In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn; color your hair; watch a third of a hockey game. In nineteen minutes, you can bake scones or get a tooth filled by a dentist; you can fold laundry for a family of five.
In nineteen minutes, you can stop the world; or you can just jump off it.
One a fairy, the other a flawless piece of jade.
If fate doesn’t exist, why would they meet again in this life.
If fate exists, why would they not be able to fulfill their hearts’ desires?
One sighs alone, the other pines in vain
One is but a reflection of the moon in the water, the other a flower in the mirror
How many tears can one shed,
From Autumn to Winter, Spring to Fall.
Got myself the limited edition La Mer Lifting Collection & The Faceshop’s Holiday Love Edition hand cream trio during shopping trips with the boy. I’ve never gone through hand creams this fast.
on the way to Haneul Park with the boy
- Seoul, Nov 2013
Haneul Park with the boy
- Seoul, Nov 2013
Started snowing when I was just 2 subway stops away from school. 1st snow of winter 2013 in Seoul fell on 18 November.
Talk less and grind more. When you get to the point where enough is enough, when you get to the point when it hurts real bad, when you get to the point where you can take it no more, when you get to that point, doors start opening. Opportunities start happening. But what you cannot do is, you cannot quit!
Finished the neck warmer. Bought some dirty strawberry pink yarn from downstairs to knit a winter hat. Gosh, it’s getting soooo cold (down to 2 degrees some days) I wonder where Autumn went. Korean language studies have been speeding up and it’s getting more complicated. If you are wondering, these are some of the worksheets we get. Currently my shelf is down to mainly language books. Threw away all my fiction when I moved here. Also found new eating places in Sinchon. That’s spicy beef soup for w6500 and a new kind of bread from Paris Baguette. It has real whole and chopped chestnuts (my favourite) in it.
~ Nov ‘13, Seoul