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Public Transport Perverts

I hate writing negative posts but every now & again it is neccessary.

About 12:30am on Saturday morning/ Friday night, a guy touched my leg on public transport. When I say touch I mean rubbed my leg lightly. This is the 3rd time it has happened to me this month. It has also previously happened.

Why? Why do these men do this?

I know it is a small amount of guys but, what goes on in their tiny brains which makes them think it is an okay thing to do?

When I noticed this guy rubbing my leg lightly with his finger I told him not to touch me and his response was ‘Why, you don’t like it?’!!!! I was outraged and disgusted by this. Am I supposed to enjoy a strange man touching my leg?

If this has happened to me 3 times in September, how many other girls have men done this to? And it has been 3 different guys. I am disgusted by this and really think Transport for London need to do something about this form of sexual abuse. And yes, I think it is sexual abuse and an invasion of privacy and personal space.

I have always shouted at the men who have done this to me & I will shout about it and shame them so that other people will see thier faces & stay clear of them. He is lucky I didn’t hit him.

All I can say is I hope this doesn’t happen often & please be safe. This has happened to me at different times in the day so don’t think it just happens at night. I have also spoken to bus drivers about it when the offender isn’t smart enough to get off, but all they do is shrug.

If someone sits next to you and puts their hand close to your leg, be alert & if you are certain they touched you, don’t let them get away with it.

I hope TFL acknowledges my complaint about lack of security and neglect from bus drivers.

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A trip down memory lane

On the 22nd of March, new laws came into force in South Korea. One of the laws which has gained interest in the public eye is a law on indecent exposure. People wearing mini-skirts shorter than a certain length are to be fined ₩50,000 (around £30.00). There seems to be many flaws with this law.

I am far from a lawyer or anyone who has a full understanding of law in general. This is my personal view and opinion on the matter. I do not mean to cause any offence.

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It is public knowledge that South Korea and North Korea are in constant conflict, yet the fact that one of the first laws put into place during Park Geun-hye’s presidency, is the law against short skirts, is shocking.

I do understand how a ban on mini-skirts can be a positive but this is not a law that needs to be put in place before other laws which could help the country.

Aside from me not thinking that this law is necessary, the law is not even clear enough.

According to Korea Bang, the law states:

“Those who show their bare skin excessively in a public place or expose parts of the body that should remain covered, thus making others feel embarrassment or discomfort, are guilty of indecent exposure.”

There is no particular length mentioned. This means that police officers can charge people with indecent exposure when they see fit. This is not fair as there should be a standard length put in place if this law is going to be fair and work to it’s fullest potential. It seems like not much thought has been put into this law.

In the 1970’s during Park Chung-Hee’s (Park Geun-hye’s father) presidency, also had a law in place in regards to indecent exposure and skirt lengths.  During the 1970′s, there was a ban on skirts which ended higher than 20 centimetres above the knee. Mens’ hair length was also regulated.

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The difference is that Park Chung-Hee made it clear what skirt length was considered as indecent exposure.

Although the Government has stated that they will publish clarification of the law and implement guidelines, I believe this law is still flawed. This is due to it’s timing and what seems to be a priority over other laws which should be implemented first.

However, as stated above, I can see positives to this law if it is looked into further.

I was shocked at the lack of length of skirts and shorts in Korea, but to me it wasn’t much of a big deal. A friend of mine said to me that she agrees with the law.

It starts with short skirts, and then it ends up being teen pregnancy and Korea turns out the same as the UK and US with crime rates increasing and a high number of teen pregnancy.

At first I thought my friend was over looking into it but then I realised it could happen. Women are seen as sexual objects in this world. Could this law be a benefit for young girls? If their Idols are wearing short skirts, teens tend to do the same in the hopes of being similar to their favourite celebrity. Therefore the banning on short skirts will mean celebrities won’t be sporting short shorts or skirts and in turn, their fans will follow them in wearing decent clothing.

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Finally, when there are problems with South Korea scared of becoming under attack from North Korea launching missiles and testing underground nuclear weapon, is skirt length and indecent exposure really the first law that should be enforced in Park Geun-hye’s presidency? If so, South Korea has an interesting time a head of itself.

I hope that this changes as I want Park Geun-Hye to be a great president. As a woman, I want her to succeed and I am hopeful that she can do well in the rest of her presidency, in spite of her fathers mistakes during his presidency.

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박근혜, 화이팅!!

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Winning!

Tuesday night, I went to a Japanese meet up in London. It’s an event where people who are interested in Japanese culture & Japanese people in London meet up once a month.

So there was this Japanese guy, who has super attractive! I spotted him early in the night. Maybe an hour after getting there. However, at this meet up there are so many people it’s hard to stand still, let alone make conversation!

After attempting to make friends with other people, I saw two guys sitting at a table which can seat 8 people. I am exhasted because I’ve been awake since 5am! So I grab my friend and we sit. I turn to look at the people sitting on the table, it’s the cute guy!

So we start talking. I find out he studied some media communication course at uni, which is super similair to Journalism. Anyway, we are in a deep conversation, when we are suddenly interupted.

A girl comes up to him, only him, not his friend. ‘Hi, my friend wants to talk to you cause she thinks your cute! I’m Miss rude-ass & my friend is…’. So I am gob-smacked! How can you just come & interupt somebodies conversation?! Let alone a guy who is talking to a girl. I could have been his girlfriend for all she knew!

Anyway, he polietly but awkwardly introduced himself. But then, he turned his back on them!! =D I was so happy! Not only was I happy because he was more interested in me, but I was happy because he also thought that the way they approached him was rude!

If there is one thing I know about approaching guys, it is that you should look at the situation from a distance & wait for him to end his conversation if he is having one! Isn’t it common sense?!

Anyway, he wrote his number on a napkin for me! Which I think was cute because people don’t do that anymore! And the fact I didn’t ask for it makes it a win x2!

Wish me luck with this guy! I have super bad luck with guys I like so maybe this will work out!

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Not True.

As I am in Korea, I have been reading blogs about Seoul.

I am fed up of seeing posts about Korean guys only liking Korean girls and light girls. Or Korean people looking at black people funny and ignoring foreigners when they ask for help. This is not true.

I don’t know if people who are writing these blogs have actually been to Seoul, or any part of Korea for that matter, but I really think they haven’t. I’ve been here for one month and I have not suffered any racism, and this is what you are accusing them of when you say they ignore you or look at you funny.

I’ve had more problems in London than I have had in Seoul.

Everyone here is kind! Yes they may stare a little bit, but they are just curious! You can not assume that they are thinking the worst. I have an example:

I am here to study, so when I have a break I go to the shop located inside the university. The women who works in the shop always stared at me funny. I noticed but it didn’t bother me. After 2 weeks, she told my Korean friend that I am very beautiful.

Now tell me, if I had been rude or thought the worse about this lady, she would probably still think I’m pretty but she would not tell me. She wasn’t thinking anything bad!

Every shop I’ve been into, every person I’ve met, has been nothing but nice to me! I get a few stares, yes, but who cares?!?! People stare no matter where you go! I find myself looking at people for longer than two seconds too!

Also, I have had several dates since I have been here. I’ve had guys come up to me and tell me I am pretty. I am considered very dark in comparison to a Korean person.

We should not generalise people. It is like saying all Black guys like girls with big butts, or that all white guys like blondes.

Koreans are the most friendliest race I have met.