KOREAN TRIP: DAY 8 SEOUL NAM DAE MUN TRADITIONAL MARKET & HAIKU

 

KOREAN TRIP: DAY 8 SEOUL NAM DAE MUN TRADITIONAL MARKET & HAIKU

It was a bright sunny day to leave Jeju Island with nostalgia and missing some destinations. We flew by Air Korea to Seoul, our third domestic flight. We took two Jumbo taxi, at about 60,000 won each, to reach our hotel, K.Y Heritage Hotel, a 4 star, in busy Dongdaemun shopping area. The supermarkets and hawkers vendors around here opened until 5 am and I was told still full of people. You would see signboards in English or Chinese, but none of them could speak any language other than Korean, except the front desk at the hotel.  Even the varsity students had forgotten what they had learned English in middle schools, for it’s all geared towards examination. If you meet someone who could speak Chinese, they were most likely to be the residents who worked here.

That scene inspired me to write this haiku:

night fall, lights again

light,noise and dust pollution

millennials hours

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