The accent can be pretty cringe-worthy, too, depending on whom you ask."This one's going out to all the capitalists in the house."Not the most obvious choice, but with a population of more than one billion, statistically China must have its fair share of cool people.
A cap that completely understands your struggles of crushing on an unattainable K-pop idol. An inspirational print that provides an easy explanation for all the hours you spend binge-watching the live performances and variety show appearances of your favorite groups. An adorable print that reimagines SHINee members as flower friends, because they are bright and pure and lovely. at every meal.When you're so cool -- and win so often -- that you have your own signature celebratory move. They have their own fauna, flora and "holier than thou" small-person syndrome that inspires them to take on anyone in sport, and more often that not, beat them.
Korean hairstylist / salon recommendation: JUNO HAIR EDAE.Note to backpackers: dreadlocks only cool on actual Jamaicans.Icon of cool: Usain Bolt. The former prime minister and onetime European Union president also has a nifty sideline in poetry, hence the nickname, "Haiku Herman."Not so cool: No matter how you look at it, it's still Belgium.Ain't no mountain high enough. Forget teenagers, this man knows style, particularly when it comes to shirts.Not so cool: Japan's legacy of mass conformity and aging population. Your mates Darren, Sharon and Barry become Daz, Shaz and Baz. A hand heart decal that declares your love for K-pop to anyone and everyone But a nation that has made art forms of beer, chocolate and, yes, finch warbling can't be all bad. They're probably all Tweeting about it right now.Icon of cool: Lim Ding Wen. 💫 A darling sweatshirt modeled after actual outfits that Seventeen members have worn on stage. After all, it is pretty hot most of the time.Add to that beaches, barbecues and bikinis -- yes they're stereotypes, but for good reason -- and Aussies lead one very cool existence. Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, but casually stepped aside and let his hiking buddy hog all the credit.Not so cool: Draconian government regs and local ne'er-do-wells turn off a fair amount of travelers. The emphasis on brevity allows more time for breathing and drinking. Fur-lined everything -- boots, coats, hats, undies -- adds hearty splendor to the historic mystique. A starry phone case that understands your emotional state at all times. Along with a carefully crafted air of quiet mystery, these unflappable souls pretty much perfected the freewheeling, nomadic cowboy existence, throat singing and yurts. Home to Africa's largest elephant population, the country chooses not to fence in its wild beasts like some other safari nations.Icon of cool: Mpule Kwelagobe. Fairy hairstyle. And the gold bit of the Green and Gold -- the Wallaby jersey and the Australia's national one-day team's World Cup outfit are downright embarrassing. Yet from this mellow-gold group have also come the feared Nepalese Ghurkas, among the toughest fighting men in the world, and Sherpas, who you might know as semi-outdoorsy types.Icon of cool: Tenzing Norgay. No longer the laughingstock, geeks are now inheriting the Earth.With its absurdly computer-literate population, Singapore is geek central and its people can therefore claim their rightful place as avatars of modern cool. This child prodigy could program in six computer languages at age nine This event is not just for the benefit Filipino KPop fans but also serves a greater purpose in Philippines' fight against drugs. If you're from Nepal, crazy weather conditions don't put you off EverestLike all pimps and players, you've never seen a Nepalese in a hurry to get anywhere. Global politics aside, the world has done rather well out of Americans. A zombie-inspired Twice logo pin that will have people going, "Ooh-ahh!" And here's a Twice-themed backpack and wallet for good measure. Work that out.Icon of cool: The frosted, cold beer stubby.Not so cool: The warm stubby