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Sangju: Rainbow Town

Annie-sem invited Ottie and I to her home during our last days in Sangju. She was Ottie’s co-teacher for one of his schools, and had always been very caring towards him and I.

First of, my outfit. I had acquisitioned some of Ottie’s clothes while helping him to pack his belongings, and this green merino wool sweater was one of them. We originally bought it in the H&M in Singapore, but it shrank when he put it in the washer; his loss, my gain. I tried to pull off the sweater-as-dress look, but looking back at these pictures, it may have been a few inches shy of indecent exposure. Good thing it wasn’t a school day. Also, I don’t remember why I had packed my teal-coloured tights with me, but it seemed pretty fitting to go green. My scarf could also be considered green, if one reads it another way.

Outfit in green: H&M merino wool sweater in green, Marshalls blue shawl with gold studs, teal tights, H&M men's jacket, black rimmed Gap glasses, Twisted Sisters eye motif Caren Bracelet via Zalora, Alexander McQueen x Puma high top sneakers.

Outfit in green: H&M merino wool sweater in green, Marshalls blue shawl with gold studs, H&M men's jacket, black rimmed Gap glasses, Twisted Sisters eye motif Caren Bracelet via Zalora.

Outfit in green: H&M merino wool sweater in green, Marshalls blue shawl with gold studs, teal tights, H&M men's jacket, black rimmed Gap glasses, Twisted Sisters eye motif Caren Bracelet via Zalora, Alexander McQueen x Puma high top sneakers.

Outfit in green: H&M merino wool sweater in green, Marshalls blue shawl with gold studs, teal tights, H&M men's jacket, black rimmed Gap glasses, Twisted Sisters eye motif Caren Bracelet via Zalora, Alexander McQueen x Puma high top sneakers.

Selfie with Ottie.One of the few nice pictures of the both of us.

Annie-sem warmly welcomed us into her home, where we met her husband and two cute girls. She and her husband had even laid out a splendid feast for our arrival! Ottie and I were very humbled by their hospitality. We’re not sure we could handle juggling two rambunctious girls, a teaching job each, and keeping the house so neat and tidy. I mentioned in a previous post how teachers have to move schools every five years, and next year is finally the year her husband teaches in a school in town. For two years, he’d only been able to get together with the family on weekends because his school was in a different town. I can’t believe just how hard educators in Korea have it. :(

Homemade feast at Annie-sem's in Sangju, South Korea.

Homemade feast at Annie-sem's in Sangju, South Korea.

Desserts and fruits at Annie-sem's in Sangju, South Korea.

Desserts and fruits at Annie-sem's in Sangju, South Korea.

Homemade feast at Annie-sem's in Sangju, South Korea.

Playing Yut, a traditional Korean game. Annie-sem gave us a game of Yut, a traditional game in Korea. It was pretty addicting!

Annie-sem's youngest taking a photo with my Fujifilm Instax.

Fujifilm Instax photos at Annie-sem's in Sangju, South Korea.Of course, we had to take some Instax photos. We’ll miss them sorely ♥

Sadly, we eventually had to leave for more packing and goodbyes to other people in town:

Ottie's messy room.Behold the travesty.

Pika with his polaroid films and new hair.Pika looking cool with his new hair and expired polaroids.

Fujifilm Instax with Sangju buddies Pika and Cand.Last photos with Pika & Cand, some of Ottie’s best buddies during his time in Sangju.

Fried chicken from Chicken Zoom, Sangju, South Korea.Fried chicken from Chicken Zoom.

Mac & Cheese and pasta for a last dinner in Sangju, South Korea.Getting rid of the rest of Mac & Cheese and pasta for the last meal in Sangju.

Sangju has been immensely kind to both Ottie and I (by extension). It was difficult to part with this beautiful town, but our journey had come to an end. We’ll see you again someday, Sangju!

OUTFIT
Leather jacket c/o Viparo
Men’s jacket & sweater from H&M
Shawl from Marshalls
Glasses from Gap
Tights from online
Sneakers from McQ x Puma c/o Shopbop

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

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