In May, my parents came out to visit me. I took them to see the Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. It was a warm May day when we went, the second day they were there. I also took them to a palace in Seoul. For the post on their visit check out this link http://studygurl.blogspot.kr/2012/10/mom-and-dads-visit-may-5-14.html.
|A cat cafe in Hongdae. Cute Scottish Fold.|
|At the Trick Eye Museum in Hongdae. It was a lot of fun and I got some great shots of my parents.|
In the middle of May, Becca, my old coworker, left us and returned home. It was a sad night saying goodbyes. We miss her lots but we just sent her a carepackage!(In November) of Korean goodies. Hope you get it soon Becca!
On May 19th and 20th was the Lotus Lantern Parade and Festival, which was the weekend before Buddha's Birthday. It was a lot of fun seeing all of the lanterns and temples being represented in the parade. I went Saturday to the parade, took around 400 photos, and then went the next day for the Festival. A lot happened at the Parade, lots of dancing, tons of lanterns and flowers given and pictures being taken of us by people in the parade. Bryan was even interviewed! It was awesome!
|a fan I made at the Festival.|
|Mckenna and Suzanne havign som soft serve.|
|Bryan's Interview! |
The last weekend of May I spent in Japan with Todd, my LDR for the past four years!Todd and I stared dating in my junior year of college, his last semester, and we have been together for almost four years. He is now in the Marines and stationed in Japan. I went to visit him since it had almost been a year since we had seen each other and he had just been stationed in Iwakuni. I went to Myajima, an island where a bunch of deer are, as well as Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni. I had such a great visit seeing him. It has been really hard being away from each other, but hopefully it will all be worth it in the end. I only spent four days there, and Japan is such a beautiful country. I hope to visit and see more too.
|Candle for Flame of Eternal Love|
|Todd and I at the Palace near the Kintai Bridge|
|At the top of Myajima.|