11 February 2008

Light of the Moon

Last night Korea suffered a national disaster: the tragic loss of National Treasure no.1, Namdaemoon (also known as Soonglyemoon). The south gate of the original city of Seoul lit up like a torch, stripping the stones bare of it's original 600 year old wood. So far there have been many theories surrounding the cause of the fire, and Koreans are unsuprisingly in a sombre mood today, seeing as the Japanese had already pillaged and plundered everything else.

Today Songsu and I got up at 6am so that we could make our 9.30pm appointment at the UK Embassy. When we got

to the city centre a newspaper reporter followed us, asking for a foreigner's opinion of what happened last night. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to answer his questions, as we were more concerned of the events of this morning: getting all the marriage documents filled out and signed.

As of this morning, Songsu and I became officially husband and wife.

Onward with visa applications and the rest of the wedding plans!


At 2/12/2008 9:56 am, Blogger Professor Amy-Michelle said...

Hi Louise,
Wow... that's terrible about Namdaemoon! Any new news on what started the fire?
When I was in university I studied Korean culture and so when I came to Korea, this was one of the first places I wanted to go see cause of it's history.

At 2/13/2008 9:52 pm, Blogger Louise said...

Hi Amy!

Still nobody knows the real cause of the fire. You will have to keep reading Korea Hearld or Chosun Ilbo to keep tabs on it (the links are on the right side bar).

Thanks for visiting!

At 2/14/2008 8:07 am, Blogger Why am I here??? said...

Sung Hyun called me from Korea immediately when he found out what happened with Namdaemoon. I honestly thought he was joking until I checked out Ilbon....so sad!!

On a happier note, congrads with your marriage and good luck with the wedding plans. Say 'hi' to your lover for me ;)

At 2/23/2008 5:55 pm, Blogger James said...

Hey Louise,

Googled your old blog tonight on a whim to see if you were still updating it, came across this one. Just wanted to say congrats on the marriage. =)

At 3/13/2008 6:30 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations :)


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