Photo Potpourri is a precursor to Recent Realities. Starting in July 2016, all Photo Potpourri posts will be known as Recent Realities.
Georgie tagged me to do the “Eight Photos of Happiness” post, where I write about eight photos that symbolises happiness for me. Thanks for the tag, Georgie! I had a lot of fun with this one, especially since I was able to make this post be a part of my Photo Potpourri column :)
Winter is my favourite season because I actually like and can tolerate the cold easily. Snow is one of my favourite things about winter, but thanks to global warming, Seoul hasn’t been receiving much snow :( What snow we get is so little lately, that I hope this winter we get a lot! This photo was taken in December 2009, and I wrote my name in the snow that year.
In October 2010, I went to Tokyo, Japan for about a week on my own. One of the places I visited was Rikugi-en, a lovely Japanese garden. This garden became one of my favourite places there, and I absolutely was enamoured by it. So tranquil and beautiful, remembering this place brings happiness for me. If I ever do go back to Tokyo, I’ll return to this place!
Halmeoni’s Birthday Cake
I made this birthday cake for my maternal grandma in March 2012. This was the very first cake I ever “decorated”. I wrote her name with a piping tube, and boy was it a challenge. Baking is one of the few things I like to do in the kitchen, and I enjoy baking for my loved ones. This cake was one of the few ambitious gifts I did for my grandma. I only wish I could do it again, but she passed away last year :(
I encountered this typewriter in August 2014. My friend and I checked out a cafe in Itaewon, and we saw this gorgeous decoration. I adore vintage items, and a typewriter also symbolises my love for writing and words. This photo also reminds me of all the fun times I have hanging out with my friends, especially when we go cafe hopping!
East Sea at Samcheok
My first encounter with the ocean and sea always occurred on the west coast of Korea. The water there were always yucky, and that made me believe that all oceans and seas were that ugly. But then in September 2014, I visited Donghae and Samcheok, which are on the east coast of Korea, and I first laid my eyes upon the East Sea. The water there was blue! Oh, my goodness. I was so shocked by its prettiness. Now I can see why people like the oceans and the seas. It has made such an impact on me that I find myself wanting to return to the East Sea in the future. And I will! I made plans to visit Sokcho area in November :D
Iced Latte at Chansbros Coffee Branch No. 2
I love this photos because I’m a coffee-holic :D Coffee and coffee shops in general always make me happy. This shot was taken at Chansbros Coffee shop branch no. 2 on November 2014. I much prefer the first branch of this shop, but the second shop is also great :)
Bomi the Maltese
Taken in June 2015, this is Bomi, my Maltese “cousin”, my aunt and uncle’s furry baby. This photo of Bomi smiling always makes me smile. How can anyone not be affected by this adorable doggy face? Bomi is a joy whenever she comes over for a visit. She really makes me want a dog of my own!
Pedal Organ at Chloris Tea and Coffee in Sinnonhyeon
Here’s another vintage item I love, and it’s a vintage musical instrument :D This photo make the musician in me happy! While I cannot play the pedal organ, this still excited me when I saw it at the shop. I can play the piano, though! So that’s something XD;
Anyone who wants to do this! Seriously, I hope more people do this post because I would love to see photos that make you happy :)