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The actual reality of interracial relationships

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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".

Spoiler Added episodes 27 and 28 captures for the Korean drama 'Five Children'

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Added episodes 27 and 28 captures for the Korean drama "Five Children" (2016)Directed through Kim Jeong-gyooWritten by Jeong Hyeon-jeongNetwork : KBSWith Ahn Jae-wook, So Yoo-jin, Sim Hyeong-tak, Sim I-yeong, Lim Soo-hyang, Sin Hye-seon,...Sat, Sun 19:55Synopsis"Five Children" is a happycircle of relatives comedy drama depicting love and conflicts between household members, that maybring a heartwarming and vivacious tale to drama lovers in 2016. It's miles highly expected as the drama will tell authentic romance experiencesin additionlifestyles stories by other generations, hencea completekin can watch the drama together.Broadcast beginning date in Korea : 2016/02/20

8 Creepy Things All K-Pop Lovers Do

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8 Creepy Things All K-Pop Lovers Do

Unfortunately, the fervor of fangirl/fanboy devotion can develop into sasaeng habit — stalking, hacking into social media accounts, etc. — which frequently leads idols to make public pleas for privacy. Yet Im no longer here to talk about sasaengs. For now Identitysimilar to United States of America all to laugh and appreciate the truth that the Internet is a unusualand beautiful place, and we could exist honest: If an alien (I wouldnt whinge if it were Do Min Joon) landed on Earth (or just hacked into our Tumblrs from Mars), it canmore than likelyin finding our standard fangirl/fanboy antics a little, well, creepy.

Snack boxes, skin care products, and other disposable piecesthat you're going to never ever open, lest you rip your biass fairly confrontat the package? MY PRECIOUS.

2. Speaking toacknowledgeditemsI mean, if your biases pretty faces are staring at you from each shelf/wall/screen for your room, how may you lot not communicate to them?

SBS And KBS Announce Adjustments To Great Junior’s Kangin’s Planned Appearances On Displays Following DUI Accident

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SBS And KBS Announce Adjustments To Great Junior’s Kangin’s Planned Appearances On Displays Following DUI Accident

SBS And KBS Announce Adjustments To Great Junior’s Kangin’s Planned Appearances On Displays Following DUI Twist of fate ilmare42 Would possibly 24, 2016 0 Following Super Junior member Kangins DUI accident at the early morning of Could 24, networks SBS and KBS have announced their plans for his scheduled appearances on their upcoming tv and radio shows.

Kangin used to be set to look in the 2nd onepart of SBS’s new season of “Law of the Jungle,” along member Leeteuk. A representative of SBS told news outlet Usher in POP on the afternoon of May additionally 24, “Kangin turned into scheduled to seem on ‘Law of the Jungle’ in about two weeks. As it's fartough for us to reshoot our program, we can beready to exist editing his portions out up to possible.”

Kangin was also planned to be taking up the role of a different DJ on KBS’s “Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio” program, which is generally hosted via Leeteuk. A representative from KBS told X Sports News that Kangin’s appearances as a special DJ had been cancelled. He was prior to now scheduled to be internet hosting from Also can 24 to 26.

AOA Takes 1st Win For “Good Luck” On “The Show,” Performances By way of SEVENTEEN, UP10TION, And More

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AOA Takes 1st Win For “Good Luck” On “The Show,” Performances By way of SEVENTEEN, UP10TION, And More

AOA Takes 1st Win For “Good Luck” On “The Show,” Performances Via SEVENTEEN, UP10TION, And Morecrystalcove Might 24, 2016 0 AOA has grabbed their first trophy for their musicJust rightSuccessat the Show!

On May just 24s episode of The Show, AOA, SEVENTEEN, and April were all in the running for first place. AOA took first position with a ranking of 8,192 votes opposed to SEVENTEEN’s 8,067 and April’s 5,746!

Other performances this week were by SEVENTEEN, UP10TION, April, Dana, Heyne, MAP6, Tahiti, Boys Republic, Laboum, B.I.G, SEO Ye Ahn, Youngdo Jeon  Jenny, I.C.E, Lou.De, Avenue Boyz, Giant Brain, and Bloodless Cherry. Take a glance at them out below!

Tiffany Drops Remix Edition Of "I Just Wanna Dance"

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(Photo : SM Entertainment) No longer long after her solo debut, Girls' Generation member Tiffany released a different remix version of her identifytune "I Just Wanna Dance."

The song used to be simultaneously released on all Korean streaming music services and products on May 23 at noon.Titled "I Just Wanna Dance (Kago Pengchi Remix)," the track is a innovative trance version of the original.

In addition, enthusiasts are completely happy to pay attention that Tiffany recorded new lines for the track in English, contributing to the song production.

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Jonghyun of boy band SHINee smiles at a exhibit for his new solo album in Seoul on Monday.

AA’s Aoora Withdraws From Team To Pursue Solo Activities

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AA’s Aoora Withdraws From Team To Pursue Solo Activities

AAs Aoora Withdraws From Workforce To Pursue Solo Activitiesan0ya Might 24, 2016 0 Boy group AA (Double A)s Aoora has officially withdrawn from the group.

