Today the world is as globalized as it could be - - yet we struggle to find meaning in our daily existence.

12 April 2011

Berty Bert's got some Seoul

My good friend, and a fellow GM, Albert, visited Seoul a few weeks ago, and it was rather refreshing seeing a familiar face. Let's just say that last time I saw him was via skype a few months ago, but in real life? Probably 2 to 3 years ago. I mean it's been a while. Regardless of how much time had actually passed by, it seemed as if none had. Though age and maturity were on his side, Berty, had clearly held onto his youth and exuberance. Likewise, the particular variation and change in speech when hanging out with Berty is inevitable. Especially since "EVERYTHING-GETS-MORE-EXCITING-WHEN-WE-TALK-LIKE-THIS!" &, unless you've hung out with him, it certainly may be difficult to comprehend my feeble attempt to portray his voice accurately through writing. In any regards, if you ever get a chance to meet him in real life, I hope you get to hear it.

Anyways, Jungle, and I met up with Berty at Itaewon in front of the Hamilton, and then we headed towards Myeongdong, Insadong, SamCheongdong, Bukchon, before heading to Hongdae to grab some dinner. Though we did a lot of walking, we shared a lot of insight about careers, uci, grad school, bakeries, food, teaching, being abroad and away from home for such a long time, chelsea, life, our futures, and our pasts among other things. As we were in the cafe, eating an enormous waffle topped with ice cream and fresh fruits, I felt as if we had taken a weekend trip to SF, or some other city along the west coast, like it was the summer of 2006. How sweet the reminiscing felt.. Unfortunately, during the week I didn't get a chance to see Berty until his last night here (cause he was traveling all over Korea), but it felt genuinely refreshing seeing him in Seoul. Next time, I'll be seeing him in Taiwan!

Photography-wise, I've been inspired by another one of my good friends, 12fv, who has been doing a lot of typography recently, and I wanted to put a few things together here and there, just to see if it could work! Let me know what you think!


1. Ilford Delta 400 (23/36)







always thinking about home




the songpa stompers

I guess we're going to need another name...



meli said...

hi phil i LOVE the illuminated photo!

kittenmasks said...
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kittenmasks said...

It's funny you chose that photo because it's the only one I didn't take.

I don't like the typography. I think your photos are so powerful, and the text seems to dilute them. Text makes me feel like something is being advertised to me.

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