About 2 weeks ago, our class took a trip to Korean Gardens just across the street. We were to interview the people there and find out about their opinions about Main Street, Flushing. Most people were busy with gardening, some of them watering their plants, others planting, and still others just looking over them. Since most of them did not speak English well, we had trouble interviewing them, but with the help of some students that were able to speak Korean (including myself) we managed to ask them about what they thought of Main St.
"I live on Union St. but I go to Main Street a lot to do daily grocery shopping."
This made me realize that for many people that live around Main St, Main street is an important place for their daily lives. While they may not live on Main St., its diverse shopping area with foods and produces from different parts of the world enable many people to easily find what they are looking for. For example, Korean people might find products made in Korea more easily on Main St than, say, Jamaica.
Another quote that stuck out to me from our Korean Gardens trip what the man we talked to said during the interview.
"I like Main St. because you can find things from many different cultures, and usually you can get them for a good price."
Seeing this quote again, I see how many people go to Main St. to enjoy many cultures that are available there. It opens my eyes because this quote is saying that it is an important way for many to keep up with their own cultural heritage such as music and food. Now keeping this in mind, I'm wondering if you agree with what I feel about this quote as well as about the role of Main St. for a lot of people.
Another quote that surprised me was something he said. This surprised me because I realized how gardening for some people may be an important part of their lives. It really shows that when you are old and have worked hard when you are young, keeping up with stuff like earning money and raising families, you might want to go back to enjoying your hobbies and find omfort in them.