Hello from Seoul South Korea

Everything is so expensive in Korea. Broadband at the Grand Hilton Seoul costs KW18,000 per day or KW10,000 per 30 minutes. Food is expensive. Cab fare is expensive. I can see the spending money I brought gushing out from my wallet with each purchase. Frankly, I would rather be somewhere else.

Blogged at Grand Hilton Seoul

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

9 thoughts on “Hello from Seoul South Korea”

  1. The important thing is that you got there safe and sound and in one piece! 🙂
    Type your post offline. Do without photos. Only reply to necessary emails.
    I hope you have a productive time there, Peter! =)

    I had a productive time. Thanks.

  2. Hey Pete, I stay there whenever I’m in Seoul! Go across the main road.There’s 2 places to eat, the one straight ahead which is bigger and one run by 2 ladies on the right about 50m.Food’s reasonable- about 5000~9000 won.The hotel prices are outrageous- about $60/- for an orange juice.
    Or… you could get some instant noodles from the minimart along the same row, about 1500won.
    All the best and chin up!!

    We found a way to get to the shops at the foothill. There was a 7-11 there too!

  3. Well done, my friend. I am very proud of you.

    All because you gave me the opportunity.

  4. hang in there. remember why u wanted to come for this conference and it’ll see you through the rest of your stay in korea. take good care.

    Thanks for the encouraging words.

  5. Sorry Pete,wrong hotel!! The Hilton I stay at is in town.Anyway, hope the presentation went well after all the effort you put in.God Bless.

    It went well. Thanks.

  6. Hi There,

    I have just stumbled upon your blog/website as I am looking for some advice regarding a friend/peer that I work with in a school setting. She uses a wheelchair during work hours and there have been ongoing, long-term issues with her running over other’s feet (students and adults). The two latest incidents happened like this. An adult was standing in the staff room talking and my friend rolled across her toes as she was passing. The second incident was a student who was standing in the lunchroom, and my friend backed up and ran over the student’s foot. In both cases, she blamed the people she ran over for the incidents. It is my thought that if her wheelchair is a part of her body, that she should not be putting her body into other people’s personal space. We have two students in wheelchairs who manage not to run into others. What is your opinion? Also, she asks students (age 10) in her class to push her around the school. She has full use of her arms and upper body so this is not an issue. Some parents have complained about their children doing this, and our co-workers are getting very vocal and frustrated about her actions. I want to help, but am not sure what to do. Could you please advise? I have been looking all over the Web trying to find answers to these types of issues!
    BTW, I hope your travels are going well!

  7. wow, Peter. Now I don’t regret not going. Sometimes the best bit of travelling is going home and being able to chill…..

    The best thing that I gained from my participation was the networking and meeting the experts. And I met Richard. 😀

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