This morning I joined Van Hur‘s English language discussion group. I love these groups because I can discuss non-North Korean things, learn things educated South Koreans are talking about and also meet new people….
It helped that Van notified me in advance that they would be discussing one of my recent Korea Times columns. That gave me extra motivation to join!
After that I met with a new volunteer who has experience with tutoring North Koreans and has seen my speech at Harvard University last May. So she knew to bring her own ideas to the meeting with me rather than waiting for me to list tasks.
After that I bumped into Gregor Stebernak, I immediately recruited him to join TNKR.