๐Ÿ“š 2024-03-28 (2)

๐Ÿ“š 2024-03-28 (2)

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ After taking a walk in the park (literally), I went to the National Library of Korea.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๊ณต์› ์‚ฐ์ฑ… ํ›„ ๊ตญ๋ฆฝ๋„์„œ๊ด€์— ๊ฐ.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Gloomy day, pretty building. The grass in Korea tends to be yellow unless itโ€™s in the middle of summer; I hear itโ€™s a different type of grass from the kind that grows in Europe/North America. It has its own golden charm.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๊ทธ๋ฃจ๋ฏธํ•œ ๋‚ , ์˜ˆ์œ ๊ฑด๋ฌผ. ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ์ž”๋””๋Š” ํ•œ์—ฌ๋ฆ„์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ฉด ๋…ธ๋ž€ ๊ฒฝ์šฐ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ๋‹ค. ์œ ๋Ÿฝ/๋ถ์•„๋ฉ”๋ฆฌ์นด์—์„œ ์ž๋ผ๋Š” ํ’€๊ณผ๋Š” ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ์ข…๋ฅ˜๋ผ์„œ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋“ค์—ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ๊ธˆ์ž”๋””์—๋Š” ์ž๊ธฐ๋งŒ์˜ ๋งค๋ ฅ์ด ์žˆ๋‹ค.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Ancient plaque, high-tech entry system. It is so high-tech that it is annoying. As a non-Korean who also doesnโ€™t have a โ€œforeigner registration certificateโ€ (or whatever itโ€™s called in English), I had to take extra steps to get into the library at all. Not all Korean libraries require this; Iโ€™ve been to two other, smaller libraries in Seoul and they both did not ask for any ID to simply enter the building. (They may ask for registration and ID for borrowing books, of course.)

I hear that the reason the National Library makes such a big fuss about who enters the building at all is that it has lots of VALUABLE books.

Also, it has a section dedicated to North Korean resources. This section requires yet another series of registrations and identifications. The only reason I got in there at all was that Hyewon (who is interested in topics related to North Korea) was already registered for the North Korean section.

Anyway, it wasnโ€™t so much the registration requirement part but more the assumption that I would have certain IDs that annoyed me. ๐Ÿ˜… I told them right away that Iโ€™m not a Korean; they still assumed that Iโ€™m that type of foreigner who has certain paperwork. In this day and age! More foreigners live in Korea than ever before. More foreigners travel there than ever before. It blows my mind that government workers, of all people, can still assume that speaking Korean fluently can mean anything about the residential status of a person. The laziness of bureaucratesโ€”regardless of which countryโ€”annoys me. Frigginโ€™ donโ€™t work where you work if youโ€™re so bored-pissed out of your mind and do a shit jobโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๊ณ ๋Œ€ ์œ ๋ฌผ ๊ฐ™์€ ๋ช…ํŒ + ํ•˜์ดํ…Œํฌ ์ž…์žฅ ์‹œ์Šคํ…œ. ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ํ•˜์ดํ…Œํฌ๋ผ์„œ ์งœ์ฆ๋‚จ. ์™ธ๊ตญ์ธ ๋“ฑ๋ก์ฆ์ด ์—†๋Š” ๋น„ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ์œผ๋กœ์„œ, ๋„์„œ๊ด€์— ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๊ธฐ๋งŒ ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์กฐ์ฐจ ์ถ”๊ฐ€ ๋‹จ๊ณ„๋ฅผ ํ•„์š”๋กœ ํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ๋ชจ๋“  ํ•œ๊ตญ ๋„์„œ๊ด€์ด ์ด๋ฅผ ์š”ํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฑด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ์„œ์šธ์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋„์„œ๊ด€ ๋‘ ๊ณณ(๋” ์ž‘์€ ๊ณณ)์—๋„ ๊ฐ€๋ดค๋Š”๋ฐ, ๊ทธ์ € ๊ฑด๋ฌผ์— ์ž…์žฅํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐ์—๋Š” ๋‘˜ ๋‹ค ID๋ฅผ ์š”๊ตฌํ•˜์ง„ ์•Š์•˜๋‹ค. (๋ฌผ๋ก  ์ฑ…์„ ๋นŒ๋ฆฌ๋ ค๋ฉด ๋“ฑ๋ก ๋ฐ ์•„์ด๋””๋ฅผ ์š”๊ตฌํ•  ์ˆœ ์žˆ๊ฒ ์ง€.)

์ค‘์•™๋„์„œ๊ด€์—์„œ ๋ˆ„๊ฐ€ ๊ฑด๋ฌผ์— ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๋Š”์ง€๋ฅผ ํ™•์ธํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ  ์ € ๋‚œ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ์น˜๋Š” ์ด์œ ๋Š” ๋งค.์šฐ. ๊ท€.์ค‘.ํ•œ. ์ฑ…์ด ๋งŽ์•„์„œ๋ผ๊ณ  ๋“ฃ๊ธด ๋“ค์—ˆ๋‹ค.

๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋ถํ•œ ์ž๋ฃŒ์— ์ง‘์ค‘ํ•˜๋Š” ์„น์…˜์ด ์žˆ๊ธฐ๋„ ํ•˜๋‹ค. ์ด ์„น์…˜์— ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€๋ ค๋ฉด ๋“ฑ๋ก๊ณผ ์•„์ด๋””๊ฐ€ ๋˜ ์ถ”๊ฐ€๋กœ ํ•„์š”ํ•˜๋‹ค. ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ ๋“ค์–ด๊ฐˆ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ ์œ ์ผํ•œ ์ด์œ ๋Š” ํ˜œ์›์ด ์ด๋ฏธ ๋ถํ•œ ์„น์…˜์— ๋“ฑ๋ก๋˜์–ด ์žˆ์—ˆ๊ธฐ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด์—ˆ๋‹ค. (ํ˜œ์›์€ ๋ถํ•œ๊ณผ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ํ† ํ”ฝ์— ๊ด€์‹ฌ์ด ์žˆ๋‹ค.)

