Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Last and the First

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I got to see the first couple of songs of Karima Walker's Jeju Farewell concert.  Jeju has an amazing way of bringing out the individual talent in some people.  Karima has some of the most natural musical talent, charisma and stage presence that I've ever seen in Jeju.  She put together a band for a one-time final farewell concert before she leaves the island to move on to bigger and better things.  Good luck!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Peregrine Falcon

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I saw a couple of Peregrine Falcons (매 'mae' in Korean) flying around Youngjusan (영주산) the other day. They were awesome.  It seemed like they were hunting, but sometimes fighting. My birder friend, Matt, told me that we're lucky in Jeju in that they're the only place in Korea where they are relatively widespread.  He also said they're the fastest animal in the world (in a dive).

I've always read about these birds, but I've yet to see one.  A lot of rock climbing cliffs in the US are closed due to Peregrine Falcon nesting, so it was a treat to see them close up.

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