Soon after discovering the joys of Google Earth and its flight simulator, I made this video exploring some alien special effects. The colors reminded me of the POV of the alien in the Predator movies, so I added Alan Silvestri’s masculine theme from the first Predator film as well as some alien words using some free Star Trek fonts.
Google Earth Flight Simulator is a lot of fun. If you’re unfamiliar with it, please check it out and fly anywhere you want to on Earth and on Mars. I’m flying over Namibia in this video.
My first post here is a photo of a rough site-map I doodled a couple of days ago. It’ll be interesting to see if the site develops how I originally envisaged it:
September 6, 2009: September started with a bang fitness-wise with several high intensity weights and cardio sessions, but with my studies starting next week (tomorrow actually) and extra classes to teach, maintaining regular exercise will require super-human feats of time management, strength, and courage. This page will be my companion and ultimately my judge: success or failure will be determined by the words that will fill up this page, and I promise not to lie. Continue reading “September 2009 Fitness Diary!”
In April I took a gamble. Knowing full well my history of not using fitness equipment that I buy. You can see my not-so-often-used cross trainer in the background; I buy quite a lot of exercise equipment. The gamble was to buy one more, and I splashed out on an exercise bike.
The idea came from reading the Stephen King novella Stationary Bike, which is what I gather Americans call exercise bikes. Continue reading “My Exercise Bike!”
Last June, I took part in the Dokdo Marathon at Jamsil Stadium with my friend, Chuck. It really was a fun experience, especially starting and finishing at the Olympic Stadium. I ran a few 10 and 12 kilometer races while living in Japan in 2001 and 2002, but I hadn’t participated in a “marathon” since then. Continue reading “The 2009 Dokdo Marathon!”
From Korea Beat, comes this translation of a Korean article on the trial of Jeong Myeong-seok. News in English has been hard to come by on the trial, so a very big thank you to Nathan from me and others following the case:
Peter Daley, who operates the largest English web site on the Jesus Morning Star Cult in South Korea, asked for a translation of this Christian Today article on the legal proceedings against the cult’s head.
Continue reading “Rapist Cult Leader Appealing Conviction”
The Chuseok holiday in 2008 was a very memorable and happy day as myself and several GMBA classmates headed to Ubang Towerland for several hours of pure fun. Thank you Seon for organising the day and inviting me. It was one of my most enjoyable days in Korea.
I made the following montage of the day using the great photos Sean took. The first piece of music, a bright energetic piece for 9 celli, is by Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi from his score to the 1989 animation Kiki’s Delivery Service. The second piece, also by Joe Hisaishi, is entitled “Spring” from his Piano Stories 4 CD.
In the summer of 2008, two of my former students, Suji and Doori, invited me to star in this animation movie for their senior year portfolio. I felt quite touched that they wanted me for their film, so I eagerly said yes. My part took about an hour to film, but Suji and Doori worked on the animation day after day for over 6 months.
Continue reading “Suji & Doori’s Animation Starring Peter!”