Reasons Why Monday Isn’t Going to be Bad

It's currently Sunday night a bit later than I should be awake given that I need to be up bright and early tomorrow morning. Mondays are not my easiest days. I have two of my most difficult classes on top of the fact that no one wants to do much thinking at all on Monday's,…

봉은사 Temple in the Spring

  I visited 봉은사 last time I was in Korea. (If you want to read about that trip you can click here.) But being here in the spring time was completely different. Right now there are lanterns up for, I believe, Buddha's birthday. And the combination of the cherry blossoms and the lanterns and the beautiful old…

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival

영등포 여의도 봄꽃축제   Showing up somewhere on basically a whim can go pretty much one of two ways. It can either end up being amazing, or it’s a total bust. Luckily for me my weekend turned out to be the former.      I decided Friday afternoon to go to Seoul for the weekend…

In Search of Cherry Blossoms

Yesterday I decided that it was high time I dusted off my poor camera who has been waiting patiently to be used since I moved to this city. I realized that I hadn't used it once since I'd been in Korea and so Saturday became, "get some good pictures of this city" day. Which turned into a…

Culture Shock in Korea

(Warning, this is more just a stream of consciousness that found its way out of my brain rather than a cohesive thought.)   In a very bizarre turn of events my culture shock in Korea hasn't been from the food or the language. Most of what has happened, has happened somewhat according to my expectations. I…