Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ask a Korean! Wiki: What is Your Favorite AAK! Post?

Dear readers,

The five year anniversary of Ask a Korean! is drawing close. The Korean is preparing a big five year anniversary special, and needs your help here.

Please nominate your favorite AAK! posts. You can nominate them in the comment section here. The Korean will take the nominations until the next Sunday, September 25. Then there will be a poll on the blog to pick the Top 10 Posts of AAK!, to be revealed at the five-year anniversary. (Single posts only -- if you liked a series, like Korea-Japan relations series or Confucianism series, please nominate your favorite post within that series.)

As always, thank you all for reading!

Got a question or a comment for the Korean? Email away at askakorean@gmail.com.

34 comments:

  1. Why is StarCraft Popular in Korea?

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  2. YES!! - Why is Starcraft Popular in Korea!

    - a perfect combination of socioeconomic analysis, historical nuance, and geeky content!

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  3. Posts on dog meat consumption.

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  4. Dog: It's what's for dinner.

    Best picture ever.

    Best topic ever.

    Best argument ever.

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  5. I like this one, and also this one, which is part of this series.

    As for the dog meat consumption post, anything to highlight the nut job that is Kevin Lahey.

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  6. Korean language - with the particles list at the end.

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  7. Another Person's Room:
    http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2011/08/another-persons-room.html

    Writing an article about socks is exquisite. Making a point with one is grand. Bravo!

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  8. The Best Way to Learn Foreign Language

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  9. Because Starcraft is the national sport of Korea, mine would definitely have to be-

    Why is StarCraft Popular in Korea?

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  10. I think everyone (Koreans and foreigners in Korea) should read the 'Fan Death' post.

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  11. North Korean Riot in 1998

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  12. Confucianism and Korea Series Part II: What is Confucianism.

    Thanks for the great post.

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  13. Whatever happened to the adoption series?

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  14. Dog meat. So far it's the best example of what makes AAK great.

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  15. There are many good ones, but my favorite are "The Korean's English Acquisition, and the Best Method to Master a Foreign Language, Guaranteed" and the "Confucianism and Korea" series (it's a campy read).

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  16. I vote for "FAN DEATH IS REAL" and "The Best Way to Learn Foreign Language"

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  17. Confucianism and Korea, the entire series.

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  18. I vote for:

    The Ultimate Korean Looks List – How to Pick Koreans from Other Asians Just by Looking at Them

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  19. My favorite would have to be
    http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2011/09/language-split-personalities.html

    The question of how personality relates to language is interesting, but what I loved about it was your personal story of consciously shaping yourself after moving to the U.S.

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  20. How spot Koreans.
    http://askakorean.blogspot.com/2008/09/ultimate-korean-looks-list-how-to-pick.html

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  21. David F. -- it is in the works.

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  22. For me, the most incisive post you ever wrote was "Why You Should Never Listen to Asian American 'Writers' of Angst." It made me cry and helped me to articulate my own feelings about Asian-American identity.

    A close second is "The Korean's English Acquisition, and the Best Method to Master a Foreign Language, Guaranteed." That's just a ridiculous (but inspiring) journey.

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  24. Probably one of the more personal posts, but nevertheless my favorite: A Retrospective on Identity: State of a Gyopo at Age 30.

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  25. The Korean's English Acquisition, and the Best Method to Master a Foreign Language, Guaranteed

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  26. Some of my favorites are:

    How Dare You Call Me By My Name!
    The Korean’s English Acquisition
    FAN DEATH IS REAL
    A Retrospective on Identity
    Open Letter to Non-Asian People

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  27. Why don't you ask the question on FB? I'm sure a lot of people are connected.
    My favorite post:
    Why is StarCraft Popular in Korea?

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  28. I'd have to say that the Korea-Japan Relation Saga, How Dare You Call Me By My Name!, and The Korean’s English Acquisition were some of my FAVORITE posts...but I'd have to say that my ULTIMATE favorite was(were) the Confucianism and Korea series..I don't want to sound overly dramatic or anything, but it really changed my life in a way...it just made things make more sense. As weird/sad/strange as it may sound, understanding that part about Korea helped me understand my parents..and the way they raised me..and way my dad was for most of my life. It's weird...but I thank you for that awesome series TK. I probably wld have never known about an integral part of my own culture (sadly) had I not stumbled across your blog..

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  29. So many of them:
    - God Loves Tiger Mom
    - How Dare You Call Me By My Name!
    - Drunk Last Night, Drunk the Night Before...
    - How to Hold Jesa
    and
    my first read into this blog where it contains this line: before he is a Korean, he is a man - you know - that one

    Many happy years to come!

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  30. No further nominations, thank you all.

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