Energy Drinks in South Korea


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Energy Drinks have become big business over the past 10 years with companies such as Red Bull becoming huge billion dollar brands. However it’s only in the past few years that South Korea has allowed the sale of energy drinks. In fact back in 2010 Red Bull was still illegal. These days there are a wide range of different options both domestic and imported. Here is a list of what we’ve come across recently;

Energy Drink Korea at the Supermarket

Different Energy Drinks in South Korea

Red Bull

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Red Bull is of course the market leader and although not massively promoted in South Korea is it pretty easy to find these days. It’s a little more expensive than other brands but the taste is maybe a little better and familiar.

Monster Energy & Khaos Juice

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Monster Energy is well known in the west and maybe Red Bulls biggest rival. Here in Korea it’s popular and nicely…

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Happy Hangeul Day – World’s Greatest Alphabet

The Korean Alphabet Day, known as  in South Korea, and Chosŏn’gŭl Day in North Korea, is a national Korean commemorative day marking the invention and the proclamation of the Korean alphabet (한글; 조선글), the native alphabet of the Korean language, by the 15th century Korean monarch Sejong the Great. It is observed on October 9 in South Korea and on January 15 in North Korea.

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Your Body Heat To Power Your Gadgets



Your body is using up energy every second you’re awake. Some of that energy is translated into your muscles moving, and some of it is lost as heat. Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable strip of material that can easily be woven into clothing and can convert your body heat into usable electric power. A thin strip about 4 inches in length can produce 40mW of power, which isn’t much, but is enough to power a semiconductor chip. Increase the strip to 20in.-40in. and suddenly you’re looking at 2W, which is enough to charge your phones or other electronics. The material is made from fibreglass, which makes it flexible, unlike current ceramic-based thermo-electric solutions. It’s also claimed it has a 14-fold efficiency improvement over other methods. According to Professor Jo Byeong-jin, the lead researcher, this technology could be commercialized within the next 2 to 3 years, pending “issues concerning element integration process optimization and mass-production.”


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Deep Seoul “Ceremony”

Thanks to : jaerinn

This is some footage of Jaerinn visiting Seoul. The Song is “Ceremony” by New Order

Why Koreans Get So Much Plastic Surgery


Breast Milk’s Favorite Cookie , Oreo in South Korea

 Breast Milk's Favorite Cookie ,  Oreo in South Korea

This South Korean ad for Oreo cookies, credited to ad agency Cheil Worldwide, features an image that would send this country into apoplectic shock (breastfeeding and an exposed nipple!).

Sung Jae gi Han River Suicide

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A man tried to drown himself in the Han River

Three men stand by idly, even took a picture and made a video.

South Korea KBS TV station is being criticized for camerman’s looking on without doing anything.

A Man takes his own life by leaping from a bridge, but KBS cameraman is filming death leap scene.

Their behavior trench closely on madness.

성재기 한강 투신에 kbs는 이러고 있었다.
  1. 성재기를 좋아하지 않지만 그의 투신은 당혹스럽다. 그 현장에 카메라 들이대고 취재한 KBS. 경악스럽다. 내가 낸 수신료가 이런 반인륜적 만행에 쓰인단 말인가. 이것이 공영방송인가.
  1. KBS cameraman is shooting a man before jumping to his death from the Mapo Bridge.

    The  public television service can’t do this.

  1. “@steelove77: @actwalk 여기” 헐… 성재기 투신 촬영한게 kbs 맞네요. kbs 의 그간의 행태와 더불어 취재 및 보도윤리가 상당히 논란될거 같은데 사장 물러나야할 사안인 듯.
  1. The man, identified by his surname Sung Jae gi, jumped into the Han River. The photo was taken by a stander-by

  2. 성재기씨 투신 할 때 구명조끼라도 입히지않고 주위에서는 뭐 했나? 참 너무도 어이없고 슬픈 일이다


  1. 남성대표 성재기, 한강 투신 “현재 상태는?” 남성연대 대표 성재기가 25일 남성연대 홈페이지를 통해 예고했던대로 26일 한강 다리 위에서 뛰어내렸습니다.

