Saturday, December 6, 2008

Homeless in Daegu, South Korea

I have passed this man, who would be identified as a beggar in my new home: Daegu, South Korea. I have probably given him around W10,000 total, but it never seems enough. When I was walking up the steps today from the underground mall, I completely didn't see him. One of my students, D.W., asked to use my camera. When I asked why (because I was already up the stairs and couldn't see who or what he was taking a picture of), he stated, "Because I want to remember those less fortunate." So, hat's off to D.W., age 17 years old, who brought up my remembrance of all the knitted items I could donate to this very cold and miserable individual in a blisteringly cold day in Daegu, South Korea.

10 comments:

Jeeves said...

This is a nice blog. Useful and humane.

Fra said...

Hei ragazza hai vinto il mio kit da sartina, mandimi il tuo indirizzo di casa via mail così ti spedisco il kit!

PJ said...

wow, so real. See, I would be afraid to take a picture for fear of what the other person would think, but a children have such an innocence..an understanding and purpose. There was an article in our paper describing the homeless here in Co. Springs. It was said that only 30% have drug/alcohol issues, but the daily violence among the homeless is a huge concern. non-homeless people towards them and home-less on home-less. I really need to get back to making scarves..even though it's 90degrees right now...the months of cold will be here quickly. I have a contact at a Mission that deals with homeless women with children- when I call him up for a twin mattress with set of sheets I would like to have some scarves in there as well- I'm trying to come up with a nice note to make to pin on them! I know it's not a exact direct way as Vik has done, but this is as direct as I can be unless I drive 10 miles to areas I really don't know about. Where I live you don't see any homeless- which I know there must be people that are on the edge of it and not exactly living under bridges. Of course, that is why I directly sponser kids in our school district for Santa's Toy Express in December and we take them shopping for gifts for their immed. family.

Berê sempre Berê!! said...

Congratulations on the attitude of helping people in need of much affection than ten chance of a lifetime melhor.God provides resources to help those who can extend a hand.
I am Brazilian, beautiful your knitting.
Berenice

Anders said...

It is very nice of you to knitting for the homeless and helping the homeless..

Have a nice day!
Anders Branderud
(I reccomend this website: www.netzarim.co.il)

lifendream said...

Glad to hear that you could do your bit.Its always a welcome sunshine when you see humane-ness!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Your Student is really a nice person !! Just at the age of 17 he understand this much !! Great

Aayushi Mehta said...

This is a wonderful Blog, please keep up the good work.

this post, especially, made me stop and think too...about how there are so many people we can reach out to, and who need it so much...we would just have to do tiny things, and their life could change majorly!

A Fistful Of Moonbeams™ said...

I love the 'soul' in this blog...

flutietootie said...

Wow how beautiful is it to see someone so involved in helping the unfortunate. As much as I and other people around me donate money to various charities, it never seems to be enough.