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    The past month’s travels

    The past month’s travels

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    Across the river listening to Gaga rehearse. (Like in the actual stadium at Jamsil) Happy little accident in an otherwise very sad day.

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    Redefining Rape in South Korea~ Korea Herald

    I often hear misnomers being said of Korean men in Korea. That implies they are as a whole more gentle, compassionate, non-violent, etc towards women than say western men. Men are individuals and all different, but what I have noticed moreso is the societal systems that are rather indifferent and perpetuate violence against women. This piece on the current state of rape laws which is from a clearly patriarchal system is an example and not off base from my own research.

    From what I’ve read of Korean and Korean-American communities handling of the abusive of women~ by authors from both; these misogynistic systems are still highly prevalent. The reluctance of authorities and outsiders to get involved in situations such as domestic disputes has been something that I have been frustrated by in Korea. I’m glad to see things may be changing.

    Don’t get me wrong, America’s no utopia. It has it’s own chauvinistic idiots like Glenn Grothman to deal with.

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    Organic & health food hard to find in Korea

    Found the almost best grocery website ever! Organic food being shipped to Korea for free in less than a week.

    Drawback- it had to fly on a plane to get here. I must look into local options, but I doubt I will find Annie’s Cheddar bunnies here or organic chickpea/ any other bean or grain and organic mint flavor. Next year I will have my shamrock shake!

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    This weekend my friends, co-workers and I put on a production of The Vagina Monologues. I’ve seen it a few times, including in Seoul last year, but it’s completely different when you are performing with people you know. You know some of each others’ history, you know some of their struggles and you can see how they grew just by performing their piece.
The productions success was largely due to one co-worker who had been considering putting it on since last year. Minus all the expenses we raised over 2,000,000W for The House of Sharing, Durebang (My Sister’s Place) and The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.
I was also impressed with the turnout. We were mainly doing it for just our friends and co-workers, but we had a full house. Many of the guys on staff who just came to be supportive were surprised how much they enjoyed it. Good times.

    This weekend my friends, co-workers and I put on a production of The Vagina Monologues. I’ve seen it a few times, including in Seoul last year, but it’s completely different when you are performing with people you know. You know some of each others’ history, you know some of their struggles and you can see how they grew just by performing their piece.

    The productions success was largely due to one co-worker who had been considering putting it on since last year. Minus all the expenses we raised over 2,000,000W for The House of Sharing, Durebang (My Sister’s Place) and The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan.

    I was also impressed with the turnout. We were mainly doing it for just our friends and co-workers, but we had a full house. Many of the guys on staff who just came to be supportive were surprised how much they enjoyed it. Good times.

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    Finally being productive

    Dog’s summer flight reservation made, IB conference and flight booked… to be paid for by my school, end of the year party planning started and Vagina Monologues rehearsal underway.

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    Yesterday was a gorgeous day on the Han

    Yesterday was a gorgeous day on the Han

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    Half way into my 24hrs at work. Elementary girls retreat. So far so good, but looking forward my Saturday night out!

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    I pity our business office. They have to deal with the booking of summer flights for some 150+ people. And all our complaints of dates, direct flights and preferred airlines. So friends and fam I will be back for longer then planned. I will also be bringing my dog with me because apparently I’m a glutton for punishment. However afterwards I should have enough for a free flight to India :) and actually seeing people at home is possible.

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    So tumblr has been difficult to use for the past few months on my phone and I’m too lazy to start up my mac. Anyways here’s one of the few pics of Thailand from my phone during our land days. I ended up with a perforated eardrum from diving and sat out the last day. Which resulted in my first time to the doctor in my 2.5 years in Korea.

It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Seoul. Summer flights are being booked and end of the year going away parties and festivities are being planned. Time is going so fast and it’s getting to the point of doing “last” trips and going to the usual places with friends leaving. It’s starting to get sad, but at least there will be great places to visit. Looking forward to: Singapore, KL, India, Budapest, Germany, Shanghai and Indonesia trips in the next year or so to visit some awesome people :)

    So tumblr has been difficult to use for the past few months on my phone and I’m too lazy to start up my mac. Anyways here’s one of the few pics of Thailand from my phone during our land days. I ended up with a perforated eardrum from diving and sat out the last day. Which resulted in my first time to the doctor in my 2.5 years in Korea.

    It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Seoul. Summer flights are being booked and end of the year going away parties and festivities are being planned. Time is going so fast and it’s getting to the point of doing “last” trips and going to the usual places with friends leaving. It’s starting to get sad, but at least there will be great places to visit. Looking forward to: Singapore, KL, India, Budapest, Germany, Shanghai and Indonesia trips in the next year or so to visit some awesome people :)

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