How A Misadventure Took Me to A Better Place

Saturday, May 05, 2018

If there's one place in Korea that I'd never get tired of going to, it's Seokchon lake. If you're coming from the city proper like Myeongdong or Dongdaemun, you'd have to take a long commute but I tell you, it's so worth it.

Let me tell you about the day we went to Seokchon lake. It wasn't actually the original plan that day because what's in our agenda was to go to Jinhae Cherry Blossoms Festival but our unmindful selves thought we're scheduled to tour at Nami Island and should assemble at the meeting place by 6am. We arrived on time for the Nami tour but, one hour late on the supposed original tour of the day, thus, we missed it.

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So to not make our day useless, I gave my friend an option between going to Seokchon lake or go cafe-hopping. Since Seokchon is far from the city, we decided to go for the latter.


When we're already down to two stations of the subway, the idea of aren't we traveling long enough already and why do we have too many station transfers kicks in. Lo and behold, we're already heading to Seokchon instead of the cafe. Hay! Good job us! 

We're frustrated because of the missed tour; we're tired because we're up so early and we've traveled far but when we saw Seokchon, all of the negative feelings faded. 


The luscious pink trees welcomed us. The morning was calm and the weather was just good. But what really took me was the perfectly lined up trees in the curve of the lake, just what was I saw in the pictures; just what I imagined. I was in awe to see the beauty of it.


If only we live nearby, I would run there every morning or even just chill on the bench while having a good read of a YA novel. As I wander through Seokchon lake, I saw many Filipinos who are busy being a tourist just as I was. I enjoyed watching different kinds of people there, the grumpy, happy, excited and in-love ones.


To be honest, I wouldn't have this day the other way around. I'd rather be there than at the Jinhae Cherry Blossoms Festival.


The lake is full of love. It is full of life. No wonder why the magic of Seokchon is still within me. At the end of the day, I realized, all the misfortune and misadventures we had, we are having or will have, it will still lead us to something better. It will surprise us in the most unexpected way. No matter how worse your day is, it could turn out better than what you'd thought it would be.


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Shot on location: 
Songpa Naru Park (Seokchonhosu Lake) (송파나루공원 (석촌호수))
136, Samhaksa-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 송파구 삼학사로 136 (잠실동)

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38 comments

  1. Wowww the pics are stunning.
    In europe korea is a i would say an exotic country. We dont know nothing about korean people.
    You look great in pink.
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    1. That gives you more reason to visit Korea and know more about it 'cause it's beautiful there and the locals are great :)

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  2. Very beautiful place to visit..

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  3. I would love to visit Korea some day. You look so good!! Nice sweater!

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    1. Aww thanks! You should visit Korea! :)

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  4. It's such a beautiful location, amazing! I love your photos. <3
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    1. Couldn't agree with you more! It's really a perfect spot to wander around or just chill :)

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  5. korea is a place that I want to visit, seems to be amazingly beautiful
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    1. Korea is totally a beautiful country! There's so much to see and experience :)

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  6. "Not all who wander are lost"
    -J.R.R. Tolkien

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  7. very beautiful photo and attire is so gentle
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  8. Lovely shades of pink and beautiful location!
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  9. wow looks like an amazing place! i'd love
    to visit Korea!! i'm following you as you said :D would you mind
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    1. Thank you. You should really visit Korea, it's beautiful there! :)

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  10. Hello,

    So beautiful !

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  11. Gorgeous Outfit, i love the soft Colors! Also fantastic Location, the Lake looks beautiful. :)

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  12. Beautiful photos in amazing place!

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  13. You look great :) Amazing place <3

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  14. It's nice to be lost to some place you've never been
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    1. Totally! You'd never know where an adventure takes you and that's the best part :)

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  15. This is such a lovely idea! I totally want to try this!!
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