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Random Play: Seoul Searchin' (Sorry, it had to be used!)

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  • ali bramwell,

    and old men selling those shapeless beige clothes that so many women over 50 seem to take pride in here.

    you are surely not referring to the fine Korean unbleached linens when you say 'shapeless beige'?

    I personally love those full face sun visors the Korean ladies prefer to keep the summer sun off their skin, very practical and comfortable alternative to a combination of hat and sunglasses. although they somehow just dont look as good on a blonde giantess in tatty denim, which is a fashion crime kind of a shame.

    That river development is great in the evening when the lights in the water are turned on and the folk singers come out.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2007 • 33 posts Report Reply

  • Stafford Lumsden,

    Haha! Those visors are Awesome!

    Graham - How long are you in Seoul...I know where you can get some Pumpkin Candy, and you don't even have to go to Ulleong-do!

    South Korea • Since Nov 2006 • 17 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    If I may suggest some future post titles:

    We Got More Seoul
    Seoul Finger
    Sweet Seoul Music

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Michie,

    The Fortress of Seoulitude

    Och, sorry. Must. Stop. Now.

    Seoulong.

    Auckward • Since Nov 2006 • 614 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    Seoul Man...

    Since Nov 2006 • 6243 posts Report Reply

  • Leopold,

    Graham - How long are you in Seoul...I know where you can get some Pumpkin Candy, and you don't even have to go to Ulleong-do

    Seoul Food?

    Since Jan 2007 • 152 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    Oh, there's an endless supply of titles.
    What do you want to write about next?

    A photo essay on the expansive public spaces: "Airy Seoul"
    Industry: "Seoul Mining"
    An uncertain future: "Seoul Doubt"
    On returning home:"Seoul Survivor"
    Loneliness in the big city: "I, Seoul Asian"
    Miscellaneous ranting: "Seoul Vent"

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Charles Mabbett,

    What about An Excellent Korea Move?

    And don't forget Seouled Out!

    Since Nov 2006 • 236 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Seoul Charge!

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22763 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Ah, Seoul ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22763 posts Report Reply

  • Danielle,

    Erm...

    Searching for the Young Seoul Rebels

    Charo World. Cuchi-cuchi!… • Since Nov 2006 • 3828 posts Report Reply

  • Julian Warmington,

    Hey wow, you're in South Korea?!

    Maybe you've headed out again already by now.

    If you're coming down to Gwangju, Jeollanamdo, or if you'd like to, let us know if you want a show around.

    Gwangju, South Korea • Since May 2008 • 1 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    Ah, Seoul ...

    *sigh* and I deliberately didn't go there.

    On a phonetically related tangent:
    One of the few things I retained from organic chemistry lectures is that there is a class of compounds which contain an arsenic atom in a carbon ring with delocalised bonding. These are -- really! -- known as "aromatic arsols".

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    I deliberately didn't go there.

    (and yep, that was a rare case of Seoul Discretion.)

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1901 posts Report Reply

  • Charles Mabbett,

    My briliant Korea!

    Since Nov 2006 • 236 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Seoul Survivor.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Yamis,

    Since it started out with a comment on the metro system perhaps...

    Seoul Train

    Since my K-League team upped and moved to Seoul (thanks to the owners, LG relocating them there from Anyang) we call them...

    Seould FC

    Sometimes I call them other things that would be inappropriate here.

    In the meantime Koreans walk on water...
    http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2008/05/115_23681.html

    Since Nov 2006 • 903 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    Please, bring back some Cheong-Kwan-Jang Ginseng, check for authenticity and beware the Seoul traders.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4356 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Robeson,

    Hey Graeme, while you are there you couldn't buy a pair of size 13 black shoes that look comfortable enough to play lunch time football in and put them in the post to the provinces could you?

    Getting any shoes over size 10 in the rest of Korea is something of a mission- anywhere outside Itaewon they are obsooyo. They don't exist.

    yeh there is a lot of those Moses Miracle beaches with the really tidal harbours...

    When the American navy ship came down one of their harbours in the 19th century to do some gunboat market entry, instead of been cowed they waited until low tide when all the water went away, walked out and burned it!

    oh yeh...while we on it- much less poetical dong is the suffix for suburb here.

    Since Feb 2008 • 87 posts Report Reply

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