South Korean President Park Geun-hye (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama at a White House meeting on May 7. (Yonhap) If there was a contest for the worst photoshopped photo, the Yonhap News Agency in South Korea would would hands down with this photo. The person President Park is really shaking hands with […]
Winter is my favorite time of the year in Korea; especially when it snows. Having lived in Korea since 1990, I have seen my share of snow in Seoul, Daejeon, and my first winter wonderland at Mt. Sorak in 1991. December was the snowiest month I have experienced in Daejeon as well as Korea all […]
The Lespo Standard. Your all-weather bicycle. And why do we say, “steady as she goes?” Why not, “steady as it goes?” Either way, this gentleman was not about to be dissuaded by snow and ice. Look closely, you’ll also see his cane and an industrial-strength chain to make sure no one steals his Lespo.
It’s been wicked cold in Daejeon for the past three days; the coldest December that I can remember in a long time. Most of the streets in my neighborhood are still sheets of corrugated ice and snow. There won’t be any city department crews sprinkling salt on these streets. Some folks have taken to spreading […]
A photograph is worth a thousand words. And then some. For as long as I have lived in Korea, now starting my 23rd year, I have never seen this much snow in early December. And I’m lovin’ every minute of it!