Seoul Searching: Day 2
How many concubines would you want?
Chini, Seoul Tour Guide
That’s never an uncomfortable question to ask a bunch of men.
Today we did a bit of sightseeing. We went in the morning to Gyeongbokgung or Northern Palace. I learnt that:
- There are four corners of the royal palace protected by 4 Guardians; North Turtle, South Phoenix, East Dragon and West Tiger. Ironically, superstitious Koreans don’t like the number 4 so their elevators go from 3 to F.
- King Sejong invented the Korean alphabets. 감사합니다 ❤ I remember his name because we’re staying at his hotel.
- During the Joseon Dynasty, women were paid to guard the King. This Dynasty was the longest dynasty in Korea. Also the last. Just leaving this info here.
Then we went to a K-drama site from the K-Drama
Copy Prints Coffee Prince. Words cannot express what I felt standing where Gong Yoo stood right before he punched his best friend in the face.
Debated over animal rights and fishing with Germans over Vanilla Lattes then headed for grub. Lunch and dinner was amazing. Don’t remember the name of the restaurants but took a picture of the sign boards. 5 years from now I’m hoping this will help me find my way back to you.
Then, we shopped. At RM2 for one face mask, my money was leaving my wallet on its own accord.
I’m officially in love with this country.
On the way home Dad and I talked about the answer to dissension in Malaysia and other countries. What are the things that divide Malaysians? Is it race or religion? One of those is a human choice. If so, will separating religion from State make the difference we need?
I say no, the answer is not to remove Christ from schools. But in a country that is rejecting Him, force is never an effective method. However, should Christ be forbidden in our schools, it cannot and must not be removed from the home.
Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
There’s so much more to discuss about this but I’m too tired to get worked up.
Long day besok.
Jesus, I beg you, please don’t let it rain on my parade tomorrow.
On a side note: Kang Gary, you weird man. Can’t you just marry your Monday girlfriend?!
On another side note: I found out Koreans play snooker with no pockets. And they play some game that looks like sepak takraw with something like a football in what seems to be a tennis court. There is so much more I need to know about these people.
Also: To the cute guy outside that face shop today that called me, if you’re reading this, sorry I was with my dad but I’m alone tomorrow so we can go out. Please reply.
Thinking of: La La Land’s City of Stars, Syria’s gas attack and come on, N.Korea; you’re better than this.