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Friday, July 31, 2015

Korea rolls out 'smoking booths' on the streets

Article: What are your thoughts on the 'street smoking booths'?

Source: Herald Econ via Nate

1. [+2,036, -35] I think smoking booths are a great idea. I am seriously opposed to anyone just smoking on the streets.

2. [+1,657, -27] Well go on and make them so I can smoke inside

3. [+1,645, -99] If you see a smoking booth, please go smoke inside that... don't continue to smoke out in public just because you don't want to smell the smoke of another smoker.

4. [+52, -5] Considering the higher taxes on cigarettes, they better be using that money to make separate facilities for smokers. It's good for non-smokers too since it keeps the smoke away from them ㅡㅡ arguing that these booths go against anti smoking campaigns is a bunch of excuses ㅡ

5. [+43, -1] These booths go against anti smoking campaigns? Cigarettes shouldn't be sold at all then ㅡㅡ but if you're going to keep selling them, then make sure these booths are being made. It's an uncomfortable situation for both smokers and non-smokers on the streets.

6. [+41, -8] The funnier thing is that even smokers don't want to smoke in the booths because it's full of smoke from other people so they continue to smoke outside ㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+31, -3] I think it's pointless... I saw it on the news before and people were smoking with the booth door open... I'm seriously so tired of people who smoke on the streets and make me deal with it

8. [+28, -2] I read this article on the bus and got off at a terminal in Seoul and saw a smoking booth there... barely anyone was smoking inside of it, everyone was smoking outside, and some even smoking in the booth with the door open! I think it's because it's so hot in there but it's just some more things to consider when installing these booths!!

9. [+20, -3] As a smoker, I'm all for these booths. I always make sure to smoke in alleyways with no people in them but sometimes I'll see a kid with his mom coming through and it's awkward for both me and the mom. I'd rather they increase the number of these booths so that I can enjoy my smoke without worrying about other people. If they're raising the prices of cigarettes, shouldn't they be giving us more facilities like this?

10. [+18, -2] Install these booths nationwide and add an air conditioner to them. The expenses can come out of the increased prices of cigarettes. Increase the price of a pack to $10 and use the extra money on building smoking booths ㅋㅋ

11. [+16, -0] I agree that it's better to build 'designated smoking zones' than only 'no smoking zones'... because people end up seeing the no smoking zones and smoke anywhere else they please.


[Pann] Fan accounts of Sunggyu people watching on the streets

Pann: This sighting account of Sunggyu feels sad for some reason ㅋㅋ

"I saw Sunggyu at Sangsoo. He was wearing a beanie and sitting crouched at a curb on the street and basically people watched for about 30 minutes ㅋㅋ but nobody recognized him. There's a lot of people just passing by there so maybe people didn't care about someone just sitting crouched there and I'm sure many doubted that a celebrity would be like that for 30 minutes ㅋㅋㅋ I recognized him while looking outside the window at my part time job.

I passed my job to the next shift and was on my way home when I noticed that he was still there so I told him that I was a fan and asked what he was doing. He said, 'Finally someone recognizes me, thank you' and then left after a couple minutes ㅋㅋㅋㅋ I wonder if he was testing his public recognition level on his own?

The funnier part is that my home is on the same road Sunggyu was taking so it looked like I was following him. Sunggyu kept stealing glances at me and then said, 'Sorry but you can go your own way now' so I told him that I was actually on my way home too, which seemed like it embarrassed him so he started laughing quietly with his mouth wide open like Heo Youngji does and said again, 'Pathetic little me made a misunderstanding, sorry about that. Would you like an autograph?', which I declined for a handshake before going back home."


1. [+352, -1] Sunggyu said that he takes the taxi out to go people watching... he'll people watch for 15~30 minutes and go back home zㅋㅋㅋ please don't think of our leader as weird, just pass him by ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

2. [+277, -2] "pathetic little me" ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ don't be like that, Sunggyu-ya

3. [+256, -4] "pathetic little me made a misunderstanding" ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ something about this story makes me laugh and feel sad... I'm at risk of becoming a fan

4. [+108, -0] While watching '4gaji Show', I felt that he's a lonely person... his family lives far away, he doesn't try to depend on the members, he has a shy personality, and doesn't have many other celebrity friends...

