Saturday, November 17, 2007

So Long

Probably you have noticed the lack of my response to comments since this autumn, and actually I've been thinking about stopping daily blog. For the past few months, amusement has turned into a burden and I simply didn't have much time to endeavour so I had to post most of photos right before going to bed. Because of this tiring routine, I haven't managed to properly interact with visitors, which I think is also a very important function of a blog besides posting.

My daily Seoul blog stops here, but another story goes on at my new blog - Cozmopolitan Sunkyoung. So you can continue to see 'what's the craic' in Korea.:)

It's been exactly 5 months since I opened Everyday Seoul. This blog has been a very special experience to me, and I truly appreciate all your visits, comments, interests in Korea. "고맙습니다! (Ko-map-sup-ni-da: Thank you very much in Korean)"

Friday, November 16, 2007


Since last year, we've have new notes with smaller sizes, some different colours and designs. 1,000 won is the smallest, amounting to app. 075 euro cents. In 2009, we will have brand new 50,000 won and 100,000 notes as well.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Season of Reading

It can be said now we are in the early winter but I still want to hold on to the last page of this year's autumn. Besides the season of men (don't know from where this nickname came from), the autumn is also called 'the season of reading' in Korea because the cooled down weather suits well for reading. I'm currently reading 'Status Anxiety' by Alain de Botton, my favourite philosopher and writer and this books gives me a lot of inspirations and comfort. What are you reading these days?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Writing a letter

This is my friend, Heejeong who's writing a card for me. When was the last time you wrote a letter or card? Me, on Monday a birthday card for my Mom. Since e-mail appeared, we almost abandoned our habit of writing an epistle with a pen on paper and, despite email's efficiency, this has made us more thirsty for human touch.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Korean peninsula has its three sides surrounded by the sea and, shortly after getting out of the city centre, you can reach the West Sea (or Yellow Sea). Cold sound from the sea and warm light from the sun... With just a little bit of touch, the nature makes human being modest.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Metro in the Autumn

Seoul Metro runs mostly underground but in some routes it also goes overground. Looking at the green line metro leaving the golden leaves behind and entering the station, I with it were a train to the coloured forest.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Seoul is under construction all the time. I can't help but wonder, no matter how many apartments and houses are built, why there are always so many people who can not own their house. In this capital city of over 10 million of inhabitants, a quarter of the country's total population, this height of apartment is completely normal.