Olympic fever has hit Korea. There are special advertisements, it’s the subject of most conversations, and it’s watched everywhere (since you can watch TV on your mobile phone here). Interestingly, they only broadcast events with Korean athletes — I’m used to having more viewing options but here it’s all about national pride. Which means when someone earns gold, the win and the ceremony are on perpetual repeat.

Beijing Olympic Tree (artificial Christmas tree ?!?) provided by the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Culture.