5. [+77, -0] I'm a B2uty but it's adorable how he says "pathetic little me made a misunderstanding" ㅋㅋ so charming. Jang Dongwoo also visits this one place so often that people there don't even trat him like a celebrity anymore ㅋㅋ

6. [+66, -0] Reminds me of another sighting account when Sunggyu was back in his hometown and someone asked:
Person: Are you by chance Sunggyu...?
Sunggyu: Yes, I am
Person: Where's L?
Sunggyu: He died

7. [+65, -0] INFINITE has such a clean private life... so jealous.. I'm an EXO-L and it's really hard being a fan these days

8. [+64, -0] Sunggyu said on '4gaji Show' that he feels super lonely when he wants to meet with friends but they're too busy so he'll go out to places like Itaewon to people watch... which makes him feel even lonelier ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ Seems he suffers from loneliness during hiatus... it's a funny sighting account but it also makes me feel bad for him ㅠㅠ

9. [+60, -1] It's a cute story for people to read but for real fans who've watched him on '4gaji Show', it's not all that funny... Sunggyu seems like the type of celebrity who struggles with the huge difference/gap between being cheered for on stage and then going back to a normal life and feeling lonely... INFINITE really knows how precious every moment they're working is.
'4gaji Show' Sunggyu: There are times when I'm so bored and want to meet with someone but if a friend doesn't have the time, I'll go to Itaewon and do nothing but people watch. Not for long either, I'll maybe walk around for like 10-15 minutes and drive back home.
Therapist: And does that make you feel better?
Sunggyu: No

10. [+57, -0] (Another fan account) "I saw Sunggyu with a hoodie on at Garosugil and he was just walking alone with nobody recognizing him. I was wondering if it was actually him and was about to go my own way but I kept walking back to check if it was him and I thought it was so I said 'uh!!' out loud and he looked at me and went 'uh?' too ㅋㅋㅋ and I don't know why I randomly said this to him, I still don't get why I did ㅋㅋㅋ, but I told him 'it's been a while....' and Sunggyu could've just been like 'who are you?' but he hesitated before saying, 'oh yeah, you've been well, right?' and I just said 'yeah...' and he said 'yeah...' and I said 'yeah...' and then Sunggyu said 'yeah' and bowed and said 'I'll be leaving now' so I said 'farewell, fighting'. It was the weirdest feeling celebrity encounter I've ever had so I could never forget it."

11. [+43, -0] Yeah, I agree that it's a cute story for non-fans but to Inspirits, it makes us feel sad. Sunggyu met with a therapist on '4gaji Show' and mentioned that he doesn't have hobbies so he usually meets with friends on his off time but if they're busy, he'll go out and wander around like that. But he only does it briefly and it doesn't make him feel any better. He's not the type to depend on anyone so it seems he's struggling emotionally. I'm really glad he has the other members with him. Woohyun said that Sunggyu's hobby is singing but it's so second nature to him that he doesn't realize that and something about him saying that made me feel really good about being an INFINITE fan. The members have such a clear relationship with one another that is so loyal and no one else can break through. The little things they say really tug at my heartstrings.


Bora shows off her pants 404 airport fashion

Article: SISTAR's Bora 'just wearing a shirt? pants missing airport fashion'

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+493, -16] I clicked into the article to leave a comment saying "she's obviously wearing pants ㅡㅡ" but I looked at the picture and it really does look like she's not

2. [+451, -18] Her shoes look like they'd be so hot ㅜㅜ

3. [+349, -49] I bet those shoes are so stuffy that her feet smell like fermented soy beans mixed with vinegar and more bean paste

4. [+23, -6] Looks a bit much

5. [+22, -1] Please change your hair color, really doesn't match

6. [+22, -0] I was going to defend her but you really can't see her pants so I'm just leaving

7. [+18, -1] Seriously despise this type of fashion

8. [+17, -0] Bora-ya, those shoes look hot

9. [+17, -1] Looks like she's wearing panties

10. [+14, -0] I bet her feet are so sweaty ㅠ


[Pann] Random photoshop combinations of female idols

Hani + Yura + IU

Sulli + Yeri + Goo Hara

Jinyi + Joy + Jang Yein

Yoo Ji Ae + Taeyeon

Son Naeun + Suzy + Yura

IU + Yeri + Goo Hara

Jinyi + Lee Mi Joo

Yura + Suzy + Goo Hara

Yoo Ji Ae + Hani + Joy

Pann: Photoshopped pictures of female idols

1. [+164, -15] Sulli, Yeri, and Goo Hara combo is seriously pretty ㅠㅠㅠ If she was a real existing idol, she'd own every current female idol

2. [+116, -11] Sulli + Yeri + Goo Hara looks amazing

3. [+83, -103] Son Naeun + Suzy + Yura looks the best

4. [+41, -1] Hul, Yoo Ji Ae + Taeyeon is my style.. she's cute

5. [+30, -5] Yoo Ji Ae + Taeyeon is my wannabe face... imagine having this face at school, there wouldn't be a guy who didn't have a crush on her.

