Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Duc d'O!

For White Day, I received a box of Duc d'O chocolates. The coworker in question said that despite it not being necessarily kosher for females to give a gift on that day, she just wanted to express her thanks for my awesomeness.

It took me all of two seconds to realize that she was actually simply acknowledging my inclusion within the Korean community, by giving me VANK's newest addition to the overseas effort to promote Korea: Duc d'O chocolate.

While the chocolates do indeed embody the sheer deliciousness that the world has come to expect of Belgian chocolate, what isn't obvious is how the company is actually owned by Korean interests who are attempting to propagate the idea that Dokdo is indeed Korean territory by simply making the term as ubiquitous as possible. Combined with the overall program of placing Dokdo ads everywhere, the Duc d'O brand will cause resonance when the tens of thousands of ads currently being planned by VANK and their affiliates reach the unsuspecting housewives of the elite worldwide.

I felt honored and blessed, as I have now truly been accepted into the fold.

And of course, the chocolates are fairly tasty, as it wouldn't serve the interests of the propagandists to have substandard chocolate with the Duc d'O name on it, a valuable lesson learned when Jeju sold substandard wax chocolate chilies and mandarins until the early 21st century. The damage done by that campaign will take years to undo.

Luckily, the future is unwritten. There is opportunity to make things right in the world, thus ensuring Korea's rightful claims worldwide

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