Website is back up

Sometime last summer I accidentally deleted my website while I thought I was backing it up. I fortunately retained my database but felt restoring my content post-by-post with a new design for the website was the way to go. Well, I was too busy (or lazy), so I never got around to it. The website has a new look but there’s…

Paik Soo Hyun, Phillipp Jundt & Oliver Schnyder Trio at Youngsan Art Hall, Seoul. 8 February 2014.

Oliver Schnyder returns to Korea with the Trio

I’m really excited that Swiss pianist and RCA Sony recording artist Oliver Schnyder has returned to Korea! He and the Oliver Schnyder Trio just flew in today from Taipei, the first stop on their East Asia tour. Tomorrow evening the trio will join flutists Paik Soo Hyun and Philipp Jundt on stage for a concert at Youngsan Art Hall in Seoul. The…

About to film my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge video, 27 August 2014.

I take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

So I got a call about a week ago from Happy Isaac Durst, co-host of Easy English on EBS. He wanted to know if it was okay to nominate me for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Isaac had just been nominated himself. Good guy that he is, he called to ask for my permission before shooting his video. Isaac was the…

Suwon Immigration Office

Getting an extension on your F-6 visa

Having your immigration documents in order is a fact of life for someone living in a foreign country. An American (even a Korean-American such as myself) living in Korea is no exception. And while the Korean government’s “Hi, Korea!” is a valuable resource for all things immigration, the information isn’t always as clear or as plentiful as one would like.…

Toughman contest logo

I’ve signed up for the Toughman contest!

On Friday, February 7, 2003, I’m making my amateur boxing debut at the Toughman Contest, which is being held at the Peoria Civic Center. I am fighting in the lightweight division (164-184 lbs.) among up to 19 other competitors. I will fight only once on Friday’s elimination event. If I win, I move onto Saturday’s elimination tournament in which I…

The media: Left-wing or right-wing bias?

Like many who have written on this topic before, I would argue that the bias of the mainstream media is generally independent of the left- or right-wing (with the exception of the obvious outlets such as Fox News) and are instead driven by the profit motive. If we were to look at the motivation of the right accusing the media…