Gangnam Style Continues

Here is a more recent review of the craze surrounding PSY’s Gangnam Style.

You can read their blog: Eat Your Kimchi! and about Gangnam Style for Music Mondays.

Parody video by Simon and Martina!


Bloopers!                        They are awesome!



Britney Spears even learns the horse dance from PSY himself while on Ellen’s show.

This is getting a lot of press.

“Hi, I’m PSY from Korea. How are you?” Yeah, that is totally for a Korean audience!  Sigh, we know you are from Korea … also we don’t especially care unless we are Korean.

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Sleepless

No, I don’t need sleep.  I have things to do.  I need to get a head-start on the day since last night.

This won’t impair my driving.

Yes, I hesitated a second while spelling impaired.

Hey wait, who is that Korean man singing … ?

Awww, hell to the no!

Teens React to PSY’s Gangnam Style

PSY is a Korean-pop singer.  He has a new song called, "Gangnam Style."  Gangnam is the richest area of Seoul.  There is a horse dance involved in the parody music video.  The Fine Bros. Productions introduces some unsuspecting American teens to this viral video.

However, as demonstrated by this article, it isn’t simply a funny video to win over the hearts of the white American kids.  Although, it certainly is much more of a modern American parody style than a classic K-pop style.

Starting Now

“Starting Now”

I want to crawl back inside my mother’s womb
I want to shut out all the lights in this room
I want to start fresh, like a baby in a sink
Scrub away all these thoughts that i think of you

So life moves slowly when you’re waiting for it to boil
Feel like i watch from 6 feet under the soil
Still want to hold you and kiss behind your ears
But i re count the countless tears that i lost for you

But before you finally go there’s one thing you should know: That I promise –

Starting now I’ll never know your name
Starting now I’ll never feel the same
Starting now I wish you never came into my world.

I want to crawl back inside my bed of sin
I want to burn the sheets that smell like your skin
Instead I’ll wash them just like kitchen rags with stains
Spinning away every piece that remains of you.

But before you finally go there’s one thing you should know: That I promise –

Starting now I’ll never know your name
Starting now I’ll never feel the same
Starting now I wish you never came into my world.

It’s my world, it’s not ours anymore
It’s my world, it’s not ours anymore

Starting now I’ll never know your name
Starting now I’ll never feel the same
Starting now I wish you never came into my world. – Ingrid Michaelson

Daily Life in Korea 45

My students told me they thought I could be 42 or 7 years old.  Other guesses included 21, 25, and 29.

They also told me about their favorite handsome Korean celebrities.  And that they watch 19+ videos even though they are elementary students and 6th graders.  And Lady Gaga videos-which are disturbing ordinarily but especially strange to a country where 18-25 year old women still wear pastels and talk like babies, and the group you belong to defines you more than personal characteristics.  You never have to figure out who ‘you’ are in Asia.

All in all, glad it is another Friday and I can escape the crazy on the weekend.

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