The New Year has picked up where the old year left off: more snow. By far, this the most snow at one time in the past three attempts by Mother Nature to blanket Daejeon with the white stuff. I’m guessing around 4-5 inches, maybe more. It’s not going to last. By noon, the sun […]
Of all the Decembers I have been in Korea, December 2012 has been the snowiest and the coldest. It all started back on the night of December 5th when Daejeon had its first major snowfall of the year, followed by another one on the 7th, and most recently on the 28th. I’m a sucker for […]
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!
Went out with a group of my mentees for dinner at the Solpine Restaurant on the Woosong Campus. It was a nice way to end the semester as well as, on a personal level, to celebrate my 22nd year in Korea. It had been snowing on and off all day, and as we were having […]
Before we journeyed to Pusan, my friend and colleague Ken wanted to spend a day or two in Kyongju, the ancient capital of Korea’s Shilla Kingdom (noted for its arts and the spread of Buddhism). Located in the center of town were these small hills, which were actually burial mounds. You see these mounds all […]
Stopping by a Palace on a Snowy Day. Believe it or not, in the 19 years that I have lived in South Korea (as of December 9th) it has only really snowed heavily four or five times in Seoul and Daejeon (where I live now). This was one of those times in March 2004. It […]
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Those snow flurries we had here yesterday actually amounted to something this morning. Well, not exactly a winter wonderland here in Daejeon but it snowed enough over night to sufficiently blanket the city and still remain by midday. And for a few hours this morning it […]
One of my favorite winter photos is this one that I took on a snowy day in March 2004. It had started to snow during the middle of the night and when I went to teach that morning at FLI it was still snowing. As soon as my class was over, I raced back to […]