Snow, snow, oh bother

One cool ride.jpgI don’t consider myself a neophyte driver, but in consideration to the snowy conditions treacherous to drive in. The thought of driving in, and through one foot of snow on the road is enough for me to think about driving again and take a taxi. Let the professional drivers do the work. Ever since I started driving in Korea, I’ve been ever so cautious in doing so. It scares the shit out of me to screw up but my inherent mis-trust of the other drivers based on their driving behaviour is enough to make me an ever cautious, looking twice old-man of a driver. Still it doesn’t help if your ride is a beat-up old Hyundae.Hyundai car.jpg

Too much furniture, use the stairs and then walk away

IMG_2285Space, really is the final frontier so, you have to get rid of some furniture. In the case of the recently vacated apartment lived in by my parents-in-law until recently. Getting rid of the mattresses and other bits and bobs without paying the local council surcharge? Easy. Do what the locals do and discretely dump the unwanted mattresses and table into the stairwells that connect the floors. Most of the locals were students that studied at Sunmoon university. Upon moving out, some of them have done what I’ve described and put whole desks and chairs out in the stairwells. Sadly the downside of it all is that it’s a scorched earth policy. Disable the appliance or piece of furniture, rendering it useless.

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In this case, the computer that I had a look at, it was a relic. Examination of the hard disk revealed that it had IDE connectors instead of the more contemporary SATA connections. Not so good since I was in need of a harddisk. The pictures you see in this entry were all taken in one building. Chairs, a low table and mattresses, you could if you wanted to decked out a whole apartment in relative, albeit dusty comfort.