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And so it begins!

Thank you for all your warm birthday wishes, it was especially nice since it was my second birthday celebrated far away from my friends and family. Taurin made it very special, and prepared a perfect little breakfast before I even woke up–a plate of tropical fruits and a cup of coconut iced coffee. And best of all, he hid a box of camera goodies in the studio, including a tiny little LC-A+. I loaded up my new camera, and we took off on a long walk around town!

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Same smiles hiding our wine teeth!

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Dr. Seuss in Chinese!

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P.S. Johanna’s package just arrived in my little corner of China all the way from Berlin! We did a little art exchange via slow mail, and it was so nice to see her work in person. And of course, I couldn’t wait to share her lovely postcards with you, so here they are!

These are from Johanna’s pink dot poetry series.


Isn’t my window seat just perfect for reading and writing letters?

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29 Comments

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    Lindsey
    September 3, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Aw, I missed wishing you Happy Birthday!! I’m glad it was really nice for you though :] Your guy seems so sweet, a box full of camera goodies, that’s awesome XD

    I know those water plants can be invasive, but I love the way they look so much!

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      Sewon
      September 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      Aw, thanks Lindsey! I knoww he’s really good to me. πŸ™‚

      Those water plants were everywhere, but very beautiful. xx

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    courtney
    September 3, 2011 at 8:15 am

    those pictures are great! i’ll have to practice the wine smile

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      Sewon
      September 3, 2011 at 1:02 pm

      It’s totally essential. πŸ˜€ Also, let’s drink some wine together soon, huh?

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    ZEOLITE
    September 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    hahahha nice wine smile. And soooo many sweet cameras! I’m glad you had such a great birthday.

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      Sewon
      September 5, 2011 at 12:21 am

      No teeth! Also, all my analogue cameras are tiny πŸ™‚

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    Celsy
    September 4, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Aww noo happy belated birthday!! Look at those food and yum wine.
    That lomo present is gold, can’t wait to see the results πŸ™‚

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      Sewon
      September 5, 2011 at 12:22 am

      Thanks! I’ve been taking photos everyday, so we’ll see how these turn out!

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    Jenna
    September 4, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Hi Sewon, hope you had a wonderful birthday! Your blog is beautiful thanks for visiting mine πŸ™‚ Jealous of your lomo camera!

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      Sewon
      September 7, 2011 at 4:09 am

      Thank you! I hope the lomo photos don’t turn out too blurry!

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    Amelia
    September 4, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Your window seat is absolutely brilliant.

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      Sewon
      September 7, 2011 at 4:09 am

      It’s definitely one of my favorite things about my new place! πŸ™‚

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    catarina
    September 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    i didn’t know it was your birthday ;_;
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! am i still on time?
    and so many lovely things!

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      Sewon
      September 7, 2011 at 4:10 am

      Aw, thanks! πŸ™‚

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    vicky
    September 5, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    oh the new hair color is simply divine on you πŸ™‚ really hope you have a great birthday.
    i’m going to university of kent, in canterbury now! doing history and philosophy of art. can’t wait!!

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      Sewon
      September 7, 2011 at 4:21 am

      Thank you! I video chatted with my mom, and she even agreed it was an improvement. Ohh my, Caterbury! Congrats and I’m looking forward to seeing your adventures unfold. xx

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    Ashley
    September 6, 2011 at 1:38 am

    an art exchange?! That sounds amazing. I wish I actually made “art” so I could weasel my way into something like this πŸ˜‰

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      Sewon
      September 7, 2011 at 4:22 am

      Haha, it was such a fun experience! I love putting together packages.

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    Crystal
    September 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    What a great way to spend your birthday! Coconut iced coffee sounds amazing! The postcards from the art exchange are so cute! I absolutely love your window seat! I’ve always wanted one. They seem like a good place to write and read and draw.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I’m finishing up one novel that I’ll be sending out to agents soon and once I finish that one I have a novel that I wrote a few years ago that needs some massive work (I had a different skill level back then) and then I’d like to send it out. πŸ™‚

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      Sewon
      September 7, 2011 at 4:24 am

      I’m really lucky to live in the one part of China where they enjoy coffee.

      Wow, you sound like a prolific writer! Good luck on getting published and everything. πŸ™‚

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    Anabella
    September 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    i’m loving your new home, it’s looking very cozy and sweet. i also got that lomo box as a xmas present, i love it! enjoy yours! can’t wait to see the pictures. <3

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      Sewon
      September 7, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      Thank you! It’s got this retro vibe to it (art deco lighting and brown details) that I’m slowly learning to embrace. xx

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    amalie
    September 6, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    cuute! love that camera!
    x

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      Sewon
      September 7, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you! I really like it so far. πŸ™‚

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    Rachael
    September 7, 2011 at 5:27 am

    that window seat looks absolutely perfect– so cosy, and i would love being able to gaze out of the window. i’m a little bit jealous! x

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    nella
    September 7, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    oh wow, your photographs are so beautiful!

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    SARA
    September 8, 2011 at 7:26 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wow that food looks amazing, I’m drooling all over the screen here, I want some and you look just adorable in that first picture, I love the scarf in your hair, beautiful! You have a lovely blog and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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