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Project: 10 Year

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Project: 10 Year

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Hello everyone.

I’m so excited about sharing my new project with you!

My new project is about my husband and me.  We met 10 years ago, 2007 in Seoul, Korea to learn each other’s culture and language.  We dated for over 7 years, most of the time we were apart, and now we are husband and wife.  Born and raised on opposite sides of the planet and now we are building a family together. It’s still amazing to me. 

I want to share our story with my drawings and paintings.  I hope you have heart-warming moments with them. 

I’ll share pictures of works in progress on my Instagram.  I’ll also share work time-lapses on youtube. (starting on September 28th)  I’ve been vlogging for a while too.  If you want to watch them, please visit and subscribe to my youtube channel.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

I hope you enjoy my new project!

Hwan.

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2007 September

8:58:03 p.m.  H: Hi

8:58:16 p.m.  L: Hi. Nice to hear from you

I still remember when I saw him at the bus terminal in Seoul for the first time. I don’t remember all the details about that day but there is one image imprinted in my mind.  The bright sun was hitting his back and he was adjusting his brown jacket. I never imagined he would be in my life forever.    

 


Work in progress time-lapse on youtube!   Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.

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2007 October

11:23:52p.m.  L:  Did it rain in Seoul today?

11:24:22p.m.  H:  Yes. In the morning.

11:24:29p.m. L:   Ah ok

11:24:37p.m.  L:   It was the same here.

11:24:46p.m.  L:  I didn’t have an umbrella at the time :S

11:25:03p.m.  H:  oh..:S

11:25:32p.m.  L:   I usually walk even if it is raining, but today I ran lol

11:26:09p.m.  H:  lol you did not cold? 

11:26:25p.m.  L:  No, just wet:)

11:26:36p.m.  H:  Good^^ 

11:26:49p.m.  L:  Today was very cold for me. :S

11:28:42p.m.  H:  Ah:S

Our favorite days are rainy days.  When it rains, all the windows are opened in our house.  We make our house dark, and watch scary movies with some drinks.  We often stop the movie, listen to the rain and talk. It takes us a long time to finish a movie. 


Work in progress time-lapse on youtube! Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.

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My husband hung this red flower pin on the light string in his room.  He gave it to me and I still have it in a small box.  I remember I was laying down on the bed and looking up playing with the pin.  Everything was so calm and quiet that day. 


Work in progress time-lapse on youtube! Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.

 

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2007 October

10:43:24p.m.  H: I can’t sleep in dark room.:( 

10:43:34p.m.  L:  really? why?

10:47:11p.m.  H:  i remembered a man who in a movie. he was sit on a woman and little boy with strange smile. :(

10:47:32p.m.  L:  lol!

10:47:45p.m.  H: 

10:48:10p.m.  L:  aw, poor Hwan T_T

10:48:17p.m.  H:  T_T

10:48:29p.m.  L:  I love really dark rooms:)

10:48:40p.m.  H:  :'(

10:49:47p.m.  H:  but i can sleep with light. haha and i think i’ll be fine few weeks later. :D 

10:50:07p.m.  L:  :D

When I went over to his place we used to watch a lot of movies.  He has a pretty good collection of scary movies and we watched them all.  Every time I watch a scary movie, I can’t go to sleep.  Over time, I got better and now I almost don’t have a problem.  Watching a scary movie became one of my favorite things to do with him.  We still looking for scary movies to watch all the time. 


Work in progress time-lapse on youtube! Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.

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When he lived in Korea, he didn’t have a car and neither did I.  We walked everywhere.  Every time I go over to his place,  he met me at a bus terminal and we walked to the base.  In my memory, there were two big hills from the gate to his room.  I’m not sure it was that big but it seems so long to get to his room.  From time to time, we took a taxi but most of the time we walked.  We liked to walk holding hands and talk to each other.  That was one of our favorite things to do together.  We still like to walk for a long time and just talk.


Work in progress time-lapse on youtube! Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.

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2007 October

8:16:13 p.m.  H:  did you cut your hair? 

8:16:36 p.m.  L:  yes, i cut it yesterday morning

8:16:53 p.m.  H:  ah :D 

8:17:18 p.m.  H:  지금 뭐해? (What are you doing now?)

