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