One Month in Korea - Part 9

eventually you're gonna eat Japanese food in Korea.  Here we have a tonkatsu pork cutlet set lunch and it looks like its the go to when you need to get full an satiated just like in Japan.
Gettin' a haircut

the most wired country in the world.  I saw in the train cars they have 3 different ones for 3 different telecom companies.

just sittin' there begging for it.

Mikkeller's bar in Seoul

soft tofu stew

I gave a talk at Jungyeon Roh's class at Seoul National University of Science and Technology 서울과기대.  Jungyeon went to school at SVA in new york and moved back to Seoul recently

They all wanted me to sign the prints which were generously made for me by JP for free who works at a leading print company that I won't name.

You get a print, you get a print, you get a print, everybody gets a print!
Jungyeon recommended this place in Yangchae where they come and slide this entire tabletop of food onto your table.  There were tons and tons of old people in this building patronizing every cafe and restaurant.  There's a spa in the building which may be the reason.
Antiques street in in Itaewon 3 minutes from our airbnb started in the 60s when American soldiers sold their stuff before going home.

Apt Seoul is an unexpected cozy stylish multi floor hipster cafe that turns into a bar at night.  It seems like its in a back corner of Itaewon and peeps don't know about it

the refrigerator at our airbnb is too loud so we keep our booze and milk and eggs etc outside the window.

some kinda fish

What's that phoenix doing up there on that cool building with triangle windows?

not one but 5 octopuses in this budae jjigae (army stew, cuz of the hot dogs, spam, and other crap throw in like its the Korean war days and they're making stuff out of American army rations).  These octupuses weren't the most appealing to Jen or I and you couldn't go fishing around in there without pulling up an octopus head or something.

No, you don't really want to drink that soju, but you will and you must because its Korea.  Also Jen's first budae jjigae mission was a success.  Also don't forget that its freezing outside and is like 15f at night.

which is why these poor girls have gotta be freezing.  There's this strip in Hongdae where all these students are singing or dancing or performing something.

Kakao is a chat app and has turned into a huge Korean conglomerate which is interesting because the traditional conglomerates that control everything are like Samsung, Hyundai, LG etc...  Anyway these are the now famous Kakao emoji guys and these cheap plastic ornaments were $5 at the Kakao and Friends store which is like if Apple emojis had a store and it was always packed with people buying plush smiley faces or piles of poop.

yes nice SPAM does exist and it's awesome!  I love SPAM so much you guys.