The Miracle of the Han River
Seeing what’s happening in the Philippines kinda makes me lose hope. It seems that the only way for the sick man of Asia to get better is for it to start from scratch! I have been watching TV Patrol and I have also been reading Pinoyexchange on a daily basis. A lot of the things that is being discussed or posted on the latter never makes it to the news. Too bad if our only source of news is TV Patrol.
Meanwhile, I am inspired watching this video on how South Korea has achieved its economic status. It’s called “The Miracle of the Han River”. The Han River is known as “Han-gang” in Korean and it runs in the middle of Seoul separating “gang-buk” or north of the river and “gang-nam” or south of the river. (Uploaded by KunwooFilm)
I remember watching a documentary about Park Chung Hee. In the early 1960s, Korean nurses and miners were sent to work for Germany in exchange of financial aid. When the president visited his countrymen in Germany, he cried and told them that they have to sacrifice and work hard for the country and the future generation. That makes me wonder, was there ever a Filipino leader who has sincerely cried knowing that the people are suffering?