SBS's The Feed Examines the JMS Cult in Australia

Thank you to SBS's Joel Tozer and to the brave Sarah and Elizabeth for sharing their stories on national TV. Coincidentally, Mallory Miller's article about JMS in America - which I also had a hand in - was published the same day.

Shinchonji Front Groups: From Mannan to IYPG

A big thank you to Jon Twitch for keeping up to date on the various front groups employed by one of Korea's most notorious and visible cults. And a bigger thank you for allowing me to offer my thoughts on Shinchonji and its many incarnations. http://www.asiapundits.com/mannam-ipyg-sinchonji-another-cult-front/

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The Hunt for Yoo Byung-eun/AHAE

The hunt is on for fugitive cult leader and owner of the Sewol ferry, Yoo Byung-eun. Join myself and several resourceful friends as we try keep track of this insane cult-related saga.


June 2014 Fitness Diary!

Sunday, June 1: Back exercising after a week off due to extreme busyness, lack of sleep, and high temperatures. And it felt great to exercise again. I sorely needed today's workout: back, lats, traps, biceps, calves, and a 42-minute uphill treadmill trek/jog:

Monday, June 2: Legs, abs, sides, lower back, some calf raises, and a one kilometer run that wasn't enjoyable at all:

Tuesday, June 3: Chest, shoulders, triceps, and, because they still weren't all that sore, some calf raises.

Bach's Prelude in C Major for Piano & Keytar

We're Bach! Finally, a free evening to devote to my music career:

May 2014 Fitness Diary!

Thursday, May 1: I began May with a legs workout and a short sprint, and it's hard to spring after doing legs:


Friday, May 2: My gym had a foul odor due to some construction work. That didn't stop me exercising, but it did stop me from jumping on the treadmill. Just weights instead: back, biceps, lats, traps, and lower back.

Saturday, May 3: Alternate gym today since my own gym is illegally closed due to the long weekend holiday. Just weights again: chest, shoulders, and triceps.

April 2014 Fitness Diary!

Tuesday, April 1: Back exercising after one rest day to recover from Sunday's full half marathon: shoulders, chest, triceps, sides, and lower back.

Wednesday, April 2: My legs had recovered by now, so I punished them some more with plenty of weights.

Friday, April 4:  Weights and cardio today: back, lats, traps, biceps, calves, and my first run since Sunday's full half marathon, a respectable 3 kilometers in 14 minutes 40 seconds:


March 2014 Fitness Diary!

Sunday, March 2:  I started March with a pretty intense weights session at the Hamilton Hotel: back, biceps, lats, traps, forearms, and calves. I had hoped to start March's campaign the day before, but I forgot that March 1 was a public holiday, and my local two gyms were both closed.

Monday, March 3: A sub-58 minute 10-kilometer run and a core workout. My accident and injury prone calves felt 100%:

Tuesday, March 4: A quick chest, shoulders, and triceps workout. And no more exercise until Saturday due to a 6-hour TV interview shoot, a trip to Immigration, and an orientation for my morning classes. Busy few days!

February 2014 Fitness Diary!

Saturday, February 1: A whole lot of walking today. I actually went to Itewon intending to go to the gym, but when push came to shrove, I decided to go for a long 4ish-hour long walk instead.

Sunday, February 2: Back to Itweon for a inclined treadmill session and weights: lower back, sides, calves, and traps:


Monday, February 3: Just a whoe lot of walking around walking errands on this the first official day of my vacation. At a rough count, I'd say about almost 7 hours all together.

Tuesday, February 4: A long over due legs and back workout in the gym today: hamstrings, thighs (extensions, presses, squats) back, biceps, and lats.

January 2014 Fitness Diary!

Wednesday, January 1: 2014 began in my trusty Sunday and public holiday gym in Itewon with a sharp chest, shoulders, triceps, and lower abs workout. 2014 will be the year of the lower abs, hopefully.

Friday, January 3: An all-cardio workout for my first cardio photo of 2014:


Saturday, January 4: An exhausting legs and core workout.

Monday, January 6: Back, lats, traps, and biceps, and my first fastish run in a while:

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