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Pretty cool date haha. Hope ya’ll in the US catch on today(Your today, it’s 9:50 over here)

Sorry I haven’t really been keeping up on my blog. I’ve been ridiculously tired lately for some reason but I’ll try my best to put out something every when I can!

-Looking back at where I left off on my last post-

Aight, so we left off before I started on

Friday-

Another day at the office. Still was working on the business cards (I’m down to about a stack of 70 and a couple namecard binders. So close!) Went out with Dyzee to session at T.I.P Crew’s studio. Too out of shape. I had eaten some Dokbukki(Spicy rice cake) before I left the office and that kinda’ set my stomach off as well but I gotta’ blame myself for being in the shape I’m in. Smaggin 2-3 a day and this being my first session since I’ve gotten here, I ended up puking. I have to say, being around these guys really gets me in that creative state of mind. Very inspiring and tons of originality all around the room. I didn’t take any pictures of T.I.P to this day, but I’ll make sure to snap some this Saturday.

Saturday-

I was supposed to head over to the office by 11 to help out with a K-pop cypher battle… But I ended up sleeping in… Sorry 민기 and 규진 형’s…

So instead, I went back to plan A and went out to session at T.I.P with Dyzee and his crew, Seoul Seekers. Met tons of chill ass people. Definitely a crowd with character. Most of them are english teachers at preschools and such, others are doing some other kind of work or something along the lines. I also met a kid that attends Yonsei’s language program, but the morning classes instead.

Practice was dope. We started off with -Insert confidential shit- and went into -some more confidential shit- and ended with some -confidentialconfidentiallolol- haha just kiddin’ with ya’ll, but forreal You guys don’t needa’ know 😉

Session ended and the majority of us went out to eat some pho. For all those who know whassup.. You’d know how nervous I was. Korean pho is bad. For the majority at least.

They don’t even got any sriracha, and their purple hoison sauce or whatever was shitty as shit. Not too clever but that’s just how it was. Luckily, one of the guys brought a bottle of the cock sauce! Cool think be that he’s in 오산(Osan) airbase! The same base that my brother was stationed in over here! On top of that he’s from Lake O! Small world right?

But back to my Korean Pho rant-

1- No cock sauce and shitty hoison as I said

2- They don’t got Pho dac biet

3- They put their beansprouts and white onions in prior to serving

4- They do not give raw beansprouts

5- Rather than onions, they give you pickled radish. i learned this the hard way.

6- Not relevant but there’s SO MANY FUCKING MOSQUITOS IN MY APARTMENT FUCK!

7- Lemons, not lime. What the?

8- Taste is mediocre and it’s was about $9 for a large.

I want my pho. I want my Muchas Gracias. I want my Red Robins. ~_~

Later that night I had gone out to skate a hill at Seoul Tech. institute with Jack 형 from Mind!

We got stuck in traffic for pretty much the whole way there and ended up taking 2 hours and 30 minutes rather than the 40 it was supposed to be. I took advantage of the car time and got my spit on. I have found out that I rap the best in a car hahahahahaha I’m so lame. It’s tight though, he knew quite a few songs that I played!

This is the hill! Say hi Jack!ImageDope ass night, there’s lots of local skaters that come out and session up to like 2 in the morning. ImageImageImageImageJack Hyung goofin on his Phantom-ImageGettin’ down on some downhill, not me though. I’m a pussy.ImageToo stoked!ImageOverall it was a good session. Met some new faces, didn’t stack it too hard and had a great time. We went out to the same chicken joint! Didn’t have any fried chicken though hehe. We had this orgasmic stuff instead..ImageThen we had this other stuff… It’s called 골뱅이(Gulbengee)ImageGulbengee is the name of the snail type shit they put in there. It’s not bad but it’s not good.. At least to me. It’s funky dawg..

Sunday-

I slept all day. Woke up around 5 to get ready to go out to dinner with my Grandma’s and Mamma Kim since I was moving the next day.Image We had some dank ass 갈비(Kalbi, korean short ribs)! Image수원성 갈비명가(Suonsong kalbimyungga) Don’t ask me what “myungga” means, i have no clue ): Anyways, Dinner was crazy amazing.You start off with one of those moist towelettes-ImageThen you get bombarded with 103958235 different side dishes..-ImageThen the actual main course comes out. There’s a God… – ImageWith Korean BBQ, you always wrap up a whole bunch of random shit into a lettuce leaf-ImageThen you eat it as a little ball, like so-ImageI suck at wrapping them. My grandmas always make a perfect little sphere of unbelievable deliciousness…….. OqO

Well, that’s about it.. I haven’t been taking too many flicks. Next post I’ll make sure to show ya’ll my Snaz Pad! Hope all my Homies and all my girls are doing aight. Add my skype if ya’ll trying to talk. Stay up.

