It’s like the Mac ‘n Cheese of Korea
It’s the old school tin lunchbox (엣날 도시락). Schoolkids would bring these to the classroom and stack them on top of each other on the heater to keep them warm.
Don’t be shred to pieces by the polite riptide
Go elsewhere to read up on how to shake hands, bow, address people by their proper titles, or exchange gifts. If you’re non-Korean, you’re not expected to get 100 percent of the formalities correct anyhow. Instead of sweating the details, make sure you avoid triggering negative emotional landmines.
Every business deal or arrangement will have its own terms so each interaction will be unique. Put your best foot forward because being earnest, respectful and positive are recognized no matter the cultural difference. However, what doesn’t change are some underlying currents that…
So is Hyundai-Kia going to manufacture the Apple Car, or no?
Over the past month, the best clues came from tracking the wild swings in stock prices for Hyundai Motors and Kia. Up until last Thursday, traders were treating it as a done deal. Kia soared close to 60% from the end of 2020. Hyundai peaked over 50% higher.
Then on Friday morning both stocks stalled and fell slightly (about 1–2%) on rumors that the negotiations had been paused. By closing, both stocks traded up again slightly above 1 percent. Were things back on track?
Do you find you’re scrolling through too many ASMR videos that are creepy, depressing or too sexual when you just want to fall asleep in a good mood? This rare gem of an ASMR video successfully combines comedy and sound stimulation to relax you.
Korean gag woman (comedienne) Yumi Kang has made a YouTube channel full of ASMR sketches. But this one is by far the best. She’s the neighborhood hair dresser who starts off by munching on dinner in between clients. She captures the exact mood of a run-down hair salon in Korea that doubles as a neighborhood hangout…
“Condoms” are more important than tests right now
The core of America’s backward response to the coronavirus may not be Trump or anti-maskers. It might be modern germ theory as a legacy from the Victorian era. Back then, they thought all diseases came from bad air. Once creepy germs were discovered, “miasma” or the bad air theory became obsolete. Unfortunately, they threw the baby out with the bathwater. Turns out there are times when “bad air” really is to blame.
How many times do people around the world have to smack our heads instead of yours (Americans) when you’re still…
Being accused of inciting riots due to your words have different consequences
Twenty-four-year-old democracy activist Joshua Wong is currently serving a 13.5 month prison sentence for his role in ‘inciting a siege’ at the police headquarters in Hong Kong. If he can go to jail from fighting for true democracy, why can’t Donald Trump also go to prison?
Trump incited a siege on more than the police headquarters. He created an insurrection against the heart of one other branch of government (legislature) meant to check presidential power. And this was after he manipulated the third branch of government (supreme court)…
Some of us are stuck in an oil-first world and don’t even know it
Though some argue data is not the new oil, they’re in the wrong debate. We’re not going to pump data into our gas tanks to drive our car. Data is not going to replace oil as a resource. Rather, it’s about power. Whoever is crowned the ‘new oil’ is the new leader of the world economy. Well, the coronation already happened. And the new emperor is data.
You could say that we’ve had an ‘oil-first’ economy throughout the last 150 years. Our products, lives and political…
Why KF-94 Masks Work Better
America you are so late to the party if you’re only hearing about KF-94 masks after 420,000 coronavirus deaths. We watch in horror when you are blithely unaware that priority should be on mask filtration — not on fashion print masks that may be too porous to function. And that’s if you even wear masks at all. Instead of a whole year debating whether masks work, you should’ve done what you do best — comparison shop for the best mask for the masses.
After settling upon the evidence that the current coronavirus pandemic is primarily…