Sunday, March 8, 2009

An Ordinary Sunday

Truth to tell, I was a bit worried that I would have trouble getting back into the swing of things at school, now that the winter break is over. I spent the first part of the day completing and polishing my lessons for the week, and then spent some time wandering around the neighborhood--the weather was glorious, if a touch chilly.

They have put up the subway signs outside my building, they're still wrapped in plastic--the name of my new stop will be Jeungmi 증미 once Line 9 opens at the beginning of May.

Continuing a string of suicides among popular Korean entertainment figures, Korea Herald reports that Jang Ja-yeon was found dead in her home on Saturday, apparently having hanged herself. She was a supporting character on the ultra-popular Korean TV drama "Boys Before Flowers"--which I haven't watched one single minute of.

Bonus Photograph: This is an astronaut photograph taken from the ISS on Christmas, 2005 of Seoul. Read more at earthobservatory.nasa.gov.

4 comments:

Tanner Brown said...

Is the photo of Korea, or where?

Tuttle said...

Seoul. You can see Hangang running through the middle of it. I added to the post, ta.

A said...

Hey Tuttle, nice blogging :)
So, since I'm falling short of finding an appropriate map, where exactly is Jeungmi Station (located between which two stations)?
Might take a job there. How are you finding the location? I was in Suwon for a year and a half. It's big and modernized well. So, perhaps it might be different to Jeungmi. Cheers.

Tuttle said...

Hello, A.

On line 9, Jeungmi will be between Gayang and Deungchon Stas. I am told the stop is named Jeungmi after the small hill--Jeungmisan--located directly behind my building.

This neighborhood is very nice, even nicer now that the Blue 9 bldg has opened. This area is very modern, plus it has parks and stuff. Fifteen minute walk from the Hangang. Good luck.