Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Links from January 2019


Here's my recommended links from January 2019. I'm trying to cut down on the amount of links I include in these posts. They were getting pretty out of control for awhile there. I'll try to keep it to more important or more useful stuff from now on. Links from January 2019 KakaoTalk to Introduce Anti-phishing Program | Be Korea-savvy Baby…

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lunar New Year 2019 logos from Naver, Google, Daum, Nate


As usual, the web portals had some cute new logo doodles for Lunar New Year (설날) 2019. Here's a quick round up for posterity. Naver All of Naver's doodles for this year (there are three) are by illustrator Yang Subin (양수빈) as featured in this behind-the-scenes Naver blog post where you can also see many more examples of her work along wit…

Monday, February 4, 2019

Four Dollars! Korean meme and Burger King advertisement


Burger King released a commercial in Korea recently that was pretty funny, but probably won't make sense unless you know what it's referring to. It's called the "$4 All Day King" ad, better known as simply "4딸라!" or "4달러"  (sa-dalla! "four dollars!"). Origin of the "$4" meme To get why t…

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Sam's thoughts about iOS


Here is my own personal list and comments about how I've felt using an iPhone after years of being dedicated to Android. Note: this has nothing to do with Korea. Background I got hold of a used iPhone 7 recently and have been playing around with it after years of not touching a single Apple product. I expected a fussy device that overall would …

Friday, February 1, 2019

No Super Bowl on Naver this year (2019)


Update [2019-02-04]:  A reader informed me that MBC Sports did provide a live stream (with Korean commentary) after all. Unfortunately I was occupied and didn't get a chance to watch the game (looks like I didn't miss much) or to verify his link worked, but good to know for next year. That link:  http://www.mbcsportsplus.com/live.tv/?g_idx…

Twitter emoji for Lunar New Year 2019


Twitter has a special emoji for the 2019 Lunar New Year (or Seollal, 설날), which is the year of the pig. Not just any pig, but the GOLDEN PIG which is extra auspicious. Here's the cute little porker:

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Jim Gaffigan standup comedy show in Seoul - April 2, 2019


Comedian Jim Gaffigan will be coming to Seoul on April 2, 2019 to perform his standup comedy routine. I like the guy, so here's some info I've rounded up about him and the show to help give him a little free publicity. Basic info about the show Jim Gaffigan Standup Live Show, “Quality Time Tour” Date/Time : Apr 02, 2019 Venue : ECC Samsung …

Friday, January 25, 2019

THE's Top 10 Korea university rankings for 2019


The Times Higher Education Supplement released their 2019 edition rankings. This time two Korean schools made it into the top 100 of worldwide universities: #63 Seoul National University #82 Sungkyunkwan University KAIST got edged out this time around at #102. Not much time to go into this more so just for your convenience here's the overall T…

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.