7-11’s to start offering travel packages

7-11’s to start offering travel packages

Beginning today, 7-11’s across the country will be rolling out a bold plan to use the store’s large presence in Thailand in a brand new way. “We’ve been the go-to resource for tourists for years,” said a 7-11 brand VP, who requested...

Khao San Road to start charging admission

In a response to declining revenues from backpackers, the Merchants of Khao San Road Association (MKSRA) has decided to start charging a 20 baht (about $0.67 USD) admission fee to enter Khao San Road. The spokesperson for the MKSRA, Samorn Anuwat, claimed...

Interview: a professional Konglish writer

Author’s note: A few days ago, I had the privilege to meet Mu Jil Seo (무질서), a professional Korean writer, of sorts. The interview is paraphrased, not quoted, as the interview happened without a tape recorder.  Chris In South Korea: It’s a pleasure to meet...

Siri to not be offered on the Korean iPhone 4S

Apple Korea recently announced that Siri, the personal secretary embedded within the company’s newest phone, will not be part of the Korean iPhone 4S. While the phone is coming to Korea next month, Apple officials declined to give an exact date. “At this...
South Koreans set ‘paper, rock, scissors’ record

South Koreans set ‘paper, rock, scissors’ record

Source A group of 200 South Koreans set a Guinness World Record for playing ‘Paper, Rock, Scissors’ for just over 86 hours non-stop earlier this week. The group, an eclectic mix of people including college students and octogenarians, started approximately 9am on...
Japan set to renounce claims to Dokdo

Japan set to renounce claims to Dokdo

Although an unanticipated move, a source from within the Japanese government says Japan will relinquish its claim to Dokdo at a press conference on Friday. The source, who remains anonymous because they are not authorized to speak to the media, has said “Japan will be...
Korean woman assaulted in Itaewon

Korean woman assaulted in Itaewon

A 22-year-old Korean girl was found unconscious near Itaewon station late Saturday evening. According to official police reports, she had a confrontation with a number of foreigners, although no Korean could explain the problem to them. The following picture was found...
US set to claim West Sea, East Sea

US set to claim West Sea, East Sea

Original photo credit: mapsofworld.com Following South Korea’s campaign to rename the Sea of Japan to the Korean-favored ‘East Sea’, the United States is set to do the same. While the rest of the world may call it the Pacific Ocean, the United States...
New generation of Koreans not learning Korean squat

New generation of Koreans not learning Korean squat

Photo credit: Sarai “It’s a little embarassing,” says one mother, who asked to remain anonymous. Her 5 year old boy, identified only by his English nickname Speedy, has yet to learn the ‘Korean squat’. While people around the world squat...