Season 3, Episode 11: Adoption Revisited

 

Today we talked about the upcoming Korean holiday of Children’s Day and came back to the topic of adoption.

News of the Weird w/Eugene

  • Ramen is delicious but how about bathing in it? What of this emerging Japanese fad?
  • 90s sit-com favourite Full House set for a reunion and modern reboot.
  • Korean government taxing the wages of a prostitute’s alleged earnings. Where do we stand on the morality of this, when prostitution is not legal in Korea?
Man's imagination exceeded by reality

Man’s imagination exceeded by reality

Ask Aaron and Olivia and On the Street (w/Mike Jones)

  • What are your thoughts on Children’s Day? Celebratin’ the kids or spoiling them and inconveniencing everyone in the country who’s not a kid?

On the Pulse w/Rob

  • We spoke with Blossom, a Korean adoptee who lets us know all the dumb things you shouldn’t ask an adoptee if you don’t want to offend one…Even if you’re really curious.
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Season 3, Episode 10: News of the Sad and Depressing

News of the Weird w/ Eugene

Ask Aaron & Olivia, On the Street w/Michael
Question about Korean Baseball

On the Pulse w/Rob

Random internet picture of Subway staff found online.

Random internet picture of Subway staff found online.

A while ago (July 2014 to be exact) Eugene had a bad Korea day, and a run in at the Subway sandwich shop with a lady who was determined to communicate in English! Determined. This caused Eugene to write an epic rant on facebook that almost went viral among the expat community.

Well Young Suk Yang caught wind of this rant and decided to translate it for Korean readers. We decided to discuss with him about why he decided to do that, and ways that there are communication issues between Koreans and international residents.