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Korea Update: what are you looking at?

oh, the big black dude walking around your city…. continue.

the first thing i realize when i get to busan is that everyone is staring at me. busan is the 2nd largest city in s. korea, next to seoul, with around 4 million people. for the first week or two i thought i was the ONLY “colored” in town. seriously. but, i ran into a few more when i found the hang out spot of the foreigners. So,  i guess i’m about one in a million.

when i walk down the streets, everyone in traffic, at bus stops, in restaurants stare. sometimes i will see two or more people standing together and one might spot me and whisper something to his friends, wait for it, wait for it, and sure enough after about 2 or 3 seconds they will turn around or look out of the corner of their eyes. at first it felt a little strange, but now i’m pretty much used to it. i even stare back, give a wink, a slight smile if i get the urge.

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