06 November 2009

Transfered to Wordpress

Thought I'd let the six people who read this know that I've decided to transfer to wordpress.com My new URL is http://commentariideperegini.wordpress.com/

01 November 2009

Learning Korean

There are a lot of great resources on line to help you learn a new language.

KOSNET - Site requires registration, haven't checked it out yet.

Koreanclass101.com - Also requires registration but you can get a large amount of their materials off itunes.

Sogang Korean Program - Put up by Sogang University, this site has one of the best tools I've seen to help learn the Korean alphabet.

Quite a few more and I plan to add them as I have the time and inclination.

The Warrior Song

Someone said that this song reminded them of the cadences they used to chant. I can't think of a better description. Kinda makes me want to reenlist, heh.

14 October 2009

My Students

My students broke a window in the main office today, last week they set one of the classrooms on fire. If you're coming to Korea to teach, avoid the all boys schools unless you know what you're getting into.

12 October 2009

Incheon Global Fair

Didn't take a whole lot of pictures, then again there weren't a whole lot of things to take pictures of. Large sections of the fair devoted to booths on how Korea is planning on dealing with nuclear waste and the gas company on one side of the fair. Tourist information booths for different countries and regions of Korea on the other. The Gem of the fair was a section filled with booths selling all kinds of food from around the world. If you go, avoid the official food courts and check out the small stands.

Some things that stood out were . . .

Giant Robots

Astro Boy

A Kite Eating Tree

An Old Motorcycle

It was marked Indian but made by a Japanese company if I remember right.

The Trojan Horse

And a 'Vehicle Prohibited' sign
(It's okay if you have more then one)

Incheon central park across from the fair grounds.

Seoul Pics

I'm not a big fan of Korean beer, which is why I was so happy to find a brewpub in Seoul. Octoberfest has decent food and drinkable beer. To get there, exit Jongak 1 and take a right turn right before NH bank, it's on the left. MAP

Just an old brick church I came across somewhere in Seoul.

East Sea

Dokdo hogwan? I do my best to stay out of the whole Dokdo issue but isn't this taking things a bit far?

A branch of my bank

Jogyesa Temple

Most of these pics were taken in and around Jongno-gu.

01 October 2009

How To Make Samgyeopsal

For the three people that read this, I've got a few pics to put up this weekend.