My favorite thing about the strangers I met in Seoul was the fact that they’re all so well-dressed! My friend wasn’t joking when she said that Koreans follow cut-throat fashion! I seriously felt under-dressed. Nevertheless, they’re one of the nicest and friendliest people I’ve encountered in my travels. They always have a smile to give to strangers and they bow whenever your eyes met. I felt so kilig. Heehee.
Since I love kids, I definitely enjoyed oggling at all the pre-school students! It’s amazing how the kids seem so independent. I’m so used to seeing kids here in the Philippines always accompanied by adults wherever they go. So I was amazed at how a class of about 20 students were only guided by a teacher or two. I wished I learned that kind of independence early in my childhood years! (I gained my ~independence~ after college, and I fought hard for it. Haha.) But then again, there’s a sense of security in Seoul that’s quite hard to feel here.
Too bad I didn’t make any friends, though, the way my friends who went to Seoul did! So when I go back, I will make sure that I’ll make a Korean friend. Haha.
C Andreea Mihaela says
Hello ! My name is Andreea and i’m from Romania..far far awaaaay. This will sound strange i know so… in june i’ll have my final paper which is kind of a…tourism product from a to z? i don’t know how to call it :)) i make a little introduction about South Korea then where my ” clients” will stay how much the airplane tickets will cost. Still strange huh…well my quesiton is if i can use your photos (of course i won’t say they’re mine) i need permission for everything i put in my project. So..mmyeah if i say that i also love k-drama and kpop i’ll become a cute little girl in your eyes ?
Hi Andreea! When I start reading your message, I wonder if you’re just pulling my leg, because there are tons of spammers here! But you seem like a real person and not just a spambot, so yes, you can use my photos. 🙂 Also “So..mmyeah if i say that i also love k-drama and kpop i’ll become a cute little girl in your eyes” made me laugh. Haha. Good luck with your paper! I hope you’ll get the highest grade! ^^