Monday, February 16, 2009

The End is Nigh

Part of the reason I've been not blogging very much lately is because a) I've been super-busy with other stuff, and more importantly, applying for another job.
I've been interning/working as a researcher at one of the SKY universities for the past year, since finishing up at their language school. While I love the work and especially the time it gave me to pursue my own research and leisure activities, eventually the time came where I needed to look at something that was going to allow me to eat something other than ramyeon two meals out of three. So, starting next week I'll be working at a major international institution, and I don't quite yet know how this will affect my blogging and other activities. I'm excited about the change, a little sad about leaving, and generally going insane trying to get everything together.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Dang, that's some happy stuff! My new goal in life is to learn this song, then sing it to annoy my enemies. Plus, the cuteness would render me immune to anything they might plot against me. If you can't hit a girl, you can't possibly hit a girl giggling and singing "포뇨, 포뇨, 포뇨 아기 물고기!"

Starting the New Year Wrong

Every solar and lunar new year, I go through the checklist of taboo and required actions. In particular for the new year:
Have things clean and tidy
Pay all your debts
Eat ddeokguk (to get a year older ... because that's what I'm really longing to do)
Greet people properly
Wear new clothes
etc., etc.
and every year my luck sucks for the first few months. Well, NO MORE! This year I left my apartment a disaster area before heading south to spend time with the family. I left without paying my rent, and I haven't paid my bro back for the train tickets he bought me. I took a stab at wearing new clothes, but the new baby spit up on them before I'd been in them more than an hour, so I changed back into my well worn (and slightly dirty) clothes. I worked on a few projects and bits of research. The only thing I did properly this whole time was eat ddeokguk, because I would have starved if I hadn't. Let's see if abandoning all pretense of making a good start to the new year does something to turn it around!
Ohhh, Gomushin Girl is such a rebel!