All posts by kalmankina

Kite Flying in Puerto Vallarta

One evening, we were walking along Malecon esplanade in Puerto Vallarta (Mexico). There were kids flying kites on the beach. It looks like this kite is just flying there, completely unattached – but there is a thread, almost invisible, but thread…

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Goheon Market on Geoje Island (South Korea)

For a year, I lived on Geoje Island (South Korea). There was a small traditional market on Goheon street – they sell fresh seafood. Some sea creatures were completely new to me – and many times I approached the seller with the question “oddokE mogoyO?” – which means “how to eat it?” in Korean. The responses usually combined verbal and non-verbal parts; if I was lucky, I was able to decipher the non-verbal part. I was always interested in semiotics, but this experience brought another, practical dimension to my interest…