Joe, over at the Joshing Gnome, is writing a really interesting series of posts about the Korean idea of "jung" -- a mythical connection between humans that only Koreans share with each other.
He brings together the ideas of Amoral Familism (explained in other places on his blog) with the Korean concept of Jung, in a really interesting way that you may or may not agree with. . . but it's sure thought-provoking.
And just to be a tease, (Bajung Gadung Dung), he's publishing it in parts, one day at a time, so that we have to wait in suspense for each new installment..
(Links as they become available)
This guy knows a lot about Korea, and has a very interesting take on the country. More about him later. . . for now, Joe, here's a video that perhaps illustrates a bit of what you're talking about.
I know this video's nothing new: it's made the round on the K-blogosphere before, but here you go.
Wait for it: forty-three seconds in, something happens that. . . well, I better not say too much.
while I'm posting way-after-the-point clips anyway, let's take a moment to kick it in Geumchon.
Have a good day.