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Hell yeah!

Congrats! As soon as I saw this post’s title and first line, I knew it: “He passed 40K,” I thought. Good for you, man. How’re your feet?

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 23/November/2017 @ 10:26 pm

A snowy Thanksgiving

In that one selfie above, does your hat really say “VAPES”? That’s hilarious if so.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 23/November/2017 @ 4:25 pm

No ifs, ands, or butts about it…

Well, I’m sorry to hear about the BPH, but I’m happy to know that you’re otherwise normal. Be glad you’ve become such a dedicated walker: you’re avoiding a whole slew of other health problems that normally afflict 60-somethings. Age comes with increasing burdens, but exercise is definitely the way to stave off many of them. Rock on!

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 16/November/2017 @ 7:59 pm

Pride goeth before the fall

As the saying goes: “The past is history, the future’s a mystery, but this moment is a gift, which is why they call it the present.” Corny, but Zen-like in its truth.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 12/November/2017 @ 4:23 pm

Walk on!

125 steps per minute and 3.6 miles per hour is much, much faster than I move. No wonder about the weight loss. Congrats!

I need to sic you on the Korean chicks who constantly beat my ass on the bike path. Their speed is always roughly in the 3.5-4.0 mph region. I always think of these hyper-motivated ladies as powered by anger.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 10/November/2017 @ 12:01 pm

Turn the page

Given the title of your post, I thought your chosen video would have been this.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 09/November/2017 @ 1:29 am

En avant!

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 08/November/2017 @ 8:49 pm

What a week

Duuuuuude. You were warned, again and again, by many different sympathetic parties. Based on what happened the first time with Loraine, it was obvious, to those of us outside the situation, that there was no fundamental trust there. If you don’t have any trust, you can’t have love. While I’ve seen some well-intended folks argue on Loraine’s behalf, the fact remains that her confusion doesn’t add up to trustworthiness. So, now you’re free! Go find someone worthy of you, and leave Loraine to her… Kev. Always a new horizon, my friend.

Side note: I find that anger and sadness are both fantastic for weight loss. It’s when I’m happy and bubbly that the potential for sin is greatest.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 05/November/2017 @ 6:39 pm

Best comment ever

Just want what’s best for you, man. If I insulted you in any way, I apologize.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 02/November/2017 @ 12:09 pm

I’ll think of something

Well… that’s why I privately suggested someone ugly—or a guy—as your caretaker. If you truly are done with the love thing, then it shouldn’t matter to you whom you hire. If, on the other hand, you really are looking for the potential for romance, then you’ll have to be honest with yourself about that fact and include it as a possibility in whatever writeup you create for your online profile. My intuition is that, if you’re still looking for a good-looking woman to be your caretaker, you want much more than an employee. In terms of breaking the samsaric cycle, I see two ways: (1) be honest that what you’re really looking for is a life-companion who can offer you love along with support, or (2) be true to the idea that you’ve sworn off the love thing, having been hurt too many times—and really stick with that mindset. Either of these paths is better than the one that leads right back to the same pain.

I’m reminded of the hilarious foot-massage dialogue between Jules and Vincent in “Pulp Fiction”: Jules tries to argue that foot massages don’t mean anything, that they’re perfectly innocent, but Vincent traps him by asking, “Would you give a guy a foot massage?” Jules has no argument, so his response is, “Fuck you.” No matter how much we fool ourselves, foot massages mean something every time we give them.

But when I read this:

“Truth is I’m really not ready to engage emotionally with anyone until I’ve worked my way through the betrayal of Loraine.”

—I get the feeling that “emotional engagement” is indeed the thing you’re looking for. For whatever reason, you’re convinced that you can’t hack this life alone, that you need a companion, not merely an assistant. If that’s the case, then you CAN’T stipulate that your next caretaker needs to understand there’s no potential for love/romance because there obviously is. So whatever you’re looking for will not be a strictly employer-employee thing, and whichever woman you finally select will need to know that. The lady might end up being a Machiavellian gold-digger, but she still deserves honesty.

