[singlepic=698,right]I wanted to post the whole article in English but I find it difficult to find time to translate (or to even read the whole thing) because of its length. I’ve been busy the past weeks and will even be busier the coming days until the end of the year! My husband told me about this article three weeks ago, it was about an immigrant named Anabelle Castro who is the first Filipina to become a police officer in South Korea. Thank goodness there are English articles or else I wouldn’t be able to post this until next year!
Anabelle was born in the Philippines in 1968 in San Carlos, Pangasinan. She married her Korean husband in 1997 and has three kids with him, two sons and a daughter. She entered National Central Police Academy and graduated on July 25, 2008.
Anabelle made me realize two things: that it’s possible for a non-Korean born Korean to work for the government and that her age didn’t matter when she entered the police force. I could still realize my dream of becoming a Clarice Starling. You see, I took up Accountancy so I can go to law school and enter the NBI. Things didn’t turn out the way I planned and I’m now here training to become a teacher 😀 No regrets, I’m happy here!
Congratulations Officer Castro!
Read more about her here:
the long article in Korean about Anabelle Castro that my husband showed me!
Naturalized Koreans join police
Korea’s naturalized citizens assume larger roles in governmental affairs
South Korean policewoman is from Pangasinan
The Korea Times article is pretty interesting. It mentions another naturalized Korean who also became a police officer – an Indonesian married to a Korean woman!