reading a foreign language: yeah
writing in a foreign language: ok
listening to a foreign language: wait
speaking in a foreign language: fuck
Yup! This is true!
I discussed this a lot with my students and read articles about it. Mostly, it’s to prevent illegal/immoral marriages of South East Asian women (mostly Philippines and Vietnam I think I was told?). South Korea has had a bit of a problem with mail order brides, especially in the countryside. The men can’t find wives because they’re not wealthy and don’t live in the city, so many men find services that get them women from other countries. There’s a lack of language communication and money, and many other problems, which has led to violence, divorce and murder between these couples.
The law requires that both man and woman can support themselves financially to some degree, and the foreigner has to take a Korean language test. If the couple can prove that they can communicate in another language very well (like English) then the Korean test is waived.
So interracial marriage isn’t banned or anything! There are just regulations now to protect people from the situation I mentioned in the first section.
Let’s take a moment and appreciate the beauty of these.
I’M NOT EVEN GOOD AT THINGS I’M GOOD AT
where do aliens hang out
this post is back again and im glad bc i get to watch people get confused about v b n m again
Venus B_____ Neptune Mars????