Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cold Eyes



Dear Korean film industry,

Please stop trying to make artsy titles for your movies. Literal translations are fine. If it's good enough for Korea, it's good enough for us. "The Monitors" or "The Watchers" or even "The Observers" would be fine titles; interesting and also indicative of what sort of plot we can expect. Yes, even "Stake Out" would be better (if not best). 

Cold Eyes? I'm already not interested. It sounds like the unpleasant sensation I would feel if I were forced to watch this. 


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Sunday, May 12, 2013

KakaoHome available for Android


Problem:
Your phone home screen is boring. You like the "chat heads" feature of Facebook Home, but otherwise don't like Facebook Home. Also, you live in Korea and everyone uses KakaoTalk anyway (annoyingly)

Solution:
Install "Kakao Home" on your ICS or higher phone. Though I have no idea why you'd want to.


KakaoHome - on Google Play
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Bike Rental in Yeosu


Near the site of the Yeosu Expo, there is a bicycle rental place near the road to 오동도 island. It is about a 10 minute walk from Yeosu Expo Station if you are travelling via train. They rent normal single person bikes and tandem "couple" bikes at $6~$8/hour. Riding leisurely through the expo grounds, to the island, and around the waterfront on the opposite side of the tunnel is a fun way to pass an afternoon there.

Here's a photo, taken after closing time, so normally there will be bikes out in front:



Here's a Google Maps link to the location: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=34.74081,127.754061

Ride through this tunnel and pay a visit to the interesting Hamel Museum.
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