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The Best and the Worst Experiences - Leaving Korea Part II
- Yi Ok Seon Halmoni
So positive, so great, so awesome, than she gets
her own page.
- The Awesome People I Met
You know who are. Thanks for the great ride
- Wednesday Protest
The Wednesday protest I attended on International
Human rights day and
was just great. Still
that I didn't get arrested.
- Public Speaking
Talking to a bunch of people about stuff your
passionate about is just cool. The couple of talks I
did at Seoul
University were just great. During Cheosok (a
Korean Thanksgiving) I gave three in one week.
Mental note for future talks: If you are going to bag World
Vision as part of your talk, make sure the next speaker is
not from World Vision...
Getting involved in
was great, but the thing I appreciated most was that it gave
a real launching pad to get involved with the activist
- Rubber Seoul
Rubber Seoul should of got a bigger entry on this
site. It was an awesome event planned by other people
that raised 16,000,000 won (~$US 12,000), half of which went
to my little baby GrassRootsUganda.com. I was just
along for the ride, but what a ride it was.
- Burma Protest
Similar to number 5 in that
it served as
a launching pad for further activism.
- The Gay Pride Parade
Just plain old fun. I am still getting death
threats over the
video I made.
- Teaching at Benjamin's Hagwon
Hagwon was what I did most of here in Korea. Kinda
cool that it would my "best of" list.
- Winning a movie making
The video camera I won has been so useful and it is going to
be even more useful when I land in the Philippines.
- Getting out of debt
Interesting to note that compared to my
other "best and worst" lists (see
here), there are
no actual adventure-type stuff here. Apart from the last few, it
is all getting involved and trying to make a difference. I
guess Daniel Dennett is right. (See my
home page if you don't get the
- Kwak's Language Institute
What an absolute
shithole of a school. One of the main reasons I
came to Korea was to learn how to teach. At Kwak's I
was required to be present as a foreigner and teaching
itself was optional. I couldn't have lasted long in
that place and it was great that I got a chance to leave
with my sanity in place (no metaphor intended).
sums up Kwak's best.
- Mental Health Hiccup
Just when you think have your mental health under control,
it comes back and bites you in the butt. As some of
you no doubt know, I had a major mental breakdown back in
the day to the point of being in a psych. hospital for five
months for a whole raft of reasons.
I have minor hiccups (see
here) every now
and then - and they're not terribly present - but I survive
and move on.
This time it was at a friend's birthday party. I
was expecting to have some close friends there who I could
latch onto. For various reasons, they couldn't make
it. So I was left alone in a highly sexualised
atmosphere with a lot of alcohol being consumed. For
some, this would be a perfect place to be.
For me, it was just terrible and I ended up almost running
from the building. It bought back all the bad shit that I
thought was behind me. I did my usual freak out
patterns for a while, but I eventually calmed down.
I survived. I moved on.
- Hellen Oting Passing Away
Hellen Oting was a brave soul
was unfair on so many levels.
11 "Bests" and 3 "Worsts". I think
that counts as a positive experience!
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