Is there a particular reason you chose to settle in Bulgwang-dong out of all other neighborhoods in Seoul?
(Jun) The school I teach is Kyodong Elementary located in Anguk-dong. I can get there by the subway without having to transfer to another line and the rents were pretty reasonable which caught our attention. And I also love the fact the Bukhansan is close, where we love to take walks with the children.
(Kim) It was very interesting to see how the structure of the ordinary citizens was remarkably well-built. Eunpyeong-gu hosts the largest number of small-sized local bathhouses out of Seoul. And it’s one of the key region when it comes to every election, considering it casts a large number of votes. The concentrated elderly group who have dwelled here their entire lives also attracted me to settle and learn more about the neighborhood.
Could you describe your typical day?
(Kim) Other than making special lectures, I concentrate on my writing. I decided that I would write unceasingly until I reach 50. Whatever the people say or criticize, I was determined to form a habit to sincerely lead a ‘writing life.’ As such inexorable writing became a way of life, it led to my realization that the search for inspiration was just an excuse.
(Jun) As a mom to two kids, I prepare them for daycare and head to work to take care of more children. Amidst the bustle every morning, I always remember to go swimming which I don’t want to miss on. It’s my most precious and peaceful time of the day.