Oct 23, 2006
The first thing you notice about Korea is wires. There are electrical wires going everywhere. There never seems to be a rhyme or reason. It seems like the people in charge didn't have a clue of what they were doing. It's amazing that the electricity works in the city at all. In Hong Kong the first thing you notice is air conditioners and television antennas. Each building seems to have a thousand small air conditioning units sticking out. Every rooftop is jammed with hundreds of crazy antennas. How the hell does all this stuff work? Visually I love it, and it does make for very interesting drawings. Another thing I discovered about Korea is that the buildings are not numbered in order on each block like the rest of the civilized world. The buildings are numbered in the order in which they are built. Therefore on every street the house numbers are all over the place and in no particular order. Even the locals can't find addresses. The world is very interesting indeed.