father lion

“The Korean word that I loved the most since I started learning Korean after coming to South Korea in 2009 was ‘Woori’ (meaning 'We’). But I wonder if 'woori’ applies to someone like me of color. When I tell people that I’m from Africa, I get a lot of startling questions like, 'Do you grow a lion at your house?’ I get it so often that now I just respond by saying that my father has two lions. That’s how much Koreans are unknowledgeable about Black people and Africa. I tried to sit in an empty seat and an ahjumma (middle-aged woman) took the seat, outrightly discriminating against me by saying, 'What is a black thing doing here in Korea? Go back to your country’. What hurt more was that the other Korean people just sat there and watched. It made me wonder if Koreans just watch foreigners without helping them in difficult situations. Often, people in Korea call me 'Black Hyung’. I want people to call me Okyere hyung comfortably, or Okyere dongsaeng, or just Okyere without referring to my skin color.” - Sam Okyere

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Cub loving his dad II by Tambako The Jaguar
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Simba knows when to be Professional 

Kion: Dad c'mon we gotta get you cleaned up an-
Simba: *is perfectly clean and neat* Ah one of my loyal subjects..How may I be at your acquaintance today?
Kion: What….B-but how..h-how did you?…
Simba: Hush, my son. Your father is trying to talk at the moment.
…: Oh your majesty is so elegant and well mannered!
Kion: You were just covered in mud and bug guts seconds ago! How did you do that?
Simba: …….Hm? What did you say Kion?
Kion: Sure..go ahead ignore my entire question………Are you sparkling?….


Simba may be a responsible king and father but there’s a difference of how he portrays himself in front of his family and friends (He’s a bit of mess, since he still keeps part of his hakuna matata life style) to how he portrays himself in front of any one else.