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Every now and then I ride the bike, most often to and from Youn-hee’s house. With weather as hot and humid as Korea has, it’s both a blessing and pure torture to ride the bike. The minute you stop riding (traffic light, random children suddenly running across the street with parents not blinking nor saying a thing about it, etc.), you’re suddenly smacked right in the face with hotness, to which your body tends to respond by turning itself into an instant waterfall generator.

But other than that.. it’s kind of nice ;-).

(Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor AI-S 50mm f/1.2)

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I recently started going to the PC room to play a game with Youn-hee (Left 4 Dead 2, in case you’re wondering). It’s been a few years since I went, and it’s nice to be able to enjoy a game together on a screaming fast computer.

The other night a mom and her child came to the PC room and the child sat down next to us, and he looked so cute, surrounded by teenagers and tweeners playing shooting games, MMORPGs and what-not, eating noodles and chips and drinking sodas. 

It’s an interesting world, at times.

(Nikon D7000 w/ Nikkor AI-S 50mm f/1.2)

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Which, unfortunately, is closing at the end of this month. Talk about delicious sandwiches.

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Another year, another moment.

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On my wedding day I’ll have a divorce lawyer on the ready, making threatening faces towards Younhee to remind her to smile. It’ll be wonderful.

Happy Birthday To Me.

My colleagues gave Don and myself a birthday lunch, pie and all. Thanks, guys.

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From our walk at Namsan a few weeks ago.

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Nikon D80 w/ Nikkor AI-S 28mm f/2.8.

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As a spur of the moment sort of thing, we ended up at the top of Namsan last Sunday, where we had dinner at The Place and watched the sun go down. Afterwards, I wanted to try to make a cityscape photo of Seoul at night (or evening, technically), even though I wasn’t very well prepared. Without a tripod, and ISO100 film loaded, I used my old D80 as a fancy light meter to figure out the shutter speed required for a —hopefully decent— shot.

I used a fence as a make-belief tripod, tightly holding it down when pressing the shutter button, and holding by breath for the 4 seconds the shutter was opened. The result is not fantastic, but I’m quite pleased still, especially considering it’s my first time making a night-time cityscape photo, digital or analog.

For those interested, this photo was made with my Mamiya 645 1000s and 80mm lens using my increasingly favorite Kodak Ektar 100 film. I believe the aperture was set at 5.6 (or maybe 8), and shutter speed 4 seconds.

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I’ll be back this evening, little ones.

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JuSung got married last Sunday. I wish them both the happiest life they can live. Congratulations, buddy.

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I can’t wait to take a rest.

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It’d look like this.

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