8:18:56 p.m.  L:  :D I’m still playing a game

8:19:02 p.m.  L:  i think i will stop soon

8:19:15 p.m.  H: :D

8:19:22 p.m.  L:  are you still reading?

8:19:54 p.m.  H: now i’m reading a my English book.

8:21:26 p.m.  L: ah good

Even though we were both in Korea, we only could see each other on weekends.  During week days we talked on MSN (now extinct) any chance we got.  We used to ask each other’s plan for the day.  Knowing how our days were was comforting for us.


Work in progress time-lapse on youtube! Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.

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I bought this little teddy bear wearing Korean traditional clothes for him.  He hung it on the light switch next to his pendant he got from his father.  I brought small things for him over time.  I liked seeing them filling up his place.  It made me feel like I belonged there.  This teddy bear is still hanging in his room right next to mine.


Work in progress time-lapse on youtube! Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.

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2007 October

9:06:59 p.m.  H:  공부 그만 할래 :D (I will stop studying)

9:09:22 p.m.  L:  you stopped studying

9:09:28 p.m.  H:  yes~! haha

9:09:30 p.m.  L:  :D

9:09:32 p.m.  H: :D

9:21:50 p.m.  H:  when will you go to bed? 

9:22:17 p.m.  L: I think at 12:00

9:22:26 p.m.  H: ok

9:23:13 p.m.  L: are you tired?

9:23:46 p.m. H: yes, but i will also go to bed at 12

When I met my husband, I was studying English for my school.  I used to read an English book out loud when we were on video chat.  He was doing his thing and when I pronounced some words wrong, he corrected for me.  He was the best teacher in the world and still is.

 


 

Work in progress time-lapse on youtube! Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.

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Time was very important to us when we were in Korea.  I had to take a bus for an hour to visit his place.  I usually took the last bust to go back home and I couldn’t miss it.  I made my cell phone telling me the time every hour.  Korean phones had and still have, I believe, a baby voice for it.  I don’t know why but my husband always remembered 5 o’clock which is 다섯시 (da-seot-shi).  Even now, when he sees the time 5 o’clock, he mimics the baby voice from my phone. That always makes me laugh.   By the way, I had a pretty cool cell phone in 2007.  It was really flat, sometimes I couldn’t even find it because it was in my wallet!  I miss using this phone sometimes.


 

Work in progress time-lapse on youtube! Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.

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2007 October

4:54:06 p.m.  L:  How have you been today?

4:54:29 p.m.   H:  good :) i’m just relaxing. 

4:54:35 p.m.   L:  good^^

4:54:39 p.m.   H:  ^^

5:08:08 p.m.   H: last night i had a dream. it appear you. haha but i don’t remember detail.

                             i think we was jsut talking. :D

5:08:37 p.m.   L:  ah thats good lol:D

5:08:52 p.m.   H:  lol :D

5:17:53 p.m.   H:  umm will you off on Halloween ?

5:18:20 p.m.   L:  no:(

5:18:46 p.m.   H:  oh.. ok

5:19:02 p.m.   L: what will you be doing on Halloween?

5:19:30 p.m.   H:  no~ i just wonder . :) 

 

Halloween is my husband’s favorite day of the year.  He told me that when he was little, he used to read scary stories right before he went to sleep so he could have scary dreams.  The first time I heard it I thought ‘what a weird kid you were!’.  Now, I like to listen to horror stories on the bed with him.  It’s very interesting how people influence each other.  Every October, we try to play scary games and watch scary movies a lot.  Currently, I’m playing a Korean scary game ‘White Day’ and it is SCARY!  What are you all doing on Halloween? Any scary plans?


Work in progress time-lapse on youtube! Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.

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Tangerine is my favorite fruit.  Also, winter is my favorite season so when I see tangerines in a store, I know winter is coming.  My husband isn’t a big fan of fruits so I used to bring a couple of tangerines when I visited his place.  I ate most of them and he would juggle them!  You can see him juggling on the last post.  I just bought some tangerines.  Hey everybody, winter is coming!


Work in progress time-lapse on youtube! Also on Vidme.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Hwan.