Narration: A laid back afternoon. Huh? What are Jae-Hee and Jae-Min watching on TV?
Anchor: Measures to establish a bond market to attract foreign investment will be promptly devised.
Jae-Min: Jae-Hee, what's a bond market?
Jae-Hee: I don't know and I don't care. Can we watch something else? The news is so boring!
Jae-Min: Grandpa, where are you going?
Jae-Min's grandpa: We've run out of fairy dust. I'm going to the market to get some more.
Jae-Min: The magic market? But the magic market is in the Magic World. Are you going back there?
Jae-Min's grandpa: Actually, there is a magic market past gate 4 on the way to the Shareville Market. They sell fairy dust there. Do you guys want to come with me?
Jae-Hee: Not me. It sounds boring.
Jae-Min: I'll come with you, Grandpa.
Narration: What? There's a magic market in the human world? It's Jae-Min's first time there and he sure is busy looking around!
Jae-Min: Wow, this wand is so awesome! Grandpa! Where's the fairy dust?
Jae-Min's grandpa: It's around here somewhere... Oh, there it is.
Narration: So Grandpa wants to get some fairy dust, but where is he going?
Magician 1: Are you looking for the time fairy dust by any chance?
Jae-Min's grandpa: Yes, I ordered it online.
Magician 1: This item's not particularly popular with the other elders, but you seem to use a lot of it.
Jae-Min's grandpa: It may be a little dangerous to use, but we elders can't do without it. Hahaha... And how much do I owe you?
Magician 1: Well, it’s not an item that comes around so often, so it is a little expensive... 150 Rupins.
Jae-Min's grandpa: Hmm... 150 Rupins... That's certainly a hefty price. But I guess I don't have any other choice, since this is the only place around here that has it ...
Jae-Min: Grandpa, I thought this was a magic market?
Jae-Min's grandpa: It is a magic market.
Jae-Min: What? No, it’s not!
Jae-Min's grandpa: Hahaha, this is a market, Jae-Min. It's an invisible market.
Jae-Min: Yeah, well, it doesn't really look like a market to me...
Jae-Min's grandpa: I'll let you know next time I need more fairy dust. Let's go, Jae-Min.
Jae-Min's grandpa: There've imposed more regulations on the use of fairy dust lately, so it's only legal to sell it to elders like me.
Jae-Min: Oh, I see. Hey, Grandpa, where are we going now?
Jae-Min's grandpa: Well, I need to get a broom. And what do you say we get some azalea candy as long as we're here?
Jae-Min: Yeah, that sounds good! I saw Mrs. Harry on the way here as well.
Jae-Min's grandpa: Yes, I heard she came from a neighboring realm not so long ago, she must be here for some shopping. Let's drop by the bank first.
Narration: Grandpa and Jae-Min are on their way to the largest bank in the Magic World, Sharalla Bank. The place is packed with people.
Jae-Min: Grandpa, wait for me!
Jae-Min's grandpa: Hurry, boy.
Jae-Min: Wow! This is way bigger than other banks. And everyone here is a fairy.
Bank Teller: Hi there.
Jae-Min's grandpa: I'm going to exchange more than usual. I have a lot to buy.
Bank Teller: Right, I hear the currency exchange rate in the human world is really volatile.
Jae-Min's grandpa: Yes, everyone in the human world is really concerned.
Bank Teller: It's 100 Rupins for \10,000. So... For your \50,000, here are 500 Rupins.
Jae-Min's grandpa: Thank you.
Jae-Min: Grandpa, how come she changed your money?
Jae-Min's grandpa: We can't use Won here, so she changed my Won into Rupins for me. That's what happens in the foreign exchange market. People exchange foreign currencies.
Jae-Min: Aha! I see. So the foreign exchange market is also an invisible market, like the magic market you showed me before?
Jae-Min's grandpa: That's right! What a smart boy!
Narration: After exchanging money at the bank, Jae-Min and Grandpa buy a broom and some azalea candy, Jae-Min's favorite. Jae-Min still can't get over how fascinating this market is!
Jae-Min: Grandpa, this is such a cool market. So you can buy things here and change money as well?
Jae-Min's grandpa: That's right! You've learned a lot today, haven't you?
Jae-Min: Shares for sale? What's a share, grandpa? Is it a magic tool?
Jae-Min's grandpa: A share is a document verifying that a person who invests in a company is a part owner of that company. Companies sell shares because they need money to get up and running. Let's see... I hear Conjurer Co., Ltd. wasn't doing so well, so now they're trying to get people to buy their shares so they can get better.
Jae-Min: Isn't Conjurer Co., Ltd. that company that makes magic wands and hats?
Jae-Min's grandpa: That's right.
Jae-Min: I get it.
Jae-Min's grandpa: So the place where shares are bought and sold is also called a market. It’s called a stock market, actually.
Jae-Min: Oh, okay. So, is the bond market they were talking about on TV kind of like a stock market?
Jae-Min's grandpa: Yes! A bond is a document issued by a company when it borrows money. It's sort of like a company IOU.
Jae-Min: Oh, right... Jae-Hee didn't seem too interested, though.
Jae-Min's grandpa: Whoops, look at the time. We'd better get going.
Jae-Min: Already? But we haven't finished looking around.
Jae-Min's grandpa: We'll come back some other time.
Jae-Min: Alright, then.
Narration: It's sad they have to go home now. Jae-Min's first trip to the magic market has taught him many things. Did you understand everything Jae-Min learned today?