Wednesday 23 December 2009

Explaining Korean Culture to Foreigners: You know Korean Culture better than you think!

Hello Everyone. Everybody is always asks me to explain Korean culture to them. But really, they already know Korean culture: just they don't realize it! Here are some short videos to explain how things that are already familiar to them actually belong to Korea:

We plan to start asking for royalties in 2011, and start a new promotion: "Visit Korea: Your True Home" Year for the year 2012-2018.

special thanks to the scholars on Youtube.


holterbarbour said...

Holy fuck. I didn't realize that Korea....holy fuck.

DSW said...

Holy crap... Why have I never seen any of these before? I actually really feel like a dumb foreigner now. Wow.

The_Mon said...

Love it! Korean history is so creative, it's like one of those alternate history stories. I dig your blog, so I linked you. Link me?

Brian said...

My fiance's friend was charged with helping translate a book with this kind of crap into Japanese. One of the contentions was that native New Zealanders are Koreans. Because Maori comes from 마을.

To be fair---I hate doing that---I looked around the internet for more on the book, and because nothing turned up I assume it's obscure. But still.

Anonymous said...

You guys realize that some of these vids were made to poke fun at Koreans and not that any sizeable number of Koreans believe it, right?

Sorry to ruin everyone's fun.

Dokdo Is Ours said...

You do realize this is a comedy site, Edward, and that nothing you see on this site should ever be taken seriously, right?

Loosen up, E. It's Christmas, and it's just a blog.

Jason said...

This is a great travel blog you have here. I'm a first-time visitor, but I'm very impressed. I have a travel blog myself which I hope to be a top resource for those looking to go on vacation.

I'd like to exchange links with you to help spread some traffic around between each out. Please let me know if this is okay.


Dave said...

What a load of rubbish.

Anonymous said...

I can quite believe all of those videos. When I first worked in Korea I was bombarded over the course of a year with fantastic claims.
Karate "thats Korean you know!"
Judo "thats Korean you know!"
Kung fu "thats Korean you know"
Sushi "this originally Korean food you know"
etc.. etc.. etc.. and Koreans are quite famous for making these ludicrous statements.
I hope everyone saw the Mr.Pizza commercial making fun of this, the CEO is a Korean American, he made the commercial with Koreans claiming that pizza is originally Korean.