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(MSNBC)   The joys of dating in Korea   ( divider line
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12592 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jan 2002 at 10:23 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-01-09 10:27:37 AM  
Says Yu Gi Na, a professor of media at Dongkuk University
;nuff said. WTF?
2002-01-09 10:29:34 AM  
After a brief conversation, Ms. Kim and Mr. Yoo exchanged mobile-phone numbers for a possible date later, as clubbers here are wont to do.

Why the fark do people keep talking like this? Did I miss the memo that says we must sound like uppity euro-trash?
2002-01-09 10:29:35 AM  
I'm hanging out at all the wrong places in Korea, damn it!
2002-01-09 10:31:03 AM  
throw cock and ball torture in the mix and you have yourself a winner

2002-01-09 10:32:20 AM  
The waiters go by easy-to-remember nicknames, the better to set themselves up for big tips. One calls himself "Park Chan Ho," after the Korean pitcher for the Texas Rangers. Another goes by "bin Laden" because, he says, "I'm hip to current events."

2002-01-09 10:34:45 AM  
"clubbers here are wont to do"

this "wont to" shiat is getting out of hand
2002-01-09 10:37:11 AM  
how come it's so easy getting laid in Seoul then? are the hookers free? or is there some kind of double standard for white boys like me?
2002-01-09 10:37:46 AM  
"Come quick. It's a complete girls' bathtub tonight. Hurry and make your pick."

I love it when it's a girl's bathtub
2002-01-09 10:39:31 AM  
So a guy sees a hot girl he wants to meet, and when she blows him off, a big bouncer comes and drags her over to him... This is like some kind of nerd-loser fantasy.

Look for a Korean Fark party coming soon.
2002-01-09 10:40:23 AM  
best line is at the very end:

"This is the only way to meet men naturally."

also, $250 for a bottle of whiskey?!?!?
2002-01-09 10:40:27 AM  
Damn, you place an order. That's really cool. "You 10 o clock, you 10:30, bring a friend" Ok really bad quote.

Does this seem very much like the I club you over the head and drag you back to my cave? Gotta love retro.
2002-01-09 10:40:41 AM  
I guess if she didn't scrimp for the clubs by eating ramen noodles, she could afford to eat the dogmeat stew?
2002-01-09 10:43:34 AM  
wow.. too bad they don't have these in France.. it would solve all my women problems ! (yeah, right...)

I can imagine the scene:
"-waiter, please bring me this young woman.
*waiters brings the girl*
-nah, up close she doesn't look that good anymore, take her away.."
2002-01-09 10:51:37 AM  
Hmm I thought young couples in Korea usually met playing Starcraft
2002-01-09 10:52:22 AM  
Look! They're different from us! Lets laugh at them!!
2002-01-09 10:52:33 AM  
These people are natural born losers. I think they all lack common sense. Bin laden Hip? But, what else can you expect from a 3rd World, oppressive country .

Oh yeah, I call myself Brad Pitt when I pick up girls in NYC. It's quite effective.
2002-01-09 10:52:59 AM  
should open clubs like that in the US..I'm sure they'd go over real well
2002-01-09 10:55:40 AM  
Ehhh yeah I'll have a draft beer and that fine peice of ass sitting in the corner over there.

Boy nothin better for the ego than to have someone force a girl to talk to you.
2002-01-09 10:57:17 AM inefficient -- spend hundreds of dollars to meet women, and there's no guarantee of sex? What's the world coming to!
2002-01-09 10:59:49 AM  
good one Skg ! :))
2002-01-09 11:04:31 AM  
This just goes to prove my theory that "No" means "Yes".
2002-01-09 11:05:05 AM  
obviously, Koreans are the coolest people they know.
2002-01-09 11:09:14 AM  
I'm going to one of these clubs. My name will be "Park My Pole".
2002-01-09 11:19:08 AM  
Look! They're different from us! Lets laugh at them!

That's the spirit!

Anyway, I just think it's a good thing for those juicie girls that my husband (and all this friends and all his friend's friends) met in Korea aren't violating their strict Korean moral code to actually walk up and talk to the men uninvited. Or sit next to them. Or sit on their laps. Or any of the less subtle things they might have done but obviously didn't because it's immoral.
2002-01-09 11:25:53 AM  
Actually Rabb I think they do that in the club's basement. Or on the street. It's Korea. Who knows?
2002-01-09 11:26:21 AM  
Mr. Park went to the club a few nights later decked out in an expensive black Zegna suit and pink-tinted glasses. He was soon busy checking out the female-only tables. "Bring me the one over there with a lot of makeup and long hair," he told "Psycho," his waiter.

I'd like to punch this guy square in the face.
2002-01-09 11:28:07 AM  
This is just so sad. I'm laughing my ass off. Krazy Koreans.
2002-01-09 11:30:38 AM  
Maybe Scorpion from Mortal Kombat can get a job there now that his fighting days are over. 'Get over here!'*


2002-01-09 11:31:43 AM  
Lee Hyo Jin, a 28-year-old working at a telecommunications company, says he ordered imported whiskey because it tastes better. "I also want the girls that I book to know that I have class and money," he says.

