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TOTOMAN!!!

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Who is Totoman? Nobody knows. But is this Totoboy? Totoman reeks of charm, and a deadly smile. Maybe this is Totoman! Totoman likes his grapes deseeded... ...and his ladies, too... He lives on old potted meat in stew. And could this be Totobabe? Mama says it's true. TOTOMAN!!! Totoman Korean Toy Museum and Store, 169-2 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul , 02-725-1756 Admission ₩1,000 ...

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Hello Kitty & Cuppuccino!

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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. That's right, even though Hong Kong's legendary Hello Kitty Cafe lost the fight against gentrification, the ...

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What’s in the Korean News

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I'm impressed that this is only "Part 1."

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Korea’s Dunkin’ Donuts Ruins All the Fun

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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. I tried to resist. This is a country of cakes, and bakeries, and wonderful mad original tasty treats.  But ...

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Sleeping Schoolgirls

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Spotted at Seoul's Leeum Museum of Art. And later replicated by Woo.

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The Bold Boys of Korean Cosplay

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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:   But for the most part, it was "slap-a-cardboard-box-on-my-head" and "bunny-ears" affair.     Sorry lads -- the lovely ladies of Korean cosplay took the prize this ...

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Heavy Petting in Seoul

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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! If you’re feeling that mid-afternoon slump, there are several branches of pet cafes scattered throughout the city where you can un-dull those 4pm doldrums and set your dander allergies on fire. Buy ...

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The 38th Reich: Korean Nazi Cosplay

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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! Now many of you are probably horrified. It's still too recent. But the Koreans love ...

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Outrageously Cute Korean Cosplay: The 21 Favorites

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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. Each and every one of these girls -- dressed like their favorite comic book characters and anime heroes -- was perfect.  Ask them to pose for a photo, ...

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Super Mario Street Art Attacks Seoul

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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. ...

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