My two scents, said the skunk.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 01/November/2017 @ 11:22 pm

Aftermath

The Hindu concept of life is that it’s a painful wheel of existence called samsara. We’re chained to this repetitive, revolving wheel through our actions (karma). The object of the game is to gain enough wisdom about the nature of things so as to escape an eternity of repeating the wheel of life-events, again and again, all thanks to our accidental or deliberate unwisdom. Good luck as you examine deep causes and do your best to find liberation from the wheel (moksha) and bliss in your life (ananda). Every day is a new chance to walk a different path!

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 31/October/2017 @ 6:40 pm

FUCK ME!

Damn, man. Women are your kryptonite. Don’t know what to say except that I’m sorry to read of this turn of events. Turd of events, more like. Ugh.

Hang in there. You can weather this.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 30/October/2017 @ 4:14 pm

Let her go

Well, Christ, I hope Loraine has dumped Kev (as much as it pains me for a lovely woman to dump any Kevin)!

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 28/October/2017 @ 6:58 pm

Buy me a drink!

Since I don’t drink, I know nothing about any sort of bar culture, but I get the feeling that there’s an undercurrent of sadness at many of these places, juicy-themed or not. Of course, I’ve also heard tales of rollicking, raucous Irish pubs and the like—places that are happy hubs of local culture—so it can’t be all gloom and doom…

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 20/October/2017 @ 12:14 pm

I don’t know

If only Koreans listened to the wisdom of ol’ Uncle Hunter. This is a country in which people live in fear of what others may think of them… then they turn around and act like utter assholes, as if they don’t give a shit what anyone thinks of them. So confusing.

I’m glad your friend will (likely) be getting her pay. And you’re right not to apologize to that bitch of an owner. Fuck her. (No, not literally.)

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 15/October/2017 @ 8:39 pm

Acceptance

Good for you, man.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 12/October/2017 @ 7:03 pm

Home again

Sweet dreams. Will be curious to know more of this new attitude.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 12/October/2017 @ 1:24 am

Boracay adventure–finale

Love that single spoonful of slaw next to your pulled-pork sandwich.

Safe return!

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 10/October/2017 @ 1:26 pm

Boracay adventure Day 2

Looks to be an interesting mixed bag. The sea is undeniably gorgeous, as are the un-crowded parts of the beach. May you have nothing but good service at all your future restaurants.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 07/October/2017 @ 10:53 am

Boracay adventure Day 1

Will be curious to read the sequel. Have a safe hop to Boracay.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 05/October/2017 @ 4:38 pm

Expecting to fly

Safe travels.

Today’s captcha code is 93BS. Significant?

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 04/October/2017 @ 4:55 pm

I will survive

Hang in there.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 28/September/2017 @ 8:07 pm

An atypical Sunday

It all looks great. For some reason, though, it was the perfectly cooked and very lightly charred garlic bread that caught my eye. Much envy here. This must have been an awesome meal, and with awesome company, no less.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 25/September/2017 @ 6:28 pm

Welcome to the Friend Zone

There’s something weird about the fingernail on the thumb of the hand doing the thumbs-up gesture. Is the fingernail on the wrong side of the finger? Curiouser and curiouser.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 24/September/2017 @ 1:03 pm

I walk the line

The Korean in the first photo says the rather neutrally toned “Hamggae keotneun gil,” i.e., “the way (or road) [we] walk together.” The English, written in a more aggressively declarative tone (“We walk together!”), is decidedly not an exact translation.

Am admiring the before/after photos. Great testament to your progress.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 22/September/2017 @ 12:45 am

Carry on

Lots of green, manicured spaces where you are. I envy you.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 19/September/2017 @ 11:31 pm

I’m not the man I used to be

No yang without eum, I guess (“eum” is how Koreans say “yin”). And given how you’re significantly healthier than before, I’d say that, for some things in life, at least, you do get to choose. I tip my hat to you for having made many right choices.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 12/September/2017 @ 8:55 pm

Look what I saw!

I was expecting “Bad Moon Rising.”

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 09/September/2017 @ 6:40 pm

Pay it forward

It’s nice when good deeds ripple outward. The world can always use a bit more of that. Kudos to you and to Loraine.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 07/September/2017 @ 7:28 pm

Labor Day

A most ambitious meal. I shudder to imagine cleanup.

» Posted By Kevin Kim On 05/September/2017 @ 2:56 am

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