Pretty Europe Photos

Some of my “prettiest” Europe photos that I took backpacking this summer in a convenient slideshow format

Pretty Europe Slideshow Photos Summer 2009

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Poetry in SF

While I was walking on Pacific St. in San Francisco, I came upon a small alley at the end of Chinatown. Here are some great quotes I would like to share that I took photos of:
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“Poetry is the shadow cast by our streetlight imaginations”

-Lawrence Ferlinghetti
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“Love lights more fires than hate extinguishes.”

-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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“The free exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world.”

-John Steinbeck

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“Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.”

-Maya Angelou

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“Brotherhood in all corners of the world.”

-Chinse Proverb

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“When you drink water, think of its source.”

-Chinese Proverb

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“In the company of best friends, there is never enough wine.”

-Chinese Proverb

Photos from Winter Break 2009

After my 8 hour drive up to Norcal from Socal with Julie, the first thing I noticed was how damn cold it was. I swear there is a 20 degree difference between Norcal and Socal. Wearing a jacket inside the house wasn’t my usual attire, but I suppose I am starting to get used to it.

I know that this blog has been hugely neglected, as school and work usually gets the best of me. At first, I thought about simply dedicating this blog to my more philosophical ideas, but now I am deciding to transform it into an online scrapbook for all of my memories- be they in text or in photos.

Winter quarter certainly looks busy for me: Photography Club, Kyrie, Research work, Sociology Immersion program at a Continuation School, Pedagogy Honors class for the “Sociology of Facebook” class I am going to teach in the Spring, Teaching at St. Agnes. Of course there are other interests that I want to concentrate on: my photography, basketball, working out, and writing. And last of all, doing all this while keeping in close contact with family, friends, and my significant other (Cindy).

I recall my time during the summer when I was able to post to my blog almost everyday. I remember gaining much satisfaction and meaning from contributing to this blog, so I hope that I am able to add content to this blog at least once a day.

Anyways, here are some photos that I have taken so far from the Winter Break in Norcal. Enjoy!

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My Mom and Scarf from Anna
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Present from me to my mom: "For one more day" - thanks Cindy!
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Flannel from Anna to me on my head
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Family portrait
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Aftermath
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My mom and Ok-Hee Ajoomah
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Anna and her presents: sweater from me and makeup bag from Cindy
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Going biking with Anna!
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My game face
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Anna riding along~
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Me giving the thumbs up
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Crab at my Uncle's (made by my mom)
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AFTERMATH!
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Mom and Sookmoh Eating
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My mom, uncle, and Sookmoh
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Me, my cousin Hyunsoo, and cousin Hyunja
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Hyunja and her dog "Elmo"
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Elmo Posing
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Hyunja and Elmo
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Anna at church in the fog
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Closeup-anna
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Group Photo
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Bigger group photo
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Adorable girl (Yeh-in) and her mom
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Pastor and his family
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Another couple
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Other ladies at church
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Shot while standing on a pew
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EXTREME LOW ANGLE
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Soo-Hwan Hyung and me
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Hyung and my mom

A quote on friendship

I have been reading a great article sent to me from my girlfriend Cindy, titled Faux Friendship. It is a great article which compares the deep and sacred bond of friendship in the past, to the impersonal virtual friendships we have today. This is a quote that I took from the article which originated from the Bloomsbury Group:

“If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.”