Friday, October 30, 2009

South Korea OST

Songs that I would put on a CD to sum up my experience in South Korea. In no particular order:

1. It's Five O'Clock Somewhere (Allan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett)
2. To The Left (Beyonce) [The joke being that Koreans default to passing people on the left when they walk, despite driving on the right. The government actually just launched a "pass on the right" campaign. I'll post pictures of the signs sometime.]
3. Alcohol (BNL)
4. Take This Job And Shove It (Johnny Paycheck)
5. Just Dance (Lady Gaga)
6. Changeless (Carbon Leaf)
7. So Far Away (Carole King)
8. Ana Ng (TMBG)
9. Carpe Diem Baby (Metallica)
10. Suicide is Painless (the theme from M.A.S.H.) (preferably the version by The Ventures)
11. Take Me Home, Country Roads (John Denver)
12. I Got A Feeling (Black Eyed Peas)
13. Fight For Your Right to Party (Beastie Boys)
14. It's A Hard Knock Life (the original from Annie, not the "Ghetto Anthem" Jay-Z remix)
15. Who Needs Sleep? (BNL) (Korean students probably get about 4 - 5 hours of sleep a night on average; it's not unusual to see some of them doze off in class.)

Also more songs that would go on the album I would ideally write and record about being an Engrishee teacher:

Gimbap (to the tune of "Mmmbop")
One Night in Hongdae (ref. "One Night in Bangkok")
Seoul Man

1 comment:

  1. You've probably heard a Catholic (I think?) song called "Praise Him." It goes something like "Praise Him...Praise Him...Praise Him in the morning, praise Him in the noontime, Praise Him...Praise Him when the sun goes down." It appears in The Darjeeling Limited, if that helps.

    Well, I thought of a parody song that would explain the Korean diet to foreigners. It goes..."Kimchee...Kimchee...Kimchee in the morning, Kimchee in the noontime...Kimchee...Kimchee...Kimchee when the sun goes down."