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TEDxGangnamSalon event 2011: My first TEDxSalon event in Korea

My first TEDxSalon event was  TEDxGangnamSalon held at Samsung d'light Shop, Gangnam. TEDxSalon event is short version of TEDx event where you can invite  passionate people to experience TEDx environment, share 1-3 TED talks and one speak local speaker, make a theme, and party later on!

I was thrilled to join it because I never experienced a TEDx event (other than Live event in Seoul), though language can be barrier at times! The important thing was to understand the theme and contents of event, rather than just attend!

The event was curated by TEDxGangnam Licensee HongSeok Kim. The invited speaker for the day was "Kim Seon A" a designer who made her Gallery near Yongsan.

김선아 started her talk with saying that may people have Gallery Phobia. She realized that and made her own gallery near Yongsan, Seoul. She mentioned about Twitter Art Festival. I am wondering what really it is!

There were three interesting TED talks shared during the event.  First one was by Eames Demetri…

Daejeon visit: A day away from Seoul and Suwon

Its hard to go out when rain is pouring down cats and dogs! Though Sunday is mostly the free day to visit places outside Seoul (if planned 1 day trip), yet it is tricky as next day is working day! 
It was my first experience to travel via KTx (Suwon to Daejeon Station).  It costs 10,000 - 11,000 KRW from Suwon to Daejon (KTx). and traveling time is 1 hour 10 minutes. It sounds funny that I missed Daejeon station and dropped out at next station :-)  Though I came back via next train for free but it was new experience for me! Adventurous!
  The first impression of Daejeon was good on me, because I saw flag of Pakistan outside Daejeon station among Korean war supporters! The second impression of Daejeon was " It is quiet and serene place"  Yes, indeed!

The first sightseeing in Daejoen was "Daejeon Steam"  It follows through the city and provides a good place for picnic and cycling!

After eating the delicious lunch, I headed for Daejeon Art Museum. The museum was surrou…