From Langley to PyeongChang: Olympic assignment wrapping up

This is the third dispatch from Langley’s Kevin Kim about his time in South Korea for the Olympics.

Lotte Tower in Seoul is 123 storeys. (Kevin Kim/Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley’s Kevin Kim has seen the heights of his birthplace, South Korea, and soon heads home after being there for the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Kim, a Grade 12 student at Walnut Grove Secondary, was tasked by an international firm that is a major Games sponsor to create a multimedia piece.

He’s been sending back dispatches to the Langley Advance during his time in Korea.

Since arriving Kim has literally warmed up to the trip.

“It was awfully cold on the first day but it got a bit warmer in the next few,” he explained.

His trip ran Feb. 12 to 27 and in addition to the Olympic assignment, he was able to sightsee and visit family who in Korea.

• Read the first installment: From Langley to PyeongChang


South Korea does things in a big way. Kevin Kim stopped by the massive mall complex near the 123 storey Lotte Tower in Seoul. (Kevin Kim/Special to the Langley Advance)

Fans from China wore red and yellow to the various Games venues. (Kevin Kim/Special to the Langley Advance)

Langley’s Kevin Kim found jovial crowds wherever he went at the Games. An outdoor TV screen at Swiss House allowed fans to cheer. (Kevin Kim/Special to the Langley Advance)

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