A new Korean idol (Saigon)

If you were near Saigon airport last night, you may have heard two sets of teenage screams. The second one - the louder one and the longer one, was for a Korean pop band. Let me unravel the mystery of the first. As I came down the escalator after immigration, I saw the viewing area of the airport packed with hundreds of teenagers. One look at them and you could tell they were there in anticipation of some K-Pop band’s arrival. It was a party atmosphere. I thought it would be good to let them warm up a little. So I waved at them and did my best celebrity impersonation. Blowing kisses and all. The kids happily reciprocated screaming and waving the flags and banners. I was half tempted to do some K-pop dance moves, but that might have been too much for the stern airport security. You can travel half the world, but there is no point if you can’t amuse some kids.