이별

This month’s theme in my life is 이별, or farewells. I spent the last evening in Korea — for this stint, anyway — with a couple of the closest friends I’ve ever had, and saw them off this morning. A few weeks ago, a very different 이별 made entirely of words and of emotions so […]

Books, Books, Books

For those keeping track (and I will have to update the site soon, but not today): The Year’s Best SF 26 edited by Gardner Dozois is available as of a few days ago, and contains my story, “Lester Young and the Jupiter’s Moons’ Blues.” My story Pahwakhe also got an Honorable Mention too… (I don’t […]

Orcs!

This entry is part 29 of 67 in the series SF in South Korea

One of the fascinating things that keeps coming up in my Korean lessons is the generation gap. It’s not that I was unaware of this before, but my tutor has made a careful point of noting when she shows  me a word that older people either won’t find appropriate in speech, or which she considers […]

Argh!

Right, the time well and truly has come for me to figure out how to synch my iPod with Ubuntu (and yeah, I have links and stuff, I know, I know) because (a) I am not really up for installing a dual boot of Windows and Ubuntu on my netbook, and (b) Windows just had […]

Korean Headache

Well, I’ve spoken and studied more Korean in the last few weeks than I have in several years. Basically, I got myself a tutor, a wonderful student from past semesters named Young Ah someone suggested to me would be a good tutor for me. One of my favorite phrases from among the ones she’s taught […]