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  1. SaltShaker added a post in a topic Mimei and Duncan (PDR-san)   

    Expanding in what you said:
    tldr: Mahoto was arrested on June 2nd for hitting and stepping on the face of his female roommate/girlfriend.
    She is apparently an ex idol who is working as a youtuber in her 10s. Apparently an argument broke out about Mahoto's infidelity, where Mahoto then struck her and stepped on her, causing her to get 2 weeks worth of injuries in the hospital.
    On June 19th, Mahoto posted a video saying that he will stop all activity from here on out.
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  2. SaltShaker added a post in a topic General "non Asians pretending to be Asian" thread   

    So I checked out this Soyeon girl through her Instagram and watched/skimmed through one of her singing videos, and I will point out some flags that indicate that she is not Korean.
    1. In one of her Instagram captions, she writes: 난 너무 늦었어! 고마워요 as well as a direct English translation below. The flow of these two sentences are off (casual then formal) and the first sentence structure is beyond basic and elementary. 
    2.A lot of her tags are #서울 #부산 and coincidentally #BTS, which give me the notion that she is a BTS fan and trying to ride their fame.
    3. She claims that she went to Shindong Middle School and was born in Pyeongchang-dong. Although both are in Seoul, Shindong MS is not in the same school district as Pyeongchang-dong to my knowledge. Yes, she could have moved around within Seoul, but most of the time, you only list your high school and higher education on professional profiles. Her listing her middle school seems to me like a, look at me, I'm sooo Korean type of deal.
    4. In one of her videos, she speaks very little Korean. And repeats one phrase of Korean over and over again. Personally I think it's a small indicator of inability to speak Korean. (On a biased note, there are so many talented artists in Korea already, it'll be very difficult for her to succeed in the industry at her current level.)
    5. Also personal bias and experence time: Pyeongchang-dong is one of the very wealthy neighborhoods within Seoul and typically very socially conservative. I have a hard time believing that a multiracial couple was supposedly able to live in such an expensive neighborhood for such a period of time to be able to birth their baby there.
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  3. SaltShaker added a post in a topic General "non Asians pretending to be Asian" thread   

    Her Korean is off. 이탈리아로 휴가에 사랑하는 할아버지를 초대했어. 할아버지를 다루어야한다!
    The first sentence sounds very awkward, but not completely wrong. However, because of the placement within the sentence, it sounds very awkward. A better sentence structure would be 사랑하는 할아버지를 이탈리아로 휴가에 초대했어.
    다루다 means "to take care of", sure, but it means to take care of objects not humans. I think the better translation equivalent is "to handle (an non-human thing)." If she wanted to say that she wanted say take care of grandpa, the correct way would be to say "할아버지를 챙겨드려야지" or something like that. Also her verb conjugations is very stiff.
    Another big indicator that she is not good at Korean is her hashtags. #하피휴가 Koreans don't spell "happy" 하피. It's more commonly written as 해피 
    Her Japanese isn't as bad, but has a couple of grammatical errors. The most obvious one is おじいちゃんを大事にするべき。する+べき=すべき、not するべき like she wrote. Also, pretty sure での in the first sentence should be に instead.

    I don't think she has that strong of a grasp on either languages. 
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  4. SaltShaker added a post in a topic General Koreaboo Thread   

  5. SaltShaker added a post in a topic Gangnam Unnie   

  6. SaltShaker added a post in a topic Gangnam Unnie   

    Just wanted to pop in and say that smaller heads are desired for the “golden ratio” for your height. We commonly say 7등신 8등신 etc, and having a smaller head makes you look a lot taller. But I do agree that most of the photoshopped pictures here look very crazy. If you are a 7등신 like shown in the picture below, you are considered to have a very well balanced body ratio and could potentially be a model regardless of your actual height.

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  7. SaltShaker added a post in a topic General "non Asians pretending to be Asian" thread   

    Honestly, even if OP was trying to make it untranslatable...this is not the way to do it. untranslatable Korean done by actual Koreans still have good grammatical structure...

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  8. SaltShaker added a post in a topic Eat Your Kimchi (Simon and Martina)   

    Sorry to revive this thread, but I digged up some stuff if any of you are interested.
    A blog post from 2013, saying why they're not pursuing Korean any further
    Couple videos showcasing their Korean speaking:
    My thoughts:
    Also, Rachel & Martina's comparison between Japan and Korea was the biggest fuck you to Korea ever. Like Rachel was obviously so happy to share such positive things about Japan, and Martina had not one positive thing to say? And a lot of the things Martina mentioned aren't true outside of the foreigner-friendly places...(I could go on and on; if you want me to talk about why eat negative point Martina makes in that video is wrong, let me know. lol)
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  9. SaltShaker added a post in a topic Simply_Kenna/cozykitsune [Thread 5]   

    Yep. She also commented this about her apology video.

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  10. SaltShaker added a post in a topic Mimei and Duncan (PDR-san)   

    Duncan has been posting videos consistently on his Japanese YouTube, but Mimei has been off the internet (Twitter) since Suga's death.
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  11. SaltShaker added a post in a topic Emily Mei / emilythemermaid   

    Honestly, this isn't that bad.
    Her hanbok seems more respectable than what other koreaboos would wear as a costume. It would have been better if she went for an everyday hanbok rather than a fully embroidered royalty resembling hanbok. Embroidered symbols are particular to that era of rule, so I doubt she put much effort into learning about the history behind her hanbok. It makes it seem like she's pushing the oh-la-la, I'm so much better than all the other regular hanbok wearers out there. Even though hers looks like a cheap rendition of a more expensive one.Her hair is slicked back and seemingly braided in one, which is very traditional.
    The look would have been better if she ditched the ugly Gucci purse and carried a traditional 복주머니 or other traditional "purses"
    She's also taking a picture of a traditional Korean village, which earns bonus points from me.

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  12. SaltShaker added a post in a topic General "non Asians pretending to be Asian" thread   

    Fortunately for Jasmine, a lot of more "tourist" destinations like Seoul and Busan have a sizable English speaking community. English is such a big part of the Korean education system, that although some Koreans may not speak English fluently, many especially in the "big cities" have at least basic English skills. So even if Jasmine did not know Korean, she would be able to get by fine.

    Also, I am SO EXCITED to see Jasmine's poor attempt at a 100 day (백일) celebration. Need more things to laugh about.
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  13. SaltShaker added a post in a topic General "non Asians pretending to be Asian" thread   

    You are completely valid in using a Korean name in Korea, if that's what was necessary. I was commenting on the fact that if you give yourself a Korean name outside of Korea, then its dumb. I hope you had a great time in Korea.
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