Cha Sa-Soon, now 70, a resident of Jeonju, who gained world fame by finally passing the written exam for her driver's license, is again in world news, after being named the new president of Korea's Pyoungchang Olympic Bid committee.
Proud owner of a drivers license, Ms. Cha will be helping Korea promote its bid for Pyeongchang to host the 2018 Olympic games.
The previous president of the committee, Park Yong-sung, after two consecutive Olympic bid failures: to Vancouver in 2010, and to Russia's Sochi in 2014, has found continued failure simply too disheartening, and resigned.
On the other hand, Ms. Cha, whose repeated failures to pass the written drivers' exam, did not dismay her whatsoever, is the perfect candidate to head up Korea's Olympic bid committee.
"Well, after 2018, there's ... 2022, 2026, 2030, 2034..." Ms. Cha explained. There's always more Olympics, you know."
Dokdo Is Ours asked Ms. Cha whether she thought it was useful to continue making expensive bids year after year, to host the Olympics.
"Oh! The Olympics! Those are very nice. I do hope we can have them in Pyeonggchang," she said.
"And if you fail to land the 2018 Olympics, will you change your strategy in your bid for the 2022 Olympics?"
"Change strategy? No, no, no, like when I earned my drivers' license after 950 tries, I learned an important thing in life: just keep doing the same thing, and failing, until you reach success. Our strategies will remain the same. Forever. 950 times, if need be. We'll be a shoo-in for the 5,818 Olympics. I'm sure the the Master Consciousness Zeblon will grant us the 5818 Olympics, in his infinite wisdom."
"And what is the strategy?" Dokdo Is Ours inquired.
Yesterday, the Korean Football Association announced it is considering making her president of the Korea World Cup Hosting Bid Committee, as well.