Yun Do Ung

Student Leader , Anderson Junior College
Chun Cheon, South Korea

About Yun

Languages

English, Korean

Comments & conversations

194429
Yun Do Ung
Posted 7 months ago
A new insight into the East Sea/Sea of Japan conflict
If you compare between Germany and Japan, it would be clear to you that Japan has been unsatisfactorily repentant. I must admit that they did apologize for what they have done. But often they change their stance on those issues and in their culture and education it is evident that they are trying to glorify the past. Many a times they changed their textbook, justifying their cause for the invasions. It is almost equivalent to Germany changing their textbook to state that their use of eugenics and Nazi concentration camps were justified.
194429
Yun Do Ung
Posted 7 months ago
A new insight into the East Sea/Sea of Japan conflict
Well, thanks for the correction of my mistake. However, I think what we should look at is not how long the name has been used in Western historical records. Rather, we both Koreans and Japanese are aware of the sea's historical and cultural importance. I just do not think that it should be named as Sea of Japan to suggest it's mere ownership to Japan. I must tell you that I was not lying and it would be indeed true that the sea was called Sea of Japan a long time ago since Japan was very famous to the Western Hemisphere during Industrial Age for its porcelain and art. But then again, should that be the only yardstick to decide the name of the sea shared both by Korea and Japan ?
194429
Yun Do Ung
Posted about 1 year ago
Derek Paravicini and Adam Ockelford: In the key of genius
I would like to in this context refer to Sheila Nirenberg's compelling TED talk a few years ago where she found some great clues to eradicate blindness as one of the forms of human disability. It is indeed great that with the advancement of biotechnology and science, we are at the brink of 'cyborg generation' where people will be entirely free of any physical defects and even venture to go beyond who they are used to be. What Derek showed us in this talk, however, restores my faith in humanity and detaches my obsession to science. With all the inexorable challenges that Derek had to face in life, it was the compassion of his parents and most importantly Adam that led his prodigious musical talent blossom. And yes, there was music, the magnificent power of his creation that illuminates his life. His great musical talent along with his priceless friendship with Adam made me pause and ponder; would Derek want to see? Would he want to acquire vision that in its absence brought him a precious companionship and flair for music and creativity? These are perhaps some of the questions that we may have to answer for ourselves in future. But for now, I am quite certain that Derek would be happy enough to remain blind and live his wonderful life, so long as there is love and passion. You may say Derek may want to see with his own eyes Adam and people he loves, but perhaps this relationship between Derek and Adam is somewhat beyond that level, touching the boundaries of spiritual connection. Lovely talk and we shall indeed think about how our collective future shall unfold.
194429
Yun Do Ung
Posted about 1 year ago
Joseph Kim: The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained.
His standards of English are highly commendable in the sense that he came from such a dire circumstance without any form of education and out of that few years staying in America, he has gained such proficiency in English to an extent of being able to give a TED talk. I salute him with all sincerity because all of us Koreans will know how difficult it is to learn English, a language so foreign to the culture and background that we come from. His motivation is a testimony to life, that our lives are meaningless without hope, compassion and love for one another. All of us developed-nations kids grew up looking at lives with monetary success and recognition as the meaningful aspects of life and his message of hope and love is a powerful cure for our greedy souls.