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Korean Trick or Treating

November 3, 2008

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Halloween is not celebrated here in Bucheon or the rest of Korea, so I – Simon – tried to teach my middle school students about Halloween and Trick or Treating. I did not teach it well. The only thing they learned was that strangers will give you candy once you demand it. Some thought that the louder you demand it the more candy you will get. This turned out to be terrible, terrible for me. I have documented it all: the horror, the terror, the rage.

Note: If you can’t tell from the movie, then please understand that these students were acting. They were given their lines, given their pay (lots of candy, of course), and fully consented to the making of this movie and the way in which it will be used. The students who did not want to participate were free to go. I have 920 students – here are not even one fifth of them. Yeah.

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