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A soldier’s foot fixation
A soldier’s foot fixation

(From imaeil) In preparation of their eventual march for the Memorial Day parade festivities, these soldiers in north Daegu get drilled on the proper elevation of their marching feet.

Daegu schoolgirl kidnapped over grudge with grandpa
Daegu schoolgirl kidnapped over grudge with grandpa

The Korea Times is reporting that an elementary school girl was kidnapped from her grandfather’s home, where she has been living. Based on the grandfather’s testimony, it seems that he must have made some enemies, which led to 2 men breaking into his home, roughing him up, and taking away his granddaughter. The incident happened […]

Another Daegu expat joins KBS ‘Misuda’ program
Another Daegu expat joins KBS ‘Misuda’ program

One of the hottest shows in Korea justed added another foreign beauty from Daegu‘s Keimyung University. Chinese student, Yin Dongling, who is studying tourism and business admin at the campus, joined ‘미녀들의 수다‘ (Global Talk Show) and has raised the eyebrows of its audience and viewers with her sweet appearance and local Gyeongsang dialect. The […]

CCTV cameras going up in Daegu schoolyards
CCTV cameras going up in Daegu schoolyards

In light of the recent schoolyard sexual assault incident, schools across the city are installing CCTV cameras in blindspots, like this elementary school in Chimsan-dong. (From Maeil)

Remembering fallen expats during Korea’s suicide season
Remembering fallen expats during Korea’s suicide season

Today is the 2nd anniversary of the suicide of Shawn Matthews. Arguably, the most renowned Korean expat blogger in the early-middle of this decade, who helped open up Korea to foreigners coming over to work, before everyone started getting blogs of their own or meeting together via Facebook. The comments to even his most basic […]

Update on the Mike White-Jjimjilbang tragedy

Regarding the mysterious death of Mike White at a jjimjilbang in Gyeongsan, apparently the mother had her first interview with a Korean language daily newspaper today, plus has a TV interview tomorrow with a Korean TV station.

Daegu teenager arrested for pimping out a 14 year old

On May 19th, Daegu police arrested a 17-year old boy after he met a 14-year old girl on the internet in late January of 2008 and over the course of a week of chatting, convinced her to become a prostitute for him at 100,000 won per john. He ultimately pimped her out some 20 times […]