British urinals

After spending weeks in London, I need to speak about British urinals. Brit urinals. Or, in the recent popular style, Burinals. They are small. Small as the bikinis of the Instagram ladies I follow. Being minimalist may look cool but whether its cool would last even in practice is a whole different matter. For example: lack of privacy. Yes, gentlemen’s …

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John Gray, The Immortalization Commission

Pouring are all too many good things to read online, so I’ve been just dumping them into Pocket when I see one and giving empty promises that I’ll take a look. But I do try read it all every time the New Statesman publishes John Gray’s write-ups. His contemplation has the power to penetrate the surface of what we usually see …

Laibach in Jeonju, South Korea, May 1st 2017

Having witnessed a Laibach performance in South Korea, I believe now that anything can happen in this peninsula. A Trump-KJU summit? I thought Laibach events in both korea had a far smaller chance. From my video footage of the performance: Originally meant to be played in Pyongyang but the band had to cut if off from the setlist due to …

Now the game is a draw. Ahn Cheol-soo has caught up with Moon Jae-in.

Of the numerous national slogans Korea gives itself, discarded by each new administration, I think Dynamic Korea was the best. So dynamic is Korea, that even I— a born, raised and bred Seoulite—sometimes find myself confused. The political arena is, of course, a bloodbath. Especially the presidential elections. Well we had all been thinking Moon Jae-in was certain to win. …

My introduction to The Private Life of a Nation

However hard we try to minimize the risks of unification, Lee is quite sure it will be a disaster. He still remembers the ruin of East Germany when he visited right after the Berlin Wall collapsed and the shock he felt became the source of his bleak vision of a unified Korea… …Does this mean that the author is skeptical …