I passed my finals. I get to see Steve and Eddie next week. And Immigration gave me a visa, so I won’t get deported. Huzzah. Today's graduation marked the end of our semester at Sogang. I’m going to miss each classmate individually and our class collectively. Some of us may see each other next semester, … Continue reading On to level 2
Gwangjang Market 광장 시장 is mainly a fabric and food market. You can find bedding, fruit and food stalls, but not many, if any, foreigners afoot. The market’s famous for the bin dae ddok 빈대떡, or pancakes made with freshly ground mung beans. For less than $4 USD you can sit down to a freshly … Continue reading Market watch
This week is the last week of the semester. Where did two-and-a-half-months go? Or as my friend Su ji would say “monthes”. This must be what getting old is like. Today, we completed our written and listening tests. Tomorrow we have 15-minute oral interviews. Friday, we have a graduation celebration complete with lunch and presents … Continue reading Sogang’s semester ends
After boasting the coldest weather since 1957, Seoul got some sunshine today. Made for fantastic hiking weather—brisk, but windless thank God. So I went to Bugaksan for the second time in a week. Steve hiked Bugaksan in December, and I’ve wanted to go since then but especially since last Saturday when I arrived too late … Continue reading Hiking Bugaksan in downtown Seoul
Remembers the night owls. Thanks WERS. WKNC @State plays death metal and other obscurities overnight. Pandora hasn’t reached this part of the world. Neither has Spotify. But thanks to the nets, WERS plays “Music for the Independent Mind,” even in Seoul. In the wee small hours of Boston’s morning, ERS is playing Vintage Rock Singer-Songwriters. … Continue reading WERS 88.9FM in Boston
Caffe Bene in Seoul playing Durham's Nnenna Freelon.