Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Clothes, Magic, and Prometheus” – Day 33 (6/21)

It’s one of those days again. Those days where you take a shower, get all clean, and find yourself sweating like a pig before you even make it to the subway station. I was supposed to meet more of my W&M friends, Inho and Jessica. Getting off at Sinchon Station, I navigate through the crowd and get […]

“Divine Revelation” – Day 26 (6/14)

Today was the first time I met my friends, Rachel and Andrew in Korea. This rendezvous with destiny was to be at Apgujung, Gangnam. Rachel and I were like the Asian version of Spanish conquistadores freshly arriving to the New World searching for riches and glory. With the oppressive summer heat beating against our backs, we met […]

Eating and Deep Thought – Day 30 (6/18)

Ok, so I’m gonna try a different writing style for my next few posts. (It’s going to imitate Brad Neely’s writing that dubbed over his version of Harry Potter) Another late start in another week in Korea and it is already hot as balls. I think it has been a month since I left the […]

“More Observations” – Day 27 (6/13)

I know that I done these observations before but as I’ve stayed in this country for roughly over a month, I’ll list out the things that annoy me or found interesting so far during my stay. 1. The North Farce I know that Koreans really like to go out and enjoy the mountain air and […]

“Buon giorno principessa!!!!” – Day 24 (6/10)

My dearest Italian house comrades in arms. I hope none of you have cried too much this summer at the thought of not seeing my face because you all miss me! 😛 Anyways, even though I am an ocean away from you all (for some, two oceans away) I have not ceased from thinking about […]

“English Crazy” – Day19 (6/5)

So I went to Gangnam (Area south of the Han River) to visit my dad’s cousin’s (name is Victor) English hangwon “after school tutoring”. “Mirrrikal!” (Those who can’t understand what was written, it’s “Miracle” in a Korean accent) I’ve met Uncle Victor before and knew that he spent a lot of time in his youth fooling […]

“Filial Piety” – Day 17 (6/3)

Today I got to meet my grandparent’s second son. Let’s just call him “uncle”. He is a chef for Samsung and is in charge of feeding thousands of Samsung work employees. He was to drive us to a Korean cemetery because it was the death anniversary of grandpa’s mother. A thin, but solid man, who […]