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Tuning Out in Busan

The first half of Christmas Day was spent with Michelle and her amazing family in the Namyangju countryside, and everything was jolly until I came up with the bright idea … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

My Favorite Cafe in Seoul

Roasters 커피 공방 (Coffee Atelier) is my favorite cafe in all of Seoul. Don’t let appearances fool you. While Roasters 커피 공방 seems like a hole-in-the-wall, it’s a very cozy … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Colors of Winter

Abruptly awakened by thunder and lightning that was occurring nearby, I realized it was still a bit too early to get up and ready myself for work. However, after subsequent … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Last Gimpo Thanksgiving and Other Happenings

Autumn’s vibrant colors and serene skies came and gone like a breeze and it was soon Thanksgiving to look forward to. Due to some schedule conflictions among many of my … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Autumn’s Awakening

Ecclesiastes 3: 1 – “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” The blight of autumn has sadly begun as winter’s frigid onslaught … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nine Months

Nine months together. Wow, time surely flies! How wonderful it all has been! With no intention to boast, every three months I make an effort to surprise Michelle with a … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

한글날 합정에소 | Hangeul Day in Hapjeong

지난 수요일 한글날 이었이요. 그리고, 나는 휴일 이었어요. Last Wednesday was Korean-Language Day and I had the day off. 태양이 빛나었어요, 하지만 안 뜨거웠어요. 하늘이 남록색이었고 구름이 없었어요.   훌륭한 날이었어요. … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

삼청동 | Samcheong-dong

여름이 끝났고 가을이 도착 했어요. 나갈 시간에요. Summer ended and fall has arrived. It’s time to be outside. 지난 달에, 미셸와 나는 삼청동에 갈었어요. Last month, Michelle and I went for … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

3 Years

A few weeks ago, Michelle and I walked across one of the many bridges that span the great distance of the Han River through Seoul accompanied with a serene horizon. … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

For the Love of Grapes

A few days ago I arrived to the other school I work for out in the faraway countryside expecting to teach eight subsequent classes back-to-back like I always do, but … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seogwipo Chronicles – Part 3

After an eventful day bouncing from one place to another around Seogwipo City and Jungmun Beach, Michelle and I slept like rocks and woke up the following morning with the … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seogwipo Chronicles – Part 2

There wasn’t any time to lose; well, in fact… there was. The following morning I woke up at 9:00am with the hostel nearly vacated of travelers. The Korean friends I … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Seogwipo Chronicles – Part 1

After my return to Jeju-si and newly visiting Hyeopjae Beach and the northwest coastline amid impeccable climate, I set off to the town of Seogwipo during the second leg of … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Village: River Fishing

Michelle and I had planned to go to Sokcho Beach for the weekend, but when extreme fatigue and an upset stomach impeded her comfortable ability in making the trip, we … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Village

Waking up and then eating a hearty breakfast with Michelle’s family at their home in the outskirts of Namyangju, I caught myself staring out the wall-size kitchen window and enjoying … Continue reading

August 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Return to Jeju-si

I arrived Monday and Korean Independence Day wasn’t until Thursday, but bundles of Korean flags of various sorts were already installed all over Jeju-si (Jeju City). The comparison to Seoul … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

8th Place

I had just finished a multitude of additional project details when a posse of Seoul Milk executives and advertisers, a professional camera team, and some venerable art professors arrived to … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 4 Comments

Love Busan

A look of happiness and determination… A look of curiosity and hope… A look of confidence and valor… A look towards the future… This was the first photo I snapped … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chuncheon Trip

After having a relaxing evening dining out and celebrating our wonderful 6-month anniversary, Michelle and I set off on a quick trip from her home in Namyangju to Chuncheon the … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

2013 Seoul Milk Carton Project: Completion

It’s done. It’s finally done. What a satisfying feeling! I’m in an ethereal state of solace that I wish could last forever on this earth. After several months of collecting, cleaning, preparing, … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 4 Comments

Café Farmer

The weather in South Korea was tranquil and friendly for an evening, providing a much needed break from the lugubrious monsoon rains that had wreaked havoc on my mental and … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

2013 Seoul Milk Carton Project: Progress

Just like last year, this milk carton project has also been a great mix of successes and dilemmas. The successes are that this project is about 60-65% done and it’s … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

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