Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Dancing Around

Looking through some photos I took in Korea all that time ago. Here are some guys doing the traditional famer's dance or sameullori. They have ribbons on their heads which they move with a twist of their necks. It's pretty fun to watch, although very noisy!

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Monday, January 29, 2007

Just a Tap

A tower to start the week. Yup, that'll do it.

In other news, I believe my blog may be the last in the world still using 'old' blogger. I just am not allowed to change yet. Maybe Blogspot loves my blog too much?

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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Thanks Australia!

While normally Australia has nothing we want, come fire season over there they sure give us nice sunsets! I may go over there and light a few fires myself ;o)

Thanks Aussies!

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Tea and Revenge

While I was in Korea last year a nice young man offered to serve me tea. Who am I to say no to such an offer? The young man poured out some lovely green tea into one of the nicest cups I have ever seen. I was really looking forward to it. However, he committed a major faux pas by serving it on a lotus flower. Didn't he know my great uncle's friend's dog died choking on a lotus flower? Had he no heart? In a fit of rage I now deeply regret I beat him so hard he turned to stone... One day I will begin the healing process and turn him back, but I am just not ready, not now.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Painting from the Palette of SN

Today I thought I would give you a painting. It is of Ti Point, an old Maori Pa (fortress) north of where I live.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I love the reeds in the park next to San Nakji Villa. The just do something to me. What is that you ask? Well, tune in next week to find out!

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Ode to the Moon

We like the Moon
Because it is close to us
We like the Mo~on
But not as much as a Spoon

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Monday, January 22, 2007

War on Nicholson

As blogger is playing up, I thought I would try the email option for posting.

I just have to get this off my chest. Jack Nicholson is really really annoying! You have no idea how much I can't stand that guy. As I mentioned in a previous post, the last straw was his performance at the Golden Globes. What is he? The Godfather of Hollywood? I wouldn't have been the least bit surprised if as the stars entered they had to bow and kiss Nicholson's hand. There, of course, is only one true ruler of Hollywood and that is Oprah. Nicholson is nothing. The only image I have of this man right now in my head is him playing a wolfman in Wolf. This to me says a lot. This is why we at San Nakji's World and all associated Colonies have decided to delcare war on Jack Nicholson. He has asked for this war and he has it. I hope he is happy!

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Red Pineapple

That's what it looks like to me. In reality? Well, let's not go there shall we?

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Thursday, January 18, 2007

My First Comet

So there is a comet passing Earth at the moment. It's called Comet McNaught, or to give it its' real name, C/2006 P1. Terrible name. I heard that it is one of the brightest comets in recorded history and, wow, it was amazing last night. I have never tried to take photos of the sky and below's efforts will show you why. I will try again tonight using some tips from a colleague of mine. My understanding is that the comet is best seen from the Southern Hemisphere, ie where I live, but I would love to know if you can see it in the North.

I tried looking at Haley's comet all those years ago and frankly I am not sure if I saw it or not. It was as big as a star. Did I see a star perhaps? Or maybe the comet. This one however makes no mistake!

It is truly one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

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Must See of 2007

Want to see a feel good movie that will set the bar for 2007? Well, coming in March is a new film staight from Aotearoa New Zealand for you. Check out what us crazy Kiwis get up to!

I bet you can't wait!

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tagging Part Two

You know you want to accept this tag. You just know it!

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Love, Actually

2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.
The Professional (NZ title) Leon (everywhere else title)

I only wanted to see it once, but the second time when I meant to be seeing Outbreak, I walked into the wrong theatre...

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Depp, Johansson, Park Junghun. Although... Depp has put me off after Pirates.

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
Sandra Bullock! Unless it was a movie where she died... Now that I would purchase!

5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
Karate Kid. Oh how I love that film!

6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Little Shop of Horrors

7. Name a movie that have been known to sing along with.
Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder)

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
Karate Kid. It will change your life

9. Name a movie that you own.
Plenty. I just bought a bunch of Korean films. Sympathy for Lady Vengence is very good.

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
I have no idea...

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?
Don't have them here.

12. Ever made out in a movie?
Yes... It's not the most comfortable place.

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.

14. Ever walked out of a movie?
No, I paid the money, I will damn well watch it!

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
The Green Mile was sad.

