OOps, I just emptied my gmail spam box and just as I clicked delete I saw an email that wasn't spam. I just glimped the subject just before it disappeared. It read "Dear Mr Daley, I really enjoyed reading your blog about working at Keimyung"
If you see this, please email me again. I think that's the first time Gmail has misidentied spam. Sorry about that.
October 1 - 9: Music wise, October began on the treadmill with one of my favorite Bill Conti scores to help pass the time. Not Rocky, although I do love that score, the score I listened to was the very innocent, lyrical, and joyous The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993). It's been a long time between drinks, but it was nice to hear those refreshingly clear melodies again.
A look back on my first year playing piano. Where did I find the time?
Saturday, October 1: My month and weekend started well with a solid back, traps, lats, biceps, calves, and lower back workout followed by 4.5 quite steep kilometers on the treadmill:
Sunday, October 2: A nice 1.5-kilometer swim (the first 1.1 without stopping) after some heavy duty Korean study at Starbucks:
My performance at the 2011 Daegu Opera Festival:
My poor bright green shirt, which doesn't get worn much at all, finally had a chance to shine in this flawless performance of the medieval tune "Greensleeves":
A very beautiful piece of music from Bear McCreary's Battlestar Galactica Season 2 CD, but perhaps its beauty is not so obvious from my mistake-ridden performances. We all had fun though, and that's all that matters. Update: I've decided to record it again minus the drums and minus the mistakes - if possible.
Friday, September 2: My September fitness campaign started disastrously with a slight calf strain while trying to go a little too fast up a little too steep an incline. I blame the women's 5,000 meter race at the Daegu 2011 AIIF World Championships which I was watching at the time. I sped up hoping to beat them but instead of winning, I hurt myself and at the 2.9 kilometer mark I had to stop:
Septemer 1 - 3: I started the month by listening to John Williams Angela's Ashes (1999) score. 1999? Is the Angela's Ashes score 12 years old already? I remember listening to it when it was first released back when I was much younger.
On the eve of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu, the head of the Kenyan delegation, Mr. Peter Pamba, was invited by President Synn to visit the Keimyung campus. The enjoyable task of showing Mr. Pamba around campus fell to me, and I doubt I'll ever meet a nicer man. I was also asked by the Keimyung Korean press to ask him a few questions which I've included below along with Mr. Pamba's answers.