Of interest were several students today who compared themselves to Lee Myung-Bak, the Korean President, and not in positive terms--as silly as, as foolish as; by comparison, one student was "as handsome as Obama." BTW, when prompting for examples of adjectives, every time I ask for the opposite of smart, they always say foolish, never stupid.
Like most American kids, their politics until about senior year come directly from their parents. It is popular now to diss on Lee, because he has mishandled several issues, from American beef to the central canal, despite the fact that he ran for office (and was elected in February) on a pro-America, pro-infrastructure platform.
In other news, I got to walk home alone today--and I made it without incident
Doosan Officetel #325
Deungchon 1-dong 631
Meanwhile, I'm headed downstairs to enjoy a couple of maekchu-ga in the open air of Seoul's pleasant early autumn air!