Listening to Oscar Peterson’s beautiful “Love Ballade”
Happy Sunday 🙂
I went on a short trail walking on Myra Canyon, BC during my Grand Canada 2017 tour. The view of the mountain (2500m+) from the trestles was simply breathtaking. 🙂 Would love to be back…! ☺️🌸
Myra Canyon – Kettle Valley Rail Trail
I finished jogging last night, and listened to one of my favorite old chinese singers, Teresa Teng’s music during cool down looking at the Han River. It was such a romantic evening… so the music, the last shade of sunset, moon reflected on the river, and the gentle summer breeze… all made my day just perfect. 🙂
Yes.. it is such an oldie.. but her music always touches and calms my heart. Maybe its her gentle soul. Love her voice, the poetic lyrics and its timelessness… 🙂 #20170726
Teresa Teng – Dan yuan ren chang jiu
Faye Wong – Dan yuan ren chang jiu
Teresa Teng – Goodbye my love
Teresa Teng – The moon represents my heart
I just finished watching this new documentary that just got released last month in Seoul. It’s by a Canadian scholar David Redman and explores the story of Jikji – the buddhist book that’s been printed by the world’s first movable metal press but remains almost unknown to the general public. It was very interesting to follow their indepth researches in and around Europe and Asia, and gave me a fresh perspective about ‘What is History’.
I was already aware of the existence of Jikji and its significance, so the stories about Jikji didn’t surprise me much. But what shocked me was that there were almost no records or evidences of Gutenberg ever existing or even the valid proof that he was the one who had printed the famous bible; and yet the entire world and the academia have firmly supported and stood by this belief without any doubts until today.
Would love to discover more about the Jikji story later on.
About the movie:
Travelling to the French National Library (BnF) to see Jikji, the world’s oldest movable metal type book printed in Korea, a Canadian, David Redman discovers no one knows anything about the book printed in Korea in 1377! Realizing Eurocentrism is at play, David off sets off on a journey through Europe and Korea with Sarang Ness and the Jikji team to find how the print technology transferred from 13th Century Koryo to Europe. Dancing with Jikji, in theaters June 28th, 2017 (Republic of Korea)
More on the topic:
[Gutenberg vs Jikji]
[Who invented the Printing Press?] :
[Biography also states there’s no evidence of Gutenberg]:
Gutenberg carried on his printing activities for several more years, but little evidence exists of what he actually published because he didn’t put his name on any of his printings.
Records of Johannes Gutenberg’s later years are as sketchy as his early life. Still living in Mainz, it is believed that he went blind in the last months of his life.
[Brasserie in Space]
Address: 83, Yulgok-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 
Opening Hours: Lunch 11:30~15:00 / Dinner 17:30~22:00
Parking: Free parking available for diners. Need to call in advance to reserve a spot.
Inquiries and reservation: Tel: +82 2 747 8103 / Fax: +82 2 747 6039
Website: Brasserie in Space, at Arario Museum
Google Map: Arario Museum
Recommended for: Romantic, Scenic, Anniversary, Birthday, Business, Corporate, Special events, Archi tours. (Not kids or pet friendly)
Arario Museum is one of my favorite historical & architectural spots in Seoul. 🙂 It’s a great place to stop by for a quick coffee or patisseries before or after the palace tour. If you have more time, def check out their contemporary art collection inside the museum.
The Fritz Coffee company located at the entrance level is also a very popular boutique coffee spot among the locals. (This is their 2nd location – you can google more about the company~ 😉 )
All of the restaurants at the Arario Museum are highly recommended for all kinds of special occasions as this place has an outstanding view of the Changdeokgung palace. Food and service is excellent as well. 🙂 There isn’t any particular requested dress code, but you won’t feel sorry at all even if you dressed up.
If you’re in a rush, but still would like to check out the view of the palace from the SPACE Building, go for a quick dessert or an afternoon tea at Cafe in Space located on 2F. The cafe has just been renovated recently. 🙂 ♡☺🌸🦋
The Courtyard at Arario Museum
Brasserie in Space, Arario Museum
Cafe in Space 2F
Fritz Coffee in Space