The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part Two)

I began my 17-day vacation with the utmost optimism.  Mr. Meta invited me on a "leisurely" bike ride from Mokpo to Gwangju.  However, detours, headwind, and constant uphill grades slowly downgraded this trip from "leisurely" to "hard work."  My optimism and resolve faded to black. And yet, on the opposite side of my psyche, an … Continue reading The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part Two)

The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part One)

As graduation week concluded, my first semester of work officially finished, marking the start of a well-deserved two-and-a-half-week uninterrupted vacation.  I could think of no other holiday-christening activity more relaxing than a 100-kilometer bike ride. Mr. Meta, another August orientation-mate, invited me a month in advance.  In classic procrastinatory style, I didn’t think much of … Continue reading The Best Bike Ride I’ll Never Do Again (Part One)

Ian and Potato’s Gwangju Cultural Field Trip (Part Two)

Up next was the Gwangju Art Museum.  There we appreciated many exhibits of posthumanism, virtual reality painting, and the calligraphy of apricots.  At that point, I was a bit museum-weary, so memory evades me. Except for the ink droppers.  My goodness.  There were an absurd amount of ancient ink droppers in even more absurd shapes. … Continue reading Ian and Potato’s Gwangju Cultural Field Trip (Part Two)

Ian and Potato’s Gwangju Cultural Field Trip (Part One)

This story is a bit dated, but I still remember it well.  Most of The Misfits were doing their own thing.  Potato asked if I wanted to check out some museums in Gwangju. “Yawn…” Anxiety-Brain chided. “I’d rather be bored with friends than having fun alone.” “Really?” “Who knows?  Maybe we’ll learn something.” “Uh...fine!” Several … Continue reading Ian and Potato’s Gwangju Cultural Field Trip (Part One)