Monday, December 27, 2010

can't shake off the spots

hope everyone had a fantastic christmas :) i say this every year, but i really can't believe how fast time has gone by. it really, really, feels only a few months ago that the previous christmas came & went.

i've been so busy this december that i've hardly updated this place. & the only other accomplishment i've had this month was finish reading nothing to envy, by barbara demick, which is an awesome book on north korea & the way life is led there. other than the cliche of how much it has inspired me to start being grateful of all the luxuries i enjoy in life, it's also such an eye-opener, of how different north korea is from the rest of the country and it's entirely amazing how time seems to stay still in that country. even if you aren't a big fan of non-fiction books, i highly urge you to check it out & read the first chapter. it'll draw you in before you even know it


Sewon said...

merry christmas! i can't believe it's the end of the year, either.

that book sounds really neat. north korea is really strange and nuts, and i secretly love reading about it. youtube has some really interesting documentaries on north korea, if you dig deep enough. it's not too hard to visit via china, but i don't know if i'd ever make it there!

i went to a north korean government owned restaurant here the other week. they let me take ONE photo!

Perverse Beauty said...

That first picture is so arresting...

The book you're reading sounds really interesting, I will DEFINITELY be checking it out! Thanks for recommending it.

xx - Lera

Constance said...

I love the dress Alexa is wearing!
Happy new year! x