Runaway photo of the week: Templestay robe. Thoughts?

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Runaway photo of the week: Templestay robe. Thoughts?

*Location : Hwaumsa (Hwaum temple), Jeonra nam do, Korea

*Occasion : During Korean New Year’s holiday, I’ve decided to do a templestay at Hwaumsa. Templestay will begin right after you wear this grey robe. All of the cloths for Buddhist priest are in color grey. It is because, quote, No matter what color it has, only thing left behind is grey when it burnt. A bit of Buddhism you can look through.

It felt strange a little but as you can see, it’s very wide and comfortable. I could wear many layers underneath, and I don’t have to hold my breath to look good in it. 🙂

It is the only photo of full length photo. Somehow, I couldn’t do any worldly behavior in this cloth. I think that’s the power of it. So, I hesitated to ask someone to take a photo of me even I wanted to record myself with it. Next morning on the way to another part of temple through the bamboo bush, I see no one where and a proper height rock. There we go, self portrait. Did good.

During the short trip, and from the templestay I’ve learned my lessons, and I will share it with you through another post.

From the start, how do you like my new look? 🙂

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, a happiness-seeking storyteller. Photographer, writer, and trained mechanical engineer. Life-long nerd. I left the cubic farm to follow my true love: the world. A firm believer of serendipity, astronomy enthusiaster, and living by passion and love in life. Currently, on a quest to discover stories and find the place where I can call 'home'. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Google+ .


  1. Giulia says:

    I love it! It looks so comfy 🙂
    And it’s good not to have to hold our breath, hehe 🙂

  2. Erica says:

    Ooh! I am totally excited to hear about your temple stay. How awesome!

  3. Meaghan says:

    You look good, boo! Grey is an excellent color on you!

  4. SunLee says:

    목도리가 포인트군

  5. LeslieTravel says:

    You look fabulous! Kind of like a doctor wearing hospital scrubs… 🙂

  6. Michael says:

    Really nice post. I am sure it taught you a great deal. It does look nice.

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