Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Newly-married Resolute has been on Jeju for a few days, and he's seen his share of insanity already - a knife-wielding/leopard-print underwear wearing drunken insane Korean man, twisted local crab-castration murals, a stalking Sling Blade with a crooked grin, a dog t-boning a taxi, and a water-boarding rack in a park, which he promptly fell out of. Did a little norae-banging (with Cougar Candy and a sleepy lil angel), but the weather's been too crap to really scoot-venture. Balls. Ode skoo!
Monday, 30 August 2010
So there's another typhoon bearing down on Jeju, this one a big 'un. Bring it! On the crap side, my bud Resolute is here, and this storm is most likely gonna mess with his flights outta this fair land. And, in other news, Korea is dumb and stupid all at once.
Sunday, 29 August 2010
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
I like these animalfaces. In fact, I'm gonna be a Tigerhead when I grow up. Lightningy on Jeju at the moment. A heavy rain squall effed up my dish last night, spoiling a particularly tense moment of 'River Monsters' for me. I love that damn show, Jeremy Wade da man. I'm gearing up for the fall birding season, gonna head out in the morn for a look round my patch. Dipped on a storm-blown Bulwer's Petrel a couple of weeks ago - it was a Korea first, which would have been nice.
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Still effin' hot and humid on the Jeju. Resolute is coming on Saturday for a few days, it'll be his first time in Asia. I'm gonna make him eat and drink outlandishly yucky things, and tell him they're normal and to stop being such a bitch.
Booked an alternate trip for late September with Cobain, should be a ripper. I'm being soothed by the stern British war documentary narrator again. Ahhh, the B-29 Superfortress, please tell me more.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
Friday, 20 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Now, I'm a guy who usually notices things. Well, usually. Ok, sometimes. Alright, I charge through life squinting through a pinhole in a paper bag. That being said, you'd think I would have noticed something important, like the fact that I've been wiping my ass with smiling bears for a year and a half. Nope, just noticed today. Wow. Bears on my shit tickets - you just blew my mind. Hey bears, you won't be smiling in about 3 minutes, cuz I ate some dodgy jiggae tonight. Boom.
Juvenile, that is. Did some birding today, felt good. I've gone out a few times over the past few months with little results - it's been muggy, and most birds are in silent/drab nesting mode in the summer. Today though, I smelled something in the wind. It was birds.
Monday, 16 August 2010
Sunday, 15 August 2010
So tyrann-e got a little too much sun last week, and ever since then, I've been treated to a constant blizzard of peeled, yucky skin, everywhere in my tiny apartment. There are two distinct types of yucky skin flake: The Twisty, and The Mega-Flake. This damned yucky skin is all over. tyrann-e can be seen busily sweeping up fist-sized snowdrifts of the shit several times a day, but it never seems to make a dent in the ever-present skin-piles. He's like a snake, shedding.
In better news, the morning soccer is back on, which is good, because I need to sweat and run and wheeze, badly.
Saturday, 14 August 2010
I ranted about this outlandish and misplaced bit of suburban hell last year, but it keeps getting bigger. It is, very literally, in the middle of nowhere. There is nothing of any kind anywhere near this place, other than trees. Koreans make me laugh sometimes. Well, all the time.
Ah, so I was havin' a brew at a Family Mart recently, as I do, and I grabbed a boiled egg from the boiled egg part of the fridge. I cracked it open, and instead of finding a delicious boiled egg, a raw eggy mess fell out. It was the saddest thing I ever saw.
Friday, 13 August 2010
Dianmu came and went a few days ago. It was cool being in the eye for a couple of calm hours, then back to the old wind n rain. We checked out the normally dry Eongtto falls the next day, and it was going off gangbusters. Jungmun beach was destroyed by masses of garbage and seaweed covered in strange phallic creatures. Not many swimmers.
As is usual, I'm tired. A local watering hole was clogged with strange northsiders last night. South side! White cloud, ugh.