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Archive for February, 2008

Midari candy 미달이 사탕

lollies.jpgThis candy was produced by Chungwŏn chegwa around the year 2000. Midari, played by Kim Sŏngŭn, was a popular character from SBS’s TV series ‘Sunp’ung sanpuin’gwa’ (Smooth Sailing Gynaecology). It’s one of many unsuccessful examples of real-life talents being turned into cartoon characters.  Read the rest of this entry »


Technomart parking dance – Technomart 주차춤

advert-girls.jpgFor several years now, Korean women looking like supergirl (the only thing missing is a cape), are employed to stand outside Technomart to direct cars into one of two lanes.  Read the rest of this entry »