Day 315

Monday | January 7th, 2013

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More idle time today. Two tests and a lot of time to sit and finish recuperating. Time to write, maybe. Time to stare off out the windows past the wind and to the mountains, nay, hills in the backdrop of Gyeongju. In the summer, walking to work, walking around, I would look at these same curves and be reminded of a profile. The forehead, slender Northerner nose, protruding lips, each feature unmistakeable to me as the faces I’ve drawn since I was a teenager (something like this one on my 2001 résumé). Faces inspired by the two greatest drawing influences growing up: HergĂ© and my father (who had me take down the only digitized collection of his drawings a few weeks ago).

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It was odd, then, to be pondering landscapes in the testing room, and to be walking across the bridge later to witness a different kind of feature. It seems the embankment built up after the flooding in the summer has faltered in the winter (above, left). Either the weight of the snow, or the dividing presser of the ice forms which seeped into the ground have forced the belly curve to crack, slid, and shove the ice up into a curious observation deck window peak on top of the frozen river (above, right).

The Daily Bullet

Meet insanity. It has a face. And that face is fugly-cute.

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Daily Report

I didn’t sleep last night. I struggled to write or create a script that would grab an .mp3 from a folder, open it, insert markers in pre-determined places, split the audio file into eleven segments based on those

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Gyeongju

Out beyond the fake lake (Bomun) for Christmas Day lunch at a place called the Healing Kitchen. It’s all farms and hilltops here. And roads to more farms and hilltops. Except for the noise from the cars, I

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The Fourth Wall

I’m here and alive. Ten days behind the reality of my written life, yet here and alive. TOEIC is the predominant motif of life from the end of the semester until … today. This is the end, after

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This Old Hanok

When we had the bathroom done, we wanted to design our own window for the part of the wall which straddles the storage space along the side of the house. This way we could have clean airflow through

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