30/05/2005

New Hairdo


New Hairdo
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Well finally got back from a great weekend. Quite an odd one too! I took off to Daejon to meet someone I have been chatting to for a while. We drove off to Icheon where the 3rd Ceramic Biennale was being held, which I just had to see.

The drive was long, but I was happy to finally get there and into the exhibition. I was really put off by how many kids there were and how the parents were letting them run wild in a ceramic show; that's like letting a bull into a glass shop!

I finally found Greg Payce's work; a shelf of his vases that use the void space in a rather humorous and intelligent way. The void displayed various figures that was emphasized more so with a video of a camera moving around the pieces to reveal more and more figures right next to the real thing, but, I'm not sure that the audience that was present really got the whole idea???? Anyway he also sent in two rather large pieces that got me wondering... how the hell did he send his stuff to S.Korea from Calgary??? And how much was that???

My friend and I walked around the grounds checking out all of the ceramics that people were selling, some cool stuff but it was rather monotonous to see the same stuff over and over again. I understand tradition, but what about personal identity??? There was one stall that had bright colors; everyone was swooning around the stall in amazement. My friend asked how that's possible... there's so many colors you can do what ever you like, but not so much in Korea!

We had some lunch on the grounds. I really like how well they can set up a restaurant in temporary conditions with great facilities. The food was great we had bo-ri bap (barley type rice with mixed vegetables and hot sauce), dubu kim chi (fresh tofu with kim chi) and Dong Dong-ju (this was a different type than that in Daegu, the color was brown and made from barley and fermented into an alcoholic drink).

My friend dropped me off in Seoul, where I quickly checked into a yogwan (inn) and took a shower. I was quite tired as the sun was hot and it's the first time that I was out most of the day in the sun. Anyway I was hungry and it was only 7pm, so off I went to walk around Insadong looking for something to eat or drink. I called Noah my ex-student. Within the hour we met along with his girlfriend, we went and saw "Star wars" man was I ever confused at the beginning and friggin cold as the air con was on super high!

Sunday I got up early I think cause I actually had sunlight in the room that woke me up, I'm not used to it as my place is so dark as the windows look onto brick walls. I took off and got my hair done, it took a while and wasn't what I quite wanted but I did get a coupon to go again and get what I really want for free. I had sushi for lunch...mmmmm sushi! Then off shopping I went! After walking around like an idiot for a while in search of the lone Mark's and Spencer's I finally found it due to a phone call to my trusty friend Young-joo.

Ooooh Mark's 'n' Sparks how I miss the real thing back in the UK or even in Hong Kong. Anyway I found a few things but the prices, my goodness the prices!!! One top still had the UK price on it at only 25 quid, but the Korean price was 90,000won, which is about US$90, friggin insane! But what is a desperate girl living in the hottest city in Korea to do in the land where my size is difficult to find? So after spending money and realizing that a top and a pair of pants cost more than my sofa!!! I almost cried! But I know that I will be happy when it really gets hot as Canadian clothes are made for the winter!

3 comments:

Mandy said...

Hey darlin', you and your new hair look gorgeous. Gorgeous!!! :) How are you doing lately? How are the decisions coming? xoxox

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon
Your hair cut looks great!! I love it!! I what it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sharon
Your hair cut looks great!! I love it!! I what it!!