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Hyejin Kim · December, 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 December, 2007

28 December 2007

Korea: Three Singers and Military Service

How much can military service change your life? There were three singers in Korea. The first singer, Yoo Seung Joon, who grew up in the U.S., but still kept the...

23 December 2007

Korea: Why the Internet didn't Influence the Presidential Election This Time

The presidential election of the Republic of Korea was held on the 19th of December. While the election ended in the predicted result to many, it shocked others. In particular,...

19 December 2007

Korea: Election Day

I am writing this post in the middle of election day (2 hours left) in Korea. Not surprisingly, until now, the turnout of voters is recorded as the lowest in...

18 December 2007

Korea: Drama and Politics

With time running out before Wednesday’s presidential election, the event has turned more dramatic. Following a chaotic and physical fight between members of the Grand National Party and the United...

16 December 2007

Korea: Upcoming Election

Only a few days remain until the presidential election in Korea. While one candidate is much more popular than other candidates according to statistics from major media, a TV panel...

15 December 2007

Korea: When You Can't Sleep…

What is your tactic when you have difficulty falling asleep? Check these methods that Korean netizens recommend and see whether you agree or not. If you do, you may end...

10 December 2007

Korea: Entertainers and Politicians

Every time before the presidential elections, politicians make use of any means to get more attention from voters, and entertainers are among the most useful means. And the number of...

6 December 2007

Korea: Wetland and Politics

A wetland in Korea will disappear due to money and politics. Saemangeum (pronounced “say-man-gum”) is a 40,100 ha construction project on the west coast of South Korea. It is the...

4 December 2007

Korea: Foreigners and Crime

Since the number of foreign workers has been increasing fast, treatment of them and worries that they take locals’ jobs have been ongoing issues in Korean society. On the 23...