My first music video of 2012 is a nice sweet arrangement of Amazing Grace:
My last duet of the year, recorded December 31, was Elmer Bernstein's simplified arrangement for his theme from To Kill A Mocking Bird. It was very satisfying to be finally able to - after 18 months of playing piano - take a crack at a piece by one of my favorite composers, albeit a simplified arrangement:
A special thank you to Prof. Desmond Wee for inviting myself and James Turnbull to give a special lecture to his Sociology students. James spoke about sexual imagery in Korean advertisements and I spoke about cults and in particular the JMS cult, the subject of my other website:
Ever since I first encountered the JMS cult back in 2003 I have always wanted to give a presentation on the subject, so it was with particular relish and enthusiasm I prepared my presentation which ran way overtime as a result^^. But the feedback was all very positive with most students hearing about JMS for the first time.
I'll never grow bored of playing music^^.
A look back on my first year playing piano. Where did I find the time?
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.
My first task after agreeing to be the new International Affairs Coordinator here at Keimyung was right up my alley. Video editing has long been a hobby of mine, so I eagerly said yes when asked if I could edit this video recorded by three international students studying at Keimyung on the SAIPEKS program. It's a great program and I'm really excited to be involved with it.