Like many of you here in the hot ROK summer, I’ve been looking for ways to keep cool without putting undue stress on the strained power grid. The Chinese have nailed it.
Images of Chinese children wearing watermelons in a variety of styles have gone viral on social networking sites such as China’s Weibo and even made their way to the country’s TV news.
According to the state news agency Xinhua, the trend started in July in the city of Wenzhou when pictures of a small child in a watermelon suit appeared online. Others then followed as parents tried to outdo each other with elaborate watermelon designs.
The recent article in the KT about TV sportstalk babes baring more skin is nothing new, but that dentist they interviewed and his take on the skin thing is likely to creep some people out.
All of which leads me to ask: is it pronounced sports-talk or sport-stalk?
Oh, a self-proclaimed “master” of adult videos, said he felt an adrenalin rush different to what he experiences from such videos when watching the sports round-up.
“The announcers in such shows are not explicit, but sexy, and at the same time they are active and elegant,” he said.
According to Oh, a dentist in Seoul who has to be at his hospital around 7 a.m., he felt compelled to watch the 30-minute-long late-night baseball show and then downloaded all previous episodes.
[Insert “strangulation of fowl” sports reference joke here]
If I was a woman, after reading those quotes, I might be hesitant about being sedated for whatever dental procedure Dr. Oh might suggest.
Granted, you gotta give the guy credit for allowing the use of his full name in the piece, but discussing what seems to be a focused study on the nuanced differences between porn and sports presenters might not be good for ye ole practice.
And to those who would move to prevent sexy sport reporting, Oh goes for the gender rights jugular.
“If somebody wants to criticize the announcers, he or she should consider denouncing those girl groups first. Why can’t they see that the sports-ladies are expressing their beauty?”
In the “You can’t make stuff this stupid up” department, a POSCO Energy board member, on a Korean Air flight from Incheon to L.A., was unhappy with his ramen so he reportedly whacked the flight attendant with a magazine.
Apparently, he first became unruly when he couldn’t get rice porridge and then became doubly incensed that the ramen he was given instead was too salty and not cooked properly.
Oh, and in a fit of defiance, he refused to buckle his seatbelt.
The pilot alerted U.S. authorities of the incoming knucklehead and, upon landing in L.A., Mr. Ramen was greeted by FBI agents and given the option to submit to questioning or return home. He took the next flight back –on another airline I would imagine.
I don’t know exactly what is going on in the naked guy chasing police video, but it’s pretty damn funny. And I don’t know which is more amusing, the fact that the guy is chasing police in the buff, or that the cops are retreating rather than tackling him.
On second thought, they can’t be paying these guys nearly enough to tackle naked maniacs in the countryside.
It’s circulating on Facebook and you can enjoy it here. Judging by the 25-second clip, it was apparently a bit chilly that day.
Now, in casual conversation over cocktails and Petraeus jokes, you can refer to him as “Seo Min Jae.”
I am uncertain if it is a popular way to address the waiter when dining in Korea, but it means “a person who serves people well.”
As far as Korean second names go, it’s not nearly as cool as President Obama’s “O Han-ma” or Condie Rice’s “Na I-su,” which sounds quite similar to the popular, though possibly unrelated catchphrase, “nice-uh” that pervades the expat lexicon.
Hillary Clinton didn’t fare too well with her K-monikor, which dubbed her “Han Hui-suk.” Considering how most Americans would pronounce it, feel free to proceed with your Monica Lewinsky jokes.
It’s generally hard to attribute intellectual prowess to a person who murders someone following an unsuccessful ransom scheme, but these three stooges couldn’t find the brains in their collective to bury the victim somewhere other than their own front yard.
The Philippine police have handed over three South Korean suspects after arresting them for murdering a 41-year-old compatriot in the Philippines, police said Wednesday.
The victim’s body was found buried in the front yard of a house they rented in a residential area in Manila on Sept. 8.
Manilla police launched the investigation at the family’s request after they hadn’t heard from the victim since he left for Manilla on August 13th. My sympathy to the family for their loss.