Thursday, July 08, 2010

[Reposted and Trans] Visiting The Tea Expert, Mr. Shin Kwang Soo

reposted from suehan's blog

suehan: I'm just roughly translating the stories that are related to BYJ.

Original in Japanese: Yasai
Translated into English: suehan

The tea expert, Mr. Shin Kwang Soo who appears on page 195 of BYJ's book, "The Journey to Discover the Beauty of Korea."

it takes almost 2 hours from the airport to go to a tea expert--Mr. Shin.

We arrived at his house around 4:30 in the afternoon. As soon as we arrived, Mr. Shin took us to his tea field in the mountains.He drove us himself.

He was driving the truck he uses every day for work. On one side, there is a sharp cliff. But when BYJ and his staff visited Mr. Shin, BYJ's Land Rover followed his truck. Later we heard, according to BYJ's staff, BYJ was very expressive while driving on this cliff. 

In sight is a pine tree.As BYJ saw this tree, he proclaimed, "That tree is like me."

After coming back from the tea field, BYJ and Mr. Shin enjoyed conversation together over 23 cups of tea for about six hours.

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