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[7 Dec 2007 | 2 Comments | ]
An interview with Fred Dustin, Jeju, South Korea.

Fred Dustin is a Jeju institution. He’s lived on the island for nearly 37 years but has been in Korea for over 55. His life story, as well as his tales of a Jeju long since past are received by today’s ex-pats with a kind of respect that borders on awe.
You might find Dustin lounging in his offices at the Kimnyong Maze Park, the same park he created with his own hands. At 77 years old, Dustin remains as quick–witted and hard working as ever. On a cool, October afternoon …

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[2 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

It’s a sunny afternoon at the Jeju United clubhouse, and after two years of watching the team as a devoted fan, I’m about to interview their Brazilian born star. The JU players are loading onto the team bus out front as I wait for Ricardo Irineu in the lobby. I’ve been told that neither he nor his Portuguese translator speaks English, so I’ve brought along my own Korean translator to decipher the Korean translation of his Portuguese. We sit on a circle of plush chairs, a row of trophies …