North Korea: China is happiest place

According to North Korea’s Chosun Central Television, China is happiest place on earth, USA’s most dreadful.

North Korean “Global Happiness Index” ranks China no. 1, USA dead last

China is the happiest place on earth(!!) according to a new global happiness index released by North Korea’s Chosun Central Television. China earned 100 out of 100 points, followed closely by North Korea (98 points), then Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela. Coming in at 203rd place is America (or rather “the American Empire”, 美帝国), with only 3 happiness points. South Korea got a measly 18 points for 152nd place. [Source: Shanghaiist]

Wonder how they measure happiness. Number of smiling posters?

Taiwanese doing cover of Bo Peep Bo Peep

This is one of the latest dance craze in Taiwan: 王彩樺 2010 首張個人國台語專輯【有唱有保庇】首波主打歌《保庇》挑戰韓流電音舞曲!節奏強烈的曲風,重新填上詼諧本土的台語歌詞,­王彩樺從綜藝咖變身舞曲新天后!Roughly translated as Wang Cai Hua 2010 Debut self Taiwanese language album, Sing Bo Peep When Singing, hit song, Bo Peep, challenges Korean dance music trends. With an intense rhythmic beat and creatively rewritten Taiwanese language lyrics, the variety show member Wang Cai Hua now is a dance pop queen!

王彩樺 – 保庇 BOBEE 官方完整版MV [HQ]

They are doing a cover of the Korean version by T-ara:

[Dance Version] T-ara – Bo Peep Bo Peep

The Korean video is better.

South Korea possibly attacked again as islanders evacuate

Just a few hours ago, explosions were heard at Yeonpyeong Island, journalist were ordered away. Is this a second wave of artillery?

Meanwhile North Korea calls for state of ultra-emergency:

North says Korean Peninsula in state of ‘ultra-emergency’

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) — North Korea said Sunday that the Korean Peninsula is now in a state of “ultra-emergency,” as South Korea and the United States began massive naval drills south of the Yellow Sea border in a show of force against the North.

In a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, the National Peace Committee of Korea, a propaganda organ of the North, denounced the joint exercise as an attempt to trigger a war against the communist nation. (Source: Yonhap)

It appears today South Korea might be under attack again:

(LEAD) S. Korea evacuates islanders on signs of N. Korean shelling

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Yonhap) — South Korea’s military ordered civilians on Yeonpyeong Island to evacuate to shelters, military officials here said Sunday, as signs of North Korea’s artillery firing were spotted.

“The emergency evacuation order was issued as of 11:18 a.m.,” a military official at the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said. “The military was also put on high alert.”

Signs of North Korean provocations were spotted as sounds of artillery fire were heard, the official said.

The South Korean island was shelled by North Korea on Tuesday. Two marines and two civilians were killed in the North’s artillery attack. Most of some 1,700 civilian residents on the island have already left the island, but some 20 residents are still there.

The emergency evacuation order came as Seoul and Washington started large-scale naval drills in a show of force against North Korean aggression. (Source: Yonhap)

South Korea and USA recently began war exercises at the Yellow Sea border. It has been speculated that this may provoke further action from North Korea which China warned against.

Watch the North Koreans mourn

The respected leader comrade Kim Il Sung (1912-1994) whom the Korean and world people hold in high esteem is revered today as the greatest leader of the working class who with extradordinary wisdom,outstanding ablity of leadership and lofty communist virtues,has been devoting all his life to the sacred cause of the revolution for the independence of the working masses.

Watch the masses cry at the first minute:

Death of the Father of the Socialist Homeland (1/3)

Great Leader Kim Il Sung (1912-1994)

During the long period since he embarked on the road of revolution at an early age,the great leader comrade Kim Il Sung led the unprecedently arduous and complex Korean revolution to victory and made a great contribution to the world revolution.

“The revolutionary peoples, communists and revolutionaries of all the world are calling Comrade Kim Il Sung, the great Leader of the 40 million Korean people, ‘an outstanding strategist of the international revolutionary movement,’ ‘the leader of the liberation movement of the whole world,’ ‘a distinguished leader of the tricontinental peoples’ and ‘a symbol of anti-imperialist struggle.’ They speak of him with boundless respect and veneration.

Grandma never gives up: fails driving 771 times

Fail your driving test before? This grandma failed the preliminary written section 771 times. She wants to get a car for her business.

Woman fails driving test 771 times

A dogged South Korean grandmother has failed her driving test 771 times but is determined to keep trying to pass.

The 68-year-old, identified only by her last name Cha, has taken the test almost every working day since 2005 in the southwestern city of Jeonju. She failed again on Monday for the 771st time.

Choi said that Cha cannot pass the preliminary written section of the test, averaging scores of 30-50 whereas the pass mark is 60 out of 100.

Local media said that Cha sells food and household items door-to-door at apartment complexes, carrying the items in a handcart, but wants to get a car for her business.

Police estimate she has spent almost five million won to take the written test, with each test costing 6,000 won (£2,980) in addition to other expenses.

“I feel sorry every time I see Cha fail. When she passes, I’ll make a commemorative tablet myself and give it to her,” one officer was quoted as saying. (Source: Telegraph)

She spent almost SGD$5488 or USD$3645 and she has a lot of patience!

How to play Rachmaninov’s impossible Prelude in C# minor

Igudesman & Joo performs Rachmaninov’s impossible Prelude in C# minor, Op. 3, No. 2, performed as it is written.

As Rachmaninov’s hands are probably gigantic, he can play his music. Little guys like Joo have no big hands to show off. “Small hands,” Joo admits and then emphasizes, “but only hands small.”

Rachmaninov had big Hands

Good sense of humor. That lighten my day.

Holy! The Microsoft Church Package

Korean retailer, GODpeople Mall, introduces the Microsoft Church Package. Pastors and reverends can now get excited for a lower fee:

Introduce the Microsoft Church Package

Microsoft is probably not involved in this. The Microsoft Church Package consists of the Microsoft Office Standard, Office OneNote, Office Visio, Office Publisher and Expression Web for 199,000 won, which is roughly USD$190. The Microsoft Office Standard retails at 99,000 won (around USD$95).

(via Long Zheng)

It is April Fools’ Day

I didn’t know it’s April Fools’ Day until…

Conversation at 1:45 AM

Wynn: not sleeping ar?
Wynn: tmr got class leh
KahWee: got what class leh
KahWee: got meh
Wynn: ya
Wynn: 9am
KahWee: oh… is it
KahWee: what class is that
Wynn: 108
KahWee: huh
KahWee: really ar
Wynn: april fool
Wynn:
KahWee:

108 is one of the modules I take at school. So fast and it’s April 1st already. Time really flies. April Fools’ a good day to check out the web. Companies like Google always have something prepared for you – typically making some bogus announcement. Some of the not-too-funny April Fools’ pranks include: Continue reading “It is April Fools’ Day”