Recently the Nintendo Wii arrived in Korea (previously you could only get them with a Japanese interface). Last year we tried to bring one back with us from California. This year my husband’s birthday fell right in the middle of the Beijing Olympics and his brother bought him everything. Good for me — you can bypass most of the Korean language set-up prompts and the games are in English. Better for me — I can ween myself from daily Olympics viewing by competing with Mario & Sonic in Beijing.

Wii play for medals late into the night.