Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Joker doesn't like that.......

As of last month Korean McDonalds no longer offers free refills on soda.

* photo taken from this site


Kim said...

Hi Jennifer,

Sorry to do this in a comment, but I didn't see an email address for you anywhere. I'm a former native English teacher (lived and worked in Korea for two years) who is now a Master's student at the University of Glasgow. I found your blog through the Korean Blog list and the reason I'm writing to you is I'm hoping that you would be willing to complete a questionnaire that forms part of the research I am conducting for my MSc Information Management & Preservation dissertation.

My dissertation will examine the archival value of blogs, as well as their role (if any) in helping to form and shape a sense of community identity amongst expats living in South Korea. This is being done in order to determine if, and how, they should be preserved.

Basically, I believe that today’s archives are rife with personal diaries and papers which allow us a glimpse into the past. But, what of the archives of the future? How many people today actually keep a pen and paper journal or write letters home? More and more expats living in Korea have replaced diaries and letters home with blogs. Furthermore, due to the nature of the expat community in Korea, much of the information about this community can only be found on the Internet on sites such as blogs (like yours). Therefore, a failure to preserve blogs may create a black hole of information for future generations of archives users.

You can read more about my project as well as fill out my questionnaire by visiting Some of the issues I am examining are what happens to Korea-related blogs when their authors leave Korea and if blog authors would be willing to have their blogs digitally preserved, so I'd be interested to hear your views on these matters. I’d really appreciate it if you could find the time to complete the questionnaire.

(And, if any of your readers want to complete the questionnaire that would be great too, since I'd love to hear from them as well.)

Thank you,

P.S. On a personal note, your wedding photos are gorgeous and your traditional ceremony looks like it was really beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Ok, that Ronald is FREAKY!! No refills! Do they have the $1 any size all summer long deal?
Cindy (Samuel, Madalyn, Rachel)

Annie-Me said...

Dude...I totally saw a kid go up to the counter at McDs the other day and get refused a refill. The kid was all was I. It makes sense now but geez what cheapo's. But then again, how often do you see a table full of people drinking one cola together here...often. I bet its just people taking serious advantage of the refill policy.