One of the things I love about living in Busan is being able to walk to so many places. The beach is just a few steps outside of our home, the aquarium is less than a five minute walk down the boardwalk and there are dozens of restaurants and shops on our block. Coming from the suburbs of Portland this has been such a refreshing change for our family. Although Appah has to drive to work we do a lot less driving and a lot more walking. It definitely makes me think a bit more about whether we need to make that trip to the store, especially if the weather is chilly, but we're also able to slow down and enjoy the scenery around us. There are so many little details you miss when you drive a car. I found a cute cafe a few blocks from our house on a small side street while walking to the store with the boys as well as a photography museum while I was walking home from lunch with a friend. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to squeeze in a nice little walk around your neighborhood.

A few lovely links:

1. This year I won't be able to send out our yearly New Year cards since our shipment from the States has not arrived yet so I'm thinking about a Valentines/Moving card combo. I love Amanda Jane Jones' New Year card. So cute and clever!

2. There are a billion design blogs out there but I'm excited about Rena Tom's new design blog, Singular Possessive, because she has awesome taste and a keen eye for good design. And if you run a creative business or have hopes to do so in the future then I hope you're reading her Rena Tom blog because it is chalk full of wise advice.

3. I loved looking through some of the meals my friend Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt prepared in 2011. Her Pork Meatball Banh Mi and her homemade Butter Finger Candy look amazing. I'm pretty sure we all wish we were her neighbor, I certainly do! 

Reader Comments (8)

I've been thinking that I might want to go to Korea for a year to teach English. Your blog posts are making my decision seem like a no-brainer! Love it!

01.13.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

Great images! I've never been top South Korea but I guess this will help me decide to find time to visit the place. Thanks!

- James

01.13.2012 | Unregistered CommenterPrinting Services

Thanks for the shout out Sally! I love your photos from around town. Your kids dress so cute!

01.14.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda Jane

Korea's a lovely place to visit. Very rich in culture and the people are adorable. Hope you had a good time! :)

suffice to say i want to come visit !!!!
so badly.
it looks like all is going well...

01.21.2012 | Unregistered Commenterlisa s

You are SOO missed here, Sally!!! Hope all is well and happy belated new years to you and your family!!! xoxoxo!

01.24.2012 | Unregistered CommenterTruly Smitten

Sounds like a lovely place to live. Love walkable places.

01.26.2012 | Unregistered Commentermichele

JOYCE // How fun!

AMANDA JANE // Love your card!!

LISA S // You HAVE to come visit!! xoxo

SARAH // Thanks, Sarah!! Miss you, too!

01.31.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

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