July 13.
Yog-hu-ru-tu, Yog-hu-ru-tu, the woman shouts. Yog-hu-ru-tu, where are you? I am watching a children's theater play with joy. The title is "Looking for Yoghurt" and Yoghurt is actually a cat. Yeon, the set designer, is my couchsurfing host. The set is colorful and simple. I like the lighting effects assisting pantomime play on stage, and ...
July 11. Wet eyes and all.
A bit ill. I spend the night and the better half of the day in the jimjilbang. Try to do some writing from 4:30 in the afternoon. Before that, I've seen a father going to the jimjilbang with his sun and I cried when he carefully helped the child into the water. Cried! I mean, ...
July 10. Avant-garde.
Meet old friends in a coffee near one of Seoul's many universities. They haven't changed much. We tell each other about our lives and smile friendly. Then I go and buy a ferry ticket to Vladivostok. The office is in the lively Insadong district. I head back to Tom n Toms coffee house to write ...
July 7. Interview with mr. K.
Randay-voo: An Interview with Mr. K. Mr. K is an experimental philosopher who juggles with his concepts as if they were colorful balls."Welcome to our studio, Mr. K."-"You're welcome in your studio too.""Why? Should I not be?"-"Am I saying that?""Shit. This is going to be tough. Dear listeners, our guest today is mr. K, philosopher. ...
July 5. Who is the zombie?
Just give yourself a break. If there is a mantra of wisdom, giving yourself a break from all too much devouring self-criticism should be in it.
Play "Who is the Zombie?"Cast: - a random group of people - a zombie; the zombie should look exactly like the people in the groupThe zombie has to mix ...
July 4. Tunnel underneath Mt. Meaning.
We can easily lock ourselves up in the cocoon of our own pleasure. You know what I mean. A nothing-else-matters-attitude, indulging in everything life has to offer and forgetting about what we ourselves have to offer it. We can also evolve. Something like that.
So, good morning. Everything alright?
"Anti-IndustrialismusArbeitet hart, Schweiß auf der ...
July 1. Barefoot.
View of Seoul from the mountainsA new month begins today. The year 2009 is half over. Do you have good memories of those six months? I hope you do. And I hope the second half will be even better. Never too serious, but always for each other.I hike Bukhansan with Malia today, but first we ...
June 28. Epochè.
There is a woman walking around at night close to where I live. I see here every time I come home. She stands near the stairs on the sidewalk of the road that curves around the Namsan mountain. She wears a mini-skirt and heavy makeup that almost make her look like a transvestite.
I don't ...
June 27. Doing what you do best.
Get up, excercise in Namsan parkTake a cold showerBuy 2 eggs for breakfast and make some coffeeWrite 3-4 hoursGo out, have lunch in a Korean-style small restaurantWrite another 3-4 hours in a caféMeet friends, have dinnerTake a bus home
Shouldn't everyboy be doing what he likes best? With zest and jest? Yest!