Analog Journal: South Korea

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


10 minutes boat ride to Nami Island

Earlier this month, I visited South Korea for a one-week getaway with my mom. It was our first autumn together, and I am still mesmerised every time I imagine the ever-changing colours of the autumn foliage. Besides the magical vibes to it, I’d like to think of autumn as a metaphor for our cycle of life. A down time season to reflect and let go of things, to keep you grounded.

Witnessing the beautiful season with my mother was precious. Although we visited major tourism places during this trip, luckily we both like to avoid most of the crowded areas. I still can recall the moment we arrived in Nami Island, we’d just go to the shore and ended up walking on a bridge near the lake with only a handful of people there. It’s one simple moment that reminded me of how different we are as a person but so much alike when it comes to travel.

I never consider on visiting South Korea. Tracing the path that leads me to once underestimate what this country has to offer made me realized that it happened solely based on the popular culture that was being portrayed through the mass media. Before the trip, all I could think of the country were only K-pop music, K-drama and their plastic surgery culture. Luckily for me, I now have a shared memory of our mother-daughter trip together; both couldn't stand the cold weather yet still manage to find ways for a cold banana milk.


                                                                                   Mount Seorak; cable car view to the hiking point


fresh produce from Jeju island



Mom (2nd from the right) loves to start a conversation with stranger



4 comments:

  1. i admire both your photography and your writings. beautifully crafted.
    btw, itu buah tomat ya yang dari pulau jeju?atau buah apakah itu?

    can't wait to read your next post, hehe..

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    1. Terima kasih Adi untuk supportnya. Itu jeruk, buah khas dari pulau Jeju :)

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  2. Ohh, I'm so happy you got to experience such a nice trip with your mother. It looks so relaxing and lovely, and I think it's great to have some one-on-one time with a parent out of the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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    1. Thank you Louise. Indeed, I learned many new things about her and it brought us closer together than ever. It was a long overdue trip :")

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