Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

For this week’s challenge, we are supposed to share three shots of the same subject. I took these candid shots between nephew and uncle during the Lunar New Year holidays.

IMG_0379A sweet uncle and nephew moment.

IMG_0380But wait! What’s that?

The unsuspecting uncle gets a little surprise: a nephew’s fart!

Hard to get angry with that face.

If you’re interested in joining this week’s photo challenge, click here.


What the Snow Reveals

When I woke up to the snow on Wednesday morning, I knew I’d have to work quickly to photograph the magical scene. As soon as I stepped out the door I could hear the snow melting. Yeongcheon isn’t dealing with the heaps of snow my friends in Gangwon-do are dealing with. Actually the snow was mostly gone by Wednesday afternoon.

The following pictures are descriptions of what the snow revealed to me.


Samsoon waits patiently as I get the right shot.

the winter journey begins!

The moss woke up for a moment.

On the right, the snow reveals a lone grave. the lone grave

Samsoon is getting bored with my photography. *yawnSamsoon's getting bored


Once again the snow reveals layers you would miss without it.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning from Korea!

For this week’s photo challenge, Good Morning!, let me take you through my Sunday morning.

When I stepped outside this morning, this little guy was at the door.  Mystery solved about the faint knocking sound I heard previously. The knock of a praying mantis is nothing like its grip. ;-)

This morning’s breakfast was a bit more special than usual. Yesterday we went to Gyeongju, and this ancient city is well-known for its famous, Gyeongju Bbang (bread). Each time I go there, I pick some up. Although it’s usually eaten as a snack, in my opinion, it makes for a hearty breakfast. The perfect companion to a strong coffee.

Don’t let them fool you. That isn’t chocolate. They’re filled with sweet red bean paste.

After breakfast, it’s time for my morning meditation: sit for a bit and then journal.

And now, my Sunday is coming to an end. If you’re in the Western hemisphere, your Sunday is just beginning. Have a wonderful Sunday!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Art of Kusama Yayoi

“Polka dots can’t stay alone. When we obliterate nature and our bodies with polka dots we become part of the unity of our environments.”
― Yayoi Kusama

I went inside the Daegu Art Museum tired and unsure. I came out obliterated. This is the art of Kusuma Yayoi.

Posted for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside.


See us?

Here too. Reflections upon reflections.


Me and some polka dots. Time to obliterate.20130914-205159.jpg




Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea – Gwangalli surfers & night lights


Say it with me,

Gwang-  ahhh  –  ly

I love the way it rolls off my tongue.

For my second post for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea I bring you Gwangalli Beach, Busan, South Korea.

Gwangali surfers

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea. – Isak Dinesen (Karen von Blixen-Finecke)




My first post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea (East or Japan?)

Wordless Wednesday: come out of your shell

Today, two friends, Kristina and Simon, posted two very different pictures, at opposite ends of the globe, Japan and Canada, with a title referenced to “coming out of one’s shell”. I’d say that kind of synchronicity deserves a blog post. :)

Thanks to Janaline’s World Journey for leading me to this WordPress hump day tradition!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

Mystery is at the heart of creativity. That, and surprise.

– Julia Cameron

I was focusing on this…

drops on petals


…when I realized this needed my focus instead.

a row of droplets


Join the photo challenge by clicking here, Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh mojito… in Daegu?

Nothing beats the Daegu heat like an ice filled mojito. Perhaps the best (and the only real one worth ordering) in the city. Check out Francesco downtown.

This is my refreshing entry for this week’s photo challenge. I needed this blogging break after three days of 9 to 5 teaching. 14 days to go!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour

On Sunday, I saw my dear friend, Soon-Seon, get married. Her smile radiated throughout the whole event: from the pre-ceremony picture taking, to the buffet hall walk through in her hanbok.

Soon-Seon's day

I remember thinking her smile could be the subject of this week’s photo challenge, but then on the way back home this happened.

Rainbow view from the MugungHwa train
rainbow beyond the lotus fields
if there’s a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, that apartment complex is pretty lucky.
the stormy backdrop makes a wonderful contrast for the sunlit apartment buildings
the golden hour begins on the Yeongcheon tracks
sun setting in the rice fields


This was perhaps one of the best lead ups to a sunset that I’ve ever experienced. There definitely a lot of gold on this day. :)

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