Runway

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pork cutlet 001 seoul state of mind
Garosugil 가로수길 002 seoul state of mind
Garosugil 가로수길 003 seoul state of mind

Well, the new Winter semester has started not long ago, which means the workload is piling up as well as bidding a bitter au revoir to sunny beaches and parasols for the next year. My contract will also be up soon which means I will be switching work environments too! In the upcoming 3 months, I should have more freedom and more time to blog and also expand my photography skills even more….can’t wait! I am however very sad to leave the gremlins students at my schools. As the termination time draws to a near, I cannot help feel the love I never knew I actually had for my students. Well, if destiny allows it, our paths will surely cross in the future…or there is facebook stalking too hehe.

Now pursuing something that I love rather than earning the big bucks, the idea of it is still very foreign…it’s especially weird when your own Asian mother (who has been disciplining me to become a money making fiend) to suddenly say ‘Do what makes you happy’. I know I shouldn’t be complaining, but how can I suddenly change after 21 years of harsh tutelage? Even though I am currently having the courage to pursue that dream…yet that fear of uncertainty still remains…

So much thought…so much stress…how to relieve it all? FOOD of course! A friend and I decided to check out a very popular pork cutlet roll restaurant in GaroSuGil in Sinsa, Seoul. Iki Roll Katsu (이끼 롤까스) has been reviewed many times on Korean blogs and is listed as one of the best pork cutlet restaurants in Seoul. Its striking feature is that rather than looking like a flat pancake, it is a bit like a Californian roll made of deep fried pork with fillings of your choice like cheese, cream, vegetables. Oh and they even have chicken cutlets too!Scrumptious….heavenly….eye-roll worthy…AAARRRRGH.

After the meal, it is always a pleasure to walk around the area as there are lots to see and admire. GaroSuGil is known for its high end cafés, restaurants and vintage shops. It is also what I like to call the ‘runway’ of Seoul, mainly because you would find a horde of fashion photographers waiting on the sidewalk to hunt some hot styles to shoot for their own blogs, and also it is where Koreans get to dress up and do a little catwalk from one end of the street to another….yes, even guys too. Is your style hot…or not? Come here and get scouted! You’ll probably catch me lurking around…though you’ll most likely see me snapping away at a sexy plate of Kimchi rather than someone who clearly wants to get papped by wearing four, layered, ensemble pieces under the hot, and humid weather.

Well, I did shoot one guy (pictured) just to see how I fair with other street fashion photographers out there…

…whatchya think?

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10 Comments on “Runway

  1. Perfect! Had pork cutlet around there when I visited in June! Although I wish I saw this before I went. Thanks for your recommendations! 🙂 And yes totally love the street fashion photos! 🙂

  2. I have been reading your blog for a while now, and I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful website you have built! Through your lens and writing I have fallen in love with Korea all over again. Your photography is amazing! And I also wanted to wish you all the best in pursuing a career and life that makes you happy! It is not always an easy journey, but it is worth it 100%. Keep up the good work!

    And, I love the street fashion shot. I am a huge fan of street fashion in Korea. I could literally people watch all day!

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  5. Do you happen to have the exact address to this restaurant? The Facebook page closed down:( thank you so much!

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