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Archive for July 2007

Noraebang

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Had best time in Korea tonight. Had beers with my discussion group. Tomorrow is our last day working together. So went out. Also sang karaoke (Noraebang) together.

singing in Korea Noraebang

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July 26, 2007 at 3:49 pm

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Update

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Aim turns 27 today. Today is a regular day of SI: Lectures in the morning, group discussion in the afternoon. I found the presentation about advanced reactors to be interesting. Unlike yesterday’s fancy dinner, I had a quick, simple dinner in the food court tonight. It’s convenient to have a supermarket in the basement. I haven’t bought much yet, but it has everything if I ever need anything.

This weekend we are going to Seoul. Most people elect to spend a night there, but I am coming back to Cheongju.

Below is the WNU SI group picture from a formal dinner.

WNU SI 2007 group picture

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July 24, 2007 at 11:59 am

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Sangdangsanseong Fortress

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Today (Sunday) I went with 10 other Fellows to visit the historical Sangdangsanseong (Sangdang Mountain Fortress), in Cheongju. We walked the whole length of it (around 4 km). The group consisted of Merle, Pia, Josh, Ulrich and his wife, Kim, Doug, Ionut, Sergey, and Matt.

Sangdangsansoeng Fortress

Wonderful sightseeing trip.

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July 22, 2007 at 1:05 pm

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A night out

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Went out to a Korean restaurant with WNU SI Fellows today. Food is good. Got to know several new people.

korea 2007-07-19 korean dinner 2007-07-19

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July 19, 2007 at 3:10 pm

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Korea life

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My fourth day in South Korea. Things are going fantastic. I’ve met many new people. Very professional and kind. I would love to find some lifelong friends here.  Other than people, the food is good. I eat a lot. I have some time in the evening to run. My life quality is pretty good. I neither have to drive nor put up with the awful traffic. I also like not having a mobile phone, or desk phone for that matter. It’s a free feeling. I can fully learn what I want to learn and do what I want to do.

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July 17, 2007 at 2:07 pm

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Cheongju

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I am in Cheongju, South Korea. My first visit to this country. The flight was long and wasn’t so comfortable (Asiana Airline). The bus ride was long but more pleasant than the flight. Anyhow, after shower and dinner, I’m feeling fine.I’m here for the WNU Summer Institute. I think it’s a good break from work for me. Being away from routine life, I can refocus of what I want to do career-wise. 

 Cheongju

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July 14, 2007 at 11:20 am

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Mac OS X apps

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Some good software for OS X:

Going to Korea tonight. Hopefully Skype voice chat will work well enough.

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July 13, 2007 at 2:08 am

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