I've been on a 2-month South Korean binger. Holy mother of all things Kimchi! I know by know even unborn children are being exposed to the mystical beast that is Psy. As soon as I heard his majestic voice, I knew my life would never be the same. Who wouldn't feel the same after hearing his line: "I’m a guy,
A guy who is as warm as you during the day, A guy who one-shots his coffee before it even cools down". So kind, yet such a BadAss. Needless to say, I was so moved by the soul of this Seoul-ian, I packed up and lived on the streets of Anyang (in the Gyeonggi-do province) in hopes that I too would be infused with the power of Korea!
With all this Psy-hoopla going around, I can't help but wonder about our chubby little Korean brother, Shin Jae Wa (Jae Shin for you round-eyes). I met Shin in Southern California...yeah, no surprise there. He was a light-hearted chubby boba-lover who liked to talk about rice. That is not even a joke, he really would go on for hours just talking about rice. Hell, he even made a cartoon in college called "The Life Of A Rice". Trust me, you can't make this crap up. Anyways, our little Korea vanished sometime around 2005 and there is much speculation about what happened to him. Some think he is teaching English to poor people back in his hometown of Seoul. Others believe that he is locked in a psych-ward somewhere....WAIT! HOLD THE PHONE! Psych-ward? Psych...Psy. Could it be!?!?!? Has our favorite little Korean mascot, Jae Shin somehow morphed into a worldwide phenomenon? There is no way of knowing, but I would not be surprised if Shin actually was Psy. The only way we'll ever know is if his next big hit is titled, "The Life Of A Rice".
Stoney 'na chwi-hae-sseo' Jones