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Corey Worthington - idiot or legend?

TODAY: article and audio

THIS TOPIC HAS ALSO BEEN DISCUSSED HERE

Jason set the tone for today’s lesson by telling us about a party he went to on the weekend where a stripper had been hired – lucky your girlfriend wasn’t there!

We then watched the video below of Corey Worthington, who became famous in 2007/2008 for his organisation of ‘the best street party ever’

what makes a great party?

is it influenced by the number of men or woman?

Kyung Suk thought that this depended on the type of party it was: ‘buck’s’ nights and ‘hen’s’ nights (the parties to celebrate before you get married) were a little different

what did/would you do for your hen’s and buck’s nights? Kyung Suk won’t tell us what she did but we’ll find out!

next class we’ll be talking about the best party you’ve ever been to


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Lachlan, the $1 kisser

TODAY: audio and article

Yes, it was Tamami’s last day, but we ended the week on a positive – free hugs and $1 kisses. Not to mention Jason and his girlfriend celebrated their 500 day anniversary. Congratulations!

It began with us discussing how to show emotion in your country.

In Korea and Japan we all agreed that people are very reluctant to hug or embrace. Some of us don’t even like to hold hands with our boyfriend/husband or girlfriend/wife.

So then, would you hug this guy?

and would you kiss Lachlan Christie in the picture at the top?

Is what he’s doing a bit weird? Why is it okay to hug a stranger but not kiss a stranger?

Versace and Muppet

THIS TOPIC HAS ALSO BEEN DISCUSSED HERE

Firstly, a big welcome to Yosuke!

In class we discussed whether you would drink from the fountain of youth (see link above) or not?

Moa and Helen said they would not. They would prefer to get older as this is the law of nature.

Yosuke and CJ said they would drink from the fountain. And I thought women were the ones who cared about their looks!

Confucius

CJ also mentioned Chinese philosopher Confucius in relation to our discussion on ‘social responsibility’

Confucius was a Chinese thinker and philosopher whose teachings have greatly influenced Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and Taiwanese society.

and here’s a song from Aussie group Youth Group – ‘Forever Young’ + lyrics

Helen mentioned this in class on Monday – Australian paralympian (disabled Olympic athlete) Gerrard Gosens dancing on Channel 7’s TV show ‘Dancing With the Stars’.

He’s blind! That’s just amazing:)

Icons

Posted on: July 20, 2009

royal flying doctor

We also discussed icons today in class. An icon is something or someone of great, enduring importance.

This is why, above, there’s a picture of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, a medical service famous in Australia for reaching rural communities since the late 1920s. They were one of the first flying medical services, used radio, the technology of the time and have since had movies and TV shows made about them. They added the ‘Royal’ in the1940s at the Queen’s permission.

I mentioned Crocodile Dundee as being iconically Australian, here’s a link

What about Korean icons? You suggested:

Former President, Kim Dae-jung, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his communication with North Korea

Former President, Kim Dae-jung, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his communication with North Korea

 Kimchi

Nam San Tower - I'm now told it's called Seoul Tower, but this massive lookout atop the mountains behind Seoul is famous across the country

Nam San Tower - I'm now told it's called Seoul Tower, but this massive lookout atop the mountains behind Seoul is famous across the country

THIS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED WITH ANOTHER CLASS PREVIOUSLY AND CAN BE VIEWED HERE

plus ‘BOGANS’ and transcript

TODAY: article and audio

The teaching of ‘culture’ is always a controversial issue. People often argue that culture cannot be taught, only experienced. That is definitely true, to a point. So that is partly why we’re going on an excursion to Harry’s on Friday. Even then, some of my fellow Sydneysiders would cringe at the thought of our culture being represented by a meat pie. But that’s just the Australian ‘cultural cringe’.

We discussed and read about some of the class systems that seem to exist in Australian culture with the article above. This article describes the way Australians want to be perceived by their fellow people. The excessive patriotism that we were known for is now embarrassing for some (at least in Sydney) and that is explained in the article.

