Tonight as I hung on for dear life while the bus driver sped and honked his way down wet streets, I knew I loved everything about you. Your pop culture(see video below), your ajummas(old women who don’t give a damn about…well, anything), your driving(this bus driver didn’t even slow down when a high school girl crossed the street in front of him), your focus(I am serious, this above mentioned girl didn’t even turn around when the bus honked and (I am serious) passed by at about 50mph and only millimeters from the back of her head), your children (I don’t think kids are made any cuter), your T.V. shows (corny, but still worth watching), your flamboyance (see ajummas and menswear), your showmanship(I promise no one can outperform a Korean in a noraebang or on any other stage, they go all out) and your food (we say enough about this subject).
Pop culture in Korea is super hot right now. Here is an update.
Right now Girls Generations’ song, “Gee” is all the rage. Don’t even think about teaching the alphabet. It would go something like this.
Teacher: “A, B, C, D, E, F, G…”
Students: “Gee, Gee, Gee, Gee, Bay,Buh,Bay,Buh Bay!”
One song can take this country by storm. Kids sing it in the streets, adults sing it in the bars and every cell phone store has it blaring from its loudspeakers outside its shop. There is no escaping it.