Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Park outside my front-door is prettier than yours^^

Walking over Namsan to work today and the Ajjeoshi have been busy planting (All photos can be embiggened by clicking)...

Flowers that would never naturally sit next to each other

The Korean "Azalea"

Tulips (They are original to Korea, doncha know?^^)

The occasional potted plant^^

More flowers..

And a shot of Seoul Tower I should have taken when the trees were covered with blossoms (and with a phone better than an iPhone 4^^)

All this splendid beauty will last about one more week, until the jangma comes. Alas.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Another Day in Pure Land Buddhism

Wandering around the campus today trying to find the hunger striker rumored to be in the monument to Buddha. Couldn't find him, but with Buddha's birthday coming up I was able to snap a photo of the three elephants in the quad with lanterns rampant.

Also.. did find a different protester, a student who has built a small encampment on the top of one of the lights on our outdoor basketball court. Like the phantom hunger-striker, the student is protesting against the totally botched presidential succession process (in, what, month 3?) here at Buddhist U. He promises not to come down until the problem is solved.

The sign on the left says to rebuild democracy (or democratically) and the sign on the right says not (or do not), but as the sign is twisting in the wind, I can't see what is not to be done.

Fun campus.^^