Biore, I don’t understand why you are telling me that using your product to make myself pretty is “disgusting”?

Biore, I don’t understand why you are telling me that using your product to make myself pretty is “disgusting”?

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Apr 06

So I originally decided I’d go to Seoul because I was in the area and had some time and thought, like, why not? Like, someone told me you could get a boat from Busan to Fukuoka and that was the moment South Korea and Japan, for me, went from they’re near each other on a map to oh yeah, you could go from one to the other really easily. I dunno, maybe cause I grew up in Australia and have only ever really been to America (and, briefly, Canada), I don’t intuitively think of countries as being close to other countries.
But even then I was just going to Korea cause it was there (or, more precisely, near there) and it wasn’t until I dumped myself into Streetview and started looking around the main drag that I figured out that this might possibly be a really cool city to visit. Exhibit A: Grand Boulevard With Statue Guy, Leading Up To Palace And Mountain, Surrounded By Skyscrapers. Exhibit B: Oh yeah, this is sorta kinda maybe the second biggest metro area in the whole world? More people live here than in all of Australia; they have to be up to something interesting.
So I’ve learned a little bit, like how there are two major downtown areas, Jongno-gu and Jun-gu, and Hongdae is a neat university area, but I feel this is basically analogous to saying of New York, “well… there’s Manhattan… and Brookyln.” 
So, I still don’t really have any idea how this is going to work, particularly considering despite my completely minimal efforts, I haven’t learned hangul beyond knowing that the circle thing means that a syllable starts with a vowel sound. (I’m not concerned at my ability to get by without knowing Korean; it just seems arrogant to show up to someone else’s country without having tried to learn their language.) I know less of what to expect from Seoul than any place I’ve ever been in my life. 
Anyway, mostly this post has been written to procrastinate from booking a hotel, because how do humans even book hotels? I don’t know where I want to stay and how much to spend on it and how fancy is fancy enough for me. Organisation is the worst.
UPDATE: I’m staying in Sinchon? (Hopefully not the one in North Korea doe.)

So I originally decided I’d go to Seoul because I was in the area and had some time and thought, like, why not? Like, someone told me you could get a boat from Busan to Fukuoka and that was the moment South Korea and Japan, for me, went from they’re near each other on a map to oh yeah, you could go from one to the other really easily. I dunno, maybe cause I grew up in Australia and have only ever really been to America (and, briefly, Canada), I don’t intuitively think of countries as being close to other countries.

But even then I was just going to Korea cause it was there (or, more precisely, near there) and it wasn’t until I dumped myself into Streetview and started looking around the main drag that I figured out that this might possibly be a really cool city to visit. Exhibit A: Grand Boulevard With Statue Guy, Leading Up To Palace And Mountain, Surrounded By Skyscrapers. Exhibit B: Oh yeah, this is sorta kinda maybe the second biggest metro area in the whole world? More people live here than in all of Australia; they have to be up to something interesting.

So I’ve learned a little bit, like how there are two major downtown areas, Jongno-gu and Jun-gu, and Hongdae is a neat university area, but I feel this is basically analogous to saying of New York, “well… there’s Manhattan… and Brookyln.” 

So, I still don’t really have any idea how this is going to work, particularly considering despite my completely minimal efforts, I haven’t learned hangul beyond knowing that the circle thing means that a syllable starts with a vowel sound. (I’m not concerned at my ability to get by without knowing Korean; it just seems arrogant to show up to someone else’s country without having tried to learn their language.) I know less of what to expect from Seoul than any place I’ve ever been in my life. 

Anyway, mostly this post has been written to procrastinate from booking a hotel, because how do humans even book hotels? I don’t know where I want to stay and how much to spend on it and how fancy is fancy enough for me. Organisation is the worst.

UPDATE: I’m staying in Sinchon? (Hopefully not the one in North Korea doe.)


At the Novitiate, the motherless Kataoka children were inconsolable. Father Cieslik worked hard to keep them distracted. He put riddles to them. He asked, “What is the cleverest animal in the world?” and after the thirteen-year-old girl had guessed the ape, the elephant, the horse, he said, “No, it must be the hippopotamus,” because in Japanese that animal is kaba, the reverse of baka, stupid.

John Hersey, Hiroshima (1946)

I’m learnding!

(This really is, as you may have heard, a remarkable piece of journalism.)


Like, I actually enjoy “Ho Hey,” but this is rather accurate and also this lets us actually see what bangers Tom is ranking on his chart. Future! A$AP Ferg! “U.O.E.N.O.”!

(Source: monodoh)


Here’s an hour of songs from first quarter 2014 that are quite good.

Tracklist:

  1. Tink, “Treat Me Like Somebody”
  2. Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones, “I Got U”
  3. Schoolboy Q, “Man of the Year” [review]
  4. Nicki Minaj, “Lookin’ Ass Nigga”
  5. Future ft. Pharrell Williams, Pusha-T & Casino, “Move That Dope”
  6. will.i.am ft. Miley Cyrus, French Montana & Wiz Khalifa, “Feelin’ Myself” [review]
  7. Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan, “This is How We Roll” [review]
  8. Lydia Loveless, “To Love Somebody”
  9. Cloud Nothings, “Psychic Trauma” [review]
  10. Taking Back Sunday, “Flicker Fade”
  11. Issues, “Stingray Affliction”
  12. Coldplay, “Magic” [review]
  13. Betty Who, “Heartbreak Dream”
  14. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, “Yume no Hajima-rin-rin”
  15. G.R.L., “Show Me What You Got” [review]
  16. Rico Love, “They Don’t Know”

Non-Spotify bonus tracks:

(Source: Spotify)


Still think this is one of the better things we’ve ever done.

Still think this is one of the better things we’ve ever done.


thesinglesjukebox:

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE FT. LUKE BRYAN - THIS IS HOW WE ROLL
[5.44]


OK, we were kidding about Skrillex, only because we have a bro-country quota to fulfill.

Jonathan Bradley: Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” remix was the “Accidental Racist” that did make sense; a Southern party song that found the midpoint between hip-hop and country and made the difference between the two sound trivial. (Remember, it was Nelly who rapped, “Hey country girl, this country boy like everything about you.”) “This is How We Roll” is missing a genre-crossing guest star, but for all intents and purposes it doubles down on “Cruise,” with rap cadences on the verse and adoption of comfortably mainstream hip-hop slang for a hook. Constructed from a gleaming 18-wheeler sized guitar riff, Florida Georgia Line rebuke stalwart traditionalists straight-off the bat — their mixtape has a “little Hank, little Drake,” which probably describes a lot of country boys’ playlists these days. With its nods to car culture and backwoods hedonism, it’s a song that echoes Killer Mike: “We’re all Southerners. We all talk with these drawls and twangs. We all go to the race track on Sunday. We all go fishing. I don’t have a Dixie flag on the back of my pickup, but it still has mud flaps and big tires … I am that redneck guy you’re talking about.” Special guest Luke Bryan takes it to the church: “We cuss on them Mondays, and pray on them Sundays.” Amen.
[9]

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This is totally one of the best songs I’ve heard all year. Not sure I shouldn’t have given it a [10].


Anyway, one outtake that failed to make it into the Jukebox podcast is the part where we spent five minutes talking to each other about how pretty Shakira’s hometown is.

Anyway, one outtake that failed to make it into the Jukebox podcast is the part where we spent five minutes talking to each other about how pretty Shakira’s hometown is.


Podcast!   

My dad has been substitute teaching at my old high school and today he emailed me photos of graffiti on this door.



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