the wisdom of insecurity
little thoughts on insecurity, traveler, and the weather
insecurity and integration
It seems to make sense that poor integration brings insecurity. Personally, on the contrary, I think insecurity brings poor integration, not vice versa.
Thoughts on good-hearted: helping
I have a bone to pick with the so called good-hearted people. Being kind and modest became a norm and a virtue in our society, as if it is the default set of proper human being. However, the rosy and lousy expectation that kindness is the superior of all qualities is just wrong.
Severe food shortage in Malawi
Malawi’s food problem is getting more serious as the harvest season is approaching. Here, the harvest for maize which is the staple food is only once a year since most are smallholder farmers depending 100% on rainfed farming.
My extravagant life and its relationship to poverty reduction
Empathy and sympathy: the line and why
How much do we know about empathy? Aren’t we unconsciously sympathising others by feeling pity towards them? Unfortunately, that’s just sympathy, not empathy. Because empathy is not a feeling, it’s an ability.
Global polio eradication: what has been done and what should be done now?
Polio is a horrible disease that has paralysed so many children worldwide. Now we’re heading towards eradication. Here’s the timeline and the plan.
A story that siren tells
The Korean War and families
Can cash transfer reduce poverty?
Human rights for migrant workers in South Korea
Crime and Prejudice
Are foreigners more violent than native population? Do foreigners commit more crimes than Koreans do? Or is it just a myth that we want to stick to. Harshly speaking, the reason foreigner-led crimes in Korea is magnified through media is because they should be exaggerated to let people blame for bad things on others who we carry no responsibility for.
Requiem for a bigot
Different language, different personality
Why do I behave differently in different languages? I can be amusing in one language but I can be more submissive in another. It is the experience that mirrors my behaviour when using certain language, or the culture blended in the language for that matter. Experience depending on the choice of language can differ significantly in my case. It conceives different social norms as well as varying range of acceptable boundaries.