Monday, July 11, 2011

A House Is Not A Home

A terrible video of my residence. I took this on my iPhone 4 when I was first shown in (hence all my suitcases)- I've unpacked and such since, so there are things strewn about.

This is what Koreans call an "officetel," a portmanteau of "office" and "hotel," mostly meant for people that are working and need someplace to stay during their work week (or however long they're working). It's also called a "residence," which is a little confusing- I don't think Koreans know that 'residence' just means someplace you live.

It's very conveniently located, thankfully, so much so that I haven't had to take any public transportation (well, excluding the airport bus). Since the day after I got to Korea, I've walked everywhere. No buses, no subways, no taxis.

Anyway, here's home. Storage galore, more than I will ever use.

2 comments:

william,  July 11, 2011 at 3:52 AM  

nice place. super clean from what i can tell. i've often wondered why they have a 2nd story that is so very close to ceiling. i've slept on the floor one of those 2nd stories before, and let me tell you, i felt like i was in a coffin.

jeanny July 11, 2011 at 6:21 PM  

Thank heavens it's clean, I would be so upset otherwise. A teeny little ajumma comes to clean every day, too, though I'm not quite comfortable with that yet.

That second floor sucks. It's 10 degrees hotter up there and not being able to stand is ridiculous!