A few days before Valentine’s Day, 2011, Jason suggested that we go up there and put our lock on the fence. We had been talking about doing it for well over a year, and every time we go up there we think about it. The gift shop has many cute locks to buy and place, so I agreed, hoping to find a cute lock and a great location to secure it to.Seoul Tower is one of the first places we visited when I came out to Seoul in the summer of 2009. Couples go up there and place a lock on the fence as a way to signify their unending, unbreakable love. There are hundreds of thousands of these locks all along the fences surrounding the observation decks of the Seoul Tower.
After a quick stop and lunch in Gangnam, Jason and I ventured via subway and bus to the tower. The bus drops passengers off at the bottom of the steepest hill I’ve ever had to climb, so we were well winded by the time we got to the top. After a few minute’s rest, we were able to get back on our feet.
I told Jason we should first look at and get the lock, but he wanted to find the location to put it first. So, we looked around, and we eventually found ourselves on the upper observation deck. We agreed on a spot.
At this point, I was ready to go and get our lock from the gift shop (and I will add that it was pretty cold, too). However, Jason replies with “how about we use this one?” and he hands me a small copper lock. Attached to the lock? A beautiful, two-tone, diamond encrusted ring. I was speechless.
Then he gets down on one knee, I start crying, and he asked me to be his wife. I said yes.