Whatever anybody thought about either presidential candidate, clearly we have a problem in this country with producing quality candidates for public office at any level of government. Something is very wrong and we all need to figure out how to fix it. We have 300 million people and most of the world's best universities. We ought to be neck-deep in talented, intelligent, sensible people with good character running for office. But noooo.
Here in Illinois we had some reasonable, moderate people of both parties voted out of office in favor of party hacks. And nationally all the polls said people were overwhelmingly dissatisfied with all of the presidential choices, all the way through since the primaries. And it really was two very weak groups, certainly the weakest in my lifetime. Whatever is causing all this, we need to identify it and take steps to stop it ASAP.
I'm not a student of foreign politics but it would be interesting to know if other countries are having the same problem.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! (Hope Santa was good to you, Birdy!) I'm planning on starting "Neighborhood Hero" soon... I have not watched one K-drama since I quit out on "Emperor of the Sea"!!
Happy New Year Jewel! So good to see your opost.....(Santa (kids) were very good to me, my sons were so excited to give me the new bird feeder pole, that they were up before me!-- they usually are up at 11am or so! My daughter has her first full time job since graduating college in the spring, so she was happy to spoil me!) I soooo need something to watch, let me know when you start and I will join you.
Although, not Korean I had a great opportunity this past weekend. I was at the Field Musuem on a "Corporate Day", so I had free admission and just had to pay for the "extras" I wanted to see. It was the last weekend for the display of "China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors" -- it was pretty amazing to see! Of course, there were the warriors, chariots, horses, and other "officials". It was discovered in 1974 but someone digging a well. From what I read online, there are over 6,000 warriors and approx. only 1 percent has been excavated due to high volume of mercury, since there are also "streams" running thru the burial area. If anyone would like, I can post more pictures. One of the photos at the exhibit shows someone putting a warrior "together" like a big puzzle. I also saw "Cyrus Tang Hall of China" and some Bejing papercut art work by an artist name Professor Qiao Xiaoguana. Considering I have a hard time cutting a paper snowflake, his artwork is just amazing! It was a wonderful day.....
Soooo don't get mad, but after seeing your post I went and checked on this drama and just had to start it (yeah, I am that desperate to watch something!) and in the first 10 - 15 mins. we meet: the 4th Prince, the 10th Prince, the 14th Prince, the 3rd Prince, the 13th Prince, the 8th Prince and the 9th Prince--- and I thought the begining scenery of the lake and hills were so gorgeous that I was thinking "This is why I love watching dramas, the Korean country is so beautiful" -- nope, it's not just for the countryside! Can't wait to read your take of Episode 1! (maybe I'll go watch some of BigBang's lateset MV's to take my mind off this.............)