16. Popcorn?
No. Tangy Fruits. (New Zealand yummy candy)

17. How often do go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
Not often now. Maybe twice a year.

18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?

19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Action or comedy.

20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
My dad took me to see one of the Pink Panther movies. He conned me into thinking it was the cartoon. I made him regret it by bawling my eyes out! He he he... I was 23 years old at the time. (just kidding)

** Just as an aside. Did anyone see the Gold Globes yesterday? Is Jack Nicholson just the creepiest old guy ever? I would refuse to receive my award if I were a winner until Nicholson was removed from the building...**

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Tagging Part One

A tag! It's been so long. Please do the proper thing and tag yourselves ok?

1. What ended your last relationship?
Insinuations of infedelity...

2. When was the last time you shaved your legs?
Never, nice and hairy me!

3. What were you doing this morning at 8am?
At work, working.

4. First thought after waking up this morning?
It can't be 5am already!!!

5. Are you any good at math?
I was pretty damn good at school, but hated it and dropped it as soon as I could.

6. Your prom night?
We don't have proms here. We have school balls. I hated dressing up in a monkey suit for all that, but I went and blah blah blah

7. Do you have any famous ancestors?
How about Royalty, do anything for ya?

8. Have you ever taken out a loan to pay for school?
Nah, but our schools are quite cheap really.

9. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile?
Oh yeah baby!

10. Last thing received in the mail?
I just found a couple of Christmas cards on my desk. That was nice.

11. How many different beverages have you drank today?
2...tea and a caramel macchiato

12. Do you ever leave messages on people's answering machines?
Never, I hate it.

13.Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
Icehouse in 1987, yeah!

14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
Nah, I find other do that for me. I am so popular on the beach!

15. What's the most painful dental procedure you've had?
All my wisdom teeth removed at the same time. Made less painful by the general anesthetic I received!

16. What is out your back door?
My deck, my garden, the world.

17. Do you have any plans for tonight?
Prison Break marathon.

18. Do you like the ocean?
I love being near it. I hate being on it.

19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorn?
I don't even know what that is.

20. Have you ever been to a planetarium?
Once. To that famous one in LA where James Dean went in that movie he did. And Charlies Angels in that movie.

21. Let's take a deep breath before we continue.

22. Something you are excited about?
My impending win in the lottery. Oprah answering all my mail!

23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO?
We call it Jelly here. My favourite is raspberry I reckon.

24. Are any of your great-grandparents still alive?
Nope, I didn't meet any of them either.

25. Describe your keys:
My keys are all pretty boring. I have a beep beep thingy for my car, a blood donor key ring and a Korean stamp for my name. My house key has an El Paso keyring.

26. Where do you keep your change?
In my wallet, which has a hole in it so the change is generally kept on the street where it falls.

27. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
September at a wedding.

28. What kind of winter coat do you have?
No coats, just not that cold here.

29. What was the weather like on your graduation?
We don't do graduation for highschool, you just stop going. For Uni, I have graduated twice and the weather was not memorable for either time.

30. Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
Closed. Must keep the ghosts out. They don't like closed doors you see.

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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Old Photo

A photo I took a couple of years ago in the south of Aotearoa. It's on a pretty crappy camera, but it's a nice enought photo I think.

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Yup, that's what they are alright.

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Modern Art

Another offering from my young relative. He calls this one "World Bank in Crisis". I think that says it all really!

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007


This is what happens to vegetarians. Take my advice and get some meat down ya!

(am still on holiday, normal (ish) blogging to resume next week!

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Monday, January 08, 2007


I had a big written post planned, but it's late. Here's a photo of a flamingo I saw the other day. I know a joke about flamingos.

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Love Birds

Can the birds teach us anything?

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The Long Awaited Summer

Summer is here, finally! I am so happy. Be happy with me and for me ;o)

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Friday, January 05, 2007

What the Shell is going on here?

[Insert exceedingly witty comment here]

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Save the Cheerleader

I am chicken hear me cluck!

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Monday, January 01, 2007

Checking you out

This North Korean soldier is just checking you out seeing if you behaved on New Years... Don't disappoint!

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Great Apartment Names #56

Where do you live? I live in We've. It's great!

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