Monday, November 06, 2006

I Dream

Therefore I moved to here.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

To legalize miniskirts in S. Korea.

I did not know it was illegal to wear miniskirts in year 2006 ,in fact it was.

According to Reuters "The country is in the final stages of revising an indecency law that prohibits people from wearing revealing outfits and was once enforced by governments in the 1970s,

officials said."

What took so long for law makers to revise this kind of obsolete law?

Here's full article from
South Korea moves to legalize miniskirts

SEOUL (Reuters) - Hot pants and miniskirts will soon be legal in South Korea.
The country is in the final stages of revising an indecency law that prohibits people from wearing revealing outfits and was once enforced by ruler-wielding police during authoritarian governments in the 1970s, officials said.
"The law for excessive exposure does not match our current society," said Kim Jae-kwang, an official with the Korea Legislation Research Institute.
Under authoritarian rule, police could arrest or fine women for their fashion choices. They also took scissors to men whose hair they felt was too long and tossed people in jail for unauthorized dancing. The rules stayed on the books as South Korea moved to an open democracy in the late 1980s, but were no longer enforced. Now miniskirts are about as common as traffic jams in the capital of Seoul and police have long given up on measuring the distance from knees to hemlines. © Reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Do you need a HUG?

Then go to Myeongdong, downtown Seoul.

Free Hugs? Is this for real? The Chosun-ilbo Article describes that the "Free Hugs"campaign originally launched in Australia by Juan Mann in 2004. The campaign aims at Cheering up strangers with a hug on the street.

It wouldn't be so practical(?) campaign in Korea, who knows it might be widely spread campaign among young generations as "Fun thing" as like "Flash Mob" which been played for a while among young Korean.
For sure, the girls have much better chance to get hugs than this young man.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Vancouver International Film Festival

The 25Th annual Vancouver International Film Festival(VIFF) is started from September 28 and will be held till October 13, 2006. For this year, More than 150,000 people are expected to attend 550 screenings of over 300 films from more than 50 countries. The VIFF began in 1982.
According to VIFF Homepage;
The broad spectrum of fiction and nonfiction films from around the world is
divided into the following sections:
• Cinema of Our Time - featuring the best new cinema from around the world.
Last year's program features 70 films from 37 countries, 8 of which were North
American or International Premieres.
• Canadian Images— one of the biggest showcases of Canadian film in the world. At VIFF 2005 th, there were 106 Canadian films, including 33 features, nine mid-lengths and 64 shorts.
• Dragons and Tigers: The Cinemas of East Asia—the largest annual exhibition of East Asian films outside Asia; 95 films were in the program last year, including one world premiere, 21 international premieres, 18 North American premieres, 11 Canadian premieres, and two English-Canadian premieres.
• Nonfiction Features - Vancouver film fest-goers love documentary films – this series is perennially one of our most popular.
• Spotlight on France — This annual sidebar celebrates the unique achievements of France’s strong national cinema.

ViFF invited 20 some Korean short, mid-length films, animation and 5 featured films including;


I had viewed "No Mercy for the Rude" the debut film by Park Chul-Hee (former assistant to Jang Sun-Woo). He has imagined a perfect outsider: an orphaned hitman (with a speech impediment that stops him speaking) who dreams of becoming a matador and agrees to kill only the bad-mannered. Shin Ha-kyun (JSA, Dong Mak Gol); expressed this main character very well. The movie had thrills, laughs and messages.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Buga Kingz - Tic Tac Toe

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Yup, I hear you.

Waytt over at the "Kimchi & Me" experienced the Canadian way of customer service in Public sector.

It's a bit sluggish if you want to get some process done in public sector in Canada especially when you are familiar with Korea's socio-syndrome of ppali-ppali .

Friday, September 22, 2006

Lee Ssang - 광대 Clown & Rush

Lee Ssang and Arri