World Cup sidelines: Passion marked in cartoons
2018-06-28 11:45:00

Defending champions Germany were knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup at the group stage on Jun. 27, following defeat by South Korea, in one of the biggest shocks in the competition’s history.

Ms Jin Eun-song, a big soccer fan, also an import and export specialist at a foreign trade company in South Korea, freed the passion and excitement of the tournament in her cartoons early this morning.

"Being proud of the players who are fighting for honor, I decided to draw a picture for them. Although the match was over, it seems that they are still running on the pitch when I look at these cartoons," Eun-song told JiangsuNow.

Jin Eun-song, 29, has a passion for Chinese culture. “The first time I came to travel in Nanjing in the autumn of 2015, I fell in love with the city. Since then I decided to study in Nanjing.”

Her dream came true in the summer of 2016, when she began to study Chinese at Nanjing University for one year, before returning to South Korea in 2017.

"This learning experience in Nanjing helped me a lot. Now I can communicate with Chinese customers in Mandarin,” Eun-song told JiangsuNow in fluent Chinese.

Jin Eun-song likes drawing since her childhood. At the event “the Fourth Jiangsu Internet Culture Season” held in 2016, her drawings stood out from more than 50,000 works and became one of the 19 pieces that finally won the “Excellent Works Prize”.

In the conversation with JiangsuNow, Jin Eun-song said she hopes China and South Korea can stay upbeat and kick-start in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

"I hope more Jiangsu players can show up in the competition. So definitely I will pick up my brushes, draw my expectations and their wonderful performance." Editor:Dylan