Finn Harvor

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Jul 10, 2003

Waiting for work

Finn Harvor
As in many countries, the Korean economy is in recession, which, of course, means it is especially difficult for a recent university graduate to get a job. But the problem is compounded by the curren
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Jun 23, 2003

A glimpse of history in the marketplace

Finn Harvor
The Korean War was staggering in its cost. It took twice the number of lives as the Vietnam War, and flattened much of the country. Today, in a more prosperous country, the warâe(TM)s survivors
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Feb 25, 2003

Bombing Perfect Strangers (Part II)

Finn Harvor
We accept war because we don’t think we will lose much as a result of it. Koreans have something special. And that special quality easily translates into mass culture. Call it shallow, but, imag
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Feb 14, 2003

Bombing Perfect Strangers <br>(Part I)

Finn Harvor
As the clouds of war gather in the Middle East, not many people in Korea seem especially perturbed. Most are simply happily living their lives. But, underneath, there is pervasive unease in this coun
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Dec 7, 2001

A Korean in Canada

Finn Harvor
Before I came to Canada to study, I worked in a hotel. So I understand how foreigners feel. They want people to smile. So I smile. But at first it was difficult. Because in Korea if a woman smiles, i
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Oct 12, 2001

Lunch in Yorkville

Finn Harvor
Some of the restaurant staff objected to the presence of our protest, but could do little aside from issuing threats. This was a place where rich folks felt "safe" from the rabble that they kept out
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Jul 19, 2001

Kate

Finn Harvor
People think fatness is a choice, something you can change. They think if you're fat you lack willpower. My mom was fat. But she kept struggling with it. So I guess she projected a lot of her ambival
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Jul 4, 2001

ARRGHware

Finn Harvor
Computers can perform miracles - when they're not eliciting curses. Commands are illogical, cursors jump around like fleas and systems freeze for no reason. It's time for a revolt of the complexity-l
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May 29, 2001

Sunil Singh

Finn Harvor
When a brokerage company messenger has more drops added to a day, "Instead of enjoying the walk, you're rushing, you're jay-walking in circumstances where it may be dangerous, you're going across red
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