Sunday, January 31, 2010

시선을 끌음

Walking the alleys of Samcheongdong can be quite an inspiring experience. The shop owners take great effort to do up their shops and because of that, every shop comes with its own unique character. Here, you have a cafe called "Ice Sand". I am quite curious about the origin of the word "ice sand" though I know it means shaved ice. Anyway, the tricycle which was used to carry the menu board caught my attention. Though a simple decor concept, I have never seen such a presentation anywhere else.

I know herbs are good for health but I don't quite know what they are actually good for. Here is something that was of some help - a herb's timetable. Lavender is good for calming nerves and making you sleep well. Rosemary helps to elevate your mind so that you can remain caffeine free. Camomile aids digestion after a heavy lunch and peppermint gives you energy at the end of a tiring day. Leading a daily life surrounded by herbs sounds refreshing.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


Patio table and parasol at Sejong Center

Parked bicycle at Seoul Olympic Park

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


This is the main administrative building (본관, 本館) of KHU. I managed to get a very nice wide-angle view of it during late summer. Click on the picture to see the high-res (1920 x 1080) picture. I think high-res picture does better justice to the grandness of the building.

작은 브로방스

There used to be a cafe behind Deoksugung that received plenty of warm afternoon sun. "A Little Provence" as it was called, regrettably, is no longer there.

There is a small Provence village 'hidden' somewhere in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. All the buildings are painted in bright and warm colour. I hope this village doesn't fade away.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

그림의 떡







All the "ddeok" above may look delicious but they cannot be eaten. They are fake, just exhibits in the Ddeok Museum located in Jongno.

Saturday, January 02, 2010


It was Friday and the time was almost reaching 1pm, the end of my day lesson and my five-day school week. Megumi had been presenting on her research topic for the past one and half hour leaving no time for the second presenter. At 5 minutes to one, our teacher, listening from the back of the classroom, told Megumi, "마무리하세요." (Please do your conclusion). Megumi wasn't really anywhere near the end yet, but had to end her presentation abruptly. Everyone breathed a sigh of relief. It was the start of weekend and I felt a sense of joy falling upon me suddenly.

With the above story, I shall also make my "마무리" here. I am going to have a long "lunch" and then enjoy my "weekend". If you are interested in knowing what I actually mean, you may want to read my previous posting.

Happy New Year and have a great weekend ^^

Given a chance, life will extend out of any cracks and crevices. The strength of it is inherent in life itself. The day when I let 'loose' my life, I found that I was no longer helpless.

I missed the train home so I thought I just took a picture of the departing train. I have learned that opportunity missed will come again, I just need to wait patiently at the platform.

If you have noticed, I took many pictures at the end of the day because it is the most beautiful moment of the day. Just imagine, if we don't allow a day to end, how are we going to see the beautiful sunset. 있을 때 잘해야지라는 말이 좋다.