Ilya Repin's depiction of Gogol burning the manuscript to the sequel of Dead Souls, which was, apparently, not very good.
The Korea Times reported today that the Ministry of Health and Welfare has decided to scrap HIV tests for foreigners "seeking to acquire an entertainer's E-6 visa, and workers renewing their E-9 visas." It goes on to say that "...the tests will still be reuqired of those seeking E-2 language teaching visas."
That's right. They've done away with HIV tests for everyone except for teachers.
Oh, Korea. After some years here you get used a general level of ridiculousness, double standards, xenophobia, and straight-up fuckwittery. It's par for the course, and unless you want to suffer aneurisms daily, it is best just to put your head down, plow ahead, and let the water slide off your back, as it were. But sometimes the powers that be make pronouncements that are so egregious, so offensive in their blatant bias, that something gots to be said. Today is one of those times.