1. The Secret Life of Cicadas – They live underground for about 5 years (in Korea). They emerge and quickly find a space to shed their hard shell. With their newly found wings the sing their song for 7 days until they die. I noticed a whole bunch of these shells under cherry leaves from the tree in my front yard. At first I thought that’s how they died. Poetic to think this is how they live their remaining days – fully free.
2. A Meal for Friar Tuck – Last week I watched a middle aged Korean lady eat a full fish, head and all. Images of Rocket Robin hood’s Friar Tuck kept popping into my mind. In the video note the way he devours the chicken leg. A powerful image I retained from my youth.
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4. Horror Movies Relieve the Heat – Forget Halloween, summer is when the haunted houses go up in Korea. Many people here believe that being scared silly is a cooling activity. Is it the goosebumps that give this perception of being cooled off? Check out title of this article, then check out the creepy movie pics to get an idea of how movies are helping us cool down this summer. There’s even a horror TV show that’s recently aired, set in the creepiest of Korean settings – an all girl high school. BOO!