sunday, may 19.

last weekend was quite eventful! despite it being buddha's birthday this three-day weekend, festivities honoring the big man's birthday were actually held last weekend. after a day spent outside playing basketball, a group of friends and i went to the lantern festival.

[on the way to the festival, we stumbled upon this UH-MAHZING orange wall, so i forced some friends to pose for me...]

seoul, may 2013.

seoul, may 2013.

seoul, may 2013.

seoul, may 2013.

seoul, may 2013.

buddhas-birthday-parade

we were handed these lanterns as we stood on the side of the parade! [us girls were really, really excited to get them!]

seoul, may 2013.

seoul, may 2013.

elyse-buddhas-birthday

seoul, may 2013.

seoul, may 2013.

near the end of the parade, jaz, alison, amie, and i hopped in and walked the last stretch.

seoul, may 2013.

girls-buddhas-birthday-parade

seoul, may 2013.

seoul, may 2013.

we ended the night with dinner and drinks.

[here's barry, a new friend, handing me the top of a soju bottle for a soju game]

barry-soju

and finally, alison's lanterns were quite the hit at a bar...

seoul, may 2013.

click here to view all the photos from the buddha's lantern parade. i'll write about last weekend's sunday in the next post... =]