what to do in korea

……ummmm so,, trump literally has his own propaganda TV network that praises the president and his so called “accomplishments” without providing any credible sources or proof…. keep in mind this is what they do in North Korea and in any other authoritarian state., idk about ya’ll but this scares the shit out me and this isn’t a normal thing any presidential administration should allow  

Details about D.Va to Consider

So I realize that there are some things about Korean culture that people might not think of readily, so I wanted to offer a few fun thoughts and tidbits:

  • To recap, Hana Song aka D.Va is a teen World Starcraft Champion from the port city of Busan, famous for its beaches and Buddhist temples
  • At 19 years old, she is old enough drive, but the legal age is 18, so she wouldn’t have had a license for long. Oh, and personal anecdote: The Korean system makes it so that you can attain your driver’s license in three days if you really wanted to. So, I have a license, but I haven’t touched a car since I got the license… which I got in three days…
    • Also, within Korea, Busan is known for its aggressive taxi drivers / drivers in general, aha. I did a day trip with some friends the other day and it was gorgeous, the beach was stunning, but the bus ride was… a little nervewracking…
  • Being from Busan, D.Va should actually have the Busan dialect, which sounds very different from Seoul dialect. Even if she can switch comfortably between the two, if she was raised with the Busan one, it’s probably going to be her default. Here’s an example of the dialect, and here’s an example of D.Va’s Korean voice actress, who is from Busan herself, doing the inflection.
  • Korea has mandatory military service for its men for about two years, which you can fulfill between the ages of 18 and 25. So, unless Overwatch plans to change the system in their world, D.Va is working in a military with this in place.
  • Dunno what Overwatch is going to do with futuristic Busan, but in Korea, if you’re super famous, you’re going to end up on a lot of pizza, fried chicken, cosmetics, and or air conditioner commercials. Each of those are links, but if you want an example of how excessive Korea can get about one person, look at this Kim Yuna compilation. That’s not even all of them - just some of the ones from the year 2016. If D.Va is recognized as a national hero and an idol simultaneously, I wouldn’t be surprised by this kind of treatment.
    • Further, Korean idols are held to a high standard of moral character, as they are expected to be hardworking, positive role models for children and other youths.
    • But seriously, I could write an essay on how celebrity culture / marketing in Korea differs. Heck, I have, for school.

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Teen Vogue: How did you feel about landing in the U.S. iTunes Top 10 in February?

Rap Monster: Reaching the top of any music chart is a thrill, but this was a shock. We were on [a strict TV appearance] schedule at that time, so it wasn’t like I could scream or anything (laughs).

Jin: It was ‘Wow. Are you serious? Really?’ It was similar to what I thought when I first heard that Wings charted at 26 on the Billboard 200 last year. How cool is that!

Teen Vogue: For those new to BTS, what song and which video should they check out?

RM: Hmmm, it’s like choosing between your mom and your dad, who do you like better! “Fire” was loved by so many, so that’s the song.

Jin: I’d recommend “Blood Sweat & Tears” because I got the lead role and I kind of lead the whole story of video! And, of course, it’s beautifully designed and choreographed.

V: I, too, think it’s “Blood Sweat & Tears.” It had so many metaphors and I had to make a lot of guesses to understand the relationship between characters. And there’s a scene where I make a strange smile to give you a chill, which I love!

Teen Vogue: Rap Monster, K-Pop groups usually have designated roles for the members and yours is BTS’s leader, but what does that mean to you?

RM: It’s my official role to represent BTS to the world and it’s been a chance for me to mature as a person, but, behind the scenes, I’m just one of seven members and I’m inspired by the others all the time. I get free life lessons from J-Hope and Jimin, sometimes it’s like they’re 10 years older than me.

Teen Vogue: OK, let’s play a little game. You’re now at the mercy of another member describing you.

Jungkook: Jin used to be an ordinary guy in the team, but he’s the mood maker now. He’s the most wicked and funniest of all. No one in BTS is normal though, come to think of it.

Jin: Jungkook’s delicate voice always mesmerizes our ears and that’s definitely his role in BTS.

V: Jimin is a real piece of cuteness, like the youngest in the family.

Jimin: V’s specialty is getting all the attention from others onto him!

J-Hope: Suga is a true caretaker. He’s kind of a hidden leader who takes care of everyone.

Suga: J-Hope’s a real hope-maker. He’s such a ‘hope-generator.’

Teen Vogue: BTS have become highly respected for penning their own tracks. When you’re on tour, do you make time to write?

