Korea is Home for Jasmine Lee

Jasmine Lee
Jasmine Lee

Okay, I shortened the title with Jasmine’s name. Here’s another article about the Filipina-born TV host/actress/women’s advocate, who we hope would soon represent the married immigrants (and women in general) in the Korean parliament. It isn’t about being the first foreigner to be in congress, but she actually deserves it.

Jasmine Lee, the Filipina who is being considered as a candidate on the ruling Saenuri Party’s party list, came to Korea in 1994 after marrying her late husband, who was a sailor. Lee was attending medical school in the Philippines at the time.
“My husband came into the store my parents ran in Divao to buy a drink. He seems to have fallen in love with me at first sight,” Lee recalls. “I watched the store at weekends at the time. He came back again and again to buy candy, beer and other things during his three-day stay. Finally, he asked for my name, address and phone number.”
Read the full article: Korea is Home for Philippine-born Parliamentary Hopeful

  • Photo above is my own ;p


  1. When it comes to patriotism, the Korean are second to none.
    When it comes to nationalism, they are second to none, either.
    Two distinctive characteristics identifying the Korean are their burning patriotism and extreme nationalism, which are based on their non-negotiable self-confidence from the belief that they have retained their identity through historic turbulence for 5 thousand years and from the fact that they could rebuild their mother country to the advanced country for a short period from scratch and from ashes of war.
    Now we can be assured that Jasmin Lee is being loved and respected by many Koreans. Many Koreans acknowledge that she is a wonderful lady and deserve some reward as an individual. Numerous Koreans, however, are suspicious of Jasmin Lee’s Korean identity of patriotism and nationalism as yet. Korean people put high ethical standards on the politicians who will represent Korea. The bottom line of Korean ethics demanded for politicians is patriotism and nationalism.
    There is a good possibility that Jasmin Lee will be a congress woman in Korea. And yet Jasmin Lee should get through Korean-style verification regarding patriotism and nationalism.

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