Tag Archives: South Korea

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TOTOMAN!!!

Who is Totoman? Nobody knows.

But is this Totoboy?

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Hello Kitty & Cuppuccino!

Shoved in a back alley of Seoul’s hip Hongdae neighborhood, sandwiched somewhere between “Luxury Ho” Bar and the “F**kFake” Designer Boutique for Men (asterisks not included in actual name), Hello Kitty lives on. Or her cappuccinos do, at least.

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What’s in the Korean News

I’m impressed that this is only “Part 1.”

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Korea’s Dunkin’ Donuts Ruins All the Fun

Imagine a future where donuts come in horrid flavors: carrot, tofu, spinach. Now recognize that the future clearly lives in Korea.  Now imagine how it could be worse…

Yep.  In Korea, they’ve introduced the Broccoli Donut.


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Cute & Kawaii / ,

Sleeping Schoolgirls

Spotted at Seoul’s Leeum Museum of Art.

And later replicated by Woo.

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The Bold Boys of Korean Cosplay

The Ladies of Cosplay — cute, obsessive, meticulous — were a sight to behold. But the boys? Well, there were a few pretty awesome getups, like these….

And this chap was remarkable:

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Heavy Petting in Seoul

A little canine with your coffee? Feline with your free time? Find it here at the Dog and Cat Cafes of South Korea’s capital!

Dog madness

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The 38th Reich: Korean Nazi Cosplay

A couple of days ago, I posted my favorite pictures of cute Korean cosplay girls — but that’s the light-hearted side of Korean cosplay.  Flip the switch — today it’s time for the dark half.  That’s right: Korean Nazis!


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Outrageously Cute Korean Cosplay: The 21 Favorites

While sex workers were planning to set themselves on fire across town (thanks, Comrade Joe), M and I were deep in Comic World at Seoul’s SETEC Convention Center.

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Super Mario Street Art Attacks Seoul

Wandering the streets of Seoul’s hipster haven, Hongdae, you’ll find a treasure trove of awesomeness. But one of the first things to strike you on emerging from the Sangsu subway is this Super-collection of feisty videogame plumbers. They’re all here: Mario, Luigi, power-ups and bosses, too, painted on every telephone pole for blocks. If you run fast enough, humming the theme and blinking your eyes madly, you’ll look like a fool. But it’s still pretty fun.

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