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Monday, November 14, 2005

6 months

Korea has been acting slow on me. I have been studying the language and working and there isn’t much time for anything else. But after studying Korean for two months, I’m hardly better than when I started. The reason, Korean in a difficult language. This got me thinking, how long do I want to work on this thing? 5 years, 10 years…. you know what, I don’t even want to work on it another week. I don’t think I want to be here in 5 years, figure 6 months might be just enough time for me. I have plans, think they might include an extended stay in Brazil. We will see how this thing plays out, but I think a Latin country is calling. Brazil in August.


Blogger Pirooz M. Kalayeh said...

LA in september or run run run
through the hills and mountains.

12:19 AM

Blogger JWG said...

Reallization the other day. Dont want to get older here anymore. like it, but this is not where i want to end or be much longer. It has been fun. I am looking for something else. No different than normal. either a great failure or a great character, maybe both, but this move is in controll. After years in asia, it is time to see something else. This moving only ends in love.

12:43 AM

Blogger Pirooz M. Kalayeh said...

What about the states? Does it have to be Brazil?

I assume you will teach English down there. Easy money, right?

Why not pick a cool city in the states? You can still teach English, you know?

You could get a 100 jobs in L.A. Or maybe it's Frisco. Or Seattle. Or New York. Or Brasillia.

Talk to me about it. Maybe, we can go somewhere together.

Personally, I am thinking about Seattle or Portland. They are both pretty cheap living.

L.A. isn't bad either. There are places on Skid Row that are dirt cheap and huge. We're talking 5,000 sq feet. It might be enough space to start a revolution.

2:03 PM

Blogger JWG said...

No desire to live in the states right now. Don't care about teaching english either, have other plans. might teach some english though. Rio or Portland or La, call me crazy, but if i can swing rio, that is where i am going

8:08 PM

Blogger Pirooz M. Kalayeh said...

Sounds good.

Rio, eh?

Not too far away.

Stop in before you go though.

11:23 PM

Blogger Pirooz M. Kalayeh said...

BY the way, you sound like me when i first came to the states. Maybe, you can give it a year in Seoul, and then see how well you speak Korean.

5:12 PM

Blogger JWG said...


I hear you. Yes, if all things were equal, i probably could give it another year. Just that when i came out here i thought two years. Only recently had i begun to think of a more long term stay. I've always had the urge to go to Brazil. Why not now? finish my two years. Check it out. can always come back.

7:36 PM

Blogger Sean Mac said...

This makes perfect sense to me. Realizations come and go - why do I trust this one? Because its so dark and mysterious? It does speak of time... alo Brazil.

8:04 PM

Anonymous marlowe said...

brazil is sexy. everyone wears bikinis. the sand is 100% pure cocaine and the water is rum.

america is a gingham skirt tied at the ankles with barbed wire.



ps. does anyone else enjoy those little mystery comment passwords as much as me?

ijkkvjqw...i think it's pronounced ishkakavishka.

maybe some day i will tire of these but for now i'm in love.

9:29 PM

Blogger JWG said...

Chip Delaney said that in the exotic there is sex. I couldn’t agree more. There is this interest in the other. I like bikinis and beaches and people who enjoy. Korea might be the most conservative country I have ever been in. The Church is strong here. Been cock blocked by JC a few times. Some of my students go to church every morning. Combine that with a latent Confucianism, and it all spells less fun. If you spell Brazil backwards it spells Lizarb. What do you think about that word verification Marlowe?

12:24 AM


oh goodness gracious. brazil sounds fantastic. i'm hoping to visit, then we can train around and run amok. all of us. reunited and it feels so good.

root beer floats for everyone!

2:14 PM

Blogger JWG said...


I think Brazil is definetly more of a destination than seoul. not knocking seoul, but i just dont think you can have as much fun, though you can have plenty of it. Dont book yr plane tickets yet, but if this all works out, root beer will flow

6:44 PM


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