Hyejin Kim · September, 2008

Latest posts by Hyejin Kim from September, 2008

Korea: Ceremonial Expenses

  29 September 2008

What is your biggest expense? A website, www.career.co.kr, did a survey of 1,676 employees, and asked them which of their expenses they consider worthless. The highest percentage answered drinking and the second highest was for payment of other peoples’ ceremonies. The top answer could be understood anywhere. Then, what do...

Korea: The End of OhmyNews Japan (following Hanako's)

  24 September 2008

Following the post, “The End of OhmyNews Japan” by the Japanese editor, Hanako, I was curious how Korean bloggers talk about the failure of OhmyNews Japan. Many bloggers have analyzed the success of OhmyNews Korea and have been keen on changes in ONK, which is regarded as the godfather of...

Korea: Teachers and Education

  21 September 2008

On the 15th of September, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST) announced that they will make public the number of teachers who joined Korean Teachers & Education Workers’ Union (KTU) at each school after the MEST agreed to open international secondary schools on the 4th of September. The...

Korea: Kim Jong Il’s Disappearance and South Korea

  18 September 2008

Kim Jong Il’s continued absence from public activities in North Korea and the rumor of his sickness produce more imaginative scenarios. For example, he actually died several years ago and the real power of North Korea is not him anymore. No matter whether his sickness or death is true or...

Korea: The Harvest Moon Festival and How to Spend.

  15 September 2008

It’s Harvest Moon Festival (HMF) again. The time when family members who live apart can gather together and relatives who rarely meet can greet each other in their home towns. Your stomach is happy with traditional home made food. However, not every one is waiting for this moment. A funny...

Korea: Chaos at the Korea Broadcasting System

  8 September 2008

Korea Broadcasting System’s (KBS) President had to step down from his position for breach of trust when the Beijing Olympics started. Due to the games, this event didn’t get much attention while there were arguments whether the government can legally take action to fire the representative of a public broadcasting...

Korea: Tens of Thousands of Buddhists in Seoul

  3 September 2008

Although Korea has many religions, there have not been serious religious conflicts. Different religions have peacefully coexisted. Until now… Peaceful coexistence now seems on the verge of breaking. Tens of thousands of Buddhists protested against religious discrimination from the current government. President Lee Myung Bak is famous for being a...

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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.