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Why the long face?

Life in Technicolor

Life in Technicolor

I used a selective colour processing technique on this photo of a Golden Retriever in a Seoul dog cafe because I was thinking about our societies love for smartphones. Even when things are fairly normal or mundane (black and white) they can always be made to appear colourful to someone else, depending on the way the user shares it with the world.

I see many people with a seperate persona over social networks than in reality. The information they share from their smartphones suggests they are happy and loving live, yet in reality this is not always the case.

I love dogs and thought his would be a good way to try and illustrate it!

Late Night Revelations on Korea Made Over GS25 Sandwiches

Ignorance breeds contempt. It seems obvious (and sounds like something I’ve heard before), yet when you’re away from your “normal” lifestyle, it can be easy to keep thinking in the way you’ve been thinking before entering your new normal. And that alone can help to shift how one thinks, both in this normal and the normal you’ll eventually return to.

Huh? Let me try to explain.

I come from a family of complainers. Whether it was something in society or in an annoying commercial, our gut reactions have always been to complain about it. Because that feels like we’re doing something about it. “I obviously am against this, and will show my disapproval of it to someone else who is against it by bitching about it.” But, that’s where action usually ended.


Strays

Cats: The internet is full of them. So, in a vain attempt to pull more traffic to Monkeyboy Goes, I’ve finally stooped to this….

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Through the course of my monkeying around in Asia, I have come across many a stray cat and dog. Whenever I see one I can’t help but whip the camera out.

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For those with a keen eye, you’ll notice that some of the furry creatures captured here are far from stray…. Whatever, I needed a title.


The dogs and cats at Korean pet shops are always too...





The dogs and cats at Korean pet shops are always too ridiculously cute. They also seem too young to be away from their mothers, but I digress.

Sometimes it can be lonely as a foreigner, and I do see the appeal of having a pet, but I do know that I want all the playtime and none of the responsibilities that come with having one. I still like walking by the pet shops late at night and having a look though.


5 Awesomely Awesome Things

I know I said big things are coming, and they are, they're just a little slower than I had hoped.

In the mean time, I am going to introduce a something new that is a bit smaller than the big things coming down the line.

To make Mondays a bit happier I am introducing a new weekly series of Awesome Things.  Everyone loves awesome things, so I decided to share some things in the world that  I find particularly awesome.

This week is inspired by Japan, the Olympics, and other cool stuff.

Super Eunee

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Happy Friday Everyone…

Just remember; we all have a super hero hidden somewhere within and possess the power to do good.


The Friday Night Flyer

 

Adam caught a most amazing shot of Eunee as she leaped into the protection of her bed after fetching her toy tire.

I think she is half mini Dumbo/ half bat

 



A Puppy’s First Outing

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As Eunee is only 7 weeks old, she hasn’t really left the house. Yesterday she had her 2nd of 7 visits to the Vet to cover all of her vaccinations. (she has to go every 2 weeks)

Today we took her for her first outing on the subway and to the beach. She shivered a little, but being as though she was in my fanny pack (yes I own a fanny pack) she seemed overall relaxed.

After about an hour in the sun, she passed out for the night. She hasn’t really woken up since. All the excitement exhausted her.

It was fun to see everyone eye our cutie.


Shindogs Kennel



 

We are dog lovers who have spent years building our home pack (currently seven dogs), and our Sanctuary (currently about 50 dogs, but over 300 dogs have been part of BAPS).  In all this time we have learned about socializing and caring for dogs of all sizes and temperaments, so the way we're running our kennel comes from all of those experiences, plus research into industry standards, advice from our vet, and tips from other friends that are familiar with kenneling in the west. 


There are dogs in the house I moved into. They are sweet, cute...







There are dogs in the house I moved into. They are sweet, cute dogs that watch my every move in the kitchen and sometimes follow me back to my room. Yes, I miss my cat, but… dogs, people! Dogs!


I love gadgets!

My friend, Jongwon, just got a dog. Its name? Puppy, of course....



My friend, Jongwon, just got a dog. Its name? Puppy, of course. Koreans, you lack creativity, at times! Sigh.


Dog hitchin’ a ride on a scooter. Wooooooooo!



Dog hitchin’ a ride on a scooter. Wooooooooo!


My neighbor has a small dog that barks incessantly at all hours...



My neighbor has a small dog that barks incessantly at all hours of the night. A Korean friend wrote a note for them that I placed on my neighbor’s door.

Rough translation is “Hello. I’m sorry. Your small dog needs to shut up.”

I hope.


By the way, I am still watching my friend’s dog for just a...



By the way, I am still watching my friend’s dog for just a bit longer. She asked me to take him to the groomers, and in a lost in translation moment, he ended up shaved. Ugly as Mr. Burns, oh my goodness. I am not a big fan of small dogs, but he was cute. Now he is shaved. Oops!


The saddest dog I have ever seen is the panda dog at 37 Degrees...





The saddest dog I have ever seen is the panda dog at 37 Degrees in KSU.


This is the dog in my local fish market. Usually I say,...



This is the dog in my local fish market. Usually I say, “Hey puppy!” and he just shoots me a dirty look that says, “Stupid human. I don’t speak English.” I need to learn some Korean appropriate phrases for dogs.


Having a dog for the past week has been such an experience. I...



Having a dog for the past week has been such an experience. I forgot what unconditional love from a pet felt like. Yes, he depends on me for food and walks, but he’s so cute the way that he greets me at the door when I get home.


I have found some cool things in my neighborhood just by walking...









I have found some cool things in my neighborhood just by walking the dog. For example, I live by the fortress site of Jwasuyeong, which has a few historic buildings, a 500 year old tree and a great view of Suyeong.


Dog-sitting for the next 23 days. Sped through lunch with my...



Dog-sitting for the next 23 days. Sped through lunch with my coworkers today, saying, “Sorry, first 24 hours as a Mom!” as I left. He greeted me with kisses at the door. I could get used to this.


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