Archive for February, 2010

I weigh 66 kg

That’s 145 lbs. to you westerners.

I joined a gym today… and I’m gonna get huuuuuuuuuge! But first I need some steroids…

posted by Michael in Whatever on 2/28/2010 | No Comments

I want to be asleep but I’m not

And that’s Alaska Jae’s fault because he was awake earlier and started asking me Korean vocabulary questions which brought me out of my near-sleep state… so I’m getting even by posting this picture of him sleeping! Yeah it’s not much of a revenge plot but it’s all I got right now.

posted by Michael in Whatever on 2/26/2010 | Comment (1)

Kpop girls + cheerleader uniforms = major distraction

I’m sitting here working on iPhone App stuff and the TV is on Mnet (Korean version of MTV) and I had no choice but to stop and stare at the screaming pink cheerleaders. These girls aren’t really all that hot… relatively speaking, that is… but this video is hard to ignore when you’re working!

posted by Michael in Music Videos on 2/25/2010 | Comments (2)

$14 jeans are super

Only idiots pay $50 for jeans! Yesterday I went to Edae and paid ₩15,000 for a pair of Levis and the guy shortened them for free right there on the spot.

Later on Jisun came out and helped me find some shoes, and then we saw that Percy Jackson Lightning Thief movie (lame unless you’re 12 years old), and then we invaded the buffet at the Renaissance Hotel (not that great), and then I tried to get Jisun to make out with me but she wasn’t falling for my cheap come ons. Eh, I tried.

posted by Michael in Food,Whatever on 2/24/2010 | Comment (1)

Up the fucking wall

…is where these commercials are driving me! Thankfully Alaska and I have pretty much given up watching Korean TV in favor of downloaded TV and Slingbox. This won’t help my neverending quest to stop speaking Korean like a gigantic moron, but it’s good for what’s left of my sanity.

posted by Michael in Television on 2/18/2010 | Comment (1)

Crazy tasty town!



posted by Michael in Food on 2/14/2010 | Comment (1)

Happy (Lunar) New Year

The other day I was about to eat a fish with Alaska and, before the food arrived, I shot a gigantic booger onto the table! I didn’t have to hold down any air passages, I didn’t flick it with thumb and forefinger… I just exhaled and launched a pretty impressive slimeball out of my right nostril. I didn’t even see it until Alaska said dude that’s fucking disgusting.

Since then the streets of Seoul have been more or less deserted. I’d like to think the city was evacuated because of what came flying out of my nose, but I’m pretty sure it’s because today is Lunar New Year. In America, New Year’s Day is more like Hangover Recovery Day, but over here it means leaving town and visiting the folks.

posted by Michael in Food on 2/14/2010 | No Comments


Ok, it was only a 3.0 and it shook Alaska’s apartment for all of 2 seconds… but at least it proves I wasn’t high when I texted three people to ask if they felt the quake.

A THREE-POINT-ZERO magnitude earthquake rattled Korea’s capital Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province at around SIX P.M. today Tuesday that is.

The Korea Meteorological Administration says the epicenter of the mild tremor was around eight kilometers north of Siheung city in Gyeonggi Province.

Residents in Seoul felt buildings tremble briefly. This is the third and biggest quake near Seoul since 1978 when the nation first installed such equipment., FEB 09, 2010

posted by Michael in News on 2/10/2010 | Comments (2)

Kpop is funny

It’s pretty hard to go anywhere in Seoul these days without hearing this song and now I can’t get it out of my head! Somebody please kill me.

posted by Michael in Music Videos on 2/8/2010 | No Comments

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

When a Korean girl pours you a shot of soju, you drink it… especially when you know she’s gonna call you a pussy if you don’t! Even if it means puking in a parking garage, and even if it means spending the next 36 hours curled up in the fetal position on Alaska Jae’s floor.

Sorry, I got no pics of the puking or the girl (she was hot, btw) but here’s a look at Nik’s new favorite place to eat… the “thin meat” restaurant in Kangnam. Good stuff. Oh yeah, and Alaska has recently taken to dressing up Terry with bandanas. It’s just a matter of time before I come home and find my dog wearing a pink tutu.

posted by Michael in Food on 2/8/2010 | Comment (1)

Yesterday’s lunch

Some pretty awesome kimchi jjigae coupled with panchan (fish cakes, seaweed, and raw squid) that I could do without. See what LIK is becoming already?

posted by Michael in Food on 2/2/2010 | Comment (1)

Still semi-homeless

Last week I finally put down a deposit on an apartment but I can’t move in until March 15th! Fuck. Well it’s no big deal… Alaska’s being awesome and letting me invade his space for the next six weeks. After internet service gets turned on tomorrow he’ll be more or less fully set up so his couch will be my office until it’s time to move in.

The apartment I took is the one I posted the floorplan for. It’ll be nice once I clean it up, but that’s gonna be kind of a chore since the current residents seem like they’re even lazier than I am when it comes to housework and that’s saying something. The upside is that I was able to offer the owner a slightly larger deposit and get the monthly rent reduced by ₩100,000! I know, I’m a hardcore negotiator.

Today I averted a laundry crisis by emailing pics of fabric softener and what I thought was laundry detergent to Jisun who informed me that I was about to buy the wrong shit! I highly recommend staying friends with your Korean ex-girlfriend whenever possible.

posted by Michael in Whatever on 2/1/2010 | No Comments