Fri, 24 Mar
Well, weeks are passin' like days now as its busy busy every night. 'Can't stop addicted to the shindig!’ Checked out a professional Korean basketball game, was decent, might as well have been the Grizzlies...maybe more excitement at this game, possible due to the screaming Korean school girls. So they are handing out these noise makers like at most sports events these days....what a debauchery....kids running from everywhere and like climbing over each other to get at them. Guys grabbing like 15 to take take to their friends...other people trying to grab and take them away ,at least 3 kids in tears, people falling over others as well as their seats. Gotta fight to get what u want here even though there were many just laying around 5 minutes after the smoke cleared. More of a spectacle than the game was. As per the game, the korean teams are allowed to have two foreigners per team....so the game consists of the koreans passin' the pall around the perimeter and then dishing it down low to the big black guy who is covered by the other big black guy on the other team, a head fake, a jump hook and its like every team has a their very own Shaq.
On the way home I walk up a bit of his little hill to find a place to relieve myself (course you bring your own big bottles of beer into the sports games with you), see this funny lookin bone on the ground by my foot, give it a little kick over......right...its a pig/goats/something’s skull just off the side of the road (like the type u see in the movies around the Nevada dessert), just a little kick to remind me where I am again.
Lets see...week before that went up to Hongdei (big Uni. bar area) to see some live jazz with one of my korean friends and one of her girlfriends. had some great food, some good Brazilian influenced jazz, a la Sergio Mendez. Decent cept for the girl singing who ruined it a bit...the most uninspired version of blackbird i have ever heard, but of well, at least she didn’t introduce it as a song from the I am Sam soundtrack...wait, yes she did that too. Worth a head shaking for sure. Friend had to go home, but being a solid hour subway from my and her place we decided to make the night worthwhile, checked out another little bar, managed to be called a 'cracker' for the first time other than by myself, although I found it just hilarious, not offensive at all. Decide to call it a night, bout 1sh, but no subway open then, no problem. A little Asian invention called the Jil-Jil-Bong (aka bath house). Had a nice shower, sauna, hot tub to clear the mind for beers and up to the meeting room where we just chatted for a good while and passed out on the heated marble floor with wood blocks for a pillow. NOt too sore the next day either, and actually felt great all day while teaching.
Thats about all, should be a good night tonight, friend Ariel who taught with me is coming up from the south and we are gonna have another night a partying in Seoul. Work...whats that....kindys (kindergardeners) are driving me a bit crazy as without my control i get uptight and sometimes upset, co-workers are the bomb, director is a crazy korean lady running around like a chicken with her head cut off all the time (even though ive never seen her do anything but mingle with the parents and on the phone). Life is good, only gettin better. Missing the Chinese friendliness when I'm out sometimes, but it won't be long, it wont be long . (Ahh beatles...how i miss my ipod). Anyways, hope everyone is well,Peace, love and cheese