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Hyejin Kim

Hyejin Kim enjoys hiking, learning about new places, and pondering the world. In her free time, she writes about interesting things she has encountered through work, school, and life. She blogs with Erik Mobrand at

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6 August 2009

Korea: Clinton’s Visit to North Korea

A surprising news. All of a sudden, Clinton visited North Korea and like 007 he took two female American journalists who were held in North Korea back home. About this...

2 August 2009

Korea: Anti-Mother Internet Cafe

A teenager made an internet cafe (internet club) with the name of ‘Anti-Mother Cafe’ and many young people joined it. As we can see from the name, it is for...

25 July 2009

Korea: Why Did Korean Politicians Fight?

The National Assembly passed a bill to revise media regulations after a brutal fight. The obsession with passing the bills from the ruling party, the GNP (Grand National Party), and...

23 May 2009

Korea: The Death of the Least Corrupt President in Korean History with the Corruption Scandal

Roh Moo-hyun, the previous president of Korea, died today. Suffering from the bribery scandal and investigation from the prosecution authority, the previous president who tried to live a quiet life...

Korea: North Korea cancels all contracts with South Korea at the Kaesong Joint Industrial Complex

North Korea cancels all contracts with South Korea at the Kaesong Joint Industrial Complex. There are several posts about this news in Korean blogs.

13 May 2009

Korea: Previous President and Money

Previous president Roh Moo Hyun who is famous as the ‘president for citizens’ and still keeps his popularity after his retirement due to his humble life in his hometown and...

1 May 2009

Korea: Minerva and Release after 100-Days Detention

A blogger who is known by his pseudonym, Minerva, was released after 100 days detention. His 280 postings criticizing economic policies of the new Korean government and predicting economy downturn...

24 April 2009

Korea: Things that might surprise you in North America

A netizen shows an interesting post about 22 things that surprise you while you travel America. It is fun to see how things are natural in a place could be...

18 April 2009

Korea: Is teachers’ physical punishment toward students a crime?

A second grade student at a primary school was struck 27 times by her teacher because she gave the wrong answer to a math question. After her mother put a...

11 April 2009

Korea: Launch of Missile (or Satellite) from North Korea and South Koreans.

What people expected really happened. North Korea launched their rocket or satellite on the 5th of April, which is tree planting day in South Korea. After the event there have...

5 April 2009

Korea: Soccer Game between Korea and Korea.

For the 2010 World Cup of South Africa, there was a preliminary game in South Korea. The appointed teams were North Korea and South Korea. After the game, bloggers share...

27 March 2009

Korea: Blog, Bloggers, and Etiquette.

While bloggers seem to be equally distant from each other, they are in fact not. They have their favorite blogs and bloggers, and they link their blogs to each other....

22 March 2009

Korea: Two American Journalists are detained in North Korea.

Two American Journalists – a Korean American and Chinese American – are detained in North Korea after they tried to report on North Korean issues (It is known that they...

16 March 2009

Korea: New Media Laws and Contining Debates

The Lee Myung Bak Government has been trying to change media laws and has faced strong opposition from journalists, major broadcasting companies, and citizens. The speaker of the National Assembly...

8 March 2009

Korea: Layoff

A cold story. People are laid off due to economic downturn. Netizens share their experiences of being laid off or their fears. A blogger put a post on why companies...

2 March 2009

Korea: First dating, how to read your partner within 10 minutes.

How can you find a perfect man for yourself as soon as possible? I discovered that a blogger shares some interesting psychological analyses of how you can read personalities and...

27 February 2009

Korea: Economic downturn and which companies have the best chances for survival.

While all of us hope the economic downturn is over soon, it seems that it’s a long term battle. Companies are cutting employees or decreasing their business scope. A netizen...

24 February 2009

Korea: Hillary Clinton's Visit

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Korea. Rather than any other issues, North Korean issues were the major topic. Some people welcomed her on the street, raising signs, “Welcome,...

16 February 2009

Korea: Valentine’s Day, Suicide and Blogs

A blogger shares his experience on Valentine’s Day 10 years ago. On Valentine’s Day this year, four people died on the subway. tracks How will you get over your difficulties...

13 February 2009

Korea: Seven Reasons Why You’re Dumped by Women

There was an interesting post in a Korean blog introducing seven reasons why men are dumped by women on a date and giving tips on how you as a man...


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