[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR]Same-same, teen-teenSeoul desperately needs to get rid of the trashy fluorescent lighting “same-same” pop teen scene everywhere. It must develop an environment that is dignified: adult-urban and non-alcoholic.
In the entire Gangnam area, there is not a single dignified adult social scene at night.
The cafes are all trashy, girlie teen scenes. Behind them, the ugly, sleazy short-time motels line up, and everywhere is the stupid pop music and too-bright florescent light that makes everyone look like a dead fish. Desirable foreign business people steer well clear of our filthy air and undeveloped city. Sad but true.
This is time for a major media public awareness campaign. I suggest the following:
― Good, attractive lighting.
― Attractive awnings, European style sidewalk cafe culture, no plastic.
― No trashy convenience stores; they are too bright and sell about 95 percent junk food.
by B. Ming