Second ad is now placed on the Washington Post.

May 16, the second ad is now placed on the Washington Post, following the first one on the New York Times.

Since the first ad on the New York Times placed on May 11, main members of the President Park’s party, Saenuri Party, have criticized that placing that ad on the NYT is a pro-North Korean activity against the current government.

Today’s ad on the Washington Post is added with Saenuri Party’s false accusation on the ad participants and violations of human rights. Sewol_WP_Eng_JPG

Furious S. Koreans placed an ad in the New York Times


Furious S. Koreans placed a full-page ad in The New York Times last Sunday.

The ad headlines ‘BRING THE TRUTH TO LIGHT’ with a sub-headline “Why are Koreans outraged by President Park Geun-hye?” More than three hundred people were trapped in the South Korea Ferry Sewol on April 16, but no one has been rescued. The Park Administration has been busy hiding the truth and facts utilizing the mainstream media and only blaming the captain , crew, and the cruise company. So, furious South Koreans spontaneously organized this campaign to rebuke Park Administration’s incompetence and negligence and media censorship and manipulation.

The ad was funded by 4,129 South Koreans and others who live mainly in the US and the rest of the world and who were concerned about their mother country’s democracy. The fund raising started on April 29 and was open for ten days. The result was a huge success, raising $160,439 of its $58,213 target.

It demands the Park Administration to end control of the media, censorship of the truth, manipulation of public opinion, and suppression of the public’s freedom of speech.

Lady M Cake

Most of the reviewers commented Lady M is pricy. So did I. They agreed Lady M is the best. So did I.

$8 for a piece of Green tea crepe and $4 for an espresso. The coffee I understand at its location, right across from Central Park, but the crepe was surely expensive for a piece of cake. Many called it a little luxury of their own. I didn’t like the calling it luxury, though, because it felt that I am a pretentious buyer who buys a piece of luxury accessory because of a financial constraint, but who desperately wants an experience of luxury.

Anyone who is around should try it. A pretentious luxury or not, it doesn’t matter. Its crepes are so good.

Sculptures and something similar

Metropolitan Museum of Art was where my aimless walking has started. My first memories – back to 1996 – to this museum remain with 1) a liking of its reasonableness to allow an entrance ticket valid for a week, 2) a fresh feeling of banning a backpack being worn on one’s back and 3) a shame of belonging to the group whose a male member showed off a picture in which he was posing in front of Picasso’s “Guernica”, one of the photography-banned pieces. I revisited the museum, wondering how I would feel and what I will see this time. My favoritism over clean, quiet and well-arranged spaces was felt and sculptures and similar pieces seen. Sculptures felt intense and their heavy materials spurted energy.

The aimless walking has begun through the streets of Manhattan.