SK-II: Marriage Market Takeover



“Sheng Nu,” or “leftover women,” is the Chinese term for women aged in their late twenties who are still not yet married.


This video was made by cosmetics company SK-II to highlight the stigma.




Spoof: 브라질 2014 – North Korea wins the group stage on World Cup – 북조선 [ Subtitles 자막 ]





North Korea didn’t even make it to the 2014 World Cup. But here is a spoof video purporting to be from the North Korean news media suggesting that North Korea made it through the group stage by beating Japan 7-0 then beating USA 4-0 and finally beating China 2-0.


Watch carefully and you will see that the voice over does not synchronize with the news anchor’s mouth. The picture of the North Korean flag on the pitch is from the qualifying stages in Asia, not from Brazil.





This is not actually a new video – it was posted to YouTube on July 15th this year. And initially it had no impact. But somehow the “k wave” caught on. And yesterday, this video became the first ever on YouTube to receive one billion views.


Last month (24th November) it already became the most viewed video when it overtook Justin Bieber’s Baby.