10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #97

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Project: 10 Year

2016

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He often comes over to the kitchen when I’m cooking. I let him try the food so I can adjust the taste. When I started cooking for us, my food was too bland for him. I like food a bit bland and he likes it slightly salty. I didn’t like the fact that he couldn’t enjoy my food as much as he should. I started making things more towards his taste. Now I can nail it most of the time. I think my taste has also changed little.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #95

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Project: 10 Year

2016

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When we were living in our small temporary house, I used to be woken up by the delicious smell of his Carbonara.  He modified the recipe few times to adjust to our taste. Now I don’t order the dish at restaurants anymore.  For me, his Carbonara is the best.
He likes to cook Italian food.  He started to cook more dishes.  The last time on my birthday, he cooked a full Italian course meal for me.  It was the best birthday meal ever.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #94

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Project: 10 Year

2016

#94/100


During weekends we usually hang around on our couch.  Even though we don’t do something together, we like to be next to each other.  When we were buying the couch, we discussed the size for a while.  Smaller and cheaper one versus bigger and a bit more expensive one.  We went for a big one and it was definitely a good choice.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #92

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Project: 10 Year

2016

#92/100


I really like when my husband comes over and kisses and hugs me in the kitchen.  We often talk next to the staircase.  It is like our standing bar.  When I’m cooking, we start drinking a bit and he stands next to it and talks to me.  That is one of my favorite things.

 

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #91

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Project: 10 Year

2016

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In 2016, we got this small camera called Narrative Clip.  It takes pictures automatically every 15,30 or 60 seconds.  I was fascinated by it and wanted to know how our daily life looks.  It showed me how much we talk and laugh together.
I’m not that touchy.  I didn’t grow up in an environment where hugs were common.  I think most Korean kids, at least my generation and older, didn’t grow up with such affection.
On the other hand, my husband is very affectionate.  He gives me hugs, kisses, and squeezes my face a lot.  I’m thankful for it. It’s easy to forget how important physical contact is.  If you are with your loved one, hug them now. :)

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #89 and 90

 

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Project: 10 Year

2015

#89 and 90/100


We like to stay in the house and hang out with each other.  But one thing we like to do outside is hiking.  We bought a book of hiking courses that can be reached by train.

We usually take the first train and hike for about 3 hours and come back around noon.  I often cook Korean spicy fried chicken at night.  Since we spend a lot of calories, we can have this fatty food with a bit less guilt.

I love hiking. Even though I have a fear of bugs, I like to listen to the sound of nature in the mountains.  In the early morning, we can enjoy our surroundings without hearing other people’s voices.  We took a break from hiking this summer.  I can feel the temperature starting to drop.  We should pack our bags and go hiking soon.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #85

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Project: 10 Year

2015

#85/100


It was a very special day.   We went to a local city hall in Japan and registered our marriage.  When we were waiting for the document to go through, we saw a sign behind us saying: illegal marriage is a crime.

It was a snowy day which is not common in Tokyo.  I was excited about my first snow as his wife and him as my husband.  We’ve been girlfriend and boyfriend for over seven years.  We still consider the first day we met as the most important anniversary of ours.

When we were going back home, the snow started to change to rain.  We were waiting for the bus to go home.  On the way back, we bought a small cake to celebrate our special day.

I like our expressions, like nothing is going on.  But we were very happy that we were together.

 

 

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #81

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Project: 10 Year

2015

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Early in 2015, we went to a nearby park to enjoy the winter air.  We like to go to parks in the winter.  It feels like we are alone in the park, and the sunlight in the chilly wind is so warm.

One of many things that I like about winter is the leafless trees.  They remind me of sea trees (coral).  It’s still hot nowadays but I noticed it’s cooler in the morning and at night. Also, the night is getting longer.  I can’t wait to see the winter trees again.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #79

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Project: 10 Year

2014

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We started living in an apartment that was rented for travelers.  It was very small but better than living in the hotel, so we moved in.  We couldn’t get a normal house because we didn’t have the proper visa yet.  It was an interesting experience.  In the beginning, we chilled in the house.  It was nice being home even though it was tiny.  Eventually, we had to stretch our legs out and started walking around the neighborhood.

It was late autumn.  The sunset came earlier.  I was taking pictures and captured him right before he knelt down to tie his shoes.  Even though it was a bit chilly, the sunlight bouncing off his back made me feel warm.

Somewhere close to our place, we met this giant Totoro tree.  It was literally the My Neighbor Totoro.

 

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Project: 10 Year #77

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Project: 10 Year

2014

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One day we decided to take a train and go to the last stop.  We ended up in a small village surrounded by mountains.  We followed a hiking path little bit until a sudden shower dropped.  We found a spot under some trees to block the rain.  I had a hoodie so I put my handkerchief on his head.

The village was very quiet, it almost felt like a ghost town.  But from time to time I encountered small things that reminded me of life.  Smoke was escaping from chimneys and cats were sleeping in the street.  When we were about to go back, we could see people coming back from work too.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #75

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Project: 10 Year

2014

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Before we flew to Japan, we went to Atlanta to see Bill Burr’s special. Bill Burr is my husband’s favorite stand up comedian. Stand up comedy is not popular in Korea, I heard it’s getting popular though. So I wasn’t very familiar with it. I watched quite a few specials with him and now I have my favorite comedians too.

We had so much fun during the special. I couldn’t hear well since everybody was cracking up non stop but I enjoyed the environment and the beer very much. After the show, we took the Ferris wheel to see the night view of the city. It was too dark so the camera flash was bright on his face. The result was great.

The next day, we went to Japan.

10 year · Art

Project: 10 Year #74

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Project: 10 Year

2014

#74/100


We visited our storage unit to organize for shipping things to Japan. I dug out his old stuff and found this Air Force hat. I didn’t know at that time but I happened to be wearing a shirt that had the U.S. flag pattern. It’s a pretty good match I think.

From the moment I left New Jersey, I’ve been dealing with packing and unpacking. Working on more packing business was tiring. But this time I felt good because I knew we’ll be together from now on.