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An illustrated journal of life in the Puget Sound region by Times artist Gabriel Campanario.

March 22, 2011 at 8:01 PM

From Victoria BC to Toronto via Seattle light rail

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Sketched 10:15 a.m.
Moon Hyun Woo is spending a year away from his hometown, Seoul, studying English in Canada. I met him on the light rail this morning as I was headed to Beacon Hill.
Moon apologized for his English, but he didn’t need to. At 24, his English was better than mine at that age. After five months in Victoria BC, he said he was going to spend three months in Toronto. What was he doing going to SeaTac I wondered?
“It was cheaper to fly from Seattle,” he said. “It’s my parents’ money.”
By the time he gets to Toronto, Moon would have taken a boat (the Victoria Clipper), a train (the light rail), and three airplanes: He has to connect in Philadelphia and New York before arriving to Toronto.
I think Mr. and Mrs. Moon should be proud.

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