One love.

Don’t really remember this week all too well…

For starters, I went out to skate an actual hill for my first time in Korea with MIND boardshop.ImageIt was pretty awesome. I met a couple of elders that have been very welcoming towards me!ImageImage

The hill isn’t bad at all. Very clean, well lit, not too steep for me to be scared shitless and it’s a decent length! Only thing is that it has a few sewer covers that get in the way at the start. I’m not complaining though 🙂

ImageAfterwards as we were heading home, they had invited me to go out and drink a couple brews and eat some fried chicken! HELL YEAH! ImageMeet Jack(Jaqusang, Cheffin’ on the left)) hyung, Donghyuk hyung(Middle), and Juyeon Noona(Right)! Donghyuk hyung is the owner of Mind boardshop, while Juyeon noona and Jack hyung work there as employee’s. ImageOne thing Korea is doing right, they give you different types of sausage. That’s like 5 different types of meat on that fuckin’ plate yo- AND JOJO’S! Plus they know their fried chicken.ImageAww a little blurry, but it’s not like you guys can taste the orgasmic juices coming out of this basket of mouthful clusterfuck. Speaking of fuck, this couple be cupcakin’ the whole time we were there.ImageMmmm somewhere along the way I turned my head to check up on them.. This guy….ImageMy new favorite thing to do is skate home buzzed off a few brews 🙂

The next day (Oct 3rd)-

I spent the whole day sleeping. Probably because I was exhausted from the skating. Jack hyung invited me to come chill at the shop, and so I did. Since he’s sponsored by MIND, he had gotten freshly hooked up with a brand new setup. ImagePretty sick. That white fiberglass on top matched with the vicious griptape really steezes the shit out of it. I was supposed to go out to ride with the crew but ended up going home to go shop with Mama Kim. We went to E-Mart and grabbed a shit ton of towels, some silverware and a couple of other stuff. Laid back day!

Oct 4th, Back to work and my first day at school/Orientation!-

Work is laid back. It’s the usual, wake up at 9, leave by 9:40 and get to work by 11. Still working on those business cards. I’m so close to being done, only like 300 left! 🙂 From now on I’ll be leaving the office a little early every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday for school. I think it was 5:30? But yeah, Yonsei ain’t no joke. This is the crosswalk at the intersection in front of the school.ImageNearly all the people you see are students. It was the same on my side as well.. Excuse the blurry picture though. I hadn’t looked up for a little while and ended up snapping the picture right when the crosswalk light hit green. You can’t skate behind people!

Orientation was gay, class was easy. I guess our teacher doesn’t really like to speak english, that way we’re not encouraged to do the same. I already went over this shit ages ago though..ImageFortunately, Yonsei is made up of nearly all hills. UNFORTUNATELY, it’s fucking steep as hell. Too much for me right now 😦

You know what, I’m tired as fuck. I’ma cut off right here. I’ll finish this up tomorrow when I get the chance. Moving into my apartment! Yeeyuh! Night everyone!

Day 10-

Happy 추석(Chuseok) Everyone! in other words, happy Korean Thanksgiving! For the DL go ahead and check this little blog I just googled up. http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/blog/holiday-chuseok/

I pretty much did nothing all morning. My mom and family had all gone to church and to go visit someone’s grave while I went out to skate the bridge. I don’t remember who’s, but they ended up hitting traffic pretty hard and turning around, leaving my session short-lived. Soon after, mom and I headed to the subway to go allll the way over to 마석(Maseok) to meet up with my 큰아빠(kun-appa, my father’s older brother)’s family and my other relatives that my mom and I had met up with in 천안(Cheonan).ImageSoon as we got there, I couldn’t help but be a fatass. I love these things.ImageSoon after, we left to go eat some Shabu Shabu, peep the fam bam!ImageImageSo from my experience, Shabu Shabu is pretty much just meat you cook in a broth or whatever they give you. Fuckin’ delicious. I usually don’t eat mushrooms but tonight was an exception.ImageImageFUCK I’M MAKING MYSELF HUNGRY LOOKING AT THIS! THAT KIMCHI WAS BOMB TOO..