RM: Mostly we’re in the hotel when we’re not on [our promotional] schedule so I bring all my equipment. I wake up, if I have a rehearsal, I go do that and when I come back to the hotel, I sit down and turn on the laptop, cause I’ve got nothing to do without that!

Teen Vogue: When you’ve got a new demo, such as the rough guide to Wings, do you take it to another member and play it and ask for feedback?

Suga: I usually have as many people listen to it as possible because I think it really helps make it a better track. I always get great feedback from the rest of the band.

RM: Firstly, I take it to (BTS’s executive producer) P.Dogg. If he likes it, he sometimes puts it into the album. I really trust him, he’s got the eye for it.

Teen Vogue: If P.Dogg says no, will you fight for it?

RM: Yeah, of course, I really fight for it! I’m like, ‘Hey, this is the thing I gotta do right now. If you won’t do it, I’ll put it into my mixtape!’ The last one I fought for was ‘Reflection’ — there’s an original version, a whole different song. He didn’t not like it, it just didn’t fit the Wings concept, so I’ll release it myself someday.

Suga: I think I kind of did for my mixtape, because I felt I should as AgustD [my solo moniker], and I’m glad I did.

Teen Vogue: Speaking of mixtapes, J-Hope, we’ve been looking forward to hearing yours. What can you tell us about it?

J-Hope: I’m working on it as we speak and my inspiration really depends on my daily mood swing; sometimes I like to go strong and sometimes I make softer sounds. Since it’s a mixtape, I’m trying to experiment with various genres to test myself.

Teen Vogue: Jungkook, you recently covered Charlie Puth’s “We Don’t Talk Anymore” — you teased it in January but didn’t release it until the end of February. Were you making changes? And will we hear your own songwriting any time soon?

Jungkook: I recorded it several times until I was sure that it felt and sounded perfect. I was more than ready to share it because I knew fans had been waiting, but we had You Never Walk Alone being released and I thought I’d better wait until BTS wraps up the official activities for it. I don’t feel confident about writing any of my own [material] yet, but if I ever write a song, I’d like to work on a very soft and sweet vibe.

Teen Vogue: The bigger an artist gets, the more people will try and bring them down. How does BTS deal with that side of fame?

Jimin: I’m a very positive person and I don’t easily get intimidated by people who try to bring me or BTS down. Besides, my family is always there for me.

RM: These days, I try to take everything as my fate and respond with dignity. I accept it, it’s like a shadow, it’s just there.

J-Hope: I had a firm belief that I was going to be a successful artist, and that led me to what I am. I draw all the strength I need from that belief and try to share my energy with other members as much as I can.

Teen Vogue: Rap Monster, you’ve just released a collaboration with rapper Wale, which came about through a BTS fan helping bring you guys together over Twitter. What can you tell us about working together?

RM: When he suggested the collaboration, that was a real shock. I thought about it, [and was] like, should we do a party song? But I wanted to do something different. The title is “Change” — in America. They’ve got their situations and we’ve got ours in Seoul, the problems are everywhere and the song is like a prayer for change. He talks about the police, and problems he’s faced since he was a child. For me, I talked about Korea, my problems, and about those on Twitter who kill people by keyboards.

Teen Vogue: Let’s do a finishing quickfire round! BTS experiments with a lot of genres, which one has been a challenge?

V: I always find rock difficult.

RM: I’m always ready to be challenged, like, “Wings: Outro,” it was hip-house, that was the first time I’d ever listened to that genre… but I liked it.

Teen Vogue: What do you want do while you’re in America?

RM: I want to go to Barneys and Supreme! I want to see buildings and people on the street, their faces, what they talk about, how they walk. I do that in Korea. I go to somewhere I haven’t been and just watch people and colors, that’s my inspiration.

Jimin: I really want to go on a day trip with the members. Or a picnic to Central Park on a sunny day would be nice.

North Korea: fires a missile at Japan
North Korea: murders and starves its citizens every day
North Korea: constantly threatens to cause a nuclear apocalypse
Y'all tender hearted sjws: it’s not North Koreans fault!!! uwu America is the Big Bad…shame on us…poor bb North Koreans, they’re just doing what they have to do :,(((((

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Phrases you may hear or use in a Korean cafe!


Along with our Friendly Phrases tag, we’re now launching our Korean Phrases tag! Each of these posts will feature 8 sentences in any given topic, along with a breakdown of the vocabulary and sentence structure! 


BASIC SENTENCE STRUCTURE:  Subject - Time -  Object - Adverb - Verb


Let’s break down the vocabulary.

