Saturday, August 30, 2008

i had a nice time in helsinki but now im back in joensuu. it's so cold. today it was only 11 degrees and the trees are already turning yellow. i should enjoy this time before the dark days come. i think i will go to pick up mushrooms this weekend. hmm my life in finland is much different than in korea.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

whenever i go to poland i rethink what friendship is. 6 years ago, i left all the friends here and moved to finland. it was really difficult to lose such wonderful people. i didn't know how to keep up long distance friendship and i did some stupid mistakes. however, each time i'm back, i meet my old friends and we have brilliant time together. we talk, laugh and cry... just like nothing has changed. now i know that you can have real friends and you don't need to be in constant contact with them.

above picture presents the district my parents live and i used to live.

Friday, August 22, 2008

spending a few days in poland and eating fresh berries. thinking a lot and perhaps even too much. it feels weird to understand perfectly what people say around you. i think i'd prefer not knowing those conversations.

Monday, August 18, 2008

i wanted to post something about coming back to finland but nah. my thoughts are unorganized and i don't know how to feel right now.

instead i will write a little about pop bands in korea. they're young, pretty, temporary with a couple of english words here and there. last fall there were two bands that made a breakthrough namely wonder girls and big bang.

big bang - 빅뱅 - is 5 cute boys which are 17-20 years old. they like to say that they're hiphop band but i think they don't have much to do with it. the most known song of big bang is called lies.

wonder girls - 원더걸스 - are the female version of big bang but just a little bit younger. they are very pretty and i guess they already have some plastic surgeries behind them. honestly speaking i can't distinguish the girls. to me they all look the same. the most known song is called tell me. all my students knew the dance from the video.

they have a newer song with their new more sexy image called so hot. the new image of wonder girls causes a lot of discussion as the girls should still be in high school...

it's not my kind of music but lies and tell me will always remind of me fall 2007.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

one year in korea is over.
i can't believe this is it.
it is unfair to say goodbye.

Monday, August 4, 2008

hi hello from hong kong. it is almost the end of the trip and i feel so sad about it. i dont want to face the reality. im having great time and i love traveling to the bits. today i bumped into a swedish couple that we met in cambodia. the world is tiny.

tomorrow i will meet my long time lj friend/penpal for the first time in real life. im so excited.