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Paranoia

It’s interesting—in a very surreal sense—to see how people are reacting to the Virginia Tech tragedy in Korea.If it’s not feeling a bit paranoid and uneasy about the possibility of any kind of racial backlash against Koreans, it’s the knee-jerk reaction that many Korean netizens are displaying here in regard to the name of the […]

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Tragedy in Virginia

In the aftermath of the shooting tragedy at Virginia Tech, some of my Korean friends and even some of my students wanted to know how I felt about what had happened. Although they didn’t come out and ask me, I kind of suspected they might have wanted to know how I felt that the gunman […]

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Pluto is no longer a planet? What gives?

I don’t know about you, but I feel a little sad that our universe has recently been downsized with the news that Pluto is not a “real” planet, but a dwarf planet.In an AP story on the Internet, “Pluto, beloved by some as a cosmic underdog but scorned by astronomers who considered it too dinky […]

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Trashing English Teachers

The headline was enough to pique my curiosity: “Teachers of English get little screening”.Then when I read the article, it was enough to make my blood boil. In a recent AP article in the International Herald Tribune, it was reported that “the English teaching circuit in Asia…is a floating network of backpackers looking to make […]

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North Korea Fires Their Missiles

Woke up this morning and learned that overnight North Korea had gone ahead and fired their missiles as they said they would. Well, that is going to be the big news of the day and make everyone a little nervous I suppose. It is going to get everyone scrambling to find some sort of diplomatic […]

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I’m not sure if I want to drink a glass of soy sauce before I go to bed, but…

I try to live my life as healthy as I can these days by watching what I eat and exercising regularly. To be sure, I have to admit that I am probably in better shape at 48 than I was when I was 28. I try to keep up with all the latest health news […]

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Hey Everybody! Remember North Korea?

If you happened to read any news reports from Asia this morning, you might have come across the one about reports that North Korea is preparing to launch a missile that could reach the United States. Although officials in Japan (where these reports originated) believe that a launch is not imminent, it is still a […]

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