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Kiwi in Korea 10 - getting lost in Daegu and the dentist

It is so hot here, I cannot sleep, I keep waking up drenched in sweat (ewww)  and then the mozzies buzzing in my ear stop me from sleeping again.   It has been 3 or 4 nights now, I have taken to putting a lavalava under the tap and wrapping it around me when I go to bed.  I haven't done that since I lived in Sydney in the early eighties.   (If you don't know what a lavalava is - it is a large rectangular cloth wrapped around the waist and worn by Polyneasians, the word is Samoan (and every Kiwi in Korea should have one), and if you do know what a lavalava is pardon me for telling you to suck eggs).

I went to Busan on the weekend again.  K had an appointment with her dentist,  the last one as she is going home.  Honestly I think my dentist is the kindest man on the planet, he wouldn't charge us for the two appointment's she had (including x-rays) and when I asked to make an appointment for a check up (its been a couple of years) he fit me in then and there and refused to charge me for that too.  Not only is he kind but he has a gentle manner and is softly spoken.    I think I want to marry him and have his babies.   

Anyhuu I want to do some hikes but K does't so we comprised and just went to Beomeosa temple.  The place was busy with tourists but here are some photos:

I think the banner kinda spoils the effect... oh well

 this tortoise rocked!   there were lots of large temples but people were everywhere spoiling my shots (just kidding).

okay enough of the cultural stuff.... I also went sock shopping, socks are sold by many street vendors, some are cool, some are funky and some are totally kitsch (the middle guy is an Entertainer - Noh Hong Chul) and I'm wearing the Micky Mouse ones :

and now for something completely different:

woot - my favourite AnD artist (Sung Kang) visited me.  Yes I am pathetic enough to take a photo of the visit.   I embrace it baby.  Thanks a friend and JS for visiting too hugs and also all my other friends and fans who visit me  hugs

Tomorrow K is going to Miryang to hang out with the brother of an English teacher there.  He is visiting from the States.  On the weekend we are going to the Boryeong Mud Festival.  Woot it should be fun.  I'm looking forward to getting down and dirty.  hahaha

Whatcha all got planned for the weekend?

oh I forgot to say that while my students have exams this week I bused to Daegu (it's only the title of my blog - doh), it was so hot and big (Korea's 3rd largest city) and I couldn't figure out how to bus to where I wanted to go so I caught a taxi (somebody helped me flag it down and give the driver directions).  It took half an hour to get to my destination and nearly an hour to get back again because the traffic - eek and the taxi (again someone helped me flag it down and give the driver directions) only cost about 12,500 won  (about 13 bucks) in Nelson it costs me $10 to catch a taxi from the airport to my house, a grand distance of three kms and a 5 minute journey.

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This passage must look great at night.
over 12 years ago
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Yay. A Mud festival. That should help you cool down. Hope it's good mud like the kind they use in spas/facials. haha. Having lunch with Renren this weekend. Excited.
over 12 years ago
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You don't have AC there??? i hate mosquito's too. they're so LOUD at night.. why don't you put a tray of ice in front of your fan.. it'll be cool
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WOH..DA KOREAN ARCHITECTURE IS INTERSTING
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Those Mario socks are dodgy, he wears read not yellow...Wario wears yellow!!! I'm such a nit picker...he he... You always take good photos... and you're not pathetic for taking a photo of the visit by Sung Kang to your page...I would so take a pic if Jet Li visited mine...
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Haha I remember when he visited my page too, *faint* LOL
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oh wow, look at mr turtle! hehe... WOW... that dentist must be the kindest guy on earth. perhaps you should try to hit on him... see how he reacts! teehee...
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this looks pretty!!!!~ =) great pictures...
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cute socks... =) hehee...
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OH! I actually don't know what a lavalava is... but Thanks for describing it... hahaa... ;) just thought I'd point that out... hehee...
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I be screaming, too, like this turlte if somebody erected a monument on my back!
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He's frowning because he's holding fire and a pesky dragon.
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He's happy because he's NOT holding a flame or a pesky dragon!
over 12 years ago
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I love this roof line! So wavy...
over 12 years ago
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Jaine, you took some totally awesome pics! Thanks for sharing....and, yes, I'm jealous. Sung never visits me...... Well, gotta go suck eggs now....see ya!
over 12 years ago
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So beautiful pictures, you are so lucky, thats an amazing place, thanks for sharing and OMG Sung Kang!!!! hugs
over 12 years ago
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Best part of Asia - cheap transport!
over 12 years ago
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SK is probably wondering why you're having such a time in Korea. Maybe if he'd visit you it would make the stay just a little happier. Take a picture of THAT!
over 12 years ago
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My best friend from Japan sent some wacky pairs of socks to me .. so cute !! ^^
over 12 years ago
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Oh I do like this, is it a memorial of some sort? It's very nice.
over 12 years ago
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Looks a very peaceful place. I'd sit here for hours.
over 12 years ago
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Oh I hadn't heard about a lavalava, hope it's working. Well if you don't hurry up and marry the dentist....I will!! He sounds lovely. Aw cool, to see Sung Kang visit....He's a VERY Nice man :)...And thanks for the heads up, always a pleasure. ooh the mud festival sounds like fun, I hope you both have a great time. Good for you on getting a taxi to Daegu and back. Did you enjoy the city?
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hi do you like kiwi?
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Yeah it's always tough to sleep in the heat and the mozzies def. don't help. This dentist sounds like one of those lovely men. Is he single? :) It's good that you and K have been getting out and exploring Korea. The mud festival sounds fun. At least the mud will be cool :P Congrats on the visit from your boy Sung Kang. Another lovely man. I bet it made your day :D I'll be going to support Wendy at the screening of her film this weekend.
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I like the turtle :)
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And why shouldn't the coolest Korean-American actor ever (Sung Kang) visit the coolest Kiwi in Korea? Really, you are the greatest ;) Wink. Sung's in touch withi his fans but it IS an honor because he's so busy. But you are so cool he should come to your page every DAY!
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This picture looks so serene.
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The key to Sung's heart is through Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper. It's the only way I've gotten him to visit me. =P
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Glad you got to visit around a bit. The dentist sounds like a lovely person. : ) Re: the lavalava description, I'm glad I don't have to suck eggs and I learned something new haha. It sounds like a great idea for cooling off a bit.
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OMG, is your dentist single? I hope so! Go ON, girl! Also, that is so cute that you took a photo of Sung Kang's visit.
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haha, why don't u take a screenshot when I visit. sob :(
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