The Museum of Contemporary Art at Seoul Grand Park is a pleasant place, surrounded as it is by trees and mountains, afflicted with only mildly brutalist architecture. SK said, as we wandered around, ‘This would be a good place to work.’ I agreed. The whole park, though built on an agressively non-human scale,gives me some hope that Korea may eventually, in some far-flung futuristic century, be less of a nasty place than it is at the moment, that there is some spark remaining of appreciation for contemplative beauty and harmony.
When we got home, she hopped on the Net, and ‘lo and behold there was a job on offer there. Six days a week, 20,000 won per day. That’s US$15.71 a day. You can imagine our enthusiasm. She made more that per hour in Sydney. Score another one for Korean society.