Surprise – Part Two

“Jin, seriously, where are we going?”, I asked Jin as the route he was taking lead off onto mud road. “We’re almost there…”, he replied, and as if right on cue, in the distance I spotted a clearing overlooking a lake. “Is this the same lake outside our house?” “Yes, we are on the opposite... Continue Reading →

Surprise – Part One

 “Benjamin! Whiskey! Get back here!” I woke up to Jin calling out to our puppies. It was a cold winters morning, I was snuggled up under my soft blanket adorned with stars that glowed in the dark. It still had a slight glimmer to it, since it was early morning and the sunlight hadn’t entered... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Eve

Jin and I were having a mini-feast for New Year’s Eve. It was supposed to be just the four of us – Jin, our two puppies - Benjamin and Whiskey - and me. But a surprise phone call from our friends ended up with us inviting them over to join us for our feast. It... Continue Reading →

Level Up

I was expecting him to break up with me, but it still hurt. I thought it would happen sometime later, not so soon. “See, I told you, people leave”, I thought to myself, as I sat in the tent, completely void of any feeling. Within a couple of minutes, he came back inside with ramen... Continue Reading →

Fight Or Flight

I had just logged out from work and shut down my laptop. It was still a work from home situation, but one I had not expected. Several months ago, I had come to South Korea for a holiday. It was supposed to be a two-week vacation. The plan - spend a week at Lake 192... Continue Reading →

Food Therapy – Part 1

“JIN!!!!!!!!!!” “WaE, wAe, waE, WAE?! Jin sat bolt upright on the couch. It was early morning, I had stepped out for a morning stroll with our puppies Benjamin and Whiskey. Jin was still asleep in bed when we left. He must’ve come down to the couch and dozed off while we were out. “Huh! You’re... Continue Reading →

Make A Wish

It was eleven o’clock in the night, an hour before my birthday. My sister and I had finally made it to Lake 192 in South Korea. We had decided to make this dream trip happen on my previous birthday. And Ta-da, here we were, sitting at the picnic table with our puppies Benjamin(Beagle) and Whiskey(Doberman).... Continue Reading →

A Sweet Call

It was pitch dark outside, except for the string of lights Jin set up at the picnic table. It kind of reminded me of the current scene around the world. COVID-19 – the darkness, tiny sparks of happiness – the picnic table. It was quite late at night, but I couldn’t help myself. That bright... Continue Reading →

An Eventful Canoe Ride

“Jin!” “Allie! Wait!” “Whiskey jumped into the lake!” “Gwenchana, Gwenchana, he’s used to swimming alone”, said Jin as he lifted me bridal style and set me on my feet. “You could’ve fallen in…”, he said as he pulled in the canoe closer to the steps of the floating house. Source: m.lake192.com “You don’t even know... Continue Reading →

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