Tag Archives: Korea

Ridicurous Engrish: Shop No.2

Wasn’t actually ‘Sold Out’ of anything as far as I could see. This gave me a bit of nostalgia for those cunning shops in my hometown that would change their name to things like “CLOSING DOWN SALE (prices)”.  These shops … Continue reading

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Korean Construction Site in Dunjeon: The Korean Mode of Reproduction

“Buildings have been man’s companions since primeval times” – Walter Benjamin So there it is, the first video of the Korean Construction Site in Dunjeon, EVER.  It’s an exclusive, a scoop you might say. There’s not a lot to say … Continue reading

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Korean Construction Site in Dunjeon: Call Me Ishmael

It has been many weeks since I took photographic evidence of the happenings down at the Construction Site. It has been yet more weeks still since I reported to the outside world on its slow industrial unfurling. I have neglected … Continue reading

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The Last Few Weeks: A Summary

So, it’s not that nothing has happened at all, it’s the opposite in fact, a heck of a lot has happened over the last few weeks.  I’m going to need to go into more depth than I can do in … Continue reading

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Kendo Snaps

The photos you’ve been waiting for.  Me and Mr Kim in action, learning the way of the sword: Kumdo.   We are warriors; brothers; and colleagues. These photos were taken by the Master – no image of him just yet, … Continue reading

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Winter in Korea

Last Friday this happened: I stand in front of 30 Korean children, wearing a red apron and gloves.  In front of me is a desk and on the desk is ham, cheese, cucumber, sliced bread, mayonnaise and an industrial sized … Continue reading

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Kim Jong-Il: A View from South Korea

As a current resident of South Korea, I think it’s probably incumbent on me to present the reaction from South Koreans at street level to the recent passing of North Korea’s “dear leader”, Kim Jong-Il. Here is a brief timeline … Continue reading

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Korean Construction Site in Dunjeon: Day 15

48 hours have elapsed since Day 13.  We will never know what happened on Day 14, which is a shame; but in a way it adds a sense of mystery to this series of photographs.  Perhaps the workers all had … Continue reading

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Korean Construction Site in Dunjeon: Day 13

Turns out the hills have no name, I’m not sure if this is because they don’t name their peaks in Korea or whether these hills are too puny to merit a title.  I think it’s probably the latter.  Hiking is … Continue reading

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Korean Construction Site in Dunjeon: Day 12

Captain’s Log.  Stardate: 2011. The anticipation is almost unbearable.  The shack at the end of the plot surely means something major is in the pipeline.  So curious about the white square in the middle of the plot.  Must find out … Continue reading

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