3,000 (so cheap!!!)

Art Exhibition Banner

Art Exhibition Banner

Kim Young Won Art Exhibition

Kim Young Won Art Exhibition


On the wall outside the Art Museum


boseong green tea extravaganza

green tea.
green tea-flavored hard tack biscuits.
green tea-fed pork.
green tea ice cream.
green tea-infused water.
green tea noodle jajangmyeon.
green tea noodle mul-nangmyeon.
green tea rice bibimbap.
green tea bath at the sauna.

and lots of pictures of mid-air jumps in, of course,

green tea fields.


Getting inked in Busan

Saturday 23rd April, 2011

Tiger and Emma arrived back on Thursday so we thought we'd have lunch together today for a much needed catchup. We decided to go see the Birthplace of Kim Jong Yeoung, He is a Korean Artist, and his Traditional Korean home is widely mentioned in Korean children's songs, such as 'Spring is my hometown'

We left just before midday and caught a cab to the residence. When we arrived, it was all closed up and we thought it was abit odd. The only reason why we came is because it is listed as a tourist attraction so we wondered why it was locked up. We were a little disappointed, but figured it was probably closed on weekends.


Satellite TV in Korea

My love aka my husband, Faride keeps on complaining we did not have ESPN or Sports Channel subscribed in our current TV channels.
 
Back in Malaysia, and other countries we used to live, we had the benefits of satellite TV
(which includes F1) and he never missed F1 race show. Seriously.
What's so special about F1? The race car keeps on driving dangerously on the same track, each year! Grrr...
 

Just Don’t Take Away My Expense Account

Chaebol Object to Shareholder Activism: Not Shocking

This almost hilarious article appeared in the FT Beyond BRICs blog. Koreans have long known that the chaebol dominate Korean life. Shareholder rights is, for the most part, a foreign concept. Financial efficiency may be a stated goal but is not seriously pursued. That should be the demand made by shareholders. The funny thing is that the article tries to point out the NPF is being criticized for being a silent partner of the chaebol. That is a fact. More importantly, the problem is that the status quo affects not only current and future shareholders, but also affects disaffected employees, and Korean society as well.


Yellow Dust Cloud of Doom

Ok maybe it isn't that bad, but sheesh sure does look like it. As you add on the hours using the option in the top of the KMA website, you can see the dust making it's way here.


Mirror Mirror by 4Minute (포미닛): Lyrics, Translation, and Explanation

(Source, all screenshots)

For many Korean girl groups, debuting a new song on a music program seems to follow a set script these days:


 

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