"My name is Seung Sung-Min son of Seung Young-Soo and Seung Ji-Soo"
"Or was the son of Seung Young-Soo and Seung Ji-Soo not anymore when your like me you don't have parents I feel so out of place here after living in Korea for many years and then being abandoned in America"
"Am I weighing to much on you im sorry"
It's odd. I was happy during graduation in Seoul, and now I'm at a bus stop in Newark, New Jersey talking to a guy with an actual career who probably doesn't comprehend my terrible English.
"From Seoul aint you"
"I was from Gangnam before I was forced down here"
He handed me a bottle of water.
"Here your going to need it the first few years are tough"
I finally realized he was Korean as well, but he appeared older and more accustomed to America, as if he had been here for years.
"Do you have a phone Sung-Min?"
It was very reassuring to have someone I could relate to, and it felt friendly.
He rambled through his bag, pulling out a little phone.
"My name is Yeong-Ho Kang i'll save my contact in the phone"
After about a minute, he finally handed me the phone.
"Don't phone me if you just need something; I'll block you. Only contact me if you're in danger. Text me for anything else, but don't overdo it; I'm only doing this because I pity you okay."
Am I really that pityful? I appreciated the phone, but it made me feel awkward, like I was a beggar.
"Well this talk entertained me thank you for that ill be going"
He stands up and sees the bus slowly stopping to pick him up as he walks on.
I've been at this busstop since I got here in Newark and met some flavorable americans, but this is a homeless hot spot after twelve.
Now that I have my phone, I can access my KakaoPay to see if that works in America. I have around one hundred thousand won left, and if I sell my Stream account, I could get another three hundred thousand no probably seven hundred thousand won, but I'm not sure how that converts to the American dollar.
Well, I should at least book a motel for the night.
"That would be $100"
One hundred dollars? How does that convert into won? should i check it on my phone but i cant really search and understand the english words.
She looks at me and pulls out her phone to look something up.
"1 South Korean won equals 0.00075 United States Dollar"
Won was worth that little?. I showed her my KakaoPay balance, and she retrieved a ticket from under the desk where she was stationed and handed it to me.
"Tonights on me okay?"
She walks me to my room.
"This is your room, Number 102; have a nice stay at our motel."
That was curiously quick and unusual. I need to learn more English. I should never have skipped all my English courses. I used to constantly shrug it off believing I would never see any tourists or travel out of the country, but it turns out I am the tourist and out of the country.
I need to find a way of earning money. I still graduated high school, and I could find a part-time work, but where should I look? What should I do? Should I approach him? No, that is too much; he just gave me his information.
How about the internet.
After explaining to Anon-100, they advised me on what to do.
1- Find a position on job portals and make sure I can rely on myself as a foreman.
2- Consider investing in cryptocurrency and stock markets.
3- Make a lot of contacts.
After keeping up with Anon all night, I put my phone on the charger provided by the motel and went to sleep.
Just out of high school. Seung Sung-Min's parents dismissed and abandoned him, leaving him without even a phone. The notion of being a failure overwhelmed him, so he established his goals: he had to become rich or die trying.