Archive for July, 2010

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You may have known.

July 19, 2010

I draw, kinda: here.

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Monsoon Season Sure Puts a Damper on Things

July 17, 2010

Ha ha, with a slap of the knee.

This pic is actually reused from a monsoon season of yore.

Sorry.

Actually, to be honest, I don’t mind torrential rain under these conditions:

1. I don’t have to go anywhere.

2. If I do have to go somewhere, I don’t have to look presentable at the place I am going to.

3. I am not carrying any water sensitive papers, electronics, etc.

4. I am not wearing wet socks.

Other than that, I think, I’m pretty okay with monsoon season in Korea. If anything (well, that is, when it doesn’t go all hot shower rain style) it’s a nice reprieve from the brutal summer heat we have been having (oh summer, that which makes me take cold showers before bed time in order to go to sleep, that makes me itch mosquito bites until they swell into a second knee). Now, here is another list of things I’ve been eating to stay cool.

1. Nengmyun

2. Pat Bingsu/Nokcha Bingsu

3. Frozen bananas from Chateau Chocolat (sorry I left it half eaten in your freezer, friend).

4. Frozen plums from my (not icebox) refrigerator (thanks for the tip WCW, they are so sweet and so cold).

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Summer of ________________?

July 14, 2010

My apologies for being uncommunicative– you know, it’s been the same mostly. I’ve been working and trying to keep social, and other things have suffered. Like, for example, my apartment has become a showcase of (some say charming, I say just plain ol’) squalor, and I haven’t been going to many new places or doing anything exciting. I will say this though: there is another Cafe Bene opening up across from the jjimilbang I live near, a mere 50 yards from another Cafe Bene. I personally think it’s a plague upon this nation, partially because I had some shitty waffles from there once.

I did get a chance to see a show at Ruff Projects near Namsan. They have an extraordinary view from up there.

Anyway, ever notice how large swaths of Noksapyeong look like West LA? Santa Monica Blvd, specifically. Standing Coffee kind of reminds me of Cacao, except even fewer seats and I don’t think the baristas at Cacao wear sailor outfits in the summer.

Also, I went to Taco Bell. It tastes the same. I got the same familiar stomachache I used to get when I used to eat there at Ackerman Union, bitching about my English finals.

My only complaint: the placement of the sour cream was wrong. CLEARLY it is meat then sour cream then lettuce. Not on top of the cheese! Ridiculous.

Bought another Korean t-shirt for 4,000 won.

I am willing to date anyone who appreciates (and understands) the full extent of this shirt’s hilariousness. I am completely serious.

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Hot Rain Isn’t Sexy

July 3, 2010

I feel like I should post, so I’m going to. Nothing much has been happening. I have been busy with work, sleeping, sweating.

Had my first bingsu of the season:

Monsoon season is here, it feels like a shower (without the soap) when you go outside and I have a perpetual desire to wash my face. Also, what is up with those umbrella condoms– little plastic covers for your umbrella when you go inside a building? Seems like such a waste for something you only use for about five minutes.

I had a nightmare about a huge, burly, misshapen man first trying to look over my shoulder to get my ATM pin number and then chasing me, lumbering along, singing “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.” I have no idea what that means.

Anyway, I should be doing my laundry. Been using too much swimwear as underwear lately.

Oh also, last Tuesday was my 2-year Korea anniversary. Uh, happy anniversary to me?

Christ, I used to be so tan.

I never thought I’d see the day when hearing “Africa” by Toto out of an Itaewon bar would make me so nostalgic. Funny, that.

Oh, and if you want to keep up with me more consistently, you know I update my tumblr more, right? Even though I guess that’s just a random compiling if stuff on the internet– I guess it’s more indicative of my mood than this thing.