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Posted in: Crush kills at least 151 at Halloween festivities in Seoul See in context

Reminds me of when I lived in Yongin. Lining up at the bus stop was not a normal practice in Seoul until only a couple years ago. During rush hour, people crowded around my usual bus stop in Gangam, and when the bus came, they would swarm around it before it came to a full stop, pushing each other and sometimes knocking over ajumeoni.

I often a saw complete disregard for other people, for which I partially blame the culture of rushing (bbali bbali).

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Posted in: Ex-prosecutor Yoon elected South Korean president See in context

Democracy Korean style appears to have prevailed. How nice to see the man who got fewer votes be gracious in defeat.

From a previous article:

And the stakes? There's widespread speculation that the loser will be arrested.

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"Isn't our national future too bleak with an unpleasant and bitter presidential election that calls for choosing the lesser of two evils?"

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There have also been attacks on the candidates' wives, both of whom have been forced to apologize over separate scandals.

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Posted in: South Korea's presidential race puts misogyny in spotlight See in context

South Korea, HK, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia have all had women leaders. 

South Korea has had one female leader who got that position because of her father's reputation, and now she's in prison.

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Posted in: ¥5 million reward offered to anyone who can find a missing dog in Tokyo See in context

For a lot of people, pets are the same as family.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 trims cost estimate for Olympics See in context

The Olympics were amazing, The athletes worked so hard for so many years, I'm happy they finally held them despite all the hardships they had to go through.

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