Monday, July 13, 2009

Like, dude.. totally sweet

Is when you go to the bookstore to try to find another Korean Lit book and the swine are out of it.

As you head down the aisle to hit your fiancee in the head for dragging you to a bookstore on a Sunday ....

... you see a brand new work from an author you love, who you assumed was dead.

So you buy it.

And despite a suspiciously limp beginning, it's good!

That's like, dude.. totally sweet!


Anonymous said...



Kim said...

Hello Charles,

Sorry to do this in a comment, but I didn't see an email address for you anywhere. I'm a former native English teacher (lived and worked in Korea for two years) who is now a Master's student at the University of Glasgow. I found your blog through the Korean Blog List and the reason I'm writing to you is I'm hoping that you would be willing to complete a questionnaire that forms part of the research I am conducting for my MSc Information Management & Preservation dissertation.

My dissertation will examine the archival value of blogs, as well as their role (if any) in helping to form and shape a sense of community identity amongst expats living in South Korea. This is being done in order to determine if, and how, they should be preserved.

You can read more about my project as well as fill out my questionnaire by visiting Some of the issues I'm examining are what happens to blogs when their authors decide to stop writing or leave Korea and if blog authors would be willing to have their blogs digitally preserved, so I'd be interested to hear your views on these matters. I’d really appreciate it if you could find the time to complete the questionnaire.

(And, if any of your readers want to complete the questionnaire that would be great too, since I'd love to hear from them as well.)

Thank you,