In 2001 a Mainer hopped on a flight for South Korea, where her son was teaching, and began a new life. Her experience with less-than-honest recruiters and insolvent private language schools was fairly typical. What was much less typical was her decision not to give up and go home. Her experience illustrates how much personality determines a person’s ability to get along abroad. This post first appeared in November, 2010. It is posted again in her memory.
This is a 2014 interview with Aida Aspiras about her father, Jose Aspiras, former Press Secretary and Minister of Tourism for Fernando Marcos and Congressman from La Union Province in the Philippines. A shorter interview with Imelda Marcos follows.
This is a 2014 interview with Dr. Kee Park, a Korean-American neurosurgeon who volunteers to train surgeons in third-world countries: Ethiopia, Nepal, Cambodia, North Korea.