Usually, bad parking in Korea doesn’t annoy me (yes, it does, but I am trying hard to be nicer these days), but when I saw the way the driver of this car parked in front of a fitness club next to my apartment, I couldn’t look the other way.
To be fair, it was Sunday and there was no parking available outside the fitness club, but to park like this, simply defies logic and public decency, not to mention safety.
Not much of a rainy season in Korea this summer. Had some torrential rain for about three days in mid-June. Hasn’t rained much since. Now that August has arrived, we are entering typhoon season. Had some really wicked typhoon seasons in the late 90s. I remembering coming back to Shinch’on from teaching a class at SNU in 1998 and it rained so much traffic in some places in Seoul was at a standstill.
This is a stream/drainage ditch not far from where we lived in Daejeon. This is mild compared to some heavy rain we had here in 2011.
Yesterday in Daejeon it was a balmy 61 degrees; today it was back down to a more seasonal 30 degrees.
It’s been one of the colder winters in Daejeon but not one of the of the coldest I’ve experienced. My first winter here was brutal. I remember hanging up my clothes in the laundry room in my apartment in Chamsil 2-Danji and finding them frozen stiff a few hours later.
And no snow to speak of. There was some accumulation back in December but that was it.
This photo was from 2012 when Daejeon got a lot of snow; the most it has snowed in the nine years that I have lived here.
The first-ever SolBridge Asian Thought Leaders Case Competition got underway on Monday, January 20th, featuring twenty-two students from seven universities (SolBridge included) around Asia.