Episode 038: No Means No! – Show Notes

Here are the articles we referenced regarding rape and sexual assault in South Korea.

Airdre Mattner
BBC Article

Police Response to Airdre Mattner
Open Letter to Ms. Mattner from the Police
Police Apologize for the Open Letter
More apologies from the Police.

Ms. Mattner’s Account Differs from the Police and Hospital Records
Korea Observer Article 

How Rape is Defined in Korea

Miryang Gang Rape

Rape and Sexual Assault Statistics in Korea
Wall Street Journal

Services Available in the Event of Rape or Sexual Assault

The Ministry of Gender Equality and Family runs 30 relief centers for victims of sexual, domestic and school violence. There are three types ― One-stop Support Centers for victims of sexual and school violence (15), the Sun-flower Children Centers (8), and Sun-flower Women and Children Centers (7).

The one-stop centers and women’s centers offer help to victims of sexual, domestic and school violence as well as victims of sex trafficking. They have free comprehensive counseling, investigative work, medical care and legal advice and operate 24/7. No translators but might call one.

Victims should call 1899-3075 immediately after the attack and they will be connected to the center nearest their location. According to the ministry, 22,573 victims visited the centers last year, an increase from 11,134 in 2008.

Also, the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center offers help to victims in English and Korean. They provide counseling and support for victims, including medical and legal advice. The center can be reached at (02) 338-2890~2, www.sisters.or.kr or ksvrc@sisters.or.kr.

Seoul Survivor Services which specializes in helping foreigners. Has a U.S.-trained advocate. seoulsurvivorservices@gmail.com or visiting their Facebook page, “Seoul Survivor Services.

In Jeolla: Foreigner-friendly, on facebook@ Jeolla Safety Alliance. They want to keep foreigners “safe by passing on safety tips and keeping residents aware of crime in the region, as well as helping victims.”

The Migrant Women’s Emergency Support Services also offer counseling and aid in 11 languages. They offer telephone and in-person counseling, as well as emergency shelter services, legal counseling, connection to emergency services such as legal aid, investigation and police services, hospitals and medical treatment, and interpretation services.

The group can be contacted by calling 1577-1366 or visiting their website at www.wm1366.or.kr.

Source: Korea Herald

Descendants of the Sun

It’s a military romance. The main character, Yoo Si-jin (Song Joong-ki) is the captain of the special forces. He catches a motorcycle thief with Sergeant Major Seo Dae-young (Jin Goo). The thief is injured during his capture and is sent to the hospital. Dae-young realizes his cellphone was stolen by the thief and goes to the hospital to retrieve his cellphone.

In the emergency room, Si-jin meets Dr. Kang Mo-yeon (Song Hye-kyo) for the first time. He falls in love with her immediately. Mo-yeon mistakenly assumes Si-jin is part of thief’s criminal gang. He proves to her that he is a soldier with the help of army doctor Yoon Myeong-joo (Kim Ji-won).


Descendants of the Sun is Sweeping Asia

The Five Magical Kisses on Descendants of the Sun
Drama Fever

Musical Guest

Music in this episode was provided by Seaweed Mustache and their song Reverberation.


You can get more information about them, as well as links back to their pages on our Featured Artist Page.


Episode 030 – No, You Make Me A Sandwich! Show Notes

Episode 028 – You Don’t Know Jeong! Show Notes

Lots of things were covered in this episode. Below is the list of resources I used for Jeong, Han, and Nunchi.

Jeong (정)

Jeong in Clinical Psychology
Eugene’s Blog on Jung and Han
Blog from Rj Koehler
A blog making the case that Jeong is not real

Han (한)

Scott In Exile



Here’s the video about misunderstanding Jeong we talked about during the show.


In The News

Man Sees Girlfriend’s Real Face for the First Time
Korea’s Proposed Sex Education Standards

Hallyu Doin’

Teresa spent some time gushing over Korean singer Zion T in this episode. Here’s one of his songs.

Music this episode was provided by Tierpark and the song was called Bullfight. You can find all their information over on our Featured Artist page.

Episode 023 – GI Joe : Show Notes

Here are the articles we discussed or referenced for the main topic.

American Soldiers Need To Leave South Korea
Why Are US Troops Still In South Korea?
Are US Troops in South Korea Still Necessary?
Why Do Koreans Complain About The US
South Korean Armed Forces Remain Under US Command

In The News

Violent Poem About Going To a Hagwon
Drug Fueled Sex Orgy In Seoul
Korea’s Stance on LGBT Sexuality in Textbooks


Get more information about the Stompy Ruffers treasure hunt here.

Music for this episode was provided by Love X Stereo and the song was called We Love We Leave. You can find more information about the band on our Featured Artist page. And don’t forget to check out their video.


Episode 022 – Mo’ Money – Show Notes

Episode 020 – Frenemies – Show Notes

Episode 018: I’m Home Momma – Show Notes

Episode 017: My Way Or The Highway – Show Notes

Episode 015: Almost 20 Questions – Show Notes

If you’d like more information for the 2014 Blog Awards on December 20th, you can check out the Korea Observer website, or take a look at the Facebook page.

The Korea Observer
Blog Awards Facebook Page

Here is the video I mentioned from Jason Is Korean, about his take on Korea’s education system.

Here is the video for the toilet device that was also mentioned.



The microwavable rice that Teresa raved about:

Microwavable Rice

Microwavable Rice









And her diamond ball face massager:


The ReFa Active with soccer superstar Ronaldo.