Originally Posted by ardgedee
Home again after two weeks in South Korea.
A fun time was had.
Ate a lot of kimchee of course but also had one of the most awesome steaks I've ever eaten in my life. It's a good place for food, if food is a thing you like.
It definitely seems like you had. Glad you're back.
Other headphone-related, but not really related thoughts:
VSONIC's CEO comes off as a part of the second generation rich kid squad. The GR08 thread likes to stalk him on his Sina Weibo (China's analogue to Twitter), and to me, he comes off as a guy who enjoys flaunting his Porsche, his big house, and his attractive young wife. Anyways, China's ｢富二代｣ has come to represent the decaying morality of the nation, especially in the wake of the Bo Xilai scandal and the changing of the politburo guard to the new age princelings, beginning with Xi Jingping. I'm wondering what the diary folks think of this phenomenon.
At the same time, however, VSONIC seems to be one of the few companies that genuinely wants to push the limits of headphone-making in China, something I can't say is part of the ambitions of all of the other half a million or so OEM factories scattered around the Middle Kingdom. What do you guys think of the model that China has adapted for their nation --- give a few a lot of money, so that the entire nation will seem to prosper? Do you guys really think that this model will move China to the forefront as a superpower? The economists seem to think so; the White House fears so. The peasants and farmers have their doubts.
More thoughts, part 2:
I sometimes have to really, really resist the urge to troll on the other forums. Sometimes, I feel really compelled to reply to peoples' questions with a sardonicism that surprises even myself.
Smoking --- I understand the temptation and the extreme difficulty in quitting, and I also know a few members here take a drag here and there, but sometimes when I see people smoking in public places and on the sidewalks (the laws are too lax here), I seriously get miffed, especially when they're in front of the hospital that I work in. Usually I imagine locking them all up in a small room with zero ventilation, and letting them choke on their own smoke. I get so annoyed, it's tough for me to think otherwise.
Edited by tomscy2000 - 10/28/12 at 10:31pm