His contract with Blue Superstar Entertainment expired in March, and he has since left either the firm and AA. This was onceshowedthrough the idol himself by the use of Instagram on Could 24.

Following his debut in 2011 as a rapper and vocalist of AA, Aoora constantly pursued individual and unit promotions over the last five years. He released his controversial solo album 69 in March 2013 and gained attention for the formidable and suggestive identifymusicFrame Party, and later teamed up with fellow group member Hoik for unit promotions ultimate fall.

B.A.P’s Himchan Deletes And Creates New Instagram Account

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B.A.P’s Himchan Deletes And Creates New Instagram Account

B.A.Ps Himchan Deletes And Creates New Instagram Accountkokoberry Might 24, 2016 0 B.A.Ps Himchan currently deleted his Instagram account which led to some enthusiaststo stress that the singer may need gotten his account hacked.

He writes, Hello! First of all, I would actually like to make an apology for causing other people to fear and be fascinated by me deleting my Instagram without pronouncing anything. WhilstI used to bethe use of that account I experienced numeroussubject amongst email verification, so I deleted my account.

Himchan continues, Since its an account that Ive been employing for some time and I shared the arena 1 saw and things that I'm attacched to, my center also hurts and i'm very sad. I must have checked when I made the account yet since I didnt, its my mistake. Im sorry ㅠㅠ!

Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan Hyuk Hasn't ever Smoked Or Under the impact of alcohol Alcohol His Complete Life

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Akdong Musician’s Lee Chan Hyuk Hasn't ever Smoked Or Under the impact of alcohol Alcohol His Complete Life

Akdong Musicians Lee Chan Hyuk Hasn't ever Smoked Or Inebriated Alcohol His CompleteLifestyles hajima Might 24, 2016 0 Duo Akdong Musicians Lee Chan Hyuk lately explained just a little about his typecircle of relativesand private exemplary lifestyle.

The singer made an appearance on MBCs radio program Park Kyung Lims 2 Oclock Date and mentions, When were now not busy, our household eats breakfast with each and every other each morning. We also have family members meetings in the morning and the evening.

Lee Chan Hyuk continues to talk about his lifestyle, I have never smoked or drunk alcohol up to this point. Other people say that you transform unsealed if youchanged into an adult yet I never had such an experience, to the wonder and amazement of the ones in the studio.

5 Reasons You’ll Feel sorry about Now not Staring at “Page Turner”

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5 Reasons You’ll Feel sorry about  Now not  Staring at “Page Turner”

5 Reasons Youll Be apologetic aboutNow notObserving Page Turnersophfly Would possibly 24, 2016 0 As a three-episode mini-drama, Page Turner could not have the precise longevity of a in maximum cases broadcast drama, yet IT most unquestionably boasts the entirevitalparts of a just right one — angst punctuated with heart-warming moments and regularly undercut with a healthy dosage of humor. This drama is penned by way of seasoned author Park Hye Ryun, who also wrote Pinocchio, I Listen Your Voice, and Dream High, beautiful much making sure a tale alongsidea massive number ofcenter driven by endearing characters. Additionally, Page Turner stars Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo, and Shin Jae Ha, all promising young actors who have shown up in a couple of projects prior to this. If this data is still not ampleto rouse curiosity, let’s take a closer glance at why it may smartly bevalue checking out.

Even as a more youthful actress in the field, Kim So Hyun is actually not a rookie as evidenced by her impressive list of works. And whilst she’s embodied an entire array of characters, even every now and thenin the scope of one drama (Who Are You: Faculty 2015), Kim So Hyun’s functionality in Page Turner is once more distinct. In Page Turner, Kim So Hyun is Yoo Seul, a genius pianist who at all times wins first in competitions and willmanage to pay for to dream big. But while she might appear to be she has it all at the outside, it turns out that she’s unhappy, forcibly driven by her competitivemother who lives vicariously via Yoo Seul’s achievements. Kim So Hyun does an admirable activity of portraying Yoo Seul’s outward disposition as a prickly, disagreeable, prideful lady and subtly offering insight to the beats of insecurity, hopelessness, and frustration. Kim So Hyun does all this gracefully with the added assignment of being blind, which all is goingto turn that she is certainlyone of the most shining roles in this drama.

Soon, the query arises: what's thewhich means of the drama’s title, Page Turner? It’s definitely a curious call and one that’s not as intuitively understood, especially for folks that don’t have a background in concert piano. But what’s incredibly well-done with the naming of this drama is that the identify is intrinsically tied up with the original premise of the whole drama. A page turner is anyone who stands up on the similardegree equally the pianist to turn the pages of the sheet song in time for the pianist to smoothly transition from page to page in the performance. Essentially, a page turner can either save and ruin a performance, which approach thatthat once Kim So Hyun and her rival Shin Jae Ha volunteer to be every one other’s page turnersblood is going to be shed. It’s angst taken on the point of grand pianos, and a lifestyles lesson taught all in the span of 3 hours. Little commitment and large returns.