The Short Walk Home From Work in Ansan

This is the route I take from office to home each day. It usually takes about 12 minutes, but today, due to a long wait at one crosswalk, it took an extra minute.

It's an action-packed walk; see if you can identify the following scenes in sequence (or not).

1. The Office Building

a. The office departure
b. Through the office building
c. The office elevator
d. The office building departure

2. Through Joongang-Dong

a. The concrete pig-lined road
b. The big parking lot
c. The restaurant/bar/massage parlor building
d. Behind the hospital
e. Around the barbeque place

3. The Long Light

a. Waiting and waiting
b. Quickly across two streets

4. The Riverwalk

a. The descent
b. The river crossing
c. Along the river
d. The smelly sewer pipe
e. Under the bridge
f. The ascent

5. The Final Approach

a. The big street crossing
b. The apartment parking lot crossing
c. The apartment building entry
d. The apartment hallway crossing
e. The apartment elevator
f. Home!


Steven Bammel

Steven S. Bammel is president and chief translator/consultant at Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. A graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington (B.B.A. Economics) and Hanyang University (M.S. Management Strategy), Steven has worked for over twenty years in Korean business and translation. | more about Steven

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