每日英語跟讀 Ep.K176: About South Korea - South Korean ’phone maniac’ won’t give up his LG smartphones
South Korean Ryu Hyun-soo describes himself as an ’’LG phone maniac’’ and says he won’t give up his LG smartphones even though the company is getting out of the business.
LG Electronics Inc. said in April it would wind down its smartphone division by the end of July because of a prolonged sales slump.
Ryu, 53, who has collected nearly 90 devices over 23 years, said the audio quality made him fall in love with them. At his house in Anyang, Ryu has a room dedicated to the devices and the parts and tools to fix them.
He’ll use the LG phones "forever" as long as the parts are still being supplied.
"A Samsung phone is like a smart friend and an Apple phone is like a girlfriend to me. Then a LG phone is like a friend whom I’ve shared the ups and downs of life together with. It is sad to see the friend leaving. It is very sad," Ryu said.
Drenched in purple, South Korean islands draw tourists 沉浸在紫色中 南韓島嶼吸引遊客造訪
On the Banwol and Bakji Islands in southwest South Korea, residents inspired by their native balloon flower have painted their houses, roads and bridges in purple, and planted purple flowers such as lavender and asters to transform their town into a tourist attraction - the ’Purple Islands’.
Restaurants offer purple rice and serve food on purple plates. "Every morning I dress up in purple from head to toe, even including my underwear and shoes, and that makes me happy," said 88-year-old resident Jung Soon-shim, sitting in a purple gazebo.
There are also benches on the islands decorated with the ’I purple you’ slogan made popular by K-pop band BTS member Kim Tae-hyung, which means ’I trust, love and support you.’
Those wearing purple are even allowed free entry to the islands.
身穿紫色服飾的遊客還獲准免費登島。 Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1462184; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1458028