[singlepic=1080,250,250,right]My son didn’t attend day care yesterday. They were to go out on a field trip but I also had scheduled his yearly check-up on the same day since early last month. His pediatrician happens to be one of the country’s best and he’s constantly on TV whenever there’s a pediatric health issue. I even saw him on the news at noon yesterday.
We were at the hospital (Samsung Cheil in Chungmuro) 30 minutes before our schedule and my son had a grand time at the playground, which is just right outside the Pediatric Center. When his name was called, I called my son in and waited outside the doctor’s clinic. I didn’t immediately notice the woman in a light blue chiffon dress with the red heels. The nurse then called her “Park Gyung Rim – nim” and that’s when I remember that she’s the famous comedienne who once was the partner of Jo In Sung in “Nonstop 2” that I used to watch more than eight years ago. I now feel closer to Jo In Sung – six degrees of separation! LOL
Park Gyung Rim acknowledged everyone who greeted her, and even those who didn’t (moi!) We came in right after she left. After greeting the doctor, he asked if I noticed the famous comedienne who came before me. I said yes. Then he proceeded to tell me that he also had a famous actor earlier. I asked who but he said that if I didn’t see him then he wouldn’t tell me his name. Arggghhh!!!
Anyway, I saw Park Gyung Rim again at the “Injection Room” when she had her baby vaccinated. I had my camera but I thought it’s inappropriate to take picture of a celebrity in her private time.
Unlike other doctors, Dr. Shin Son Moon would always spend time answering every question that I ask him. I even asked about the H1N1 virus since we’ll be traveling to the United States next month. He said that I shouldn’t panic and to just be careful. He gave quite a lengthy explanation that isn’t really new to me but I really appreciate his time.
Usually, I’d pay only 1,500 won (US$1.10) per consultation with a doctor. Dr. Shin Son Moon is quite expensive since I always have to shell out about 8,500 won (US$7.20) everytime!