Category Archives: politics

Dystopian "Utopia"

   And this picture above would be actually everything non-disturbing, that can be presented from Utopia. Places and scenery are beautifully shot, with vivid, lush colors which sometimes can make you dizzy. But colors are not the main problem here. … Continue reading

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Media and Condemnation by Memory in the Internet Age

 There was a good article appearing in Korea Focus, dealing with recent scandal in Korea on top levels. This is why I think it’s worthwhile to read a lot of words. There are many ways to silence or erase from … Continue reading

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March 1st Commemorative Speech by President

<!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> Let’s be frank, Lady President has a tough, chaotic and quite crazy country to lead.  If you wonder what March 1st Movement is – I wrote about that here. Fellow Koreans, seven million compatriots overseas and … Continue reading

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Post-Psy: Quo Vadis, Brand Korea?

 There is a quite good reason why Korea will always have the troubles to promote itself. Factions. It is still prevalent factor to country’s inability to promote its cultural heritage as aggressively and wide as all the neighbours. There is … Continue reading

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In a year of big elections, Japan’s was Godzilla

   I have quite an obssession with Japan, spanning through over half of my life. Obssession swinging from delight to absolute hatred. Last Sunday I spent 8 straight hours glued to the main page of Asahi.com following the voting. Although … Continue reading

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Korea’s New President

   I swear, I was never much interested in politics, until Far East Asia came. Asian politics are quite different from usual, western one and after some bewilderment and shock, I came to one conclusion, similar to the one Indiana … Continue reading

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Marry in a hurry

Picture from here.    Usually it’s a shotgun marriage leading to home disputes, fights and bloody divorce. Marriage between music and politics. Whenever politics is involved in art (be it music, literature or movies) the art ceases to retain its … Continue reading

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