Pop Culture Edition.
First, I love this commercial. Love. Korean advertising normally confuses me ever so slightly (probably because I can’t understand what they are saying) but this one is very straight forward. And even though it’s for a diet company, who hasn’t felt like this?
I call him “fat baby” and I think he’s absolutely adorable!
The second one is a new pop song that is making it’s rounds around the world. It’s called “Gangnum Style”, referencing an upscale suburb of Seoul, and sung by a gentleman named Psy. CNN and other major news outlets have been covering it because of it’s widespread popularity.
You can’t not love the “horse riding dance.” Or maybe you can. I don’t know. But, my students sing this all the time even though I think the lyrics might be a little PG-13. Note: This is what ‘sexy’ means in Korea. Everyone is fully clothed and no dirty dancing! It’s such a nice change of pace.