์•„๋ฌดํŠผ, ๋“ฑ๋ก ์กฐ๊ฑด๋•Œ๋ฌธ์ด์—ˆ๋‹ค๊ธฐ๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š”, ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ํŠน์ • ์•„์ด๋””๋ฅผ ์†Œ์ง€ํ•˜๊ณ  ์žˆ์„ ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๋Š” ๊ฐ€์ •์ด ๋‚˜๋ฅผ ์งœ์ฆ ๋‚˜๊ฒŒ ํ–ˆ๋‹ค. ๐Ÿ˜… ํ•œ๊ตญ์ธ์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ๊ณ  ๋Œ€๋†“๊ณ  ๋ง์„ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ๋„ ๋ถˆ๊ตฌํ•˜๊ณ , ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ํŠน์ • ์„œ๋ฅ˜๋ฅผ ์†Œ์ง€ํ•œ ์™ธ๊ตญ์ธ์ผ ๊ฑฐ๋ผ๊ณ  ์—ฌ๊ธฐ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ. ๊ทธ ์–ด๋Š ๋•Œ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋งŽ์€ ์™ธ๊ตญ์ธ๋“ค์ด ํ•œ๊ตญ์— ์‚ฐ๋‹ค. ๋˜ํ•œ, ๊ทธ ์–ด๋Š ๋•Œ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋งŽ์€ ์™ธ๊ตญ์ธ๋“ค์ด ํ•œ๊ตญ์„ ์—ฌํ–‰ํ•œ๋‹ค. ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ ์•„๋ฌด๋‚˜๋„ ์•„๋‹ˆ๊ณ , ํ•˜ํ•„์ด๋ฉด ์ •๋ถ€์—์„œ ์ผํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๋“ค์ด ์•„์ง๋„ ํ•œ๊ตญ์–ด ๊ตฌ์‚ฌ ๋Šฅ๋ ฅ์ด ๋ˆ„๊ตฐ๊ฐ€์˜ ๊ฑฐ์ฃผ ์‹ ๋ถ„์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์ •๋ณด๋ฅผ ์ œ๊ณตํ•ด์ค€๋‹ค๊ณ  ์—ฌ๊ธฐ๋‹ค๋‹ˆ, ๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ์ฐฌ ๋…ธ๋ฆ‡์ด๋‹ค. ๊ด€๋ฃŒ๋“ค์˜ ๊ฒŒ์œผ๋ฆ„์ด๋ž€โ€”๊ตญ๊ฐ€๊ฐ€ ์–ด๋””๋“ ์ง€ ๊ฐ„์—โ€”์งœ์ฆ์„ ๋ถˆ๋Ÿฌ์ผ์œผํ‚จ๋‹ค. ๋นŒ์–ด๋จน์„, ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ๋ฌด๋ฃŒํ•ดํ•˜๊ณ  ์ง„์ €๋ฆฌ ๋‚˜ ์žˆ์„ ๊ฑฐ๋ฉด ๋”ด ๋ฐ์„œ ์ผํ•˜๋ผ๊ณ . ๋จธ์ €๋ฆฌ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ์ผํ•˜์ง€ ๋ง๊ณ โ€ฆ

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ The best part about many public places in Korea is that they have clean, free water. Even at Starbucks, if you ask for purified water, theyโ€™ll give you purified water instead of tap water.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ํ•œ๊ตญ์˜ ๋งŽ์€ ๊ณต๊ณต์žฅ์†Œ์˜ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ข‹์€ ์ ์€ ๊นจ๋—ํ•œ ๋ฌด๋ฃŒ ๋ฌผ์ด ์ œ๊ณต๋œ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ ์ด๋‹ค. ์‹ฌ์ง€์–ด ์Šคํƒ€๋ฒ…์Šค์— ๊ฐ€์„œ๋„ ์ •์ˆ˜๋ฌผ์„ ๋‹ฌ๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•˜๋ฉด ์ •์ˆ˜๋ฌผ์„ ์ฃผ์ง€, ์ˆ˜๋—๋ฌผ์„ ์ฃผ์ง„ ์•Š๋Š”๋‹ค.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Nice interior.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๋‚ด๋ถ€ ๋งค์šฐ ์ข‹์Œ.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Left: Self Book Disinfector.

Right: Phone boothโ€”not for a landline phone, but for taking your cell phone in there so you donโ€™t disturb the other library users.

These random tools/services in public places are quite interesting.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๊ณต๊ณต์žฅ์†Œ์˜ ์ด๋Ÿฐ ๋žœ๋คํ•œ ๋„๊ตฌ/์„œ๋น„์Šค๋“ค, ๋งค์šฐ ์‹ ๊ธฐ.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Such a nice workspace with a nice view.

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ๋ทฐ๊ฐ€ ์ข‹์€, ๋„˜๋‚˜ ์ข‹์€ ์ž‘์—… ๊ณต๊ฐ„.

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Power plugs. A must!!!

๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท ์ฝ˜์„ผํŠธ๋Š” ๋„˜๋‚˜ ์ค‘์š”ํ•˜์ง€!!!