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JeJu Day Two

Today I thought I would explore further and searched for the Jeongbang waterfall. The best part of this one was that you could get really close. So close that I got wet from the kist. I really love the sound of water crashing and could not help but reflect on life as I stood there in awe. I then remembered the Bruce Lee quote which I felt was worth considering when in the presence of a powerful waterfall with children playing in the wash in front of it.

Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

To get to this water fall meant walking through the Market and the art district which had some cool street and pavement art.

From the waterfall I had a look around an art gallery where I met the artists son who had just finished his art degree at the Royal College of Art in London. He was in the process of deciding what to do next. He showed me around and we had a good chat.

It was then a quick look around the Seobok Exhibition before strolling back to the hostel, but as I did I could not resist stopping in an automated baseball park to try my skills after watching the game in Busan last week.

When I got back to the hostel there was an interesting guy from London who was a programmer for Microsoft. We had an evening meal and then went for a drink at the marina. He has given me some good ideas for Seoul, which is where I am heading to on Wednesday.

This trip to JeJu has not turned out as expected. I thought the island was going to be smaller and easier to navigate. So I am now going to use the next few days to catch up on some bits and bobs and chill. So I will blog next when I reach Seoul.

Speak soon

By Mark

The areas of life I am most interested in are great design, the golden ratio, minimalism, Pareidolia (faces in everyday objects), micro living and finally I will be searching for remarkable human beings who use the power of their mind to achieve amazing effects.

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