Korea Q&A: Racism, Girl Judo, Meds, CRC, Typhoons

Taking a few to answer some questions and comments I’ve received from my YouTube channel and blog.  Thanks to those who wrote them into me.

Kayla Harrison World/Olympic Champion

1.Racism in Korea
2.Prescription medications
3.Are there any women in judo?  Is judo expensive?
4.What is typhoon season like in Korea? Is it anything compared to hurricane season in the US?
5.How long does CRC take?


  1. When a typhoon hits, do you lose electricity? Are power outages common or rare in Korea?

  2. A power outage hasn't happened to me yet, but they definitely do happen from typhoons. It's comparable to hurricane outages in the US. It mostly depends on how strong the storm is and how directly it hits populated areas.

  3. Hi Thomas. I plan on teaching in Korea sometime in February 2013. I'm Korean American and speak decent, but somewhat limited Korean. My parents tell me I will be discriminated in Korea as a result. Is that true? I've lived in the U.S. for over 30 years, yet, people tell me I speak good Korean for someone so Americanized. I'm not fluent though, so will this effect me while I'm in Korea?

  4. I really don't think so overall. No matter what you do or where you go in life, you will always run into people who will look for anything to negative about. Just let that stuff roll. By and large, I am sure Korea will welcome and embrace you just for the simple fact that you are Korean.
    You are eons ahead of me for speaking and I've never felt discriminated against. Then again, I am pretty numb so I may not be noticing it. Ignorance is bliss!

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