Day 49-50

Day 49-50: a muddle and an explanation So I have been in a muddle lately of how to portray the Korean community in Buenos Aires. That is, what conclusions do I have, from two months of meeting people and seeing new things? And what of my experiences? I would, of course, like it if my … Continue reading

Day 33

Day: Church hopping Today in the morning I went to a protestant church that was not exclusively Korean. I was invited to attend this church by a teacher at ICA (Instituto Coreano-Argentino), whom I had met while visiting. Her daughter belongs to those who were lucky enough to be educated abroad; she finished high school … Continue reading

Day 24

photography class and frustration with the diario central. the reporter refused to use my materials to report about the Munguau booth at arteba2010. His reasoning: it was uninteresting to the Korean community and that they wouldn’t want to read about what the youth were doing. This just shows that a generational clash exists between the … Continue reading

Day 22

Day 22: The Diario Central used one of my photos! But they didn’t write my name underneath the photo because I guess it’s customary in Korean newspapers to not accredit the photo to someone. :( Oh well… There are differences in work ethic and mind set between the newspaper and me. They are rather old … Continue reading

Day 14

Day 14: Korean Education at the ICA I arrived at 10am sharp to meet the vice principal of the Instituto Coreano Argentino, the only Korean school in Buenos Aires, and as far as I know, in Argentina. I had never heard of a Korean school— I mean, a real school. Classes are Monday through Friday, … Continue reading

Day 9

Day 9: A trip to Avenida Avellaneda I figured I would just show up again to the Buddhist temple because I didn’t really know who else to go to. The priest didn’t seem to mind that I came so often, so I figured why not. She asked me what I had in mind for the … Continue reading