Yesterday’s photo was forgotten. It’s somewhere on a memory card that was left in my car last night. No harm done, I trust.
Today I returned to Suwon by bus. Here is today’s photo from there – alas no clear and snowy Daegwalyong, only a Munmak supplied latte in the sun.
As a full time teacher of English as a Second Language I come across many ways in which to encourage learners to activate their acquired language. During this summer (2013) I was teaching teenaged Italian students in Ireland, and I found that more so that my past experiences, my students were very active online. I thought of ways in which I could get them to use this interest in a lesson.
Social media outlet (and my most recent app addiction), Instagram, proves this to be true. The mobile application allows users to capture moments and memories with their camera phones and instantly share them with the world with a simple click of a button. Using hashtags as search words and Foursquare maps as locating tools, it's possible to get almost-real-time access to just about any corner of the globe. For those needing a daily fix of Korean eye candy, Instagram is the perfect application.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Fortunately, in our wide world of numerous languages and dialects, these words need not be spoken, or translated for that matter, for the message of a photograph to be conveyed and appreciated.