Last year, my parents suggested hat we visit South Korea on a mission trip. We would be visiting places of interest, but the main agenda would be to visit the Methodist churches there and have fellowship with their people. So on 1st March 2013, we left Kuala Lumpur about 9 am and arrived in Seoul about 4pm. We were joining a Chinese church group from Sibu. Aside from our family, there was also a couple from Singapore and a church worker from PJ.
To be honest, I underestimated how chilly Seoul could be. I got a real good blast of their winds in springtime (mind you it isn't winter). I had to put the thick sweater I got in Melbourne immediately.
After placing our luggage on the bus, we headed out to the suburb of Nonhyeon to visit a church there.
The weary travelers dug into the food immediately.
This is a simple Korean beansprout soup. The beansprouts there are larger and crispier than the Malaysian ones !
Well there is no such thing as a 'free lunch'. The group had to prepare 3 chinese songs as our presenation each time we visited a church.
Nonhyeon suburb was still way up north. In the coming days, we would be travelling south to Seoul and Jeju Island.
Mr Yang's daughter knew sufficient English to have a meaningful conversation within both families. It was an honor to get to know them during this short period of time.
One family portrait for the road. Mr Yang presented my dad a book while my mom got a handmade ladies bag. At the row behind is Mr Yang's son and daughter-in-law.
Mr and Mrs Yang were kind enough to let my parents sleep on their bed while my brother and I were sleeping in their study room. The floors were adequately heated and I'm pleased to say we had a good night's rest.