Hyejin Kim · July, 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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Latest posts by Hyejin Kim from July, 2007

Sympathy for Christian missionaries

  29 July 2007

After a famous actor who is respected for his morality expressed sympathy for Christian missionaries and the abducted Christian missionaries in Afghanistan on his personal homepage, his webpage was inundated with comments. [k]

Korea: Remember 5.18

  28 July 2007

History seems unforgettable. Especially tragedies. A movie that just opened in Korea brings up a piece of history, the Kwangju Uprising or Kwangju Democracy Movement (known in Korea as 5.18), and has been touted as a film Koreans should watch. The film touches on issues of patriotism, the plight of...

Reactions to kidnapping of Koreans in Afghanistan

  25 July 2007

South Korean Christian missionaries were abducted in Ghazni, south-west of Kabul, on the 19th of this month. The abductors who kidnapped 23 missionaries are Taleban fighters. The hostages were abducted from a bus travelling from Kandahar to Kabul. What the Taleban fighters demand to the Korean government is first to...

Korea: Bogus-degree and Success

  14 July 2007

A young female professor who was appointed as a director of one of the biggest festivals in Korea this month was revealed to be a bogus-degree holding intellectual. An art professor and supposed Yale University degree holder, she has brought a positive influence to the field of art by making...

Korea: Advantages for Servicemen in Civil Service Exams?

  7 July 2007

As I wrote in an earlier posting, military service is a sensitive issue in Korea. Recently, a lawyer became a hero in Korea through his outspoken comments about these two issues. Recently, the government considered adding two points to civil service exam results for those male candidates who had gone...

Korea: Internet and Anonymity

  2 July 2007

Internet portal sites in Korea will use the real-name comment system (daet-geul sil-myeong-je) from this month. Two major portal sites, Daum and Naver, already started from the 27th of June, and 35 other major portal sites will implement the system this month. In Korean portal sites, internet news or blog...

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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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