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Waitress in the sky

September 29th, 2012 . by Errol

When I pass my TOEIC Test
I’m going to the job that is best
When I have the magic S Line
I’m going to be a waitress in the sky

I’m going to be a waitress in the sky
It’s a job that is so fine
It’s a job with a lot of stress
But I get to wear a cocktail dress

Kim Jung-yoon, Joongang Daily, 29 September 2012

Waitress in the sky

Korean prostitution bosses demand return of Korean prostitutes (and their money) from foreign climes

September 26th, 2012 . by Errol


Workers and bosses in the Korean sex industry are demanding the scrapping or revision of anti-prostitution laws.

Since the enactment of the anti-prostitution laws in 2004, tens of thousands of Korean male and female prostitutes have left Korea to work in Japan, the USA, Canada and Australia.

Prostitution is legal in some parts of the last three countries, reducing the need for pimps, bongo van drivers, fruit cutter-uppers and waiters; this enables Korean prostitutes to retain a larger share of their earnings, than they would be allowed to keep by their Korean bosses.

Korea Times 26 September 2012

Propofol addiction rife in Gangnam

September 26th, 2012 . by Errol

“Propofol – the drug that killed Michael Jackson – has become a public health menace, particularly in Gangnam, the wealthiest and trendiest region of the country.

Despite the government’s effort to prevent the abuse of propofol, it’s not hard to get, even on the Internet. When the JoongAng Ilbo posted “propofol selling” on Korean Internet portal sites, messages that read “We sell propofol, e-mail us please,” were found easily.

Propofol is a hypnotic agent used to induce sedation. Recreationally, it can produce a feeling of euphoria and also a feeling of having slept well, which is what Jackson used it for.

According to a study conducted by the National Forensic Service, a total of 36 people died of overdoses of propofol between 2000 and 2011. The study said 28, or 77.8 percent, were women and 15 of them, or 41.7 percent, were doctors, nurses or hospital workers.”

Kim Min-sang, Kwon Sang-soo Joongang Daily, 27 September 2012

Not hard to get

Even on the internet

Messages that read

“We sell propofol,

e-mail us please,”

were found easily.

Canuckistani sub-editor at the Joongang Daily is a poetry major? Have we witnessed the publication birth of the next PSY of Gangnam?

Korean Broadcasting cuts transgender show

September 16th, 2012 . by Errol

트랜스젠더 토크쇼 방송 보류에 ‘비난 봇물’

“KBS network has decided to cut* its latest talk show “XY She” after complaints about the program that boasts a panel of transgender contestants.

A network spokesperson said it is too early to tell if the show will be scrapped altogether.

“It will be the nation’s first transgender talk show,” said a spokesperson for KBS in August.

“Obviously, we thought there would be no one better to host the show than the nation’s first ‘out’ celebrity, Hong Suk-chun.”

Carla Sunwoo, Joongang Daily, 17 September 2012

* Yet another Canuckistani sub-editor giggling all the way to the bank

Korea No. 1 runner up in Unfaithful Men Stakes

September 15th, 2012 . by Errol

In a poll of 29,000 men and women from 36 countries by Harris Interactive for condom maker Durex, 34 percent of Korean men answered that they had been unfaithful to their partners, second only to Thailand’s 54 percent.

Malaysia ranked third with 33 percent, followed by Russia (32 percent) and Hong Kong (29 percent).

Chosun Ilbo, 8 December 2011

Aussie Kyopo try to kick out Korean women (and men) working legitimately in Australia

August 30th, 2012 . by Errol

“Korean communities in Australia are campaigning to call for a crackdown on Korean prostitutes who have entered the country on working holiday visas.

More than 2,000 Koreans living in Australia have expressed their willingness to join a street campaign in Sydney, an alliance of the communities said Thursday.

“It’s known that about 1,000 Korean prostitutes are working in Australia. That’s about 17 percent of all prostitutes in the country,” the group said in a statement.

Unlike Korea, prostitution is legal in Australia.”

Korea Times, 30 August 2012

Crackdown? I think the kyopi should put the crack pipe down.

7 Korean tweakers indicted for raping women in Seoul

August 14th, 2012 . by Errol

“Police have indicted seven men, for alleged date rape after the suspects are known to have had sex with housewives whom they met at night clubs, after sneakily putting methamphetamine in the women`s drinks.”

Dong-A Ilbo, 14 August, 2012

Deadbeat Dads and No Show Moms: 1 million orphans in Korea

August 1st, 2012 . by Errol

“(B)abies born into unprepared (Korean) families are likely to be sent to one of the 30,000 children’s orphanages across the nation where more than 1 million children are currently taken care of.”

There are about 10 million Korean children up to 18 years of age. i.e. 10% of Korean children are in orphanages.

3 causes: condoms not used, contraceptive pills not used, marital breakdown.

Official number of abortions in Korea in 2011 was “about 170,000 (down) from 340,000 (in 2005), according to statistics from the Ministry of Health and Welfare.

However, the actual number of abortions is likely much higher given that abortions are still illegal (in Korea), with some exceptions, so many of them are not reported, analysts said. If a woman’s life is threatened by infectious disease, or if a woman has been raped, abortions are legal.”

The Korea Times, 1 August 2012

20 000 US military servicemen in Korea impregnated 50 Korean women each (not).

400 prostitutes working in a single brothel in Seoul?

July 11th, 2012 . by Errol

Last Thursday, the Seoul Central District Prosecutors’ Office raided a hostess bar complex in Nonhyeon-dong, southern Seoul that is allegedly owned by a 52-year old man identified by his surname, Kim. The prosecution said Kim had a back-scratching relationship with police officers and civil servants.

Kim’s hostess bar complex, also known as a room salon, is allegedly the single largest in Seoul with 180 service rooms and about 400 hostesses. The prosecutors have secured the establishment’s accounts and credit card receipts as evidence.

The prosecutors said Kim got into the business in the mid-1980s in Gangnam and built a 13-story building in Nonhyeon-dong in 2010. Kim set up hostess bars on levels B1 to B3 and allegedly used hotel rooms for prostitution.

“Kim’s bar became the very best as he scouted many capable waiters and managers who have regular customers,” a source in the bar business told the JoongAng Ilbo. The prosecution said that the bar is also very popular with gyopo, and it found records of Visa and MasterCard credit cards issued overseas.

The Joongang Ilbo, July 12, 2012



Male rights group demands ban on Baek Ji-young’s song ‘Good Boy’

May 23rd, 2012 . by Errol

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.”

Carla Sunwoo. Joongang Daily, May 23, 2012

Baek Ji-young is a woman of conviction, her current beau is nine years younger. Woof woof … or should that be: “Down boy!”?

Is Baek’s beau’s answer to Donna Summer’s hit, “Love to lick you baby!”?

Haven’t heard the song yet … but I guess the lyrics are something along those lines.

백지영의 멋진 연하 남자친구 배우 ‘정석원’씨 입니다

백지영의 멋진 연하 남자친구 배우 ‘정석원’씨 입니다

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