Jay expected fried chicken – what he got was an avalanche of lawyers’ letters.
Then in the midst of all this, a less-than-enthusiastic review of Jinjuu by Fay Maschler, veteran critic for the London Evening Standard, is removed from the paper’s website. As a restaurant critic of some years’ standing, I can say that’s unusual. I am told that Joo wrote a letter of complaint about the review, which was forwarded to the Evening Standard. Will Gore, deputy managing editor of the Evening Standard, said the review had been taken down while Joo’s complaint was investigated. “I’ve now gone back to her to try and find a final resolution to the debate,” Gore said.
As I understand it, the letter is basically a long complaint that Maschler doesn’t appear to understand Korean food; that, for example, Korean fried chicken is meant to have a hard batter coating like hers does. Perhaps. It seems to me that this merely proves “authentic” really is not the same as “good”.
Greenpeace set up a GoPro camera in Montana’s spectacular Glacier National Park, USA, to shoot a timelapse of its incredible landscape in order to raise awareness on the effect of global warming on glaciers.
Things were all going to plan until an inquisitive marmot decided the camera was much more interesting than the gorgeous backdrop being filmed, and bounded uphill to check it out. After giving the GoPro a good clean with its wet tongue, the marmot bowled the camera over, thus ending Greenpeace’s grand plans of an environmental message.
On the bright side, Greenpeace said the marmot had given “the best photobomb in Greenpeace history” and decided to use the message to promote a different campaign altogether.
An online campaigner for Greenpeace, Dawn Bickett, said: “Though we didn’t capture the timelapse video of Glacier National Park that we intended to, we captured something much cooler… Marmot Love.
“This marmot took a minute out of its busy day to show us some love. It’s time for us to do the same. Global warming is shrinking marmot habitat — alpine tundra. Help protect his home from climate change.”
“The International Finance Center (IFC) in Yeouido is struggling to attract tenants for its two newly-opened office towers, denting Seoul City’s ambitious plan to make it Northeast Asia’s financial hub.
Seoul City signed a contract with AIG Real Estate allowing the latter to use the IFC site for 99 years in return for paying annual rent. From 2006 to 2010, AIG did not pay rent but from 2011 through 2017, it is required to pay 1 percent of the site’s appraised value.”
If Asia is a bicycle wheel, then the Hub of Asia is presumably Hong Kong.
A Korean woman had more success in the Korean courts than Lone Star in dealing with Korean financial products, as is related in the following story.
A 35-year-old Korean woman met a 33 year old Korean man through a friendly movie-going group in May 2010.
They dated until March 2011 then married in July 2011, after the Korean man artfully pretended that he had graduated from the economics departments of a leading private university in Seoul, was working for a trading company and had an apartment in Sillim-dong in southern Seoul.
After demanding a divorce the woman took the case to court and was awarded compensation of 67 million won ($60,000), including money spent on the wedding.
“A Korean court recently denied the request of the Korean Medical Association (KMA) to ban the Oriental Medicine Doctors Union from changing its name to the Association of Korean Medicine.
Oriental medicine doctors had been using the name the Association of Korean Oriental Medicine, but they changed the name to the Association of Korean Medicine in March … the KMA is adamant that the names are easily confused.”
People all over the Korean Peninsula laughed this off saying: “Do you think Koreans are so gullible? What next? You think people can be conned into believing that Starpreya is the same as Starbucks? Or that BMW Room Salon is Bavarian Motor Werke Room Salon? Totally, laughable. Everyone knows that this is just a marketing gimmick. Like saying a Hyundai has lower fuel consumption than a Honda.”
“Kang signed a contract with SM C&C on Aug. 17. According to the agency, Kang is reportedly mulling over a return to programs including SBS’s “Star King”, which he hosted before he announced a tentative retirement following a tax evasion scandal.”
Male rights group Man of Korea has demanded an injunction on the sale of Baek Ji-young’s new song “Good Boy.”
According to the organization yesterday, the group filed for the injunction because the new track “denigrates Korean men.”
“The song contains lyrics that portray a relationship in which a female is older and suggests that her boyfriend is as stupid as a dog and needs to be tamed,” the organization said on its official Web site.
“In one part of the song, the way that the boyfriend talks back is likened to barking and biting the owner. The song denigrates Korean men.”