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21 / M / California
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Posted 9/3/13
I grew up in Korea and many people seem curious about the school life, daily food, culture, family traditions, KPOP, celebrity sight seeing, girls, ETC.

I will (hopefully all) answer your questions. Ask kindly and no inappropriate bullsh*t please
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Posted 9/3/13
Nice brother :D
I guess I've wanted to know about the Kpop Entertainment stuff lol ヽ(´u`)┌
Like do people live near SM or stuff?
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Posted 9/4/13

-rightbehindyou- wrote:

Nice brother :D
I guess I've wanted to know about the Kpop Entertainment stuff lol ヽ(´u`)┌
Like do people live near SM or stuff?


Hmm well Korea is a very small country and there are enterntainment industry branches everywhere in major cities of Korea so it's easier (?) to get scouted! I actually had a friend there who got picked up by JYP for a dance thing so yeah, I guess the whole Kpop entertainment is more accessible there compared to the States ^^
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Posted 9/4/13

KsideHb wrote:

I grew up in Korea and many people seem curious about the school life, daily food, culture, family traditions, KPOP, celebrity sight seeing, girls, ETC.

I will (hopefully all) answer your questions. Ask kindly and no inappropriate bullsh*t please


ARE THE BOYS ALL PRETTY AND NICE????? XDDDD <333333333 *fangirls*
WAIT. STOP.RIGHT.THERE.
I was joking TT___TT
But there are a few gangsters, but there are nice boys too right? :D
I liked a Korean guy once! He was soooooo sweet ^^
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Posted 9/4/13

CandyPopShop wrote:


KsideHb wrote:

I grew up in Korea and many people seem curious about the school life, daily food, culture, family traditions, KPOP, celebrity sight seeing, girls, ETC.

I will (hopefully all) answer your questions. Ask kindly and no inappropriate bullsh*t please


ARE THE BOYS ALL PRETTY AND NICE????? XDDDD <333333333 *fangirls*
WAIT. STOP.RIGHT.THERE.
I was joking TT___TT
But there are a few gangsters, but there are nice boys too right? :D
I liked a Korean guy once! He was soooooo sweet ^^


Korean boys? Hmm well I can't say ALL of them are pretty and nice since they're all people like everyone else in the world haha! There are nice people everywhere and you just have to meet them I'm glad you like Koreans hehe
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Posted 9/6/13
Can I please have some kalbi and bulgogi?

Since I can't go back to Korea yet.
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Posted 11/14/13

KsideHb wrote:

I grew up in Korea and many people seem curious about the school life, daily food, culture, family traditions, KPOP, celebrity sight seeing, girls, ETC.

I will (hopefully all) answer your questions. Ask kindly and no inappropriate bullsh*t please


I have an assignment for my global cultures class to interview someone from Southeast Asia. Any interest in helping me out by corresponding through e-mail?
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Posted 11/14/13

MrOhNo wrote:


KsideHb wrote:

I grew up in Korea and many people seem curious about the school life, daily food, culture, family traditions, KPOP, celebrity sight seeing, girls, ETC.

I will (hopefully all) answer your questions. Ask kindly and no inappropriate bullsh*t please


I have an assignment for my global cultures class to interview someone from Southeast Asia. Any interest in helping me out by corresponding through e-mail?


Korea isn't really southeast Asia, though. It's more northeast.
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Posted 11/15/13

toostupidtocare wrote:


MrOhNo wrote:


KsideHb wrote:

I grew up in Korea and many people seem curious about the school life, daily food, culture, family traditions, KPOP, celebrity sight seeing, girls, ETC.

I will (hopefully all) answer your questions. Ask kindly and no inappropriate bullsh*t please


I have an assignment for my global cultures class to interview someone from Southeast Asia. Any interest in helping me out by corresponding through e-mail?


Korea isn't really southeast Asia, though. It's more northeast.


Thanks for the clarification, I am terrible with geography. How many regions do you divide the continent into?
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Posted 11/15/13
You gals have to check:



Their videos are in Youtube. They were former teachers in Korea. At first, they were uploading their Korean experiences on Youtube as a hobby. Found a little success / fans, so they decided to quit their job and became fully dedicated bloggers.

