July 2006 Archives

July 31, 2006

DC Bachelor : UPDATE Ha.

DC Bachelor : UPDATE

Ha. If you think that shirt is bad, look at the other one he's selling.

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late night platform, originally uploaded by pbo31.

July 28, 2006

Foreign Policy: The List: The

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) :

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea

The Bank of Korea announced Wednesday that it will start circulating new W10,000 (US$1=W955) and W1,000 banknotes with strengthened anti-forgery features and new designs on Jan. 22 next year.

Present Imperfect: Bigger Brother

The Best Cities To Get

The Best Cities To Get A Job - Forbes.com

Washington DC is ranked number one! And Bethesda and Richmond are in the top 15....wow. Good to know.

July 27, 2006

becoming an anthropologist: leaving traces

becoming an anthropologist: leaving traces

I initially noticed this post for the attached picture, but the entry itself says quite a bit as well.

As a full-time worker and two credits shy of a full-time student, I find very little time for actual physical interaction with new people, friends and acquaintances. I find that online messaging and social networking systems keep me in touch with not only the friends I've left behind in Korea but also those who are around me now; more than actual physical meetings do, in fact.

You know that you've reached a milestone in ubiquity when you
use two of these tools to communicate with your boss--whether he's on the other side of the world or on the other side of the wall in his office!

Is it an acceptable alternative? What is lost and what is gained? What more is left for internet-enabled interaction?

Wi-Fi wars - The Boston

Wi-Fi wars - The Boston Globe

Why is this even still an issue? Would it really be that hard to give a paying customer a receipt with a code to enter for two hours of free internet? We have it for the car wash. Geez. I should just invent it and make a mint.

warmlist A complete list of

warmlist

A complete list of things caused by global warming. Ha.

July 22, 2006

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glowfly, originally uploaded by frog head!?.

July 21, 2006

Inactive.: Dunn's river eats next

Inactive.: Dunn's river eats next week
leftsider: Where is Dunn's river, dun?
leftsider: haha
leftsider: get it? Dunn's river? Dun?
leftsider: I'm genius
Inactive.: ingenius
Inactive.: dunn's river is a jamaican restaurant in laurel...right on rt.1
leftsider: Oh word? Sounds good.
Inactive.: next monday....
leftsider: what is monday eat out day now?
Inactive.: no doubt
leftsider: oh wait...maybe we should do something more pricey
leftsider: steve owes me one
leftsider: haHA!
Inactive.: good strategy
Inactive.: that korean spot was off the heazy
leftsider: good stuff my brotha
leftsider: you was down with the Seoul Food.
leftsider: oh man I'm on a roll
Inactive.: u need butter (this guy is contagious)
leftsider: haHA!
leftsider: I think you just earned yourself a spot on the blog my friend.
Inactive.: SCHWEET!!!

Kim Go Eun, better known

Kim Go Eun, better known as Byul (the Korean word for 'star'), recently released her third album, 눈물샘.

I didn't initially know it as 눈물샘, because someone gave the album to me digitally and the korean got corrupted. When I went to YesAsia to find the album title, they said the title was "Lachrymal Glands."

A quick look to google explained what lachrymal glands are.....and a quick use of its language tool translated 눈물샘 somewhat more accurately as "a tear spring." As realization set in, so did the humor.

Now that I'm thinking about it, though, I'm not sure how that could be aptly translated in English. The source of my tears? Tear wells? Tear ducts have no real marketability, and lachrymal glands sounds like medical research more than it does a ballad album.

July 20, 2006

For those of you who

For those of you who are still interested in my project of yore, the Korea Pop Podcast Show, the most recent weekly-which-is-more-like-monthly episode is 100% ROCK.

Which, of course, may not be your thing....If so, you're welcome to hit the preceeding ballad episode or the hip hop one before that. Check it out!

July 19, 2006

Foreign Policy: Quest for the

Foreign Policy: Quest for the Cure

Despite the fact that so-called "neglected diseases" such as hookworm affect millions of people, they have long been abandoned by modern medicine. The reason is simple: The typical victim is too poor to pay for treatment.

The Art of The Finish

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) :

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea

The Korean Society of Maryland called on state Comptroller William Donald Schaefer to make an official apology for mistaking South Korea for North Korea and suggesting the abolition of financial support for the education of Korean-Americans in retaliation for recent missile launches.

July 17, 2006

Foreign Policy: The List: Bush's

July 13, 2006

Excerpt from a conversation with

Excerpt from a conversation with colleague:

Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: its july - no class
leftsider: I still have two classes.
leftsider: and a lab
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: like a golden or chocolate?
leftsider: like a coat
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: shiny?
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: chiny?
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: (chinese, sort of)
leftsider: chinese as in humor?
leftsider: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIqJwgN7Hmg
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: thank yu
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: fol lat
leftsider: now you can have that tune stuck in your head too.
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: hahahahahahaha
leftsider: :)
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: Hey Bryan!
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: Who is your favorite boss at wrok!
leftsider: Both of my bosses!
leftsider: Because they're never here!
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: why?
leftsider: hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
leftsider: hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: LOL
leftsider: hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
leftsider: hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
leftsider: hey cesar
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: what?
leftsider: where's my hair brush?
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: I have it!
leftsider: oh wait.
leftsider: let's change that to water bottle
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: ok
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: . . .
leftsider: Don't use my water bottle and straw to drink from!
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: I dont! I stick it up my NOSE! [NOTE: he actually did this once. I have a photo for reference.]
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Nyuck Nyuck 4 U: Im cracking up over here

July 10, 2006

Hunjang�i kar�ch'im: stnadard dictionay I

Hunjang�i kar�ch'im: stnadard dictionay

I see there's still a job waiting for me in Korea....

July 9, 2006

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threesome, originally uploaded by keysofvirtue.

July 2, 2006

As if my posting wasn't

As if my posting wasn't sporadic and lean already, I've decided to cleanse my palate and have emptied my newsreader completely. If you'd like to lobby for your re-establisment or inclusion, it will not fall on deaf ears.

July 1, 2006

A theory, based on some

A theory, based on some things I haven't mentioned.

The things that I have not mentioned officially are that Frulwinn and I are using Helio as our mobile provider and that I have been accepted as a member of Cyworld. Also, I've decided to do my Anthropology class mini-ethnograpy on the Cyworld experience.

Here's the theory: prepare to bow to your Korean overlords. The Borg is coming and you will be assimilated.

To spare you who prefer to lightly peruse, I'll explain more after the jump.

Continue reading A theory, based on some.