The Original "Hai Nik"

That’s from an orphanage outside Seoul in 2009. The hedge reads ㅎhㅏaㅣi (the ㅇ is silent), so it’s actually saying “hi” in phonetic Korean.

Hello October, Hello Autumn

Fall very suddenly arrived today, very fitting for October 1. The weather has hardly changed since I arrived again on the 17th - basically 80 degrees and sunny every day. Today I woke to a torrential downpour outside. I had seen rain in the forecast but this was something else, and it persisted for several hours. After the storm there was a temperature drop of 15 or even 20 degrees, and the wind really kicked up.