Most of my friends thought I have forgotten totally about having fun. Not yet, not quite yet. My hosts, the Korea National Tourism Organisation and Malaysian Airlines, had taken us to Korea to experience the sparkles of Korea.
Since my last trip in 1998, the country has transformed. Seoul is clean and dynamic. Korean culture, food and entertainment are colourful and splendid.
If you are thinking of taking your loved ones for a holiday, do consider Korea. Never mind the oil subsidy cuts or spiralling cost of living.
We do need to chill out amidst all the bad news in Malaysia.