Thanks to the crew at The Korea Observer for publishing a slightly different version of the following and for pushing me to complete it in a timely manner. Your support and friendship are greatly appreciated. And a big thank you to whoever translated this: 韩国淫乱邪教渗透墨尔本 专捡大学美女下. Also, my heartfelt appreciation for Dr. Ji-il Tak for his friendship and continued support. Also a big thank you to John Power who wrote about this case for Vice.
The task of describing my experiences to date of being sued by members of Korea’s notorious JMS cult is quite a daunting one. I should start by sharing some of the cult’s astounding history before describing how I came to be involved and the path I took that led to me facing criminal charges.
That is why Hitler killed 6 million Jews in the gas chamber and rung oil from them. If you don’t think that was a great thing, you have nothing to do with me or with salvation.
Continue reading “On Being Sued by Followers of a Hitler-Praising Serial Rapist Part 1”
I make a few very brief appearances via a few photographs in this Arirang TV piece which focuses on Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR), an NGO I’ve been volunteering with for several years now. Cofounders and friends Casey Lartigue Jnr. and Lee Eunkoo discuss founding the NGO and how it operates to serve the needs of the growing defector community. In the photo below the video, I’m working with Sharon who told part of her story to The Daily Mail a couple of years ago.
Tuesday, August 1: August started well with 10 street kilometers and a late-night weights and cardio workout: chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, sides, and abs. The cardio session was a steep 13-minutes. (Cumulative Total: 13)
Wednesday, August 2: Just a decent amount of walking today. Approx 10 kilometers, and it was hot. Continue reading “August 2017 Fitness Diary!”
July 7, 2017: Amazon, eBay Images Held to ‘Ransom’ by Photobucket
Well, Photobucket went just from free to $400 a year overnight with pretty much no notice, so if you see lots of dead photo links like the one below on this blog and my other sites, that’s why. I do hope to swap the dead links for live alternatives – and I just did that in a few posts – but it’s going to be a long, tedious, and arduous process, and I hate long, tedious, and arduous processes. Slow and steady wins the race, but it’s going to be a long, tedious, and arduous race. Thanks Photobucket.
Saturday, July 1: The month began with a weights session (lats, back, biceps, and calves) followed by a steep 22-minute treadmill session. I also walked about 12 kilometers as part of my new be-more-active-outside-the-gym initiative. (Cumulative Total: 22)
Sunday, July 2: Total rest day partly due to the rain.
Continue reading “July 2017 Fitness Diary!”
I’m really excited and proud to be performing at and hosting a fundraising event for TNKR, an NGO I’ve been volunteering at for well over two years now. My band is playing; plus, the event provides me opportunity to perform with some of my many musical friends beyond my band mates. I’m also really appreciative of the fact Cherie Yang, winner of TNKR’s fifth speech contest, will be speaking at the event.
Continue reading “Teach North Korean Refugees (TNKR)Prince Party Fundraiser!”
Thursday, June 1: I started the month with an 82-minute treadmill session. My original plan was for a short treadmill session and then an intense weights session, but the treadmill didn’t let me go. (Cumulative Total: 82)
Friday, June 2: Just an evening weights session: back, lats, biceps, calves, sides, abs, and lower back. Continue reading “June 2017 Fitness Diary!”
Mr. Hwang’s ongoing crusade to have his father, pictured above with a very young Mr. Hwang, released from North Korea some 50 years after his plane was hijacked by a North Korean sleeper agent was the focus of a KBS1 report that aired on Saturday May 13.
I spoke about my involvement with the NGO Teach North Korean Refugees and its efforts to help Mr. Hwang raise awareness of what is almost a forgotten crime. My contribution primarily involves the accompanying Bring My Father Home website and its English language blog which functions as an archive of related articles dating back to December 11, 1969, the day of the hijacking.
The 8-minute show can be viewed here, but as it’s a Korean site, Internet Explorer is the best browser to use. The video doesn’t play when viewed through Chrome.
MAY TO AUGUST
I have been reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s latest, New York 2140, since March 25. Come May, I’m still reading it. The huge drop off in my daily reading isn’t due to the book, which I am enjoying. If I were to put it down to one cause, that would be inescapable “work”. On May 7, I just passed the half-way point, so I’m hoping that will result in a return to more normal reading speeds – it did. I finally finished it during the final minutes of Tuesday May 16, some seven and a half weeks after starting it.
Continue reading “2017 Reading Diary Part 2!”