tbs eFM Radio Interview

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:


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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.

Time After Time & Waltzing Matilda: Two Duets for Guitar & Keytar!

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:

February 2015 Exercise Diary!

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:

January 2015 Exercise Diary!

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!

December 2014 Fitness Diary!

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.

November 2014 Fitness Diary!

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:

October 2014 Fitness Diary!

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:

September 2014 Fitness Diary!

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:

The Book Thief by John Williams

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:

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