Seoul, Part Two: 안녕 Annyeong!

A lot can be said about the fastidious yellow dust that seems to cover the entire city, making everything look foggy and dull.  Nevertheless, if you take time to really see what is in front of you, there is quite a beautiful forest beyond the tree.   

Seoul, Part One: Minimalistic Beauty

I realized how intimidating this most have been for an enemy seeking to attack this place. Just one look around and immediately you get the sense, there are secrets in the city; things hidden, perhaps on purpose…

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One With Nature…Reflecting

I was never one to ask why things happened the way they did, but I often asked myself, “why am I still around?”  “What is the purpose in keeping me alive like this?”  Just honest questions because, well, it just has not been ideal.  Funny thing is that my questions are often met with a deafening silence.  One that for the most part only makes me feel more alienated and ignored.

Delicious South Korea!

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

A Visit to Donghaksa Temple

As we got closer to the tempe, the first thing we came up to was a souvenir shop with several amulets, prayer beads, and many items made with the symbolic owls (supposed to bring good luck), dragons, and other animals.  The entire time you are there, there is an eerie hum and gong sound playing loudly…

God Moments In Daejeon!

I have to say that up to this point on our trip, we had not eaten anything we did not enjoy, and we have not met anyone we didn’t love instantly.

Wearing Hanbok And Feeling Like Royalty

When I looked at myself in the mirror, I felt like I had stepped into the pages of history.  Somehow, I felt like I had survived centuries just like Hanbok has.  I know it sounds silly, but in a way it gave me hope…

Exploring Pohang: Handong University and The Joyful Church

For some reason I kept asking myself, why are we at Handong University? Is there a purpose to our visit here?  I guess I was looking for more than simply networking as a reason for our visit.  That purpose became clear later in  the day…

South Korea: Annyeonghaseyo Chingudeul! (Hello Friends!)

I looked out the window to get a sense of the surroundings and was met with city lights and a calm sea in the distance.  I stood there for a while quietly thanking God for such a gift.  “I can’t believe I am here.” I whispered.