so i was talkin to my mom today
and she asked me if i wanted to go to college at
now, from what i understand, yonsei is one of the hardest universities to gett into in korea.

apparently there was this program (that ended on july 15)
where a korean people(?) from the U.S.A can attend Yonsei (with an interview, app, etc etc) if they have 12 years of US education.

that's freakin crazy. they started this program this year. so i donno maybe i'll apply next year.i donno

but crazy neh?

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The April Revolution

It's 19th in Korea now.  You guys better remember the date, April 19th, since it's an important day in modern Korean history -- 45 years ago, the April Revolution broke out and the true democracy began in South Korea.

Throughout entire 1950s, South Korea had seen an extreme instability in nearly all facets of the society.  The Korean War (1950-1953) inflicted immeasurable casualties and economic damage.  Politically the one-person dictatorship (by then-president Syngman Rhee) was reinforced with such incidents as the round-off constitutional amendment.  Economically the gap between the rich and the poor had been widening, with little to no middle class in between; moreover, crony capitalism was rampant, stifling sound growth of the national economy.  Most of the population that survived the war now had to suffer from extreme poverty.

March 15th, 1960.  The fourth presidential election was held.  Rumors were spreading that the entire election was largely rigged (the oppression leader, Byung-Ok Cho, had died in February from an unexpected heart attack; heart attacks can be easily induced by poisoning).

Joo-Yeol Kim, a 16-year-old high-school student who participated in the protest in the city of Masan, went missing on this date.

April 11th, 11:20 A.M.  A fisherman found a body floated ashore at a wharf in Masan.  A teen boy in a school uniform.  When the police recovered the body up, people recognized the body right away: It's Joo-Yeol!.  He had a misfired tear-gas bomb embedded through his eye, which had probably killed him...  Another mournful but angry protest sparked up in Masan, and the rumor, along with waves of protests, slowly spread to Seoul, the capital city of Korea.

April 18th.  A manifesto issued by students of Korea University:

Dear fellow students of Korea University,

University, in short, is the emblem of resistance and liberty.  The dictatorial abuse is threatening the people's liberty and even life.  Therefore, we, young students entrusted with the historical and prophetical mission, cannot suppress the indignant anger flowing through our body.  If we cannot purify this turmoiled, immoral and corrupted history, we shall be forever doomed by future generations...

Needless to say, today's people in 20s are certainly unfortunate, as we students, instead of living in an ivory tower, are forced to participate in social struggles.  But how could we blind ourselves from the reality, where people are leeching people of the same nation...

About 3,000 students from Korea University held a protest in front of the National Assembly House, then got lynched by 100-something political gangs on their way back.  This was reported on various newspapers the next day, which triggered other universities and ordinary citizens to join the protest.

April 19th the Bloody Tuesday, 1960, 9:20 A.M.  200-something students from School of Human Studies, Seoul University, which has been the top university in Korea, joined the protest.  Ordinary citizens and even high school students followed.

1:00 P.M.  More than 100,000 angry protesters filled downtown Seoul, chanting slogans that called for a re-election and resignation of president Rhee.

A couple of gunshots rang through angry cries, in front of the President's House (경무대).  A couple of people fell on the ground, dead.  People began charging against the President's House.  More gunshots echoed.

109 protesters were killed in Seoul alone, 19 in Busan, 8 in Gwangju -- 186 in nationwide total; more than 6,000 people were injured.

April 25th.  More than 400 professors from 27 universities nationwide held a protest in Seoul -- Requite the Students' Blood -- which was the first protest by academic leaders ever in the history of Republic of Korea.

April 26th, 9:00 A.M.  The house of vice president Kibung Lee was destroyed by angry mobs.

April 26th. 1:00 P.M.  President Rhee made an announcement that he would resign if people wanted, and a re-election should be held.


D&B PIU update.

atomatolova got the first place with 8.1M+ points. XD

She got the 2nd place too...  IIRC the score was around 7.5M. XD XD

OTOH, I played One Love on Nightmare and got all perfects. :D

And full-comboed Eternity on Nightmare for the first time, after figuring out the one part that always got me. :D