Perspectives

Riders-in-tandem: The Philippines’ New Evil

You have probably heard of them in the news, the Philippines’ latest “collection” of vicious miscreants riding on motorcycles. Their criminal activities know no boundaries: holdup, kidnapping, targeted killing, rape. Although news about organized crime groups using motorcycles as get-away … Continue reading

Philippines: Too Dangerous for Koreans?

The news of the death of a Korean student in the Philippines hit the headlines this week and sparks worry about the safety of Koreans living in the country. The 21-year old student, who had been living in Manila with her brother for several years, was abducted last month. She was last seen riding a taxi in Pasay City on March 3.


I Threw Soda in Ajumma’s Face and I’m Not Sorry

 

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Let Us Help the Victims of Typhoon Yolanda

For days, I have shunned images of the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. I don’t have any relatives or friends from the provinces ravaged by the typhoon, but like many Filipinos abroad, I am one of those who are deeply troubled by the tragic news back home.


Why Drunk Ajossis Scare Me

My husband always tells me not to get involved in other people’s business, especially among Koreans.


Unspeakable Neighbor

 


First Gay Marriage in South Korea Causes a Stir

 


The Dilemma of Giving Gifts in South Korea

What’s in a brand name? 


The Sad Plight of Abandoned “Kopino” Children in the Philippines

I have been watching old episodes of I-witness, an award-winning documentary program in the Philippines, and chanced upon one episode that featured 


Discrimination at the Airport

 


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