Today, after service ended, a missionary who traveled all over the world came and gave a lecture.
This missionary who had gone to many countries Started to talked about how Hallyu was creating a big stir
and how because of it, the overall image/perception of Koreans in the eyes of foreigners has gotten extremely positive.
While he was talking about Hallyu, the missionary said, “Not that long ago, President Lee Myung Bak went to Turkey for a visit, right? Do you know who went along with him?” the missionary questioned.
Right at that moment I couldn’t see anything
I couldn’t even hear anything…
My legs and my head wouldn’t obey me
It was like the air was simply rising up and traversing above me
Also my voice was betraying me
With one final force I hurled one word
The missionary who was startled when he heard my voice, smiled and said
“Correct! It was in fact Hero Jaejoong, the famous singer, who went along.
While President Lee Myung Bak was attending for diplomatic reasons, Hero Jaejoong was in Turkey for a fan-meeting. Girls in Turkey were like those in our country (Korea),
There was no significant weeping and wailing. [T/N Really?? In Korea there’s no significant crying?? ㄱㄱ]
Probably because at the fan-meeting site there was no audio-video, so when watching, it looked as if everyone had come to some sort of assembly, received a blessing and cried.
After Jaejoong received an invitation to the President’s Banquet dinner as well, it significantly raised the status of Koreans
After saying that, he continued saying that
Like Hero Jaejoong other talented singers that lead Hallyu
Not only in Turkey but all over the world
Have made the positive image of Koreans go up