I decided to move to Korea. It was sort of sudden, and sort of not. Maybe I’ve known for a while and didn’t believe it.
But I’m definitely here.
Got to see the cherry blossoms bloom.
Cherry blossoms (벚꽃) are such a testament to impermanence. So while I’m glad I saw them, I ached until they were gone.
Spirea (첨탑) might be one of my favourite flowers here.
Found a little piece of Canada at Oh! Poutine and it made me so happy.
Buddah’s birthday (석가 탄신일) is coming up and Seoul has turned into lantern city. The temples in Korea are gorgeous this time of year.
Some people put a love lock at Namsan Tower, I made my bff sign ours together. I can’t share where it’s hidden~~~
When Korea begins to bloom in the spring, it’s as if the trees and shrubs finally exhale in one big rush after winter. They come fast.
Plants are also abundant. It is wonderful.
Can you tell that nature brings me so much joy and warmth?
Common Ground is a mall made of shipping containers. I enjoy that even things as run-of-the-mill as malls here have become opportunities for creativity.
Hangang Park has so many art installations. I loved this one making every day into a rainbow.
The Goblin Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장) opens over the weekends only at night with food trucks and music along the Han River!
My absolute favourite place to get bagels and coffee.
Maybe the only place to get actual bagels…especially the everything bagel with scallion cream cheese. 💖
Seoul has changed my heart so deeply. I can’t wait to share more with you.
Be well, friends!