Sorry for the lack of activity lately. Been quite busy with the radio station gig, classes at Korea Maritime University and my private English lessons. The University also asked me to do an extra high school class this month making it even more busy recently.
Well, here’s something a little fun. If you’re interested in some new songs and possibly wanting to know what I listen to a bit these days, check out the Play List on my radio show here. The last song is usually called “Brandon’s Choice” and I usually try to play a song that I like or is upbeat. Sometimes it’s to make a point, but I aim for the entertaining. I do lean toward Hip Hop to be frank or K-pop like beats with the emphasis on songs that are relatively popular, just fyi. I like country and a few other genres once in a while.
a.k.a. Byung-hyu Na.
These days, I’ve been focusing on writing a book I’ve been wishing to complete for some time now. Actually, it replaces what I thought would be my first book titled “Hit or Stand.” I’m going to try and get this book done primarily for you great friends out there asking “So, why did you go to Korea?” and my boys who I hope some day will understand what their father was thinking all these years.
For now, I’m focusing on ER: The Urgency behind Korea’s Real Education Emergency or something like that. I have a few opinions on the future of South Korea and thought my 10 chapter book on it may help the future generations of Korea stay competitive despite Korea’s success thus far.
Back to the “day in the life of…” me…
These days, I focus a bit of time on Inside Out Busan at eFM 90.5. I should actually be writing for my radio show, in my opinion, but decided to take a couple hours for a break today since I feel like I’m non-stop with the radio show, my classes at the University and my privates which are nowadays on Wednesday, Saturday and a couple hours on Sunday. I’ve also been asked to do a couple more, but not sure if I want to spend more hours on Sunday and literally fail to have even a single weekend day off. The sad irony is that I’m still making less than I was before I decided to go solo and that I’m working every day of the week.
I do have Tuesdays through Thursday’s during the days off, but have to go into the station to do the show in the evenings so they’re just 1/2 days off with my only other day off being a 75% day off on Sunday. So, I guess I sort of have 2.25 days off split over 4 days. I use one of the half days though to catch up on sleep from the lack of it on my Mondays that are spent early in Korea Maritime University.
Oh before talking about my weekly schedule, I am very grateful in seeing my folks who visited recently. Also, on the near term horizon, I have Edwark Park, a Principal of a Chinese language school in or near San Diego, coming to visit. Looking forward to seeing Ed. What else? I think I need to find a cheap car for the winter as well. Any ideas anyone? Continue reading