Arkells Frontman Max Kerman has a Heritage Minutes in Pyeongchang Arkells flew to South Korea for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games to perform for Team Canada. It was my first time in Asia, and I was excited to explore PyeongChang. After our performance at Canada Olympic House, we went out to a karaoke bar with the athletes and sang and danced late into the night. On the way back to the hotel I decided to get some late‑night food at a local restaurant. When it was time to pay the bill, my credit card wasn’t working… and I didn’t have any cash. I also couldn’t speak the language. As much as I tried to let the staff know that I was very sorry and planned to return in the morning, they did not seem impressed.
The following morning I looked at my receipt with the intention of walking back to the restaurant to pay up, but quickly realized that I couldn’t read any of the information. Retracing my steps wasn’t an option because it had been late and dark and I was jet‑lagged. I had no clue where the place was in the light of day.
So I tweeted the receipt and asked for help.
Lucky for me, a Canadian teaching in Korea saw the tweet and offered to help. In the Olympic spirit, he promptly went over to the restaurant himself and paid the bill, and had a picture to prove it. Truly, a Canadian Heritage Minutes moment.
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