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Hyejin Kim · May, 2007

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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A special-made signboard for wife of government officials

“Wife (Samonim) of the Seoul Mayor and Wife of the District Chief, Welcome to Jung-gu District Office!” A special-made signboard was mocked by bloggers.[ko]

ka,na,da,ra,ma,ba,sa…

ka,na,da,ra,ma,ba,sa… the Korean alphabet has been used for a love poem.

Competition between ‘allblet’ and ‘adclix’ in Korea.

Competition between ‘allblet’ and ‘adclix’ in Korea. Since a major portal site in Korea started adclix, the contextual advertisement system similar to Google AdSense, other portal sites have competed to...

Where are the garbage cans?

Where are the garbage cans? ‘Bearing my Seoul’ wonders why it is so hard to find garbage cans in Korea and finds some explanation in a recent article about it.

From Hankyoreh to Ohmynews.

From Hankyoreh to Ohmynews. After the Blue House in Korea announced it would abolish the pressroom in order to fight problems in the media, major media companies including Ohmynews, which...

Children’s songs that reflect the times

Children’s songs that reflect the times. A blogger shows how lyrics and rhythms of children’s songs demonstrate the mood of the time period. The examples from the 1970s and 1980s...

Children’s songs that reflect the times

Children’s songs that reflect the times. A blogger shows how lyrics and rhythms of children’s songs demonstrate the mood of the time period. The examples from the 1970s and 1980s...

Korea: Bloggers are not reporters

On the 19th of this month, one of the major internet portal sites announced the new period of blog journalism in Korea. Their section, media daum blogger news which opened...

What terms for parents are popular in Korea

A blogger discovered what terms for parents are popular in Korea through the search engines of several major portal sites. According to the table and graph that he (she) made,...

Whatever Roh Moo-hyun says is unbearable!

Whatever Roh Moo-hyun says is unbearable! A blogger criticized how conservative media distort what he says, showing how major media source interpreted his speech comparing the whole speech of his...

Love for students and rapper trainee teacher.

Love for students and rapper trainee teacher. Finishing his practice teaching at a middle school, a trainee teacher expressed his love for students with a rap song which he composed...

The best strategy to lose weight.

The best strategy to lose weight. A year ago, a blogger bought a bicycle and commuted to work on it. He shows a graph of his weight for a year,...

Korea:Is Sexual Harrassment just for Women?

While sexual harassment is regarded as the worst scenario that would happen to women and the weak, a male blogger insists that men also run into harassment in their daily...

What is your blood type?

What is your blood type? That's a big deal in Korea. Why? Your personality can be inferred from your blood type at once. lyh809 is one of the most serious...

Anger of residents at I-cheon in South Korea

Anger of residents at I-cheon in South Korea. The Ministry of National Defense announced that military units will move to I-cheon from Songpa due to its new-city development plan. About...

Korea: A Soldier's Death

On the 19th, a twenty-seven year old Korean soldier in Iraq was discovered dead. He was shot at a barber shop in Zaytun, where Korean soldiers stationed. It was the...

Starcraft shook Korea again

The computer game, Starcraft, shook Korea again. The CEO and designers of Blizzard Entertainment visited Korea and revealed ‘Starcraft II’ in public. For the first place, they chose Korea and...

Jesus will turn down 1,000won for the donation

“Jesus will turn down 1,000 won (US$ 1) for the donation,” lyrics of a church hymn[ko]. The video clip shown the song of a church has been leading to bloggers’...

Korea: 518, Gwangju Massacre

It was 518. A number Koreans don’t forget. Blogs were filled with ‘518’ for several days in order to commemorate the Gwangju Massacre (Gwangju Democratizaion Movement) on the 18th of...

Korean sex trafficking: past and present

Korean sex trafficking: past and present. A blogger wonders why the past is a bigger deal than the present in Korea, linking to a news article, “Enslavement of women persists...

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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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