6. [+27, -0] Yoo Ji Ae + Taeyeon is super pretty ㅠㅠㅠㅠ my wannabe face

7. [+24, -1] Yoo Ji Ae + Taeyeon is my preference..

8. [+23, -0] ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Yoo Ji Ae + Taeyeon actually looks interesting... a combination I never really thought of

9. [+23, -0] I'm seeing a lot of Goo Hara's features everywhere

10. [+20, -1] Krystal + Sulli... super pretty

11. [+19, -0] Seems you mix in Goo Hara with anyone and the result is pretty

12. [+17, -1] I really like Yoo Ji Ae + Taeyeon, both have such a babyish image ㅜㅜㅜㅜ


Waitstaff revealed to have leaked Bae Yong Joon and Park Soo Jin's video

Article: Staff who leaked the video of Bae Yong Joon and Park Soo Jin apologizes... "Genuinely apologetic"

Source: OSEN via Nate

1. [+1,275, -60] Hul... not even a friend but a staff member.. why did they do it ㅠ

2. [+1,215, -82] So a staff member leaked it... I was going to call whoever that did it trash if it turned out to be their friend but it was a staff member. Why doesn't the hotel train their staff better? This isn't some run of the mill wedding.. All three were negatively affected by this, with people thinking of Bae Yong Joon as a pervert, Park Soo Jin being embarrassed, and Park Jin Young looking like he's blaming the wrong people.. tsk tsk.

3. [+891, -196] I think it's also an issue of people blowing this out of proportion. People play worse pranks on the couple at wedding receptions that are a lot more scandalous than making the groom touch the bride's butt.

4. [+73, -46] If it was a staff member, his outfit should've looked obvious. The staff was able to walk up with his cellphone recording? And Bae Yong Joon looked at him and laughed too.. why would he allow that if it was just a staff? Pretty suspicious

5. [+69, -5] The camera went up to the couple with the other friends, doesn't make any sense that they would've allowed a staff to do that openly

6. [+56, -8] I honestly don't think it was a "staff member". Netizens pointed it out that it was probably one of their friends who did it so they probably made up a new account to make it seem like it was a staff. Who would actually come out and admit to recording that and leaking it? It's 100% a show made up by Park Jin Young, I bet. Or he paid someone off to say it.

7. [+53, -5] Bae Yong Joon looked right at the camera. So he basically let a staff get away with filming him???

8. [+50, -0] Why would he let a staff come up and film him so closely get away with it then;;

9. [+46, -8] I think they're lying. They wanted to show off how much fun they had with the video but instead people were focusing on Buttsama so they changed their minds and claimed it was leaked by a staff member. No way would Bae Yong Joon just watch himself being filmed and not do anything about it.

10. [+46, -7] As if I'd ever believe they let a staff sit at a table with other celebrities just chatting away and filming a private event.


Source: Naver

1. [+18,726, -433] He became Buttsama in a day

2. [+11,746, -383] Okay, that's enough now

3. [+13,604, -2,403] Still wrong of him to grope her butt in front of so many people ㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+7,312, -592] At least they apologized...

5. [+4,839, -338] Park Jin Young basically threw gas on the fire and fanned it. Should've just kept quiet about the entire thing but I bet him making a fuss over it made 10 times more people watch the video ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

6. [+2,738, -366] Men keep defending Bae Yong Joon saying there's no reason he shouldn't be able to touch his own wife... that's fine and all in privacy but you obviously know your in-laws and other adults are sitting there watching you, do you not know how embarrassing it feels as a woman to be treated like that in front of them? ㅡㅡ Bae Yong Joon crossed the line.. he didn't even graze her butt but actually touched it..

7. [+2,321, -79] How exactly does a waiter passing around drinks be allowed to blatantly film something like this? He totally walked up to the couple to film ㅋㅋㅋㅋ It makes more sense for a friend to have filmed it to watch in the privacy of their friend circle but somehow it got leaked...

8. [+2,133, -45] So yeah, I think this couple failed at having the "quiet wedding" they were talking about

9. [+2,147, -111] Buttsama's image is not what it seems

10. [+1,911, -76] But he kept touching her butt even after seeing the camera