Nightscaper

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The sis came to visit Seoul this week! You may have seen me a little overly active these days on twitter or instagram. That’s what family does to me yo. Since she was here I therefore laid aside my job for a bit and became a part time tour guide. I kind of used most of the content from this blog to create my itinerary …SO USEFUL! ~ Maybe I should set up my own ‘Seoul Tour Agency’ based on this blog? I wonder how it will go?

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*yawn* so exhausted…has been a pretty busy week with family round, work, and photoshoots…not to mention 1000+ photos to edit by Monday. You may think it’s dull but me sitting in a coffee shop whilst spending 6 hours editing photos overnight is literally bliss for me. Even better if I sat with the Seoul city nightview in front of me.  The viewpoint from Seoul Namsan Tower never fails to impress me….seriously~

Sakura Express

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And boom, just like that. Like last year, that was how the cherry blossom season infected Korea with its lustrous beauty. Shorts, sunglasses are out, coats away, and couples flocking all over the place making out inappropriately whilst I try to study for the next Korean exam. This never usually ever happens but suddenly the impatient young’uns seemed to be more daring in the public eye~

I usually just bypass it but the other day I saw high/middle schoolers making out whilst holding and huffing and puffing a cigarette. I applaud them for their skills in multi-tasking, but I wouldn’t want to be making out with someone who smells and taste like ash residue from a cremated corpse. Ewck
Anyways~~~that aside, Spring just seems to cheer everybody up right?! Now that winter is gone it means more opportunities for travel, which means more content for this blog! Woop woop!

The above photos were taken at the amusement park by the Gwangju Art Museum. The ride I was on was um, well…the seatbelt was not stable and the cart kept rocking from side to side. Even though we were going at a snail pace my friend beside me kept squealing “아~~~어떻게!!!??”…Rather than scenes from The Notebook, let’s just say the scenes from the Final Destination movie kept reeling up in my head. Meh…I’m all up for a spring fling horror show~

Organic Fantasy

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Although there are all these wise teachings about fighting heat with heat and cold with cold, I say screw all that and whip out that ice cream under the Sun.  Trust me, the risk in health will be worth it for this. I would especially like to introduce you to this amazing organic dessert café. So original yet traditional, and so yummy. What is so special about this dessert café is that their specialty, rice cake and other recipes are all homemade and organic. So none of those MSG, artificial crap that we usually find in foods these days.
Personal favourites: the pink cactus soft ice cream and green tea bingsoo (all pictured).  They are all make out-able.

Dadam cafe (다담) is quite exclusive to the city of Gwangju with only two branches. One being attached to the Gwangju Art Museum, and the other in central Gwangju, Geumnamro. If anyone finds a branch in Seoul, let me know?

The central city for Korean cuisine just never disappoints~

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Slow City

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I’ve been thinking lately (surprise surprise) about what Seo Myung Suk (founder of Jeju Olle Trails) said in her speech during my stay at Jeju Island. Before the creation of the Olle Trails she wondered why people in Korea (or even in the world) are so one directionally driven into making money, climbing up the ranks, or achieving superb academic grades. So many children nowadays are spending more time indoors in academies rather than enjoying the simple pleasure of their environment. People nowadays are so driven in buying properties in high rise apartments, and then afterwards aim to get an even bigger one and so on.

Are we really put on Earth to save up for a Lambourghini?

That’s why sometimes I envy people who live in slow cities. Whenever I visit Jeju Island, the people seem to take it more easy…do what they love, or earn enough to get by whilst appreciating their social and natural environment. And the fact that they have less stress may be the reason why they look so much younger than their age!

…but most importantly, their grace and kindness…I’m always blown away by it~

BTW There’s a reason why they say ‘money is the root of all evil‘ haha I just wonder if there was no need for money anymore…will all the problems that humanity currently face in Korea all be solved? *AHEM* Suicide…

Anyways would love to know what you guys think too =D

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