Seoul meetup? May 11, 2007 2:12 PM   Subscribe

Hey hey hey there, Seoul brothers an' sisters! I'm swinging through your fair, river-cleaved burg for the two weeks beginning 22 May - my wonderful wife has a show (and a talk) at Insa Art Space, and I'm coming to help her mount it, see some old friends, and generally be her number-one fan. This is time enough, me thinks, to arrange quite the soju-fueled shindig. What say? (Stavros, I'm looking at you.)
posted by adamgreenfield to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:12 PM (22 comments total)

"Helping your wife mount it" discussions belong in AskMe.
posted by saladin at 2:20 PM on May 11, 2007

Heh, he said "help her mount it".

Also, I would totally like a Seoul shout-out if possible, tia
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:42 PM on May 11, 2007

Is the meetup like this?
posted by dios at 3:05 PM on May 11, 2007

It would be if stavros still had hair.

Note: I have no actual knowledge of stavros' hair (or lack thereof).
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:26 PM on May 11, 2007

I got most of my hair, in most of the right places.

I'll try, by god I'll try, Adam, to get up there one of those two weekends. Which Saturday night would be most drinkworthy for you?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:54 PM on May 11, 2007

stavros meets adamg sounds like a major MeFi event. Or an ill-considered rock 'supergroup'.

Seoul-ful shoutouts appreciated. It's wendell with 2 Es and 2 Ls
posted by wendell at 7:18 PM on May 11, 2007

Oh, grand. I do b'lieve I'm open, man, though the 26th is trending better - I think we want to jump over to Tokyo for a day or two toward trip's end.

Now we just need to fix a time and place so all can dig our big crux. I know there are one or two other Peninsular MeFites at the very least - what works for you?
posted by adamgreenfield at 3:49 AM on May 12, 2007

The 26th would work for me, I think, provided I get no work-related scheduling surprises. I'd be coming up from Jeollanam-do by bus on Saturday, which arrives at 동서울 terminal. I hate spending hours shuttling around on the subway or whatever, so my preference is to stay someplace relatively near the site of festivities -- I have a place in Gangnam near Samsung station I usually stay when I'm in Seoul, but I'm pretty much easy as far as location goes if somewhere else is easier for you, provided I can find somewhere to stay reasonably near.

As far as drinking establishments go, I have no idea.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:15 AM on May 12, 2007

You guys should meet at the COEX Mall. Just because I am amused at the idea of MeFites going all the way to Korea to hang out at the mall.

Wish I could join you guys, but I am currently nowhere near a subway line #2 stop.
posted by needled at 10:06 AM on May 12, 2007

Man, don't knock COEX - I got my second-favorite pair of shoes at that mall!
posted by adamgreenfield at 11:46 AM on May 12, 2007

Stavros finally gets to a meetup! Nice.
posted by i_cola at 12:00 PM on May 12, 2007

Jellonam sounds like the place all Utah soldiers go to war.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 12:28 PM on May 12, 2007

I'm not knocking COEX, I'm a Gangnam girl all the way! But as far as drinking (or dining) goes, you're probably better off taking line #2 a couple of stops from Samsung station to Gangnam station. And my favorite soondaeguk place, Seocho Soondae, is a couple of blocks from Gangnam station.
posted by needled at 3:49 PM on May 12, 2007

Groovy. I'm a Seocho boy myself.
posted by adamgreenfield at 3:50 PM on May 12, 2007

I have a place in Gangnam near Samsung station I usually stay when I'm in Seoul

I just realized that sounds like a pied-a-terre or something. Nuh-uh. Just a cheap hotel where they know my face from repeated business trip stayovers.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:15 PM on May 12, 2007

Jellonam sounds like the place all Utah soldiers go to war.

Just in case you're interested at all: Jeolla is the province (sounds roughly like 'juhlla'), nam means 'south' and -do means 'province'. I live down in southernmost part of the peninsula, in South Jeolla Province.

Brittanie, Joseph Gurl, Meatbomb and the couple of other in-Korea mefites whose names escape me at the moment are MIA so far, so:

Shoot for the night of May 26 (Saturday)?
Somewhere in Gangnam (is that where you and Nurri are going to be, Adam)?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:40 PM on May 12, 2007

Ordinarily, yes, either in Bangbaedong or Cheongdam. This time I think we're staying somewhere up by Anguk...but Seocho/Bangbae is definitely preferable if at all possible.
posted by adamgreenfield at 6:54 PM on May 12, 2007


Damn it. I've got to go to Pohang for biz this weekend, and on asking my wife if she wanted to come up to Seoul with me on the 26th to meet a Swell Internet Pal and his wife, she gave me The Look and reminded me that the 27th is our wedding anniversary (oops) and we'd planned long ago to go spend the day with her family.

I'm sorry, man. This looks like yet another wash for me, probably. If I lived nearer to Seoul than a 5-hour trip, I'd be able to do this kind of stuff more eaily...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:26 PM on May 15, 2007

In the space of a couple of days, I've gone from my old assumption that I'd never attend a meetup, to a weakening resolve, to deciding to attend and listen quietly and now I'm actually worried that it's off.

Am I the only one left?
posted by Busy Old Fool at 6:42 AM on May 16, 2007

I'll be in Seoul on the 24th through the 28th. The 24th happens to be Buddha's birthday (I was out of town or else I would have posted to this thread earlier). I was going to suggest a meetup around that day.

Here are some pictures, if you want to see how Seoul-ites celebrate Buddha's birthday (self link). I'm still open to a meet-up if anyone else is.
posted by Brittanie at 6:29 PM on May 16, 2007

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