Lost for words


He didn’t need words to guide the cars.

There were two odd things happening today. When I waited for the subway, an elderly Korean woman started talking to me (in Korean) showing me some news (also in Korean) about a culture event (in Korea). I said (in English and some guestures) that I can’t understand her. Which didn’t stop her still continuing talking in Korean! It was like she assumed that if you continue talking in Korean, a switch in the foreigner’s brain will suddenly turn on and he/she will start understanding (and talking) in Korean. Now that would be scary! I calmed her down by writing down the web address on my iPod…


No way out for me today…

Later that day, when I was sitting in line 3 back to my hotel, a young woman sat down on the seat opposite to me. Guess what she did? Yup, she started talking enthusiastically to me in Korean! I could tell her in four different languages that I don’t know what she is talking about, but Korean is not among them. Fortunately, she left early. Phew!

About Mattie

This is my personal blog expressing my love for traveling in Japan, Korea and other parts of the world. When I'm not studying languages or extending my camera collection, I write for computer and tech magazines. Check out my YouTube videos as well. All new posts including ones for older events will be announced on my Twitter account.

Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2007, in korea, seoul. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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