The Pursuit of Freedom and Independence – Meet Yu Gwan Sun a Heroine and Martyr

Yu Gwan Sun (1902-1920) was a heroine of Korea's Independence movement using non-violent means to protest against the Japanese occupation. She was imprisoned after taking part in the March 1st Independence Movement and was a true inspiration for the whole nation. She died from her abuse & torture at the young age of 17 years. … Continue reading The Pursuit of Freedom and Independence – Meet Yu Gwan Sun a Heroine and Martyr

The Pursuit of Freedom & Independence – The Righteous Army – Part 2

General Kim Si-Min was a prominent Korean General during the Joseon Dynasty. He is most famous for defeating 300,000 professionally trained Japanese soldiers with an army of just 3,800 "men" comprising of farmers, scolars, monks and women. Thank you to Monk Beobhye (who is a direct descendant of General Kim Si-Min) for his hospitality and … Continue reading The Pursuit of Freedom & Independence – The Righteous Army – Part 2

The Pursuit of Freedom & Independence

On the 1st March 2019, South Korea celebrated the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Movement, a mass demonstration of Korean resistance against Japanese Colonial rule. The Korean flag is full of symbolism and represents the spirit of the nation. The white background of flag means Peace. The red & blue circle in the center … Continue reading The Pursuit of Freedom & Independence

Epic Journey Through China – Part 3

Temple of Heaven Extract from "This Is Your Quest" - Chapter 7 - Page 100: "The idea of building huge temples and monuments was to instill the idea that the rulers were of a different class than the average man. The other way the rulers imposed their authority upon the rest was to make up … Continue reading Epic Journey Through China – Part 3

Epic Journey Through China – Part 2 – The Forbidden City

"Welcome" to the Forbidden City! The Forbidden City was the official residence of 24 Ming & Qin Dynasty Emperors & their entourage with 9,000 rooms built and hosting up to 30 000 people. The name "Forbidden City" describes very plainly the fact that the City was forbidden to the "Common People". No commoner was allowed … Continue reading Epic Journey Through China – Part 2 – The Forbidden City