Re: [korean-141] Korean News, Fan Death, Rain the Ninja, iPhone, events food and more - 떡볶이

From: CASEY
Sent on: Tuesday, December 1, 2009 3:39 PM
Paul!

Excellent info, thanks. Right, it is hard to believe it is December. Even harder to believe it is already 2009, with 2010 just around the corner.

One tidbit I'll pass along is the Wikipedia page on fan death.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fan_death

There are also occasional stories about young Korean men dropping dead after playing video games for 2 or 3 consecutive days. Next time I'm in Korea, I may play video games for 72 consecutive hours with a fan pointed right at me.

I noticed that the Korea Times has also gone bilingual.
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr

Casey

--- On Tue, 12/1/09, Paul <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Paul <[address removed]>
Subject: [korean-141] Korean News, Fan Death, Rain the Ninja, iPhone, events food and more - &#46497;&#48374;&#51060;
To: [address removed]
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2009, 7:08 AM

Hello,

Welcome to our new members! This is an update of Korean news, language, events, and more. Can you believe it's December already!?

First - local upcoming events and posted notes:

Korean Culture Current Events & News


Korean Story Corner

Fan Death - I stumbled on what has to be the longest conversation on fan death, minutes after it was posted (when there were only 5 or so responses). With hundreds of comments, it of course can't answer the eternal question of whether or not there is really death by fan. The conversation link: "Are there any Koreans here who believe in fan death? (The idea that sleeping next to a fan will kill you)"

Tip Of The Day: To improve the color of kimchi (CARTOON)

Korean Language Corner: Some articles to help beginners and long-time students with their Korean language.

* Beginner: The Korea Times has a regular feature that I've followed for a while. It's a cartoon language focusing on one aspect of the Korean-English language. If you're learning English, or learning Korean, it is useful. Starting off with "Places To Eat In Korea", the latest cartoons are found here:

* Intermediate + higher: Dual-language articles are online on many sites. The Joongang Daily/Joins.com site has them, including these:
>The secret to happiness
>Korean convicted of racism for 1st time


Korean Food Focus: Hot and spicy rice cake - dduk bokki - video & ingredients - and ��������� photo & recipe.

If you have a news item, event, or other tidbit to pass along, reply to this email. Have a great week!


Paul


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