Until I actually learn Korean, there are some distinct advantages to not knowing the language. One of these is that, especially with Jeju natives' tendency to be passive-aggressive, I can get away with doing some stupid things because people would rather not deal with the hassle of trying to explain that whatever I'm doing is … Continue reading The ‘Dumb Waeguk’ Card
The public school kids have left for three weeks, to places where there is no snow and they can take stupid pictures of their stupid vacations and post them online even though nobody wants to see that garbage. The hogwon/private school foreigners, meanwhile, get to experience the wonders of the Korean Hawaii. This past weekend … Continue reading Where Did Everybody Go?
In Korea, if there's a problem, you tell everyone except the person responsible for the problem. Yesterday, I had a strange conversation with my boss. He called me in early to tell me that there had been a noise complaint called in to Yale about my apartment. I was keeping the neighbors downstairs up at … Continue reading Loud Noises in My Bedroom (???)
So I never really finished writing about Seoul, but we're past that point now. Besides, not too much happened after I went to Seoul Tower. I spent 40 minutes or so at the war museum, hopefully I'll go again and spend more time there. I had a two-person karaoke session, which was fun. This weekend, … Continue reading New Years Eve on Jeju
Before I continue, let me say that roulette is the stupidest fucking game ever. Not that its any less ridiculous than slot machines or craps or any of those games, but I played roulette this week and the only thing dumber are the serious-faced gambling addicts who sit there and study the roulette "stats" as … Continue reading Seoul Weekend Part II
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,300 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 38 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … Continue reading 2011 in review