Thursday, 9 March 2017

Park Geun Hye officially removed from office, first SK president to be impeached

The court unanimously voted to impeach Park Geun-hye and South Korea now has 60 days to elect a new leader.  Judge Lee Jung-mi read the verdict live on television this morning, "President Park Geun-hye has been dismissed.  Her actions betrayed the country's confidence, democracy, and the rule of law, which cannot be tolerated."  Park Geun-hye now has to immediately forfeit executive immunity to criminal indictment.  

1. [+43,901, -514] South Korea, manse!

2. [+32,572, -439] Everyone, we've won

3. [+31,060, -379] Justice is alive!!!!!!!!!!!!

4. [+26,713, -371] Hooray for South Korea~~~~~

5. [+20,697, -285] Justice has come to us!

6. [+7167,-115] I'm really in tears!  Now let's properly vote for the next president!

7. [+7271, -243] This is the difference between President Roh Moo-hyun and Park Geun-hye
(t/n: Former president Roh Moo-hyun was embroiled in a corruption scandal and later committed suicide by jumping from a cliff. He left a note apologizing for making many people suffer.)

8. [+6008, -108] Huge celebration!!  Park Geun-hye is removed from office

9. [+5714, -91] I'm crying.  Judge Lee Jung-mi's remarks today are so refreshing

1. [+45,008, -347] Manse South Korea!!!!!!!!!!!!

2. [+28,648, -234] Manse

3. [+27,570, -280] That's the end for her!  South Korea, hurrah!

4. [+21,801, -212] Nice!!!

5. [+17,761, -232] Ohㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+6308, -52] I agree with impeachment~!!!!  Scream it with me~~!!!ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+6117, -46] I'm crying!!  Spring is coming..

8. [+5916, -44] Korea, the court, everyone, you've all worked hard!!!!

1. [+18,377, -185] Thank you for the unanimous decision.

2. [+16,198, -186] Lee Jung-mi.. this must be what a girl crush is... 

3. [+12,219, -180] Park Geun-hye divorced South Korea and remarried to prison!!!!

4. [+9666, -122] Those are the right words!

5. [+7620, -103] Good

6. [+2568, -23] Lee Jung-mi looked very nervous at first... this must be that push and pull...

7. [+1713, -28] Justice is alive

8. [+1450, -19] What a breath of fresh air

1. [+10,562, -121] Manse...

2. [+8259, -98] Justice wins!

3. [+7801, -92] South Korea, manse

4. [+6975, -83] What a great result, kindness is alive!!!!

5. [+6935, -82] Now let's pick a proper president!

6. [+1187, -16] Cheers South Korea!!!!

7. [+1140, -21] Now let's lock her up

8. [+1117, -24] JTBC's the one who got her to be impeached...

1. [+43,561, -474] Hurray South Korea

2. [+34,166, -439] It was 8-0 Geun-hye-yaㅋㅋㅋ

3. [+25,639, -412] ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+24,852, -371] Everyone make some noise~~~~

5. [+23,487, -361] Manse

6. [+5512, -73] Justice is served.

7. [+5206, -70] South Korea, manse

8. [+4931, -66] This is a historical day for South Korea, let's remember this day

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

"Please tell me your resident registration number."

Man: Please say your resident registration number.
Girl: 010... (t/n: Phone numbers usually start with this.)
Man: No, not your phone number, your resident registration number.
Girl: Yeah I got it, 010...
Man: No!! Not your phone number!! Your resident registration number!!
Girl: I'm telling you right now! I was born in 2001!!

OP: "A similar experience happened with kids I was teaching in a class, the student teacher got such a shock when one said their number started with 010 ㅋㅋㅋ......"

(The first 6 digits of the card represent your birthday starting with the year [more explained below], to differentiate someone born in 1901 compared to 2001, the 7th number is needed which indicates whether you're male/female and the century you're born in.)

t/n: Every resident in SK receives one just a month before their 17th birthday where they have to register their fingerprint at a local government office and be issued a resident registration card that has their identification number, name, address, photo, and fingerprint.

resident registration number consists of 13 digits and each digit indicates a particular type of information about the person in the form of YYMMDD-SBBBBNC.

YYMMDD: Birthday
(Ex. Someone born on February 10, 2001 would have the first six digits as 010210 or someone born in April 22, 1982 would have 820422.)

S: Sex/Century born in
3 - Male, Born in 2000-2100 or 4 - Female, Born in 2000-2100
1 - Male, Born in 1900-1999 or 2 - Female, Born in 1900-1999
(Ex. If a male was born on June 1, 1901 and another male on June 1, 2001.  They'd have 010601-1****** and 010601-3****** respectively.)

BBBB: Place of birth
N: Differentiating number
C: Check digit

Daum Cafe: Please tell me your resident registration number 

- Feels like '01 kids were born just yesterday though..?

