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    Winter in Seoul

    seoul in winter

    Seoul in the winter: A brutal, bone-chilling beast. The kind of cold that attempts to freeze one’s eyes open and makes you feel as if your teeth will turn to icicles and make a nice clinking sound, like ice cubes dropping into a glass, as they shatter in your mouth.

    To illustrate: I wore a layer of leggings with knee-high socks pulled all the way up, and on top of that wore a pair of jeans, and on top of that a pair of boots. Three layers, two sets of gloves, one thick coat, a scarf wrapped all the way up to my eyes, and a beanie completed the ensemble. Within 15 minutes of walking outside I could no longer feel my legs. They were so frozen that even after returning to the warmth of our hotel room they remained ice-cold and numb for nearly an hour.
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    a clean slate

    I am going to embrace this last snow day (it is the last one, right?) with opened arms. Play in the fluffy white snow with my curious kitties. And look at…

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    But today we actually opened up all our windows and let the not-so-cold air flood in. We put the plants back outside and noticed that some were already starting to grow…

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    Almost Friday

    Just in case you were thinking I was abnormally happy about loving the coming of Winter and being cold and all that -- there are a *few* downsides. It’s dark and…

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    Winter is Coming

    The Cold is slowly seeping in. Frosty windshields. Covering plants at night. Wearing long johns and socks to bed. The kitties cozying up with us in bed every single night. The…