Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Wishes

I promised myself that I would post at least once more before New Year hits. Well, it's 11:08pm on 31st December, so it's now or never! Aotearoa is currently GMT +13 meaning we are one of the first countries in the world to see the New Year. While I am in 2007, most of my readers are going to be so last year. Ha ha ha.

Anyway, I wanted to wish you all a very happy new year and to each person on my blog roll, individual wishes...

Oriconailin: Freedom from pain and a year when your business goes global enabling you to hire staff and take a break!

Cergie: Health for you and your husband. 2nd place in the rugby world cup for France (1st is NZ!)

KS: AU$6346.33. Apparently, that's what you need...

Mouse: Freedom from spam!

Minty: A noise free video game system

Macro Rachel: Many many t-shirt sales

Deepa: success in your journalistic career

21C Seonbi: Someone to pay your for your hard work

Flowerful: Luckiness in love

BB: A huge book illustrating deal

GH: Same as Flowerful

Seoul Brother: Mac to take market share

Friar: A ministry that will respect your unique talents

Nathan: Financial worry free life in England

Buddhist Guy: Someone to share your life with

Crystal: Cross some more countries off your wish list

Black Feline: All the jellymeat you could wish for ;O)

Fahd: Freedom from blog censorship

Renegade Eye: Social justice for all...

Ashley: A dance with SRK!

Tim: A man with everything it seems... A super SLR perhaps?

Shaun: Fluency in Korean

A safe 2007

Ruby Slipper Lady: That perfect of all jobs

Well, that's it for 2006! It's been real, it's been fun. Let's do it again next year! Or tomorrow...

San Nakji for President!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

2006 in review, Part One

My dear blogging friends. The year is coming to a close. I notice with some surprise that even North Korea agrees that our year is coming to a close. Well done Romans, everyone is towing the line! Well, that's off topic...

My dear blogging friends. The year is coming to a close. Did you enjoy 2006? I have to say that for me, it was a much better year than 2005. A couple of stand out amazing things happened last year, but so many of my favourite famous people kicked the kumara (bucket) that it was a tad on the miserable side. However... 2006 has been much kinder. Therefore, when I look back on my life, this year will get a nice tick from me. I think it may have something to do with even numbers. I prefer the balance of a 6 as opposed to a 5. I don't even know what I am going to do about 2007! It is just too awful to think of.

Again, off topic. Damn!

So without further ado, here are my top things of 2006...


The sad thing about movies this year is that I have seen a grand total of 3 at the theatre. Further added to this misery is that I have seen only 4 others on DVD. Obviously the top film for me has to come from these. I was quite excited about the reinvention of Superman, but man, was I disappointed! Recently a friend has made me revisit V for Vendetta and that is now out. Sadly this then makes my favourite movie of the year.... (drum roll)

Talladega Nights, The Legend of Ricky Bobby

I laughed a couple of times during the film. That'll do me...


I may possibly be the only remaining person in Aotearoa New Zealand still watching Lost. It is a hell of a frustrating show that kids you into thinking it is going somewhere, but really isn't. When they finally finish the show and turn it into a novel, it isn't going to make 300 pages. However on TV it is turned into at least four series! What the hell?

The show I am downloading right now is Heroes. This looks awesome and I think it will get the tick from me! IT even has an Asian guy (Japanese) as one of the main characters! Wow!


This is only because the second series of Extras is not out yet. I like Rescue me too.


I am so totally obsessed with Arctic Monkeys. I can't tell you how much this little band from Sheffield, England has changed my life this year. I try to listen to other music, but I am drawn back every time to my Arctic Monkeys. I should be more open to music, but I find myself comparing everything to them. I know they are not for everyone, but for the life of me I can't figure out why.

Artic Monkeys


Of course it is going to be an Arctic Monkeys song. D'uh.

Leave Before the Lights Come On


The best food of 2006. No doubt is any meal made by Mrs SN containing orzo. Man that is good stuff! Out of the house I will go for the duck I had in Korea.

Mrs SN Orzo dish
Korean Duck


Coke Zero. I can now enjoy Coke with a Coke taste, but without the Coke masses of sugar. Coke. I know it is probably killing me on the inside, but until then. Coke.

Coke Zero


Well apart from my own rather tastefully done blog, I would have to say...

All blogs on my blog roll (and one other which is not listed for privacy reasons)

Like I would say anything else!

New Blog Design

Ori's Blog

It's awesome

San Nakji's World Commentor (or is it commenter?)

I have three faithful commentors. Ori and Kira's Slave have always been there encouraging me, although KS... I wish you would take some of my posts the way they were intended! However...


She has to win! She comments multiple times on the same post. I can't compete with that!


I love podcasts. I subscribe to millions of them. Well maybe not quite millions.. Maybe just a million. The winner of this category is... Well, there are two. One pro and one amateur.