- Mine starts with 8.. uh.. nevermind..
> Hehe halmeoni~!~! Take me with you~!!!
> ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

- I work in a hospital and a police officer and I were asking a patient their resident registration number (RRN) and they said 000***-4******.  The police officer and I were just like, "I'm sorry, what??" three timesㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ I think the patient got mad too because they had to repeat it three times and even had to clarify that they're a '00 line kid ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

- In my head, anyone starting from '99 line are still kids
> '99 line this year are in their last year of high school this year...... exam times....ㅜ
> So true, my cousin had a baby and in no time they were already in senior year...

- Never thought about why they needed to make the new 3, 4 (sex/century number 'S') but now that I think about it, you do need it because they could get mixed up with those that were born in 1905 or 1904

- Wow... 01... freaking crazy

- So weirdㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Feels so weird

- Wow these kids can seriously use their RRNs as phone numbers

- '01 line feels like they're still babies though......

- Time is so heartless

- A '00 is getting their ID already...? You're not kidding with me??

- Geez... I'm actually getting a bit of a culture shock... just a bit

- This is really making me feel old

With King Kong and Godzilla, what about Korean monster films?

1967 Yongary: Monster from the Deep

2006 The Host

2007 D-War

2011 Sector 7

2016 Clocking Out

2017 (Upcoming) Okja

Yonhap News via Naver: King Kong and Godzilla are coming... what is the present state of Korean-style monster movies?

1. [+402, -11] Sector 7 ㅋㅋ I still remember one review for that movie "Make sure to watch Sector 7, I don't want to be the only one to waste my money"

2. [+203, -10] Korean-style monster films don't seem to have moved forward after 'The Host' and that movie is from a while back now.. or is it just because The Host was far ahead in terms of CG and story compared to the more recent ones...

3. [+227, -21] If you want to make a monster like Godzilla in our country, let's go with one where it gets fed propofol and viagra and becomes super big then destroys the country...

4. [+152, -17] This isn't even Hollywood.. do we really have to do well in every genre?  Can't compare to Hollywood's special effects.

5. [+84, -4] I remember watching Shim Hyung Rae's dinosaur jjujju and crying when jjujju's mom died

6. [+64, -3] Stop with the "Korean-style" this and that ㅜㅜ

7. [+46, -] A monster called 'Pres(ident)' was spotted in Korea and is currently filming a movie.  It's so exciting.  What other movie do you need?

8. [+40, -3] That damn "Korean style, Korean style"... do we have to put our lives on the line for that? Are we still going around with that thought of "Ours is the best~"

9. [+31, -3] "Present state".. they'll make one if we like it.. the reason they aren't making any is because they're not that good..


Monday, 27 February 2017

NJTW3: Episode 8

1. [+2854, -33] Song Mino's drawing skills wow~ and the members who got the answer too

2. [+2514, -22] His drawing's good too but his artistic sense is definitely amazing ㄷㄷㄷ

3. [+2024, -23] Drawing is one thing but I was really amazed at how he was able to bring out the main points so quickly each time ㅋㅋㅋ Seems like the members are an awesome matchㅋㅋㅋㅋ Good job

4. [+1934, -16] He's Artist Song now.. I was really amazed when I watched it...

5. [+1499, -24] Song Mino's sense is the best ahhh

6. [+1370, -17] Mino had a terrific role todayㅠㅠㅠ I'm really sad there's only two episodes remaining...

7. [+1194, -25] He's really good at bringing out the killer points in the drawings~ everyone guessed so well too~ ㅋ I really liked seeing Eun-genius for a bit too ♥

8. [+1113, -13] He's never learned it professionally but look at the class of his drawings ㄷㄷ Song Talented, Song Genius

1. [+1284, -46] Eun Jiwonㅠㅠㅠㅠ "Do you love me?" ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ "Do you love me?"  My heart's seriously fluttering, that was the bestㅠㅠㅠ

2. [+987, -35] My heart really dropped when Eun Jiwon said "Do you love me?"

3. [+896, -41] Is Eun Jiwon crazyㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ My heart, this is the first time my heart fluttered while watching a variety

4. [+816, -29] I want to change my name to Siri, Eun Jiwon you are seriouslyㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Ah, fine, I love youㅠㅠㅠ

5. [+739, -26] Do you love me.. !!!!! ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Freaking heart-fluttering

6. [+701, -27] Eun Jiwon's voice is so lovingㅠㅠ

7. [+638, -29] Eun Jiwon's, do you love me??  I got butterflies for real

1. [+482, -3] Lee Soogeun's really good~ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+368, -5] Every time I watch him I get reminded of how funny he isㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Seriously a gagman

3. [+261, -4] Lee Soogeun's seriously the best........... I want to see him on broadcast for a long, long timeㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+187, -3] I thought this was an unreleased video but it's the same thing as what was put up earlier, why is that??

