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  • Plagiarized Thoughts on my Newfound Mortality

    "Forseeing"

    Middle age
    refers more
    to landscape than to time:
    it's as if you'd reached

    the top of a hill
    and could see all the way
    to the end of your life,

    so you know without a doubt
    that it has an end—
    not that it will have,

    but that it does have,
    if only in outline—
    so for the first time

    you can see your life whole,
    beginning and end not far
    from where you stand,

    the horizon in the distance—
    the view makes you weep,
    but it also has the beauty

    of symmetry, like the earth
    seen from space: you can't help
    but admire it from afar,

  • The Sad Saga of My Left Testicle

    My love affair with the Korean medical system came to its full fruition this weekend as I had surgery to repair various vascular components of my left testicle. This medical episode has been ongoing throughout my first year here and has been described in various post that I haven't the energy right now to hyperlink. I spent the night before I got here in the emergency room with this problem and have been treated for it twice since and several times before. Basically, for those not already sick of hearing about it, the blood supply exiting the left testicle has to go through the kidney to get back into the stream and in something like 40% of all men this causes a problem, especially when the affected individual is physically exerting themselves. The problem is further aggravated when these activities occur during warm weather.

  • Science Park and a Wedding

    After an initial flurry of motivation for lab work, I've since found the inevitable slow-down that occurs approximately 3 months after you start. The main ideas of science are always exciting to me, however the daily routine of mindless protocols is sure to wither away even the most ardent enthusiast. But I was expecting this to happen anyway. One thing I've learned in life thus far is that in order to get where you want, you often have to do a lot of things that you'd rather not do.

  • Kimchi Pancake 김치전


  • Thoughts about tomorrow's Koreabridge Webast

    Been gathering my thoughts in preparation for tomorrow's Koreabridge Webcast. Topics that I'd like to address at some point - either tomorrow or during future webcasts.

    • The Vision/Big Picture
      -a media channel that helps  those interested in Korea connect, learn, and collaborate
      - how  Pweb/KB fit into Worldbridges
    • Standards & Values
      - where do we draw lines?
    • The Business Model
      - show who the money?
    • Community Contribution
      - giving back, starting last year
    • Content Producers
      - what's in it for them?
    • Ratings & Reviews (businesses, employers/recruiters, content)
      - balancing the value of crowdsourcing with the headache of potential lawsuits
    • Forums
      - consolidation?  range of categories?
    • Advertising
      - more than banner ads, interactive advertising
    • Other Sites
      - collaborate if interested, cordial co-existence (no Pweb mafia)
    • Tech Stuff
      - Drupalers wanted,  OpenX vs Google Ad Manager,

  • Thoughts about tomorrow's Koreabridge Webast

    Been gathering my thoughts in preparation for tomorrow's Koreabridge Webcast. Topics that I'd like to address at some point - either tomorrow or during future webcasts.

    • The Vision/Big Picture
      -a media channel that helps  those interested in Korea connect, learn, and collaborate
      - how  Pweb/KB fit into Worldbridges
    • Standards & Values
      - where do we draw lines?
    • The Business Model
      - show who the money?
    • Community Contribution
      - giving back, starting last year
    • Content Producers
      - what's in it for them?
    • Ratings & Reviews (businesses, employers/recruiters, content)
      - balancing the value of crowdsourcing with the headache of potential lawsuits
    • Forums
      - consolidation?  range of categories?
    • Advertising
      - more than banner ads, interactive advertising
    • Other Sites
      - collaborate if interested, cordial co-existence (no Pweb mafia)
    • Tech Stuff
      - Drupalers wanted,  OpenX vs Google Ad Manager,

  • Kimchi Pancake 김치전

    WHAT'S IN IT?

    (for 3 large kimchi pancakes)

    Flour 1.5 cups
    Water 1.5 cups
    Kimchi 3 cups (sour ones, fermented longer), Kimchi juice is a great bonus!
    Eggs 3
    Salt 1/2 to 1 teaspoon
    Vegetable oil

    HOW DO I MAKE IT?

    1. Mix all the ingredient together. (except vegetable oil)
    2. Pre-heat a pan on medium heat and oil it.
    3. Pour 2-3 ladles of the mixture (depending on the size the pan).
    Make sure the mixture is evenly spread throughout the pan.
    4. Cook until one side is golden brown and flip.
    5. Cook the other side until golden brown.
    *if your pancake is thick, cook on low heat so that it's cooked through.
    6. Remove from the pan and cool it down before cutting.
    7. Cut into squares.

  • Cherry Blossoms and more....

    Busan, 9/4/09Korea Cherry Blossom SeasonIt"s the season of the romantic flower, the cherry blossom, a flower celebrated (or hated, depending on your perspective) in Japan, Korea and China with countless poems written and paintings drawn for the beautiful flower.Despite their being a symbol of Japanese rule to many of the locals, millions of visitors flock every year to major cherry blossom fe...

  • Cherry Blossoms and more.......

    Busan, 9/4/09Korea Cherry Blossom SeasonIt"s the season of the romantic flower, the cherry blossom, a flower celebrated (or hated, depending on your perspective) in Japan, Korea and China with countless poems written and paintings drawn for the beautiful flower.Despite their being a symbol of Japanese rule to many of the locals, millions of visitors flock every year to major cherry blossom fe...

  • Cherry Blossoms and more.......

    Busan, 9/4/09Korea Cherry Blossom SeasonIt"s the season of the romantic flower, the cherry blossom, a flower celebrated (or hated, depending on your perspective) in Japan, Korea and China with countless poems written and paintings drawn for the beautiful flower.Despite their being a symbol of Japanese rule to many of the locals, millions of visitors flock every year to major cherry blossom fe...

  • BK International House

    There I was, minding my own business in my 2 X 3 metre koshiwon, when all of a sudden I find out that there's a vacancy for me at the BK International House. My new residence is located just outside the back gate of the university and I can walk to and from the lab now. Joy.

  • Back in the Future (not)

    As my first year in Korea will come to a close soon it has been of utmost importance to figger out what I am going to do next. I have had to face the grim reality that I am very, very happy here. Why this is I can't pinpoint exactly but there is little I can do now to fix it. I seem to be stuck with a beautiful Korean girlfriend who is nearly half my age and thinks I can walk on water. I have also nearly procured what appears to be, on paper at least, a deeply rewarding and highly lucrative new job.

  • Busan- Bumbling on.........Fitness time!

    Busan, 18/3/09.During the last few weeks, I have started to see a lot more of Korea, which has had many benefits.As much as I enjoy and have enjoyed a beer with the lads at the weekend, as well as the associated tomfoolery, I decided that I have to start seeing a little more of the place. To this end, the last two weekends have included wonderfully cultural Sunday adventures to Jagalchi (Famous fo...

  • Busan- Bumbling on.........Fitness time!...

    Busan, 18/3/09.During the last few weeks, I have started to see a lot more of Korea, which has had many benefits.As much as I enjoy and have enjoyed a beer with the lads at the weekend, as well as the associated tomfoolery, I decided that I have to start seeing a little more of the place. To this end, the last two weekends have included wonderfully cultural Sunday adventures to Jagalchi (Famous fo...

  • Busan- Bumbling on.........Fitness time!...

    Busan, 18/3/09.During the last few weeks, I have started to see a lot more of Korea, which has had many benefits.As much as I enjoy and have enjoyed a beer with the lads at the weekend, as well as the associated tomfoolery, I decided that I have to start seeing a little more of the place. To this end, the last two weekends have included wonderfully cultural Sunday adventures to Jagalchi (Famous fo...

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