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2017-03-17 Inspired by Eunhee

Eunhee Park visited the TNKR office yesterday for classes with tutors Debbie Roberts and Kaina Ortiz. It is amazing to see her speaking in English. She joined TNKR almost two years ago at a basic level, and now she is laughing and joking in English! Those of you who haven’t read my Korea Times column about her, please do so, to see how incredible her story is. You can also read it in her own words at her fundraiser for TNKR.

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2017-02-07 “TNKR gave me my name” Eunhee Park

I used to say, “Today was a special day,” but these days, it seems that every day is special. Super special North Korean refugee Eunhee Park had class with one of her tutors. Then we talked about TNKR’s upcoming activities and ways that she can be more involved.

When we told her about our new fundraising site, she immediately set one up. She is a thoughtful lady. We can be talking about something really simple, then she will suddenly say something profound.

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2016-12-09 Arirang “Good Morning Seoul” interview

I had a great time this morning on Arirang radio’s “Good Morning Seoul.”

A few random notes and observations:

* It was extra special because it was Park Eunhee’s first radio interview–and it was in English! So she was really nervous. Even after the interview was over, she was still nervous.

* I can say with completely confidence I will never give a live interview in Korean. I won’t even bother putting it on a bucket list.

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TNKR on Arirang Radio

TNKR Refugee Leadership Council Member 박은희 and TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue Jr. will be featured guests on Arirang Radio‘s “Good Morning Seoul” show tomorrow morning from 8:30 a.m. Eunhee should be speaking in English, so be sure to cheer her on, I think this would be her first radio interview in English.
(This is the world of radio, so we should be on as long as the South Korean president doesn’t resign or get impeached in the morning.)

 

 

 

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2016-11-29 Reporters and Meetings

Yesterday I didn’t leave the TNKR office after I arrived. We had several meetings and many things to do. The Christmas season is coming, but we have several events planned.

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Late night meeting with an international freelance reporter and photographer about a possible newspaper article.

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