Kim Yeon-ah saying goodbye

May 7th, 2014 · Photos, Sports · 0 comments

It’s the end of an era this year.

Though officially retired, the great skater performed in Seoul recently as part of the Samsung Galaxy-Smart Aircon All That Skate 2014.

President Park Pays Tribute to Sewol Ferry Victims

April 29th, 2014 · Photos · 0 comments

On the morning of the 29th, Pres. Park Geun-hye attended a memorial service for the victims of the Sewol Ferry tragedy.

Rough-toothed dolphin washes up in Korea

September 9th, 2013 · Health and Environment, Photos · 0 comments

In Jeju last week, a rough-toothed dolphin (pictured below) washed up on the beach and was found by some folks out for a stroll. It was about 130 centimeters long and weighed some 130 kilograms.

Conflagration of the day

August 30th, 2013 · Photos, Politics · 0 comments

In Seoul, protestors burned effigies of “traitorous” politicians Lee Seok-gi and Lee Jeong-hui. Lee Seok-gi has been accused of North Korean sympathies and made some controvesial comments on the South Korean national anthem last year.

Here’s a Korean gang tattoo

July 10th, 2013 · Accidents, Crimes and Scandals, Photos · 0 comments

The photo below shows the tattooed back of a man from Changwon who was caught trying to shake down somone else who was dealing in stolen goods.

PSY hangs out with Steven Tyler

May 26th, 2013 · Entertainment, Foreigners, Photos · 0 comments

I guess this was inevitable.

Aung San Suu Kyi pays respects to Korean democracy movement

February 2nd, 2013 · Foreigners, Photos, Politics · 0 comments

In South Korea on the 31st of January, Burmese democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi visited the memorial for the victims of the Gwangju Massacre.

Tim Burton enjoys bindaeddeok and makgeolli in Seoul

December 14th, 2012 · Foreigners, Photos · 0 comments

In town for the “Hyundai Card Culture Project 09 Tim Burton”, the the director went out for some traditional Korean food and drink. No word on whether his next film will feature a bowl of bibimbap.

SKorea: Ahn Cheol-soo, presidential candidate, washes cars

November 17th, 2012 · Photos, Politics · 0 comments

Professor Ahn Cheol-soo, having finally declared his candidacy for the presidency, has hit the campaign trail by washing cars. Oh, what I would’ve given to see Romney and Obama campaign this way.

SKorea: Statement of Japanese prime minister leads to protests

October 12th, 2012 · Photos · 0 comments

Following Japanese Prime Minister Noda Yoshihiko’s recent statements on the comfort women issue, Koreans took to the streets to protest so vigorously that some wound up brawling with police.