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When I started watching short documentary “Field Trip to DMZ” produced by PBS, I was surprised that non-Koreans were interested enough in Korean reunification to make a video on it.  I never expected people outside of Korea would care about the reunification and hardships of minority like Hyejung.

Watching the video, I realized how ignorant I was about the reunification. I only had general idea of what it is and didn’t go far enough to feel the pain of departed families. I haven’t really had a chance to think about people who crossed the border from north to south. No wonder the idea of school for students from the north was interesting and amazing to me.

I felt sorry for Hangyure School students for what they have missed during their childhood. Things I have taken for granted such as using compurters, watching movies, and receiving education were things that they could never imagine. It was shocking that North Korean school taught false information to prevent the students from knowing that there is a better life outside of North Korea.

I realized that so many things need to be done for students like Hyujung. There should be more schools like Hangyure so that people from the north can adapt more easily and quickly to the technological world. There should be more publicity about the lives of these students so that more people can help them. Above anything else, reunification should come true soon. It is heartbreaking to see these young students crying out for their parents with wet voices. How hurting would it be to live away from their families, knowing that they are still suffering in the north? I wish more people watch this documentary and contribute to the path to reunification.

 

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Modernism is everywhere around us today. We can see it in art, music, movies, fashion and many other designs. Modern works break away from the traditional forms. For example, modern artists use variety of materials to create art work and modern architects build buildings that are not straight and rectangular.  Sometimes breaking away from traditional forms results in designs that are practical and simple rather than beautiful; and this is what I’m going to focus on this blog post.

Here are some examples of modernism.

This is called 'Bag TV,' sold in England. TV is thought to be watched at home, but this modern bag design broke the traditional idea and let people carry around their TVs.
This is called ‘Bag TV,’ sold in England. TV is thought to be watched at home, but this modern bag design broke the traditional idea and let people carry around their TVs.
This cute design is called 'Wheel you pass me the salt?' The designer broke the traditional form of saltshaker and made it look like a car. It is also very practical because you just have to wheel the car to pass it on.

This cute design is called 'Wheel you pass me the salt?' The designer broke the traditional form of saltshaker and made it look like a car. It is also very practical because you just have to wheel the car to pass it on.

This is a modern design with a chair on top and bookshelf beneath. It emphasizes pratical needs because you don't have to get out of your chair to look for your book! Simple color and design also makes this modern.

This is a modern design with a chair on top and bookshelf beneath. It emphasizes pratical needs because you don't have to get out of your chair to look for your book! Simple color and design also makes this modern.

Another innovative idea that moved away from tradition. This drawing is done on cassettes instead of canvas. Modern artists are still in search of new trials and creative ideas.

Another innovative idea that moved away from tradition. This drawing is done on cassettes instead of canvas. Modern artists are still in search of new trials and creative ideas.



  • Alice: Very insightful. I shall take your advice :]
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