For whatever reason, the past week or so has not been that pleasant in New Songdo, here in Incheon. The reason: hazardous levels of fine particle pollution, as shown in the accompanying photograph published by The Chosun Ilbo English edition. It reminds me of Chong-ro in the early 1970s, only perhaps more harmful to people's health. A picture speaks a thousand words. This was not only Seoul, but Songdo in recent days. As the local press are reporting, I believe much of this fine-particle pollution is coming from neighboring China.