The Hidden Treasure
Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover and sometimes you can't.
The important thing is that you give every book a fair chance because what's on the outside is not necessarily reflective of what's on the inside.
The same goes for people.
As a young high school student, Hyejin was always second place after exams. There was a good reason for that. Her life motto when it came to school and books was "Not a page more, not a page less."
It wasn't till she got sick and tired of being second, that she finally followed her arch rival's advice.
"See this book? It looks dull and boring and there aren't any pictures. That means most people won't even pick it up. But those who dare to give it a chance will find a world of amazing things inside. The simple minded person won't give it a second look because they don't want to put the work in to understand its hidden treasures. But people like me, we see it as a challenge, to find the gems hidden in between its boring hard covers. It's those gems that give us a new outlook on life and the world."
Now the proud owner of her own book shop, where it's run more like a library than a shop, Hyejin helps others find their own hidden treasures and in the process, she might quite possibly find her very own.
Started: August 10, 2016
Completed: January 2, 2017