Archive for February, 2009

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February 17, 2009

You may have heard the rumor that I’m in South Korea because I teach English to students. Here are some pictures.

We went on a field trip on Valentine’s Day, it was pretty ace. I got tons of candy.

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Anyway, the fb album is here.

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Not a WKW post.

February 16, 2009

My friend, Jan (who got me into this crazy mess) leaves for Australia tomorrow. Kind of a bummer, but I can’t begrudge anyone for wanting a new adventure. Hope Australia is fantabulous, Jan!

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In other news, should I get a polaroid camera?! Um, you know I’m probably going to get one anyway, no matter what you say. Or maybe I’ll just contemplate it for a long time, almost get one, but then decide against it at the last minute.

But look at these pictures (polaroided):

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I’ve been meaning to do a write-up on hip Korea’s cafe and bossa nova culture, but I’ve been lazy. I will say that sometimes it’s like crawling into someone’s dream house (or their subconscious), some are orderly & minimalistic, some are super homey, and some have random crap everywhere. And there are like, 80 of them on a block. I would like to visit all of them, but you can only drink so many cups of coffee. For now, enjoy this robot:

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I could be wrong, but I think this place is a bar where you can order drinks at the window and drink them on the street (uh, I forgot the word for that). I know it’s not drive-through… a pick-up window? Last week I forgot the word for “razor” and called it a “shaver” instead. I’m pretty sure my kids didn’t notice though.

Ever get the feeling while you’re teaching your own language, your losing your grip on it at the same time?

Also, here are some ridiculous socks:

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At first I thought it was some anti-centaur bestiality propoganda (now there’s google worthy phrase for you), but on second glance, that horse has a head (as do the two humans). Is it something against horseback riding? What’s the Korean on the bottom say? Anyway, I bought them.

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Seven Months.

February 5, 2009

Sorry no updates. To summarize:

Only, you know, not.

But I did go to the Philippines. I did not get shanked (or shot. I just realized Yuddy got shot instead of shanked).

As for my trip, I managed to find my way through the tangle of Manila’s transit system (Seoul Subway: I ❤ you), rode up and down a volcano on a horse driven by an 11 year old, felt embarrassed by Americanness, got served by midgets, and visited relatives. All and all, a good trip.

Also I ate this for 6 days straight (in various forms):

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Other than that, life in Korea has been “same same,” as they say here. My boss tells me I’ve been looking healthier lately, but I think that’s just because I bought new foundation in the Philippines. I do feel that things are going to change soon (possibly since I’m getting a new roomie, Hi Russell!). I’m ready for it, I think.

Sometimes I have trouble thinking that this is my life and not just some imaginary practice for something else.

Okay I just feel like sharing more Days of Being Wild clips: