Tag Archives: Street

Drilling for Times to Come (or: Some of These Days)

Rushing to catch the bus, I did not notice the strange absence of traffic noise. A siren called. Some helicopter noise from above but nothing in sight. Only blue skies. Standing at the bus stop, I saw someone crossing the … Continue reading

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Invasion of the White Shirts (or: Stompin’ at the Savoy)

It began in the late afternoon. I was doing some homework (as I seem to be doing all the time, lately), but something was different at the “Coffee Break” (커피 브레이크). Instead of the regular student clientel—this place is right … Continue reading

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Slow Road Campaign

It’s election time! Today all Korean citizens and—not only to my surprise—long-time foreign residents, too, will vote their local representatives. A new mayor in Seoul is highly improbable, though, despite former Prime Minister HAN Myeong-sook (한명숙) running for office. While she … Continue reading

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Round About Midnight

A strange case of street theatre… Standing in front of my guesthouse, I light my last cigarette of the day. An elderly man comes around the corner, enters the narrow alleyway and approaches me from the right. Slightly curled hair, … Continue reading

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