Friday, September 5, 2008

Shoe Repair in South Korea



You will find throughout South Korea shoe repair shops which resemble tiny one room homes. They come equipped with slippers for you to wear while waiting for your shoes to be repaired or you can drop them off and pick the shoes up another day. I've also noticed that most also offer key making services too.

As we were heading to lunch the other day with Hellena, she stopped suddenly and said that one of the heels of her shoes needed repair so we went to the nearest repair shop.


She needed a new tip put on her heel and this is a shot of her shoe being worked on. It only took a few minutes and cost 2000WON ($2US). I'm sad to say that whenever I had a broken shoe, I would simply toss the shoes. Hellena couldn't believe it and now I will reconsider doing that in the future. I'm not sure where I would find a shoe repair store back home but I will look into it.

Hellena had another crazy ex-boyfriend story. She came home late one night to find him waiting in front of her apartment building. He proceeded to get down on his knees and begged her to take him back. Hellena was so embarrassed as there were people observing the whole thing. He pleaded for an hour until he finally gave up and she could get into the apartment building. He told her he would not do it again but she has had that feeling of being watched when she comes home at night. It's been a few weeks now and she hasn't seen him although he's been texting her. She doesn't reply and she just hopes he will give up. It's ONLY been two months.

2 comments:

CreekHiker said...

Becky, I can't believe that you would just throw a pair of shoes away over a broken heel! You spoiled, spoiled girl!

Becky said...

Actually, I don't think I've owned a pair of heels since the 80's. But living in the land of heels, they are looking more appealing all the time. I would have to learn how to walk in them again. How did your Mom and other relatives make it through the last hurricane?

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