어서 오세요 - Welcome
주문하다 - to order
~하시다 - to do (high formal)

것 - thing(s)
확인한다 - to check
드리다 - to give, to offer (high formal)

데우다 - to heat, to warm up
드리다 - to give, to offer (high formal)

EG: “머핀 데워 드릴까요?” Would you like me to heat up the muffin?

여기 - here
드시다 - to eat (high formal)
~건가요?
아니면 - or
가지다 - to have, to carry
가다 - to go

영수증 - receipt
필요하다 - to need

올리다 - to lift up, to raise (in this case, “to put on top”)
드리다 - to give (high formal)

어떤 - what, which
사이즈 - size
원하다 - to want
하시다 - to do (high formal)

So let me get this straight...

ABC is making a show called “Boy Band” which if I’ve interpreted the ad correctly, is a competition show that’s supposed to make the next big boy group in the world. Yet South Korea has already had numerous boy groups (and girl groups too) that have millions of fans across the globe; one of them even winning an American award…


Okay.

You know things are mental in America when you realize Jimmy Kimmel could run for President in 2020 and win...and, despite his complete and utter lack of qualifications, you’re sorta OK with that.

“How should we deal with Kim Jong Un, sir?”

“Send him free pizza. Lots and lots of free pizza. Everyone love free pizza.”

And this is *still* better than what Trump is doing on Twitter with North Korea right now.

[170422] VLIVE - YOONGI CHAT ROOM

↳ It’s yoongi
↳ what is everyone doing
↳ here it’s 4:14
↳ I heard the weather in korea is nice
↳ there weather here is nice too
↳ I miss you too~
↳ I’m going to perform soon~
↳ I’ll do well
↳ bye

trans; @hobuing | do not repost

Could you do (separately if you want) a Monsta-x , Got7 and BTS reaction about you (their girlfriend) jealously asking them who's Kim Chi (Kimchi) because they love it? Thanks again! (She thinks Kimchi is a person!)

Monsta X:

Shownu:

*confused af* wha? …what do you mean I can’t see kimchi anymore? It’s literally everywhere in Korea and very delicious…wait..do you…do you think that kimchi is a woman?

Originally posted by madtwn

Hyungwon:

Never have I ever cheated on you…with anyone…or any food 

Originally posted by kpopidolaegyooo

Minhyuk:

OMG YOU THINK IM CHEATING ON YOU WITH KIMCHI?!?!?! LOL UR SO CUTE!

Originally posted by gifsmonstax

Kihyun:

I-…..I do not know what your issue is? I am just hungry?

Originally posted by kookihyunnie

I.M:

Why are you yelling at me?!?!?!?! DO YOU WANT ME TO SHARE?

Originally posted by kaimikachan

Jooheon:

Ok…but I’ll share! *gets smacked* WHAT IT’S JUST FOOD! WE’VE DONE IT BEFORE!?

Originally posted by kihqun

Wonho:

Ok…but let’s talk about this…You’re telling me…that you are…that you are jealous of some food? Would you rather I eat you?

Originally posted by kihqun


GOT7:

Youngjae:

Baby why are you crying? Do you want some? Kimchi is super popular here so you should try it!

Originally posted by mjbm

Bambam:

BRUH YOU THOUGHT IT WAS A PERSON TOO?!?! I ain’t even mad at you boo

Originally posted by j-miki

Mark:

jAGI PLS! I WONT EVER EAT KIMCHI AGAIN IM SORRY PLS

Originally posted by marktuon

Jinyoung:

*In his mind* bitch where?

Originally posted by younglordswerve

Yugyeom:

*confused and worried* Why are you looking through my messages searching for kimchi? It is in the fridge in the kitchen

Originally posted by merry7

JB:

….

Originally posted by idontgiveasuga

Jackson:

…If it weren’t so cute…I would be mad….

Originally posted by got7-garbage


BTS:

Jin:

Ok…but no? It is food…I like food… I love you but I am hungry so…

Originally posted by jungkookiescookies

Yoongi:

….I am so confused. Here eat some kimchi and quit calling me a stupid lying boob. 

Originally posted by yoongijae

J-Hope:

Uhm? What do you mean I am cheating on you with Korea’s delicacy?

Originally posted by hobioppa

Namjoon:

ok but here is where you are wrong.. *tells the entire history of kimchi*

Originally posted by fyeahbangtaned

Taehyung:

I-…..Ok I am sorry but….Wha?

Originally posted by jeonthegreat

Jimin:

Baby…Are you jealous of a food dish?

Originally posted by bwipsul

Jungkook:

*jungshook*

Originally posted by baekon-stripss