5. [+178, -2] As expected of Lee Soogeun~ your wit is deserving of compliments~~

6. [+145, 0] He makes me laugh a lot these days ㅎㅎ

7. [+125, -4] Soogeun ahjussi ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ he's really great

8. [+112, -30] Somedayㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ His wit is really awesome~ Kyuhyun's singing is so high-quality..

9. [+95, -4] Plus Kyuhyun's voice amidst all this, so goodㅋㅋㅋㅋ Also the song 'To You, Again', I'm a '97-line but I know this song too, Mino doesn't seem to know it ㅜ

1. [+2543, -18] Song Mino's drawings are really wittyㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+1869, -20] He's really good at drawing and he said he hasn't learned it officially tooㅠㅠ

3. [+1497, -18] Im-plant!ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ He's made a comeback for all those timesㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+1212, -21] Mino's cuteㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

5. [+1035, -20] Madame Aemaㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ (t/n: An erotic SK film)
- [+157, -1] Kyuhun and Ahn Jaehyun's chemistry was so goodㅋㅋㅋㅋ I love these membersㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ NJTW is the bst
- [+113, -1] That was the funniest part for me ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ The fact that they played it in slow motion to see who said it first ㅋㅋㅋ They got it right but they were both denying who said the answer ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+364, -7] Seems like Mino was really gifted in the arts.  From writing rap lyrics to drawing ㄷㄷ

7. [+311, -6] Song Mino draws really wellㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

8. [+288, -6] Song Mino's got everythingㅋㅋㅋ Handsome, raps well, draws well, funnyㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

College students injured as retreat bus overturns and falls, netizens call for a stop to OT/MT retreats?

On Feb 22 at 5:45 p.m., a bus carrying university students on the interchange to Jungang Expressway in Danyang County, North Chungcheong Province crashed onto the guard rail, overturned, and fell 5 metres below.  The bus was headed to Kangwon-do as part of Kumoh National Institute of Technology's 3 days and 2 nights OT retreat for new students.  Representatives from the institution say that the bus of the accident was carrying math and chemistry majors and that over 1000 students divided by 25 buses were on their way to the retreat.  

(t/n: OT = orientation, MT = membership training; 
It's typically a retreat that takes part away from the city, such as in the countryside or the mountain area, to bond and build relationships between group members from companies or universities.)

All 44 students were transferred for treatment with 3 to 5 severely wounded while the rest suffered from minor injuries.  The driver also suffered from serious injuries and was transferred to the hospital.  Police report that most of the students were wearing seat belts and they are currently investigating whether it was caused because of a slippery road.  The university has since stopped the OT retreat and are in the process of bringing the students back home.

Yonhap News via Naver: University freshmen's OT bus falls 5m below... 1 dead, 44 injured

1. [+6535, -56] Rest in peace.

2. [+5197, -54] I saw the article and hoped no one died.. rest in peace..

3. [+4516, -60] This is why we must wear seat belts..

4. [+6073, -587] We need to get rid of OTs, just have it in the auditorium and let the people go home.. geez
> [+244, -500] Do we really need to go that far as to get rid of it;;
> [+430, -104] It's because the same accidents are becoming frequent.. I'm saying this as a university graduate and office worker now...
> [+823, -41] We do need to get rid of it.  When I was in my first year, I just paid for weird fees ㅋㅋ If not, at least make it voluntary instead.
> [+596, -22] I've wanted to go on an OT and when I did go for 1 night and 2 days, it was the worst thing ever..
> [+126, -351] That's like saying to get rid of cars since there's so many car accidents
> [+710, -32] OTs are pretty much useless now, you end up being close once you get to know people at school anyway.
> [+408, -28] People who haven't gone to university are trying to pick a fight, OTs truthfully don't have any meaning anymore.  All you do there is get wasted

5. [+3295, -165] Why does this always happen every time there's an OT?

6. [+707, -19] I also attended an OT back in the days but I don't get why we still have them.. I have no other memories except the seniors using drinking games to discipline the juniors.. when I see university students renting out a resort for an OT just to drink all night, do weird things, and throw up in the hallway? I can't help but think that we need to re-evaluate the meaning of an OT.

7. [+529, -8] The driver left us now... rest in peace...

8. [+428, -6] Why is an OT such a big deal, just do that in a lecture hall at school

9. [+390, -2] It's the driver that has died... rest in peace

10. [+386, -3] Do it on campus.  Why the need for 2 nights and 3 days...

Ratings are not a good indicator of a drama's quality?

My Daily via Naver: 'Tomorrow With You', it's fun but... why are its ratings low?

