Monday, June 28, 2010

Population Zero

I was reading an article about the oil spill,

which made me rethink about a documentary

I watched a couple of years ago.

It's not a stretch to think that we will be the ones

causing our demise,

should the apocalypse truly occur.

Here's an interesting documentary,

depicting about the fate of Earth should the

human kind come to an end.




Note : This is a video that's divided in 9 parts.

Click on the link for the playlist

Saturday, June 26, 2010

URGAY

Sometimes I hope my predictions are wrong

but when it comes to soccer, they are always right qq

Goob job, Taeguk Warriors. You did your best.

You have set a remarkable record of being on best of 16

on an away game.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Republic of Korea VS URGAY

The time of test is at hand-

Republic of Korea faces URGAY..

er excuse me, Uruguay tomorrow

(8:00AM where I live).

So far, my prediction has been dead right

about Group B.

I guessed Greece game to be 2-0

Argentina 0-2, but ended up losing 1-4

Nigeria either 1-0 or 1-1 tie, ended up tieing at 2-2

So we advanced as a runner-up of the group.

My prediction on the game against URGAY? er, Uruguay?

We lose 0-2

qq

I know how both teams play, we don't stand a chance

against URGAY er, Uruguay.

But nothing is certain. Hence, unlike argentina where

I gave a 5/95 chance (5 being in favor of Korea)

I'd say this is a 25/75 game. So you never know,

we may tie the game then win from PK shootout.

If we DO win, we have a very good chance at the semi-finals

as we will be playing against either Ghana or US. :D

I hope to see Republic of Korea

rewrite the definition of soccer tomorrow ^^

I'll be rooting (or cussing massively :P)

I am not the person to be near when I'm watching soccer

I broke my headset during the game against Nigerians

because of the abrupt PK

(I threw it on the desk pretty damn hard it seems like.

I broke it in two pieces D:)

Either way,

This will be a good way to relieve stress ^^

TIME TO YELL DAE~HAN MINGUK~

AS LOUD AS POSSIBLE!!


P.S : http://clanufw.darkbb.com/random-chat-f12/republic-of-korea-vs-urgay-t953.htm

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

16강

16강!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

정대세


그렇다

그는 자국을 위해서

진정한 눈물을

흘리는 사나이다.


Final match

Tomorrow, 12:30PM Mountain time

Republic of Korea VS Nigeria

We need to either win or tie this match to advance to the best of 16.

At least it will show at a good time

Time to watch the game in the office again hahahaha

Friday, June 18, 2010

So in summary



This is what the game was like vs argentina

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Argentina?

My prediction is 0-2.

Of course Argentina being 2.

I still greatly wish that Korea would win, but this is just too impossible.

But in the event of tieing or even winning,

If we win we will go to semi-finals.

If we tie, we can hope to do very good (maybe quarter finals).

If we lose by 0-1, then it's a well played match for Korea.

I really really want to watch it but I have to leave to Denver first thing in the morning

to speak with the ambassador of Korea...

Well being the president of an association maybe isn't that bad of a thing.

BUT WHY TOMORROW QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQqqqqqqqqqqqq

Edit : Never mind. I couldn't resist the temptation LOL.

It is 5:11AM right now and I am off to my office in Engineering building to watch the game

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

That sword you are carrying..


Click to enlarge image.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Official Broadcast

Successfully done. Still, there were numerous mistakes

but the quality of the overall commentary was way

better than the previous ones I have performed so far.

To prevent any noises, I had to speak away from the microphone

which made my voice sound really small.

You may have to turn your speaker on very high to be able to listen.

And I should've probably turned down the game volume too..

Next official broadcast will be done at 6:00PM EST

(4:00PM where I live) on June 20th, 2010


Part 1 - Shoutcast begins at 18:00. Due to technical difficulties, I had to cut the replay to two parts.


Part 2

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Practice Broadcast




Still got a long way to go qq

My microphone picks up too much noise and air sound for some reason
Probably because I have to speak so close to the microphone.

Official broadcasting will be done again at 11:00PM EST (9:00PM in where I live)

Last broadcast, I got about 20 people to watch. We'll see how many people watches this time :D

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Absolute fail



Another match I wanted to see was

England VS USA.

This would've been a very interesting game to see

But I had to sleep after watching the Korea VS Greece QQ.

But after witnessing absolute fail from England...

not so much.

Fail.

Absolute fail.

Epic fail.

(Insert adjective here) fail.

First Win

Republic of Korea,

is at the height of their superiority

in terms of a soccer team.

They have never had a soccer team as good as this one in the history of world cup.

We (I must add, easily. Greece posed no threat to us in this match) beat Greece 2-0

And now a match against Argentina awaits us.

To be honest, this match against Greece was the most important one,

since there's practically a zero chance against them

(I know how these faggots play, they sleep and have an affair with their own soccer balls.)

So in essence, we only need to win or tie against Nigeria.

We shall see how that goes...

Next one is on June 17th, 2010 at 5:00AM AGAIN...

This world cup is ruining my health...

(The lab was full of empty beer cans after the match. I should've taken a photo of it)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

WORLD CUP



THE TIME FOR OUR GLORY HAS COME.

WORLD CUP IS HERE!!!!

ON JUNE 12TH AT 5:00AM,

REPUBLIC OF KOREA FACES GREECE IN THEIR FIRST MATCH!!!

Props to ESPN for actually broadcasting the match~~

Wait

5:00AM

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Omfg..

I either have to stay up all night or wake up at 4:30AM.

Wait

There's a bigger problem

I don't have cable in my house................