Videos are funny and silly.
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Posted 11/15/13
Do they really drink soju all the time?
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Posted 11/16/13

MrOhNo wrote:


toostupidtocare wrote:


MrOhNo wrote:


KsideHb wrote:

I grew up in Korea and many people seem curious about the school life, daily food, culture, family traditions, KPOP, celebrity sight seeing, girls, ETC.

I will (hopefully all) answer your questions. Ask kindly and no inappropriate bullsh*t please


I have an assignment for my global cultures class to interview someone from Southeast Asia. Any interest in helping me out by corresponding through e-mail?


Korea isn't really southeast Asia, though. It's more northeast.


Thanks for the clarification, I am terrible with geography. How many regions do you divide the continent into?


Uhhh...I dunno. Asia's really big, it's hard to classify it into distinct regions. To begin with, people think Asia is a country in itself, and that the Middle East is its own continent... In reality, the Middle East is a part of Asia. Although, I have heard Central Asia being used before, so that probably refers to western China, Russia, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, etc. East Asia are probably Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan. And then there's southeast Asia, which is more Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia.

Take everything I say with a grain of salt. They're not really you know, sorted into categories, like a lot of countries can fit into different regions..in any case, just to be safe, I'd pick a person from either of the six I listed.
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Posted 11/17/13

toostupidtocare wrote:


MrOhNo wrote:


toostupidtocare wrote:


MrOhNo wrote:


KsideHb wrote:

I grew up in Korea and many people seem curious about the school life, daily food, culture, family traditions, KPOP, celebrity sight seeing, girls, ETC.

I will (hopefully all) answer your questions. Ask kindly and no inappropriate bullsh*t please


I have an assignment for my global cultures class to interview someone from Southeast Asia. Any interest in helping me out by corresponding through e-mail?


Korea isn't really southeast Asia, though. It's more northeast.


Thanks for the clarification, I am terrible with geography. How many regions do you divide the continent into?


Uhhh...I dunno. Asia's really big, it's hard to classify it into distinct regions. To begin with, people think Asia is a country in itself, and that the Middle East is its own continent... In reality, the Middle East is a part of Asia. Although, I have heard Central Asia being used before, so that probably refers to western China, Russia, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, etc. East Asia are probably Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan. And then there's southeast Asia, which is more Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia.

Take everything I say with a grain of salt. They're not really you know, sorted into categories, like a lot of countries can fit into different regions..in any case, just to be safe, I'd pick a person from either of the six I listed.


If you are still wiling to help me I would appreciate it. I've researched a lot of information on the countries in the southeast region for an analysis I have to do. I think an interview from someone outside that region would eliminate any bias I might have developed. If not, thanks for all your help and suggestion.
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Posted 11/18/13 , edited 11/18/13
Hey man,

I've been living in Korea for the last eight months and have four more to go (leaving in early March). Unfortunately, I don't really feel like I have taken much advantage of being here- despite being one of the few passionate fans of the culture (adventurous eater, avid listener of K-Pop, etc lol) in my immediate area.

Could you give me any advice on where to go on the weekends? From the few times I have gone clubbing, I haven't enjoyed it but I can't help but want to explore the nightlife scene in Seoul. I'd also like to make some Korean friends but am somehow stalling on that, too. Any pointers/tips/ suggestions on where to go and what to do?

Thanks!
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I've lived in Korea, too. I think the point is to take Korean dramas with a grain of salt. Not all Korean men are flower boys and not everyone's dying of cancer or losing their memory. Yes, actually, it is true that people drink a lot of soju, and they have ways of mixing soju into practically any cocktail--ice cream soju, fruit soju, etc. Yes, Kpop is everywhere, but Korean music is actually way more than that. They also have other genres aside from pop, and not all singers are idols in Korea. Yoo Jaesuk is the God of Entertainment, and you best know it. And if you're really crazy into your oppas or your dream girls, yes, you can camp out at entertainment company buildings to perhaps catch a glimpse of your idol walking out into the building, but it also means waiting all day outside to see someone for literally 10-15 seconds.
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