Wednesday, April 30, 2008

korea has some of the nicest people in the world. being a westerner with blond hair is sometimes challenging as i always stand out. i cannot just blend into the crowd. everyday i meet strangers who say hello to me or come to talk with me just because i look different. they are curious where i am from and why i chose korea as my destination. most of the time it is a pleasant experience and i always try to be nice even if im having bad day. however, i do refuse to speak with men who offer me "a free" lift in their fancy cars.

here are some pictures of nice people that i met one april saturday in hongdae. lovely people.

this post just made me realize that i do not have enough pictures of my korean friends. i have to take more pictures.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I did it. I booked the tickets to go back home.
The Korean adventure ends on August 13th.
I have mixed feelings about it.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

so yesterday was my birthday and the day was really nice even though it started with the visit to ER. i got an ear infection and the previous night i couldn't sleep as it was hurting a lot. i got some antibiotics (it seems like in Korea they give it for anything) and now the ear pain is almost gone.

then it was time for a little celebration. i had quite unsual bday cake which was made of rice and pumpkin. it was very delicious and it looked like this:

(im sorry that the picture is a bit unsharp but everyone was too eager to eat and i wasn't able to take a better shot).
i have also got too many gifts and i really felt spoiled. the celebration ended in jimjilbang.

thank you for remembering me. xoxo.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

happy birthday to my sister. she is simply the best sister in the world.

Friday, April 25, 2008

gangnam at 7:30 am

friday has again suprised me with arriving so fast. in the morning i woke up before 6 because there was first spring thunderstorm. im so happy that hubby is back as otherwise id be scared to death. two days ago i went to stretching classes and they were so intensive that my body was so sore that i got fever. today i feel better and i plan to go to stretching again.

for lunch im having four grain porridge with fresh strawberries. yay!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

it's a rainy day and it actually suits my mood. im sad and angry that i blindly trust in people and in what they say. i guess i could only blame myself and it is myself that i should be disappointed at.

Pitäisi mennä nukkumaan
ulkona satelee...

Friday, April 18, 2008

taken by YoungDoo. she is super talented and lovely person.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

i think it is above 25 degrees outside. the sun is strong and it just feels like summer. korean women are aready hiding under their sun umbrellas.

only 4 months are left in korea. that's very little. right now im focusing on doing things that i always wanted to do in korea but never got a chance to. so last weekend i bought some nice korean music. korean music is too much influenced by pop but you can also find some really good bands. i enjoyed the cds i bought a lot.

yesterday i made a mix cd for a friend of mine and i had loads of fun while making it. let me know if you'd like a mix cd from me too and i will gladly make it for you.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

do you know this feeling, when you go out early in the morning and the city is still calm, not much traffic or people around and it's a bit chilly but you can feel that it is going to be a lovely warm day?

i felt that today.

Monday, April 14, 2008

street art, hongdae, seoul.

i'm tired today

Friday, April 11, 2008

the thing that i love the most in korea is that everyday i discover and learn something new. not only i get to know the culture, places and people but also i get to know myself.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

today i went for a walk to suwon market. i think korea wouldn't be korea without its markets. you can buy there everything. literally.

bags, every shape, size and colour.

enamel shoes are a must in korea right now.

sun hats for ajumma(=old woman). not a single sun beam can go through them.

i like that in korea there are more butiques than chain shops where all the clothes are the same.

funny socks. they are extremely cheap. 1 pair costs 500 Won (=0,30€ or $0.50)

more pictures on my flickr.