Sunday, 22 May 2016
Sunday, 15 May 2016
“It is customary to blame secular science and anti-religious philosophy for the eclipse of religion in modern society. It would be more honest to blame religion for its own defeats. Religion declined not because it was refuted, but because it became irrelevant, dull, oppressive, insipid. When faith is completely replaced by creed, worship by discipline, love by habit; when the crisis of today is ignored because of the splendor of the past; when faith becomes an heirloom rather than a living fountain; when religion speaks only in the name of authority rather than with the voice of compassion—its message becomes meaningless.” — Rabbi Abraham Heschel, God In Search of Man
Monday, 28 March 2016
Sunday, 20 March 2016
Friday, 22 January 2016
I went to several dance performances, finally saw Miyavi perform live, and also went to see Star Wars on the biggest screen in the world.
And a family member came to visit me. My brother arrived on Christmas day and visited me for three weeks. Within his first couple of nights in Korea we went to the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, and also to the Light Festival at the Garden of Morning Calm, close by Chuncheon. I also made my brother wait to see Star Wars because I wanted to see Macbeth first, before seeing Star Wars again. Macbeth was great, and seeing Star Wars a second time didn't disappoint.
Sunday, 17 January 2016
“Do not fall in love with people like me.
I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth.
I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible. And when I leave you will finally understand, why storms are named after people.”
― Caitlyn Siehl
Thursday, 7 January 2016
Definite highlight for November was finally seeing Miyavi perform live.
Met up with friends that I haven't seen in ages.
Korea has a traditional custom known as "Sa-eun-hoi" 사은회 that roughly translates as "Teacher's Appreciation Banquet". It is a special dinner hosted by students for their teachers to show their appreciation. Annually around this time of the year the students in my department invite the lecturers to attend "Sa-eun-hoi." They treat us to a lovely buffet meal, share messages of appreciation, and sometimes give us some gifts (or gift vouchers).
The dress code theme for this year's "Sa-eun-hoi" was black & white, hence my outfit. (I bought the silk scarf in China at a silk market during my trip there earlier this year.)
Saturday, 2 January 2016
I finally met a long time Facebook friend in person. We quickly became very good friends. And caught up with some old friends.
Went to the best dessert place in Seoul. (I go there maybe once or twice a year.)
Continued to enjoy great food throughout the month...
Made some art...
And enjoyed the beautiful autumn weather...
The month concluded with a board game night with friends. (I skipped doing the Halloween partying thing.)