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Ingenious online marketing site: Subservient Chicken dot com

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Burger King

Burger King

Thanks to Facebook and Ashley Parks, one of our teachers in our company, I just learned about a website the online marketing crew over at Burger King concocted called “Subservient Chicken.”  You get a website of a live guy (or it appears he’s live & it could be a gal for all we know) dressed up in a chicken who takes commands from online viewers.  At first, I don’t know why, but I told it to “die.”  Well, it didn’t do as asked.  While waiting, I saw it scratching it’s head with it’s wing (hand, I mean). Continue reading

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Korean food becoming trendy?

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I noticed a recent article in the U.S.’s leading newspaper profiling Korean food. It appears their travel writer decided to profile cuisine from the land of the morning calm. However, one article doesn’t necessarily allow me to generalize so hastily. It takes two examples for me to plaster the world with a generalization that could be the furthest thing from the truth…but for me, it works.

The other example telling me Korean food is trendy now was from an email a friend of mine from Seattle forwarded. She passed on another one of her friend’s emails saying:

” Look what McCormick & Schmick has on their menu now! Our very own Kbbq & Kimchee! Continue reading

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Just short of 600 views…

Like I said “porcupines,” “Korean women” and many others like “how to say hello (or thank you) in Korean” are dominating the traffic on the blog these days.  For a snippet of the rest of the popular posts, check out the following WordPress stats for The Real “South” Korea: Continue reading

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Giving or Taking Directions in South Korea

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Giving Directions in Korea:

To get to the Homeplus, you need to take the subway to Oncheongjahng station, jump out of exit number 7, take the crosswalk across the main road and you’ll see it right there. 

Giving Directions from an American perspective:

Take Busan Blvd up to 81st street.  At the intersection of 81st and Busan Blvd, you’ll see Homeplus on the left hand side. 

We’re dependent on cars in the states and in Korea, Continue reading

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10 Unique Korean Customs & Practices (1950-2007)

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The Korea Times, the nation’s first English daily, turns 57 on Nov. 1. The TOP 10 Series will feature the biggest news stories, scandals, events, figures, surprises and memorable moments in the coming weeks, in celebration of the anniversary. The series will allow our readers to revisit these moments of the past. Current and former staff members of the oldest English daily selected the Top 10s through internal meetings, online surveys and advice from outside experts. If you have differing opinions, let us know by email (chizpizza@koreatimes.co.kr).

Jimjilbang

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A Jimjilbang is a kind of huge dry sauna facility, but it is different from typical saunas in that people absorb directly-radiated heat from rocks such as elvan, germanium, jade or yellow mud there, which is supposed to be good for their health. Continue reading

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“Somebody’s goin’ to get a hurt real bad…”

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You gotta see the end of this Russell Peters stand up skit…

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Facebook, the Place People Go to Meet Other Scrabble Players

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Published: December 17, 2007

Like most fanatical Scrabble players, devotees of Scrabulous, a Scrabble-like application on Facebook, hate to be interrupted. So players are breathing easier since an upgrade last week intended to ensure that matches load more quickly.

The improvement came in response to the booming popularity of the application, which lets Facebook members to play one another online. According to the site, Scrabulous has upwards of half a million daily users. Continue reading

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Da Vinci’s “Last Supper” went online recently…

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http://www.haltadefinizione.com/en/

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