33Seoul, South Korea
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My self-summary
So, I've been here in Seoul a few months, and things have been going pretty well. My job is alright and I have a good little group of friends, but I'd like to get to know a few more people outside of work and maybe find a partner in extremely petty crime (mostly just public intoxication, which I don't think is really even a crime here. Perhaps we can throw crimes against humanity at the noraebang into the mix).
What I’m doing with my life
Doing the classic white guy in Asia thing of teaching English. Trying desperately not to be the classic white guy in Asia in spite of my job.
I’m really good at
I like to think I'm pretty funny and used to do stand-up comedy pretty regularly back in Canada.

I am also trying to get into bread baking, so far I can make a pretty good (though simple) sourdough. I find the kneading to be therapeutic.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I am a shifty looking foreigner with a beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I studied English lit, so I read a lot and while I genuinely enjoy much of what I read (especially 17th and 18th century satires and depressing Jewish-American novels) ultiamtely it feels like work. For fun my favourite author is Kurt Vonnegut, other than that I have no loyalties and tend to read whatever catches my eye at the book store. A few good books I've read recently include Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose", "Three Day Road" by Joseph Boyden, "Song of Solomon" by Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake", I try to keep my reading choices eclectic.

I've been terrible at getting around to seeing movies lately, regardless my favourite movie is "The American Astronaut", it's amazingly weird and everyone should see it because this happens in it: Oh yeah, everyone should also see "The Third Man", greatest film with an all zither soundtrack ever made. Also, "Harold and Maude" because it is the best film with an all Cat Stevens soundtrack.
Six things I could never do without
1. Insecurity
2. Uncertainty
3. Self-doubt
4. My glasses
5. Angst
6. My Bicycle (oh man, I don't have that anymore. I'm doomed)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to say something in Korean, and how I will completely blow it when I say it no matter how much I practice. I am not good at other languages, but I try.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully out for a few drinks, I sometimes play some board games with friends. I would like to spend more time at noraebangs, but my friends aren't as into karaoke as I am.
The two of us