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WHAT TO DO WITHOUT CABLE TO WATCH THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME OF THIS PLANET A GAME THAT IS WORTH SACRIFICING YOUR LIFE FOR JUST TO WATCH YOUR NATIONAL TEAM PLAY IN SOUTH AFRICA WALKING THE PATH OF GLORY WITH THE HONORIFIC SPORT KNOWN AS SOCCER BUT THE GOD HAS CURSED ME WITHOUT CABLE IN MY HOUSE BECAUSE I CANNOT AFFORD AND I DON'T NORMALLY WATCH TELEVISION BUT I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD CATCH MY FEET HERE DO I NEED TO STORM INTO SOMEONE'S HOUSE AND SAY "HEY THERE'S A FUCKING IMPORTANT GAME HERE, GTFO SO I CAN WATCH THE GAME" AND THEN BE ESCORTED BY POLICE 2 HOURS LATER JUST FOR INTRUDING IN SOMEONE'S HOUSE WITHOUT THEIR PERMISSION EVEN THOUGH THERE WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT GAME OF THIS PLANET IN MERELY TWO DAYS LOLOLOLLOLOOLLOLOOLO QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ


God damn this aggregates me so much. But wait, I hear a good news from one of my Korean friend: That the match will be broadcasted via ESPN3 (Online broadcast), but only available to the subscribers of QWEST.

Again, this led me nowhere because I have Bresnan instead of Qwest in my house. But I remembered that the ISP for the University happened to be Qwest.

I get to watch a soccer game from my office? That's new.

Well if anyone hears me screaming at 5 in the morning in the 5th floor of engineering building, you know who it is.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dinner

One of my Korean friend (hyung) invited me and my roommate (also hyung) over for a dinner. We sat there and talked for 7 hours about all kinds of subjects, including life in Wyoming, military, food, relationships all the typical stuff most Korean (guys) would discuss about when they are together.

Of all the subjects we talked about, the military and the relationship talk stood out to me the most. Every Korean male citizens are required to complete their compulsory military duty which lasts for 2 years before they turn 40. Most people completes it when they are in their early 20s. Due to my extraordinary circumstances of living in US ever since I was 12 and continuing my education, I had to put off my compulsory military service at least until I graduate.

Previously, I considered about fulfilling the requirement by working in a military-defense related job, because it would actually make use of the field I am studying in and I get paid (not great, but incomparable to regular service) at the same time, even though the length of the service is 4 years. Seeing how these two hyungs I mentioned can endlessly talk about what kind of military life they have learned, I further reconsidered my idea about how to complete my military duty. From what they claim (and I'm sure it's not false), even though the military life in Korea can be excruciating and pose a great challenge, the experience you retain is invaluable as it shapes you into a better person, potentially creating "a leader" out of yourself. The most challenging fight is the one against yourself after all.

The aspects regarding the difficulty of military life poses no consideration for me at all. Of course, I'd prefer an easier path but if that's not an option, I would certainly accept the alternative. However, what's most important is which path is most advantageous to not only myself, but to others that I care about. This is what gives me the most trouble in terms of selecting the right path. I will have to think very deeply and cautiously about this matter. I am glad though, to be presented with the other perspectives of military lives, whether biased or not.

Relationship talk was somewhat of a.. delicate matter for me to discuss about. Back few months, of the time when I was engaged, they were reluctant to share their opinions with me as they claim that I was very headstrong (more like stubborn) about marrying "the girl of my choice". Not very long, we broke up because we failed to settle our differences and truly understand each other while at the same time, I had a very hard time placing my trust on her. Nonetheless, everyone around me agreed that it was the best thing for me to do, as I am too young and am not quite in the position to be talking about something as crucially important as marriage, which can change the course of my life permanently. Ultimately speaking, I prevented myself from making one of the biggest mistakes but it was also a very good opportunity for me to realize that such decisions must be given the deepest and longest considerations with acknowledging the fact that it also affects the lives of other people that are close to you. Yes, the damage (mentally and financially) that was done to me after this ordeal was harsh but I also find it to be quite proper as my immature actions have hurt a lot of people.

The hyung that invited me over is now together with a Japanese girl whom he loves very much. They plan to get married within the end of this year. Even I can see that they are meant to be together. He said something about a famous saying which co-exists in Asian territory: "When it comes to food: Chinese. When it comes to wives: Japanese". We cracked up after hearing that, but based on what I've been hearing from a lot of people, maybe the latter part could very well be true, seeing how there has been a lot of successful interracial marriages particularly between Koreans and Japanese. Either way, this is an unrelated talk for me for time being. I need to properly situate myself into more of a stable position and become a better man before even discerning about such things. This will probably take many years.

Lastly, they asked me what I want to do with my life in general. So far, I could give out basic answers such as "I want to get a PH.D, finish my military duty, work and support my family". Then one of the hyung asked me again: "No no, what do YOU want to do with YOUR life? What is your ultimate goal? What do you strive for to make yourself happy?"

Such question at the moment, is impossible for me to answer. It makes me content seeing others become happy. It propels me to excel in what I do right now to support others for them to achieve happiness. It's not something I can achieve on my own. I am not stating that I am a type of a saint, egalitarian or even a masochist (albeit contradictory). Maybe it's the way I'm grown up, the things I've seen in my life or just my nature. I am certainly not a good person either, more of an evil person if I had to say. I've equally screwed over many people (both intentionally and unintentionally) as I helped others. Still, I want others that I care about to be happy with their life before mine, because that is the only way I can be happy.

This is why I cannot answer the question. Determined? Yes. For a purpose? Yes. For yourself? No. It's a void and a hollow prospect.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

North Korea....


그렇다...

북한에선 이것이 최고부자만 살 수 있다는 전설로만 듣던 액정콤퓨터다.

아놬ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 빛마우스, 건반드립ㅋㅋ