Category Archives: Additional Material

Attention all male F-4 visa holders (Korean-heritage, other-nationality males)

In the past two weeks, I’ve been contacted on separate occasions by two Korean-American males, one who has been serving in the Korean Army since last October and one who is being pressured to join right now. Both of them … Continue reading

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Another victim of the system

My reporter friend Fred contacted me the other week to let me know that the memoir was referenced in a Stars and Stripes article. The story is about Don Yi, a 1.5-generation* Korean-American from Ohio who served in the US … Continue reading

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My Korean Language Journey

For a unit on language acquisition this past week, I asked my students to share their English language learning journeys. Because the class was for our near-fluent students, there was a greater variety of answers in comparison to answers given … Continue reading

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Banned Books

During my second stint at the Battle Simulation Center in the August of 2005, I was threatened to be reported to the DSC (Defense Security Command) for reading a translation of an autobiography of Che Guevara. It was an idle … Continue reading

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Bboguri

* Since my last post was not related with either the book/writing or the Army, I thought I’d post something Army-related, something I haven’t done in a long while. I was mindlessly surfing 9gag the other day when I saw … Continue reading

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A Farewell to Arms

I’ve just finished reading Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms again but this time as an e-book. I used to have a copy, but I must’ve lent it to someone and forgotten who it was. I wouldn’t have thrown it away … Continue reading

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The First Minor Error in the Book

Last week, I got a call from a reporter who is working on an article for a website that features “untold human stories.” We had the initial interview on the 1st of May in Hongdae, and it seems that the … Continue reading

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