Monthly Archives: August 2012

KPop Saturdays: Big Bang’s “Monster”

Usually I try to avoid posting KPop songs that are reviewed by Eat Your Kimchi, because they do a much better job at it anyway.1 But, I just really like this song. I was reminded of it, because one of … Continue reading

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Lunar Legacies Live On

In honor of Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who recently passed away, I wanted to post this article which I found on the BBC a few months ago (I’ve been saving it). There is no atmosphere at all on the Moon, so … Continue reading

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If Only The Korean War Could Be Solved Like This

Recently, Keith over at Seoulistic did a nice write-up about how South Koreans deal with the constant threats and rhetoric from North Korea. In short, it’s no big deal (unlike American news reports), and is regularly ignored. Anyhow, at the … Continue reading

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This is Tokyo.

Hi all, Last week, I met fellow blogger and photographer, “Cocomino” for lunch (my wife and daughter came too). We had a great time, and Cocomino kindly took us over to the Tokyo Metropolitan Office or tochō (都庁) for short. … Continue reading

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KPop Saturdays: 2NE1′s “Hate You”

Since I am in Japan, which is arguably the King of Animation, I was reminded of this song, which happens to be one of my favorite: This video is entirely animated by Korean artist Mari Kim and is one of … Continue reading

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Another Excuse to Argue

I found this comic by XKCD recently and thought it was hilarious: When I first came to Buddhism in 2005-2006, there were many things I didn’t understand. So, I did what any nerd would do: I looked things up on … Continue reading

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Fireworks Shows in Japan: Hanabi Taikai

Hi guys, A while back, I posted about fireworks shows in Japan, or hanabi taikai (花火大会), but I usually go to Japan in December/January, so I never get to see them. Since I visited Japan in August this year, I … Continue reading

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The Madness of Learning Two Languages

This is kind of like part two of a post I wrote previously. As I continue to study 2 languages at once, I realized that I took on a big project doing this. Contrary to what some people might read … Continue reading

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KPop Saturday’s: Teen Top’s “To You”

This is a song by Teen Top that came out about two months ago and flew under the radar a bit, but I always thought this song was pretty catchy: Teen Top is a somewhat younger group, but I like … Continue reading

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What is Arirang?

The term Arirang (아리랑) is something I often hear in reference to Korean culture, but for a long time I wasn’t sure what it was. Finally, I did some research and it turns out to be a very famous folk-song: … Continue reading

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