Considering it’s history of sequestering pregnant teens and forcing them to give up their children to overseas orphan seekers, ostracizing any who dare to expose their sin to the light of day, refusing to hire single mothers, and even abusing innocent children with far more than simple ridicule, can the Korean government really have any chance of implementing a 180 in the Korean psyche?
The Republic of Korea has an epidemic of suicides!
The high levels of stress in both confucian-influenced work environments and (even more so) schools, resulting in an incredible national average of 40 suicides per day. Some suggest that this is largely due to the unrealistic standards and excessive competition among mothers over how much better their son or daughter is than the neighbor’s kids, also called 엄친아 [eom-chin-ah], in a warped sense of keeping up with the Joneses.
The details of our Indiegogo launch for the updated and revised second edition of Korean Slang: As much as a Rat’s Tail
Runway ready? Strut say you Gingham! 간지난다 [gan-ji-nan-da] looking good, fierce or snazzy; off the hook. Too cool for school!
“The most sublime is the moment of death.”
가장 숭고한 순간은 죽음
고진감래 – Yes, from great efforts come sweet rewards so get off your butt and start this concoction: drop a shot of Coke with a shot of soju into a big happy bubbling beer!
The real bomb – Drop the whiskey in and sing “one more whisky bar!”