Journée des Citoyens d’honneur 2018

What kind of city is Seoul to you?
서울은 당신에게 어떤 도시인가요?

Seoul is the the most rapidly evolving city in the world
– Rubio Luna Serjio Alejandro 2017 서울 명예시민

Seoul has a good infrastructure
And most importantly, people try hard
i was born in Bogota, the capital city of Columbia
i wish my city could learn a lot from Seoul

– Sisyer Maria Bertilde 2011 서울 명예시민
I first came to Korea 54 years ago
I wanted to help kids in this dark, busy country
I wanted to give them light and be friends
Korean people live very diligently
That is why Korea developed
They didn’t develop easily
That’s why I like them

– Batdelger Bodigal 2017 서울 명예시민
There is a Korean saying that goes,
‘A good horse should go to jeju island, and young people should go to Seoul.’
I think those who are hungry for development
should come to Seoul
Seoul has brought out various parts of my personality

I’m so glad to come to Seoul, a land of opportunity

– Sergio Joao Teiexeria Congo 2016 서울 명예시민
Seoul is a city oof citizens
I went to watch korea vs America games
during the 2002 World Cup
When I saw countless people gathering
in front of the Seoul City Hall
I felt that the citizens of Seoul
had the power of their own

So I think Seoul is a city that citizens make

A city of evoltion

진화의 도시

A city of opportunity
기회의 도시

A city of citizens
시민의 도시

Become a proud honorary citizen of Seoul!
서울의 자랑스러운 명예시민이 되다!

When I became an honorary citizen of Seoul,
I was so glad and thankful
I thought that I shoul work hard
and do volunteer work

I thought that I could donate
to Seoul or Korean sociery

– Elisabeth Chabanol 2016 서울 명예시민
I felt like I became a real citizen of Seoul at that time
I asked myself if I could ever leave Seoul in the future

If you are recognizezd as an honorary citizen of Seoul,
you become a real Korean citizen
I have not changed my passport yet,
but I think I am a Korean citizen at heart

I’m really happy that I have this distinction
among all the foreigners,
amd I was so honored for this favorable assessment

You are a proud honorary citizen of Seoul
Please show your infinite capacity
in this amazing city, Seoul!

Thank you for being a citizen of Seoul
서울 시민이 되어주셔서 감사합니다

We will reward you with a better Seoul
더 나은 서울로 보답하겠습니다.