Postcards from Korea

In this section entitled "Postcards from Korea", various English articles on Korea, including Korean culture, living and working experiences, and information that enlighten readers about any aspects of Korea, will be written and uploaded, with a goal of sharing Korean experiences with the readers.

During my most recent trip to Korea, I stayed near Yangjae Station near Gangnam area. Because of the new Red metro train line that stretched from Yangjae Station to Jungja Station of Bundang area, it was quite convenient to travel if you knew how to obtain a metro train riding card and knew how to add money to the card.

The ‘Free Hugs’ movement started by Juan Mann created a world sensation. He has been giving away hugs in Sydney, Australia when he saw that people were miserable and thought that he could brighten up their lives. One of the people he hugged was Shimon Moore, the lead singer of the Sick Puppies(the guys who sang the background song ‘All The Same’). The city council tried to ban the movement but after acquiring a petition campaign of more than 10,000 signatures, the ban was called off. With more than a million views on Youtube it was one of the most viewed.

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