Two good articles on the Korean Herald. The first is by Paul Kerry, who we’ve spoken to a few times over the last few days. The KH is actually one of the only newspapers to show any real interest in this situation, or at least enough to call up and ask questions and double check facts.
The second is an opinion piece by Rob Ouwehand (Roboseyo), who brings up some great points about the potential for xenophobia this situation could cause (and according to many emails I get, has already happened). I think anyone who’s lived here for any amount of time will tell you that Korea’s a wonderful place but the local sentiment is often that every bad thing happening south of the 38th parallel is the result of dirty, evil, drug using, fire breathing foriegners.
North Korea detonating nukes? Obama’s fault.
Ex Presidents taking headers off a hill? North Koreas Fault, which was Obama’s fault, so he’s a murderer.
Oh, and here’s the awesome article.
Also, apparently my temperature is normal according to the nurse who just ear raped me with a thermometer. She looked so nervous to be around me she just jammed it in there all the way to the cerebellum.