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I have kind of a special announcement

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1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 3:16:19 AM EST (GMT-5)
So, as many of you know, I'm in graduate school. I have three concentrations. International economics (which is required as one of our concentrations), China Studies (which I'm almost finished with, since my first year was in China), and Conflict Management (which I decided to go into because it interested me more than general IR).

I've been really enjoying Conflict Management. I feel like it's exactly where I'm supposed to be. And the CM advisor told me to apply for this special trip and long story short, I was accepted! They are going to fly me and a few other students to South Korea, where we will meet with some high-level government officials to discuss the conflict with North Korea, their perceptions on it, and possible techniques they want to use to solve it.

Then, we'll all write papers on the issue which will be published in some book.

I'm equal parts excited (continued)

1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 3:18:25 AM EST (GMT-5)
...and terrified. Because on the one hand, hey, the school is gonna pay to fly me to KOREA. I've never been there and it's going to be an amazing experience and so crazy and different. But also I'm going to be close to, you know, North Korea. Which is... dangerous. And they want to organize a field trip to the DMZ while we're there so we can... see it, I guess? I kinda question the intelligence of that decision.

Anyway, so. I'm excited and nervous and exhausted just thinking about it. I'll be going in January. It's a pretty short trip, only ten days. Hopefully nuclear war doesn't break out until I get back.

There's other stuff going on in my life, but that's pretty much the most exciting. Unless you count making bead animals.

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1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 3:26:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
You're gonna get to visit the most dangerous place on earth?

Awesome.
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 3:44:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
I feel like the Middle East still takes that title....
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 3:49:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nah, gotta be the DMZ.
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 4:16:05 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well look at that, I'm YT's official badass!
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 4:22:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
I've been to the DMZ on the north Korean side and looked at south korea. It was all pretty relaxed on their side. I have heard its taken much more seriously by visitors coming from the south.

Give me north Korea over Balochistan any day of the week.
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 4:38:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
Congrats on the opportunity!
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 4:52:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
Thanks guys I can't wait!!
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 4:58:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Congrats dude. Kick all those midgets in the arse and send me a nice little Korean lady to be my wife.
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 9:01:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
the dmz ain't dangerous
it's more of a tourist destination than anything else right now

have fun and don't sweat the nukes
they aren't getting launched anywhere anytime soon
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 9:34:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
Congrats! Sounds like a great opportunity for you.

Just don't mess up when managing the conflict and start a war or something...
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 9:44:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Congrats!!
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 10:13:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oooh cool! well done
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 10:21:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Holy sh*t, sleepy the diplomat.


1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 10:38:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
too exciting!
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 11:01:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
You're going toy love the food! I suggest going to a bath house and getting a massage.
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 11:52:34 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh wow, that's exciting!
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 12:14:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thanks so much everyone! I will be sure to post lots of pictures.

Snarf, if I have time, I'll definitely do a bathhouse. And I'm VERY excited to try the food! I'm interested to see how it stacks up against Chinese food.
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 12:30:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
Congrats!

I could never go there, I could never eat the food.
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 12:35:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would definitely go over there given the chance, but yeah much of the food does not look appetizing to me
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 12:37:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm mostly worried that it's gonna be too spicy. you know all the jokes about how white people can't handle spicy stuff? Yeah, I actually vomit if I eat spicy things. Hardcore. So I'm gonna have to be careful.
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 12:44:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
I dunno if it's just a result of living in louisiana, but I've never heard a joke that white people can't handle spice
1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 12:56:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Whaaaat?

What about all the dumb memes?

1 month ago - Friday 9/29/17 - 1:04:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah wow dis the memes are everywhere

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