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 18

Day 18: Misa and Munguau slept over at the temple last night. I waited around to shadow the reporter again, but he canceled without advising me. I went to visit the only Korean Catholic church in Argentina at 4pm to interview a priest and then to attend misa at 5:30pm. I figured it would be … Continue reading

Day 16

Day 16: Soccer with Munguau Another lucky day I heard that Munguau, a Korean-Argentine artists’ collective in BsAs, was organizing a get-together to watch the Argentina v. South Korea World Cup match at Magno Bar on Avenida Rivadavia. I figured I should show up early if I was going to take pictures (because the Diario … Continue reading

Day 15

Day 15: a bright and lovely day The past days were very rainy and crummy– but today was bright and clear. A lucky day– I thought. I went to La Associación Coreana en la Argentina again to see if there were any materials/statistics/information on Korean immigration in Castellano or English, since I am rather incompetent … 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 13

Day 13: A crummy day for class The weather today has been terrible; it’s been a very moody gray and has been raining incessantly, with the occasional roll of thunder here and there. A crummy day for my first photography class in el Centro (the city’s financial center). Stupidly, I chose not to bring my … Continue reading

Day 7

I went and visited the Buddhist Temple in Flores and spoke to the priest there, who herself had only just arrived from Korea 3 months ago. She was middle-aged and had a provincial Korean accent, I think from the southern part of Korea. She was very easy to talk to and extremely helpful– she lent … Continue reading