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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Korea War Memorial - Seoul

Having been exposed to the horrors of destructive conflict not just against other countries during World War II but also against brothers from the other Korea during its internal territorial dispute (which of course, hounds them still to-date), South Korea consciously preaches adherence to peace. To symbolize this cause, it built a War Memorial that displays military armaments, depicts war scenes and honors the souls of those whose lives were lost in the process.

I was just so glad my early morning walk led me to the place.

(a depiction of a Father returning to the arms of a longing son after the war)

(a marker for Filipino soldiers who died in Korea)

16 comments:

TENTAY™ said...

buti ka pa kng san san ka dinadala ng work mo. teka sory pero napansin ko lang, puro patusok nakita ko sa pix. hahahaha. :")

the donG said...

wow! what a beautiful war memorial. ganda nga pagkagawa. amazing koreans! ang nakakatuwa pa ay may mga pinoy sundalo din palang nakipaglaban.

may they be remembered always.

nice post!

carlotta1924 said...

i love the 7th pic. so poignant. and it's amazing na kasama ang philippines sa tumulong nung korean war.

wow nasa korea ka na ulit ha? kung san san ka na napapadala ng work mo =) kimchi ko ha? or better yet, si bae yong joon na lang. :D

Abou said...

mukhang very patriotic sila a

amazing pics

madbong said...

bro, i was in seoul a decade ago for a govt training program but that is place i didn't get a chance to visit.

enrico said...

ayus yung father and son pic a. and it's nice to find something from another place that Filipinos can relate to.

pupunta ka rin ba sa sokor & nokor border?

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

pag pinagmamasdan ko yung picture parang may nakikita akong kapareho ng sakin...he he he

ngayon alam ko na kung bakit ginawang patulis ang mga rocket...gamit kasi itong pang-laban!.pumuputok at sumasabog

BlogusVox said...

I believed those Filipino soldiers in Korea during the Korean War were called "peftok” (Philppine Expeditionary Force To Korea) similar to “philcag" in the Vietnam conflict. Sadly we don’t have a memorial or a statue man lang to honor those brave soldiers who died in foreign lands.

The Islander said...

dami palang pinoy casualties sa korea noh. samantalang mga belgians konti lang. hehe.

galing!

Lawstude said...

what saddens me panyero is that most of the countries affected by WW2 hhave already risen pero tayo sa Pinas parang di pa rin nakakarecover specially manila.

anyways, sarap naman ng work mo pwede ba mag-apply jan? baka kasi masisante na ko eh di naman ako madalas maglibot.

R-yo said...

Tentay: Napansin mo talaga ang patusok ha. Hmm. Psychological ano kaya yun.. harhar

Dong: ang galing nga e. I got there ng early morning kaya lalong maganda yung ambience.

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

I think it's a nice way of reminding their people about their history (and even tourists).

Im just wondering if we have that in Manila... with everything that had happened in our country, I wonder what symbols we cud use?

shoes? (Imelda)

wristbands? (erap)

dwarves? (Gloria)

Rochelle said...

Very cool memorrial. I was in Seoul once, but didn't make it there. I want to go back some time.

R-yo said...

Carlotta: Sori. Di ko na kilala yung mga nasa Koreanovela. :-)

abou: thanks!

ever: hmm. di ko yata alam yang sinasabi mo. hehehe

R-yo said...

Blogusvox: You're right. Thnks for reminding me of this detail in history. And I agree, dapat nga meron tayong memorial for those brave souls.

islaman: ayaw kasi magtago ng pinoys! sumusugod. atatapang na tao!

lawstude: nyero, tara, palit tayo. ako naman muna mag ikot sa pinas. hehehe

Pathbinder said...

It's sad to believe that some of our folks died fighting for the government of the others, but it's also heartening to know that those others are honoring our brothers who sacrificed themselves for them.