Day 666

Tuesday | December 24th, 2013


Yesterday was nuts. I walked home in the winter dark around 18.00. Whatever I had thought I would do Monday night was forgotten by hunger and an achy neck from sitting in a jacked up position trying to work out a schedule for TOEIC camp. I decided that I don’t care about micromanaging this part of the camp. Someone else can do this next time. Someone else can pick up this ball and make it better.

KK did new things and the whole camp is now oddly balanced. Six people had to go into the morning classes which meant that there was whining and bitching for the schedule maker (me). I give priority to out-of-towners, then parents, then I stop caring. There is bias in that not caring, of course. I can respect that other people have other shit going on but I don’t respect whining and bitching. And I have trouble with some of my compatriots that book other “opportunities” in the mornings or afternoons during the camp. The focus should be on the camp.


Today I was in the office to work on end-of-the-semester paperwork. I also took the TOEIC Speaking Test for the first time. MS and I both took it and we had predefined strategies going in, but I messed up section 2 and decided to chuck my approach. The test requires more high level thinking than I gave it (and our students) credit for. Especially in the later sections where having a coherent reply is more important … I fucked that up. But I got to walk home in the evening as the sun was cresting down the mountaintops hilltops (top and above).

Meow and I met Canadian BM for dinner and then went for some honey makgeolli because it seemed like the perfect Christmas Eve drink. After that, we picked up ice cream, went home, and watched Love Actually.

The Daily Bullet


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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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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