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Day 2: Top View at Beomeosa Temple

I was very happy and satisfied with the autumn foliage that I saw at the Beomeosa Temple. At that point of time, I wished more to see throughout my ten days in South Korea. This picture was taken when I stood at one side of the Daeungjeon Hall, facing the mountain right opposite of the temple. I took a deep breath to enjoy the natural air. It was a cooling and slightly cloudy on that day. It rained drizzling a little while.

For a short moment, I sought for a peaceful mind.

The visitors were freely walking around the temple compound, exploring the beauty of the place and make prayers, while for me, I took some time to immerse myself into the atmosphere and the thoughts in my mind.

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Day 2: Foliage At Beomeosa Temple

The first autumn foliage began at the Beomeosa Temple, Busan, South Korea. There are some trees turned red and golden-yellowish along the way to the main hall but not all of them are maple leaves. Still, they looked beautiful. There was these two maple trees nearby the parking lots, at the side of the temple turned red and looked stunning against the backdrop. I saw few people were taking pictures before me and I patiently waited for my turn.

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Day 2: Beomeosa Temple

Beomeosa Temple (범어사), Busan, South Korea.

I woke up late on my second day after I off my daily alarm and the room’s window did not allow outside sun shined into the room. However, I did not miss my trip to one of the recommended temples to visit in Busan. It is one of the old architectures which I wanted to visit during my stay in Busan.

Some history about this temple which I picked from the visitkorea website. It is  located at the Geumjeongsan Mountain, a famous mountain in Busan, which I planned to visit too. According to the website, most of the structures in this temple were destroyed during the Imjin War and then it was being restored.

Daeungjeon Hall is one of the most delicate and luxurious architectures of the Joseon Dynasty. This is how it looks like.

From the entrance to the main hall, you need to walk pass 3 different gates. Do spend some time at each gate and enjoy the surrounding area before continue walking. During my visit, the temple exhibited some drawings of the temple. I was not sure if the drawings were for sale.

The temple does not have huge crowd of tourists as compared to Yonggungsa Temple, therefore, it is much freely to walk around and enjoy the quiet and serene atmosphere. I am able to take plenty of good pictures around temple and of course, I made a wish. I did not intended initially, however, since travelled for an hour to the temple and walked through the journey, why not make a wish. I will keep secret of my wish and I know if I were granted one day, I should return to the temple for thanksgiving. Let see how things go, hopefully, I will write an update next time.

The temple is free admission and they offer temple stay. To reach the temple, the nearest subway station is Beomeosa Station Line 1 Exit 5. Once exiting from the stairway, make a U-turn to the T junction where you can see the signage of the Beomeosa Temple Bus No. 90 bus stop.

From this junction turn left and walk up the little slope and you will see the bus stop. You can use T-Money card to pay the bus fare, 1000₩.

For more stories about my exploration at the Beomeosa Temple, stay tuned for next article.

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Udemy Black Friday Sale

While browsing the Facebook, I came across the Udemy page and saw their ads for this coming Black Friday’s sale. Some courses will be priced at USD10, closed to 93% discounts and if I purchase a course on November 22 and 23, I will receive a free course (to be redeemed by 27 November).

I checked the list of suggested courses to be taken and added some into the wish list. I will check again if I am keen to make a payment for those courses next week. I will share more in the coming week.

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CodingGirls Day 2018

17th November, Singapore.

Fresh from the oven!
I attended the event which was held at Suntec Convention Center Level 3. It was attended by  many enthusiasts who wanted to be inspired and speakers who wanted to empower women in Singapore to explore IT or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

The Saturday’s morning was a bit rough with heavy rain when I was about to leave my house to the venue. With the passion in my heart, it did not damp my desire to attend the event. I seemed to be determined to get another boost of energy to change myself, to change my life and really march into Data Science field.

Thanks to CodingGirls’ speakers, you all made me clearly understood where I am standing right now, what I wanted to be next and how I should go for it.  I picked some of the good advice from the panels and would stay curious about my future.

Data Science & Analytics, Experience Sharing

Study Mode On

After a long holiday, it is time to begin my study and I will try to write and share what I learn daily with hope I can get more people share their opinions and comments. My friend has shared a study guide from her university on the topic called Data Mining which interests me to read it during my free time. 

Before my solo trip, I went for the trial class to learn Python and I felt I wanted to learn it as a preparation for me to move into Data Analytics field. Three years ago, I took up the Coursera’s course, Introduction of Data Science, where I learned R language. Both Python and R are popular languages in this field which I shall re-learn and excel in.

Besides that, I have been looking into going back to school, either taking a master course or a graduate diploma (or specialized diploma) course. I am based in Singapore and shortlisted the NUS and SMU for the master courses and Temasek Polytechnic and Nanyang Polytechnic for the graduate diploma course in Business Analytics. Is there anyone from these schools? 

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Day 1: Missions Accomplished In Busan

My planned first day in Busan mostly be covered by arriving safely at Incheon International Airport, Seoul, South Korea, taking the KTX train to Busan city from Seoul Station and visiting Gwangalli Beach and Gwangandaegyo bridge. The planned dinner at my hostel area was easily located and satisfied.

A lot of time spent on travelling from one place to another place. This made first day seemed to be little unproductive and I missed the visitation to Kyungsung University district and Yongso-ro food street after my dinner which I covered later of the days.

However, It was a quite fulfilling day for my solo trip.