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The actual reality of interracial relationships

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The actual reality of interracial relationships

Whether to a food stall or humble restaurant with a couple of tables, Kim wasn't that picky whenever she went on a date with her American boyfriend when she lived in Seoul. However, the last place she wanted to go was where there were going to be many ajeossi, or middle-aged men. "I didn't go to places like the Han River when I was on dates with my husband", recalled Kim, a Korean-born mother of a two-year-old boy who now lives in Washington with her American husband. Kim says it was always uncomfortable to put up with their stares just because she was holding the hand of a white man. "They looked at my boyfriend first and then stared at me from head to toe. They weren't friendly stares. "Sometimes I felt like I was a prostitute. So we often went to Itaewon because we were relatively free from all the stares there", said Kim. Like many other men and women, a mutual friend of the two fixed them up. Kim, a fluent English speaker who once lived overseas, and her husband, who was staying in Korea for business, fell in love in Seoul and married two years ago in the States. But Kim's parents had a lot of concerns until their daughter set the wedding date, and Kim herself kept it a secret that she was dating an American because she and her parents were well aware of how some Koreans judge Korean women who date English-speaking white men. Thus when a controversial television show from MBC aired on May 28 and stirred up the expatriate community here, Kim wasn't that surprised. The less than five-minute segment, titled "The Shocking Reality about Relationships with Foreigners", depicts white men living here as exploiters of Korean women. The episode was part of a regular show titled "Saesangbogi Sisigakgak", which roughly translates to "World, Moment by Moment" and specializes in social issues. Are white men predators? The show started with a recent case of American Chris Golightly, who became famous after competing on a popular audition program but eventually wound up entangled in fights with multiple Korean women. One of the girls sued him for not repaying 32 million won ($27,826) that he borrowed from her and other girls asserted that Golightly sexually harassed them. He maintains these women are lying. The case is still ongoing. After leading with the above case, the camera shows one random couple - a white man and Korean woman - who display affection in public. The scene is narrated with the question "Is their physical contact based on trust?" During the segment, an anonymous Korean woman says she was abandoned by her foreign boyfriend after she became pregnant. Then another anonymous interviewee, a Korean man who claims to run an online community called "Make friends with foreigners", says one of his female friends turned out HIV positive after dating a Caucasian man. The show ends by saying "It is now time that we form proper and wholesome relationships with the opposite sex".Devoid of any relevant figures and facts, the show purports that an increasing number of Korean women fall victim to English-speaking white men who say they "have no trouble meeting women in Korea". After it was aired, the segment went viral among the expat community when an expat blogger reuploaded it with English subtitles on May 30. As of yesterday, about 165,000 people had viewed the clip on Youtube. Shortly after the upload, a Facebook page was created and has thus far amassed some 8,600 members. Some members of this Facebook group protested by holding signs in front of the MBC building in Yeouido, central Seoul, earlier this month. Response videos were also created by expats living in Seoul to oppose the show. One man with the ID "72daystar" said, "This is sort of a mischaracterization of the foreign community as trying to victimize young Korean women". He introduced himself as a faithful companion to his Korean wife for 11 years. He continued by saying "Of course, there are young foreign men in Korea who try to date pretty young Korean women. Who would be surprised by that? But we're looking at a smaller, smaller, smaller set to use an extreme. This is very offensive. It is hate mongering". Another video clip uploaded by "expatkerrie" says the show was "extremely xenophobic". In response to the outcry from non-Korean viewers over the show, Kim Ji-wan, deputy chief of "Saesangbogi Sisigakgak", said he couldn't understand why foreigners were offended. "We're receiving a lot of calls about the show but I don't understand what makes them angry. We all think the show is okay", said Kim in a furious tone during a phone interview the Korea JoongAng Daily. "I watched the show several times and you've probably noticed ? we said "Some" foreigners make trouble. "But why are all these foreigners making a fuss over it? Maybe because they have a guilty conscience", added Kim. The show was produced by independent production company All That Media, but the topic and outline for the show were decided and approved by MBC, according to Kim. MBC doesn't have a plan to apologize to non-Korean viewers of the show. The show, however, was problematic in the way it reported on the topic, according to JoongAng Ilbo columnist Noh Jae-hyun, who spent decades of years in journalism. He recently dealt with the show in his column for the JoongAng Ilbo."The title of the show was 'The Shocking Reality' but I was shocked by the show itself because it doesn't even stay true to the most basic tenents of journalism", wrote Noh. "The show was full of sensational narration and background music", Noh added.

