Monday, February 1, 2010

I'm lazy

Writing is funny. When you make a habit of it, then it seems like no big deal to spend 20 minutes writing an update, but when you've been neglecting it 20 minutes seems like too much time to spend.

Recently, I've become addicted to "Demon's Souls". It might possibly be the best game I've played since the first time I played "Final Fantasy VII". It's the kind of game that is so difficult at times that it makes you want to break shit, but when you've finally made it past that challenge you feel like jumping up and down and breaking out the show tunes. It's really great. After the smoldering pile of shit that was "Dragon Age", I'm glad I've finally found a game that can keep my interest. However, I would advise, if you're a casual gamer you will not like this game. It's just too difficult in certain parts and I guarantee you will give up. If you are a gamer, and like a challenge then this game is for you. It is worth the money, but don't take it lightly, it'll chew you up and spit you out like bad kimchi. It'll make you want to cry for your mommy. You will die. You will die often. You will die so much you'll forget what it was like to ever be alive. This is not a game for those who quit after dying once or twice.

Other than that I had my first Korean wedding experience this weekend. My girlfriend's brother got married. I've never seen so many white envelopes in my life. They take money, they give money, they take money, they give coupons, who the hell can keep up with all that shit. Do they get a coupon? Do they get money? And who the fuck gives the guests money at a wedding? "Thank you for coming, here's ten bucks." I should just start going to weddings every weekend, it could be like a part-time job. Just go around collecting envelopes.

My girlfriend was pissed off because she didn't even get to see the actual wedding. She was so busy with the great envelope swap that she didn't get inside to see her own brother get married. It's okay though, I have like 5 shitty pictures to immortalize the magic moments when his friends were singing off key to him and when they flashed tacky pictures of the lovely couple in their matching pink jumpsuits on the white screen behind the altar. Wonderfully tasteful.

The good thing about the wedding though was once it started it was all business. The ceremony started at 12:30 and we were out of there by 1:00. No fucking around. In and out quickly, just how I like it. It all seemed a little more casual than a western wedding too. People in the crowd were talking and laughing when the bride and groom were going through their spiel, it wasn't nearly as uptight and uncomfortable as an American wedding.

I met the rest of my girlfriend's family too. They all seem very nice, though nobody speaks any English. The few that do shouldn't. They asked far too many prying questions. Basically, "Hi, how are you? When are you two getting married?" They didn't waste any time with small talk.

Anyways, that's about it for now. Maybe I'll try to get back in the habit of writing soon. It's just hard to pull myself away from that game right now. It's so fucking good.


  1. In and out quickly is how you like it? Good to see you are not spoiling your girlfriend. ZING!

  2. Glad to see that everything went back to normal with the Missus.

    Is everything still on for September?

  3. Loudog, yeah, I tossed you a softball on that one.

    Mister Baekseju, everything is well now. Still on for September, but I'd being lying if I said I wasn't a little scared about the prospect of spending the rest of my life in SK.

  4. well our plan is to live here until we retire. then we'll retire back in Maine, hopefully near a river with some decent trout fishing. but she doesn't want to be far from her family and i can understand that.

  5. Why live there forever? I married my wife in Korea with the clear understanding that we would be moving to my country within 4 yrs. Moved back within 2 years, got a great career, uh, why would you stay there "teaching English" ( I quacked this non-sensical non-profession for a decade, so I consider myself to have the right to sneer at it) for the rest of your life? Get the hell out.