On October 22, 2006, the JMS cult held an event on the University of California's San Diego campus. I tipped off reporters from The Guardian and they went along to report on the event.
In April I took a gamble. Knowing full well my history of not using fitness equipment that I buy - and I buy quite a lot - 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.
My home is clean again! Not that it was that unclean before, but I've been too busy this semester to give it the thorough cleaning my lovely home deserves. Having said that, I did spend a great deal of minutes cleaning both my bathrooms last weekend. But there was still much work to be done..... Enter the cleaning lady!
A lovely letter arrived last month from my nephew Matthew wishing me a happy birthday.
It reminded me of a conversation I had with my sister Margaret last year in which she said she recently found in a box letters I had sent to her when I was 6 when she was a freshman at university.
September 2009 was perhaps my most active month ever with 17 cardio sessions and an uncountable amount of weights sessions. 215 km on my exercise bike and 33 km on the treadmill up an incline with a sore ankle! The only months that would perhaps compare would be during my old rugby days at Royals Rugby Football Club when we had some mad ex-army crazy nutjob training us. He made me vomit more than once. This month, I hope to equal or better September's numbers with a much healthier ankle.
Yesterday, I ventured downtown to a novelty shop hunting for a mask for tonight's Halloween party. II'm please to say the hunt was successful. I fell in love with this penguin mask just as soon as I saw it and knew I had to have it. Sure, penguins aren't usually associated with Halloween, but they are now - at least in my mind:
The opening of the Keimyung Arts Center was an event I had been looking forward to with much anticipation for almost a year. I just love the sound of an orchestra and I just had to bring along my camera to document the night for the history books.
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.