Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hyun for the money, two for the Cho, three to get ready, and go, cats, go

Here's the roll for one summer session class at LIKE:

Kim Joo-Hyun
Kim Hyun-Joo
Cho Hyun-Joo
Yim Hyun-Jung
Bak Gi-Hyun

That's it: five kids, two of them with the same family (first) name and exactly reversed personal (last) names, two with the same personal (last) name, three with "Hyun" as the first half of their personal names, the other two with "Hyun" as the second half. There's no hint, of course, from the names as to which are girls and which are boys.

Then put the whole thing in Hangul characters.

No wonder I'm old and grumpy. Well, grumpy, anyway.

We're in the summer session, which is proving to be a shock to my system; I've been living college student hours for almost a year, often getting home at midnight or beyond, falling asleep at 1 or 2 or 2:30 or... now I get up at 6:30, work from 8 till 4, spend the walk home thinking about how I'm going to get things done today, fall into bed for a nap, get up, sit around till it's time to go to bed, around midnight, lie awake till 1...

With luck, it's getting me ready for my new, grownup job... and I bought two cat carriers today so at least we should all get there. Thirty-two days till the move.

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