Scene in Seoul: Election day

It was the local election day today and luckily we didn’t have to go to work. I had to stay up late the night before to read all the literature sent to us about the candidates. I asked for my husband’s opinion several times but we never talked about our choices. I choose the people I vote for like I were choosing a life insurance. I have to spend hours searching for life insurance rates that will give me the best value.
My husband and I went to the voting precinct after lunch. It was just about 20 meters from our apartment complex. There was a short line and we had to wait for 15 minutes before we could vote. It was easy even if we had to select candidates for six different posts and two parties for a total of eight votes. I wasn’t able to take pictures inside the voting precinct since I was thinking of the others waiting in line. This is my third time to participate in the elections in South Korea. When we got out, a lady asked me to answer in an exit poll. I gladly obliged and got free gum. šŸ™‚


  1. exercising the right to vote…one of the things democracy gave us…candidates we voted for may have won or lost…but still giving that one vote will always make a difference.
    ms betchay. you may now be a fil-korean but that does not make you less of a filipina nor less of a korean…:)

    1. hi stella! my mayoral candidate lost… but she won in most of the districts in seoul… i’ve been living in Korea for only seven years while i spent more than two decades in the philippines…

  2. oh, sorry to learn about it. how about ms jaz? i hope she made it. though you may only be a few years there, you are very helpful with information you always give.

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