Episode 5: Super Survival Korean

Apr 27, 2008 by

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MAIN TOPIC
What Korean should I know that is actually useful?

Comment from a listener:

Lane
Great podcast! I’m listening from Minnesota, waiting to hear if I will be in Korea teaching this year and have been listening to Karl’s backlog of podcasts for some perspective. I was wondering if you plan to cover any survival Korean or share some of your experiences as Westerners using Korean. Thanks for all your hard work! Looking forward to the future podcasts!

Snooth

An Introduction to Korean by J. David Eisenberg (where Joe learned the Korean alphabet in two hours)

Lonely Planet Korean Phrasebook

Survival Korean by Steven Revere

Sogang Language Program web site

Declan Korean learning software

Teen Korean

Kimchi Girls

NEWS AND STUFF

Chinese mob attacks an American volunteer outside Carrefour
He’s not French, but he looks close enough.

Ebay Korea gets hacked – the worst hacking ever
60% (10 million) of users’ information stolen, including credit card numbers

School Attack (The Bad Kind)

The government will force the families of bullies to pay the medical bills of their victims starting in September.Will this lead to other changes in Korean law where victims are given partial responsibility when people start fights with them?

“THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO… WHA…?” KOREAN SOCIETY AND POLITICS

More on Rural English Teacher Program
Hire 500 ethnic Koreans and students studying overseas (but not currently in Korea).Must have completed two years of university education.Stay six months to a year.Includes round-trip airfare, 1.5 million won a month, monthly accommodation of 400,000 won a month.Excludes South Africans.

Has He Lost His Mind? Iron Man Invades Korea
Only Iron Man promotion event in Asia, so Asian press converged on Seoul.Opened with the usual Korean over-the-top yet irrelevant sensory blasts (read: noise), including b-boy dancers, for fifteen minutes, leaving only 20 minutes for Q&A.Questions included, “What do you think of Korea” and “What do you think of Korean movies?”

Djamilya, Sexy-mong Girls Bust Evil Foreign English Teachers
Too surreal.From Segye Ilbo:

The first episode of “Sexy Mong Returns,” a four-part series to run every Wednesday and Thursday starting from April 23, is already drawing attention as its deals with an episode involving sexual assault by foreign English teachers, something that has been a social issue for some time.

Hallyuwood sounds silly but looks like it will kick ass

From The Korea Herald:
A concept view of Hallyuwood to be built in Ilsan by 2010
“Hallyuwood will be an industrial complex to create new cultural contents and a fun-filled theme park based on the country’s entertainment contents at the same time”, Gyeonggi Province Governor Sohn Hak-kyu said in a news conference on the project last month. “The star-oriented cultural phenomenon is likely to wither soon, when it fails to get supports from related sociocultural infrastructures”, said Sohn, explaining why the new theme park is needed. To this end, the province has allocated the 370 billion won to build traffic infrastructures, R&D, and production and distribution facilities for cultural products, the construction of which has already begun earlier this year.

  • Designed by Landmark Entertainment Group, who has done work for Universal, Paramount parks, Warner Bros. Movie World, Caesar’s Palace.Attractions include Terminator 2: 3-D, Star Trek Experience, Spiderman (Universal Orlando and Japan), 007 (Paramount)
  • Monorail linked to subway stations
  • Lots of add-ons surrounding the park, including a China town (heh, heh)
  • Themed areas
    • Welcome Village
      • UEC (Urban Entertainment Center)
    • Cinema Village
      • Working studio
      • Movie theater and museum
    • Festival Village
      • Walk of Fame-like theme
      • Outdoor theater
      • Wax museum
    • Drama Village
      • Sets for producing historical dramas
    • Oriental Village
      • Gardens of Asia
      • PR Hall to teach people about popular culture
      • Guest houses
    • Entertainment Village
      • Lots of high tech facilities
    • Star Village

TIME WASTERS OF THE WEEK

What the…? (from A Geek in Korea)

“TOO DRUNK TO F@#$” (from Brian in Jeollanam-do)

Analesson!!! (from Seoul Eats)

The FAIL Blog

Job Application FAIL

Brand names that don’t export well. | Adland

Masturbation can help prevent prostate cancer (from The Marmot’s Hole)
The protective effect was greatest while the men were in their 20s. Men who ejaculated more than five times a week were a third less likely to develop prostate cancer later in life.

PLUGS
Web site: New del.icio.us panel to keep up with the stories we’re looking at
Ex-Pat Living (The Korea Herald)
SEOUL Magazine
ZenKimchi.com
KOTESOL

NEXT WEEK
How to find something new to do?

“Skinny” Steve Ward (SeoulSteves.com)

MUSIC CREDITS
Main Theme — Ben McPherson – “2wksnyc”
News — satya – “Silk Route Album Mix”
Things That Make You Go Whaa? — cjacks – “Candyland”
Time Wasters of the Week — EV Boyx – “Kickin’ It in Geumchon”
Joe Sibol
Blue Valentine
Chris Townsend
The Kokoon
Hop On Pop
Platinum Life Productions
antardhyan
Kaveh
Little Red King
curious hands
Heather Sullivan
midliFeCrisis
cjacks
DJ R-Qubed
Kathy Reynolds
KlassicK Productions
Crush
Bit Rationale
High Alert Status
Father Rock
Devin Anderson
deadpan
Musicos Unidos de Latino America
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  • http://www.apokerbonus.com/ SkinnySteve

    FYI, “Skinny” Steve, is myself, Steve Ward. “Spicy” is my partner (not THAT kind of partner), Stephen Reyes.

