November in a nutshell
November wizzed past in the blink of an eye and looking back at my photographs I realised it was one of my most photographed months of the year. Instead of leaving my photos sitting in digital storage, I wanted to share some of them here with you. I have posted a few of them on Facebook, but I know that a lot of what get's posted on Facebook business pages get's lost amongst everything else.
November was the month of leaves as Autumn slowly drew to a close and my mom was here visiting us and got to experience a real Korean Autumn. We also had our first snow towards the end of the month, and have yet to have any since. Let's hope it comes back so we can have a white Christmas! Having my mom visit was the highlight of the year, as was each and every single cup of tea (and boy oh boy did we drink a lot of tea!).
So here is November in Korea, in a nutshell.
It's the start of the cooler weather here in South Korea and I have been wanting to cut a fringe for the past few weeks. Cooler weather means much less maintenance when it comes to a fringe, or bangs as my American friends say. All girls with a fringe will sympathise with me when I say that that part of your hair does not tame easily, especially if you exercise a lot.
A few weeks ago I noticed a number of my students had cut their gorgeous, long hair in favor of a bob, and when I asked them why they had cut their hair, I was quite surprised at their answer. They had donated their hair to cancer charities. After asking a few more questions about it, I decided I wanted to do the same with my hair. In the past 20 years I have only had one 'short' hair cut and that was to below my shoulder, hardly short I would say, and so this was quite a big deal for me. Instead of thinking about it too much, I decided to make the change last week Tuesday and then walked into a salon here in my small town and had it all chopped off. Over 30 cm's of hair!
Here are a few snaps of my hair pre-cut (as in, the morning of the day I cut my hair). It was long, wavy and looked a bit endy. I was never the type of girl to spend hours curling or straightening my hair, and this is how it looked naturally after a quick once over with the hairdryer after a shower.