wednesday, april 13.

this past weekend, i went to the vagina monologues here in seoul.but first, my friend carleigh and i went to her friend alex's house for a mid-day weekend wine celebration.

alex has a really cool place here in seoul.

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[leave it to me to take photos of only inanimate objects around her apartment.]

we then went as a big group [men included!!] to the vagina monologues. half of the dialogue was in english and the other half was in korean. there were western and korean actresses acting at this production.

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the show, as always, was both humorous and depressing. most everyone left teary-eyed.

on sunday, a new teacher friend of mine, rebekah, and i went to hongdae. we enjoyed sushi, ice cream, and artsy folk together.

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[this is one of my favorite hole-in-the-wall second hand vintage shops in hongdae. "everything $10!" they say as you walk in.]

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oh, and of course, we loved "cotton candy dog." this dog sits with his owner, the cotton candy man, while cotton candy man makes sugar on a stick for all the passer-byers.

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on our walk home, rebekah and i stopped to admire the newly placed lanterns honoring buddha's upcoming birthday.

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speaking of buddha, here are some photos i tried taking of my hamsters. [their names are "little buddha" and "big buddha," thanks to my canadian pal, chera.]

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bike riding around the neighborhood:

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and, lastly, one of my favorite photos so far:

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[i am fond of this photo because it is such a typical night seen here in my neighborhood. you are constantly being "ding!"-ed by passing bicycles carrying multiple people, and the colors of this place, eight months later, still draw me in like a bug.]