I remember the moment I was nominated for the special “Social Contribution” Prize awarded by the Hansarang Rural Cultural Foundation.
My response: “Hahaha. I know I won’t win, but it is nice to be nominated.”
Then later I heard that I was a finalist, that’s when I began to take it seriously. Then I was informed that I had won. So last night, it was a great feeling to be on the stage, accepting the award, still not quite believing that I had won.
There have been a few news articles about it:
- Korea Economic Daily 한국경제
- Economic Daily 매일경제
- Future Korea 미래한국
- Naewoe newspaper 내외일보
- Jonnam News 전남인터넷신문
- Joongdo News 중도일보
- Agricultural and Nursing News 농수축산신문
- Time Sisa 시사타임즈
- E-Money News 이머니뉴스
- Newstown 뉴스타운
- Dong-A 동아일보
- Asia Today 아시아 투데이
- Daily Magazine 데일리 매거진
Eunkoo Lee captured my “Did I really win this?” moment.
I was one of the six award winners. It was a great moment.
Then there were several photos of the award winners.
I also took some individual photos. The Hansarang Foundation had a professional photographer snapping away taking photos anytime we stopped to pose for photos.
I took photos with several of the VIPs in attendance. It was a wonderful night, one that I will never forget.
And… several TNKR volunteers, students and fans joined! I was so happy to share this moment with them.
They were cheering so loudly that even the announcer commented on the TNKR table!
And of course, I would not have won it without TNKR co-director Eunkoo Lee!