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낙지, slithery goodness

In my previous post, I forgot to mention that there will be at least one visit to the Nakji area in Jongno (a cluster of maybe 5 restaurants specializing in octopus).

Nakji (낙지) is octopus in Korean. It can be served in a variety of ways with Sannakji (산낙지)probably the most famous. Regular nakji can be fried or boiled or served in any manner you want, but the sannakji is basically live octopus chopped once or twice and still slithering. It is not for the weak of heart and there have been incidents of people choking to death from a piece of octopus still clinging to life (and airway). Jen and I usually like it after it has shuffled off this mortal tentacle. However when they stir fry it in front of you, it is still moving. By the time it gets to your mouth, however, it is not.
If you are curious, you can read more about it here.

Otherwise, enjoy the YouTube video (not mine; doc19081).

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My name is Michael Sean Gallagher. I am a Lecturer in Digital Education at the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. I am Co-Founder and Director of Panoply Digital, a consultancy dedicated to ICT and mobile for development (M4D); we have worked with USAID, GSMA, UN Habitat, Cambridge University and more on education and development projects. I was a researcher on the Near Futures Teaching project, a project that explores how teaching at The University of Edinburgh unfold over the coming decades, as technology, social trends, patterns of mobility, new methods and new media continue to shift what it means to be at university. Previously, I was the Research Associate on the NERC, ESRC, and AHRC Global Challenges Research Fund sponsored GCRF Research for Emergency Aftershock Forecasting (REAR) project. I was an Assistant Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (한국외국어대학교) in Seoul, Korea. I have also completed a doctorate at University College London (formerly the independent Institute of Education, University of London) on mobile learning in the humanities in Korea.

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