Here I am standing thousands miles stone far away from country land. The flowing winds through ended spring, fullness of tranquil.
Alhamdulilah, praise to Allah for giving this chances I had been through. Dreams are not anymore dreams. Finally, Busan-Seoul here I am, stepped on your hilly land. The journey has begun…
You and I, we are different~~~
There are lots of things I would like to share. Being as traveler, I learnt the uniqueness of you and me, your culture and mine. Observe and absorb.
Let’s go walking with sports shoes!!!
I had conflicts with my self for this simple issue, shoes!!! It is funny and silly at first but turn to be something interesting. I was confused to choose either to wear a shoes or a sandal on this trip. Usually people wear sandal for leisure, but I am thinking to use sports shoes. I am suffering knees injuries, ligament tears, I prefer sports shoes though I thought it may be will looks awkward from others (inner silly perception huh). Am I going for holidays or training with that’s running shoes??? Urrrr..he..he…he…
I never thought this. I was surprised, noticed that most of Korean they wear sports shoes. It is like a trend or very stylish to wear sports shoes here, no matters to a woman wearing skirt. Hahaha…I felt not like stranger just because they also have same on theirs foot, sports shoes as mine!!! Just like what I have.
I am wondering, they wear sports shoes not because of style… But, because they walk lots!!! If you want to buy sports shoes…may be this is the place, you might have it with cheaper than usual. :P
Coffee shops almost everywhere
The first place I visited was coffee shops. Just coincidently, my friends (Mai, Nurul and Mai’s mother) and I, we arrived early morning in Busan. It was too early for check in, therefore ours beloved tour guide, Ecah brought us to near by coffee shop Dabang’s Coffee Shop. Awesomely, I really attracted with the interior deco of this shop, combination of industrial style with touch of Korean culture. What most interesting, through the visit, I founded out there are lots of coffee shops here. I would say that coffee shop is part of Korean lifestyle. Perhaps may be because of the cold weather they have. People would really enjoy drink hot coffee with feeling of the soft winds. Feeling of peaceful minds, don’t worries drink coffee!!! ^_^
It is freedom, expression or arts???
We may be called this as vandalism, to scrabble, to sketch and to write words on wall, on door, on table or on anything. For us this is prohibited, was not good manners but not to them. Take a pen, no worries for being scold. Just do it!!!
Note down your feeling!!! The floor is yours. Graffiti is everywhere. Perhaps, I would say this is delivering freedom of expression through very artistic touch. This is arts and greatly appreciated in here. I also have mine too, leaved some memorable and remarkable sign. Happy. ^_^
Through out along the road, I captured there are lots of maze electrical cable. What is so interesting about this??? We also have it…What so different??? Ours are may be lesser, less tight compare than theirs. Luckily, the beautiful flowers on ground may cover up that tense cable above your head.
I realized that theirs landform is quite hilly, surrounded by seas. Most building elevated higher, climbing up to sky. Compact!!! The subway filled inside the earth, depth underneath ground level. They could not have much electrical cable underground like us. Thus, that’s why you will obviously see along the way. Well, I might be wrong but this is what I am thinking.
If we talk about
surely all is about K-Pop, widely famed around the world. But it seems
contradict, what I knew were differing from what I had seen. I guess Korean
really loves theirs culture. Why I state this??? I am observing and this is my
Most taxi drivers played Korean classical/ethnic songs (I did not understand theirs language, yet the music tells you). Well, you may say that’s because they are old citizen and that is theirs tend to. But, the thing is traditional songs on air at anytime…The one, who hire the taxi, will be always repeatedly reminds about the tradition… Either you want to listen or not, you have to. The taxi drivers plays good role for conveying this.
Heritage museum is full with local people. Usually only tourists are interested to visit place like this. Amazingly, it is crowded with local not tourist!!! Does this show their awareness and love to theirs heritage? Our museum sometimes will be the last choice for visit. Lonely, quiet and abandon. Though technologies take part in life, tradition will be never forgotten.
Ops…sorry taxi driver!!!
I almost forget that I was not in my home land. Things happen were really hilarious and I will always remember. Overseas, the driver seat was placed on left side. I did this twice because our car, passenger seat were on left side. I excitedly ran and rushed with the taxi driver to seat there. The old guys just glanced at me with puzzled face…In his mind, may be he was thinking why I wanted to seat on driver’s seat??? Do I want to steal his car or what?? My God, I forgot!!! I laughed at myself when opened the car’s door, looked at the steering…Oh, wrong access!!! Hahaha… Afterward, I’ll be more alert to seat in front or else I will become as taxi driver. Hahaha… :P
I found out that there are lots of national’s cars on road. Most of 90% I would say. There are few only of imported cars. If there is imported car, it surely will be the most luxurious and prestigious car. I guess, this really shows that local people highly proud and support theirs car, made in
for us, we are more tends to use import car. For us using imported car will
shows high standard of lifestyle, pride perhaps!!! Those who are low income
only will buy nationals’ car. That’s the mentality. For me, it does not really
matters if you are affordable to buy imported car, it’s your money…nothing is
wrong. But, sadly to hear some of us who do really looks down on our own
products whereas we even not use it!!! Perception only!!! Just better to keep
quiet rather than throw thousand of critics… Korea
I was amazed to see that there are many armies around terminal station I stopped by. What they are doing there??? Well, they are actually teenagers who were under national training cause. I did not know what they call for this cause but it is similar programmed we have in our country, National Service (Program Latihan Khidmat Negara-PLKN). They were trained for about 2 years to compare with us just for 3 months (if not mistaken). The good thing is…through my short experience here, I obviously can see the spirit of patriotism among the citizen. Theirs loyalty and pride to the nation through culture and support. We do also need to instill this…the feeling of being pride of our own, the spirit of belonging to the nation. Just shows some support, being pride and stop condemning.
“O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other. Verily the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted”
(Al-Hujuraat : 13)
You and I, we are different. To know you and your pride make me realized that I have my own too… we are different but yet we are learning with each other to be better…
Kamsahamnida…Till meet again
The breezing spring almost pass by to say goodbye…The sun shine brighter than ever giving sign that summer just around the corner. Though it just a very short journey…yet still will be lasting memorable. My heart feel touched deeply when the pilot announced…”we are safely landed, to all tourist welcome to Malaysia..and to all Malaysian welcome home..” To all Malaysian welcome home…really wakes me up from dreams that this is the place where somewhere I belongs. Kamsahamnida hilly land…till meet again.
No matters how others cultivate theirs own...truly
AKU BANGGA AKU ANAK MALAYSIA
24 Shawaal 1435/ 20 August 2014