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.
I’m not sure what’s going on in this photo via the Chosun Ilbo. Doesn’t look like too many people want to go swimming. Maybe the waves are too high.
Where’s the fun in this just standing on a crowded beach?
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.
On assignment for the Korea Times in 2002, I decided to write a story about Christmas shopping at Namdaemun Market, Seoul’s oldest, traditional market where you can find practically everything including Kimchi Chocolate.
And the taste?
Never tried it.
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