Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A bit of randomness

This post has no point except that it's Korea related and it made me smile. I just saw this article and for some reason I find it ridiculously adorable in a strange way, lol. Bless her heart, I hope she passes. :)

SKorean granny fails driving test 771 times

SEOUL (AFP) – A dogged South Korean grandmother has failed her driving test 771 times, police said Thursday, but a local newspaper reported she will keep trying.

The 68-year-old, identified only by her last name Cha, has taken the test almost every working day since 2005 in the southwestern city of Jeonju. She failed again Monday for the 771st time.

"It was a record-breaking number here," Choi Yong-Cheol, a police sergeant supervising the test in the city's Deokjingu district, told AFP.

"I wonder if she will try it again for a 772nd time."

The Korea Times said Cha will in fact be back for another attempt.

Choi said that Cha cannot pass the preliminary written section of the test, averaging scores of 30-50 whereas the pass mark is 60 out of 100.

Local media said that Cha sells food and household items door to door at apartment complexes, carrying the items in a handcart, but wants to get a car for her business.

Police estimate she has spent almost five million won (3,600 dollars) to take the written test, with each test costing 6,000 won in addition to other expenses.

"I feel sorry every time I see Cha fail. When she passes, I'll make a commemorative tablet myself and give it to her," one officer was quoted as saying.


Nicole said...

Hi, ok this is totally random but have you rented/bought any korean movies? They have the best drama's! If you can get your hand on it, you should watch "A moment to remember" it will definitely make you cry! I don't know the rating, but there is nothing R rated about it (unless maybe there were a swear word or two) but I don't think so. I'm from BBC by the way- sugarandspice

Wendy said...

I absolutely love love looove Korean movies! I'm familiar with a Moment to Remember, but I haven't seen it yet. The lead character is my favorite Korean actress though (Son Ye-Jin), so I don't know why I haven't watched it yet! She fantastic in every movie I've seen her in, so I'm sure she's great in that one. She's the lead actress in The Classic, which is my favorite Korean movie of all time. Thanks for the suggestion, maybe I'll watch it this weekend!

The Beach Life said...

That is funny!