Showing posts from July, 2006

New Webpage and I'm taking a break from Blogger

First of all I wanted to thank everyone that has been reading my blog. It amazes me that people would actually take the time to read what I pummel out on my keyboard. Thanks again. I am going to take a break from blogger for the time being because it is summer break at my school and I don't have access to the school computer these days. I will probably start to update this blog again in the fall, but for the time being I'm going to focus on my iWeb website with Apple. I find that it is very easy to use and very intuitive. So I'm starting the transition now. In my iWeb homepage I'm going to focus more on my writing and podcasting. I feel that a change is necessary to get my creative juices going. Well, I hope you check out my new site. The address is Thanks again and I hope will check out my new site. Dan

Hey everyone...check out this optical illusion

I was surfing the web and I came across this picture.  It's really kinda freaky.  You might have to look at for a for a bit, but I'm sure you'll notice it.  It's kinda eerie^^ Have fun, Dan -- Daniel Lee Gray Yeoksam, Seoul, South Korea MSN dnlgray e-mail: MY NEW homepage: My old homepage: Read my blogs at Sometimes you've just gotta put it all on the line and go for broke in this poker game we call life.

The iPod anti-Americanism continues

More on the ipod thread. WorldWide wrote: **I will not sell it to americans. Racist. _________________ My Cyworld! page. *** I don't agree with what he is saying but American is not a race and thus he is not a racist. _________________ "I think we are welcomed. But it was not a peaceful welcome." George W. Bush "You see, not only did the attacks help accelerate a recession, the attacks reminded us that we are at war." George W. Bush

When someone is retiring you should say:

건강 하게 지내세요. I wish you good health in the future.

Anti-American on Dave's ESL cafe

There is this idiot on Dave's ESL that is selling an iPod and he says that he won't sell to Americans so I posted a nice little message to him.  Since my message there has been a backlash of messages. Here's the thread: *** I have an older iPod (4th gen). It's 60gb, in good shape, battery life is still high. Asking 225,000 won. **I will not sell it to americans. *** pics/accesories/scratches? ipod photo or no color? ColoUr yes, photo no. No pics, but it looks like any iPod. Just the basic headphones, cable and iTunes CD. No scratches. It has been cared for, but isn't brand new. *** According to these guys there is only 60GB ipod with photo capabilities. *** Elric, didn't I see you in Shenzen, China the other day snatching up all of those immitation iPods?! _________________ "The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to

Kobayashi edges Chestnut in hot dog contest

NEW YORK -- A 160-pound wonder from Japan set a record by devouring a sickening 53¾ frankfurters in 12 minutes to win the annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition on Coney Island. Dog gone: Kobayashi's winning marks since 2001 2006 53¾ 2005 49 2004 53½ 2003 44½ 2002 50½ 2001 50 The feat earned Takeru Kobayashi, 27, his sixth straight title in the event, held at the original Nathan's Famous hot dog stand on Brooklyn's seashore. His prize: the coveted Yellow Mustard Belt. Kobayashi broke his record of 53½ hot dogs, set at the same competition two years ago. Thousands of raucous spectators jammed the streets in front of the hot dog stand, a block from the famed Coney Island boardwalk, to watch the competition and Kobayashi -- a top-ranked eater who once ate 17.7 pounds of pan-seared cow brains to win $25,000. His strongest competition was Joey Chestnut, a 220-pound civil engineering student from San Jose, Calif., who set a U.S.

RE: How does it feel to be a Korean Adoptee in Korea?

Hmmm...My experience. I guess I blend in very well with my surroundings so I don't get stares or comments.  Also having minimal knowledge of Korean makes me oblivious to most things.  It's not really an issue.  When I mention that I'm adopted the first thing Koreans ask me is, "are you looking for your parents?"  I tell them no and that my parents are in America.  They don't seem to understand that I would consider my adoptive parents my parents.  Most times they ask me again, but to many Koreans this idea- the idea that people that are not of my own blood would be the ones I could identify as my parents.  Sometimes I get this feeling that they pity me and then they often ask me if I've seen the Sunday Night Show.   This was a very popular show that showed dramatic reunions of Korean Adoptees and of their birth parents. I went to an adoption conference this weekend and it's opened up a can of worms that I might have possibly been trying to hold down. T

The iPod dilemna

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are coming to Seoul!  Really?  I really like their album Show  Your Bones.  Dudley is a great song and so is Turn into.  I really dig their acoustic stuff.  However, I disagree with you.  I think the Sounds sound more like a blend of 80's pop and punk.  I think they're more like Joan Jett and the Ramones' (all of them) love child that was abandoned in Nebraska and raised by Blondie. Or I guess if Abba went on a diet of cocaine milkshakes. I have a confession.  I love Shakira. I know her music isn't mind expanding, but the way she shakes her baby maker and her non mountainous northern hemisphere makes me feel like I'm in highschool in love with April Childress all over again.  But I might have said too much. Do you find with your ipod and so much access to music that you're attention span has been drastically minimized?  I have.  I find so much great music, but I quickly listen to it and then I have to get more.  It's like an addiction.  I