Day 387

Wednesday | March 20th, 2013

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Classic day off hijinks today. I slept late while Meow was off in some dark corner of the municipality known as Gyeongju City working her job. Maybe I slept in because of the coughing sickness that’s making the rounds. A little more than more sleep can never hurt you, I say.

More hijinkery ensued as I ignored the dogs and retreated to my office to attempt to catch up on missing posts here. But I didn’t actually do that until the wee hours. I spent all the previous time watching Space Battleship Yamato 2199 on LG’s recommendation. I ran out of new episodes to stream, and then I resigned myself to writing which at times seems more of a drag than something I might find enjoyable. It certainly cuts into my valuable do-nothing time and think time and sleep time.

But when I don’t write and there are gaps, and I can’t remember why I live each day or what I saw that brought cohesion and silence, I worry that I’m pissing this gift away. It kills me to have such a gap between the CEC and Gyeongju. To not have kept a regular journal for four years. This is sort of like an anchor which keeps it all from slipping away.

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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