Saturday, September 26, 2020

아픔인지 빵인지

During one of those nights out in Jongno 3-ga, my 'playground' in Seoul, a sign with the word 'Pain' brightly lit caught my eyes. I looked in the direction of the sign and my vision was led to a cafe. I was puzzled why would a cafe brand itself as 'Pain'.

The eureka moment came many years later in France when I came across Pain au Chocolat (chocolate bread). Only then I realised, 'pain' is bread in French. The pronunciation of 'pain' in French is also quite similar to Korean '빵' (bread).
In the world we live in, some may only know pain as pain, but to some, pain is just bread and edible.


  1. Just want to leave a simple message here for you. I've been following your blog for years. Reading your newest update makes me happy that you are alright at least.

    This blog always give me sense of tranquility. I love the way you take pictures and the beautiful way of writing things about it or vice versa.

    So, till next update, I hope you'll stay happy and healthy. Best wishes for you.

    Your longtime reader,

    1. I wasn't expecting this seriously. It's like watching a 90s song video on youtube and then reading a comment that says: I'm still watching it in 2020. Thank you for dropping by and leaving behind nice words. The blog's most productive days are over but its lingering warmth may last a long time, who knows. Best wishes to you too.

  2. OMG! I have been following this blog for the longest time. I thought you have stopped posting and yet in 2021, I found two (2) new blogs!

    Keep posting please. I love the photos in your blog.

    1. Yup, I'm still around. Thank you for dropping by.