Monthly Archives: January 2012

Ridicurous Engrish: Stationery No.1

I was gearing up to choose my best witty quip to accompany this rubber called ‘morning glory’, when I discovered that astonishingly there is actually a LEGITIMATE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE ENGLISH WORDS ON THE OBJECT AND THE OBJECT ITSELF.  From … Continue reading

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The Penny Drops

The ‘Bulldog Spirit’.  In just two words, so much of the British national character is understood.  Even as a Brit, it is difficult to know where to begin with an explanation of this phrase, so far-reaching is it’s meaning and … Continue reading

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Massida! Pt.2 – Samgyeopsal

This week’s ‘Massida!’ is not so much about the food as it is about the people.  This is good news!  Although there is always an opportunity for great food in Korea, a meaningful conversation with someone local is a rare … Continue reading

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Ridicurous Engrish: Shop No. 3

‘Beauty’ is a word that is already on the edge, what with its 3 consecutive vowels.  This Korean version takes things one step further; and thus creates a new conjugation that dissolves into a kaleidoscope of open vowel sounds. I … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year in Korea Pt. 2

Before I go on, I should just point out that there’s not going to be any dragons.  I’ve had to put the idea of seeing men ornately dressed as mythical beasts behind me for now and I hope you can … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year in Korea Pt. 1

Preparations are underway in Korea for tonight’s Lunar New Year celebrations.  I have to get into the habit of calling it the ‘Lunar New Year’ because I asked Mr Kim what his plans for “Chinese New Year” were a couple … Continue reading

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Ridicurous Engrish: Food No. 3

They didn’t have nostalgia in Korea before 1993 – those really were the good old days. As a matter of fact the only nostalgia this hideous drink gave me was for a time when I could buy cans of pop … Continue reading

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Massida! Pt. 1 – Tonkatsu

Food in Korea is great.  It’s cheap, it’s nourishing, it’s healthy and if it’s made for you, it’s usually pretty fantastic.  So the bar for what constitutes a good meal in Korea has slowly been raised since my arrival – … Continue reading

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Ridicurous Engrish: Shop No.2

Wasn’t actually ‘Sold Out’ of anything as far as I could see. This gave me a bit of nostalgia for those cunning shops in my hometown that would change their name to things like “CLOSING DOWN SALE (prices)”.  These shops … Continue reading

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Korean Construction Site in Dunjeon: The Korean Mode of Reproduction

“Buildings have been man’s companions since primeval times” – Walter Benjamin So there it is, the first video of the Korean Construction Site in Dunjeon, EVER.  It’s an exclusive, a scoop you might say. There’s not a lot to say … Continue reading

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