It was originally a small, amusing project.Perhaps if I re-introduce Ask Kushibo, I'll get on CNN. The downside of that is that it means more work.
"I was in my third year of law school -- before the economy went to hell -- and I found people asking why Korea is this way or that," the Korean tells CNN. "I thought I could start a blog for fun."
The Korean, who prefers to remain anonymous, is the man behind "Ask a Korean!" -- a Q and A blog for people curious about North and South Korea and Korean culture.
Now an attorney who lives in the Washington, D.C. area, the Korean was inspired by "¡Ask a Mexican!," Gustavo Arellano's satirical column that's syndicated across the United States. (In the same vein, among others, there's also "Ask a Frenchman!" and "Ask a Russian.")
Since he answered his first question ("Dear Korean: Why are Korean men such awesome pool players?") in 2006, he's fielded thousands of questions from readers.
"It's almost become like a public diary. I guess the content is what makes it interesting," he said.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
The Korean in CNN International
CNN International has highlighted one of my must-read blogs, Ask A Korean: