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Old 08-19-2013, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Did you even read the OP?
Of course not. Did you? If I had read it, I would have known that the OP didn't say anything about religious or cultural or linguistic or political or historical similarities, and that addressing the relevance of such similarities would have nothing to do with the point..

 
Old 08-19-2013, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Of course not. Did you? If I had read it, I would have known that the OP didn't say anything about religious or cultural or linguistic or political or historical similarities, and that addressing the relevance of such similarities would have nothing to do with the point..
 
Old 03-18-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Vietnam and South Korea might have some parallels/similarities, but they have more differences than similarities.

The differences between South Korea and Vietnam:

Vietnam has French historic connections and quite a bit of French influence in Vietnam for some architecture, caf bars scene, a huge amount of Vietnamese people that immigrated to France and have connections to family in Vietnam, and maybe also the film movies scene. South Korea does not have any of that French influence.

South Korea is a mixed religion country for popularity of Buddhism and Christianity. The most popular religion in South Korea is surprisingly Christianity. There is also a lot of Secular/Non-Religious South Koreans. Vietnam is almost entirely Buddhist and has very different religious and spiritual demographics compared to South Korea.

South Korea is technically economically wealthier than Vietnam.

Tropical scenery in Vietnam vs. 4 seasons climate in most of South Korea.

The Vietnamese personality is more open, easier to get to know, less serious, while also being more of a mix of introverted+extroverted, and shows another kind of personality compared to South Koreans.

South Korea has to deal with the very tense neighboring country of North Korea. Vietnam does not have any bad, lunatic neighbors to that level.

School Education and Job Careers in Vietnam is a bit more easygoing, relaxing, and a different lifestyle compared to the more workaholic South Koreans.
Actually Vietnam is 6% Christian, which while not that high is higher than it's SEA neighbours. For comparison Thailand is only 0.7% Christian. Plus there are some towns which seem dominated by Catholicism. Plus as in Korea, Confucianism/Daoism/Buddhism (triple religion) is probably more common than pure Buddhism.
 
Old 03-18-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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They both are known to consume dog meat.
 
Old 03-18-2014, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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They both are known to consume dog meat.
Indeed. Dog meat consumption in Hanoi is quite obvious even to a tourist if you have a guide to point it out. In Korea I remember they tried to clean it up for the 1988 Seoul Olympic games.
 
Old 03-18-2014, 06:30 PM
 
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I have heard that Koreans (mostly the younger generation) are now starting to see Dogs more as pets as opposed to food and there are very few restaurants in South Korea that serve dog meat.
 
Old 03-18-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I have heard that Koreans (mostly the younger generation) are now starting to see Dogs more as pets as opposed to food and there are very few restaurants in South Korea that serve dog meat.
Yeah it will probably either die out or greatly reduce, especially as Korea modernises.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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You know...in Korea we don't like catch dogs in the street and eat them (though I've not eaten dogs at all). They are farm raised in similar gross conditions like chickens and pigs for consumption. But yes, consumption is going down because the social stigma. Even the French ate dog about 100 years ago.
 
Old 03-19-2014, 10:15 PM
 
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I have heard they do that in Vietnam though, which is why I have no plans to visit that country as of currently.

Vietnam
 
Old 03-20-2014, 12:48 AM
 
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With regards to dog meat consumption, I don't think Asians should feel ashamed because the "man's best friend" concept is a Western idea/invention.

How do you think Hindus feel when they come to the U.S. and see Americans enjoying their 100% beef hamburgers?
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