2010
Sun
28
Nov

# The Feeling Of Tear Gas In My Eyes

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Tuition given in the topic of Study Break from the tuition centre desk of at 12:26 am (Singapore time)

Seoul is a city of contrasts.

On one hand, you get kawaii teeny girls like Miss Loi shopping away in Myeong-dong with their favourite K-pop songs blasting away in the background, seemingly oblivious to events that had happened elsewhere.

Peacetime shopping

On the other hand, just a couple of metro stations down the line, Miss Loi came face-to-face with battalions of riot police in full gear.

Miss Loi’s initial impression that this was some GI-Joe/Gundam-like performance for tourists was quickly dispelled when the situation became a little tense …

… and developed into what was a stand-off with a group of boisterous demonstrators (apparently something against South Korea’s ‘weak’ response to the North’s shelling of Yeongpyeong Island – NOT the romantic Yongpyong Ski Resort where a Harry Potter-like Bae Yong Joon met Choi Ji-woo in Winter Sonata – don’t think the North Koreans are that sacrilegious!)

And then things got a little out of hand.

Pity the owner of that restaurant

Miss Loi thinks it’s really time for her to go home now. *rubs teary eyes*

### Revision Exercise

To show that you have understood what Miss Loi just taught you from the centre, you must:

1. commented in tuition class

2010
Nov
28
Sun
11:46am

1

Nice, you managed to capture that. I was inside the war memorial when this happened, probably. 😛 But it does look quite orderly and not too dangerous.

From Sheylara's blog: Seoul riot police and other sights

• 2010
Nov
29
Mon
10:53pm

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@Sheylara: For some reason, the demonstrators were trying to smash the plastic (surprise, surprise!) door of that restaurant before the police gassed them.

But yes, all of us tourists-turned-Reuters photographers never really felt threatened from where we were filming.

And to think that we missed each other by a mere whisker 😉

### One Reaction

1. Miss Loi tweeted

2010
Nov
27
Sat
4:31pm
• ### Careers @Miss Loi’s Temple

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Miss Loi is a full-time private tutor in Singapore specializing in O-Level Maths tuition. Her life's calling is to eradicate the terrifying LMBFH Syndrome off the face of this planet. For over 25 years she has been a savior to countless students ... [read more]

• ### Gossip Corner

• Encountered many, many lost souls wandering aimlessly in The Temple's vicinity. 7th Month started already?
• So PSLE will soon use L1R3, with bonus achievement levels "unlocked" for affiliated schools (2nd part made up by me) https://t.co/ObYZW0RDdb
• Some proof reading is in order before you send this to "someone" *tsk tsk* https://t.co/oxokbtvWGw
• The rain is for us to spend the last of our holiday resting at home, so that we will be fresh for school/work next week