More foreigners, more crime?Segments like this from MBC raise the question of the level of xenophobia in Korea. Couple that with the recent case of an ethnic Korean from China who brutally raped, killed and dismembered a Korean woman, the question looks more pressing. In fact, crimes of non-Korean residents are growing, but at a rate proportionate to the increasing immigrant population. According to National Police Agency, 5,221 crimes were committed by foreigners in 2002, when their numbers were 629,006, but the number went up to 10,164 in 2011, when 1.4 million foreigners were in the country. Some sensational headlines say Korea is no longer safe from crimes by foreigners - but crimes by non-Koreans are not that high compared to those comitted by Koreans. As of 2011, 525,469 Koreans committed violent crimes including murder, robbery and rape out of 50.7 million, which is the entire population of South Korea. By nationality, Chinese nationals committed the most crimes in 2011, Vietnamese came in second, other collected minorities came in third and Americans came in fourth, but the figures should be represented correctly, the National Police Agency says. "Chinese committed the most crimes, but it's hard to say most Chinese are bad. Since the population of Chinese foreigners living here is far higher than other nationalities, the number of crimes are relatively high", said an official from an investigation team dedicated to immigrant crimes. The taboo of interracial couplesKim, the mother of the 2-year-old boy living in Washington, is not the only one who felt cowed on dates. Park, who was born and raised in Korea but now lives in Australia, also feels like Kim even though she's lived in Sydney for about a decade. "Korean guys with negative views about my relationship with my boyfriend have lived in Australia for many years. A lot of them have more conservative views than people in Korea", said Park, who has been dating her Australian boyfriend for the past three years. "Korea has actually developed really fast, but our mindset has not caught up with our status, I think". Her Caucasian boyfriend, Brian Taylor, also thinks he receives negative stares from Korean men in Sydney. When asked if he was judged by Koreans just because he dates a Korean, he answered "Yes, all the time". "The show was utter rubbish. I would imagine young Koreans can see further than this media beat up". Then why do some Koreans have negative views of Korean women and white men together in relationships? Some say it harkens back to the Korean War (1950-53). According to a thesis entitled "Scapegoats of Divided Korea ? A Photographic View of Korean Women in the Military Camp Town" published last year by Park Jong-hyun and Min Byeong-wuk, "Koreans used insulting names like 'Western princess' to disparage women in the military camp town. It includes an attempt to hide the feeling of loss ? that men lost their sisters to other men". In such a racially homogeneous country - still the most homogenous in the world, in fact - it was hard to run across foreigners until American soldiers were stationed in Korea for the war. After the war, therefore, the primary image most Koreans had of white men and Korean women was negative. Most women who used to live around U.S. Army camps were prostitutes. Children from those couples were often abandoned as the U.S. soldiers left for their home country and the children ? the first multicultural children of Korea ? were dubbed half-breeds. "After all, such an image of white men and Korean women couples still lingers in our minds. And people often point the finger at Korean women", said Kwak Geum-ju, a professor of psychology at Seoul National University. "And many people still say Korean women are easy and slutty and white men are trying to use their counterparts, without knowing much about the couple".

"Mirror of the Witch" Moon Ga-yeong, sublime warrior

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Sol-gae used to be raised among beggars and learned how no longer to starve. She has a robust ego which never shall we her bow down in any scenarioalthough she has to seal to survive. She does notspeak in confidenceother folks but with Poong-yeon, she needs to be a woman. She hides those affections for Poong-yeon and stands behind him like a shadow.

"Mirror of the Witch" depicts a four-way romance between the unlucky genius Heo Joon (Yoon Si-yoon), a Joseon witch named Yeon-hee (Kim Sae-ron), Poong-yeon who puts his lifestyles on the line for her and Sol-gae who stands by ability of him.

Meanwhile, "Mirror of the Witch" is a mythhistoric about an unlucky princess named Suri who is cursed to be a chilly hearted witch and a passionate, young guy named Heo Joon.

T.O.P remedies his shyness and bares his fingers for newest film

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T.O.P remedies his shyness and bares his fingers for newest film

For the primary time in ten years, T.O.P was oncein a position to wear short sleeves, utterly admitting to his shy skin exposure. Among the group, it's miles known that the rapper and actor prefers to wear longer sleeves and covers is skin as he does no longer like frame contact, while others suggesting that it could be a intellectualsickness of his as he is simplytypically shy.

