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Monday, July 04, 2011

Wrapping Up

Wow, it's been almost six weeks since the last post. Unbelievable. I've been up to a lot of stuff, including

- researching and blogging a bit on the site for my Daegu Green Living group, which now has about 50 members.
- receiving and enjoying and organizing an organic CSA box from the company Heuksalim, which I visited over the winter.
- attending and occasionally cooking for the Green Consumer's Alliance Vegan Dinner night
- spending a weekend with the alternative school that began with the camp back in March (about which I still haven't finished writing)
- spending another weekend with Heuksalim for their 20th anniversary party
- taking another trip to Seoul to visit my old friends and some new ones
- showing an eco-film or two downtown
- attending two weddings, the differences between which are very interesting and worthy of a blog post.
- hanging out, playing board games, making burritos and beer with some new friends
- trying to keep up with a school schedule that got somewhat messy after we had to schedule some make-up classes following a few public holidays
- attending a youth forum at the big university nearby and listening to three hours of speeches in Korean, then heading to the afterparty and spending the evening drinking and talking with 25 strangers, all Korean.
- caring for a billion plants on my veranda
- finding ways to cook all my perishables

All of these things deserve posts of their own (the fact that I honestly believe this says something interesting about me), but the fact of the matter is that, as most of you probably know, I'm leaving for the US in just about an hour! I don't know if I'll have time or even be inclined to write about these things while I'm on the road, or if I'll remember them when I get back. So, let this post, scrawny as it is, memorialize these last busy but rewarding six weeks, in which I was too busy doing stuff to write about it. Maybe it's good to live a less meta-life every now and then.

Two other things I want to share with you, but don't quite know how to fit in.

1) While bicycling around yesterday doing errands, my speedometer/odometer topped 1000km! That's since the beginning if April, when I bought a new battery for the . The timer says that over that period my average speed was 17.4 km/h (damn stoplights), max speed was 62.4 km.h (quite a thrill), and total riding time was about 55 hours.

2) I've been wanting to put up videos and translations of the Korean music I've been listening to lately. Here's one, short and sweet.



"Pigeon"
by Crying Nut

(I know the title of the youtube video says "Dove," but that's clearly wrong, though now that I look it up, apparently they're the same.)

Hey pigeon,
Where you goin?
Come on,
Dance with me.

Hey pigeon,
Where you goin?
Come on,
Drink with me.

PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
PIGEON PIGEON PIGEON
ETC

HEY PIGEON
(And so forth)

Of all the things about Korea that it's my privilege to be able to enlighten you about, I'm not sure why I chose that one. Except that IT FRICKIN ROCKS, MAN! Maybe the deep ecologist in me (no time to find a youtube video of deep ecologists putting on animal suits and reconnecting with the nature spirit, but I'm sure you can find one if you want) likes the costumes at the end. Or maybe I'm still in my screamo phase.

9 comments:

AZ said...

I want to hear more about the two weddings. Will you tell me more when YOU ARE IN MADISON NEXT WEEK!!!!???!!

Mike said...

IS YOUR CAPS LOCK KEY STUCK OR ARE YOU JUST GLAD TO (BE ABOUT TO) SEE ME????

AZ said...

Oh, just a stuck caps lock key.

Andy said...

We recently started getting a CSA box too. Good times.

Andy said...

And since we're bragging about bicycle mileage, I recently passed 2000 miles on my road bike. I think my mountain bike, my old "commuter," is at about 1000.

Mike said...

Hot diggity, Andy! But, as we all know, one mile is only about a tenth of a kilometer, so I've one the cycling-madness competition by a rather significant margin.

Mike said...

...or maybe I've won it

Andy said...

So that's how that conversion works! There's a few things they just don't teach you in engineering school.

Mike said...

Trust me, my stepdad works for NASA.