Wednesday, November 30, 2005

walkin to a doodlin song

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I was just walking to work and was in a good mood, check out the expression on the street cleaner guy's face as I video him. I think he enjoyed me, the meechun waygook (crazy foreigner in Korean)

Friday, November 25, 2005

K Life Part 7

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On the subway in Seoul, like the subways all over the world, there are vendors. In Seoul though, they tend to wear suits or at least sport coats. This guy is selling non-stick rubber gloves. Unknown to him though, just prior to his boarding the car, another non-stick rubber glove salesman had just left. Poor guy:(

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Swinger

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Saturday at the Free Market

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E and I went xmas shopping on Saturday at the 'Free Market' That is the official name. It is where artist sale their wares. There are also K-Pop/Punk bands too. And of course the Jeezus Freeekz™ "Gawd Bress Yoooo"

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

K Life Part 6

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More on life in Korea: Old People, mothers with babies on their backs, Junior high boys playing b-ball in uniforms, oh yeah and don't forget Crabs steaming on the back of a truck!

Monday, November 21, 2005

Hello Kitty Scooter!

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Walking around Seoul on Saturday I saw a Hello Kitty Scooter....and well had to pull out the camera for that.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Manjoo!

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Manjoo are these little bite sized corn thingys filled will puddin in the middle that they sell on the subway platforms in Seoul. Yummy!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Drawing Restraint 9

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Last Saturday I went to see Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9. The film wasn't playing when I came to see the exhibition a few weeks ago. The movie was amazing! If it comes to a museum near you, GO! They are also playing all of the Cremaster movies as well, so, I am going to go every Saturday in December!

Monday, November 14, 2005

Saturday in Seoul

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Ethan and I went to Namdaemun Market to do a bit of shopping on Saturday.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Hiking a mountain in Seoul part 4 (the end)

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At the end of a long hiking day, the trail leads us out at Seoul National University. Where the last few miles are somewhat flat, wide avenues filled with hikers and Muzak® pumped into the surroundings. I love this one song which is a surf classic, Im not sure who by. Maybe Dick Dale? How perfectly Korean!(Lynchian?)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Hiking a mountain in Seoul part 3

Friday, November 11, 2005

Hiking a mountain in Seoul part 2

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Hiking a mountain in Seoul

On Sunday I went hiking with Young and her mother. Hiking seems to be the national past time for middle aged Koreans. They get all decked out if full on hiking gear with their back packs filled with lunch and many of them this includes the four Soju lunch. Which I think is just crazy, because this is some serious hiking, over some very treacherous rocks near the top! But once you reach the top is several Buddhist Temples and you can meditate and then have lunch. There is free lunch for all who come. It seemed very much like a soup kitchen, except that everyone up there were hikers and none of them homeless. That was way too much work for only a free meal. But so worth it. This is going to come in several parts because I shot a lot.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

K Life Part 5

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On Sunday morning I was walking past this seafood shop and their tanks were filled with these ugly dead fish, lots and lots of them. Well, later that afternoon on my way home I saw their 'waste not want not' philosophy full force with all the dead fish on a clothing rack, poles and tree drying! I only wish my camera could record in Odourama® so that I may share the whole experience with you.
Oh just another day in SK, enjoy.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Teaching the Days of The Week

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Here are my students at their cutest. Every week they have to learn a 'speech'. This week it was the days of the week. So they have to stand in front of the class and recite it.

Halloween Day Night with co-workers

After work we all went to Manhattan Western Bar® Free margaritas for those in costume, it was only us and the staff in costume. Here we are trying to throw puffed rice snacks into our mouths.

K Life Part 4

Halloween day night at Manhattan Western Bar. ooooh excitement, K-Style!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

K Life Part 3

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Free Cheesecake at Costco (in Seoul)

This is what happens when you give cheesecake away for free at Costco in Seoul!

Dior Homme

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Dior Homme had a grand opening in Seoul. I forgot how icky the retail world of fashion is. I miss working on the shoots, but this side just totally skeeved me out!
Seoul is much more like Los Angeles than New York.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Charlie's Birthday Cake

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It was Charlie's birthday and this is his cake, and the table and the cutting and the people.

A Stream Runs Thru it.

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There is a 'new' stream running through Seoul, well an old dried up, reconstituted stream that had a 'grand opening' a few weeks ago. Charlie narrates and explains.

The Berlin Wall (in Seoul)

Im walking through Seoul and stumble upon the Berlin Wall, well part of it with a lampost and a bear.