Category Archives: Korean People

Korean Magic Insoles Make You Taller!

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For some reason, magic insoles (that make you taller) are wildly popular in Korea as I’ve noticed numerous street shops selling these Korean magic insoles. I believe it’s a cultural thing, there’s still a lot of prejudice going on in Korea based on people’s height, which I think is wrong. Oh well, you can always look taller by buying magic insoles.

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How to Sleep in Korean Subway!

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(Koreans sleeping on the subway.) Back in 2004-2005 when I was living in Korea commuting to work on the subway for about an hour everyday, I used to get some really good sleep. Well, how do you get some good sleep in the Korean subway without forgetting to get off at your destination station? What I used to do was set timer on my cellphone so I would wake up 1-2 stations before my destination station. Of course, this would only work if you know how long it takes to get to your destination but most likely you would if you commute everyday. Also, don’t fall sleep all the way that you are totally unconscious as there are people who will rob you while you sleep. 🙂

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3 Men Daytime Drinking in Insadong! [Image Cache]

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(Click photo to enlarge) Right on the south side of Insadong, Seoul, Korea, I took this photo of this wall with painting of mountains. At the time, I didn’t realize it but now I realize there were 3 men in the photo daytime drinking, they were drinking Korean rice wine Makkoli. As you can see in the close-up, these guys look like hikers that went hiking perhaps and taking a break with daytime drinking. Daytime drinking is very common for old folks in South Korea (as is here in the U.S.).  And no, the police isn’t going to do anything, it’s part of the culture!

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Android Robots in Korea!

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How popular are Android smartphones in South Korea these days?  Very popular. In fact, it’s so popular, they have these Android robots that dance in front of cellphone shops. Most of Korean smartphones including Samsung, LG, Anycall, and others are now universally using Android OS.  In my personal opinion, from traveling South Korea recently, Android’s popularity soars above anything else.  iPhone 4 is still very popular too but there’s about 10 Android smartphone users to 1 iPhone user on average. But they should have these Android robots in the States for sheezy. Here’s two kids “harassing” the Android robot.

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Korean People in Masks!

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In Korea, it’s not uncommon to find people wearing masks, especially near the fall and winter seasons. Why? It’s supposed to help from getting diseases such as flu and whatnot.  Since many Koreans travel on subways and buses, it’s a good idea for them to wear masks. As for me, I think I will stick to taking my chances, masks just don’t look good on me unless I am trying to rob a bank.

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