This is the second time lapse video from Oh Choong Young that I have felt compelled to share. Yes, it is a bit long, with fabulous nature scene stacked atop one another, but there is some true magic to be felt on Jeju-do… if you’re open to it.
One of the Korean Teachers got married and invited all of her fellow teachers to the wedding last January. That was pretty nice of her considering that we had just met only two months prior and never spoke.
Eating Raw Octopus from glassw4re on Vimeo. A sahn nak jee salad for dinner. The tentacles marinate themselves!
Seorak National Park from glassw4re on Vimeo. A short collection of seamlessly hand-blended videos from Seorak last December. It was a 6-hour bus ride from Gwangju to Sokcho, a Northern port city , and we must have gone through 100 tunnels to get there.
Songgwangsa: Spacious Pine Temple in Jeolla Province from glassw4re on Vimeo. Twenty kilometers to the west of Suncheon is one of Korea’s three most important temples of Zen Buddhism. Tucked away in the peninsula’s Southeast corner, surrounded by forests of bamboo and the low rolling hills of Jogye-San Provincial Park, Continue Reading
Lantern Festival in Seoul 2009 from glassw4re on Vimeo. Minute and 30 second video of a lantern festival along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in center city Seoul, South Korea. Sponsored by the Korean Tourism Association in November of 2009 as part of a promotion for “Visit Korea Year.”
Hell up in Hagwon from glassw4re on Vimeo. Hell up in the Hagwon! A video of Halloween day in the kindergarten classrooms of South Korea. Shot this on my 6 year old point and shoot, so the video quality is pretty crappy at times, but you’ll get the idea.
As the time steadily rises down on my stay here in Korea, I find less and less worth writing about here on the blog. Strange, because there has been a lot going on lately. I’ve been interested in North Korea given the recent headlines, and I watched a bizarre 60 minute movie yesterday called Welcome to North Korea. Peter Tetteroo and Raymond Feddema document their Orwellian like journey through the D.P.R.K. during the mid 2000’s. One particularly striking scene is a long shot of a North Korean official busily directly traffic in Pyongyang. The camera zooms out, and we see that there is no traffic in need of being directed. For anyone at all interested in the current situation with North Korea, the American Media is doing a brilliant job of fanning the flames. Things are fine. No worries. I am worried about things back home though. How much more will the Earth bleed before the ocean dies?