pinch me — i’m in KOREA!

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?


3 Responses to pinch me — i’m in KOREA!

  1. Lisa C. says:

    Hey Angie–thought you’d like to know, that’s not a British flag, it’s Australian. So I guess maybe it’s Ozzieman?


  2. angiebring says:

    Good to know, Lisa! Guess that makes it official–I have to keep traveling and brush up on my flags!

  3. Aaron says:

    That’s me!!!! I’m the “British superman” in the second picture who is actually from Australia šŸ˜‰


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