SolBridge students are burning the oil late at night as they begin their midterms.
Of all the apartments I’ve lived in Korea (eight) the one I am in now ranks near the bottom. Despite one of the more “modern” ones in terms of the interior (though having an electrical outlet next to the shower still begs the question, what was the architect doing in the class the teacher talked about where not to put an electrical outlet?) the outside leaves a lot to be desired. Especially when you get a a good view of a junkyard.
Fortunately, there isn’t a junkyard dog yapping all night.
Where not to install a shower head/electrical outlet
Monday started cold and then it got colder and windier followed by periods of rain. By mid afternoon, the day had turned out to be a glorious blustery day.
A glorious blustery day?
Most of the time in the Korea, especially in cities like Daejeon, the skies are hazy. But after a hard rain or a hard wind, the skies clear up and the views are glorious.
I took this photo from the 5th floor of SolBridge. Although not too clear, you get an idea of what a glorious blustery day looks like.
I love days like this one.
Apples and Oranges for sale in downtown Daejeon.
Yes, you can compare them. The oranges are cheaper
One of the highlights of the 2012 SolBridge Sports Day was a performance by SolBridge’s Salsa Club. Afterwards, the students “jumped for joy” when I informed them that this photo would be the Picture of the Day.
One of my job’s as the school’s web manager and communications director is to take photos of all the events held at school for our website and social networking pages.
About two months ago, Aon, Jeremy Aaron and I were walking down this side street near Daejeon Station when we saw this brick building.
It seemed out of place, architecturally and much older than the surrounding buildings. I’m guessing it was built by the Japanese during the Japanese colonial period and somehow managed to survive the devastation of the Korean War.
It almost looks like it could have been a church at sometime, judging from the buildings behind it and the shape of the windows. One thing is for certain, there is a definite “western style” to the building.
Don’t you just love a good architectural mystery?
I like how it has been camouflaged by surrounding buildings.
Looking out my window this morning and here comes the rain again. Now meteorologists predict the rain is going to continue through Tuesday. In the meantime, Tropical Storm Maeri is on its way to the peninsula.
Today is also the 61st anniversary of the start of the Korean War.
My Korean War novel War Remains is about the opening months of the conflict, specifically the Pusan Perimeter, Kunu-ri, and Hoengsong.
As Springs have come and gone in Korea these past 21 years for me, this one has to be the chilliest and the most blustery. The days are finally starting to warm up, but the mornings are still chilly.
I snapped these two pics outside our apartment in Jayang-dong. Woosong University is in the distance.