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I won’t add a video of Queen’s “Bicycle Race” to this post*

I won’t add a video of Queen’s “Bicycle Race” to this post*

How many times in the weeks since I’ve gotten a bicycle have I uttered, or though, the words, “Nice turn signal, yah fucking asshole!”?
No idea, but if we assume it has happened at least one time when I’ve sat my ass down on my me-powered mobile, we’re somewhere in the range of three or four cartons of eggs. Fragile, easily smashed eggs. Much like my bones should I not see them in time as I’m…

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shot44 on Flickr.
For the first four months of my time in Japan, I would pass through this parking lot on my way to the PC Cafe to get my weekly internetting done. I got internet at home at the same time I got a bicycle. I would still pass though this parking lot, just on my way to getting lost somewhere. Shot with an Instax Mini. Scan of a print.

shot44 on Flickr.

For the first four months of my time in Japan, I would pass through this parking lot on my way to the PC Cafe to get my weekly internetting done. I got internet at home at the same time I got a bicycle. I would still pass though this parking lot, just on my way to getting lost somewhere.

Shot with an Instax Mini. Scan of a print.

I’m also listening to Weezer a lot again. Korea reminds me of Weezer.

I’m also listening to Weezer a lot again. Korea reminds me of Weezer.

In the time between leaving and returning to Korea, I was living in this little place called “Nihon”. The kewl kids called “Nippon” but I don’t because it sounds a lot like “nipple” and I look far too much like a sitcom landlord to risk those sorts of wacky hijinks.

If you’re a lifer in Korea, you’re already preparing your rebuttals to anything I may say along to lines of, “It’s a lot better…

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かわいいクルー on Flickr.Here’s some cuteness for you.
Two of my young Japanese students on my final day there. I think they were close to turning four years old in this image. I had taught the boy since he was eight months old.
Olympus Pen E-P3.

かわいいクルー on Flickr.

Here’s some cuteness for you.

Two of my young Japanese students on my final day there. I think they were close to turning four years old in this image. I had taught the boy since he was eight months old.

Olympus Pen E-P3.

Korea… Some things have changed about the place since I was last here. Many things…

ghost

Korea… Some things have changed about the place since I was last here. Many things haven’t. The most obvious are the visa requirements. They came in to effect after a child rapist was caught. He was teaching in South Korea at the time. He never attacked any of his students as far as we know. He committed his evil in South East Asia.

He would still be eligible for a visa under the rules designed…

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I was a member of the Rock Tiggers but the drummer got hooked on hunny, and well, the band just fell apart after that…

I was a member of the Rock Tiggers but the drummer got hooked on hunny, and well, the band just fell apart after that…

The Rock Tigers were one of those few moments in Korean popular music that didn’t make you want to shove freshly sharpened pencils through both of your eardrums. I wonder what happened to them?

Oh, wait. I can answer my own question through the power of the imaginationof Google: Wikipedia sez that they’re still doing shows. Their…

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Game Theory

suyu market

I have to take a moment and give recognition to the superior teaching skills of the guy who’s classes I took over in April. My second position in my new job. His kids are so fluent at English that my head spins;

“How are you?”

“Game?”

“What color is it?”

“Game!”

“Alright, close your book.”

“Game, game, game, game, game!”

I’m so happy to be back in Korea so I could witness the results of such…

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'Nudder Day, 'Nudder Dollar

‘Nudder Day, ‘Nudder Dollar

the room

Tomorrow will begin with a small cup of coffee. A small cup is all I can handle these days thanks to the unwelcome movement of my intestines out of their proper spot a year ago. Assuming dinner moves on its way to the ocean in a timely manner, a bit of breakfast as I surf the web. With an hour or two before I need to leave for work, I go through what teaching materials I have on hand in order to…

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As Seen From Haneul Park on Flickr.
A tiny sliver of Seoul from 2008. The photo was taken from Haneul Park (하늘공원) in western Seoul. Mamiya C220f. I’m pretty sure I’ll be moving the blogging stuff another site and leaving the images on Tumbr to speak for themselves. Not sure when. Gotta see what’s available these days as far as templates go from Blogger and Wordpress. Them all being horrible may convince me to not use them. It took me forever to find a Tumblr theme I was happy with and even then I needed to alter the HTML…

As Seen From Haneul Park on Flickr.

A tiny sliver of Seoul from 2008. The photo was taken from Haneul Park (하늘공원) in western Seoul. Mamiya C220f.

I’m pretty sure I’ll be moving the blogging stuff another site and leaving the images on Tumbr to speak for themselves. Not sure when. Gotta see what’s available these days as far as templates go from Blogger and Wordpress. Them all being horrible may convince me to not use them.

It took me forever to find a Tumblr theme I was happy with and even then I needed to alter the HTML…

underbridge on Flickr.
A summer night picnic along Okimizugawa in Miyakonojo. Pentax MX. I’ve been wondering if I’ll be able to find this sort of mellow evening outing here in Gunsan. It’s just spring now so I can see why people wouldn’t wander too far from the warmth of the bars. But my memory of my previous time through Korea suggests that I won’t be coming across anything like this.

underbridge on Flickr.

A summer night picnic along Okimizugawa in Miyakonojo. Pentax MX.

I’ve been wondering if I’ll be able to find this sort of mellow evening outing here in Gunsan. It’s just spring now so I can see why people wouldn’t wander too far from the warmth of the bars. But my memory of my previous time through Korea suggests that I won’t be coming across anything like this.