Oddly enough, this is the grounds of a prison, the actual holding area off to the right there. Korean insurgents were held here after they proclaimed some sort of independence from the Japanese against their colonial masters. You can walk into the cells, only to realize that some of them are too small to even sit.

All this and yet it is one of the most peaceful parks in small, full of families and laughter and school groups touring the facilities. I used to live about three minutes from here, on foot, off to the left. We moved about a year ago and I miss it like it is gone forever, but people still congregate here, still laugh and walk and play with their children, their pets, their free time.

I think I will miss it more when I leave the country soon.

By Michael Gallagher

My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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