Best Korean Women’s Online Clothing Stores

Most Popular Korean Fashion Websites

rabbitTomaen Rabbit – 톰앤래빗
Women’s Clothing Stores, Jeans, T-shirts, skinny, hoodies, shoes.

StyleStyle flies – 스타일난다  
Women’s Clothing Stores, Outer, tees, knits, one-piece dress, pants, skirts, bags, shoes.

IppingirlPretty I – 이쁜걸
Women’s Clothing Store, Vintage, jackets, skirts, dress, shoes, bags.

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Bongja Shop – 봉자샵

Imported bonded Women Clothing Store, T-shirts, jackets, pants, skirts.

Girl Countries – 소녀나라

10 Women’s Clothing Store, T-shirts, cotton pants, jacket, windbreak, watches, bracelets.

Girl sensibility – 소녀감성

Women’s Clothing Stores, blouses, skirts, belts, bags, hats, accessories for sale, gallery, Cody offers.

Mia Maastricht empty – 미아마스빈

Women’s Clothing Store, one-piece, blouse, cardigan, skirt, T-shirt.

Remy herd – 레미떼

Women’s Clothing Stores, jackets, T-shirts, denim pants, skirts.

Riphap – 립합

400 million girls gimyejin operating Women’s Clothing Store, Abercrombie, American Eagle, Clothing, bags.

Nanninggu – 난닝구

Women bonded Clothing Store, bonded importers, jeans, jackets, fashion stylist.

Kyuni GirlsKyuni Girls  –  큐니걸스 
Women’s Clothing Stores, jackets, T-shirts, skirts, pants, dress, bag, shoes.

Television still most Powerful among news media

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Korea’s three largest-circulation daily newspapers account for more than half of all newspapers’ power to influence public opinion, a government panel concluded Thursday.

Television proved to be the most powerful media outlet, while conventional print media is losing ground to online media.

This is the first time a survey on the concentration of media outlets’ power to influence the formation of public opinion has been conducted, with the aim of getting “an objective view of the media market.”

According to the three-year study by a panel under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, television marked 47.2 percent in weighted concentration ratio ― a measure of influence based on market share and strength of impact ― followed by online news outlets at 26 percent and newspapers at 17.3 percent, showing that people paid the most attention to the small screen.

TV news and investigative programs were shown to be influential among people of all generations, while newspapers attract older people and youngsters were drawn to online outlets.

Among the 70 daily newspapers in the country, the three largest dailies ― Chosun, JoongAng and Donga ― held 57.6 percent of the concentration ratio. Chosun marked 23.7 percent, JoongAng 17.9 percent and Donga took 16 percent. Only seven other papers recorded 2 percent concentration ratio.

When it comes to online news,, the website for the Chosun Ilbo newspaper, topped the chart with 7.6 percent followed by the websites for JoogAng Ilbo, 6.8 percent and Yonhap News, 5.9 percent.

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I Can’t Stop Looking at These South Korean Women Who’ve Had Plastic Surgery

 Dodai Stewart

South Korea has the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery in the world

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There’s a full-length mirror and a scale on every single floor of the all-girls high school where Julia Lurie works. She’s an American teaching English in South Korea, and apparently, South Korea has the highest per capita rate of plastic surgery in the world — one in five women in Seoul have undergone some kind of procedure. Most popular: Eyelid surgery, to make the eyes “more Western,” and getting your jawbone shaved or chiseled down for a less-square and more V-shaped look.

“When you are applying for university or appling for a job here, you put a picture of yourself on your resume or application,” Lurie says in a recent segment on This American Life (you can listen to here). “It is sort of taken for granted that how you look will often go into the decision.” She says she’s been told that if there are two otherwise equal candidates, the prettier person will get the job. Her students see this as normal — perhaps unsurprising when you consider the nation’s status as the country most obsessed with plastic surgery.

As an experiment, Lurie asked her students to describe a beautiful woman. “White skin,” they replied. “Big eyes.” Thin. Tall. B cup. Sounds like the same narrow standards of beauty fashion magazines and designers doing runway shows adhere to, standards that are eventually broadcast with images seen around the world.

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