I love to watch young Korean families. The Korean abortion rate is extremely high (some estimate 75% of pregnancies are aborted, despite its not being legal), so when babies are born into the right family situation, they are completely adored. I have never, ever seen a Korean kid have a tantrum or scream at his/her parents.
|This little one got cold, so her dad gave her his t-shirt and her mom continued the game of chase.|
|Nick and I enjoyed watching a man tease delighted children with his carefully piloted kite. This little girl was shy at first, and finally "caught" the kite as the pilot walked it across the sand.|
|More kids got into the fun, with a feisty "Frozen" fan in the lead.|
The big open-air market (Jukdo) never fails to amaze and delight me.
|I love that Koreans value English, even if its annoying nuances get lost in translation.|
Finally, some creatures within a 3-minute walk of our building:
|This lovely thrush must have just smacked a window and broken its neck. It was heart-breakingly soft.|
The thrush, that is, not the window.
|We think these are chestnuts, will prickles that make sewing needles seem dull as yarn.|