Monday, January 7, 2008


I learned today that I've been mispronouncing the name of the city I'm moving to. No big surprise, since I don't speak Korean! Turns out it is pronounced key-young-jew, not kung-jew like I kept saying. At least I figured that out before I got there!

Darn! Now I'll have to find another way to look stupid when I get to Korea!

1 comment:

Point7Q said...

I'm sure you're up to the task.

"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"