Tag Archives: South Korea

The Dropbox: South Korea Baby Box Rescue

I have no words. It took me a while to watch the promo because anything with babies makes me feel crazy raw and wrecks me for a few days. But this is strangely heartening. From Faithit: In Seoul, South Korea, … Continue reading

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Learning to Love Asian Men by Leaving the US

“So, before moving to Korea, why did I not realize the potential in Asian men?  Because for the first 21 years of my life, the United States had deceived me.” With so much focus on how men fetishize Asian women, … Continue reading

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First Public Gay Wedding in South Korea

From the Korea Herald: Even though South Korea does not legally recognize hay marriages, “Film director and producer Kimjo Gwang-soo, 48, and 29-year-old Kim Seung-hwan, the head of gay film distributor Rainbow Factory, got married on a temporary stage built … Continue reading

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Video Showing Asian Women As Victims Of Sexual Violence By White Men Goes Viral

A video went viral in South Korea showing two western men harassing, insulting, and threatening a local woman. The video is only 78 seconds long, and it’s definitely one of the most disgusting, gruesome and horrified vidoes that I have … Continue reading

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Bullying and Teen Suicide in South Korea

From Time: “A 15-year-old high schooler, only identified by his surname Choi, jumped out of his apartment home in the southeastern city of Gyeongsan last Monday after being bullied for roughly two years. His death — the second youth suicide … Continue reading

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Korean Gymnast Arises from Poverty to Win Olympic Gold

From Korea Times: “Yang stood atop the podium after nailing an excellent pair of vaults including one judged to be the most difficult of the competition, which is even called ‘Yang Hak-seon’ after him. The three-twist front somersault was invented by … Continue reading

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South Korean Activism, Protests On Jejudo, And Christianity

Growing up in the US, and specifically in a Christian community, I recall doing very little in the way of volunteerism, service, or even mission projects (loosely defined as going out and working with another community). It’s ironic since the … Continue reading

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Squid No Go: Korean Woman’s Mouth Gets Inseminated by a Squid

According to a paper published in the Journal of Parasitology, a 63 year old Korean woman’s tongue, cheek, and gums got inseminated by the cooked squid she had just eaten. This abstract explains further: We present a case of stinging … Continue reading

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K-Pop Star Rain Joins South Korean Army

K-Popstar Rain takes a temporary hiatus from his stardom to join the military as required by South Korea: “The 29-year-old singer and actor gave a military salute to tearful fans Tuesday before walking into a boot camp in the city … Continue reading

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Cloned Super Sniffing Dogs Detect Drugs in South Korea

While South Koreans scientists have been known for cloning beloved pets that have died, they have also found much more practical applications of this technology.  Cloned super sniffing dogs nicknamed “Toppies” (for “Tomorrow Puppies”) now patrol Korean airports, checking for … Continue reading

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Captured Pirates Rave about Korean Prison Food

New America Media has a story (translated from the Korean language Dong-a Daily) about captured Somali pirates being held by South Korea.  The pirates are said to be raving about how good the South Korean prison food is and say … Continue reading

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South Korea World Cup Coach Quits Over CyberBullying

I’ll be one of the first to generalize about my people: Koreans love drama whether it’s on tv or in real life. Of course, the drama of the 2010 FIFA World Cup was compelling: all the Asian countries made a … Continue reading

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