November 30, 2010

청계천을 보고 싶어 (missing cheonggyecheon)

i'll miss this view
art in the city
stepping stones
people on the wall

korean is a fascinating (and sometimes, frustrating) language to learn, because a single word or phrase can have multiple meanings.

the phrase '보고 싶어요' literally means '(i) want to see (something/someone)'
but it also means '(i) miss (something/someone)'

i can't wait to take a walk along cheonggyecheon again. i know it's man-made, but there's still something magical about this stream, that was buried and then revived again. also, the last time i was there, i had the chance to view some lovely art that was being set up (possibly for the hi seoul festival), which was a bonus.

______ 보고 싶어요! (fill in the blank with something or someone you miss!)

have an enjoyable december's eve :)

November 29, 2010

travel: chun cheon (춘천)

a few weeks ago, i headed to chun cheon with a few friends and over the weekend there, we:

ate FANTASTIC dakgalbi.
chun cheon is the birthplace of this dish, so it's no surprise that they serve the best dakgalbi ever!

cycling lane
bridge of love
구곡폭포 (gugok falls)
visited gugok falls.
the viewing area was small and very crowded, but the scenery on the way up was very lovely and made it worthwhile.

maiden statue
wispy clouds
another spot worth visiting is the place along soyang river where a maiden statue stands. the view there is beautiful, with the bridge reflected in the calm green water and layers of mountains in the distance.


random things seen around chun cheon (more photos can be found on my flickr)

there wasn't a great deal to see or do there (as we'd decided to avoid the more touristy areas) but chun cheon has a laid-back small-town feel that's really nice. and because i love food so much, once the dakgalbi there won me over, i was pretty much sold! if you ever get the chance, chun cheon is definitely worth a visit!

November 16, 2010

yellow trees


(그녀 by zitten)

i took this in Chun Cheon, while we were hiking/strolling up to 구곡폭포 (Gugok waterfall). more photos coming soon!

autumn is ending, i can feel it in the crunchiness of the leaves underfoot and in my fingers that start to freeze if i take them out of my pockets for too long. i love autumn but i can't wait for winter and for everything to be covered in snow.

i might be learning to crochet a hat later this afternoon! exciting stuff!

November 10, 2010

seoul, underwater

seoul underwater

at the station

we had so much fog last saturday! it was fascinating.

i also saw some lovely art along the street, near 목동 station. seoul is full of illustrations or cool arty things that pop up unexpectedly in all sorts of places! love it :)

November 3, 2010

something a little different

bird/fish of paradise

i haven't posted any doodles (on flickr) in ages and i'd forgotten how fun it is to draw :)

happy wednesday everyone!
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