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Hyejin Kim · October, 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

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Latest posts by Hyejin Kim from October, 2007

Korea: School Field Trips and Income Gap

School excursions are memorable experiences. Being in unfamiliar circumstances and spending several nights with friends give the chance to build stronger friendships and to better understand teachers and other friends....

Korea: Can a Law Change Society and People's Perspectives?

Korean bloggers discuss a new bill that would prohibit discrimination against homosexuals in Korea. There are many opposing views, but some netizens welcome this new law and ask for a...

Korea: Kissing in Public Places

Kissing in public places can turn into a major issue and generate arguments. An adult is being tried in court for beating teenagers who were kissing at a metro station....

Korea: Eating Alone and Loneliness

In a major newspaper, there was a column about eating alone. “Eating alone, you should be strong.” Citing the script of a movie, Hope Floats, the columnist says how difficult...

Korea: Pressroom and Freedom of Media

On the 12th of October, the South Korean government announced that they would close the pressroom as they announced before. Journalists have been strongly against it and international media have...

Korea: How much does beauty affect people’s personalities?

How much does beauty affect people’s personalities? What about the personalities of people who gain their beauty with the assistance of medical procedures? Here is a netizen’s story from today’s...

Korea: High School Student and Religious Freedom

A teenager’s struggle for religious freedom over three years achieved victory this month. He was a student at a Christian high school and had to attend chapel regularly. He requested...

When North and South Korean leaders meet

What is the meaning of the second North and South Korean leaders’ meeting to Korea? There are two major topics. One is the discord of opinions between internet netizens and...

Korea: Moving on from Afghanistan

The senior pastor at the Saemmul church, which sent 23 Korean volunteers to Afghanistan where they were kidnapped, was re-appointed on the 30th of September. The event provided bloggers with...

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