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Hyejin Kim

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

Korea: Being Unemployed.

Since the economic downturn began, being unemployed has become one of the topics netizens talk about. How do people cope with this situation? Aspan finds other way to enjoy being...

Korea: Serial Killer and His Human Rights

A man who had an ordinary life and a good reputation in his town found to have killed 7 women over 2 years. He is a father who has two...

Korea: Death of 5 Evictees in the middle of Seoul

On the 20th of January, residents who were told to be evicted to make way for a new development by February in Yongsan, which is the middle of Seoul, opposed...

Korea: Marital Rape and Suicide

A man who was convicted for the first time in Korea of marital rape in January of 2009 committed suicide.[EN] The judgement stood for his wife who is from the...

Korea: Worse and Worse – North Korea and South Korea

North Korea announced that South Korea’s attitude might cause confrontation between them and suggested a possible conflict [EN]. It leads to anxieties and concern in South Korea. Since the Sunshine...

Korea: Your 17 habits which cause your skin to age faster

Hyejin Kim introduces a post that gives interesting (or funny) information: the 17 habits you have which age your skin.

Korea: Minerva Arrested

Netizen Legend, Minerva, [GV Nov. 30, 2008] has finally been arrested. And his identify was exposed. There have been many rumors that he would be an economic expert, stock expert,...

Korea: Marriage is reality

In order to avoid political issues for once, I found an interesting post and comments from other netizens. It’s about Love, Marriage, and Reality. What do you think? “결혼은 현실이다”라고...

Korea: New Year Episode on the Internet and public channels

Waiting for New Year excites people everywhere. People gather together in a place and welcome the New Year. In Korea, every year people gather together around Bosingak Bell Tower and...

Korea: Raising New Candles against ‘7 Evil Laws.’

While welcoming 2009, Korea has another series of candlelight vigils against the government. The major political party, the Grand National Party, and the government presented new and revised bills. Among...

Korea: Teachers who have been fired

Recently, some Korean teachers were fired because they were opposed to a new test that the government initiated, Ilje Gosa (one-type test, a nationwide scholastic achievement assessment). It is a...

Korea: Teenage Rape and Parents’ Responsibility

A teenager who has suffered from attention deficit disorder raped a seven year old girl. Having a previous record, the 18 year old was sentenced to 10 years in prison...

Korea as a Multi-Ethnic Country

A daily newspaper, Hankyoreh, which is categorized as a progressive newspaper (or sometimes left-wing) introduced a series of articles, ‘Multi-Culturalism is Our Future.’ [KR] Korea, where one culture and one...

Korea: Train Connecting North and South Stopped.

The train service that connects North Korea and South Korea was suspended on the 28th of November. [En] When the train that stopped more than 50 years started operating after...

Korea: The Birth of Internet Netizen Legend

A new Hong Gil Dong [EN] emerged on the Internet of Korea! A netizen who is just known as “Minerva” started writing his economic analysis in Agora—a Netizens’ panel— in...

Korea: An Actress, Her Good Deed, and Her Family History.

A popular young actress who is called the ‘national sister’ due to her naivete, humble attitude, and good acting, Moon Geun-young is famous for making donations to society. She usually...

Another Separation between North Korea and South Korea

North Korea has announced that it will close the land border and cut non-military phone links with South Korea [BBC News]. Relations between North Korea and South Korea have been...

Korea: Why are you still single?

Autumn… fallen leaves and colorful trees, and a romantic season. Autumn is regarded as a season when you feel lonely, you feel a good appetite, and feel a strong reading...

Korea: Adultery and Constitution

A big scandal [En] involving two entertainers’ marriage life, affairs, and legal fighting in Korea this year has brought up whether adultery should be legal or not. An actress was...

Korea: Obama and Korea

A blogger’s post Why am I supporting Obama even though it might be against national interests has been popular in portal sites. I introduce why he is supporting Obama and...

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