After all the Shabu Shabu is eaten up, they give you a bowl of noodles to dump into the broth.ImageWHABAMB, You got yourself some 칼국수(Kalgooksoo)!ImageOkay, we ain’t done though. AFTER THAT, they pour out the remaining broth and use the seasoned pot to make some mo’fuckin 볶음밥(Bokkumbab AKA FRIED FUCKING RICE)!ImageOh and throughout the whole night my uncle and I are taking mad shots of Soju. ImageWe only got through 3 bottles.. Excuse my bitchass-ness..

Afterwards, Little itty-bitty 석우(Seokoo), the newest 막내(Youngest of the family, I was the previous..) wanted to go bowling! He didn’t even bowl though.. My drunk uncle, mom, 누나 and the drunk me played a game.. Let’s just say we all sucked really bad. I mean, my shitty bowling skills are to blame but those lanes were so shitty! That bowling alley had maybe 15 lanes. Tiny as fuck! Not even worth a picture(Just kidding, I didn’t remember to take one.)

After we got home, my uncle and I started drinking some beer and random drunk craving- I wanted some fried chicken. I happened to blurt it out and we actually freakin’ ordered some.ImageYou might be wondering what those white things are mixed in. No they ain’t marshmallows, they’re fried rice cakes. Super tasty! I can’t tell you how happy I was! Korean fried chicken really is the best. Besides Popeyes.. Fuuuuck I WANT SOME POPEYES!

Afterwards we just talked for a little longer and eventually all went to bed. T’was a good night.

Day 11-

I had a very slight hangover and didn’t want to get out of bed.

😡

I made myself get up at 11:30 to join my family for breakfast. My Grandma made 족발(Jukbal). Oh hell yeah!ImageSo take a guess at what this stuff is-…

It’s pig feet. Delicious, fat, flavorful pig feet. We had some 김치국(Kimchi gook/Kimchi soup) along with it. Overall it was a pretty damn good breakfast. Afterwards we all got ready and headed out to the local cafe. On the way to the car I spotted out this badboy right next to the elevator. Ripsticks are overrated.Image Swear to god, this place is straight out of a K-Drama.ImageIt’s combined with a tiny little apartment complex which rests on top. It’s also right beside someone’s harvest.ImageImageThe drinks are on point too.ImageImageCan’t say it’s not awesome. Definitely bringing a future girlfriend here one day.

Afterwards we drove up a steep ass hill to go walk on some kind of trail. There happened to be a temple on the way there and I insisted that we should stop by and take a look. We ended up not going to walk on that trail but whatever, it was dope!ImageHere’s a little ever-running water fountain. Those little red ladles’ on the top are for you to use to drink the water.ImageLil’ Seokoo going ham on the lychee-looking tree droppings.ImageImageImageImageImageCrazy cool rest area!-ImageImageImageImageImageAs I was taking this photo, my cousin had told me that it’s a custom to stack a rock on top and say a prayer.

We left after 30 minutes or so and went straight back to 분당(Bundang) to drop my mom and me off. I pretty much fell asleep to my iTouch for the whole ride.

Once we got back, I looked up the local skateshop address and plugged it in as soon as my iTouch and phone had a little more battery. I can literally skate there in 5 minutes! I talked to the guy working the counter, Jack. Fortunately he actually speaks some English and was able to tell me where the local skate spot is! On top of that, he’s actually visited the NW to skate. He knows all about Rip City Skate and Motion Boardshop up in Seattle. It really is a small world! I bought a helmet, chatted for a sec, exchanged numbers and headed to the bridge for a quick session before heading out to dinner.

Tonight, we had Chinese.

1st course-ImageSome weird wet noodles with shrimp, cucumber, beef, soy-seasoned egg and a cherry tomato. Tasted just like 물냉면(Mool nengmyun/Cold Buckwheat noodles)!

2nd course-ImageI have no idea what this one was. Some kind of soup with crab and mushrooms. I’m thinking it was egg flour?

3rd course-ImageSpicy deep fried shrimp. DANK!

4th Course-ImageEggrolls and 탕수육(Tangsooyook)! English name? The fuckin’ bomb.

5th course-ImageDoesn’t matter what this was, it tasted pretty shitty.

Main/last dish-ImageAww yeah, 자장면(Jajangmyun/black bean noodles)! Some of the best I’ve ever had! Was waiting for JUST THIS all dinner long. Soon after finishing our noodles we headed out for home. I skated ahead and got home super quick so I could shower and relax. Solid day.

That’s all, I’m off work for 2 more days, and on Wednesday I’m going up to the hills to session with the Riders over at MIND boardshop. i’ll make sure to get some good flicks for you guys!

One love!