marriage

Not Marrying the Wrong Woman is Better (Revisited)


By Jack Whitmore

Editors’ Note: 3wm is hearing stories about mental health issues of Koreans and foreigners who are mostly living in Seoul. We re-post this story  and earnestly ask anyone who has experienced or is experiencing  a difficult relationship–which might be effected by Mental Illness–to contact 3wm about telling your story. Confidentiality guaranteed. 3wmseoul@gmail.com


ARKpopPodcast #11 - Fandom Has Reached Critical Mass


103:48 minutes (47.52 MB)

 

Episode 11 remarks the amazing return of my normal voice, and we tackle something a little dearer to our hearts in the Free Talk.

Download link for Episode 11


ARKpopPodcast - Episode 10 – My Brown Eyed Soul


82:27 minutes (37.75 MB)

 

Dame Dr. Foxy Brown picked up a virus while overseas for her younger brother’s graduation, but we’re back anyway, fighting through the sound of my beleaguered voice. We hope you’re not thrown off by the new sound but rest assured that it will not last.


Is Divorce in Korea Finally Socially Acceptable?

(Source)

Sorry for the lack of posts recently, and the very short notice with this one, but in an hour from now (7:45pm Korean time) I’ll briefly be on 101.3 TBS eFM’s evening show, talking about the title topic. For the details, see here, and note that unfortunately you can only listen live on Internet Explorer sorry.


Foreign Brokered Brides Rethink Korea

A Vietnamese bride is about to marry a Korean man 20 years older than her. They met through her older sister who also married a Korean. Photo by P. DeMarco

When couples say their wedding vows, “till death do us part” is not supposed to mean you stay married until one partner kills the other. Unfortunately, this past summer a schizophrenic Korean man murdered his Vietnamese wife [not the girl in the photo above].


Foreign Brokered Brides Rethink Korea

A Vietnamese bride is about to marry a Korean man 20 years older than him. They met through her older sister who also married a Korean. ~ Photo P. DeMarco

When couples say their wedding vows, “till death do us part” is not supposed to mean you stay married until one partner kills the other. Unfortunately, this past summer a schizophrenic Korean man murdered his Vietnamese wife [not the girl in the photo above].


Korean Sociological Image #47: East End Girls, meet West End Boys

Yes, it had to happen eventually! A big round of applause to Nextour (넥스투어) for producing the very first Korean commercial to feature a Korean woman literally dreaming of having a romantic and/or sexual relationship with a Western man, and with no suggestion that there will be anything but happiness once she succeeds.


The Gender Politics of Smoking in South Korea: Newsflash

( Source: Metro, Busan edition, 8 July 2010, p. 3 )

A quick newspaper report on Korean smoking rates that caught my eye.


The Gender Politics of Smoking in South Korea: Part 3

( Korea is 4th from right; source )

Apparently, Korea is pretty unique in its huge difference in smoking rates between the sexes: up to 10 times more Korean men smoke than women. Or do they?


“Blogging ’bout Love in the ROK”

With apologies for not being able to mention more of you in the 800 word limit, here is my article in Busan Haps magazine based on your thoughts on the sudden increase in the number of bloggers discussing dating and marrying Korean men. Thanks again for your help!


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