April 2013 in 2 Minutes

  1. Rooftop view of Daegu
  2. Sinchon River
  3. School Lunch –  Some kind of kimchi, sweet & sour pork, mini fishies with walnuts, rice & dried seaweed, kimchi soup with hot dog slices
  4. Salmon on lemon thyme cream cheese and toast
  5. A beautiful school and awesome spring day
  6. Pier in 월포
  7. A beautiful school and awesome spring day
  8. Rainy train ride to Seoul for an audition
  9. Sampler dish at “Comedor” – empanadas and some chipa (baked cheese and yucca bread)
  10. “Comedor” Paraguayan Restaurant in Itaewon
  11. A French trained baker is a dangerous person to know
  12. Duryu Park, with the Daegu Cultural & Arts Center on the other side of the lake
  13. Constanza, my Spanish-speaking friend ^_^
  14. Growing herbs for some cookin’
  15. Gyeongju Marathon – tried doing the 10k and slightly regretted it
  16. Garden of Eden at the Keimyung University Dongsan Medical Center
  17. Daegu Gyesan Catholic Church (대구 계산성당)
  18. Puppy shops!
  19. Amazon crash a Toga Birthday Party
  20. Physical therapy due to the 10k  (ㅠㅠ)
  21. Old meets New – My favorite picture of the month
  22. Best Jogae Gui 조개구이 place! They put the baked sweet potato into cheese as dessert.
  23. Co-worker’s wedding (The bride was my English co-teacher and the groom was the P.E. teacher from my school)
  24. Roman who moved out of Korea about a year ago. He surprised us with a visit!
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At the Opera: Otello

The Daegu International Opera Festival is officially over in Daegu, but I had a chance to experience one of the international opera shows premiering here. The theme this year was literature meets opera. I went with three of my friends to the Daegu Culture and Art’s Center right off of Duryu Park to see Otello on stage.

 

Duryu Park

 

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The location is beautiful, a long stroll around a lake with a beautiful view of the Woobang Tower. Unfortunately, by the time the show started I was exhausted. The cold balcony did not help the fact that the show was sung in Italian and the projected in Korean subtitles. I ended up falling asleep during Act 1! For someone who loves theater, I was slightly ashamed haha but I could not focus!

From what I did see, I was a bit disappointed that they changed the ending of Othello.Othello kills Desdemona and himself…but there is no complete death scene with Emilia or Iago. The best part of the night was seeing the park and the tower, if only my Korean or Italian had been better.