maple.leaf.2, originally uploaded by ekissam.

seriously. . . what are they feeding the maple trees here?


2010.lantern.festival.1, originally uploaded by ekissam.

last year i heard about this lantern festival along the river just after it happened. . . so i was psyched to see it this year. this was it's opening weekend. . . and it was incredibly packed. we met up with other friends walked around for a bit, had dinner, and walked around some more. it was tough to get a good view.


2010.lantern.festival.2, originally uploaded by ekissam.

from what i hear each section of the river represented different countries perhaps? couldn't tell you from the sections that i saw. . . but there were a lot of pretty lanterns.


2010.lantern.festival.3, originally uploaded by ekissam.

randomly, on our walk there was this building. new looking. . . completely vacant. . . with every single light on. we were there when all the lights went out later. . . just weird.


2010.lantern.festival.4, originally uploaded by ekissam.

some dragonflies and beetles.


2010.lantern.festival.5, originally uploaded by ekissam.

would've been nice to get down to the level below. . . but the view wasn't too bad from our spot every once in a while.


2010.gangnam.sideshow.1, originally uploaded by ekissam.

saw this on our way to lunch in gangnam. couldn't tell you what it was about. all white head to toe he had a wide array of books around him, things written on him. . . looking sort of apathetic. then i looked closer and got really confused. . .


2010.gangnam.sideshow.2, originally uploaded by ekissam.

what's up with the yoda?!


2010.ryan.bday.1, originally uploaded by ekissam.

there's a new beer place in handaeup. . . and it was ryan's birthday, so we went to check it out. . . also, they had these really cool tower tap things with ice columns in the middle. and in the background you can see our new random friend >.<


2010.ryan.bday.2, originally uploaded by ekissam.

so, part way through our evening at beer king. . . the power went out. too bad i wasn't quick enough with the birthday cake and candles, otherwise we could have had some real ambiance.


2010.ryan.bday.3, originally uploaded by ekissam.

did i forget to mention one of the best features of the new beer place? the wait staff dress like pirates!