Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Korea, the country with the skinniest women on the planet!

So apparently, South Korea is the world's skinniest country (mostly talking about women here)! Now, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to be proud of this fact or not, but heck - it's an interesting factoid nonetheless.

I've been to Korea many times, and every time I go, I'm amazed by the beauty of Korean women. Granted, it's a misleading stereotype. Not all Korean women are gorgeous, obviously. But, in my opinion, in South Korea, there definitely is a heavy emphasis on physical beauty; hence the plethora of plastic surgery clinics in Seoul (and the amazingly low prices).

Just one look at Korean pop culture, and the first thing you'll notice is either the absolutely gorgeous women (if you're a guy) or the pretty boys.
Maybe I should drink soju more often...

But there's a lot more to Korean culture than Girls' Generation or Super Junior (what is up with these names, anyway?) - Korean history runs deep and dirty. Although it is divided today, the Korean peninsula was unified for over two thousand years, and even had its own Three Kingdoms: Goguryo, Silla, and Baekjae. In fact, one of the first South Korean MMORPG's (massively multiplayer online role-playing game), Kingdom of the Winds, was based on events from the Three Kingdoms period. The Three Kingdoms of Korea inspire many of the historical dramas one can see on television today.

Korea's real breakthrough was when, in the 15th century, King Sejong the Great developed a writing system for all to read and understand. He believed that written scripture should be accessible to all, and therefore created a phonetic alphabet from scratch. Thus, 한글 (Hangul) was created.

Hangul is definitely one of the easier Asian writing systems to understand. Because it is all phonetic, you can learn the entire alphabet in a day or two. This is a great website to get you started. Once you've learned the alphabet, there's literally nothing you cannot read! Although the meaning might be a little fuzzy if you haven't formally studied Korean, but at least you can walk around Seoul and have some inkling of where you are.

Well, that's all for today. See you guys next time.

-Choi





22 comments:

  1. Well I'm glad I don't live in korea then! I like chubby girls <3

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  2. yeah, korea from what i've seen depends more so on looks then the skill of the worker in the case of employment.

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  3. I wonder how those statistics about "skinniness" would relate to statistics about eating disorders :p

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  4. this is really interesting i didnt know that Korean was the easiest out of the three to learn

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  5. Learning a lot from this post. +followed

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  6. i like skinny girls :)
    + follow

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  7. Very interesting article :)

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  8. I had never even thought of Koreans playing games.

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  9. if theres one thing I enjoy, it's skinny womennnnn, good read!

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  10. Ha, American women are probably envious.. Cool how this is traced all the way back to the 1400's..

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  11. The girl in the photo is a beast!!!

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  12. I think Sweden are the beauty itself.

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  13. My parents are chinese-americans, and learned the phonetic alphabet while they were stationed in Korea. Since a lot of Korean titles were similar to chinese, they would pronounce it out in Korean and figure out where they were or what something was called.

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  14. Kpop or Jpop, the never ending battle. Sadly, I am a Jpop fan, but every now and then I get to listen to some Kpop during Starcraft tournaments and i cant say i dont like it , i like it more than mainstream bullshit haha. good stuff

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  15. nothing wrong with that everyones got there niche =)

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  16. Must be all that starcraft that keeps them in shape.

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  17. Just purchased my plane tickets to Korea lol

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  18. I hope the keep that skinny trend cuz these korean girls i would fuck anyday.

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  19. s.koreas women should team up with American Samoans where 93.5% are over-weight :D

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  20. Skinniest directly translates to most attractive. Nice blog. Following.

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