Thursday, August 19, 2021

Not scary

I got so used to sidewalk memorials for gunshot victims back home, when I saw this, my heart initially skipped a beat...😭

Sashimi on a sweet Thursday afternoon


Just enjoyed almost two hours with my senior citizen neighbors. We ate very freshly caught fish. One of the old men grilled fish and one of the grandmothers sliced fresh fish and we ate sashimi, raw fish, dipped in red sauce.

They plucked hot green peppers from their garden. We ate sashimi, grilled fish, potatoes and cherry tomatoes. We drank soju, Heineken beer (from my fridge), and I smiled, nodded and just enjoyed the sweet, peaceful time with my neighbors.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Another hot day deskwarming


The aircon in my room and next door are being maintenanced today. They have to sprat a chemical into it and even turned off the electricity. I asked my handler to ask the principal to let me "work from home". She asked and he said "noppity nope".

These people are some of the most inflexible people I've ever met in my life.πŸ˜‚ Straight assholes. They either want you to suffer like them OR they want you to suffer so they can gleefully watch and feel superior. πŸ˜‚

It is not out of "concern" or liability issues. There are no classes and no students for two more weeks. They are just miserable people who want others to be miserable, too. Other people in other Korean jobs have seen and said the same thing.

That is the main thing I've learned from living here. Misery not only loves company, it enjoys the show. The bullying mentality and classism is ingrained deeply in this society's fabric.

Police report filed...sigh


So the police report has been filed as of yesterday at 5:30pm. I took my translated statement and they attached it to their paperwork. It will be given to higher~ups to decide whether to pursue the case and search through local CCTVs.

As an immigrant in this country, I was reluctant to submit the document but felt compelled to follow through. Being in someone else's country, I choose not to engage but simply observe interactions and situations.

But this was wrong, all day and all night. If you choose not to take care of a pet then bring it to a shelter. Don't abandon it in a park, miles from home, with just a small cup of water.

Fingers crossed this doesn't come back to bite me in the ass.

Also, side note, just like the KDramas, half the young police officers looked Hollywood ready.πŸ˜‚

UPDATE - The cops decided NOT to follow up stating there were no CCTV footage in that area. I believe the couple selected that area for that specific reason. Oh well, I tried.  Sorry, little doggy.

Good luck out there on these streets. 

Monday, August 9, 2021

My first (and only) Korean police report


Soooooo..this happened and I made a decision to file a police report. Wish me luck, y'all. 

I left the Trial Mart supermarket on Sunday, August 8th at 9:10 a.m. I rode my bike and rested on a bench by the river.
When I arrived by the river, a white SUV was parked at the end of a gravel road next to a small bridge in the park. The white SUV left the passenger's door wide open. Several vehicles had to drive around the SUV. There was a Korean man in his mid-30s in the driver's seat of the SUV. A Korean woman tried to pull the dog out of the car with a small cup of water. I was sitting on the bench, eating, and looking at the car. Two other middle-aged Korean women were watching the woman and the dog. A Korean woman started taking pictures.

The Korean woman kept trying to pull the dog out of the car, but the dog jumped back into the car. Finally, she was able to lure the dog near a small water cup near the exercise equipment. Then she quickly jumped into the car and ran away while the little dog chased her. She hurriedly closed the passenger's door and the car began to run away. While the dog kept chasing, the car climbed a small hill and left the river park. All this happened between 9:15 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Two Korean women walked toward the entrance and watched the incident. We were all surprised that the car intentionally abandoned a small dog. CCTV will show a small brown dog chasing a white SUV in the park.

I don't want my name involved in this case. I just want the police to look at the CCTV and find the couple who did this. There is a risk of accidents when dumping dogs. Instead, the car can turn and miss the dog and hurt the child.

λ‚˜λŠ” 8μ›” 8일 μΌμš”μΌ μ˜€μ „ 9μ‹œ 10뢄에 νŠΈλΌμ΄μ–Ό 마트 μŠˆνΌλ§ˆμΌ“μ„ λ– λ‚¬μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ‚˜λŠ” μžμ „κ±°λ₯Ό 타고 강가에 μžˆλŠ” λ²€μΉ˜μ— μ•‰μ•„μ„œ μ‰¬μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

