Day 148

Tuesday | July 24th, 2012

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Up and early today, though not as early as Monday because I made a new friend (CH) at the camp who also lives in Gyeongju. This means that I will now have a ride there and back, should that be something I want. And I do. Not that the bus adventuure wasn’t cool … it was. But getting from the intracity bus station in Pohang to the camp site looks to be a drag and a half or minus 10,000 won every day or nagging someone for a lift. In this instance, my new friend R is pleased as punch to have someone to talk to, so it’s a good trade.

While yesterday was a lot of goofing off and waiting around for something to “happen”, today was more schedule oriented with more application of my craft and ability to entertain. It was still all good fun, except walking all around Gyeongju isn’t exactly the rigorous exercise that young children command and I was pretty wiped out in the midday section (but that could be blamed on the low-quality cafeteria food of Chinese origin combusting in my tummy into a minor food coma).

Towards the end of the day I was sure to punch through the coma with the aid of powder coffee (not a good ol’ fashioned can of Let’s Be™ sadly). I was reminded of an important rule in the last hour: wherever you go, whatever you do, there’s always someone more wiped out than you (below).

The Daily Bullet

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