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멈추면 비로소 보이는 것들 – The things you can see only when you slow down

Yesterday late at night, I came back from a short trip to the Southernmost tip of South Korea: 해남 (Haenam) in 절라남도 (Jeollanamdo). Even though I only spent three days … Continue reading

18 September 2017 · Leave a comment

4 Dutchmen in Korea [Part 1]

DAY ONE Early last month, in the sweltering July heat and humidity only the monsoon season can bring, I woke up at 5 on yet another of by now uncountable … Continue reading

12 August 2016 · 8 Comments

What to pack when you’re moving to Korea

I know, I know, this isn’t the first post on the internet about this subject, and it almost certainly won’t be the best. So why do I still write it? … Continue reading

23 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Things just keep getting realer!

Okay guys. I don’t mean to alarm you, but…things are getting pret-ty real all up over here. Firstly, since my last update, I’ve finally received my D-4 Student Visa which … Continue reading

5 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Cocoon’s Grid-It! can solve your first world problems

I honestly didn’t expect much when I ordered the Cocoon Grid-It from a shady Chinese seller on eBay. The real thing costs about €20 (while of course it’s only $14 … Continue reading

16 July 2014 · Leave a comment

The reality of moving abroad

Things are getting pretty real these days, and I find myself struggling with all the possible red tape without even actually running into it yet. Although forums and, surprisingly, the … Continue reading

27 June 2014 · 9 Comments

Seoul Travel Tips

This post is cross-posted on my travel blog: A Dutchman In Korea Websites with travel tips about Seoul, capital of South Korea, are a dime a dozen. The city is … Continue reading

22 January 2014 · 2 Comments

I Brought a Small Part of Korea Back Home

19 March 2013 · Leave a comment

The Truth about Living in a Guesthouse

Even though my adventures in Korea have been over for quite some time now, I’ve decided to keep posting some stuff that I didn’t post while I was there, or … Continue reading

15 March 2012 · Leave a comment

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#가을 인데 왜 #겨울 느낌 밖에 안 나?

It's supposedly #fall in #Korea but...it feels a lot like #winter.

#창덕궁 #Changdeokgung #Palace #서울 #옛날 #전통 #역사 #한국 #Korean #KoreanPalace #Seoul #traditional #history #autumn You know, when it comes to the '#audiophile' #earbuds market, a lot of recommended #headphones are actually from China. The reason is that most Western companies have given up on earbuds in favor of #IEM, so basically it's either cheap no-brand crap or apple #earphones.

Thankfully, some of the Chinese offerings are actually just as great as people's online raving suggests; The #Yuin #PK3 is almost decade old now, but still delivers the best #audio quality I've heard in an earbud for under $50, and the #Edifier #P180 is seriously such a giant step up from your garden variety earbuds at a price of only 12 bucks that I can't understand why they aren't more popular.

The #Auglamour #RX1 was a complete and utter disappointment with tinny #sound I never expected after all the positive talk about it on #Headfi though. Seems like most of the budget from the $22 price went into the packaging, which is admittedly quite pretty.

Of course my main pair of headphones, the #Koss #Portapro - which hasn't changed at all in design since 1984 because they are just THAT good - isn't Chinese but good ol' Murrikan, and I always love taking them out even though they make my head look huge in compassion to their small footprint.

The #JVC #HAFXC51 were tauted as amazing IEMs back when I got them but although they don't sound bad, I just can't get used to having those little pieces of plastic lodged so deeply into my ear canal.. So..thank God for #China, I guess. 
For helping old-fashioned men like me find ways to still comfortably enjoy their #music.

#headphone #review #earphone #earbud #oortelefoon #koptelefoon #muziek #collection #sound #이어폰 #해드폰 The lure of #nature.

#Korea #SouthKorea #Seoul #traditional #wood #ZuidKorea #Namsangol #Hanok #ancient #trees #green #home #서울 #남산골 #한옥 #자연 #전통 #나무 #한국 So glad I finally stopped wondering why I never go to any #concerts in #Korea and just got up and went to one.

@emuartspace was probably the most 'homely' (#gezellig) venue I've ever visited, @bowhang_smacksoft was as impressive as expected, @imhyeonjeong enchanted me with her beautiful voice and the duet of @musicsollee (거꾸로도 #이솔이) and #조현정 made me wish they'd spend more time together.

It might be a bit more work trying to find concerts here, but it's definitely worth it. 
#Korean #Seoul #concert #Koreanindie #acoustic #band #guitar #indie #music #indiemusic #Emu #emuartspace #PantaGarage #콘서트 #서울 #황보령 #임현정 #인디 #인디음악 #어쿠스틱 #에무 #에무팡타개라지 #음악 I once heard a tale of a man
who split himself in two.
The one part never changed at all;
the other grew and grew.

The changeless part was always true,
The growing part was always new,
And I wondered, when the tale was through,
Which part was me, and which was you.

#Korea #SouthKorea #Seoul #traditional #religion #shamanism #grave #gravemarker #stone #statue #Asia #Asian #벅수 #장승 #돌 #표석 #샤머니즘 #한국 #서울 I know I use the phrase #concretejungle to describe #Seoul a lot but..man. 
#Korea #SouthKorea #City #Citylife #Buildings #Apartment #birdseyeview #panorama #Metropolis #서울 #도시 #건물 #파노라마 #도시생활