Happy Seollal! I hope everyone is enjoying their celebration of the New Year. The great thing about living in Korea is we get to celebrate the New Year twice.
Unfortunately, I sprained my ankle last Thursday running over ice to meet Haley for Samgyeopsal. So, I’ve been laying in bed all weekend trying to keep my foot above my heart-no fun. Haley, in the meantime, went to Guam instead of taking care of me:) She’s supposed to edit all the posts on Kimchibytes but she’s been slacking lately so I doubt she’ll see this. I miss her, but I hope she’s having an amazing beach-filled trip.
In Korea, we are celebrating the New Years this weekend. I should be out taking pictures but the ankle injury prevented me from taking advantage of the Lunar New Year. In the meantime, I have some amazing reads for you if you are relaxing at home today. Enjoy!
A Very Bloody Korean Contemporary History Video Game– This is a company in Korea who turned Korea’s modern history into a video game. It’s disturbing and very bloody.
North Korean American Film Star– A captured American soldier who was forced to play evil westerners in North Korea’s Hollywood. This ia an unbelievable story.
Psy vs. The Soju Shots – Psy has become more popular. Soju sales have also soared across the world. This commercial was inevitable.
South Korea Warns US that North Korea’s Nuclear Capability is Close – This is just not good news. There is always a lot of chatter, but I do believe the situation has escalated.
Early Geopolitical Cartoons of Japan and Korea – This is a great write-up examining a cartoon and the geopolitical situation of East Asia in the early 20th century.
Asian Conglomerates are Diversifying and Growing Quickly – WordPress had a ton of great posts this week. This is truly excellent work!
Busan Haps – Kimchibytes Photography featured on pages 26 and 27 🙂