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Night Parade at Lotte World

Seoul, South Korea — After Danny’s work, we agreed to meet up at his workplace because he wanted to show me something. Unknowningly, he drove us to Lotte World to watch the night parade. It’s not that I don’t like surprises, don’t get me wrong I really do. Unfortunately, I didn’t bring my camera and visiting Lotte World is a luxury. Although, they offer discounts after 5 in the afternoon and 7 in the evening. So, I had to endure once again my phone camera’s photo resolution.

The night parade starts at 8:30pm and while waiting for it, we strolled around the indoor amusement park.


Makgeolli Day 2014 & Insadong Festival

This time of year is a busy one for the makgeolli and traditional liquor industry, with a number of festivals and events being held all over the country.   The last Thursday of every October is also Makgeolli Day!  This is a day dedicated to celebrating not just the drink itself, but all the hardworking brewers, industry professionals, and the fabulous fans of drinking our favorite brew.


Celebrating 20 Years of Chingusai

On Saturday night in Jongno, queer activists and allies gathered to celebrate the 20th year of Chingusai (Between Friends), a gay men’s group that has played a pivotal role in the gay rights movement in Korea. Their stated goals are to change society's distorted views of homosexuality, protect human rights and educate people on their rights, and promote HIV/AIDS education.

Buddha, please forgive me for the late birthday wishes.


I haven’t been writing since my last post, so excuse me if...



I haven’t been writing since my last post, so excuse me if I’m a bit rusty. Anyway, I only have two classes today, so I took the opportunity to prepare lesson plans for tomorrow and next week. With so much time on my hands today I was able to organize another upcoming basketball tournament in Busan (So stay tuned for that ladies and gents!) and surf the wonderful world of Youtube. After browsing through the site for 10 minutes I happened to stumble across this very interesting video of my neighbors north of the border.


Dublin Pride, June 25 2011

Hanging around in town (Dublin, not Seoul or Suwon) yesterday we stumbled on the Dublin Pride festival. I knew about it but hadn’t registered it until we were on Georges Street.

The biggest thing about the parade, as far as I could see, was the number of participants! It was quite spectacular, at least for me anyway. I have no idea about the number of gays or there rights/problems/social stigmas that are still attached to them. I know that they are definitely more out and about than back in the day, the day being when I was in secondary school or something like that. I found out later that there was around 30,000 people at it – that makes it second to Paddy’s Day in size and importance


Destination: Lotus Lantern Festival (2010) - part 2



As promised, the Lotus Lantern Festival Parade - part one of the festival is here if you missed it. The Lady in Red and I found some seats on an underground market entrance; unless you're in the front row you'll need to be above the standing crowd.



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