I'm having a lot of fun with this article. So many dumbass statements...

"class and money"??? how about personality ?
2002-01-09 11:41:40 AM  
"Clubbers with deeper pockets, and a deeper desperation to stand out, can pay up to $250 more for a bottle of Johnny Walker scotch instead of the domestic stuff"

$250 for Johnny Walker?!?? Buahahahahahahhaahhaa!!! What a joke! That weak-ass shiat is just that - weak-ass shiat! I am taking a guess that Koreans don't know shiat about what good scotch is. I am sure that they can get good scotch in Korea. shiat, $250 for low-grade American swill?!?!?!?? Pathetic!!

-he who stacks pork
2002-01-09 11:47:36 AM  
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I believe it was Margaret Cho whose favorite pick-up line was, "Stick it in!".

2002-01-09 11:48:56 AM  
"I am sure that they can get good scotch in Korea. shiat, $250 for low-grade American swill?!?!?!?? Pathetic!!"

But to them, it's an exotic import. The number one American imported beer that I saw in Korea--yes, you guessed it, Budweiser. Nasty shiat. But the big Korean brand beers also tasted like American light beers. It was beer hell.
I never ran into one of these clubs, but it doesn't surprise me in the least.
2002-01-09 11:55:08 AM  
Famous last words at closing time:

"Waiter, what's on special?"
2002-01-09 11:56:48 AM  
"It was beer hell." - no, beer hell is somewhere in east Texas...
2002-01-09 11:58:18 AM  
It's like when I was in Ireland. Someone asked what beer I drank. I said well my (ex) girlfriend like Bud light and so I mostly have to finish that. They looked at me like I was nuts. Well, as in too expensive nuts, not boy are you whipped nuts.
2002-01-09 12:03:00 PM  
"...some sociologists still denounce them [the clubs] as a product of Korea's rapid industrialization and its disorientating encounter with the West."

Oh yeah, nothin' says "Americanization" like a club where spoiled rich boys with pink tinted glasses go to pay waiters named bin Laden and Psycho to drag a girl who's pretending to be innocent over to them in order to exchange mobile phone numbers and ages, talk about modeling, and be wont to have a date later. Yup. Can't walk down the street in any big American city without passing two or three of these every block. Right next to every Starbucks, they are wont to be.
2002-01-09 12:04:51 PM  
By the way, here's a question for any Farkers who are experts on Korea: is EVERYBODY there named Park, Kim, or Ah?
2002-01-09 12:09:28 PM  
Does anyone else find this not-helpful-at-all?:

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2002-01-09 12:12:20 PM  
All i have to say is...Boong-ga Boong-ga(made in Korea for the Japanese).
2002-01-09 12:14:41 PM  
DchoBy the way, here's a question for any Farkers who are experts on Korea: is EVERYBODY there named Park, Kim, or Ah?

I don't know about Ah (doesn't sound familiar) but about 25% of the population is named Park. Another 25% is named Kim...
2002-01-09 12:22:58 PM  
Eli, Dcho: Don't forget Lee. That's gotta be another 15% or so.
2002-01-09 12:23:09 PM  
Dcho:By the way, here's a question for any Farkers who are experts on Korea: is EVERYBODY there named Park, Kim, or Ah?

You are probably thinking of Oh, which is another popular name. I went to college in the Bay Area and there were about 60 Kim's in our school (which was about 5% of the student body, very small school). What is really nice is that even when they pick their Western name they will still pick from the same farking 5 1st names. There were several Paul Kim's, Grace Kim's and Mike Kim's. Made it pretty confusing. A whole page in the yearbook was taken up by Kim's.
2002-01-09 12:27:51 PM  
Using "wont" is short hand for "I went to college! I have read me some books! I am smart! Really! Do not doubt the horsepower of my intellect!"
2002-01-09 12:28:32 PM  
Uhmmmm..... South Korea is neither "third-world" nor "oppressive".

I believe someone up there is too clueless to realize that they speak of NORTH Korea. FOlks... N. Korea is not the country in question here.

I think someone had better do a bit of research on Seoul before opening their uneducated pie-hole.
2002-01-09 12:29:04 PM  
Leopold :

As far as I knew, johnny walker wasn't american. Although a $250 price tag sounds a _really_ steep for the black and red label swill you usually find here. Unfortunately, it also sounds a little on the low end for the blue label. Ah, whiskey....there's so much good about it.
2002-01-09 12:29:15 PM  
Don't forget Sung Hi Lee!
2002-01-09 12:29:15 PM  
Do they only have a few last names because of all the inbreeding?
2002-01-09 12:31:08 PM  
...and the ignorance continues to pour.
2002-01-09 12:31:09 PM  
The one Korean girl I dated was named Din

her father came after me with a golf club
2002-01-09 12:34:18 PM  
No. South Korea is, in my opinion third-world, or at least culturally third-world. I've been there and I know.

And George Hemorrhoid Brett, I bet I know more about Korea then you do.
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