Photo memories

Photo memories

I took these shots in South Korea, while I lived there. I used to love going for long walks and taking photos in the afternoons.
All photos taken with a NikonD90 and Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D lens.

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Photo memories

I took these photos at the Hout Bay World of Birdswhich is apparently the largest bird park in Africa. It’s open 365 days a year from 9 to 5, and the entrance fee is R85 for adults. I highly recommend visiting the Monkey Jungle, which is open from 11:30 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 15:30, where a squirrel monkey might sit on your shoulder and eat a sunflower seed from your head.

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Hout Bay World of birds squirrel

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Hout Bay World of birds parrot

Hout Bay World of birds duck

Friday photo memories

I taught English in South Korea for three years. In the school holidays, I had to hold ‘English Camp’ which is meant to be fun.

Every morning I arrived to this; the shoe rack, where you remove your outdoor shoes and put on your indoor shoes.

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change your shoes as you enter the building

Activity 1: Paper Bridges

The idea is that each group has to make a bridge out of only paper and tape. The bridge able to hold the highest weight wins.

  • Each group gets 20 sheets of paper and some tape.
  • The rule is that only small pieces of tape may be used.

The designs I got weren’t very creative, but some were strong!

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Activity 2: Ice cream science experiment

  • Put chocolate milk in a small Zip-loc bag.
  • Put that in another small Zip-loc to protect it.
  • Fill a bigger Zip-loc with ice and salt.
  • Put the chocolate milk baggie in the ice baggie.
  • Shake for 10-20 minutes (wearing gloves helps)
  • Remove the milk/ice cream baggie
  • Throw the salty ice water in a bucket or in a sink (have a lot of towels to mop up spills)
  • Remove the small protective Zip-loc baggie (it helps to not let salt in)
  • Cut a hole in the corner of the ice-cream baggie and squeeze the ice cream out into a bowl.
  • Decorate with wafers and sprinkles.
  • Enjoy!

The salt lowers the temperature of the ice, combined with shaking makes small ice crystals form.

ice cream science experiment

ice cream science experiment

Activity 3: Making a topiary

My Korean co-teacher got topiary making kits, which made this easier.

  • Wrap the sawdusty stuff around a plant with fishing wire
  • Decorate

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Activity 4: Operation Egg Drop

Each group gets an assortment of things to make something to protect an egg when it’s dropped from the 2nd floor. The egg that survives from the highest drop is the winner!

  • paper cup
  • straws
  • paper
  • tape
  • string
  • plastic bag
Operation Egg Drop

Operation Egg Drop

That was a successful English camp!

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Photo memories

I took these photos when I was on holiday in The Philippines during (Korean) harvest festival at end of September in 2010. We stayed at Oops cottages on Alona Beach in Bohol. The cottages are traditional Nipa huts. They are charming, rustic, and don’t provide hot water, but who needs hot water on a tropical island? Oops bar serves great breakfasts and fruit smoothies. Alona Beach is exquisitely beautiful and it’s a cheap holiday. There is exceptional scuba diving – we saw quite a few turtles. We watched fire dancers in the evenings, took a trip to the chocolate hills, and saw some Tarsiers (teeny monkey things) at a sanctuary.
All pictures taken with a Nikon D90.

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Photo Memories

Here are some more snaps from my springtime walks in the countryside of Nonsan (which is actually a small city) in ChungNam Province in South Korea. It’s spring in Korea now and I really wish I could be there because I find Cape Town winters pretty bleak.

All photos taken with a Nikon D90 with Nikon AF Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8D lens.

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Photo memories

I used to live in a small town in South Korea. I loved taking photos on my long afternoon walks.
All photos taken with a Nikon D90.

In my neighbourhood in the countryside, any open plot of land was used as a farm, and lovingly tended to by an ajumma or ajossi (elderly lady or man.) These sunflowers were in the plot of land opposite my apartment.

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Raindrops on roses

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Spring time

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