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Lest old acquaintance be forgot

I went down to Gangnam on Saturday to see Paul for only the second time in the three months I’ve been in Korea this time. We used to see each other every week for a few months because we went to the same Korean language hagwon. So the meeting was long overdue and was a very pleasant interlude after a couple of fairly stressful weeks of the new schedule.

Of possibly greater significance than spending time with a friend, was the fact that we went to Kyobo bookstore where I bought the new Metallica album, Death Magnetic. As we started looking at other things, the Metallica single ‘The Day that Never Comes’ came on over the PA; about a minute into the song the volume suddenly doubled – like it was being played just for us. I also bought The Essential Judas Priest (in a nice bit of synchronicity one of the tracks on Death Magnetic is called ‘The Judas Kiss’) … which I haven’t yet listened to or ripped to my computer.

Paul talked about wanting to resume his Korean classes and I’m tempted to join him, but my enthusiasm for that particular subject isn’t especially high. I’ve been thinking about doing French classes and taekwondo, but I haven’t got round to doing much about either. Maybe after next pay day.

There hasn’t been any roleplaying action since Peter left for the States. He sent Botond and me a couple of e-mails to continue the game, but there hasn’t been anything for a couple of weeks. I should e-mail him and ask how he’s doing. And I should start looking for other roleplayers.

And I haven’t heard much from people outside Korea recently. I should send out an e-mail with links to my new pictures.

There are many things I should do, but it’s too easy to let time pass by while I follow the same old rut.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Life
  1. 19 September 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I’m glad you saw Paul. I miss you guys, and I miss our Korean classes and how you would kick our butts with your massive vocabulary.

    I still play around with the idea of studying Korean still, while I’m here, but it’s hard to get going. Too many blogs to read, I guess…

  2. 20 September 2008 at 4:44 pm

    I miss Korean classes, too. It’s a shame, I suppose, that my enthusiasm for the subject has really waned. On the other hand, I do now have one of those Ask Enquired tops.

  3. 23 September 2008 at 1:48 pm

    “And I haven’t heard much from people outside Korea recently. I should send out an e-mail with links to my new pictures.”

    Hi Sean… was just thinking I hadn’t emailed you in a while myself! Will do so now 😀


  4. 26 September 2008 at 6:30 am

    I look forward to reading it; let me know how Britain’s getting on without me.

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