Tuesday, August 28, 2012

On Power Plant Tours

For a reason that I may expound on later...I was forced to go on a power plant tour.  The sign over the tour facility read "Energy World".  Wow, exciting...

Monday, August 27, 2012

On Asses

I was looking out the window of my apartment.  This is what I saw...

Friday, August 24, 2012

On Vacation

So, I went home for summer vacation.  And, after a one month break...here is my first post:

I just thought it was kind of cool...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

On Mormons

Today while doing an errand I came across two Mormons on a foot bridge.  They were passing out pamphlets to all the Koreans, but I walked by without being noticed.

On my way back home I was going to pass them again.  So, I tried to stay within a group of Koreans.  I was going to try to be out of the Mormons` reach when I crossed the bridge.  Then suddenly just as I reached the bridge, the Koreans just disappeared and I was just alone with the Mormons.

I came to the first guy.  He politely with a little nod said, `Hi!`

I said, `Hey!`

I came to the second guy.  He said with a polite smile, `What`s up?`

I said, `Nothing much!`

I reached the end of the bridge both relieved and insulted that I hadn`t received one of their pamphlets.  There wasn`t even a body language hint of them wanting to ask if I wanted to join their little incestuous cult.

Apparently, I have been cast into the outer darkness of Mormonism.  Oh my!

Monday, July 23, 2012

On Air

Last week, the principal came in to the English classroom.  He seemed a little bit annoyed about something.

He pointed to the fan I had running in the room.

"Blah, blah, blah (something about if students are not in the room), 절전."

I wasn't exactly sure what "절전" was, but nonetheless, I dutifully said, "네. 알겠습니다." (Yes.  I understand.)

After he left, I looked up "절전" in my cell phone's English-Korean dictionary.

"절전...save electricity, economize power"

This last month it has been hovering about 32 Celsius (90 F).  So, I am not really in the mood to save electricity.  But, I can move to the main teacher's office.  They sometimes turn the air conditioner on.

So, today they did turn the air conditioner on in the teacher's office.  Everyone is saying, "더워!" (It's hot!).

However, half of the windows are open.  And when I have been watching the classrooms more closely after the principal said that we needed to save electricity...the air conditioner has been on with the windows open.

Whatever 절전 means, I guess it doesn't mean save logically.

Friday, July 20, 2012

On Perception

I totally found the India Indian Doppelganger of my brother and sister-in-law.

But, I couldn't copy it from the web page and then I forgot to grab the link and, well...now it is on some Korean language blog that I was randomly shown on a Naver.com page, but now I can't find it.

But, it was funny as hell.

Now, it has me wondering if I can find the Indian doppelgangers of other people.  This my next mission...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

On A Common Conversation

The following video depicts a conversation that every foreign teacher in Korea has had multiple, multiple times.

Yes, I have been left sitting in the corner eating lettuce by myself...and, damn it...I am a chopstick Kung-fu master...