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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 katongcouple.blogspot.com.

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Korea: Clinton’s Visit to North Korea

  6 August 2009

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 sudden news, there is not so much public news regarding it in the Korean media nor in bloggers’ opinions. Here...

Korea: Anti-Mother Internet Cafe

  2 August 2009

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 teenagers to criticize their own mothers. A number of teenagers joined and the criticism is quite shockingly harsh. Giving a...

Korea: Why Did Korean Politicians Fight?

  25 July 2009

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 suspicion of voting by proxy are leading to complaints from all kinds of people and organizations. The GNP denies the...

Korea: Previous President and Money

  13 May 2009

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 to citizens’ dissatisfaction with the current government has been involved with bribe scandal in May. Sudden but exhaustive investigation regarding...

Korea: Minerva and Release after 100-Days Detention

  1 May 2009

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 have become hugely popular due to the accurate diagnosis. He was arrested by the prosecution authority under the name of...

Korea: Things that might surprise you in North America

  24 April 2009

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 observed as interesting by others.       1. 하이웨이 차선 위 사진의 차선의 힌선과 흰선이 연결되는 중간을 자세히 보시면(빨강...

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

  18 April 2009

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 photo of her daughter’s bottom with bruises on the internet, parents’ associations and other netizens criticized the teacher’s behavior. In...

Korea: Blog, Bloggers, and Etiquette.

  27 March 2009

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. They share their favorite posts from other bloggers with other websites. They leave their opinions on the posts of the...

Korea: Two American Journalists are detained in North Korea.

  22 March 2009

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 were interested in female North Korean defectors). Three days behind, the South Korean media started talking about this incident in...

Korea: New Media Laws and Contining Debates

  16 March 2009

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 recently used his authority to submit bills to the floor and start public advertisements for it. Netizens are analyzing how...

Korea: Layoff

  8 March 2009

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 reconstruct organizations and choose layoffs of their employees and what kinds of people are laid off. 구조 조정의 시즌이 도래했습니다....

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

  2 March 2009

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 characteristics of a man you’re dating, and find a man who is suitable for your personality. 남자를 꼭 몇개월씩 사귀어야...

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

  27 February 2009

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 shares his experience of working at a Japanese company. Different business operation styles are introduced. 일본회사에서 근무하고 있습니다. 대기업에서 근무하다가 ...

Korea: Hillary Clinton's Visit

  24 February 2009

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, Hillary” and “Kim Jung Il Overthrow,” and burning his photos. Since the current policy of the South Korean government toward...

Korea: Valentine’s Day, Suicide and Blogs

  16 February 2009

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 and loneliness? Blogs can be the answer, he said. 발렌타인데이였던 오늘 여러 사람들이 투신 자살하는 일이 발생했다. 오늘 하루만 3곳에서...

Korea: Seven Reasons Why You’re Dumped by Women

  13 February 2009

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 should prevent this disaster. Don’t trust this 100 percent. It won’t always be right.

Korea: Being Unemployed.

  6 February 2009

Since the economic downturn began, being unemployed has become one of the topics netizens talk about. How do people cope with this situation? Aspan finds other way to enjoy being unemployed. 오늘로 백수가 된 지 두 달을 넘겼다. 지난해 11월 17일부러 지난 10년간 근무한 회사를 그만두게 되었다. 다니던 회사가 서울로...

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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.


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