These wax figures are a little creepy to say the least. The ones we can see all look like the same model was used. I’m guessing that’s supposed to be James Dean in the foreground (when I came to Korea in 1990 a fella could buy a brand of underwear named after him) and behind [...]
The new face (and body of weird) So what is the average day like for a human Barbie like Lukyanova? “In the morning I work on my face and I get a massage, then I spend some time on the Internet,” she tells V magazine. “I meditate and travel in my astral body, and after [...]
Just as long as it is not in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Otherwise you could be fined. Avid texters beware: Fort Lee, N.J. police said they will begin issuing $85 jaywalking tickets to pedestrians who are caught texting while walking. “It’s a big distraction. Pedestrians aren’t watching where they are going and they are not [...]
Jang Keun-suk poses after being appointed promotional ambassador for the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul on Wednesday. Does Korea really need a “promotional ambassador” for a major international security summit next year; unless of course, thousands of screaming girls are expected to attend. At the very least, someone could have [...]
Sometimes, literal translations get lost in translation: Although “please take off water on your body” sounds a bit strange, I have a pretty good idea it was supposed to mean, please dry your body after getting out of the water. I’m not so sure about Number four, though: After awhile you get used to this [...]
I wasn’t sure about this advertisement I saw in the Seoul subway the other week; not really sure what a slice of bread and an American football had to do with a person’s face. Then of course, there was the blatant misuse of English. From what I was able to translate, this is an advertisement [...]
That’s right. Dick Sticks. Taste & Simple Sesame Stick You’d think, if you were going to choose an English name for a sesame stick snack, you might want to think twice about calling the snack Dick Stick. What’s even more bizarre is that this is sold at Home Plus this large hyper market in Korea [...]
Today, on the subway in Daejeon, I saw a middle-aged Korean woman wearing, hold onto your socks folks, a stylish Dr. Strangelove T-shirt, showing Group Captain Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellers) on the floor with Brigadier General Jack Ripper (Sterling Hayden) with Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Terry Southern written below. Bizarre.