During this time, I’ve convinced them to use Flickr.com and upload things from their travels. They’re not too keen on some people they’ve never met seeing some of the pictures with themselves on, so they’ve been very clever and made them private. It’s something that lots of us are concerned with when we’re on the net… but thanks to the privacy settings on all these online sites you really can be as anonymous as you like. Like a ninja. On the other side they have some fantastic things they have to share… like awesome food and beautiful landscapes from Kyoto to Seoul.
Having spoken to me during this week via MSN very early or late at night, I told them about how I’d been working on a website for the Chelsea pensioners, their site has been starting up a “Buy a Brick campaign”. They then uploaded something I think is a wonderfully similar campaign from just outside of Busan, a city in Korea. The Beomeosa temple which needed help to be restored to its former glory, has tiles which people could leave their personal message on a fter giving their contribution.
My parents paid 10,000 won (the equivalent of £5.00) and signed the tile as you can see in the picture. It just goes to show, that whilst we see all these things going on around us in our own lives… there are other things out there in the world with causes just as similar to our own.