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Blowin up Haengsin-dong. Holla!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

So Nice

It was a beautiful day today. It's getting near the high 40s during the day when the sun is out. You can feel Spring coming - it's wonderful. I took a walk to scope out barbershops and possibly get my hair cut. I don't know which shops are just for women and which are just for men, and considering the huge language barrier here in Haengsin, I didn't really want a 10 minute embarrassing conversation where neither of us understand each other. I'm really tired of those talks. I did find a place though - the marquee says 'Men's Beauty Shop' - right up my alley. The only problem was there was only one barber and a 7 man line waiting. I reckon I'll go earlier in the morning next time. I did see something amazing on the way though - a woman was walking this scrawny little yip dog that was wearing four tennis shoes, a tutu and a diaper. It was all at once pathetic and magical. I regretted not having my camera.

I did snap a self portrait sitting on my porch reading - it was warm enough in the sun to chill outside in a sweater. I finished 'Mosquito Coast' by Paul Theroux today, not bad:


  1. Looking good son! Did you win a chilsung cider drinking contest to get those chairs? Glad to hear you're meeting Koreans. Is there a Pine Club Marvin?

  2. Are those cancer sticks in that beer bottle next to you?

  3. Nice! Can't wait til it's warm outside so I can read in my hammock. Long hair!

  4. I thought you were getting a haircut?

    Slightly stalking. That's the only way I know how to show love.

  5. I'll save my comment about Korean barbershoppery until after you visit one.

    Im slowly but surely visiting the places Paul Theroux went. But my 'great railway bazaar' is segmented and has lots more flights involved.