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Having fun with Diptic

You may have checked out my Where I’ve Been page before, and noticed that I usually pick one or two pictures for each place I’ve been to not to overload the page (and I still need to update with lots of old photos in my old hard drive).

But sometimes it really really sucks having to pick just one picture!  And now that I finally have my iPhone with me, I’ve been of course playing around with new apps (remember when I first posted about caving and getting one, weeks after I actually ordered it online?).

One of my favorites?  Diptic!  It’s not a free app, but I’ve been loving it! 

So I’ve been using to (slowly) update my Where I’ve Been page!

Check it out!

First I had fun with wedding pictures…

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Then I finally started playing with my vacation pictures…

Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai!

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Elephant riding in Chiang Mai!

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Seoul, Korea

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Busan, Korea

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Bohol, Philippines

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taipei, Taiwan

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El Nido, Philippines

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Singapore

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Any other cool picture apps I should know about?  (I have instagram and Camera+ but they haven’t been as exciting as Diptic!)

I think some of these pictures even deserve to be printed, no?

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Korea! Seoul!

We had a wonderful time in Seoul!  I arrived with a major migraine, but by the time night came around, it had gotten better (with the help of a Korean pharmacy).

Not only we caught up with our friends Ken and Mary Ellen, but we got to explore Karl’s old stomping grounds.  Mary Ellen and Ken moved to Korea a little over a year ago, also through the State Department (their next stop is Chennai, India).  I’ve known Mary Ellen since 2005, and even got to attend their gorgeous wedding in Greece, back in 2008!  And since arriving in Korea, they had a new addition to the family…

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Seoul’s weather wasn’t as nice as Busan.  It was cold and we got two full days of rain.  But I still got to explore quite a bit (due to the haze, I never got to visit Seoul Tower, however).

I didn’t take nearly as many pictures, because who wants to take pictures of rain? 

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This red bean thing was delicious!

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Uh, yes, that is a huge bottle of beer.  And yes, he drank it all…

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Koreans eat some weird stuff…

Not that I didn’t already know that…  They eat a lot of yummy things too (hello, Korean BBQ!)  But on the street market in Busan, you could buy pretty much any seafood…

Ok, now seriously, does the animal below (whatever the hell it is) look appetizing to you at all?  Because it makes my stomach churn…  I wish I got a video of the things moving, you see the thicker part of their bodies?  It would move up and down along the shaft.  GROSS.

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More fresh seafood to buy…

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And OMG, is that a mini-shark?  😦

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Karl lived in Seoul for 4 years, during his time with the Army, and he even tried eating live octopus.  He swears he would never do it again – he was sick for 4 days afterwards.  But live octopus?  A specialty in some of the places.

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Your opinion?

One thing that was very odd in Korea, was how men are portrayed by the media.  I didn’t think of snapping photos until our last day, then the rain put a damper in my plans, but I was able to catch two pictures of ads you see all over the place. 

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Yes, both of those are pictures of men.  I should have snapped the one where the guy had foundation on his fingers (he was selling male makeup).  And in case you were wondering, yes, this is targeted to, and meant to be, straight men.

Am I the only one who sees something a tad odd with these ads?  (And seriously, not one buff macho-looking men to be seen in any of the billboards/posters/ads.) 

Discuss.

Edited to add:  I should note, that Korean men had the Justin Bieber cut WAY before he ever shown up.  Maybe that’s where his stylists got the idea from?

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