Friday, August 8, 2008

Alicia Keys in Seoul: she came, she saw, she conquered

Pic courtesy of Sony-BMG Korea.

This is another where I just want to put up a full post with details, but I'm exhausted. I'm still sick. I spent the last three weeks moonlighting at a English program for kids. Being an insulin dependent diabetic and, therefore, having a weaker immune system than most, I usually always end up with something when I work with little kids.

It's already an issue that hot running water and regular hand washing are things I've rarely seen in Korea. I don't know how many times I've seen women just sashay out of a public restroom after not even running water over their hands. Come on, even if it wasn't a major transaction in the stall just the fact that you're touching stuff behind other people means you WASH your damn hands. If adults aren't doing it, well, it's near impossible to break little kids of it for the short time you deal with them. Usually, it's just a cold and sometimes I get lucky and walk away with no illness at all. However, this time I got hit hard with a lung infection. I'm at the tail end of my antibiotics, I'm filling up tissue with wonderfully icky stuff, and I'm napping and sleeping a lot. My recovery will be just in time for major dental work! Yeah!!! (For those slow on the uptake, that's sarcasm). I think I might top it off with a mild case of some skin rash 'cause the kids warmed up to me and then started climbing on me (literally...) For me, it's a been a treacherous three weeks of sickness and dentist visits.

However, like seeing Jason Mraz last weekend, there was no way I was going to miss seeing Alicia Keys in concert here in Seoul.

One big reason I was so intent to go was the last time she was here I was working for Korea University's Seochang Campus in Jochiwon, and I had to commute to Seoul to see her. Instead of following my gut and taking the train 90 minutes north to Seoul, I decided to drive. It was just my luck that day that my car decided to breathe its last breath on the expressway and I missed the show. When I heard she was coming back to promote her new album, As I Am, it was a given that this time I'd make it no matter what.

I've gotten my hands on some video and I've yet to look at the pics and video I shot. So, like Mraz, I'll be back to update this in a few days.

In the meantime, enjoy the video courtesy of Sony-BMG Korea.

video

Keys in great in concert. And if you like her music, she's a must see.

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6 comments:

  1. Glad to hear it.

    What disturbs me, however, is the ancient pic of Britney you're using.

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  2. alicia keys is fake as hell, where is alice smith when you need her

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  3. Damn.

    Hateraide must be on sale in Brooklyn this summer! I understand as they do have some delicious flavors of hate and it's hot weather time, however, try green tea or plain water.

    Alice Smith is great but she's not playing any shows in Seoul. When she does, let me know.

    In the meantime, the hateful roll you've got going is tired. There is no reason to divide and conquer. They're both good.

    If you can't manage to do that then keep the hate on your blog.

    Take care.

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  4. lol, i knew you would say that, people are so predictable, lol , haterade, Oh, I havent heard that one yet lol

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  5. Here is another predictable one.

    Yes, you're a hater.

    There is nothing wrong with using a common term when it applies.

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