Sunday, July 10, 2005
WHO IS THIS ANGRY LOOKING MAN?
He's Na Sôk-ju, a Korean patriot. According to the explanatory plaque, Na “throwing grenades and firing a pistol staged a single-handed attack on the office of the Oriental Development Company.” When was this statue erected? 1999. Not sure what this might say about the development of friendly relations between Korea and Japan.
COALITION OF THE WILLING
Sometimes we may forget that the ROK provides the third largest number of troops in the occupation of Iraq. Not that there was much sign of awareness of it here in Korea either. Except for this advertisement for the Korea Exchange Bank
SEOUL VS. HANSÔNG
Hey all you Chinese visitors to Korea. Never mind the fact that the capital of Korea was known as Hansông for 500 years. The name is Seoul (or Shou-er) and don't you forget it!