Here is a panorama I took from the roof of my new apartment yesterday:

Last night I got very intoxicated and played pool with my friend Kevin. Kevin has a scooter, which is far more fun to ride around Seoul on than one might imagine. Scooter go fast! Scooter go vroom! I want scooter! Scooters are everywhere here — delivering food, mostly — and many people drive them on the sidewalks, which makes being a pedestrian all the more dangerous. Kevin didn’t drive on the sidewalk much, but I reckon he would have if he was delivering food.

I got back to my apartment at about two or three in the morning and hung out with Mat who was also very intoxicated. We started playing my trademark song “Monkeys in the Free World” (Mat on bass, I on acoustic guitar), and were on quite a roll (or so it seemed), until we heard one of our neighbors yelling “I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR MONKEY! I JUST WANT TO GO TO SLEEP! OK? I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOUR MONKEY!” I’ve played that song many times and in many different places, but that was the best reaction I’ve ever gotten.

I did go looking for fans yesterday, but the cheapest one I could find was 50,000 won (about $40 USD), which seems like an awful lot of money for a machine that moves air. Last night was difficulty sleeping again, however, so I may have to cave on this one.

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