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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Taiwanese tourists vacation in Jeju from the sky

Article: 120 Taiwanese tourists circled Jeju airport before returning to Taiwan

Source: Newsis via Naver

As part of an airline event that sold out in 4 minutes, 120 passengers went on a Jeju vacation without actually landing in Jeju. The airline provided various Korean activities like Hanbok photo opps and games before the flight took off, and passengers enjoyed a meal of 'chicken and beer' on the flight that circled over Jeju Island while they enjoyed the island from the air, taking photos and videos, before the hour and a half flight returned back to Taiwan. 

1. [+919, -22] Taiwan number one

2. [+339, -7] What an interesting idea during these difficult times

3. [+273, -5] I think it's a great idea but I feel bad for them too. I'll be praying for the day that we can visit each other for real.

4. [+133, -4] It's a good idea from afar but quite tragic if you really think about it ㅜㅜ who knew that we would ever be in such a situation?

5. [+37, -2] I've visited Taiwan before and they're great people. So kind and positive. They live humble lives even if they're rich. They don't seem to care about outward appearances and are strong people on the inside.

6. [+34, -4] This makes you realize how happy our past lives used to be

7. [+19, -1] Taiwan's such a great country! What I like about them even more is that they're always forward thinking and the people are so kind ^^

8. [+9, -0] I'm grateful to the Taiwanese for this. I always dreamed of visiting Taiwan before the pandemic happened and it'll be my first country to visit once this is all over. I'm already watching Taiwanese videos and joining Taiwanese cafes~ let's be good to each other ^^

9. [+7, -1] Imagine how badly they want to go on vacation that it was sold out in 4 minutes... I am 100% understanding of them. I hope that this is all over soon so that we can vacation freely... I'm sure we're all thinking the same so let's find strength just a bit more and really work on preventing more cases. Fighting!

10. [+6, -0] We will visit Taiwan someday soon too


Saturday, September 19, 2020

Cafeteria nutritionist earns attention for scrumptious school lunches

Article: From lobster to homemade burgers... the master cafeteria nutritionist who fed students for 7 years

Source: Yonhap News via Naver

1. [+1,278, -5] I can feel her love and duty for her profession. Wouldn't our country be a beautiful place to live if everyone took to their jobs with this much love? Wishing her all the best ^^

2. [+482, -5] She's so cool. She's done something that you'd only ever read about in a manhwa. I'm sure that the students who grew up seeing such passion will go on to do great things themselves. What she's shown the children will plant big seeds. Thank you to her.

3. [+396, -8] I'm sure graduates of that school will remember their lunches long after they've graduated. She's gifted them something so special~

4. [+273, -0] She's doing her job at 200%. She has so much duty and passion for her work.

5. [+29, -0] She sets up each lunch as if she's feeding her own children ㅎ the ajummas who work in the kitchen are all so cool~ fighting ㅎ

6. [+26, -1] This is so cool!! And a round of applause to the cooks as well for following her ideas ^^

7. [+24, -0] I remember complaining to my mom about my lunches but now that I'm old enough to pack my own, I realize what a difficult task it is to pack a new lunch every morning. Seeing this feels like a miracle to me. 

8. [+25, -9] The focuses on the nutritionist but I'm sure the ajummas who had to cook all of that every day worked hard too ㅠㅠ..

9. [+14, -0] Just shows what you can accomplish when your heart's in the right place

10. [+13, -0] This is something that everyone feels like they can do but can't.. lots of respect to her


Source: Nate

1. [+905, -13] She'd hit jackpot if she started a lunchbox company~

2. [+775, -11] She truly works hard for the students. Must be sad for the students since she's leaving. She could start a lunchbox restaurant and hit daebak.

3. [+759, -22] Whoever's hired to replace her is going to have a hard time

4. [+48, -4] The education ministry needs to scout her so she can implement these standards to schools all across the nation

5. [+47, -2] If she's provided quality meals for 7 years, she's really in this career for the passion


LG's 'wing phone' design becomes the butt of jokes

Article: $1,200 to $1,100 to $1,090... LG Wing "how much should we price it at?"

Source: Herald Econ via Naver

1. [+441, -77] $200?

2. [+353, -61] No worries, no one will buy it no matter what you price it at ㅎ

3. [+131, -12] To all of you laughing at them in the comments, it's not like you'd buy it even if they set it at $500

4. [+38, -2] The price is not the issue, it's the fact that no one would ever consider buying this phone

5. [+47, -29] $500 would be good.. anyone who's used an LG phone would know why

6. [+17, -3] I'd never buy this but I don't think it's a bad design for watching YouTube or using Katalk on. You can even use it to watch online classes on the side. It might be useful depending on the user. Obviously no one's buying LG phones for the technical aspect so it'd be better for LG to lower their price and come up with more out of the box ideas like this. 

7. [+15, -3] Who would buy this? I'm really worried about anyone who would. 