  • http://zenkimchi.com/ Joe

    Oops… fixed in the show notes. Guess we’ll have to do a correction in the next show. I’m becoming as accurate as The New York Times.

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  • http://www.apokerbonus.com/ SkinnySteve

    FYI, “Skinny” Steve, is myself, Steve Ward. “Spicy” is my partner (not THAT kind of partner), Stephen Reyes.

  • http://zenkimchi.com/ Joe

    Oops… fixed in the show notes. Guess we’ll have to do a correction in the next show. I’m becoming as accurate as The New York Times.

  • http://briandeutsch.blogspot.com Brian

    Nice podcast. Just curious, are expensive black cabs a Seoul thing? In Gwangju and Suncheon they’re all mixed together and I’ve never noticed a higher fare. Always wondering about this “tip,” since I’ve never encountered them.

  • http://briandeutsch.blogspot.com Brian

    Nice podcast. Just curious, are expensive black cabs a Seoul thing? In Gwangju and Suncheon they’re all mixed together and I’ve never noticed a higher fare. Always wondering about this “tip,” since I’ve never encountered them.

  • http://zenkimchi.com/ Joe

    Ooh, that puts a wrench in that one. I know as far as Ansan the black cabs charge more. Thanks for pointing that out.

  • http://zenkimchi.com/ Joe

    Ooh, that puts a wrench in that one. I know as far as Ansan the black cabs charge more. Thanks for pointing that out.

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  • http://zenkimchi.com/ Joe

    “Significant Other” keeps drilling me on that one, but I forget it each time. I doubt there will be a situation where I’ll actually say that phrase, so I haven’t worked on memorizing it–just listening to the phonetic gist of it. Who knows… the way the Korean economy may be going, I may end up working the cash register at E-Mart.

  • http://briandeutsch.blogspot.com Brian

    I listened to more after I made my first comment, but didn’t get to the end yet, so I don’t know if you covered it. The thing they ask you about at the register is “현금영수증.” I have no idea what that is. Cash + receipt, so I said “yes” one time and, like you, was prompted for a number. Funnily enough since then I’ve always said “필요없어요.”

  • http://briandeutsch.blogspot.com Brian

    I listened to more after I made my first comment, but didn’t get to the end yet, so I don’t know if you covered it. The thing they ask you about at the register is “현금영수증.” I have no idea what that is. Cash + receipt, so I said “yes” one time and, like you, was prompted for a number. Funnily enough since then I’ve always said “필요없어요.”

  • http://zenkimchi.com/ Joe

    “Significant Other” keeps drilling me on that one, but I forget it each time. I doubt there will be a situation where I’ll actually say that phrase, so I haven’t worked on memorizing it–just listening to the phonetic gist of it. Who knows… the way the Korean economy may be going, I may end up working the cash register at E-Mart.

  • http://zenkimchi.com/ Joe

    Cool! I don’t know which season they have of Let’s Learn Korean right now, nor where to download episodes. I doubt it’d be a popular bit torrent. The only thing I know is that Stephen Revere doesn’t host it anymore.

  • Lane

    갑사합니다! Thanks for answering to my comment! I learned a lot, and I’ll keep studying. I’ve been watching some old episodes of that Let’s Learn Korean with Lisa Kelly and Stephen Revere and they’ve been really useful. I think what’s up on Arirang to watch now is the third season or so? Do you know of a place where you can download episodes from Let’s Learn Korean?

  • Lane

    갑사합니다! Thanks for answering to my comment! I learned a lot, and I’ll keep studying. I’ve been watching some old episodes of that Let’s Learn Korean with Lisa Kelly and Stephen Revere and they’ve been really useful. I think what’s up on Arirang to watch now is the third season or so? Do you know of a place where you can download episodes from Let’s Learn Korean?

  • http://zenkimchi.com/ Joe

    Cool! I don’t know which season they have of Let’s Learn Korean right now, nor where to download episodes. I doubt it’d be a popular bit torrent. The only thing I know is that Stephen Revere doesn’t host it anymore.

  • Crwys

    Not all black cabs are the luxury ones…I had a friend who refused to take any black cabs because she thought they were all luxury…They must say Mo Bom (Rough Korean Translation). There are some black cabs which say Gaein (Rough Korean Translation).

  • Crwys

    Not all black cabs are the luxury ones…I had a friend who refused to take any black cabs because she thought they were all luxury…They must say Mo Bom (Rough Korean Translation). There are some black cabs which say Gaein (Rough Korean Translation).

  • Crwys

    I love the ability to drink beer on any transport in Korea…Sucks in Canada cause you can't drink anywhere.

  • Crwys

    I love the ability to drink beer on any transport in Korea…Sucks in Canada cause you can't drink anywhere.

  • Crwys

    One of my co-teacher's had a student (girl about 11yrs old) with a t-shirt saying "Stop looking at my tits you wanker".

  • Crwys

    One of my co-teacher's had a student (girl about 11yrs old) with a t-shirt saying "Stop looking at my tits you wanker".

  • Crwys

    The tooth paste is now called Darlie…When I lived in Hong Kong about 20yrs ago the tooth paste was called Darkie and had the picture of the black man with white teeth.

  • Crwys

    The tooth paste is now called Darlie…When I lived in Hong Kong about 20yrs ago the tooth paste was called Darkie and had the picture of the black man with white teeth.