Month: December 2004

  • My new PC

    On Christmas day I purchased a new Shuttle XPC SB81P SFF (Small Form Factor) PC. Well it has problems, specifically when you turn off the PC it will not power back on. The fans start up and spin at around 50% making a lot of noise and that is it .. nothing happens. If I […]

  • Christmas Day

    Christmas without the family has no meaning 🙁 It is just another day, another day to go shopping. So I went to Seoul. Caught the 9:30 am bus and arrived in Seoul around 2 pm. Went to COEX mall to pick up my Apple Ibook, but it was not ready for repair. I had rung […]

  • ‘Fan Death’

    INSIDE JoongAng Daily Newspapers fan belief in urban myth Another stiflingly hot summer has come and gone in Korea, and with it, the risk of dying by electric fan. If you’ve never heard of death by electric fan, you’re probably not from here. Every summer, mainstream Korean newspapers carry reports of people dying after sleeping […]

  • Korean Food One of the constant carps by many in Korea is the lack of imports. The response to this by many Koreans is ?¢‚Ǩ?ìThings are changing fast!?¢‚Ǩ¬ù The reality however is mixed. Many consider it a bad sign for a city?¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s restaurant culture if the best restaurants are in hotels. Korea, however can boast an […]

  • Korean swearing

    Blinger: A linguistics & ESL Blog he yells at me in Korean ?™¬??ì?¨?íÀÜ?´¬Å¬º?¨‚Ä¢¬º! mother fucker. I immediately grabbed him by his jacket, lifted him up and threw him down on the hood of his car while yelling at him ?´¬¨¬¥?¨?†¬® ?¨?íÀÜ?´¬Å¬º?¨‚Ä¢¬º! What kind of fucker, ?™¬??ì?¨?íÀÜ?´¬Å¬º?¨‚Ä¢¬º! mother fucker, ??‚Ä¢?ì?™¬µ¬??¨?íÀÜ?´¬Å¬º?¨‚Ä¢¬º! Korean fucker. the translations here are […]

  • Won Kar Wai’s 2046

    Zhang Ziyi looking very alluring in 2046 Won Kar Wai’s new movie 2046 is out. I am looking forward to seeing it. If it is like the prequel, In the mood for love then I will be happy. Synopsis: He was a writer, He thought he wrote about the future but it really was the […]

  • Internet Explorer is a piece of s##t !

    Been trying to get my website working properly in Internet Explorer 6 It has 95% of the market because it comes with Windows. In terms of features it is the worst browser on the market. Also great for adding spyware, and other junk onto your computer. In fact I still have some addware on IE […]

  • S.Korea Hails Japanese Emperor’s Reference on Korean Kinship

    S.Korea Hails Japanese Emperor’s Reference on Korean Kinship At a press conference Sunday marking his 68th birthday, Akihito said that he “feels a certain kinship with Korea.” Akihito said it was recorded in an eighth-century official history document, entitled Shoku Nihongi (Chronicles of Japan), that the mother of Emperor Kammu (736-806) was of the line […]

  • [Email Grammar] What corporate America can’t build: a sentence

    An interesting article on email and grammar, or more accurately the lack of grammar. What corporate America can’t build: a sentence

  • Talking with friend

    Had a chat with my friend Denis in Tokyo. Like me, Denis is an English teacher. He was talking about how he was organizing parties. Had some good photos. Global Friends Japan Lots of other things, but can’t discuss them in public. Hopefully he will be coming to Korea in May.