The Hot Chicken Pizza Phenomenon+The trip



I had promised myself never ever to bite into Pizza School’s hot chicken pizza again after plethora of anal pain that had to endure the very next day. My promise was well guarded until yesterday when I got to meet lupin in the pizza hub again only to find myself infront of the same old antagonistic hot chicken pizza. I swear my brain was aware of all the horrible proceedings that would follow but my hand’s reflexes were just too fast to avoid taking the first bite. The rest, as they say, is history.

So as you have guessed already, I am in terrible anal pain (again). My first few hours of the day have been spent with awkward walking, even awkward posture and even more awkward burning sensation that I cannot even describe. The awkwardness did subside however, as the day went by. I am pretty sure you don’t want to know any more details so I will leave it to that.

The new semester has dawned upon all of us doing our undergraduate studies and the first week will be spent mostly looking into the new courses and getting to know which professor has the worst possible humor. Anddddd also whose voice you want to record to counter persistent insomnia. I have to say, I have only fallen asleep to only one which is rather impressive. I still need to sort my “graduate” course though. After that I should have pretty clear view into how much time I will be sitting and scratching my bloody brain.


The final few days of my vacation were duly spent with Maskey Seniors as they had a splendid time here in Seoul. Thanks to Jiyong and his family, specially his mom (I owe them BIG time) the accommodation was a VIP one. They made themselves cozy into a full-fledged flat, equipped with almost everything they ever needed. A momo party? No problem. Cooking utensils? Yes sir. Close to school? Of course. Transport nearby? Just ahead. What about the market? 10 min excursion. They felt so much to home that they did found themselves often debating to go outside. But that wouldn’t be constructive would it?

With omnipresent help from Jiyong’s mom, the Seniors were able to visit the core area in Seoul, the palaces, the museums, the markets and the packed streets. A personal guide was assigned who had a comment on me whenever she volunteered to take family pictures.

“You are sooo dark”
“You are sooooooo dark”
“I cannot see you in the picture”
“I needed to put the flash on”
How am I supposed to respond to that?
“mmm..thank you?”

To be fair, I did realize I got horribly sunburnt on my already sunburnt skin during my trip to Vietnam. What I didn’t understand was how stating the obvious was supposed to help me. As if the saying more shit about my skin color is going to force god to change the contrasts.


Straight out from Bollywood
She was however, very informative. I was almost sleep walking in Gyeongbokum palace, the weather and everything else combining powers to make the whole ordeal as boring as possible when finally, she had this piece of info that made me come back to reality. For any country, the head of the state needs to be in perfect health so that he can administer and do whatever shit he has to do. In old times, the supreme power lied in the hands of Kings who protected his people from foes and led them to prosperity. The Kings residing in Gyeongbokum were no different. Except that they had a very special treatment.



Unlike all of the people before, the King never had to take a dump outside. He had these mobile toilets (let your imagination run wild) where the servants used to carry in and out of the palace whenever the King had a “knock knock? Who’s there?” in his ass. Now this could be rather trivial but what comes next is interesting. There used to be this “Doctor” who must have had possibly the worst job ever created for mankind. He had to do a thorough examination of Shit (literally I mean) by checking it’s color, texture, moisture and *drum roll* ……taste. *nearly pukes* That way they could be confident about the King’s internal state. Don’t ask me how the Doc knew what good or bad shit would taste like in the first place. Maybe some possible research in this area?

Every other info now seems insignificant.

After that faithful and informative trip, the Senior’s took on the Civil department of SNU, where they got to see how rain water was being utilized in the same department.  They went around the school as well, getting a good vibe and seeing stuffs that I never thought existed before. They had a thorough examination of the school dormitory, frequently being impressed to what was being offered. I do admit, we have some pretty good stuffs lying around here. Obviously, theres a 5 star difference between how I used to live in my previous decade (school’s hostel remember? No water. No electricity. No shit. “amazing” food) to how I live at present.

Well I don’t want to go into all details but the Seniors had a great time in our 301 Mechanical department, had lunch with Prof. Ahn, went for a great nepali dinner at Binayak dai’s, went for another great dinner at Jiyong’s place in Bundang, organized a great two session momo education for my peers (credits to them), went to see the ambassador and so on. I wanted them to see more of seoul, but as expected, they were more interested in what’s happening around me rather than the aforementioned.

The rest of the trip though was plagued with Typhoon chasing up our ass everywhere we went. The “Hawaii” of Korea aka Jeju was hit hard by the incoming Typhoon SHIT which practically took a nail and hammered us indoors. Coming back to Incheon, we were met by Typhoon SHIT 2, who tried the same but didn’t know we had a hammer with us too so we nailed the Typhoon SHIT 2 instead and went out. Bad idea. Still we managed to get into this museum which turned out to be a heaven for Maskey Seniors as they devoured whatever it had to offer. And soon after it was time to take the flight home.

The time that they got to spend together will be remembered quite fondly. Mom’s near death chock laugh and dad’s super tight belly T’s will go down in memory lane for some time now.

I have yet to update on the Vietnam series 2 which will be dealt with in coming days. As for now I will leave you with Quill’s new issue. Here’s the link.

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