We also discussed some of the culture in your hometown. Moa described Cafe St and Helen said that we should ignore the attractions of the street near her local uni and instead take us to the royal palace in Seoul.

And CJ… gowmegi? How is it spelt CJ? I can’t seem to find it anywhere! CJ said he would take us for a traditional raw fish meal that sounded kind of gross, but never mind, I’m always hungry! Pictures of all of these when I can find them.

What are the class systems like in your country? Do they exist? And what are some of the common features of the different classes?

Here’s the ad that Helen referred to in class – I love it!


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  • What ages/birthdays are important in your culture?
    Following on from the previous lesson, we talked about the best party you’ve ever been to Jason told us about a house party he went to last weekend and touched on an interesting point – parties in Australia are very different to those in South Korea In South Korea parties are usually at a restaurant or […]
  • What makes a good party?
    TODAY: article and audio THIS TOPIC HAS ALSO BEEN DISCUSSED HERE Jason set the tone for today’s lesson by telling us about a party he went to on the weekend where a stripper had been hired – lucky your girlfriend wasn’t there! We then watched the video below of Corey Worthington, who became famous in […]
  • Tourist Habits revisited
    THIS HAS ALSO BEEN DISCUSSED BY ANOTHER CLASS HERE TODAY: article and audio So what are tourists, in this case, Korean tourists, like? Are they clean or messy? Stylish or unstylish? Polite or rude? Do they try to speak the local language and try the local cuisine (local food)? Jason thought that Koreans were messy/untidy […]
  • Parenting – how would you teach your children?
    TODAY: article and audio We’ve discussed what we would like to teach our children, but how would we like our children taught? We outlined private schools, public schools, religion-based schools and home-schooling. Included in this are same-sex/single sex and ‘co-ed’ (boys and girls) schools. What type of school do you attend? Did/Does a same-sex school […] […]
  • Parenting – what would you teach your children?
    For homework we were asked ‘what two things would you teach your children?’ So, what are the two most important things you would teach them? Yosuke suggested teaching manners and encouraging them to be sociable. After all, it’s not what you know, but who you know! Kyoung Suk suggested something slightly different: diligence and love. […]
  • Parenting: how would you discipline your child?
    TODAY: audio and article It seems like people are always complaining about how different today’s youth/Generation Y are. The world is changing and so are our children, yet many parts of society are not changing with them. In Britain this has become a big problem – so much that British schools are thinking of fining […]
  • Free hugs and $1 kisses
    TODAY: audio and article Yes, it was Tamami’s last day, but we ended the week on a positive – free hugs and $1 kisses. Not to mention Jason and his girlfriend celebrated their 500 day anniversary. Congratulations! It began with us discussing how to show emotion in your country. In Korea and Japan we all […]
  • What?! Homeless people make more than we do??
    TODAY: audio and article Yes, it’s true. Homeless man Ken Johnson earns up to $400 a day, just sitting outside Myer about a block from here. That’s potentially $2000 a week. Even on a bad day he reckons he will make $175 – $220. That’s a good day for just about any of our students! […]
  • PLACES TO VISIT – Bertoni Casalinga and Uchi Lounge
    Tamami can’t stop talking about this place, so I thought I might as well mention Bertoni Casalinga , which serves a heap of delicious Italian food on Kent St in the CBD. I’ll have to try one of those paninis Tamomi 🙂 Uchi Lounge happens to be where one of our students Kazuki works. Apparently […]
  • Is class an issue in Australia?
    THIS TOPIC HAS ALSO BEEN DISCUSSED HERE Article and Audio With Andrew and Hans on Friday night we looked into the attitudes Australian’s adopt when they’re overseas. Click the link above for a more in depth look at a discussion of Australian stereotypes including ‘bogans’ and ‘mullets’ – that’s a fine example in the picture […]