Day 318

Thursday | January 10th, 2013

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A stellar day for light and pictures. It was bright and the sun was fighting back the winter dredge. There was still no hope of much melting, but at least the river’s covering was inching back (but the ducks weren’t anywhere to be seen, perhaps it was too windy).

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(Above left) So this is what frozen algae looks like. (It’s the black part of the picture.) While I was leaning over the railing and then back again to make sure I’d caught the blueness of the bridge’s shadow cast over the ice (hero image, top), I accidentally shot one of how this might appear to a bird flying over (above, right).

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Light and color playing out again in the non-winterscape of Gyeongju. Looking back through photographs taken in the late spring, summer, and autumn, I can see this bright light in many shots. This winter has been so cold, so bleak, and shockingly so flat, murky, and gray, I’m a bit surprised I’ve had much luck at all with photography without filter-raping all the images (like in say Instagram or the Daily Bullet).

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A tepid and skittish cat comes out for the food it finds itself so desperately dependent on humans for and is not getting on the same twice a day cycle when BM was around. I’m sure that up until this moment when I placed succulent Whiskas on the floor, it had become convinced that this domestic house living stuff was for the birds and life on the street was the way to survive.

The Daily Bullet

I read on the net that some folks were all bent because of an app called “Make Me Look Asian”. Of course, I immediately stopped reading that stupid article and went cruising for the app, because I want to look Asian (just like I want to be “With Mitt“). But, the app controversy was for Android apps and the purveyor in question was money-grubbing soul-eaters at Google. I can only assume that Apple has more class than Google since I could not find any of the Make Me Look Asian or Make Me Look Indian apps. The only such app that I could find was Make Me Look Old.

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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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