Hyejin Kim · February, 2008

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 February, 2008

Korea: Debates over Privatizing Insurance

  25 February 2008

One of the hottest issues just before the next administration took office in Korea was about the privatization of health insurance. With the new administration, the national health insurance seems to be not logical anymore and will switch to privatization so that other private companies can step in the medical...

Korea: Increase in Living Expenses and Freedom of Speech

  22 February 2008

While Koreans are waiting for the new administration after the presidential election, the ambitious policies of the new administration and the burning of Namdaemun (South Gate) in Seoul seem to cause Koreans to build up uncertain trust toward the administration.

Korea: Burning of Namdaemun

  17 February 2008

Namdaemun, the Great South Gate (called Namdaemun or Sungnyemun), which was established in the 14th century, was ravaged by a fire that broke out on the 10th of February. It was was the city’s main entrance from the south when Seoul became the capital of Korea more than 600 years...

Korea: Adjusting to college life

  14 February 2008

A Korean student recently wrote a lengthy post about her experiences adapting to college life. Her comments apparently struck a chord with many others, and responses flowed in. Her post and the reactions of other Koreans show how some netizens think about issues like fitting in and individuality in Korea...

Korea: Lunar New Year, do men also struggle?

  9 February 2008

New Year! It’s a big holiday in Korea. People return to their hometowns and worship their ancestors. People gather with relatives whom they haven’t seen for a while. For entertainment and respect for ancestors, preparing meals is a big job. Now New Year has produced a new symptom, ‘New Year...

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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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