The Beav according to Beav

Still crazy after all these years.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

How to see Seoul on 50K Won a day.

Sunday, there was a picture-style scavenger hunt in Seoul. It was a fantastically fun time. The rules of the game said each team of five had to have 4 teammates in each picture and we were restricted to public transportation. Needless to say, I have some cool pics from all around Seoul.
Here we are at the temple near the Coex Mall. I'm pointing at the Buddha statue that we were looking for.

We walked quite a bit, though not always in such a silly manner.

We walked over to Olympic Stadium from that temple.

Then we caught a cab ride (yes 5 of us in a cab...a little less than comfortable) to the National Palace, where we helped guard.

Next, it was a trip to Seoul Tower. That was one of the cooler parts of the trip. First, the fences covered with locks (our objective), and the view was spectacular. I really dug the wiry flying man and the "layers" display (my pic doesn't do it justice).

Lastly, we went to the Fish Market. As you can see from "Row 1," it was huge! There were many things to be had, but I took pictures only of the live squid and live shark. (Yum!)

Finally, we headed to the Hard Rock in Itaewon to meet up with the other teams. On points, we lost. (Apparently one team just handed a cabbie 100K Won and said take us to these spots.) However, I feel that we won on experience. If we have another like this, I'll throw it on purpose. No other team has a shot like this, though it was just across the river from the Olympic Stadium.

After that day, I have many places on my list to visit with time to kill. Wow. I love being in a foreign country.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

I didn't know you were called Dennis

Today is my birthday. Well, today here. It's not quite 1 AM here on Osan, though it's still noonish Monday back home. Anyway, it has begun fairly well. Just got done with some pretty cool gaming. Lots of jokes flying back and forth. Good problem solving, good bash and grab. It's not my home group, but we had fun just the same.

I think tonight (in another 19 hours or so), I'll go sing karaoke on the other side of base. That'll be fun. But who knows what the day has in store for me. Sleep first.

Oh, if you want to know how old I am, you should have gotten it from the title. "I'm not old."

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Monday, October 06, 2008


I made a couple changes to the sidebar. (Over there --->)

I removed the links to "My other touches on the web" that I never go to anymore, and I added a couple links where you can buy me stuff if you like. All I could think of off the top of my head first thing in the morning here was Amazon and ThinkGeek, but if there are other places you think I could come up with a decent list, let me know. I'll be glad to troll around and find neat stuff.

What's goin' on with me lately? Not too much, really. I've switched from a 4 on, 3 off, 8 hours a day schedule to a 3 on, 3 off, 12 hours a day schedule. Sounds like a total downer, but I like it. It's the same schedule I started my career on. 12s take a minute to get used to, but once you do, it's really not much different than 8s.

My XBox360 is dead. This is a tragedy of epic proportions. However, I only got it this past Christmas, so it's under warranty, and I'm e-mailing back and forth w/ tech support so I can see about getting it fixed or replaced.

Along with Twitter, I've started on Pretty neat. I listed a few of my favorite musical artists and they gave me a few "favorite DJs." The concept is, each user (or DJ) finds songs on the server (or uploads them) and "blips" them. All people who have that DJ as a favorite hears it (assuming they're listening). You can also select any song to be part of your playlist. It's a pretty cool way to catch songs you haven't heard before but are likely to be something you enjoy.

What started as an odd phenomenon for me here has now turned into some sort of weird quest. I have still not had Korean food in Songtan (the area just outside the gate). I have had some on-base, and several areas outside Songtan, but none there yet. I have, however had Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, German (?!), Sort-of-New-Englandish, and Ice-Cream. I've still got Italian and Vietnamese to go, and likely a few others. But then, I'm just odd.

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