"The saddest moment of my life was when my son left for America. I begged him not to go, but it was no use. He was my son but also my best friend. He used to tell me everything, but all he tells me now is: ‘Don’t worry, I have a job. I’ll tell you everything when I get back.’ I think he just doesn’t want me to worry about him. Because I heard from his friend that he’s being badly mistreated."
Built in 1965, the historic Dongdaemun Apartments were once called the “Celebrities’ Apartments” because so many celebrities lived there in the 1960s. One of the oldest surviving apartment complexes in Seoul, its got a fantastically gritty vibe, not entirely unlike that of Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions or Kowloon Walled City.
Thanks once again to our KOREA magazine producer for the last-minute modeling.