...me bravoing my life...
During the day it sits perchecd at the base of mountain right inside 연세 University's campus, considerably taller than all of the buildings in its vicinity.
At night the Hospital shines down, putting shame to all of 신촌's neon lights.
During the waking hours:
And, during the other waking hours:
Every time I walk up my stairs my eyes are drawn to this monolithic figure. And, every time I am reminded of Medical Mechanica from FLCL, a Japanese Anime produced in 2001.
I envision a rumbling- or maybe I feel the rumbling- and I visualize steam rising from 세브란스 Hospital accompanied with a piercing, echoing sound.
All I need is a yellow scooter, a guitar to wield as a weapon and monsters to start growing from my friends' heads.
SBFC Jokers Fall 2006
Jokers 1- Inchon 0, September, 24th 2006
The SBFC Jokers met the Inchon Shooters, ranked number 2 and 1 respectively, at their home ground, 부평고등학요, to battle it out for rights to sit atop the SSFL table. The Inchon Shooters came into this contest undefeated (3-0-1) with a realistic hope of extending their best start to a season in their clubÂs history. The Jokers, the defending champions for the past 4 seasons running, also came into this match undefeated (3-0-0) boasting three consecutive clean sheets.
Both teams would primarily be focusing on pulling out a victory of course, but there was also an individual battle to be decided. The main strikers for each side, Sebastien Neumann of the Jokers, winner of the golden boot two seasons previously and Ben Munro from the Inchon Shooters, entered this game neck and neck with 9 goals a piece, tied for first in the race for the much coveted Golden Boot. Both defenses would have their work cut out for them with these potent threats bustling around up front. But it would be no walk in the park for the top ranked forwards as both defenses came well stocked with capable back lines and stellar keepers.
The game was intense right from the get go as a player from each side was shown a red card before the 15 minute mark. Unfortunately, after the dust settled and the play evened out a bit, the Jokers realized that one of their main scoring threats, Seb, was to be the man sitting out for the remainder of the game.
Inchon quickly stepped up the pressure and managed to squeeze off a couple challenges on goal. On the other end the Jokers were having difficulties creating chances, only able to look dangerous on a few occasions. Half time arrived with the score still knotted at 0-0.
The turn in the game came immediately after the break. The Jokers really turned the pressure up, rattling the Inchon defense with half a dozen chances in the first ten minutes. The Jokers would struggle with their finishing but not with maintaining possession of the ball. Inchon managed to counter attack on several occasions but they seemed to be much less of a threat for the remaining 30 minutes of the game. At around the 80 minute mark Jokers' player Miles Mcdonough was taken down in the box by the Inchon keeper. Didier Balistaire, the Jokers' center midfielder, stepped up and buried the ball satisfactorily in the back of the net. Ben Munro would strain against the Jokers defense up to the final whistle, yet, much to his chagrin, the Jokers held on to run away with the victory and yet another clean sheet.
Then we were off, rushing through the light fall weather to Brickx Bar down the street, through wafting drifts of dokboki and then around the corner where I bump into the manager from the old HodgePodge Club that Damian, Cassie and I frequented back, back in the day. He has stayed the same even though the bar's name has changed twice since those days.
Brickx is just boss. Nearly no one is there so we have the place to ourselves. We lounge like archaic Persians on piles of pillows under swaths of draped, translucent fabric. We smoke the strawberry Shisha and have a drink or so. One of the workers happens to speak Japanese and we invite him over. A melee of three languages ensues, laughs and toasts all around.
Then Liquid Lounge:
She called me today from Busan as she was about to board the ferry. It was all such a blur. Surprises, of course, fall somewhere between good and bad. This one was good.
Safe travels, Etsuko.