Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I took this photo for a challenge of "photograph something around your home". Since these are new to me and my home, I snapped some shots of them.

There's an antique store not far from here that sells Korean and Chinese antiques. Part of their stock is Chinese calligraphy brushes. I saw some of the brushes when I was there and loved, them but wasn't sure I "needed" them. It wasn't until I saw another friend's set and display while at her home in December that I decided I did need them. Ok, well, want. I wanted them.

Another friend was going to China during Christmas break, so I convinced her to look for me some Chinese calligraphy brushes STRAIGHT from China, not straight from a Korean antique store. Hey, it all goes back to me and my love for things with a story, ok, so bear with me. ;) China visiting friend found calligraphy brushes for me and I set up my display recently.

So, my story about the brushes will be.... well, you've already read it. ;)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The holiday reception

I mentioned in yesterday's post that we had attended a holiday reception. Weather and other things caused the event from December to be rescheduled.
Our friends, Erik and Sohee, were there. We rode up to Seoul with them.
Here's a pull back from the shrimp boat that I posted about yesterday.
I wasn't really brave enough to try the duck calzones.
This crowd was some of the higher command people across the peninsula, so not a lot of our normal circle of friends. Because of this, I was happy to have the large selection of yummy foods! It was nice just getting to sample different things and people watch!
My little black dress bought and shipped from Overstock was perfect for the event. I have laughed at this photo because it's looks like I'm picking my seat. I'm really just trying to hide my camera, phone and keys!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Shrimp Boat

We attended a holiday reception on Sunday that had been postponed from its original date in December. I love attending things like that because of the food and the food displays!

I loved this shrimp boat. The Tom Hanks lover in my immediately thought, "That isn't your ordinary Bubba Gump Shrimp Boat." ;)