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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Short (Medium) Film

1980ish-style kung-fu sci-fi film . . . a bit strange but entertaining:

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Short Film

A different type of short film:

Suwon Station Sign

What's wrong with this picture?

Sunday, 17 May 2015

About India: Article

Read this:

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Summer Melons

Korean summer melons--at least these ones--are small and yellow. They're called 'chamoe' (참외).

This is a little one. Sometimes they are twice this size.

Peel, slice, scoop out the seeds, cut, and you have a nice bowl of fruit!

It tastes like a melon!

The Mogi are Back

Mogi (모기), the Korean word for mosquitoes, are back.

Yesterday one of students had nine 'bites' to her face, which was a blotchy red.

I haven't seen a mosquito yet, but now I'm worried.  It seems too early in the summer for them to be showing up, but, then again, we've already had some hot days.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Children's Day

Last Tuesday was "Children's Day" in Korea, and I asked some of my older elementary students about it, though I was really trying to get their opinions.

This started last year when one 6th grade girl told me, after asking her parents about a Children's Day present, that her mother said, "You're in sixth grade. You're not a child."

Typically, in Korea, children get a present on Children's Day--which falls on May 5th.  They might get a new ____, go to an amusement park, visit their grandparents (or other relatives) and receive money, etc.

So I asked my 5th and 6th grade students, "When do you stop getting a Children's Day present?"

The most common answer was that in sixth grade you are a child, but once you go to middle school   (in seventh grade) you are not a child.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Short Animation

Worth a watch:

Sunday, 3 May 2015


Jokbal (족발): seasoned and steamed pig's leg:

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Sanbon Music Festival

Officially entitled, I believe, "Buskingholic", this weekend + promises to see a number of budding musicians parked at different spots in Sanbon.  The city didn't spring for multiple stages (like the one in front of E-mart), but put up signs like Spot 10 or Spot 12 . . . anyway, lots of people were out today enjoying the warm weather and the music:

Naksansa Part 2

The act of scattering my friend's ashes into the sea has been postponed or changed . . . anyway, I didn't make the trip.