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Army Chief Says Military to Disband 'Abusive' Unit

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Kim Yo-hwan says that the military will immediately disband units where …

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Police Fail to Establish Cause of Ferry Owner's Death

Police said Tuesday that they have failed to determine the cause ferry owner Yoo Byung-eon’s death.

Yoo, a fraudulent businessman and leader of a crackpot cult, was widely blamed for the April 16 ferry disaster and became the target of a nationwide manhunt that went on long after his decom… …read more

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Choi Woo-ri Talks About Her Passion for Musical

A decade since her debut, actress Choi Woo-ri is getting a lot of attention with her starring role in the musical “42nd Street,” which began July 8. Given that it is rare in Korea to see musicals that focus on a female star, Choi is indeed in a unique position.

The musical, set in the 193… …read more

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RFA: N. Korea Delegation Took part in Arms Expo in Russia

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Radio Free Asia (RFA) says North Korea sent a delegation to an international weapons exhibition in Russia last week.

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Trials in Gwanju on Sewol Crew to be Relayed to Court in Ansan

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Families of the Sewol victims and survivors will be able to watch the trials for the ferry’s captain and crew members live from their hometown as they unfold in Gwangju.

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Pope Says Unable to Stand Neutral with Agony of Sewol Victims' Families

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Pope Francis says he was unable to stand neutral in front of the agony of the families of the Sewol ferry victims.

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Will Sinkholes Sink Lotte World Tower?

When it’s finished in 2016, the Lotte World Tower will reach more than 1,800 feet. But unfortunately, crews are encountering some problems as they near the top: Small sinkholes are forming in the neighborhood, and a nearby lake is mysteriously emptying into… hopefully not the base of the world’s sixth tallest building.

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Where’s The Beef?

Ah North Korea. They try so hard but never seem to quite “get it.” While this is certainly the saddest excuse for a hamburger I have ever seen, it certainly must be better than the average citizens meal, such as rock and twig soup, or worse. The country of North Korea might not be too fond of the United States, but that doesn’t stop its citizens from wanting to try American cuisine. Recently, intrepid traveler Bobthewraith posted these sad photos on Reddit that show what counts as a hamburger according to the state-owned, national flag carrier airline of North Korea, Air Koryo.Read More

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The TARDIS spotted in Seoul.

More than 1000 fans in Seoul will now have the chance to attend a fan event and watch the first episode of the latest season of Doctor Who, in a new venue for the World Tour’s South Korean leg.

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Amusing Meme: Kim Jung Un Bunny

Amusing meme from the interwebtubes. “If you crush a marshmallow bunny it looks like Kim Jung Un.

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LTG: About Last Night

We all have both unique and shared (and uniquely shared) experiences living in Korea. So, I had my typical Friday night of darts at Dolce Vita although somewhat atypically I managed a first place finish.  My nephew Justin came by the bar for a couple of beers and then we headed out to the samgyapsal joint I favor. As is our normal practice the conversation soon turned to politics. And when I start getting wound up my voice gets somewhat intense.  Not shouting really, just kind of aggressive.  I was in this mode when the waitress came to our tableRead More

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ROKDrop Picture of the Day: Construction of Tallest Building In South Korea Completed

More about goings on in Korea can be read about at the ROKDrop.com. The Northeast Asia Trade Tower or NEATT (Korean: 동북아무역타워) is a skyscraper in Songdo International City, the world’s most expensive private real estate project in Incheon Free Economic Zone, South Korea. The 305m (1001 foot) building is currently South Korea’s tallest, and has 68 floors. It surpassed the previous record-holder, Samsung Tower Palace 3 – Tower G in Seoul, when it topped-out in 2009.

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Your Engrish is really bad!

Living in Asia, the western English speaker often comes across glaringly odd examples of bizarre English usage. It is referred to as “Engrish” or more specific to Korea, “Konglish.”

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Pictures of Thailand

Although this blog is mostly dedicated to Korea, there are many interesting destinations in the neighborhood. Plus, these are some great photos from our friend Brick in Thailand. Enjoy.

Photo credits: Brick. Visit our friend Brick on instagram to see more.

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This Korean Policeman Takes His Job Way Too Seriously

Footage has emerged taken via dash cam of a Seoul police officer showing absolute dedication to his job …… getting dragged 200m by a motorbike trying to flee from a ticket infringement.

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ROKDrop Picture of the Day: Angry Onions

Farmers dump onions on a square in front of the South Jeolla Provincial Government building in Muan, southwestern South Korea, on June 19, 2014, in protest of the plunge in the local onion prices.

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South Korea Troops Surround Soldier Who Killed Five Comrades

Late on Saturday night, the soldier threw a grenade and opened fire, killing five members of his unit and wounding seven others, at an outpost in the base at Goseong county, a mountainous region that borders the North on the eastern coast of the peninsula.

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The Korean Pizza Wars Have Begun, They Have

Pizza isn’t Korean food per se, but the Koreans have certainly put their own spin on it.

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Uijeongbu Walk About

Uijeongbu Walk About

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North Korea Official Makes Threat Over Construction of Panmunjom Watchtower

North Korea Official Makes Threat Over Construction of Panmunjom Watchtower

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