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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

LOTUS LANTERN FESTIVAL - (연등회 연등축제) April 24th. - May 11th.

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The Lotus Lantern Festival is held every year on April 8th (lunar calendar) in honor of Buddha's Birth. The festival is preceded by hanging of lotus-shaped lanterns across Seoul for several weeks, and officially kicks off with lighting of the Jangeumdang, a large lantern that symbolizes Buddhism and Buddha's Birthday, at the Seoul Plaza. The celebration continues with a wide array of Buddhist programs and activities, before ending with an impressive lantern parade in the heart of Seoul.

Detailed schedule of the progams are HERE

Saturday, April 12, 2014

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Friday, April 11, 2014

SEPARATE HOUSING AVAILABLE WITH KOREAN HALMONI(grandmother) AND HARABOJI (grandfather)!





A house ( a studio) which is fully furnished is available for rent from May, 2014 onward  - good enough for up to 2 persons but preferably for one person in Seoul (between Hannam Subway Station, Line 1 and Itaewon Station, Line:6). in Yongsan -gu. Easily accessible to all major universities due to location and closeness from Hannam Station - line 1 and Itaewon Station - line6.





The house is in the middle of dotted line (exactly where 850m. is written) between the mosque and Bokwang-dong


  • The housing unit/studio  is located inside a hanok (traditional Korean house)  on ground floor.




  • 2 minutes from the bus stop - you can take free transfer to Itaewon(Line.6) subway, Hannam (Line .1)subway or Ichon (line.4)  subway lines by taking a bus from across the house.




  • It is close to all major universities such as Sogang, Yonsei, Ehwa, Hanyang and Kyunghee.




  • It is at a  7-8 minutes - walking distance from Itaewon Subway and Itaewon Mosque. Hannam Station, Line 1 is at a 10 minutes walk.






  • 5 minutes walk from German, Romanian, Iranian, Ukrainian, Lebanese embassies- very safe area.






  • 3 minutes walk to Han River and jogging tracks of Han River.






  • 10 minutes bus( Bus no:421) ride to Gangnam Station






  • Approx. 10 minutes bus  (Bus 421) ride to Namdaemun/Myeongdong and Dongdaemun







  • Airport Limo Bus Service close by.




  • 4 Blue Buses  and 3 Green Buses (6625) available:




  • 400 (Yangjae - Itaewon, Hannam), 




  • 405 (goes to Itaewon ,Hannam, Yongsan Electronic Market, Ichon Station and I-Park Shopping Mall)



  • 421(goes  between  Gangnam, Hannam, Itaewon, Seoul Staltion, Myeong dong,Namdaemun and Dongdaemun)








  • This housing is fully furnished:

    1. Kitchen

    2. Rest Room

    Newly renovated /almost new rest room with new toilet seat, fittings and sink etc.(only 40% homes have a sink in the bathroom).

    3. One Medium-size Bedroom

    It has a single bed with bedding including pillows and comforters/blanket.

    Desk and chair

    Dresser

    4. Storage or Laundry Room (Small)


    MONTHLY RENT/ WOLSAE.

    MONTHLY RENT IS 300$ (USD) OR 300,000 WON WITH MANAGEABLE DEPOSIT MONEY TO BE REFUNDED ON VACATING THE HOUSE.

    UTILITY BILLS NOT INCLUDED

    WIFI/INTERNET IS FREE

    For more information and photos please contact:
    sarahinseoul@gmail.com





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    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Spots of Avengers 2 Shooting: Gangnam Style



    Traffic in Seoul's Gangnam area came to halt due to the filming of the sequel to the Hollywood box office hit "The Avengers", on Sunday.  I saw it first from Gangnam Subway Station exit 7 t and then from exit 10. Huge number of security was there and one scene was shot for about 10 times  and probably more but I left. Intersection  close to Kyobo Tower was full of fans both Korean fans and foreigners.


     I saw the actor Chris Evans talking to the director , right across from exit 10. Photos later.




    For more read here at KNTO site.

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    KOREAN SOUVENIR


    This shop is located at Itaewon Station, 100 meters from exit 4 near the Nike Store in Itaewon, prices are very reasonable and has a good selection of souvenirs.

    TRAFFIC JAM

    BOTTLE NECK

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014

    Junior High School Students inside the Lahore Fort


    These boys from a neighboring school near Lahore Fort helped me go to Jahanir's Maqbara in Shahdara, the year was 2009.

    Very sweet and extremely helpful!

    They told me that they are at a stage in life where they need guidance and that's something there teachers hesitate to talk about! Only one of the boys had a computer and internet facility. I sent this photo to the guy on extreme right but I never heard from him, the email he gave me was his sisters' - which isn't an issue but anyways!

    Thanks you all for extending help and sharing your thoughts and a quick chit, chat!

    There uniform is different from uniforms in Islamabad - what we lack in Pakistan is uniformity. :-)


    Monday, February 10, 2014

    ORANGES AS TRASH IN PAKISTAN

    Winters  are saying goodbye.
    After many years they  were considered harsh this  year.  just like the good old days. Fruits  are plenty  and they are dirt cheap! Rich and poor enjoy them alike, the  image above tells all!

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

    튀김 (Ttuikim) Drizzled with Tteokpoki Sauce (Halal Korean Snacks)


    .....This dish called Ttuikim is very similar to Pakistani dish "Pakoras"  which is a combination of pan-fried vegetables or squid dipped in flour batter as seen in the picture below.It is a halal dish found in every nook and corner of Korea, mostly being sold at the make-shift carts/stalls or by a chain of restaurants called JAWS.

    One Ttukim is 500 won and 5 are enough for one serving costing 2500 won or 2.3USD - just 2$.


    Tuesday, February 4, 2014

    Rock Climbing in Seoul

    This is the grandson of Mr.Kim Jeongho. He has been practicing rock climbing for past 3years and his age is 10 at the moment.

    There are numerous facilties all around Seoul but a free rock climbing modest site is located at Seungmyeon Women's university station across from exit 5.


    Cute korean girls in subway...

    ...high tech and quiet!
    Beauty with brains.

    I'm in a subway at Chungsin University STation.