Sunday, 28 March 2010

CNN aired my photos!

It always pays being a shutterbug. I always carry my point-and-shoot everywhere. To work. To lunch. To Starbucks!

So, when it surprisingly snowed in March (it's supposed to be spring!), I updated my 'status' on Facebook (who doesn't?), which was noticed by one of my 'friends'. My 'friend', who works for CNN, then asked me for some snowy photos.

So send I did. And within the hour, during her weather segment at CNN, she showed my photos!

Too bad, I wasn't able to watch the broadcast. Only my family and friends did.

And a few days after that, she asked me for some photos again...I will have to ask CNN to treat me to dinner when I visit their headquarters someday.

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The Morning After: Snowy March!!

And I thought the snow and flurries from the night before have all melted and left, leaving my neighborhood back to its spring-y scenario again.

But they didn't!

When I woke up today, the second Wednesday in March, I looked out my bedroom window and voila! Winter is back!
Thick snow have covered my neighbor's rooftops, covered the pavements below and totally brought me back to the winter-y attitude of not wanting to separate from the bed during the cold mornings!
And how I wanted to stay in bed a few more minutes...but had to go to work and endure the slush on the sidewalk and the inevitability of having my leather shoes get wet!

And instead of cursing the cold morning snow clouds above, I just went along with the freezing ride carrying with me my camera to take pictures in between slippery steps and intermittent outbursts of the 'F' word....which I could not write in here. Hahaha!
And you know what? A few of those photos (above) ended up being aired by CNN for their weather section. But unfortunately, I wasn't able to watch the broadcast since I was at the office cornered by my computer and reports. Oh well...
Anyways, I hope the temperatures get warmer to thaw my snowy environment and slush-y sidewalk.

Gosh, winter! You should have gone a season ago! Hahaha!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Snowing Still in March??

And I thought it was already springtime!

The day started cool. The sun was out and a cool breeze here and there. And going out to lunch at noon was perfect! Lunch at a friend's house was sumptuous and fun....not to mention very filling!
Then later in the afternoon, from my office window, the mountains afar disappeared behind grey fog....or was it already snow? I couldn't tell.

And then time to flee the office when....howling winds celebrated with commuters on their homecoming and fresh snow showered every one on the road like a thin white blanket of spring petals. Lucky were the ones who had umbrellas, but for some who weren't prepared, they had to shake off the flurries which had then melted on their head, their coats and on their shoes!
It snowed on a Tuesday night in March. And I thought it was already spring!
I guess I still should keep my winter clothes. Winter doesn't want to leave yet. At least not until this weekend.


Thursday, 4 March 2010

The sun is up and so is the mercury!

Finally, the mercury rises!

From the freezing to the irritatingly cold, the temperatures in Seoul have finally heralded spring! Stepping outside is no longer loathed and the breezes are no longer biting. And I can now leave home with a less thicker coat, or even better, without one!

And in downtown Seoul, along Cheonggyecheon, people from the offices seem to start to enjoy a stroll down the stream during their lunch hour, especially with the sun out to help brighten their break time.

Like every one else, I now look forward to the brighter and cool days of spring!