Saturday, August 21, 2010

latest jam

Being cooped up indoors means you have a lot of time to troll around the internet in search of entertainment. I love this new song by Ceelo Green.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

day four, post-op

Not feeling so great after the surgery, not gonna lie. Despite that I've had less bruising and swelling in comparison to the other people who went into surgery with me, I spent the past three days trying to decide if I regret undergoing this operation. It's painful, and if anyone tells you otherwise, they are a liar.

I'm currently in this studio apartment in Mok-dong, trying not to concentrate on watching the swelling go down. I've been obsessively documenting my progress on Photobooth. (Still trying to decide if these photos will ever see the light of day because they're really embarrassing. I took my first shower today since the op. I think that should say enough.)

I'm going back to the hospital tomorrow morning to refit my mouth with the bite wafer because it keeps moving whenever I try to cough out phlegm. Sexy.

I don't know when I'm going to be able to go out and about in public again. Those days seem very far away, indeed.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

you got a couple pennies in your rusty jar

The ordeal is finally over.

I'm scheduled to go under the knife with one of Korea's top specialists on Aug. 10. For the first time since this entire process began, I feel very confident with the doctor and hospital I've chosen. Now it's time to stuff my face with as many goodies as possible for the next two months will be filled with mac & cheese, mushy pasta, juices & smoothies in every flavor combination, & baby food.

I'm still trying to get my bearings in Seoul. Gotta find a furnished apartment, get some home decor, & find a proper schedule that doesn't involve me watching "Pretty Little Liars" at 2am.

In the meantime, a brief collection of photos of life in Seoul so far... unappealing, right?

I've been seeing this model a lot lately.

The teeth from the left mold comes out.

Japanese restaurant interior.

At Hanil Kwan, the original.