[By Byung Hwa Yoo, Seoul, Korea]
After having lunch at Insa-dong, Jongno I go often to McDonald for having a cup of coffee and drawing people or inside scene. Each branch has its own different style in stools or decoration. I found pretty stools with special blue color and wood color. I sketched the first one and went there two times more for the other ones. On second visit I saw a man having his lunch alone. He looked like a foreigner for his characteristic off-white cap and costume and short mustache too. I thought he might be an artist because Insa-dong was the famous traditional cultural street where lots of tourists used to visit. While sketching him I couldn't see straightly not to hinder his lunch. But he addressed to me holding his plate when he went out saying "Are you sketching?" I was surprised to hear his voice. "Yesss! You look so nice and you must be an artist." He smiled and added "You are nicer." He disappeared after saying shortly. Next day I went there for more sketching. Wow...he was there having his lunch in different seat. I could talk with him for a while. He told me that he was very impressed by the sketching scene I was doing and he came back from South American country a year ago. I said why I kept sketching. He wanted to know the USK address and mine too. He promised to visit them. I took a photo of him under his approval. But I didn't ask his permission for posting it. While I was sketching other side he said bye again before he leaving. Sketching gave good moments to share the life stories.