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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Lunch

I ate a delicious fried fish lunch with a friend; here are the pics:



Student Shirt



He, of course, had no idea what he was wearing . . . 

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Night Sky Time-lapse

Nice views:

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/short-film-showcase/time-lapse-lose-yourself-in-the-night-sky

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Animation Re-post: Rabbit and Deer

It's about 16 minutes long, well worth watching if you haven't seen it already:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbPqa4wxEA0

Video: Cat Hero

This is so cool--go cats!

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/19/415878758/cat-wins-hero-dog-award

Sunday, 14 June 2015

More Short Films (Re-posted)

Sheep in the Island
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvR8LGOUpNA

Bottle
https://vimeo.com/12155835

Marry Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFdbZHMBxfg

9
https://vimeo.com/37209185

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Korea: MERS vs. Government

A good viewpoint:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/13/world/mers-tarnishes-korean-presidents-image-as-leader.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

Short Films

I haven't seen much that I like lately in the way of short films (or films that I want to post here), so I think it is time to re-post some film links.

Here are some of the great shorts that I have viewed before; if you have already seen them then please enjoy watching them again:

The Maker:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDXOioU_OKM

Record/Play
https://vimeo.com/75869689

Room 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RGYdbLSizI

The Black Hole
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5_Msrdg3Hk

Paperman
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzt3vb_paperman_shortfilms

Friday, 12 June 2015

How South Korea Is Coping with MERS

Have a read:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-33090051

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Eat Some Nuts!

Since I am posting some articles about the health crisis in Korea, I thought I should ad a bit more variety.

Anyone who keeps up-to-date on health food choices know that eating some almonds and walnuts every day is a good thing.  However, according to this article, there are possibly more benefits to eating nuts than previously thought:

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-33076815

Korea & MERS: Economy

It looks like Korea is going to take a big economic hit from the MERS virus; equally worrisome is the increase in household debt (already huge and troubling) that the new interest rate cut will fuel:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33089930

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

MERS in Korea: Articles

MERS affects culture:

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150609000858



WHO team visits:

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2015/06/116_180520.html

Saturday, 6 June 2015

A Very Short Film

Watch this (4 Min.):

https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2015/06/03/trick-meter/

Friday, 5 June 2015

South Korea & MERS & Government

Article:

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/06/05/412118009/south-koreas-mers-crisis-exposes-public-distrust-of-leaders

MERS Article

From National Geographic:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/060415-mers-virus-south-korea-saudi-arabia-world-health/

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

MERS in Korea

Read this NPR article:

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/06/03/411638314/classes-canceled-1-300-quarantined-in-s-koreas-scramble-to-stop-mers

Today, Wednesday, a few students at the English academy where I work were absent due to worries about the MERS virus.  A handful of others wore surgical-type masks, and one young student carried hand-sanitizer.

The news has reported that up to 200 schools in 4 provinces will temporarily close Thursday and Friday over health concerns.  One of my students told me that at her elementary school they did not do regular studies today, but rather focused on MERS education. Other students said that all school trips and events (such as soccer games) had been cancelled.

Apparently a WHO specialist team is coming to Korea to help with the virus research.

What happens over the next few days may affect a large part of the nation.