Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Refusing to be foot-soldiers in the socialist war on Christmas, Yvonne (currently sleeping on the couch) and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Yes, that is our lovely xmas tree with all the presents.^^ We miss all of you who are overseas and look forward to seeing you this summer.

For now, there are little pockets of snow on windowsills and in streetcorners and we are safely in our warm apartment with the a deceptively friendly sun shining on the trees and rooftops.

If I only had some eggnog.^^

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Something else not on Google...

"You look wasted. Look how still I am"

It sounds like poetry and came from one of my students...

now it IS on Google!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Isn't that sweet - deranged^^ student wants me as PhD advisor

No way the university will let a foreign devil (well, actually a non-tenure track lecturer) do such a thing, but I'm happy that my name comes up in that kind of discussion among students..

Monday, December 12, 2011

All you pieces of sh*t

who never told me about the Dropkick Murphys can choke on your Guinness!

Jesus, some of you fairies probably don't even drink.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Seasons Change and So Do I (mainly? I get older^^)

Had a lovely birthday a few days ago. The lovely wife took me to the local where one of the bartenders had created this lovely piece of art(?) in recognition.

Today.. the last day of formal instruction.. it finally began to snow, but so lightly it was more like fairy dust than snow. Here is the complete damage:

Next week, as soon as finals are over - Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Some updates..

My Yonhap feature on Chi-young Kim (a truly great translator) is published:

And today I got an award from LTI Korea for an essay I wrote about Kang Yong-sook's "Brown Tears." They gave me an Ipod Touch which I immediately donated to the lovely wife....

And vacation starts soon.....