1. [+1233, -76] They don't show enough re-runs and tvN just doesn't seem to be pushing the drama

2. [+1267, -106] It's not written officially that ratings = fun to watch

3. [+967, -72] It is fun thoughㅠㅠ Goblin did very well but let's not compare this with Goblin!

4. [+833, -77] It is funㅠㅠㅠ I became a fan of Lee Jehoon after watching this ㅠㅠㅠ What am I going to do with his voiceeeeeeeㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ

5. [+521, -50] Are they not going to release the behind the scenes? ㅜㅜㅜ They're too busy? ㅜㅜ I'm sad

6. [+138, -28] First off, the drama material is similar to others that it feels typical... it goes back and forth between the present and future too much... all dramas are like that these days... hmm

7. [+108, -18] They have material that has the potential to be fun and using it in a way that's not fun... I had the heart to watch until episode 4 but I couldn't watch it last time and I realized that I wasn't even curious... the script's tempo is tiring and I can't relate to it and they seem to be trying to push me to pity the character repeatedly.  I think it's too late to go up from here...

8. [+75, -9] The material itself is too plain for the viewers these days.. the citizens seem to be tired of it..

Young woman having sex at her own place vs. the neighbour who criticized her for it?

A young woman in her 20's brought her significant other to her rooftop place to visit.  Her room was very small and not soundproof so the couple had to keep the noise down.  When they opened their door in the middle of the night, the door next to them slammed open and an elderly neighbour started screaming at the young woman.

"A woman who lives alone, what right do you have to bring a man over to your place!  I can't believe, a woman doing this!"  The elderly then started to threaten her.  "Does your own mother even know you're acting this way?  I'm going to tell her right this moment.  If you're going to be bringing men to your place, move out right now!"

The young woman could not even act freely in the comfort of her own home and after this incident, she became conscious of her actions.  Even when she talked to her mom who always took her side, the word 'sex' never popped up in their conversation.  As someone officially on the government's map of childbearing age, she felt as if she was in a position where she could not even have sex.

Women in their 30's are criticized by elders for being no-good women not being able to get married whereas women in their mid-20's are criticized for bringing men over to their place.  The young woman feels conflicted about which ideals they expect her to conform to and wonders if the same situation would have played out if she was a man instead.

The young woman feels that she not only has to watch out for her safety as a woman living on her own, now she has to uphold a certain reputation.  Although she knows she shouldn't bother with those types of thoughts, she can't help but feel on edge when she brings her significant other because of the way her neighbours look at her and treat her.

Hankyureh via Daum: "Where do you think you're bringing a man in!"... It was my place but I was kept on my toes

1. [+4510, -426] These old geezers are really overstepping their boundaries.  They're the problem.  With her earned money, do they want her to do it in a car instead?  They don't see the bigger problem, these citizens that are on the same level as Park Geun-hye.

2. [+3397, -347] It's something that we can't even do anywhere we please, and it must be in a place where the others can't hear.  We have to save up money just to book an inn instead, the young generation is pitiful

3. [+2697, -295] Women who live alone have worries and anxiety because of men.  Your home is a place where you're supposed to be the most comfortable and we can't even have that.

4. [+1549, -217] I'm a woman too but this is totally wrong -_-.. The article keeps mentioning it as "her house" and "her place" but she lives in a small room that's not soundproof, do you think the neighbour would want to hear that kind of noise in 'their own house' too??  If she's so caught up in wanting her 'own space' then move to a place where no one can hear you do that.. a room that's as small as a container box can be a total bother, the person here is being way too selfish??!!  If you don't have the money to afford a better, more private place, then save up some money with your part-time job and do your thing at a motel;;;

5. [+1680, -349] The article is a piece of trash.  Without regard to whether you're a male or female, the fact that you're having sex in a place where the neighbour next to you can hear everything you're doing, isn't it basic manners to think about the neighbour?  That's the problem here.

6. [+1073, -147] I understand what the article is trying to say but the case they used just isn't it.

7. [+1014, -119] Isn't the article being too one-sided?  If the rooms are the size of a container box then the owner herself should know the level of that house and how sound can travel so easily.  With that, she should know to live quietly so is she trying to show off that she's being a nuisance to her neighbours by bringing her boyfriend to a place like that to have sex???

8. [+785, -56] Isn't it too much to be doing that in a rooftop place that's not soundproof?  Imagine how pissed off the elder beside them is?  She can just go to her boyfriend's, in any case the article gave a bad example!!!

9. [+694, -47] Looks like the problem isn't the fact that she's bringing her boyfriend over, it's her lack of manners for her neighbour for bringing him in a space where the next place can hear everything.  If you look at the other person's perspective, you'll find your answer.

10. [+597, -49] I don't think this is anything for her to be proud of ;  Looks like you're the one who made the mistake... you should think about your neighbour...