My Life In Korea...

Monday, December 21, 2009 basically like this

Minus the sweet ride :(

I'm A Winner! (or, Men Are Stupid!)

Wednesday, December 02, 2009
So, I did something pretty dumb this weekend.

In Korea, there's a chain of restaurants/bars called "Garten Bier". The drinks are pretty cheap, and you aren't required to buy food like at some other places (a common practice in Korea), so it 's a good place to meet up with friends.

Anyway, one of the other gimmicks they have is a sort of "mini-fridge" for your beer. The table has a built in cooling apparatus, which cools your beer. And the beer glasses fit in perfectly. Pictures below.

Anyway, I challenged my friend to see who could keep put their hand inside the beer holder, and keep it in the longest. My friend is from Toronto, which is further north than Wisconsin or Minnesota, the two states I've lived in. But, he's always complaining about how cold it is here, so I give him crap from time to time. So, that's why I put forth the challenge.

I didn't keep track of how long I kept my hand in, but it was definitely over 10 minutes (although we started with the cooler off, so it took awhile to cool down.) It was a struggle.

And after I took my hand out, I realized I had some minor frostbite.

Needless to say, after a couple days, my hand now looks like this:

It's a little sore to the touch now, but I don't have any loss of motion in my hands, which is the only thing I was really worried about.

And hey, you know what? My friend quit before I did, and it's a good thing he did, because his hand doesn't look nearly as bad as mine. I guess he didn't have his pressed against the metal as tightly.

So, in the end, I'm a winner!

And that' s what counts!

2NE1 - Fire

Tuesday, December 01, 2009's Tuesday here, but it's still Monday somewhere, so here goes.

2NE1 were one of the first K-pop groups I started listening to after I arrived over here.

Honestly, especially by Korean girl group standards, they aren't that attractive, but I totally dig CL, the "lead rapper".

The music is catchy as hell too. I actually recommend listening to the whole mini-album instead of just the single.

Anyway, here's a live video.

And a link to the whole mini-album:

And if for some reason, you want it in wav instead of mp3, you can get it here.