Hi, I know it’s been a while since I updated. OH! Before I start, I put up a new comic from the Talking Heads series I did for the Bishop’s University Poutine Press last year. Ok, now back to the “important stuff” I’ve somewhat checked out and I’m frantically trying to figure out my next step. I don’t want to jinx it by laying out my plans here, but if all goes according to plan, I’ll be in Canada either for January 2010 or September 2010. Where in Canada is still up in the air. We’ll see. I’ll let you know in a few months as things become more concrete.
It hit me today that I’ve only got about 8 weeks left here (probably/maybe/we’ll see). That’s nothing. It’s also sorta scary. This place has become everything to me. I’ve made amazing friends and I have my life here. I like my life here. Though there are time when I hate it, these times pass (it’s weird to say, I know) and I think I’m generally happy to be here.
The U.S. National Cancer Institute puts the five-year survival rate for pancreatic cancer at 5.5 percent.
Now, I’m no expert in cancer and communist cult of personality successions, but if Kim Jong-Il want his son to succeed him, he should kick the propaganda machine in overdrive. According to science! and statistics! (and rumors), he only has a few years left. The Dear Leader (Kim Jong-Il as he is referred to in North Korea) was groomed to succeed Kim Il-Sung for over 20 years. One Free Korea has a great article about grooming written by a guy with more experience, insight and information about that stuff than I will ever have. I just thought this article was news worthy. This might shake things up around the peninsula in a year or two.
Could you imagine if Starcraft 2 (Starcraft, the videogame released over ten years ago, is a national obsession here) came out at about the same time Kim Jong-Il passed away? Wow. I can’t even imagine the insanity that would tear through the country! On that note, I’ll leave you with a great webcomic about Korea and Starcraft 2. Enjoy!