Korean lessons have been good lately. I’m dipping my toes into level 4 stuff and it’s coming to me so much more easily than the level 3 business.

Unfortunately, I’ve yet to come close to mastering level three. And my vocabulary is still dismal. Lots of studying is in my immediate future. ㅠㅠ

arari
lostintrafficlights:

goawaywithjae:

koreaunderground:

ohsnapitsdon:

koreaunderground:

expatevan:

Korean mothers are essentially like monkeys.
www.EvanBleker.com

i wonder why i see so many of these kinds of photos from expats or americans who travel and live abroad, all these candid photos all over the place all without getting the permission or the consent to take them and publish them.
what is it that these american expats see in these peoples in a foreign land? do they see objects or animals?
Evan Bleker

I see just normal people living their day to day lives. How is that even a question? Should I see them as animals because I’m from the U.S.?

let me get this straight… you see absolutely no problem with Evan Baker taking a pic of a Korean women and her baby, all without their permission or consent, and then posting it up on his tumblr, and then proceed to call this woman monkey like? is it because you’re from the U.S. you have problems seeing Koreans as humans? WTF?

Evan Bieker has since changed his caption to, "Korean mothers and their baby carrying ways." And taken down his website. Maybe he realized (after being told) that when you use the word “monkey” to describe a group of people — the people of your host nation — it’s pejorative and dehumanizing.
Oh, wait. That was the intent.
I don’t think Evan knows what the word “essentially” means. But I do think he meant one of two things with his condescending little caption:
1) Korean mothers, like all mothers — including primates such as monkeys — want to protect their children and keep them close. Even a moron knows that a baby never feels as secure as when (s)he can feel and see his/her mom. 
or2) Korean mothers are weirdos and animal-like because (GASP!) they carry their babies around in a baby carrier or a 포대기. Here’s a clue: American and European mothers do this, too (THE HORROR!!!). 
I am 100% correct in making this statement: Evan is not a mother, Korean or otherwise. I am both. Call me old fashioned, but I didn’t let my 1 year old toddle down the subway car by himself just ‘cause he could. 

@enseoulment posted a series of white people carrying their chilsren around like that too. Guess who aren’t being called monkeys.

Reminder for my fellow white people: DO NOT REFER TO OTHER GROUPS AND/OR RACES OF PEOPLE AS “MONKEYS” YA FUCKIN RACISTS.

lostintrafficlights:

goawaywithjae:

koreaunderground:

ohsnapitsdon:

koreaunderground:

expatevan:

Korean mothers are essentially like monkeys.

www.EvanBleker.com

i wonder why i see so many of these kinds of photos from expats or americans who travel and live abroad, all these candid photos all over the place all without getting the permission or the consent to take them and publish them.

what is it that these american expats see in these peoples in a foreign land? do they see objects or animals?

Evan Bleker

I see just normal people living their day to day lives. How is that even a question? Should I see them as animals because I’m from the U.S.?

let me get this straight… you see absolutely no problem with Evan Baker taking a pic of a Korean women and her baby, all without their permission or consent, and then posting it up on his tumblr, and then proceed to call this woman monkey like? is it because you’re from the U.S. you have problems seeing Koreans as humans? WTF?

Evan Bieker has since changed his caption to, "Korean mothers and their baby carrying ways." And taken down his website. Maybe he realized (after being told) that when you use the word “monkey” to describe a group of people — the people of your host nation — it’s pejorative and dehumanizing.

Oh, wait. That was the intent.

I don’t think Evan knows what the word “essentially” means. But I do think he meant one of two things with his condescending little caption:

1) Korean mothers, like all mothers — including primates such as monkeys — want to protect their children and keep them close. Even a moron knows that a baby never feels as secure as when (s)he can feel and see his/her mom.

or

2) Korean mothers are weirdos and animal-like because (GASP!) they carry their babies around in a baby carrier or a 
포대기. Here’s a clue: American and European mothers do this, too (THE HORROR!!!). 

I am 100% correct in making this statement: Evan is not a mother, Korean or otherwise. I am both. Call me old fashioned, but I didn’t let my 1 year old toddle down the subway car by himself just ‘cause he could. 

@enseoulment posted a series of white people carrying their chilsren around like that too. Guess who aren’t being called monkeys.

Reminder for my fellow white people: DO NOT REFER TO OTHER GROUPS AND/OR RACES OF PEOPLE AS “MONKEYS” YA FUCKIN RACISTS.

beemill here are the stats from the trip. I forgot to pause the app during a 30 min stop on the top portion, so with that taken out it took about three and a half hours. Looking for my friend on the river and water/snack breaks included, I was out for about four and a half hours. 

Not the best time, but we kept getting lost getting through Gwacheon.

beemill here are the stats from the trip. I forgot to pause the app during a 30 min stop on the top portion, so with that taken out it took about three and a half hours. Looking for my friend on the river and water/snack breaks included, I was out for about four and a half hours.

Not the best time, but we kept getting lost getting through Gwacheon.