Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Dust Feel map for current Korea air quality measurements

Dust Feel is a simple map I like to use for browsing current air quality measurements all over Korea. With the horrible air we've had this week , this seems like a good time to share this. Yes there are plenty of resources like this but I prefer this one for its simplicity and ease of use. Works great on desktop or mobile, no app installs or an…

Monday, January 14, 2019

KEB bank opens foreigner branch in Myeongdong

KEB Hana Bank have opened a branch in downtown Seoul that caters exclusively to foreigner customers. I missed this news in Korean but caught it on KEB's Facebook page. Just passing on the info.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Links from Dec 2018 and Year End Wrap Up

Here's a collection of end-of-year links for you. Some general interesting links from December plus various end of year lists to look back on 2018. 2018 Year in Review Link Roundup

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Top Naver searches in Korea for 2018

Naver has released their top Korean searches for 2018  (2018년 네이버 최다 검색어). As usual, the Naver rankings give a better view of what real Koreans were interested in during 2018. Here they are in English with some of my classic added commentary for your information and amusement. Since many of these end up repeating across lists, I'll just stick …

Monday, December 17, 2018

Ear piercing part names in Korean

If you're looking to get your ears pierced while you're in Korea, here's a handy visual guide that shows the various parts of the ear labeled with both their Korean and English names. This terminology could be a lot more useful than just pointing a vague part of your ear and going "여기" so I'm posting it here in case it mi…

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Top Google searches in Korea for 2018

Google has released their end of year top search terms for Korea for 2018 . Here they are, along with some of my own basic commentary. 2018년 구글 인기검색어 종합 순위 한국 TOP 10위 Top 10 overall most popular Google search terms in Korea 2018 로스트아크 Lost Ark MMOARPG type game, sort of like Diablo. The game finally launched in November after massive delays (like 7 …

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Korean searches explode on Pornhub in 2018

It turns out 2018 was a major year for Korean porno popularity. Recently the adult site PornHub released their yearly stats and you're not going to believe this. Korean related searches have skyrocketed and most impressive is... get ready for it... searches for "Korean" were the #1 gay porn search term this year! Suck it Japan! No pu…

Monday, December 3, 2018

Links from Sept, Oct, Nov 2018

It's time for a massive catch-up of links for the past 3 months. Interesting stuff I read about Korea from Sept through Nov 2018. To be honest I've just been hoarding these and forgot to post them. I'm busy trying to finish up this year so once again I don't have time to go through and add my hilarious commentary to these links so …

Friday, November 16, 2018

Chris Pratt promotes Fortnite by insulting Koreans [video]

Fortnite is now available to play in Korea and will no doubt challenge homegrown PUBG for domination of PC Bangs. The makers of Fortnite, that super popular battle royale-type shooter where you also build stuff that has captured the hearts of young teens and questionably-adult men the world over, has picked up lovable Chris Pratt to do some Korea …

Thursday, November 15, 2018

2019 Suneung 수능 questions (end-of-year 2018)

Today was Korean SAT test-taking day (for the 2019 university admission year, even though the test itself happened November 2018). As usual the answer sheets were released within minutes.