A photo from Seonyu island in the middle of the Han river. An absolutely beautiful place to visit in the autumn (or pretty much anytime of year).
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
From the trailer it seems as if he's trying to add a Charlie Chaplin feel to his creation, but if the slapstick is that old and the jokes that unfunny then I'm not sure if even the presence of Harvey Keitel will be able to save the film.
A quick look on imdb tells me that two of the creators of Garfield The Movie, Cheaper By The Dozen (the Steve Martin remake), as well as Daddy Day Camp (starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and directed by Wonder Years star Fred Savage) have made revisions on the script, so we'll be in safe hands when it comes to laughs, won't we?
I really want to see "The Last Godfather" and I sincerely hope that it will turn out to be a fantastic knockabout comedy. However, the little I have seen, has not got my hopes up and I'm prepared for the worst...
At least with a Shim Hyung-rae film, you're guaranteed a good laugh one way or the other.
I'll just leave you with the film's storyline, as found on imdb: "A Mafia boss trains his mentally impaired son as his successor."
Thanks for all the good times Mr. Shim...
Sunday, November 28, 2010
This tasty little fellow is part of the OKitchen 2 seafood plate. Nine delicious morsels of underwater goodness...
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Sometimes kids just really want to chew on a keyboard and Lotte has the perfect solution.
Featuring all your favourite keys, 아이조아, is a delicious blueberry and apple flavour treat for the geekiest of sweet lovers. Fancy sucking on an escape button? Have a hankering for a taste of F1 or F4? Not to mention a delicious alt or tab key!
1,000 won buys you your own jelly keyboard substitute. Thank you Lotte for serving the computer addicted candy consuming masses.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Last month I managed to catch the tail end of the HiSeoul Festival at Jamsu bridge. There were quite a few interesting performers about, but the best of the bunch were Close Act with their "Saurus" performance.
Nothing quite like a bunch of screeching dinosaurs to charm a crowd.
These Dutch performers knew how to work the audience and despite their threatening behaviour festival goers flocked round them.
This is Close Act's second time in Korea and I hope they have the opportunity to come back. Top notch giant puppetry...
As an added bonus if you look closely at this Korea Times snapshot, you can see me loitering in the bottom left hand corner. I'm the 외국인 with the 라면 머리.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
It has been a fair few weeks since I last posted. I've been busy rehearsing for our show "Five Fools". We open in just under two weeks, so as usual there's too much to do and very little time to blog.
This will be my last show with the Latt Children's Theatre family (at least for a while) and it will be strange to move on after eight years (with a six month sabbatical in the middle). As of March 2011 I'll be a free man (save for a trip to the Edinburgh International Festival as translator/surtitle supervisor for a production of The Tempest), so if any of you have any acting work on offer then please do drop me a line.
It's strange to think that I get paid a decent wage for doing the things I love. I've spent the past month or so learning to juggle clubs, play the piano accordion and relearn the clarinet. I get paid to dance, to sing and to mess about on stage.
There are few jobs where you get to dress up like someone on the Sgt. Pepper album cover and even fewer jobs where juggling in the toilets is deemed socially acceptable.
I'll miss this place when I leave, but it'll be good to start a new adventure and try out a few new things. As for now I'm just enjoying the madness of rehearsals and looking forward to a final few months on stage with this company
At least I have fabulously ridiculous facial hair, a ukulele by my side and dreams of a successful season.