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Thursday, Nov 19, 2009

Another thing that I found cool in Korea was this:


Can you figure out what it is? . . .


 




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Wednesday, Nov 18, 2009

Where I come from, I never see this:


Japan or America—even in Europe where I’ve spent considerable time—cars don’t take one another on, in this way:


 





Something I hadn’t expected from Korea: a free-for-all, whoever comes first, however they can get in that space, fit their frame in, they’re welcome to it.


Don’t fuss over turning around; just wedge yourself in, exit, key the lock, get on with your business.


 



Reminding me of one of peripatacity‘s basic rules: never carry expectations when you travel.


 




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Saturday, Nov 14, 2009

Walking along the edge of the city, you stumble upon a quiescent river, nestled within a squat ravine. And bisecting the grey waters of the interior, a line of dots.




Two lines, in fact, enabling figures to pass in opposing directions.


And despite the danger of walking across precarious squares set in water, figures frequently pass from one side to the next. Saving time. Shaving kilometers off their journey from one end of town to another. Taking their chances with nature, with life.






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Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009

Walking around the streets of Daejeon recently, I was struck by this promotional still.


It was outside a motel, and, judging from how TV and movie stills adorned nearly every stay-for-pay in the neighborhood, I interpreted this as a strategy for advertising the paid channels featured in this particular establishment.


The reason I took the photo, however, was not to document the local strategy for scoring motel occupancy; rather, it was due to the content in this particular still. A man, a woman, an apple . . . a knowing wink. Hm . . . why does this combination ring a bell?


 




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Sunday, Nov 8, 2009
Brown Eyed Girls

 


If you don’t believe me, watch this.


 



 


 


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