If you’re a regular viewer of Korean movies or drama, you’re most probably familiar with this habit of Koreans to remove the batteries on their cellphones when they want to hang up on someone and they don’t want to be bothered by another call. Most people who are not Korean usually find this very odd as we can just turn off the phone if we want to, no need to remove the battery.
Last night, Thet asked Rizza if in her three-month stay in Seoul, she was able to find out why Koreans have this habit of removing the batteries from their cellphones if they want to turn off their phones. It turns out, all Korean handsets do not have an OFF button. The only way one can turn his cellphone off is to remove the battery.
So the next time you see that scene in Korean drama or movies, don’t laugh or scratch your head anymore. There’s your explanation right there.
A little bit of ranting here: it seems some people really don’t know the meaning of internet respect.
I just saw Rizza’s blog entry about her encounter with Bi at the JYPE office reposted on another forum, which was being credited to another forum. Meaning, one forum copy-pasted the entire thing from Rizza’s blog, then another person reposted that post on another forum, and credited the forum where she got it instead of crediting Rizza’s blog.
While it is ok that they did put the source of the story on the post, what bothered me was I asked Rizza if that forum asked permission from her to repost her blog entry on their site, and she said they did not.
Re-posting from one forum to another may be fine to some pe0ple, but re-posting personal stories from personal blogs, all the more without even asking permission from the blog owner, is an entirely different banana altogether. Did it ever occur to those people that there might be a reason why Rizza opted to post her story on her blog instead of in forums like what other fans did?
C’mon, we’re all adults here. Just a short note informing the blog owner about taking out her personal story from her blog is enough. Is that too much to ask?