So this morning, i left my hotel room with no real plan of where to go, as usual, and as usual ended up getting pretty lost. I was missing Hanoi and the friends i'd made there and Seoul didn't seem that interesting. I had seen a flying squirrel at a pet shop but other than that the day was feeling like a waste. I was about to head back when i spotted this art and design centre. There was some kind of toy exhibition on. Inside there was some cool stuff but nothing amazing. I ended up at a table with a few people gathered round. A guy was sketching in an art book. I flipped through one of the books on the table and thought to myself "Nice stuff, reminds me of Kim JungGi's work". Then i looked again at the guy sketching with the brush pen. "That isn't Kim JungGi is it?".....10 seconds later it clicked..."HOLY F**K KIM JUNG GI IS SKETCHING RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!!!"
I scrambled in my backpack for my iPad to get some pictures. I looked up and he had dissappeared. A few minutes later he walked right past me, smiled and went up to a large canvas. He was doing a live paint today and i'd just stumbled into it!!
Was so great to watch this master work and when he finished he was cool enough to do a quick sketch in my moleskin, turning my unremarkable sketchbook into a priceless relic (at least for me).
All throughout this 3 month trip so many great things have happened without having to make any real plan or effort. Most i'll never be able to put into words but today was a cool example. You can leave your front door, with no plan and let life take care of the rest. If you want an adventure you just have to show up