Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cold PSA

First: go vote for me on the "Best English Language K-Blogger" poll over at HiExpat: there are a few days left, and I'm within striking distance of fourth place... Roboseyites, Represent!

Second: It's BLOODY COLD!  I don't think I've ever seen it this cold in Seoul before.

And here's the PSA: Until it gets a little less frigid, don't forget to run your taps for a while, and flush your toilets once or twice, at night before you go to bed, so your water pipes don't freeze and explode overnight.  The older and smaller the building you live in, the more this applies to you.

In tribute to the cold, here's a song with "cold" in the title: "Cold War," by Janelle Monae, one of the hyper-talented young artists making music today.  Remember in 2000 when Alicia Keys had her song "Fallin'" out and everybody's ears were pooping with excitement at what had just come across the airwaves?  That's how stoked I am for Janelle Monae's career.  More about her later, or at least more videos of hers.

This one's a good one, too: the whole video is done in extreme closeup on her face, which makes the performance really intimate.  Plus, she can sing like a house on fire.


조안나 said...

heh, I guess it was so cold this week that my co-worker left his tap running and it STILL froze. His apartment seems to be particularly vulnerable for some reason. *knock on wood* I've yet to have a problem in my villa style apt.

This Is Me Posting said...

I think Janelle Monae is crazy good. Check out Many Moons if you haven't. It's excellent.

Hanna said...

Indeed, Monae is truly amazing! In other news, I just wanted to send a mazel tov your way, for I have included a link to your blog on my own, at ... it just might get you another 2 or 3 visits per month, y'know!