Yo! Monsoon

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Hello Monsoon season, thank you for always ruining my plans and thank you for turning me into a living cocktail for all those hungry mosquitos.

Literally cannot wait for the Fall season again, but can you really believe we’re halfway through 2015 already? As I get older it seems time ticks a hundred times faster. There’s always a lingering feeling of “time is running out” inside of me, but running out for what exactly?

David & Susan Rhim

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Weddings.   Probably the time where we prepare ear plugs to block out interrogation from relatives and duck tape to seal their mouths so they cannot ask those horrid ‘questions’ about marriage.  However not this time round as I was honored to be the official photographer for David and Susan’s beautiful wedding in Jeju Island! Woop woop!

Just by observing the relationship between the couple and their family and friends, it felt like I knew them for a very long time.  As they were so accommodating and welcoming, I couldn’t help but feel like I was a part of their circle…but whenever that happened I constantly had to slap myself back to reality and boot myself to work.  I don’t think I will ever get use to this bittersweet feeling.  Signs of being still an amateur…

Anyhow, David and Susan flown in all the way from Sydney to hold their special day in Jeju and I would like to thank them again for allowing me to be a part of their beautiful story.  The images above are some of my favourite moments of the day.  Enjoy!

Buzzing

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MERS Update!!!!

The update is that there is no update because only the whole world apart from Korea is panicking.  Calm down people.

This past month has been one of the most busiest and exciting months I have ever experienced in Korea.  I am still blown away how this blog and my instagram can enable to work with some amazing individuals.  I feel so blessed everyday and it’s all thanks to your guys!

If you still havn’t read it yet, I have been featured in a couple of publications from Suitcase Magazine, Kalt Blut Magazine,  and the first edition Timeout Seoul.  Check it out if you’re interested!

Anyways time for bed.  My head is still buzzing from the epic weekend with Dior….but more about that later ~ hehe

In the meantime, please enjoy the shots I did of the Boseong Green Tea Plantation for the Korean Tourism Board

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Photo Location: Boseong Green Tea Field

Over Gangnam

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Yes, I’m fine thank you and NO I do not have MERS~

I do admit that the media is going a little overboard with the whole MERS thing.  However since the government did not share publicly which hospitals were infected, the whole country went into panic and lockdown mode.  Well done South Korea.

In light of all this, if you sanitize your hands regularly, wear face masks and avoid crowded places it should really be no problem. It is important to remember that it affects people who have bad health and the elderly the most.  So keep fit, exercise, and stay strong, and you will be invincible….hopefully.  Well…I’m not too sure, i’m not a doctor ^^

This so called ‘pandemic’ however did not stop me from exploring new habitats; hence in collaboration with Roomorama, I decided to escape my crib for the weekend to live the high rise life in the heart of Gangnam.  Here in the Gangnam Duplex Room I stayed to finish the work which piled up over the weeks.  It was really nice to work in a new, spacious environment alongside other high rise corporate offices.   It was especially interesting at night time as I got to experience the full assault of the nightlife in Seoul.  As I worked past midnight I noticed the two different worlds between youths enjoying the time of their lives in the streets and the corporate workers, who stayed in their offices to work overtime….unpaid.  So sad.

Ok enough about my staycation,  I really wanted to notify that Roomorama has offered to give a $50 discount exclusively to my readers on any of their available accommodations around the world!  Just enter the code “SSOM50” and then voila~Roomorama is the largest platform for professionally-managed, short-term vacation rentals worldwide.  Make sure to check it out peepz!

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