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Sangju: Mint Spirit

Ever since I started the week of visitations to Ottie’s schools up in the mountain of Sangju, I had been eyeing the sheets of melting ice that had formed in sparse spots around the grounds. It was February after all, and winter was coming to a close. I had to take whatever signs of winter I could get my hands on.

This was my favourite out of the school outfits, not least because I’m a sucker for complementary colours. Also, long cardigans make me look cool, and of course I’m especially cool for standing on ice…

Outfit details: Something Borrowed black & white two toned shift dress via Zalora, Forever 21 hot pink feather earrings, Forever 21 rust red long cardigan, Urban Outfitters mint green lace tights, Taobao grey spacemen socks, Alexander McQueen x Puma red sneakers, Viparo pink leather jacket.

Actually it just makes me happy.

Outfit details: Something Borrowed black & white two toned shift dress via Zalora, Forever 21 hot pink feather earrings, Forever 21 rust red long cardigan, Urban Outfitters mint green lace tights, Taobao grey spacemen socks, Alexander McQueen x Puma red sneakers, Viparo pink leather jacket.

Alexander McQueen x Puma red sneakers via Shopbop, DIY acrylic paint cat and goldfish backpack on NDP 2014 funpack.Shoes against my DIY painted backpack.

This was another spot in the school grounds where I had to get a photo at. The little rest stop of trees was just too pretty not to:

Outfit details: Something Borrowed black & white two toned shift dress via Zalora, Forever 21 hot pink feather earrings, Forever 21 rust red long cardigan, Urban Outfitters mint green lace tights, Taobao grey spacemen socks, Alexander McQueen x Puma red sneakers, Viparo pink leather jacket, DIY painted cat and goldfish backpack on NDP 2014 funpack.

Outfit details: Something Borrowed black & white two toned shift dress via Zalora, Forever 21 hot pink feather earrings, Forever 21 rust red long cardigan, Urban Outfitters mint green lace tights, Taobao grey spacemen socks, Alexander McQueen x Puma red sneakers, Viparo pink leather jacket, DIY painted cat and goldfish backpack on NDP 2014 funpack.

Ottie and I retreated into the teacher’s lounge after enduring the cold trying to take photos. Thawing in front of the huge room heater:

Interior of the teacher's lounge in Sangju, South Korea.

Outfit details: Something Borrowed black & white two toned shift dress via Zalora, Forever 21 hot pink feather earrings, Forever 21 rust red long cardigan, Urban Outfitters mint green lace tights, Taobao grey spacemen socks, Alexander McQueen x Puma red sneakers, Viparo pink leather jacket.

The school day went by in a haze, but it seemed to be a student graduation rehearsal and an official farewell for teachers whose five years at the school were up. Tears were shed, even by YY-sem, who was one of the teachers leaving. It came as a complete surprise because he’s always seemed so stoic (except when he was a very, very happy drunk the night before).

Decorated gymnasium for the middle and high school graduation ceremony in Sangju, South Korea.Pretty balloon arch. It’s been years since I’ve stepped into a school gymnasium.

Morning snacks of cookies and biscuits from Singapore and chocolate-coated tea biscuits in Sangju, South Korea.Snacks were abundant at the staff room as usual.

School lunch of kimchi, pork, seaweed / laver in Sangju, South Korea.School lunch :3

Ottie and I had a farewell dinner with HaeY-sem, another teacher who was leaving the school. She brought us all the way out of town for this joint:

Crooked trees in the winter of in Sangju, South Korea.Loved those fairytale trees outside the restaurant.

wpid-2015-02-12-17.49.02.jpg.jpegThe name of the restaurant if anyone is interested.

Feast for dinner with HaeY-sem in Sangju, South Korea.

Feast for dinner with HaeY-sem in Sangju, South Korea.Our delicious feast!

View of mountain against the backdrop of farms in Sangju, South Korea.I’ll miss the mountains.

OUTFIT
Leather jacket c/o Viparo
Dress from Something Borrowed
Tights from Urban Outfitters
Cardigan & feather earrings from Forever 21
Socks from Taobao
Sneakers from McQ x Puma c/o Shopbop

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

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