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Wednesday, 25 July 2012 03:13

Crazy Rabbits

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[Crazy Rabbits] is a female-oriented hentai game. In other worlds, this adult game is designed for female audiences.
In general, hentai games for female don't have main character's voice, but this game is an exception where the (female) main character is fully voiced.
This game was released on 23rd October 2009.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012 02:59

Fake Ever/Since

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Fake ever/since is a fanwork game of the famous "Fate stay/night", the hentai game.


For those who don't know yet, Fate Stay/night is originally a hentai game. There are anime reproductions. But, should you want to know the true stories behind the anime, play the game. Anime adaptation doesn't really do justice, so it is highly recommended that you do play the game instead; it will fill a lot of plot holes created by the anime adaptation.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012 02:46

Anime music

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Do you listen to anime music?

Listening to anime music and letting others know that can quite be somewhat embarrassing. Why? Because,in general, it's not the norm.

I listen to pretty much only anime music.
Back in 80s, I used to listen to the general kind of music that social trends brought upon. I started watching anime in 90s when TVs were finally becoming common and that it was possible to import Japanese amime into Korea (illegally though). As I started watching anime, I started to listen to anime music.

Sunday, 10 June 2012 02:22

Nerd

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Nerd.

Yes, Nerd.

I looked it up in an English dictionary.

The definitions of "Nerd" was as following.

noun, Slang
1. a stupid, irritating, ineffectual, or unattractive person.
2. an intelligent but single-minded person obsessed with a nonsocial hobby or pursuit: a computer nerd.

And my experience with running this website for 10+ years taught me that the slang "Nerd" was always understood as a big negativity. And it also seemed that those who concentrated on studying and tried to avoid any physical activities were called "nerd".

And it seemed that the general philosophy of teens in America was: Play a lot. Hang out a lot. Meet girls (or boys).


In Korea, it's the exact opposite.

Friday, 01 June 2012 02:30

Comic room

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In Korean, it'd be "만화방". A direct translation would be manwha room which you can understand as a comic room.

It's a place where you rent comic books and read there. You do not take the books out to your place. You must find a seat and read.

Manwha/manga are integrated into Korean culture and it's very common to see people in these rooms. It's "room" but it's more like a hall where they display (tens) thousands of comic books and you pick whatever you want to read.

You can spend 10 hours easily in there. I know that from personal experience. It's also a good way to go on a diet this way because you simply forget to eat and drink. You will even hold your pee as long as you can. Once you get on a rhythm, you simply don't want to leave there.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:28

College Scholastic Ability Test

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College Scholastic Ability Test

or We Koreans call it 수능시험 which is a shortened word of 대학수학능력시험 which directly translate to College Scholastic Ability Test.

The is The exam of life for Koreans. This is where one's fate is decided literally. This test is held once every year and outcome of this test decides which university / college one can go, which basically decides your future career and salary, which can also have a great effect on what kind of man/woman you can choose.

You can think of it as SAT but this exam is much MUCH x 12 worse. The pressure of this exam is so great that there are increasing incidents of suicide by teenagers.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:28

Korean military service

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It is called "병역" in Korean.

It is mandatory for all Korean males over 18 years old to serve in military for 18 months (soon to be 24 months). There can be few exceptions where certain medical conditions can allow some males to be exempt from being recruited. And students majoring in certain area, such as future doctors, can also be exempt.

In general, mothers oppose their sons serving in military strongly while fathers welcome it since they tend to believe that serving in military "turn boys in men".
Mothers oppose it because they learn smoking and drinking from serving military. It's true actually. Almost all Korean males who are smoking and drinking seem to have learned their habit from mandatory military service.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012 02:27

Covered wagon

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I am not sure how to translate this.

포장마차

If I translate it word by word, meaning by meaning, it means covered wagon. But that is not what this is.

In Korea, on streets, especially after evening, you will see many of these. They offer liquor and tasty foods (mostly fish cakes). They do not sell snacks. In general, they never sell anything sweet. They sell what I can only call "deep" taste food. It goes perfect with soju (Rice vodka that Koreans favor).

The same thing exists in Japan also, though Japanese ones offer different menu.