Essay Writing Contest for Filipinas Married to Koreans

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19 Responses

  1. Jee says:

    halos pang 1 month salary yung prize~kkk
    parang nagsulat ka lng ng diary ^^

  2. franz says:

    english po ba or korean??? parang masarap magsulat at sumali…

  3. franz says:

    ahh….sa number 4 tagalog po pala ang dapat kapag pilipina ang sumali tama po ba??

  4. jehan says:

    wow! great prizes..

  5. Mike says:

    Betchay: I have read your blog for some time now (I like it), but I have to tell you that your Title for this blog doesn’t seem to match the Embassy information. Your title says “Married to Koreans”. The application information doesn’t specify “Married to Koreans”. My asawa is NOT married to a Korean. Does that make her unqualified to apply? I’m sure you are very happy with your Hubby, but please don’t forget about your countrymen/women who are not married to Koreans. They are no less Pinoy than yourself! I don’t expect you will post this, but please consider all of your readers!

    • Betchay says:

      Hi Mike! It’s actually for Filipinas married to Koreans. Please check the Embassy information again. And on the site of Sookmyung University, it’s really for Filipina marriage migrants. Divorcees or those separated from their Korean husbands are also welcome to send in their essays. I didn’t make the rules for the contest.

      The Embassy of the Philippines invites Filipinas married to Koreans to participate in an Essay Writing Contest organized by the Research Institute of Asian Women of Sookmyung Women’s University and the Korea Exchange Bank. The theme of the essay writing contest is “My Life in Korea.”

      • Mike says:

        Betchay: If you are in fact divorced from a Korean…then you are NOT MARRIED TO A KOREAN! I can assure you that my asawa, because of her 7 years here in The Land of the Morning Calm, is well qualified as an immigrant to Korea to answer all subjects of the essay, including her experiences raising our wonderful anak. You have a great site, and I don’t want to detract from the great info you provide, especially for the Philippine community in Korea. BUT…please try to be a little more careful with the nuances of English in your title! Judging from your subject title, if I were a pinay divorced from A Korean, I would read no further. Congratulations on your site. I’ve been reading it weekly for about 4 years now, i think. don’t often write a comment, so please understand my point!

    • Crystal Mann says:

      I called up the numbers provided and they said that the Filipina has to be married or have been married to a Korean. My husband is German-American and he works at a hotel. We’ve been living here for five years and I know enough about life here in Korea.

      • Mike says:

        Hi Crystal! I didn’t bring this up before, but you make a good point! I understand the national mentality here in Korea, but, nevertheless, if you look at the “themes” of the essay contest, What do the themes have to do with being married/divorced/separated from a Korean? Answer: NOTHING! I’m not sure why the research department at Sookmyung excluded other persons of Philippine nationality living in Korea. Betchay? As an example: A more appropriate theme given the restriction would have been— “My Child Rearing Story in Korea
        with my Korean Spouse”. Or—“My Experiences on Korean Culture and my expeeriences with meeting my Korean In-laws”. Or— “My Traveling Story in Korea with my Korean spouse”. As the contest rules stand right now, THIS IS DISCRIMINATION against other Philippinos in Korea based on the themes. Not Betchay’s fault, but sometimes we need to view the world through other people’s eye glasses!

  6. only you says:

    Do we have to write about ALL of the mentioned themes (A to D) or can we just choose one of the theme?

  7. only you says:

    It says you should write in your native language. I’m a Filipina, and im more comfortable to write in English, pwede kaya English ko isul;at ang essay? kahit nagta-Tagalog ako for my first language?

  8. 4evrloyl says:

    If you would check on the site of the Research Institute of Asian Women (, it says that, “The Research Institute of Asian Women of Sookmyung Women’s University is holding the prize contest for FEMALE MARRIAGE MIGRANTS with their essays of “My Life in Korea” written in their own languages… Applicants: female marriage migrants residing in Korea.. * Divorcees or those in separation are also qualified to apply for the contest.” This would mean that Filipinas who are married to non-Koreans can also participate in the contest. However, in the Official Site of the Philippine Embassy in South Korea (, it states that, “The Embassy of the Philippines invites FILIPINAS MARRIED TO KOREANS to participate in an Essay Writing Contest organized by the Research Institute of Asian Women of Sookmyung Women’s University… Applicants: Filipina marital immigrants residing in Korea. (Divorcees or Separated are also qualified to apply for the contest.” This would mean that the contest is just limited to those Filipinas who are married or had been married to a Korean national. Yeah, sounds vague. Our embassy seemed to forget our fellow Filipinas married to non-Koreans but are also living here in Korea. Their experiences can be valuable insights too to the said research institute.

  9. jayson says:

    ate betchat pls call me 01033784687 i need ko kac ng tulong kinasal ako d2 then d ko alam ano yung mga susunod na gagawin ko pls hellp me thanks i wait your call or pls send your no img my email or txt your no in my phone thank

  10. jayson says:

    ate betchay pla sorry pls call me asap

  11. cha says:

    hi po Ms.Betchay ^^
    ask lng po sana ako kng may alam kayong any government university here in Korea ( Seoul or Incheon) that offers free Korean language class for marriage migrants? thanks po ^^

  12. sharon says:


    ask ko lang san yung list nung mga winners?

    November na kasi…

  13. Chris says:

    Hi! ^^ Happy New Year. Do you have any idea about the results of the contest? I’m one of those who submitted an entry, so I would like to know if they’ve already posted the list of winners. Thanks. =)

  14. Jean says:

    Hello Ms Betchay,

    Annual event po ba ito? Same po ba ang mga themes?

    Thanks po.

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