Introduction to “One Thing In A Korean Day”

Disclaimer: The author does not have the knowledge to speak authoritatively on the following subject. So he’ll just speak on the following subject.

It has come to my attention that despite the fact that Koreans feature prominently in world news thanks to one Mr. Kim Jong Il and his nuclear weapons, most people around the world do not know that much about other aspects of Korean culture, except for the fact that Koreans are really good at math and sciences, and insanely skilled in online games such as Starcraft. These are very true perceptions, but few people understand why that is so. No one ever inquires into the historical circumstances that may have forced young Korean students to study the natural sciences abroad in hopes of bettering the livelihoods of their countrymen, or that maybe, Koreans see their people in the space opera that is Starcraft, the noble Terran race akin to their own, sandwiched in the power struggle between the technologically-advanced Protoss (read: Japanese) and the countless masses of the relentless Zerg (read Chinese), which is why they continue to play the game despite the fact that it came out more than ten years ago. Or maybe it’s just a really good game. I don’t play it, so I wouldn’t know.

But nonetheless, I have made it my sacred duty to spread knowledge regarding the Korean people to the rest of the world, one fact at a time. During my time in this land of the morning calm, I will cover such typical topics such as North Korea, and not-so-typical topics such as how the lack of fashion police in Korea has led to the rise of some truly hideous outfits, one day at a time. So if you have even the slightest interest in Koreans, or a Korean, this may be the key to understanding them better. Or creating a horribly inaccurate perception of them. Depends on how I feel that day. So enjoy!

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One response to “Introduction to “One Thing In A Korean Day”

  1. “I don’t play it, so I wouldn’t know.”

    Clearly you’re not a True Korean. Why should I trust you?

    -j.

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