Another good, long day. I’m pooped. Not sure how CNN correspondents do it — and I’m not even a battle-torn location. I think the sheer volume of everything at this conference is catching up to me: 15,000 of everything…voices, meals, bodies, conversations, and opportunities.
A highlight today was an interview with Ese from Nigeria.
I walked by her and noticed her beautiful hair and caught a quick glance at her incredibly-large name tag and saw she was from Nigeria. The thought came to mind, “Go talk to her.” I hesitated, thinking that was a nice thought but…why? I already met a student from the continent of Africa so wasn’t really looking for another one.
She passed by and I moved on. After she left I thought how she looked like a staff woman I met when I’d traveled there 3 years ago.
I went upstairs and the moment I arrived — out of nowhere — Ese came around the corner. Um, yeah. LOVE it when God does crazy stuff like that!
I introduced myself and asked if she was a staff member. She said no, that she was a student, and we got to talking. In a few moments I knew this girl had passion and would be great to interview. We sat down and talked for about 30 minutes. What a find!
Standing in the corner of the room, this is the incredible view.
Would you call this guy a wanna-be Aussie Superman? Or just a student who really loves his country?
Imagine the logistics of feeding 15,000 students each day, 3 meals a day. I’m hoping this girl is servant-hearted and picked up meals for her 4 friends. She doesn’t exactly look like she’s packing away that much food regularly.
Lunch today. Not bad!
Kind of like the feeding of the 5,000 — multiplied by 3. Like how quickly I did the math?
A staff woman and student from Costa Rica I dined with for lunch.
A little known problem in Korea — the dust epidemic.
Even uniforms can’t put a damper on their cuteness.
How convenient to buy infant clothing off the side of a bike.
I took this especially for Rich and Joseph Street — future American firefighters. Koreans read right to left — think that’s why their emergency number is 119?