Stubborn stereotypes about South Koreans prevail in much of the reporting on a capsized ferry that led to the deaths of more than 200 people, most of them teenagers on a school trip. Were they too “obedient” to evacuate?

GV Face: Too “Asian” to Evacuate? South Korea’s Ferry Tragedy and Culture Blaming


presque vu


눈 멀다


Meticulously Wrapped Aluminum Wire Sculptures by Seung Mo Park


내 귓가에 노래를 불러 넣어줘요
다른 새소리가 들려오지 않게
유일했던 사랑을 두고 가는 내게
숨겨뒀던 손수건을 흔들어줘요

coming full circle, for dejavu feeling


그대 입안에 내 숨을 불어 넣어줬죠
그 작은 심장이 내려앉을 때마다
내일이면 날 잡을 수도 없어요
홀로 남을 그대는 괜찮나요



Gochu jjajang - noodles in black bean sauce with an added chilli pepper kick - at Gukbin, a pretty good little Chinese place near Daehangno.


Reflecting pond of the National Museum of Korea at night.


South Korea National Strike. Tue, Feb 25, 2014. Seoul

Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans are participating in a general strike to protest the government’s election-rigging and union-busting.

Feb 25, 2014
General strike and demanding for President Park Geun-hye’s resignation due to state institutions’ interference in 2012 December’s presidential election.
Some 200,000 unionists walked out of their jobs and attended protest rallies held simultaneously in Seoul, Busan and 10 other large cities nationwide on Tuesday.

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부산 맘보

#900 post! celebrating analogue in busan with style.