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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:20 AM

What is the first thing that comes up in your mind when think of Korea?

Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism held a survey about the '2nd Korean wave and image of Korea' in October and November for 3600 people in 9 countries (China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, US, Brazil, France, UK, and Russia). The first thing that comes up in the mind of foreigners is Korean cuisine. The second is Korean dramas, third is K-pop and electronics. Of course, there are differences between regions. In Asia, Drama and K-pop was popular. In the Americas, Korean cuisine and electronic products was well-known. In Europe, the Korean War and electronic products was what foreigners thought of. Korean food and cultural assets of Korea will act as the cornerstone for promoting Korea, a small, yet a strong country.

(http://www.newscj.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=163764)

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Reply What is the first thing that comes up in your mind when think of Korea? (Original post)
best2002 Dec 2012 OP
msongs Dec 2012 #1
dballance Dec 2012 #9
malz Dec 2012 #12
R. Daneel Olivaw Dec 2012 #2
malz Dec 2012 #13
Warpy Dec 2012 #3
RoverSuswade Dec 2012 #4
love_katz Dec 2012 #5
RoverSuswade Dec 2012 #11
Skittles Dec 2012 #6
jmowreader Dec 2012 #7
exboyfil Dec 2012 #8
Warren Stupidity Dec 2012 #10
bemildred Dec 2012 #14
timesamillion Dec 2012 #15

Response to best2002 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:23 AM

1. MASH tv show lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:37 AM

9. Ugly American that I am Yes M*A*S*H

The TV series that lasted longer than the war is the first thing that comes to mind.

I haven't the foggiest idea about Korean culture, business or people. Pretty typical self-centered ugly American aren't I?

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Response to dballance (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:49 PM

12. Me too!

 

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Response to best2002 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:48 AM

2. It's on a peninsula surrounded by water?

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Response to R. Daneel Olivaw (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 06:50 PM

13. Asimov fan?

 

Me too!

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Response to best2002 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 02:58 AM

3. Someone I knew ages ago

the wife of a patient we were taking from coma through rehab. We used to ride the bus together at the end of my shift.

She was a really nice lady, great sense of humor.

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Response to best2002 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:08 AM

4. PSY: Gangnam Style

I can watch this over and over.

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Response to RoverSuswade (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:33 AM

5. Me, too.

The tune is catchy, the beat is irresistible, and he is making fun of Korea's 1%. What is not to like?

A Gangnam style smiley would be fun.

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Response to love_katz (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 11:52 AM

11. I'm curious

if this video is allowed in the North? Kim Jong Ill would have loved it (in private of course)

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Response to best2002 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:43 AM

6. split in half like we would be were it not for Lincoln

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Response to best2002 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 03:46 AM

7. The week I spent inventorying the Commissary freezer

Summer in Korea is almost unbearably hot.

In June of the year I was there, my sergeant apologized but I was getting sent on a special detail.

Turns out the distribution center for all the Army grocery stores in Korea is in Seoul, and I had to go count everything in the freezer. It took two weeks - one in the walk-in, one counting the display cases. WhenI was done Possum asked me what I thought.

"Can I go back?"

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Response to best2002 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 04:10 AM

8. The DMZ

and the dollars we spend protecting a country whose economy dwarves that of its enemy.

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Response to best2002 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:26 AM

10. Tofu bi bim bap. Extra hot.

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Response to best2002 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 08:39 AM

14. The Korean War. I suppose that dates me.

Pork Chop Hill, Yalu River, DMZ, etc. etc. Still with us too, the results of that war.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 04:42 PM

15. Nope, I wasn't around for that, but that was my first thought too

I think my grandfather fought in that war.

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