The Road to Nowhere

I’ve always struggled with ‘faith’. The battle to believe in the heavens is as hard as the one to believe in myself. From believer to cycnic, my thoughts and beliefs often oscillate between blind hope and indifference. And yet, Christmas has always been special for me. It symbolised new beginnings, family, and a reason to be happy. Unlike…

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Hiking Hallasan in Autumn (Yeongsil Trail)

The extensive walks and exploration trails we set on, during the course of our Jeju trip, were in preparation for our Hallasan hike. Blogs and tourism sites warned of possible injuries out of exhaustion, if you aren’t adequately prepared for the hike. And I’m well aware of how (Great Wall of China Hike) injury can crush your morale — during…

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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Another revolution around the sun and and we’re back to where we left off — last year. I’ve never quite understood the difference between the first day of a new year and the last day of the year that went by. Morning doesn’t seem any different, the sun peeks when it feels like, clouds drift…

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Top 5 Sunset Points in North Jeju

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Flashbacks

Sometimes things just don’t work your way. Maybe you got up on the wrong side of the bed, or the sun decided to hide behind a pocket of clouds, or someone was really mean to you.  And that’s how life is. The lows might often outweigh the highs. And, this year has been pretty rough.…

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November Blues

Director, Kim Ki-duk introduced to me to his vision of Korea — through his movies. His take on Korean culture was cynical, contemplative, and probably, a deeply scathing review of popular culture. Even in its beauty, through beautiful cinematography, and despite the lack of grey tones, his work wasn’t always easy to digest. Perhaps, that’s why, he isn’t…

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