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The Boryeong Mud Festival.  Now sponsored by Denorex.

“It tingles!”

PANELISTS
Chris Sanders and Ang McLaughlin (Seoul Writers)

Seoul Writers Workshop Facebook

MAIN TOPIC

Writers Group Calls for Submissions

NOTE: We didn’t cover EVERYTHING in the show notes, but the links are there anyway for your perusal.

 

NEWS AND STUFF

South Korea sounds warning after hacking attacks by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech

President Lee Gives Away Most of His Wealth to Set Up Scholarship Foundation

Three dead, seven sick in Suncheon after drinking tainted makkoli.

Don’t drink homemade makkoli

 

THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO WHAA?

Korean romanization could again see revision – INSIDE JoongAng Daily

New English Spelling

“Stroller Moms” in some trouble again.

“Jobless Koreans Turn to Manual Labor, Quietly”

Miniskirts are an eyesore?! Stop being a killjoy

Imported vibrators to penetrate Korean market.

Hagwons to Face Stronger Oversight, Anonymous Tips

On the bribery front, Korean teachers don’t like being portrayed as criminals, either.

Bribery reporting plan irks teachers

Hundreds of elementary school students in Boryeong get rash from mud.

Korea aims to attract 10 million foreign visitors by 2012

Interesting stuff here. Be prepared for some rankings.

Korea: 100 Sparkles

Is that like George Bush, Sr.’s 1000 Points of Light?

The ridiculous catchphrases, the rude “yep” answers, the haircut . . . is this a comedy show or middle school?

I don’t know. I thought it was kinda funny.

EXPAT COMMUNITY

“Misuda” Panelists: “Foreign Charisma Men Suck”

This week’s installment in the Joongang Ilbo.

Does the media portrayal of foreigners affect your daily life?

“Justice for Ali Khan Bike Ride” reaches Daejeon Prison on Thursday.

Suncheon back on the lookout for illegal teachers.

Busan expats get some representation

 

Foreigners Arrested For Selling Guns Illegally

Gimhae Foreigner Arrested for Theft

 

For laid-off teachers, teaching in Korea offers one intriguing option

Article in the San Jose Examiner that encourages REAL teachers to go to Korea

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