Saturday, March 22, 2008

Cheerful Koreans Running Wild in the Streets!!!

I was walking from church on this rainy Easter morning when I was stopped by a big group of really happy and friendly Koreans. I wasn't quite sure what was happening, but then someone handed me this.

Yes, someone stopped me on the street and, with a big smile, handed me an Easter egg and wished me a happy Easter. They asked me a few questions and I told them I was just coming from Easter service at the local Anglican church. It turns out the group was a group of young people and some church elders from the local Presbyterian Church. They'd split up into small groups and are wandering around this morning passing out Easter eggs as I type. Back home a big group comes my way and I brace myself to bust out into a sprint. I thought it was another example of how Korea, particularly the city of Seoul, can be a really fun and random place to live.

Here is a shot of one of the groups I saw roaming around the Gwanghwamun area this morning.

Happy Easter ;)

Another random act of kindness from a few months back.

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  1. I just finished reading both your posts about random acts of kindness that happen in Korea. Thank you for writing things like this. It is nice to read about things like this as opposed to the weird, strange, or bad things that happen to foreigners in Korea.(which I have been guilty of writing about before) It is refreshing to read something like this, especially on Easter Sunday!


  2. You're welcome. However, I talk mad shit about Korea too when I feel it's justified.

    I just think that I should write about the good stuff too, and from reading a lot of the other blogs it's easy to get the impression that life here is just crap. Sometimes it can be, but sometimes it's so much fun!


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