Friday, September 21, 2007

Weekend pictures

So, it's Friday, I just got off of work, it's the day before Chusok (the Korean Thanksgiving), and am wearing these nice jeans, a pink shirt (YES, you read right, I was wearing a pink shirt) and the lighting in my room was really good. These pictures just had to be taken. So here are some of them :).

So here I am in this really nice and comfy armchair I salvaged from the garbage that the next door furniture store threw out. It's actual leather and there's absolutely nothing wrong with it.

Can you see how long my hair is?? Can you see the degree of pinkishness I have become to feel comfortable in?? It's not only pink, but it's baby pink. It's really cute actually :P.

That's me being all silly and such.

Oh my, there's someone on the bed. Aw... so peaceful :)

I also got a very artsy inspiration and I stayed up for a few hours and painted the side of this little ugly cupboard. I got some more colours today so I will finish painting the rest of it :).

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Watching myself grow

Four stages of my life, four different countries. A wonderful childhood in Romania, waking up to the world in Canada, realizing my potential in England and becoming emotionally aware in Korea. It is amazing how wonderfully we evolve and even more wonderful to be able to see it and reflect on the experiences and influences of our lives. I am grateful for every experience and every person encountered along the way, whether good or bad, because without them I would not have become the person I am today.

Seoraksan National Park

Ok, so I finally went on another trip with this adventure club. It wasn't as good as the other trips just because the hot springs weren't working and they didn't really inform us of that and the bus ride there and back was torture. Besides that, the scenery was absolutely breath taking. I took some pictures and videos that I'll put up here. Enjoy :).

This is a map of the area and the many trails, rivers and mountains.

I went up the cable cart to the top. Was too lazy to walk all the way up :).

Amazing scenery everywhere.

Found myself a nice rock to pose on :).

It was really windy up there, hence my hair flying everywhere.

I didn't even realize the ocean was just over there. It looks like the world just ends there.

There was a temple with an incredible statue at the base of the mountain.

Wildlife seen in this national park: A squirrel, a praying mantis and a small iguana.

It was night, I was alone, it was cool, I had a beer, I was barefoot, the water was amazing, the sound was mesmerizing, and I was hypnotised. I just stood there for the longest time, couldn't move or look anywhere else.

Hiking path up the mountain along a rocky river.

The classic feet shot :).

One of the many waterfalls in the area.

I had to soak my feet in the water. It was so cold and fresh wow :).

Root labyrinth. The forest was so beautiful and you could still hear some cicadas. Mix all that with the sound of water in the background, and you have a mini paradise.

There were these beautiful bridges all over the place. The contrast of the white rocks, blue sky and brown bridge was stunning.

Found another puddle so naturally I had to soak my feet in that too :D.

On the way back to Seoul at one of the rest stops, there were all these wood carvings. Does it remind you of something or is it just me?