Sunday, May 24, 2009

Locks of Love

Here, my friends, I present an interesting Korean lock phenomenon. You bring a lock to the namsan tower... you write a message on the lock... you lock it to the fence... you throw away the key... symbolizing your eternal love for one another.

oh yeah, you should bring your lover with you... i guess it would be pointless if you didn't.

I was at this tower about 2 years ago and I don't remember seeing any locks... now there are literally millions.

PS: night photos are fun.
PSS: notice how the benches appear to be especially made for couples... I think it's brilliant... they have the dip in the middle that helps you sit closer together and you can really only fit two people comfortably. You don't have to worry that some pushy old lady will crowd your romantic bench space.

I call this final photo "Locks of Awesome Love Hair Man".

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Photo Shoot and the Bug Garden

This is a quick post of some photos i took recently. They're a bit mixed up... some are from a class field trip and some are from a family photo shoot I did. I left them small because there are so many... but if you want to see it a little bigger simply click on the image.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Back From the Break

So I just spent two weeks in the USA. It was interesting. However, as seems to happen with most vacations... I feel I will now need a vacation from my vacation.

The highlight was seeing family. I got to play with my little sister and talk with my brothers and parents. My grandfather's birthday party was fun and a bit stressful. I was a little overwhelmed.

A few bits of reverse culture shock that I experienced...
-I could understand conversations around me... and I decided that sometimes, it's a good thing to not be able to understand.
-It seemed so empty... I had gotten used to the crowds and large numbers of people in Korea.
-Clothing styles were different.
-Body types were different.
-Going to movies was different.
-I had to remember to give tips.
-The money was different.
-Driving my dad's truck... the roads are so big and not crowded.
-Everything was so beautifully green and wonderful.
-My sleeping schedule was all messed up because of the time change and staying up late reading books or visiting friends.

Well, here are a few pics.

Oh yeah, I'm really excited about a new sport I'm trying out. It's called slack lining. I did my research and purchased the correct gear and even set up a line. Now I'll simply need to find a good place to set it up in Korea.