South Korea

DMC

Welcome to the neighborhood! I already did a post on Digital Media City a.k.a. DMC , but I wanted to share it a bit more. Seoul is so great to explore, because when you get off the busy main roads, you enter a calm world that is hard to believe exists. It’s incredibly peaceful deep in the neighborhood – like the eye of a hurricane.

[I wish I could have done a better job focusing in some of these pictures. I blame my bad eye.]

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@ night

Hello stranger! It’s amazing what I can find hidden in my inbox! Treasure!

These night photos are nearly a year old. My friend Scott and I had an epic night running around Seoul– climbing on rooftops, climbing on other prohibited places and developing a roll of film in coffee. We improvised the last bit and the result was pretty awesome.

Sadly, I don’t own the negatives from our experiment-you’ll just have to take my word on it.

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Dwell/ings

I’ve been in Seoul since 2008 (with a few blanks filled in with France, USA, and Canada).

Every time I get away, something brings me back. It’s my home away from home. I feel more comfortable here than anywhere else in the world-despite the language barrier, cultural misunderstandings, and traffic. I’m really not sure why this city feels so right.

Perhaps, it’s that we are both Gemini; moody, too much going on at once, and adaptable. That sounds about right.

I get you, Seoul. And you get me.

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Also, if you feel like listening to a beautiful Korean song, check this song out below.

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Whee!

I feel more giddy than a child waiting for Christmas.

My Destination will reveal the top 10 for the #MyBBB competition in just four days. Wheee!

I’ve managed to watch just about all of the videos and now I’ve been finding myself twiddling my thumbs. I think I forgot what I did in my free time before I got wrapped up in this competition. This has seriously been months of fun.

If you haven’t had a chance to view the videos, check them out here. There are over a thousand entries-which means hours of entertainment. There are several very awesome videos out there, so I’m sure this has not been an easy job for the judges. I can’t even imagine.

And if you haven’t seen my entry yet, you can check it out here.

For my fellow #MyBBB contestants, with just four days left, below are some things to do to keep our minds on other things.

howtowait2Best of luck to us all! My fingers and toes are still crossed (and this is starting to hurt).

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Late Bloomers

Seoul’s spring has been pretty unpredictable, to say the least. I’ve been anticipating the cherry blossoms since I landed in February. While many people around the world have already enjoyed their blossoms, ours are running a tad behind. Perhaps they are just getting extra pretty–like they are going on a hot date.

Just making sure things look good before they make their appearance.

It seems the Seoulites have taken it upon themselves to add some green life to our streets. Thank goodness for potted plants.

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I went to Yeouinaru Station on Monday hoping to avoid the sea of couples, families, tourists and pretty much the rest of the city who all had the same goal-find some cherry blossoms.

Well, there were definitely no crowds. However, there was also a lack of blossoms. I wonder if our moody weather has much to do with this.

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I did manage to find ONE pink tree!
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Spring in Sinnonhyeon

It’s finally warming up here in Seoul. Spring is my absolute favorite time of year. I hit the streets with my camera yesterday with hopes of finding some cherry blossoms, unfortunately, I have to wait just a bit longer. I’m working on being more patient. Instead, I found pops of color. I really love warm colors and appreciate their existence in Seoul.

These are from some back streets of Sinnonhyeon Station.

As the weather gets nicer, I’ll be toting my camera around more often, so be sure to visit soon.
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