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10 Korean products I would export to the U.S. (if I had an export business) #10, SAC SAC Orange Juice

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 20, 2010 by yujinishuge

Love in a can.

This is the beginning of a series of articles in which I will highlight a product that is specific to Korea (in only the Korean market) and make a case for why it should be exported to the U.S. I’ve made a list of 10 of these products, and I think they would do extremely well in the U.S. market either because they don’t exist there (and I think Americans would definitely use them) or they are better than their American counterpart.
10. SAC SAC Orange Juice

You might be scratching your head on this one.  Afterall, we have orange juice in America, right?  Well yes, we do, but SAC SAC is better. Here’s why… Continue reading

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Galaxy Tab!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on September 15, 2010 by yujinishuge

The Galaxy Tab, next to the Samsung's other Apple-challenging Galaxy-S phone.

Via gizmodo.

Okay, so there’s been a lot of hype about Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab, which people have been comparing to the i-pad made by apple.

Just as the Galaxy-S phone was seen as a direct competitor to the i-phone, the Galaxy Tab is a direct competitor of the i-pad.

As I don’t have either one of them, I’m not qualified to make any kind of comparison between the two products, but I can tell you that Samsung knows that the i-pad is popular, and therefore needs to somehow make its product better. The one thing I do know is that Galaxy Tab can use flash, but the ipad can’t.

Android OS based gadgets seem to be gaining prominence, and in some markets where the i-pad isn’t even released, this Galaxy-Tab could take a market share.

Here’s a link to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab website.

Do I want one? YES!

Here’s a comparison with the i-pad:


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Pump it up!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 13, 2010 by yujinishuge

In the late 1990’s a shift in video games occurred. In the 1980’s it was pretty much established that video games were to be played with a hand held controller. The shift occurred as video game technology changed. Games home games went to 3D, and were still primarily being played with a controller, but the coin operated games started needing a gimmick to be worth spending lots of money in an arcade. (Afterall, why would anyone pay good money to play a game in the arcade instead of waiting a few months to buy the home version, which they can play for free?)

So, what kinds of gimmicks started to be prominent?
Well, the first type were the gun games. These actually were not new, as gun games had been made since the 1970’s. But as graphical technology increased, the 3D realism of the gun games made them popular.

And then Japanese arcades became noisier...

Next, there were the music games. Here, the player had to have rhythm to perform a set of actions based on music. There were dancing games, band games, DJ games, and all sorts of games requiring manipulation of a musical instrument-like controller. Here, we will be mainly concerned with the dancing games.
Dancing games? Continue reading

Mildly Funny Korean Jokes Part 11

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 7, 2010 by yujinishuge

I’m grasping for straws at this point. If I can’t find or make up any more jokes this series will end.

In South Korea.. you can always find a party!
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Apple I-Phone 4 vs. Samsung Galaxy S

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 30, 2010 by yujinishuge

The Galaxy-S is poised to sell well as an alternative to the i-Phone 4.

Okay, this isn’t exactly my opinion, but it’s my opinion of a translation of someone else’s opinion.

Another anonymous blogger that I follow, “The Korean” from the blog “Ask A Korean“, actually translated the original text from a Korean language tech blog called Alternative Hypothesis, run by Kim Sang Hoon, who works at the Dong-A Ilbo newspaper.  Trying to read it myself would have taken me probably all day, so thanks to “The Korean” for translating.

After reading the translation I can see exactly how Samsung’s marketing strategy is kind of genius.  Everyone knows that people want the i-Phone, and the Galaxy-S is… well pretty much the phone that people bought who for some reason or another couldn’t get their hands on an i-Phone.  That said, Samsung seems poised to clean up with it.

I’m not going to post the whole article, but the most interesting part of it follows: Continue reading

Dualshock 3 vs. Fantastick, Playstation 3

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 29, 2010 by yujinishuge

I’m really angry right now.  How angry?  I’m livid.  Open your wallet and take out a $50 bill.  Now tear it into tiny tiny pieces and burn them.  That probably won’t make you as angry as I am, because you’re the one who did it to yourself.

To get as angry as I am, you’ll have to give the $50 to someone you trust, then unexpectedly that person will have to tear your $50 into tiny pieces.  Yes, that’s how angry I am.

Why are you so angry?

Well, this is a fairly long story.  A story about me being cheap and waiting a long time to buy expensive things so that they will be cheaper because I’m not the kind of idiot who buys something new just because it’s new.  All video game consoles are expensive when they first come out, because people can’t wait and they line up at stores to buy them.  I laugh at them because when I get around to buying it, it’ll be much cheaper, and I already will know which games and system I want, as I’ve been given ample time to evaluate all the systems before opening up my wallet.  And it’s not like I’m not gonna get a chance to play the games if I don’t buy the system.  Everyone who has the system is going to call me up and ask me to come play with them.

Well this time around it was the same, and I waited patiently as the Nintendo Wii came out, followed by the Playstation 3.  I believe both have been available for 4 years now, and my girlfriend told me that even though I didn’t think I needed another game system that I was going to buy I decided to buy a PS3 and 3 games for only about $320.

The games were pretty fun.  I got a lot of playing time out of Prince of Persia.  Tekken 6 is great if you have someone to play against, as well as FIFA 2010.  All in all I really like the Playstation 3.

Why are you angry again?

I’ll tell you why after the jump. Continue reading

今回は日本語で。。。

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 25, 2010 by yujinishuge

このブログで今まで日本語をあまり使ってないです。それに、一回しようかなって。僕2002年から2005年まで日本の埼玉県、大宮市に住みました。その3年の間働きながら日本語がすごい上手になったけど、今まで4年間韓国に住んでいるし毎日毎日韓国語だけで話しているから、日本語能力はどんどんどんどんだめになっちゃう。日本にいる友達も最近会わない。韓国には日本人の友達もいない。こう言うのはどうすればいいのか?
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