WHEN KOREAN OLYMPIC ATHLETE PARK JONG-WOO whipped out a celebratory placard deeply distasteful to Japanese—after humiliatingly beating them in the Bronze Medal round in Olympic soccer on August 11 in London—one seriously wonders whether Park understood the full significance of his actions. The brief fête only served to fan the flames of a ceaseless fire, … Continue reading “Take That, Japan!”: Korean’s Olympic Soccer Celebration Underscores Centuries-Old Animosity
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, WAS MY LAST DAY at Kim & Jung. Saturday I was treated to a great meal and did some traveling around the city, and Sunday I flew home. I spent the last week at the law firm reviewing a medical malpractice case in which a man who had lung difficulty went to … Continue reading No Wild Pigs…But a Wild Dog?
I SPENT THE WEEKEND TRAVELING--well, pretty much walking--around the city again, doing some shopping, and attending religious services. I was able to get in some excercise and walking, despite the very hot weather--it was near or over 100 F (38 C) for most of the day on Saturday and again on Sunday, but despite the heat, … Continue reading In Search of Solitude…and Consumer Goods