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What a night it’s been…
I was planning on staying up late, but wasn’t sure if I would be pulling another all nighter so soon after the last one on the 21st. Actually, the one 10 days ago was the first one I did successfully in years. It was sort of weird because I expected it to be a bit rougher at work towards the end of the day, but I actually pulled through like a trooper. Tonight though wasn’t planned at all.
Short of 2am, I ran to Homeplus to get some juice, bannanas and other groceries for the weekend. I barely made it before they closed. However, I didn’t take my keys which would normally not be a problem since I have one of those electronic door openers where you just have to enter a code. Lately though, the reliability of the “new fangled technology” has let me down. I think it’s the batteries and coincidentally, I bought batteries tonight, but to no avail since I couldn’t get into my place to replace the them in the lock. I visited the security officer on the first floor and he called some other service guy who came to my place 15 minutes later. One thing I’m incredibly proud of or thankful here in Korea is the speed in which you get service. In the states, I think I would of been waiting at least a few hours before someone would of came to try and help me out. The guy who tried to open my door gave it a really strong effort and even encouraged me to let him try a few more times before I told him to give up. He, along with most service professionals are always very friendly as well. However, he wasn’t able to get me back in my unit tonight. Continue reading
I’ve decided to give away my Search Engine/Internet Marketing services for free to the first three requests by websites who would like to climb the Search Engine Results Pages of Google. The only thing I ask of the reqests are that they:
- come from businesses that have relatively established businesses that generate at least several million dollars (USD) annually in revenue from their current products or services
- already have a web presence on the Internet & it’s been online for at least a few months; 6 months or more is recommended
- are willing to provide me enough control of their sites to help them improve the needed changes remotely
- are not in the following industries due to the large amount of money & time required to beat everyone else who’s already in the businesses competing (adult, gambling, make money online, credit cards, SEO, spam like services, financial services). I will help the highly competitive world of real estate though since I understand the business relatively well. Continue reading
Young John Updike
I’ve heard his name a bunch of times, but actually had no idea he was still alive. To be frank, I thought he was as long gone as Hemingway or one of his contemporaries. However, I just noticed he passed away a couple days ago on the 27th of January. His most famous work was his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and Rabbit Remembered).
Rest in peace Mr. Updike.
A reader of the blog asked me if I wouldn’t mind forwarding the following survey to my Korean acquaintences. What better way to invite them to fill out the survey than post it here?! So, if you wouldn’t mind obliging this nice young student for a school project, I’m sure she would be appreciative. It’s about gender equality. Couldn’t find the direct translation from English to Korean on the term “gender equality”, but the Ministry of Gender Equality is called the “여성부.”
She writes: Continue reading
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Girls Generation Jan 2009
Made up of 9 girls (as of January 2009), Girls’ Generation aka “So Nyeo Shi Dae” (also in China recognized as Shaonü Shidai) includes Yoona (윤아, 林允儿), Tiffany (티파니, 黄美英, 蒂芙尼), Yuri (유리, 权侑莉), Hyoyeon (효연, 金孝渊), Sooyoung (수영, 崔秀英), Seohyun (서현, 徐贤), Taeyeon (태연,金泰妍), Jessica (제시카, 郑秀妍, 杰西卡) and Sunny (써니, 李顺圭, 桑尼). All the Girls’ Generation members are between 17 and 19 years of age. The Korean pop girl group is managed by SM Entertainment. SM once managed H.O.T., S.E.S., and Shinhwa, but still manages BoA, Super Junior and x-H.O.T. member Kangta. Continue reading