As I mentioned last time around, things have been rather busy these days. This past week in particular was very rough. It began with interviews with prospective students on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, followed by a marathon grading session that had me going through over one hundred forty translations and almost thirty essays in a span of a few days. All of this was for the entrance exams to our graduate school, so I obviously can’t comment in any more detail, except to say this: I hate November.
But the worst of it is over, and even though there is still about a month left in the semester and I’ll have a lot more grading and teaching to do before it’s done, things should be down near a controllable level of insanity from here on out.
Today’s note is going to be even more brief than the last one. In fact, the only thing I have to say today (which you probably already know if you follow my RSS feed) is that I did actually manage to post an Imagery gallery of the 2010 Seoul World Lantern Festival, which we visited the week before last. This gallery includes the three photos I posted in the last note, with larger versions of all of them. And believe me, these photos are worth looking at closely. Some of the lanterns were very intricately designed, and they were all quite beautiful.
This is the first Imagery gallery I’ve put up in over two years—it’s been so long that I think I had almost forgotten how to do it. I have more recent photos that will hopefully go up soon. For example, I took a bunch of photos on a recent trip to Gyeongbok Palace as part of research I was doing for a magazine article. When that article comes out, I’ll probably post a gallery of those photos as well. Then I’ll start picking through the photos I’ve taken over the past several years and post the good ones. I don’t think it would be too unreasonable to try to post a new gallery every week, and that’s what I’m going to try to do. We’ll see how long that resolution lasts.
Next up is a longer entry on the mysterious project I mentioned last time, but it will probably take me a few days to get around to writing that.