Friday, January 16, 2015
I have a lot of vacation time this winter, so I'll be visiting the US January 20th - 30th and Japan February 14th - 24th. I'm not too excited about the trip to the US, but I'm glad to be going to Japan again. Being able to travel easily in Asia is one of the things I like about living in Korea.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
2014 flew by, I don't know what happened. It was not exactly a fun year like my previous years in Korea, but I was mostly productive and don't feel the year was wasted.
Last year I moved to Yongin and started working at a middle school. It's much better than my previous school. However the city is not better. I was very close to Seoul in 2013, now I'm in kind of a rural area.
This area isn't so bad though because I spent most of my free time doing CAD by myself, and much less time hanging out with friends. I spent a lot of time doing ZBrush. Much less time with Rhino. I put Rhino on hold for several months so I could concentrate on ZBrush, and just started using Rhino again regularly in November. Right now I can do a lot with Rhino, but still have a lot of limitations. I also started learning Modo a little, but I think I am going to spend more time with Rhino before I spend anymore time with Modo.
Since I am only doing CAD I don't have any new finished pieces, but I did have pieces I made years ago published at least twice in Art Jewelry magazine, and had two pieces published in a patina book.
In April I finally started taking Korean classes in Seoul. I took them till December. I think I made a lot of progress till about September when I started feeling sick of it all. Right now I'm completely unmotivated. I think I will take a break from studying for most of January.
Last January I visited the US for about 2 weeks. It was my first time back in almost 2 years. In August I went to Japan for about 2 weeks. I went to Yakushima, a place I have wanted to go for about 10 years. I also went to Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara, all places I have been to before.