Paparazzi Snap Footage Of Two times In Public…And They’ll Take Your Breath Away

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Paparazzi Snap Footage Of Two times In Public…And They’ll Take Your Breath Away

And whilstenthusiasts were already neatlyconscious about how pretty the JYP Entertainment group contributors are, even they were blown away by way ofcontemporary fan footage of the girls. Dressed in the outfits from their newest hit tune video Cheer Up, the ladies proved why theyre regarded asone of the crucialmost prettywomanteams to have ever debuted.

Lee Sang-yoon and UEE relationship, 'kissed forcefully to make it memorable'

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While Lee Sang-yoon and UEE are latelystuck up in a hot topic, Lee Seo-jin seemedat the SBS Radio Energy FM, "Choi Hwa-jeong's Force Time" and discussed "Marriage Contract" which he co-starred in with UEE.

The actor said, "I wondered what I may do to make the kiss scene with UEE memorable so I did it forcefully. She did as I advised because she's more youthful than me".

Lee Seo-jin and UEE starred in "Marriage Contract" together. UEE seemed in Televisiondisplay once and said, "It was oncein realitybloodless that eveningyet information technologychanged into warm while we kissed".

Park Joo-mi, "I would like to be a true actress who can pull the rest off"

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Park Joo-mi takes at the part of Jeong Nan-jeong who bullies Ok-nyeo in the recent MBC drama "The Flower in Prison". "The Flower in Prison" is an adventure ancient approximately a genius lady who used to be born in prison and a mystery personality named Yoon Tae-won (Ko Soo).

Image is the entirety for an actor. Once a picture is stamped onto an actress or actor, it ischallengingto switch thenor not it'smuch more likely one tries to stick on an identical lines of that image.

"I worried what the target audience would call to mind me so I used to becontinuallystuck up in the picture they sought after me to be. Now I wish to let everything down and display them what I havewere given and I wish to exist an actress who can pull the rest off", acknowledged Joo-mi.

Collection Of The Most pretty Women From Korea’s Best University

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Collection Of The Most pretty  Women From Korea’s Best University

Due to the ridiculous quantity of festivalconcerned about entering a prestigious university, many of us accept the misconception that scholars at those prestigious universities dont have the time to deal with their looks.

Yoo Da-in to big name in "Doctors", overwhelm on Kim Rae-won

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"Doctors" is a drama about a lady alongside nowhere else to move and a guy who loves with his head in position of his heart, encountering every other as doctors and experiencing the affectionin their lives. Yoo Da-in takes at the role of Ji-hong's (Kim Rae-won) old friend Jo In-joo who also has a overwhelm on him.

Jo In-joo is from a richcircle of relatives and she loves to take it easy. She loves Ji-hong who is highest and although she knows he does notbring to mind her as more than a friend, she's alright with it. She is the 3rdbirthday celebration to Ji-hong and Hye-jeong's (Park Shin-hye) romance.

Yoo Da-in has proved herself to be a skilled actress via many dramas. Her maximumcontemporary drama is "One More Glad Ending" which earned her issues for her cheerful and touchy act.

Photos So Ji-sub's muscular body, a horny summer man

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Marmot released shots of the muscular and athletic actor in rash guard. This seriesused to be presented in So Ji-sub's exclusive taste and the collection is composed of more than a few rash guards, water pants, water leggings and other items.

Jessica Releases MV Teaser For “Fly” Forward Of Solo Debut

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Jessica Releases MV Teaser For “Fly” Forward Of Solo Debut

Jessica Releases MV Teaser For Fly Forward Of Solo Debutehk38 Might 2, 2016 0 After unveiling the music list of Jessicas solo debut album, Coridel Entertainment has released the music video teaser for the artists identify track Fly.

The approximately 30-second music video teaser functions Jessica in a lone bath in the desolate tract reading a handwritten postcard. There's no music tillagainst the finish of the teaser, where Jessica teases what sounds like the hook of Fly.

The complete championship track, written by way of Jessica herself, will feature rapper Fabolous. She also worked at the composition of the song along with Karriem (KMack) Mack, Eric (VENZ) Fernandez, Tatiana (Tatu) Matthews, and John (Fabolous).