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Gayageum – Korean Musical Instrument

Gayageum (가야금) is one of the many Korean traditional instruments, let’s say it’s kinda like a violin but with different sounds. Gayageum is probably one of the more famous Korean instruments and they had this show of it at the Incheon Airport in South Korea.  I had a few hours before my plane left back for San Francisco so I took a video for all you to see: Gayageum might sound a bit “off” to those of you hearing it for the first time but that is how it’s supposed to sound and how Korean traditional songs sound like. Also you can see more Korean instruments I outlined in the Cheonggyecheon floats.

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Arriving In Korea, Incheon Airport

On November 12th 2010, I was sitting in my apartment kitchen here in San Francisco.  All of the sudden, I wanted to go to Korea, where I grew up until I was 9 years old.  Like they say in San Francisco that you left your heart in San Francisco, I must have left my heart in Korea. Anyways, like 3AM in the morning on the 12th, I bought a ticket on Expedia from SFO to Incheon (Seoul), Korea that left around 12PM.   I didn’t get much sleep and barely made it to the airport. Somehow, I was able to get in touch with my mom who lives in Korea, and she came to the airport to pick me up. Upon arrival, I guess I missed Korea very much, it’s a wonderful feeling when you can be somewhere where they speak your own language, drive Korean cars, and practically everything is Korean. So, this is me in my mom’s car, us leaving the Incheon airport.  You see, the international airport for Seoul, Korea used to be in Seoul but they built a new airport about 15 years ago in Incheon, so you have to drive about an hour before you … Continue reading

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