A big thank you to the crew at tbs eFM Seoul's morning show for inviting me to join in their discussion about cults in Korea and the recent Yoo Byeung-eun saga. None of the questions (you can see my prepared notes below) I was sent the day before were actually asked, but that's ok because Alex Jenson's kind introduction blew me away:
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.
There are some great instrumental versions of Cyndi Lauper's "Time After Time" out there in YouTube land, but this is not one of them. A short version of "Waltzing Matilda", Australia's unofficial national anthem, follows as I was just about to head home for a wee vacation. I didn't practise the Keytar part at all, and it shows. In fact, I only discovered the "cool" scat sound seconds before I pressed "record" on my camera:
Monday, Feb. 2: Back, biceps, lower back, lats, calves, and inner forearms depsite feeling a cold coming on, or maybe that's just tiredness from my flight back and a return to work this morning.
Tuesday, Feb. 3: Chest, shoulders, triceps, hamstrings, and traps straight after my eveing class. I'm so glad I joined this gym with its longer opening hours!
Wednesday, Feb. 4: Thighs! Just thighs (after my eveing class again). I love working out at night! That's the kind of thigh workout I should have been doing since I started this exercise campaign way back in 2008! That cold I felt coming on never eventuated, but I did feel worse on Tuesday.
Saturday, Feb. 7: Just a cardio session today, my first since returning to Korea on Sunday:
Friday, January 2: 2015 began well after 2014 ended rather lacklusterly if that's a word. My first 2015 workout was also my first back workout in my new gym: lats, traps, back, lower bacl, biceps, forearms, and a 21-minute cardio workout:
Saturday, January 3: My second workout of the year consisted of sides, abs, lower abs, hamstrings, calves, inner thighs (just a little bit), and a 24-minute cardio session:
Sunday, January 4: Chest, shoulders, triceps, thighs, and another cardio session - that's three in three days!
Saturday, December 6: Oops, after not exercising since the last day of November, I finally returned to the gym to start December's fitness campaign with a solid back, lower back, biceps, traps, lats, and forearms workout that will hopefully reignite my desire to exercise most days...
Sunday, December 7: A long cold 3.5-hour wander around Seoul listening to selections from Howard Shore's first two Hobbit scores:
Monday, December 8: Chest, shoulders, triceps, hamstrings, and a light traps workout.
Wednesday, December 10: Legs, sides, and forearms ahead of a huge Secret Santa Party feast of hamburgars, hot dogs, and Canadian poutine.
Saturday, November 1: Just a light legs workout to start what will hopefully be n exercised-filled month.
Monday, November 3: Back, biceps, lats, traps, and lower back.
Tuesday, November 4: Abs, sides, lower abs, and an asthma-inducing short sprint. I'm still suffering from that cat allergy. That's the first time I've had an asthma attack from exercise in a couple of decades! Bad kitties!
Monday, November 10: Chest, shoulders, triceps, and a cardio and skipping session:
Wednesday, October 1: October began with my first legs and core workout in almost three weeks. Due to cultic events beyond control, I almost got out of the habit of exercising. Now that a new month has begun, I'm extra super dedicated to getting back on track!
Thursday, October 2: Chest, shoulders, triceps, traps, and an 11-kilometer sprint session on one of my trusty seated bike machine thingies:
Saturday, October 4: My typical back workout: back, biceps, lats, and lower back.
Sunday, October 5: An afternoon cardio workout at the Hamilton Hotel:
Monday, September 1: September began with a huge weights session: back, lats, biceps, thighs, inner thighs, calves, and forearms.
Wednesday, September 3: Cardio, core, and hamstrings:
Thursday, September 4: Chest, shoulders, tricep, and traps!
Saturday, September 6: Back, biceps, lats, biceps, and forearms. Surprisingly, I was not sore the next day. I'll have to work harder next time.
Tuesday, September 9: A much needed 30-minutes of cardio followed by a chest, shoulders, triceps, and traps workout:
Here I am playing a theme from John Williams' latest score for The Book Thief while a real book thief breaks into my apartment and steals all my books: