This pup started following me one day. I was eating ice cream, so he might’ve been interested in that. He followed me a few blocks until he became interested in another person. I actually don’t see too many stray dogs in Korea. Cats on the other hand are an entirely different story.
The exchange rate has constantly been getting better between Korea and the United States. Today I exchanged 1.2 million Korean won for $1067. Last month I exchange the same amount for $1050. In either case, I asked for a better exchange rate. The exchange rate was only marginally better, but it does mean that I got an extra few dollars out of the trade. So if you need to exchange money be sure to dress nicely and don’t be embarrassed to ask for better exchange-rate. Smiling and a good attitude doesn’t hurt either.
I am currently waiting for train to Daejeon since I missed the first one was about 40 minutes ago. So I needed somewhere to wait. I decided to go to my favorite coffee shop, there’s almost nobody here and the music is great. In a few minutes I will walk across the street to the train station and hop on my train!
As I was walking to dinner I saw a crane and I suspected that there was construction going on. I was surprised to see that they were either planting or removing trees. There were some logs in the back of one truck, and some young trees in the back of the other truck. I am not sure whether these trees are coming or going, or both.
One thing I’ve noticed about my city is that bad lots of stray cats that roam the streets looking for food at night. Must of them are very nice looking cats, They just don’t have homes. Often I will be walking home and I will see a couple cats chewing their way into a garbage bag. Usually before I get too close to them they run away.
Yesterday I downloaded the new operating system for the iPhone, OS 6. One thing that I was really interested in was the panorama feature for the camera. I have tried several different panorama apps, and I like each one for different reasons. The panorama app for the iPhone is nice if you want to do just a straight across panorama. Here’s an OS 6 panorama of some construction in my city.