Jeff Sutton, rest in peace, told us about meeting Bill Murray one Christmas a few years after high school. Jeff and a fellow cadet were down in the city from West Point. the guys walked past a restaurant and saw Bill Murray inside, so they waited in the cold for an hour, until Murray came … Continue reading Bill Murray on feeling stuck
although korea is a member of the OECD, which implies adherence to some basic labor practices, you see these kinds of ads every day: you cannot apply for a job in korea without submitting a recent photo and your DOB. let's not talk about the personal questions that come up in interviews: "are you married?" … Continue reading labor laws in the ROK
if the ents rise again, i'm fairly certain they'll be fighting with the japanese. look at the devotion supporting these trees.
Karl Rectanus suggested sharing American Thanksgiving. "it's a tradition that travels well." So my hashing, traveling friend Ate Ball said, "Happy Thanksgiving" to it turns out, the only other American in our Osaka hostel. Here's 18-yr-old Hector on his first backpacking trip before he heads back to Maryland next month to continue his electrical engineering … Continue reading American Thanksgiving, pass it on
so i asked my coworker changhee what she thought about the sentence below. delete or don't delete? might give westerners the skeeves. "The legend says that it (jizo statue) was made from the burning on the stake of the innocent virgin." changhee looked up the korean translation, which reads: "The Jizo statue is famous for … Continue reading sacrificial virgins
here's one of the 200-300 cells we're editing each day: J6260 toumyouji\ Contemplation of the Mount Koya Shingon School in the midst of Yata hills. Toneri Shinno generously enshrined Primary Monuments known to be produced in the Fujiwara era, the Wooden Medicine Buddha sitting statue, wooden Standing Statue of Kitshoten (both Important Cultural Properties of … Continue reading lost in translation redux
our 7th floor windows open just so far, so my skinny @ss won't fit through. we're editing 200-300 english translations every day, so the importance of prose is dwindling daily. this project is a massive compilation from the Japanese government of 14,000 tourism tidbits. our company translates Japanese into Korean into English into readable English. while … Continue reading overpromise, underdeliver
Maybe a valley is really a peak, and all you need to do is change the way you look at it. LG Last Friday, I got some lemons from LG. I wasn't invited back for the second month. My student evaluations weren't high enough, so I was let go. Ouch. It hurt to get negative … Continue reading peaks and valleys and peaks
at the cafe bene in seocho-ju, job hunting to a horribly fantastic 90s soundtrack.
i have a dental appointment today and got fired from my first job in Korea yesterday. now i feel like a local.