1 (Wed) July 2015
at Sariwon (IFC Mall)
Mission to Korea + Personal Deviation, Day 1.
In Seoul. Arrived this evening. Here to support a parliamentarian forum on global health — a high profile event, the Organization represented in full force by the RD, DPM, DSE, and … me — Thursday and Friday. Going home for the weekend. Back to Manila on Sunday night.
Dinner with DSE, which was both a privilege and a bit unnerving. As Director of Health Security and Emergencies, her insights into the MERS situation were fascinating. But rarely does a technical officer get to dine with a director one on one — in fact, I haven’t even done so with the director of my own division — so I had to stay on my toes the whole time. Anyway, I was grateful for the experience.
The bulgogi was okay, though it didn’t come close to being legendary.