강가에 λ„μ°©ν–ˆμ„ λ•Œ 곡원 λ‚΄ μž‘μ€ 닀리 μ˜† 자갈길 끝에 흰색 SUVκ°€ μ£Όμ°¨λ˜μ–΄ μžˆμ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 흰색 SUVκ°€ μ‘°μˆ˜μ„ 도어λ₯Ό ν™œμ§ μ—΄μ–΄λ‘μ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€μ—¬λŸ¬ λŒ€μ˜ μ°¨λŸ‰μ΄ SUV 주변을 μš΄μ „ν•΄μ•Ό ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. SUV μš΄μ „μ„μ—λŠ” 30λŒ€ μ€‘λ°˜μ˜ ν•œκ΅­μΈ 남성이 타고 μžˆμ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•œ ν•œκ΅­ 여성이 μž‘μ€ 물컡으둜 개λ₯Ό μ°¨μ—μ„œ λŒμ–΄λ‚΄λ € ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ²€μΉ˜μ— μ•‰μ•„μ„œ λ°₯을 λ¨Ήκ³  μ°¨λ₯Ό 보고 μžˆμ—ˆμ–΄μš”. λ‹€λ₯Έ 두 λͺ…μ˜ ν•œκ΅­ 쀑년 여성듀이 κ·Έ μ—¬μžμ™€ 개λ₯Ό μ§€μΌœλ³΄κ³  μžˆμ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•œ ν•œκ΅­ 여성이 사진을 찍기 μ‹œμž‘ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

ν•œκ΅­ μ—¬μžλŠ” 계속 μ°¨μ—μ„œ 개λ₯Ό λŒμ–΄λ‚΄λ € ν–ˆμ§€λ§Œ κ°œλŠ” λ‹€μ‹œ 차에 λ›°μ–΄μ˜¬λžμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λ§ˆμΉ¨λ‚΄, κ·Έλ…€λŠ” μš΄λ™κΈ°κ΅¬ 근처의 μž‘μ€ λ¬Όμ»΅ κ·Όμ²˜μ—μ„œ 개λ₯Ό μœ μΈν•  수 μžˆμ—ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 그리고 κ·Έλ…€λŠ” 재빨리 차에 λ›°μ–΄μ˜¬λΌ μž‘μ€ κ°œκ°€ μ«“μ•„μ˜€λŠ” λ™μ•ˆ λ„λ§μ³€μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έλ…€λŠ” μ„œλ‘˜λŸ¬ μ‘°μˆ˜μ„ 문을 λ‹«μ•˜κ³  μ°¨λŠ” λ‹¬μ•„λ‚˜κΈ° μ‹œμž‘ν–ˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ°œκ°€ 계속 μ«“λŠ” λ™μ•ˆ μ°¨λŠ” μž‘μ€ 언덕을 올라 κ°• 곡원을 λ– λ‚¬μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 이 λͺ¨λ“  일이 μ˜€μ „ 9μ‹œ 15λΆ„μ—μ„œ 9μ‹œ 30λΆ„ 사이에 μΌμ–΄λ‚¬μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. 두 λͺ…μ˜ ν•œκ΅­ 여성이 μž…κ΅¬ μͺ½μœΌλ‘œ κ±Έμ–΄κ°€ 사건을 μ§€μΌœλ³΄μ•˜μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. μš°λ¦¬λŠ” κ·Έ μ°¨κ°€ μ˜λ„μ μœΌλ‘œ μž‘μ€ 개λ₯Ό λ²„λ Έλ‹€λŠ” 사싀에 λͺ¨λ‘ λ†€λžμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. CCTVλŠ” κ³΅μ›μ—μ„œ κ°ˆμƒ‰μ˜ μž‘μ€ κ°œκ°€ 흰색 SUVλ₯Ό μ«“λŠ” λͺ¨μŠ΅μ„ 보여쀄 κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

제 이름이 이 사건에 μ—°λ£¨λ˜μ§€ μ•Šμ•˜μœΌλ©΄ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·Έλƒ₯ 경찰이 CCTV μ˜μƒμ„ 보고 이런 짓을 ν•œ μ»€ν”Œμ„ μ°Ύμ•„λ‚΄λ©΄ μ’‹κ² μ–΄μš”. 개λ₯Ό μœ κΈ°ν•  λ•Œ μ‚¬κ³ λ‘œ 인해 μƒκΈ°λŠ” μœ„ν—˜μ΄ μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. λŒ€μ‹  μ°¨κ°€ λ°©ν–₯을 ν‹€μ–΄ 개λ₯Ό 놓쳐 아이λ₯Ό λ‹€μΉ˜κ²Œ ν•  수 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.


Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Stranger than fiction


This is the scariest thing I have seen all year.

The mainstream media channels do not show this.

It is always better to make an informed decision.

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