First reader mission- Korean Diaspora!
Attention all readers. Theseoulsearcher.com is proud to present our first reader mission. Several missions will follow. Today’s mission is to find one prominent figure from your country who is of Korean descent, and comment on this blog about the person. If you are a Korean citizen, then feel free to choose any citizen of any country (other than Korea) who is of Korean descent. Comments should say more than just the person’s name, obviously. There will be some prizes if you have the best comment. Keep in mind, you don’ t need to choose only actors or singers.
I’m an American, so I would like to introduce you all to:
John Cho is a an American actor who’s most famous role was that of Harold, from the movie Harold and Kumar Go to Whitecastle. Before that, he was known as “the milf guy” because his character in American Pie was the first person to ever use the word “milf” in the media. The word went on to become etched in American slang.
Mr. Cho isn’t just a mere actor. He’s also a social activist. He often speaks on how Hollywood simply pigeonholes Asian male actors into taking one of three archetypes, the nerd, the gangster, and the martial artist. The fact that he feels so strongly about this comes through so genuinely in the Harold and Kumar movies.
But what if there aren’t any Koreans in my country?
So, I realize that there are a lot of countries that don’t have a lot of Korean immigration, so it might be hard to find a person to write about, but thems the breaks. You can nominate anyone, even non-celebrities, just people who have somehow contributed to society in a good way. It can even be someone like a police officer or doctor, or your 3rd grade teacher. I’d like to post pictures of all nominees, so if you’re going to do someone really obscure then be sure to show me where I can get a picture.
What do I get if I win?
For the best comment, I’ll mail you a 6pack of cup ramen and some funky socks. I’ll also give that person a chance to write a guest article on this blog, along with a permanent link to your blog. Please make sure you enter your e-mail address correctly when you make your comment so I can contact you if you win.
So what say you? Get to work!!!!!!
Contest ends on Friday July 23. I reserve the right to choose the brand of ramen and the socks. Your preferences will be taken into account if you are the winner, though.