23  Dec
Merry Christmas

It will not be a very merry Christmas for me because I was told the day before yesterday that my school will not be renewing my contract. I have been upset and disgusted for the past two days, but I have decided that for Christmas and the day before Christmas, I do not want to think about it and want to try to have good thoughts, instead.

There are many good things in life, and it is silly for me to waste my Christmas thinking about the close-minded people at my school. Therefore, I have been looking on the Internet for things to make me smile and found the following video clip of a girl who appears to be of Filipino ancestry doing impressions of her family. I love this girl. I hope she makes your Christmas happy, too.

Mixed Nuts

Youtube Profile page of Christine, the producer of the “Happy Slip” videos.

If you are still feeling lonely and depressed, watch This Happy Slip Video. It may cheer you up and remind you of the really important things in life.

Posted by Gerry-Bevers, filed under Uncategorized. Date: December 23, 2006, 10:57 pm | 55 Comments »

55 Responses

  1. randomcow Says:

    The dean will know the true meaning of what he has done to Korean society , his university, and to himself.:.International community is against suffocating freedom of speech.

    Ok, it’s all good and dandy to make comments like this, but the truth of the matter is that the trouble-makers are the ones having the last laugh. They worked together to get action, while we’re all just here twiddling our thumbs and patting each other on the back about who is “right.”

    The fact remains that these cunts were responsible for a man losing his job. I think it’s time to hit them hard where it hurts the most – in the Dokto.

    Let them continue their small-scale cyber-terrorism. I think there aren’t a lot of English-speaking people who are actually interested in the issue, and most of those who are I’d say would have got a lot of their information from this site. In other words, the Takeshima Movement in the West is going to have its roots on THIS VERY WEBSITE. That means YOU.

    I think it’s time to muster up all the media and political contacts we have and start discussing this issue with them. Blind Freddy can see who the isles belong to, and the Korean illogical and irrational arguments should be used to sell one of the most significant East-Asian stories of the decade.

    RC

  2. usinkorea Says:

    I think it’s time to muster up all the media and political contacts we have and start discussing this issue with them.

    You can forget about that.

    And if it does work, I’ll be pissed off.

    See — I remember when Gerry’s Korea Media Watch began back in 2002 and conversations he and I and others had via the net.

    Several pre-blog like sites started up independantly of each other. I started a forum a Yahoo at the same gime KMW was set up and designed to do exactly the same thing —- get the word out to what was going on.

    For months before that, and months after, I know Gerry and I and a few other long term expats were emailing articles from the Korean press and our insights into —— the very huge orgy of hate South Korean society was putting out after the USFk vehicle killed 2 Korean middle school girls (and as part of a presidential election cycle).

    I know I got to the point I was emailing 1 or 2 or 3 articles 3 or 4 times a week to major American media organizations.

    As time passed, my comments starting getting more and more desperate — along the lines of saying, “I can’t believe no US media organizations give a crap about what is going on over here!!!”

    Then, 3 US soldiers were attacked by a mob of anti-US college students and a major anti-US NGO leader who were promoting a huge anti-US festival at a nearby university.

    1 soldier was held captive for several hours and forced to make statements against himself and USFK – both for the brawl where he and 2 other GIs were attacked by a couple dozen college students and 1 middle aged activist – and for the armored car accident.

    Then, with the riot police’s help, the soldier was brought to a hospital and forced to the NGO leader whom the police eventually concluded started the brawl by slapping the very same soldier – (at which point the college students who had been pushing and pulling on the soldier started beating and kicking him as he fought back).

    When these event happened, I thought, “Well, at least the US media CAN’T avoid this story.”

    I was wrong.

    That is when I started my website on anti-US/USFK issues and the Yahoo forum (which is no more) and when Gerry started Korea Media Watch.

    If the international press doesn’t give a crap when a US soldier defending Korea is held captive and forced to make a “confession” by an angry mob that numbered over a thousand participants at a huge anti-US performance concert, they sure aren’t going to care that an ESL instructor did not get a contract because of Tokdo….

    I would like to see them care. But, honestly, if they do, it will only make me more bitter at the press (even if I like seeing them do it).

    (Also, some weeks after the GI was held captive, the commander of USFK MPs gave a lecture for a class at a university in Seoul where his wife was teaching management – and he wore his uniform – and when some students saw him on campus, they threw together a protest that eventually led to dozens of students standing outside the classroom door yelling for the GI to come out. The student in the classroom formed a circle around the wife/prof and GI and escorted them through the mod, who pushed and pulled and spit as the phalanx moved forward – then when the defenders had parted after the 2 got in his car, they beat on the car until the riot police got to the scene and opening up a lane for them to leave ——– no stories about that ran in the Korean or foreign press — except in Stars and Stripes)…

    Nobody cares about stuff like that out of Korea.

    Nobody except Japan and Korea care about Tokdo, and from what little I gather from places like Occidentalism, even the Japanese don’t seem to care about it much as a whole nation…

  3. usinkorea Says:

    and political contacts

    I forgot…

    When the US press wouldn’t cover the events of 2002 (until eventually very late) — I also started faxing articles from the Korean press to Congress members in the foreign relations and defense committees.

    Henry Hyde was one, but he had already shown an interest in anti-US attitudes in Korea. He is also about the only American politician I can rememer who ever took what goes on in Korea seriously or thought it was serious. Hillary Clinton has made a comment or two, but nothing much.

    If it is not about economic trade, nobody outside of Korea really cares…

  4. usinkorea Says:

    good golly!! how many gramatical mistakes could I make in the first comment above????!!!

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