2014/10/28

Poor America, Full of Complaints

Poor America, Full of Complaints



It has been proven that 7 out of 10 Americans feel anger
against the current situation in the U.S.
This means that 70% of Americans are discontent with their own country, the U.S.
It seems that the failure of economic recovery by
Obama Administration is the biggest factor.
Also, a lot of head-aching troubles,
such as the terrorism by the IS and the spread of Ebola,
are bursting out and are bothering the country.






In the meanwhile, China has taken the center of the world economy.
It actually beat the U.S. in terms of GDP,
which was officially reported by Financial Times, a daily newspaper, in the U.S.
142 years ago, the center of the world economy moved to the U.S. from the U.K.,
and the world has now admitted the movement of the center of the economy
from the U.S. to China.
There have been opinions now that Chinese Yuan should be used as the
world’s standard currency instead of the US dollar.

CNN and ORC, a public research institute, conducted a phone research
for three days from the 24th to the 26th to 1,018 American adults.
30% of Americans answered that they were “very angry,”
and 38% “quite angry” regarding the current situation in the U.S.
Instead of demonstrating wisdom to handle crisis, 
America is continuing the angry circumstance.

Poor America. Is there hope in the U.S.?
Why are Americans who got jobs in Korea not returning to the U.S.?


2014/10/27

If You Visit Korea

If You Visit Korea


Korea is an Asian country between China and Japan.
It is the only divided country in the world.
Like Germany was divided into East and West Germany in the past,
Korea is currently divided into North and South Korea.

North Korea owns nuclear weapons, and is under Kim Jung-eun’s dictatorship.
It is not a regular capitalist country but is a socialist country.
The unique poverty of a socialist country is in North Korea.
Thanks to the uniqueness, the country has probably been often
introduced in English-speaking countries.
However, it is better-off than some extremely impoverished countries in Africa.
Its economic size ranks 70th in the world.






South Korea is a lot different from North Korea.
It has many global brands such as Samsung, LG, and Hyundai Motor.
Psy’s Gangnam Style swept the Billboard chart.
With the 10th strongest economy,
Korea is chosen as the second largest economy, next to China, in 2050.






If you visit Korea, you will visit South Korea, where I live.
If you visited Korea in the 1960s,
you could have lived pleasantly enough in Korea just because you are white.
Low living expense, Koreans who fell in white supremacy,
and students desperate to learn English,
Korea was a heaven to English-speaking whites in the past.
However, Korea looks down on ordinary whites these days.
They are just loud and uneducated foreign laborers.
They take the jobs that Koreans refuse to.
First, white people right now are poorer than Koreans.
They are loud, can’t speak Korean,
and still believe that having a white skin is a privilege.





If you are visiting Korea now, learn Korean,
If not, you will be treated as a “jobless who is too stupid to speak Korean 
and couldn't get a job in his own country.”
Korea is never friendly to white people from the U.S., U.K., Canada,
France, and many others.
This is because it has seen their stupidity long enough so far.

Music dominates Austrian event

Music dominates Austrian event


The Embassy of Austria on Tuesday celebrated its National Day in a very Austrian way.
Music dominated all during the reception to celebrate the key event.
An eight-year-old violinist grabbed the attention of audiences attending the reception at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul.

Ko So-hyun played Mozart accompanied by piano played by Johanes Honsig-Erlenburg, president of Salzburg-based non-profit group Mozarteum Foundation. She played two more pieces after her performance as the audience who were fascinated by the violin prodigy shouted encore.  The little violinist is the first prize winner of Baroque Music Competition last year.

Honsig-Erlenburg praised her, saying she is talented. “I’m deeply impressed. This is really great talent. We’ll see how her performance will go in the future,” he said.

Ko’s mom said while raising her young girl, she said her daughter was an average girl and therefore she didn’t recognize her daughter would be a violin talent. “When she was four years old, I sent her to a nearby private institute teaching violin to children. I did this because So-hyun kept saying she was bored. This just happened and I didn’t intend my daughter to be a violinist,” she said.




Ko was one of the special guests who made the Austrian National Day special.
Days before the reception, Austrian Ambassador Elisabeth Bertagnoli told The Korea Times that music would feature at the reception and indicated that Ko would mesmerize the audiences.

During a speech, Ambassador Bertagnoli noted the ever-growing Korea-Austria relations in trade, culture and people-to-people exchanges. She said Korea is the third largest market in Asia for Austrian companies following China and Japan.

The envoy also mentioned about a rapid increase of Korean tourists to Vienna and Salzburg in recent years as a sign showing strong people-to-people exchanges between the two countries.

Souce : korean times

2014/10/23

The U.S. Forces, who are Poor and Uneducated

The U.S. Forces, who are Poor and Uneducated



It is too dangerous to generalize that all U.S. soldiers
working in Korea are poor and uneducated.
However, it is kind of correct to think that most of them are poor and uneducated.
If a person was born in the U.S., speaks English as a mother tongue in the U.S.,and graduated normally from an adequate university,
it is right for the person to find a job and work in the U.S.
However, people who do not graduate from colleges or are lack in something,
cannot find decent jobs that can easily make them a good amount of money.
Thus about 50 years ago … they came to Korea.
At that time Korea was an extremely poor country.
It was a period when people could enjoy eating
leftover chocolates and ham by American soldiers and smile.
All they have is youth, and all they can do is to speak English.
So they could have a job as a soldier or an English teacher.

However, now is 2014.
U.S. soldiers cannot by Samsung Galaxy smartphones that Koreans normally use.
A U.S. soldier receives a monthly salary of 5,800 dollars 
after working in Korea for 14 years,
and young soldiers who have worked 5 years or less are very poor.
People who could not get jobs in the U.S. still come to Korea these days.
Even now, all they have is youth, and all they can do is to speak English.






The U.S. soldiers from Koreans’ perspectives. 
They are just poor and uneducated people.
It is as if Korean society is taking care of young people 
who could not find jobs in the U.S.
It seems that Korea has an image of being a country of
wars since it is divided into north and south,
but the average cities of Korea are safer than New York.
Does it sound strange that Korea is safer than New York?
Then you are either poor or uneducated.


2014/10/22

Popularity of Parody on Games: SNL Korea, GTA

Popularity of Parody on Games: SNL Korea, GTA


SNL is a comedy show that started to be aired from America’s NBC broadcast.
It sold its publication rights to a lot of countries throughout the world, and SNL Korea is being played through a cable channel in Korea.

For 2014 Brazil World Cup, which ended a while ago, SNL Korea aired a video.
It was a mix of GTA and Winning Eleven, and became popular.
GTA Winner, which parodied GTA Winning Eleven.
Watch the following video. (Video by: Youtube / Official SNL Korea channel)







During the first scene of the video, actors eat chicken and drink beer.
The main characters of a recent K-drama
“My Love from the Star” also eat chicken and drink beer.
The drama became very popular in China,
and “Chi Mac,” a chicken and beer set menu,
gained popularity as a new food item of the new generation.
Also, it is said that many Chinese began selling Korean style chicken and beer.
“My Love from the Star,” a drama aired on Korea’s SBS channel,
has been recorded as one of the most watched TV dramas on
iQiyi.com and letv.com, which are China’s online video website.
The drama is a great hit, as it has been viewed 14.5 billion times only on
iQiyi since it was first unveiled on the 12th.






In the final scene of the video, Korea’s soccer player “Lee Chun-soo” appears.
He is a member of Korea’s national soccer team, and demonstrated an
outstanding play during 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.
Lee Chun-soo: Wikipedia information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Chun-soo





SNL Korea’s GTA Winner. It is one of the videos that drew
huge popularity in Korea.