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Back to the land - in 4-inch heels

I’ve never signed up for weekend gardening near my home, but often think about growing my own organic produce, harvesting huge potatoes and ripe tomatoes, and cooking them for my friends and family.
The owner of the farm I visited turned out to be a former reporter JoongAng Ilbo. When he retired, he decided to become a farmer, working his ancestors’ land.
Will I want to become a farmer some day? “In your high heels?” my sister quips, laughing at me.
As a journalist covering culture, I envy artists who travel, seeking inspiration with each destination.
Chilean sculptor Marco Bustamante came to Korea via France because his French wife accepted a teaching job here. Lee Bok-hyung, director of the Latin American Cultural Center, is especially proud of the young sculptor and his works. Mr. Lee has generously offered Mr. Bustamante space to work at the center since his arrival.
At a reception for Mr. Bustamante’s exhibition, Mr. Lee was a father figure to all South Americans and their guests. He even made sure I met a “soltero” ― a bachelor.


by Ines Cho
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