Archive for November, 2010

Thank you! We Remember!

November 11, 2010

Today is Remembrance Day. Remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the world’s freedom and peace. Especially all 516 of Canadians who lost their lives in Korean War service or subsequent Korean peacekeeping service.

Total of 26,791 Canadians served during the Korean War that raged between 1950 and 1953. We thank and remember! 감사합니다.

Pictures are from here

Welcome to Korea, Sparkling!…Not

November 5, 2010

It was really disgusted to get this kind of news from Korea.  Is Korea still in 60’s and 70’s era?  The paper saying that drawing on public signboards is an offense in Korea in which the offender receives a fine.  I would believe it would be same for many countries that many offenders charged with vandalism by paying do not face jail time.  Although an arrest-warrant request was rejected by a local court, Seoul Metropolitan Police requested a warrant for the college lecturer’s arrest, arguing that it was a conspiracy to obstruct the G-20 summit.

By Jang Bong-kun

In the upper panel, a college lecturer paints a mouse on the signboard promoting the G-20 Summit in Seoul in front of Lotte Department Store in Myeongdong, Seoul.

A policeman spots him and calls to report the scene, saying, “Someone is drawing on the sacred promotional material for the G-20!”

In the lower panel, an agent part of the illegal surveillance of civilians gives an order on his daepo phone, unregistered phone, saying, “Request a warrant for arrest!”

The lecturer reportedly said that he drew a mouse to satirize the Lee Myung-bak government’s fixation on the G-20 summit. The letter ‘G’ sounds similar to the Korean word gwi, mouse, and President Lee has been called “Gwi Myung-bak” by the opponents.

It just ridiculous response by the police!  See how citizen’s response to this incident, that’s your lesson 2MB “Gwi” admin.