Christophe educated me on his flag’s story: it was during the Battle of Lyndanisse in the 13th century when it fell from heaven and the Danish King took it to rally his troops to victory. Then he told of Vikings and fearlessness of exploration. Not one to be outtalked I said, Ferdinand Magellan was out to conquer and prove the earth was round, right? Before completing the voyage we killed him. It’s a historical fact of course but told with the fiery stance of a debater. As if in competition, we bragged and talked and laughed as we walked on the streets of Dongdaemun all the while munching on Korean street food….