February 26, 2015 Leave a comment
Are you preparing to move to Korea (the capitalist one)?
Or, do you have such a dream to move there in a point in the future?
You should think about it again. I don’t want to demolish your imagination of Korea, but there is a huge problem.
Or, try it, and decide by yourself.
If you ask about my comment. I have a few things to tell you. This is experience of my 2 years of life in this country.
At first glance, Korea looks to be country of perfectness: Streets are so clean and safe. People are very peaceful and silent. Everywhere is fulfilled with great innovation of modern times. Transportation system is excellent. There are amazing places to walk around, to do hiking.
However, all those qualities may not work well.
After a while you may feel terrible lonely in this spot of the planet. You will find no human-beings there.
You will take the subway with hundreds of people but none of them will be there. They all have another life in their cyber world. They join that world through their smart phones. You will stare around to catch a couple of eyes, but in vain.
Sometimes you may think you are doing very funny friends in the school or in the workplace. They will demonstrate a great enjoyment with your jokes and speeches. But you will be wrong. They are not enjoying, they are just playing a role. You will understand that when you graduate the school or when you change to another work. You may have none (“Zero” plus “You”). I hear that you are telling ” it is same everywhere in all over the world.” No my friend. It is not same everywhere. Definetely, you will make more more good friends in any other country than those you may make in Korea. (bad friends as well)
Lets play with your dreams a bit more.
You know Korean people have Korean faces. You will be different in this country. You may learn Korean better than a normal Korean but still they won’t believe you. You will always be a vegugin (foreigner). It sounds like an animal’s name.
You will ask an address on the street, but ajumma will cover her face and run away from you. Young school girl will also do so. If you are lucky one of them will say; “I speaky no engilishy.” Then purr.
“Hey don’t go. Please. I know Korean. It is not problem to answer me in Korean.”
You will be talking by yourself…
Anyway Korea is a Heaven if you are talking to yourself just like me.
I admire this country, because I love to be alone. I can live in here one whole year without making a word to humanbeings. This is inspiring. This is like novels of Haruki Murakami.
Take the subway. Check the app on your smart phone. Go to the place you want to go. Do your works just facetoface with computers or such other creatures -but no humanbeings-.
Then go home and sleep. This world is wonderful. Because you can create a world there that is totally belongs to you.
You may write a long book, a novel. And you may throw it deep into an ocean. No one will read it. That is a good story. A precious one.
Seoul, Korea. March 1, 2015