Can anything surprise you after witnessing Korea's ESPN showing a fight between two bulls for entertainment? Possibly, how about a Saturday evening televised fish fight?
Allegedly this is supposed to have some educational value, but the on screen graphics, slow-motion replays, dramatic build-up and a hundred young Korean women voicing their 'wooos' and 'ahhhs' in unison suggests that this may be more for your viewing pleasure than anything else. Actually, I say that you can hear a hundred perfect young female 'wooos' and 'ahhhs' but I hear these on so many programmes I'm beginning to think it's either an audio track, or all Koreans - including the men - sound like this when sat in TV audiences.
And today I woke up to a cockfight:
The fact that this is shown at possibly more educationally-compatible 09:15 on Monday morning as opposed to 22:30 on a Saturday night might provide some hope that this is not just some spectator sport, but unfortunately the camera panned out to reveal a Korean country fair of some description, and the cockfighting was evidently one of its entertainment features. I half-expected to see Borat commentating.
Korean tags: 교육, 싸움, 동물