Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Further towards the surreal

According to this article translated at Korea Beat,
Kim, who has been homeless for three years, admitted, “for a long time I went [to Namdaemun] and cooked ramen and drank soju but…” According to Kim, about one week before the fire he ate ramen and drank alcohol with at least 10 other homeless people on the second floor of the gate. He recalled, “Sungnyemun was like a summer resort for us. A whole bunch of us would get together and all sleep up there jammed together.”
So what you're saying is that homeless people were using Namdaemun for shelter until it was burnt down by a man who was pissed off about the lack of compensation he got for selling his home.

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