Daughter Sa-Rah Wins EBS Trip to the Ozarks!
This past Saturday (July 20, 2013), my daughter Sa-Rah (황사라) competed in a quiz show on Korea's Educational Broadcasting System (EBS) -- the EBS Janghak Quiz (장학퀴즈) -- and she won a trip to my hometown of Salem, Arkansas! She can even take two family members along! I'm staying behind in Seoul because I have too much work to do, but my wife and son will tag along.
Moreover, the quiz show was recorded -- as will be the Salem-in-the-Ozarks trip -- for an EBS broadcast later this year!
I had no idea of the potential award and hadn't paid much attention to the upcoming competition, but I did notice her last-minute preparations on Friday evening as she watched video clips of the quiz show, and she was thinking strategically as she observed previous contestants. There was no way to study to know more and answer better, she told me, but there were ways of recognizing patterns in the manner of the questioning, e.g., the easy answer that sounded right was almost always wrong.
She appears to have been correct in her strategy, for she says of her victory, "I was good at guessing the answer."
Such modesty . . .