Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Randoms, I think mostly from October

The best bar in Seogwipo (circa 2010)


Drunk white guy dancing
Drunk Korean guy dancing

What fuckin month is it anyhow?  What year, too?  I haven't checked in a while, but from the position of the stars in the sky, I'd say is almost winter, in an unknown year, sometime a few years after 2005.

The Geolmae duck masssacre


If only one duck is killed, then I guess it's not a massacre.  Damn, look at all the seeds.  Gross.  It's nature's way.  Musta been a Peregrine.  Boom!

Randomized things, Jeju


Kimchi pancake at TP, the best

Mysterious valley of goats

Fire-roasted sweet potato at TP, the best

Got my Christmas tree all set up.  I'll post a pic in...maybe mid-January.  I need a vacation.  Gonna head out to look for an Imperial Eagle tomorrow morning, unless I just sleep and sleep and sleep, which happens quite a bit these days.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Birding the mainland, with the boys

Surreal Shiwha

JP, moments before the hunter incident
Spot the Austrian?
Grungy fuckin bar

Songtan by day
Rooks, and a Daurian Jackdaw or two
Always a laugh riot.  I wish I could have joined these guys more often over the past couple of years, I missed out on some epic birds, and good times.  So anyway, after the hunter shenanigans and owl-dipping, we ended up in Songtan for the night.  This place is a grungy hood at the gates of Osan Air Force Base.  Dammmnnn, you thought Itaewon was shady?  Ha, this place was like seedy Korea from the 1970's.  I think.  It was super sketchy.  Tarted up old hags working the bar, me love you long time.  Very creepy.  Packs of juiced up Air Force kids getting stupid.  Weird Mediterranean guys lurking.  Ewoks.  Good Mexican food.  Over-strange Austrian ass-pirates.  I developed a crush on a goofy female MP.  A group of 5 MPs was sweeping the streets after curfew, and yea, there was this one goofy one.  Made me think of the song 'Sir Psycho Sexy'.

No requests please

I was jamming at Rose Marine the other night with my northside buddy Joey, when a Korean guy with a creepy cheshire grin came over and plonked two big bottles of beer on our table.  Then he placed this little slice of cardboard next to the beers, and vanished in a poof of smoke.

"Ja  Jason Mraz
- Lucky
Please :)"

  Uhhhhh.  Exsqueeze me?  Hey Joey, do YOU know how to play this shit?  No.  Me neither.  Shrug.  The guy materialized a few minutes later, and pointed to the cardboard, smiling like a maniac.  We tried to explain to the guy that just because we are playing songs, it doesn't mean we know every song in the world.  I told him if he came back in like 5 days, I will have learned the song for him.  He looked around nervously, like he was being scammed.
  I knocked back a big swig of his beer.  He stammered 'Love song?'.  Ok.  So I busted out my best and whiniest 'Swept Away' by the Avett Brothers, and looked at him with a 'Huh?  Eh?' give-me-approval face. He gave me a sour 'Meh' face and stalked out.
  We drank the rest of the sweet sweet free beer.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Silly signs of Nov.


The other day at Home Plus I saw a kid get absolutely smoked by a lady driving a coffee sample cart on wheels.  She came bombing around the corner at speed, and this kid, maybe two years old, not only got knocked three feet backwards like he'd been tagged with a shotgun, she then ran him half over and pushed him another few feet before he started wailing.  It was hilarious.