As you can see I went to Hongdae with a good pal of mine last weekend, and we tromped around the area doing all sorts of fun things. One of those items was visiting a board game cafe that we cam upon randomly. At first I was looking for a cafe to eat some patbingsu, but the rain was coming down really hard.
Up this steep hill and along a backstreet near Hongik University lies a little bread making restaurant that you might not know about. It is called Jenny's bread and I was craving their scrumptious sandwiches, which I haven't had in a few years.
Last weekend I met up with an associate from Artpoli, who helped me set up something on the website. Afterwards, we took a little tour of a gallery nearby. It is called, "Gallery Imazoo" and has a showroom on the basement floor and a cafe up top.
I arrived in Busan late at night on Thursday, June 24, 2010. I started work the next morning, and I can happily say that I finished my job a year later. I will be on my way back home on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.
It’s June. Which can only mean one thing, almost a year completed in the ROK! I have six more working days and eleven more days in total until I will have been working and living in Changwon. In many ways the year has flown by. Being in a challenging new job where I learn something new everyday has been an experience in itself. I think the most valuable aspect of my adventure lies in the friends I have made, adapting to a different culture and being able to learn many things about myself that I didn’t know or was too scared to admit to before. I won’t bore you with the details. The people who know me will be able to recognise these things for themselves in how I have changed or through the experiences I have shared with them.
My favorite season is always the opposite of the present one. Cold days make me think I like warm nights in July best, and I wish I still lived in Texas so I could cup fireflies in my hands and watch them glow. I like the inescapable sense of warmth that summer brings and that it doesn’t get dark until children go to bed. But now, even if it were scorching outside, summer would still be my favorite. I fell in love with Busan over the summer.
Literally, the blossoms appeared in Korea and they were seemingly gone overnight. They were gorgeous while they lasted. Happy I got some good photos. Spent a weekend outside of Busan, where we went to Yeongdeok to see the Wind Power Plants and spend the night in the OkGye Valley. Hello, Spring.
I have been getting drunk off sunlight daily, curling up in the shade of trees to stare at the bottom of leaves. And, starting tomorrow, I have four days off of work. (Happy Birthday, Buddha!) Of course, I will get absolutely nothing done in the next several days. Time will evaporate. But it’s good to have time off!
Pictured are photos from a recent hike. We hiked the western area of Mt. Geumjeong. Then, we made Sanseong Makgeolli in Sanseong-Maeul Village.