DMZ, too cute for war


A recent visit to the DMZ, or Demilitarized Zone in the North of Kyeong-gi province in Korea was rather educational. At the peace bridge, you really can see the sentiment of what people think. For one couple, Korean, it was almost a spiritual pilgrimage to the place to remember. What I’m not sure, but they left sullen and tearful. This place really meant something to them.

Imingjan village, stands big, cartoon letters, DMZ. The thought that if it were not for the Korean war, 60 years ago, those letters and other buildings would not exist. Well, thank god for that. From my perspective, to lessen the seriousness of the war and the place that part of it happened is to trivialise the entire war, the effort of the people that fought in it and… the people that died it in. Why can’t they be serious about these sorts of things?

Phoneics and chicken, starchy and stimulating

Kyeo chon chicken served with, mashed Sweet potato and potato with fried garlic, a tomato and capsicum salad topped with yoghurt and soy sauce. It was delicious.

As for the phoneics practise, it’s going well with a few spelling mistakes. Mainly with the vowels.

Welsh rarebit, smoking

The cloud was just frustrating, and I eventually gave up. Viewed on the ‘big screen’, I realised that the cloud added some atmosphere to the whole composition. In the naïve expectation that if I came out later, the clouds would have receded and the moon would still be the same colour. However, I did turn out some nice full moon shots.

Recipe for Welsh rarebit.

A moment in time, gone too soon

There’s no snow like new snow

In the background, "Unwanted, unlived, unloved"

It’s always a bit of a thrill to see the first snow of Winter to fall. As I’ve always said, the whiteness of of the blanketing snow hides all that is dirty and ugly.

Big white powder snow falling like so much feather dander from the sky. A huge distraction, pretty to look at, but given a week of it, it becomes a slippery peril to walk on.

Too many spammers, Reggie gets his game on

It may have been a genuine email.  A letter of love, sent on the premise of my profile above.  Her email alluded none of her details (suspicion rising)  and hoped that everything is under god control (alarm bells ringing). She obviously hadn’t seen The rise and fall of Reginald Perrin, since this is my avatar. The actor, Leonard Rossiter has since passed on, but in this guise, Reggie is still “has it”. Way to go Reggie.