Wednesday, November 30, 2005

BCIT

Well, I guess my Asian adventure is coming to an end. But even as one chapter ends, another one is beginning. On January 4th, I will start a two-year Computer Technology program at BCIT in Vancouver. I've always been kind-of-a computer geek and now I will work my butt off to make it official. It was something I actually wanted to do way back in the twentieth century (1992), however life has rarely been as I've planned it. When I step on the plane on December 24th, I will be very happy to say goodbye to the pollution. Korea has been fun! Thanks for educating me.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

A Clear Day in Seoul

It's not every day you see blue sky in Seoul. It's also nice to see a semi-modern building amidst many rather communist-looking apartment buildings. That new apartment building also happens to be home to Ed and Joo.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Is this Reality?





Friday, November 11, 2005

Harley Davidson - Night Train®

There's nothing like a sleek motorcycle. The Harley Davidson Night Train® is my kind of bike! And for $21,014 USD it can be yours too.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find the Night Train®, so I had to settle for the V-Rod®. It's a little more expensive at $22,214 USD, but still very nice!

Sunday, November 06, 2005

A Million Little Pieces

This is likely to be an "all or nothing" kind of book. James Frey rebels against AA and Twelve Step Programs while in a drug rehab. Being a believer in the effectiveness of Twelve Step Programs I was challenged by his defiant attitude. However the one thing he clearly believes is that "I am responsible". He may not believe in a higher power, but "taking responsibility" is his middle name and if that isn't a core value of every Twelve Step Program, apparently I have been misled. A Million Little Pieces is graphic to the point of making you nauseous. For anyone who has experienced drug and alcohol abuse, James offers some hope. Hope is good. I suppose it is useful to remember, "there is always another way".

Saturday, November 05, 2005

ARVORIG

Enjoyed dinner with many friends at Arvorig in Itaewon last night. The name 'arvorig' apparently meaning 'peninsula' was chosen to evoke Brittany, this province occupying a large peninsula in northwest France where crepes originate from.

An Evening with Friends

Dan & Antaek
Cory & Paul
Ron & Luciano
Alison & Phil

Monster-in-Law

For 7,000 won about $6.50 USD, we saw the movie Monster-in-Law starring Jane Fonda. This hilarious movie is filled with one-liners. The title of the movie was translated into "Perfect Wedding" in Korean and the wedding is anything but perfect.