Saturday, September 20, 2008

Rainy Saturday

Laying low for the weekend..... It is coming down in buckets and I prefer to keep my eyeballs intact....100 000 Umbrellas and a tall guy with a big head don't mix....I thought walking down any Vancouver street on a rainy day was bad... I have been stabbed in and around the head/ face/neck and chest area 4 times in the last hour!! There is blatant disregard for personal space on a normal day, this is all out WAR!! In a nation where golf is an obsession, (golf) umbrellas take up all of the sidewalk and most of the street!! Please send a hockey helmet with a full face shield.

We are waiting for our Alien Registration cards to become official foreigners on this planet. Until then, no phone, no Internet, no bank account. We will be getting paid cash for our first pay day and the 10000 won note is the largest around. (How big a stack is $5000 in 10 dollar bills???)

I am sitting in the middle of a grand opening of a new local PC Bong (Internet cafe)... this particular one is called "EOS Greek Mythology" Here is their motto written all over the walls:

"The symbol expressing goddess who opens the morning simplified to be easily recognized by whoever and designed in order to give you a VIOLENT feeling by using the colour scheme."


The reading of random phrases on buildings and T-shirts has developed (for me) into more of an obsession than past time. Yesterday, a student of mine had on a t shirt that said:

GUMBALL MACHINE : Filled with Gumballs in the Shape of Balls

I told her I liked her shirt....she said "I don't know what it says".


Blogger Patti said...

Hey John start taking photos of all the t-shirts....I think you would have a great collection of stuff in one year!!
PS go see Mama Mia ;) you will love it!!!

September 20, 2008 at 7:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting paid in cash, eh? It's all about the Sejongs...


September 20, 2008 at 6:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! I hope you appreciate your newfound purpose in life: to create fodder for Engrish and Failblog!

- Robyn

October 2, 2008 at 11:48 PM  

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