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Ho Ching’s Korea holiday Facebook posts are veritable poetry

Wah. Poetry.

Jeanette Tan | December 15, 2015 @ 06:29 pm

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Here’s something random we realised on Tuesday: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s wife Ho Ching is quite the poet.

Just look at her Facebook posts from their holiday in South Korea:
1.

Think thrice at yet another famous crab townCrabs on lamp postscrabs for another mealor drink from the fountain

Posted by HO Ching on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Think not twice, but thrice. Such wisdom.

2.

Big bell at yeongdeok fishing village getting ready to welcome the crowdsfor the sunrise ceremony on 1st January

Posted by HO Ching on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Sometimes, a factual poem does the trick.

3.

Shrimps, many full of roe,at Jukbian auction market, ready to move out in pallets

Posted by HO Ching on Monday, 14 December 2015

Poignant, despite perhaps deliberate grammar slip to make an ironic point about the meaning of life (it ain’t about perfection; it’s all about the roe).

4.

Squids are attracted to lights at nightFishing boats fitted with rows of lights go out in the dark of night to catch…

Posted by HO Ching on Monday, 14 December 2015

There is a fascinating rhythm to this otherwise free verse.

5.

Crab season in the farming and fishing seaside town of JukbianThey farm in summer and fish in winterCrab season from December to February – bamboo crab, Korean red crab, king crab and more

Posted by HO Ching on Monday, 14 December 2015

Even a lesson about crabs is poetic.

6.

An old M-113 painted with doves in the camouflageAt the Geumgangsan DMZ lookout pointA sentinel, a reminder and a wish for peace

Posted by HO Ching on Monday, 14 December 2015

We can almost feel the atmosphere surrounding the poignancy of this moment.

7.

PeacefulAshes buried next to a tree. From earth to earth

Posted by HO Ching on Monday, 14 December 2015

Even more so, this.

8.

A very nice introductionto the crab season in KoreaCrab dumplings, crab bibimbap, crab stew, with more to comeSide…

Posted by HO Ching on Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Who knew you could even
Learn how to eat crabs
From a poem?

9.

Making it up to the Eagle’s Peak – yay!Started near the far end of the beach, explored the 100 year old mini golf…

Posted by HO Ching on Monday, 14 December 2015

A whole day in a poem.
It doesn’t get much
better than this.

 

Related article:

10 reasons why PM’s wife Ho Ching is a big fan of Korean dramas

 

Top photo from Ho Ching’s Facebook page.

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About Jeanette Tan

Jeanette takes pride in her ability to sing the complete lyrics to "Hakuna Matata" and a host of other Disney songs. She is also enslaved to Katherine and George, her two cats.

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