My introduction to Seoul had only been through their Hyundai motorcars and the movie ‘Sassy Girl”. The production house of South Korea has integrated the ancient with the modern. An amalgamation which very few countries in the world can boast of ! Seoul(said Soul) has 40% of the Korean population and Samsung contributes 25% to their GDP. In the house at Suwon where I am staying with a beautiful Indian couple, we have Samsung TV’s, Samsung heaters, Samsung Washing Machine, Samsung recorders/players, Samsung telephones, yes Samsung is omnipresent and omnipotent.
I visited a University, where the environment was very Koreashh. I turned out to be a total angutha-chaap there. The atmosphere was friendly and informal. The Koreans are shy, refined and imaginative people. Of what I have seen till now, there are no octopussy legs on their forehead, just some occasional grumblings in their nature. They can swim in ‘madira’ and drown in smoke.
The khana-peena scene as expected in this part of the world is increasingly onerous. But the twist in tale occurred when I visited a Korean vegan restaurant and the tastes that were derived out of pumpkin, Korean sweet potato, and mock meat were proof to their passion and proclivity to food. The restaurant hosts a svayamvar of vegetarian food, marrying the exquisite with the exceptional. The final succulent taste of their root tea made a delicate balance to the weighing scale of my stomach.
The Cinematographer of Cosmos arrives here on 12th October. I have scheduled my first course on 2nd Oct, taking the satyagraha movement to South Korea. Need your blessings and wishes 🙂 Will post more about what I do and more, later, till then hello nd JaiGurudev from South Korea.
ps:- I haven’t taken any pictures, yes I do have a new camera, so am not attaching any with this post also.