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Blowin up Haengsin-dong. Holla!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm back in the guk!


Well it's been quite some time. I apologize for my gap. Blogging is like working out - once you stop doing it you find an inertia in your inactivity. I'll try to be better. Since I've been gone I went to Busan, went back to the Seoul region, said goodbye to some dear friends, went back to Chicago for a month and a half, and came back here to Haensin-dong. That's a brief recapping - but honestly there isn't much to tell. I've been fascinated by the buildings here lately and blogger is the best format I know for large images. I introduce you to my study of the skyscraper apartments around where I live:

This is my neighborhood, and the day is gorgeous:

People love TV here, but who does't:

It's got to be a cinch being a Korean postman:

Home to many of my students:

Watch out for burglars! Just kidding, they don't exist here:

Taxi drivers and the taxi queue:

The power plant in Ilsan:

The setting sun in the mist and trees on the roofs:

Happy Lunar New Year's!


  1. my theory was that all the buildings were actually carved out of asian pear meat.

  2. Hi,
    So this is a little random, but I think I teach one of your students (@ public school—Soman Elementary). I asked a few students today where they went to hagwon and a few said GnB. One of them, James, said that his teacher had grey hair and that he was ‘great ‘(thumbs up included). I didn’t think much of it at first, but then I remembered coming across your blog before I moved to Korea. It actually helped me a lot. Before, I had no idea what Goyang/Haeng-sin was like, so your entries were informative and comforting. Anyway, I’m not sure if it is you and if ‘grey’ would describe your hair color, but I thought I might take this ‘opportunity’ to say good job on the blog. I’m sure others will find it helpful or at the very least amusing. If I’m right about James, job well done, he’s a big fan of yours.