The Ricky Gervais Show

Is the pro. If you have never seen his TV shows The Office or Extras, then you are missing out on comedy gold I tells ya! His podcast is just funny. That's all I can say. I embarrass myself on the bus by laughing out loud a lot when listening. Maybe this is why no one sits next to me? Perhaps it's the fact I only shower on leap years? Hmmm...

Tokyo Calling

Is the amateur. Scott just has a voice for radio. Unlike yours truly who has a voice for blogging... If you are in to podcasting at all, give Scott a try. He is just a really genuine guy and that's what I like about people.


I don't know... perhaps? Really, for me it has to be


It is the place I learn about all those TV shows I loved from long ago. It where I study up on US presidents for the pub quiz. I love my Wikipedia!

US President

You can't go past President Taft. The heaviest president ever? Now that's a claim to fame!

William Taft

World Leader

He is the fashion leader, never a follower

Kim Jeong Il

Well, that's part one. Did you enjoy it?

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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

SN Exclusive

It is about time a young relative of mine had his art published. You are the privledged few to be able to view this. He will be so happy that I have done this. He will be 24 years old next week.

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Wikipedia Vandalism

As you all know, Wikipedia is an encyclopedia made by the masses for the masses. This means it can be open for abuse by some pretty annoying bigoted people. However, every once in a while there comes along a pretty funny case of vandalism. Today I found just such a case!

"Bacon is amazing in its uses. Abraham Lincoln ate bacon while he read the Gettysburg
Address. Patton slapped Mussolini in the face with a piece of bacon when he said "You suck."
In short, bacon is amazing, and worth more than your life."

It's true. Bacon is amazing!

San Nakji for President!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Mountains over There

The view of the Bukhan mountain range in Seoul, from one of the many temples within.

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I don't know what this plant is. It resides in my local park. I like it. Do you?

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I saw some horses racing today. I had never seen these evil beasts in action before. They were kind of cool in a suspiciously nasty sort of way...

I also met a hero of mine. Got his autograph and a photo with him. That was cool!

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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Flesh Eater!

Like I said, I love plants that I can eat, or that eat! Here is one of those vicious plants. Don't get too close. Where you are watching is just close enough!

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Cat and Shark

San Nakji's Cat earns her keep by catching a vicious shark!

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Another picture (yes, once more!) of our Aotearoa Christmas Tree. I love red, I love this tree.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

To Cergie

Today is St Lucie's Day. Many happy returns to my number one Catholic commentor. I hope you enjoy today and get to tuck into some of those yummy looking saphron buns!

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Son of Orchid

Son of Orchid is very nice with ice cream.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The King of Flowers

I like an orchid or two. Especially with BBQ sauce. Yummy!

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Colours from my desk

Just playing with my camera phone. I have a bottle / can collection on my desk and here are a few of them.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Flower on the Water, Fire in the Sky

Not much to say about this picture. I know nothing about flowers. I usually only like plants that can give me food. Or that eat meat... But this one's ok.

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Autumn Reflections at the Beginning of Summer

It must be Summer, I got sunburned today! Next stop, skin cancer...

I loved the gold in these leaves from my favourite mountain, Mt Gaya.

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Friday, December 08, 2006

Happy Birthday Minty!

It's Minty's birthday today. Well, tomorrow his time, but today my time. all very confusing and perhaps cool if you could fly from here to there, thus having two birthdays...

Minty is a great commentator on world events and a great drawer. He just doesn't post very much. Please post more young man!

San Nakji for President!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

A Bridge Too Far

While the bridge isn't too attractive, the surrounds were amazing. Autumn in Korea treated me well!

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A gateway. But to where? *scary music*

Well, to the public telephone...

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Les Dragon

All hail the scary dragon! Hail! Hail! Or maybe not. It's really your choice I suppose...

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

From an Athiest

From one 'without religion'. I love houses of worship. Don't care which religion, they all just impress me so much.

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A Study in Summer

Summer's here! Yes! Yes! Yes!

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Monday, December 04, 2006

The Only Way to Travel

Yesterday as we were making the most of the Summer weather, we drove up north to a regional park. On the way up we were stuck behind the sheep bus. I kept wondering whether they were travelling for their hair, or their meat... I hope it was for their hair!

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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Fruits of the Loom

A few months ago posted a photo of the blossoms on my apricot tree. Cergie meanly told me to cut it down. Well, Cergie, I didn't! And now, here is my reward :O)

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Friday, December 01, 2006

Don't Smoke Pot

Koreans like their pots. They use them to make all kinds of Kimchi, or in this case, Dwaenjang (beanpaste). I love Dwaenjang! Love love love! I love these pots too! I wouldn't smoke them though.

San Nakji for President!