8. [+10, -0] I hate that people are making fun of this phone because that's going to make anyone who buys this feel bad about themselves. Just stay quiet if you don't want it and don't judge others if they want to use it. Don't make people feel bad.

9. [+13, -4] Why are people being so negative to something experimental? Just let the people who find this stuff useful buy it and keep the comments to yourselves...

10. [+12, -4] I don't even want this for free


Europe experiences a spike in case numbers

Article: France hits 13,000 new cases a day, will they enter a second lockdown?

Source: News 1 via Nate

1. [+936, -235] Honestly, Korea has super low cases compared to other countries but the old farts in our comment sections are always getting triggered and claiming that we're failing ㅋㅋ when the virus first broke out, Korea went from having the 2nd most cases in the world to now the 77th. We're actually doing quite well. You can tell from the foreign attention we're getting too but the conservatives in our country will never admit it ㅎㅎ

2. [+870, -37] Do they think their mask is effective when it's under their nose like that? I thought it was just the first man but everyone behind him is wearing it like that too. This pandemic has made me realize just how ignorant white people can be.

3. [+603, -21] How many times do we have to tell you that you're not supposed to wear your mask under your nose... why won't they listen? Whenever I see people like this in the elevator, I want to slap them upside the head. Don't bother wearing one at all at that point. 

4. [+21, -6] Whenever you see Koreans complain about how we're handling the pandemic, just ask them to name one country from the OECD that's doing better than us. I bet you they can't. They'll either downvote you and run or call you a swear. Why? Because there isn't one ㅋㅋㅋ all the major research has shown Korea at the top of the graphs looking down at the other countries. Our country has made all of the leaders of the other OECD countries look useless. 

5. [+19, -1] Reading stuff like this makes me realize that our country is really doing well at holding on

6. [+15, -0] I'm so glad that I visited Europe when I was 29. I now realize that I may never get a chance again. I'm scared of the racism that I might experience over there after the pandemic is over.. they'll accuse me of being Chinese.

7. [+15, -4] We should not be worrying about France right now. We have our own Chuseok holiday coming up.

8. [+12, -6] If you look at all the countries that went into lockdown, they're all suffering a second wave right now. We're doing really well as a country.

9. [+11, -0] We're doing amazingly well. Just look out at the streets... We're keeping our numbers in the 100s, and so many of us are helping out to make sure we keep the numbers low. 

10. [+10, -2] Wearing the mask under their nose is the least of their problems. There are protests all over Europe of groups refusing to wear masks period. They don't see it as effective and they see it as a breach of their rights. That's why their numbers are rising. They're ignorant white people. I don't care what the conservative old farts in our country say, we're doing really well as a country and our people are doing all they can.

11. [+9, -0] With those numbers, do they even have enough hospital beds?...

12. [+9, -0] I live in France. They recognize that it's a severe problem but they're scared of the economic repercussions so they've shortened the quarantine term from 14 days to 7. They're being lenient with the regulation for economic reasons and I think that will contribute to the high death rates.


Friday, September 18, 2020

Korean American YouTuber Sophia Chang shares racist incident at restaurant

Article: Korean American told to "go back to Wuhan"

Source: MBC via Naver

1. [+105, -8] I don't want such discrimination happening to gyopos. So ignorant...

2. [+77, -6] I mean, why do they assume all Asians are Chinese? That's so narrow-minded, especially coming from an American in a country that has not only spread the virus further and wider but even refused to take personal preventative measures. Why should Koreans have to be treated like we're Chinese? Even Koreans have stopped assuming that all white people are Americans 30 years ago. There are so many Asians living in the States, from Koreans to Japanese to Taiwanese to Thai to Vietnamese... Let's please not normalize treating all Asians like they're Chinese.

3. [+34, -6] He's crazy. America better return all the masks and sanitizers we sent over. People like him don't deserve it.

4. [+4, -1] People act like Asians are such an easy target. Discriminated against by both black and white people. They fight racism against each other but then act like racism against Asians is totally normal.

5. [+2, -0] Did she not tell him that she's Korean?

6. [+1, -0] You end up like this guy if you don't educate yourself, doesn't matter how rich you are

7. [+1, -0] Where's her mask??? And did they tell him that they're Korean American?? That they're not Chinese?

8. [+1, -0] Well she's not wearing a mask, no wonder the American criticized her. Even the white guy is wearing a mask.

9. [+1, -0] K-Drama, K-Pop worked so hard to bring up Asia's image in the west but China is fostering anti-Asian sentiment around the world. I think we really need to show that China has a different culture from ours and differentiate ourselves from them. It's unfair that we have to suffer because of China.

10. [+1, -0] So annoying that Koreans have to deal with this because of Wuhan. Eastern Asians look the same too so it's not like we can expect them to differentiate whether we're Korean, Chinese, or Japanese.