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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Haeundae Sand Festival 2011

Summer time is officially here! Temperatures here have gone above the 30C mark! Last Sunday I slipped on my flip-flops for the first time this year and went to the beach for the Haeundae Sand Festival (해운대 모래 축제). I can still remember the theme last year which was Famous Buildings of the World, and the good times I had with my Malaysian friends. It was really enjoyable and memorable. But well, we all have to move on, right?

This year's theme was "Once Upon A Time". The sand sculptures were more of the fairytale variety - Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Frog Prince, Tom Thumb, Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz. It was so beautiful to see the fairytales come alive on the beach. If only they had people dressed up in fancy costumes and walking around... that would have completed the whole theme!

Also, I get brown very quickly, although, having lived with my pigmentation for 28 years this has no longer come as a surprise to me. Just thought it was worth mentioning in my blog that my whitening efforts during the winter is all gone now in one day!!!!!! (actually not much effort, just didn't get to sun much...) *Weep... Today it was so hot and everybody in campus started walking around in short denims, summer dresses and sandals. The only difference from the "real summer" is that it is still dry now compared to the humidity that's gonna come later... And headache is starting to develop because it is so hot and suffocating inside the lab and dorm room because the central air-conditioning is not turned on yet... 

June is going to be a crazy month for me with so many things lined up... it is the end of the first semester so it is also known as the exam month... coming up:

June 11 - Baseball game in stadium
June 14 - Korean language exam
June 17-18 - Church retreat to Geoje island
June 20 - Masters seminar presentation
June 21 - Final exam for LR-WPAN class
June 22-24 - Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEK) conference in Jeju island

Some of the best sand sculptures of the Haeundae Sand Festival 2011:

Fairy tale group structure: Frog Prince, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Red Riding Hood

Wizard of Oz
Alice in Wonderland

1 comment:

Elizabeth (aka Ellie Teacha!) said...

looks like fun! man i wish i lived in busan :)