Last weekend was the Jecheon International Film and Music Festival. We had modestly high hopes for it being an "International" festival however those were quickly dashed after we studied the list and descriptions of films available for the viewing. Most of the films were in Korea and than another large percent of them were about bands we'd never heard of. Nothing appealed to us in the least. We then decided to attended the "New Artist Discovery" which we happened to stumble upon while wondering down town. We knew there was suppose to be some kind of performance onto of a building but the map was so badly drawn we couldn't find it but lucked out by following our ears. There were 5 groups that participated. We genuinely were impressed and enjoyed the first 2 performances one was an acoustic guitar duo and another a odd funny band. The last 3 steadily went down hill.
an early shot of the stage before the show began
the logo all over town
band #1: two acoustic guitarists (?) the guy (pictured) also played this other instrument still have no idea what it is but it put a hose into his mouth and powered it via air than played this keyboard, kinda reminded me of a different version of an accordian.
last but not least the rappers - HAHAHAHAHA!!! we laughed our heads off at this pair 30 seconds later we had had enough and left so we don't exactly know who won the competition.
Lately I've been feeling a bit crafty and discovered craftgawker.com a good place to start for ideas. I found a simple pattern for a bracelet and they suggested using any number of materials and I had none of them. So I came up with my own. After digging around I found I had an extra pair of hiking boot laces and a random black shoe lace... perfect! I made Ben a bracelet and a key chain for his apt key. He was quite pleased to say the least. He's not one to wear man-jewelry (aside from the wedding ring) so I was tickle to see just how much he liked it.
This is my latest Korean hair cut. I took in a picture of Victoria Beckham's pob (Posh bob) and well... I came out with this. Its cute but not what I wanted. The lady has cut my hair twice now and she gets sooo unbelievably frustrated because its not pin straight and doesn't just fall into place. It took her forever to blow dry my hair with a itty bitty round brush than a flat iron all of which didn't work. The pic is after I tackled it the next day. The style I walked out with was utterly Korean short hair with wavey bangs and all. And of course you run into someone you know with the weird hair and blurt out "I just got my hair cut this isn't how I normally look!" Most people having lived in this city long enough to need a hair cut completely understand. oh well, tis life in Korea.