Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

02 May 2003, 11:22 a.m.

"basically it's like one of those hip hop DJ battles where they scratch with their butt or their elbow"

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Months ago, I met Steven Schultz at Cody's and immediately discovered a rapport with him in which I recommend books and he compliments me. Recently he visited Korea for the purpose of getting cute Korean plush toys. I encourage you to read his travelogue. The pictures are quite good (he's the one with pink hair) and the writing amuses me.

We go down Insadong, which is a big arts-and-crafts street. I buy the 'good luck on your exams' octopus. Why is the octopus the designated patron of exams? If you've got enough time to read this, why don't YOU call up the embassy and ask 'em?? Also, it's cold so we buy a big fuzzy green blanket at the pizza store. Sure, where else?

Insadong is full of schoolgirls giggling at me, trying to tell me in broken English that my backpack is open, then running off laughing. ...

here's the mountain that the park is named after. Maybe. I mean, even if it's not Pukan, it's still pretty good for a mountain, isn't it? right? think you could be a better mountain? huh? well, shut up then!

I fear that my writing isn't nearly as concentrated.