Showing up in news this month

Welcoming the delegates to the KPX Training on Power Market for Mongolia NDC

I had the pleasure of hosting the training of the Mongolian delegates at my workplace on the topics related to the power market earlier this month (December 14 to 18, 2015). It seems everyone was satisfied and I'm optimistic that KPX and Mongolia NDC will continue this program next year. The news of this activity is now making the rounds on the Korean media like so:

[Korea Economic Daily] [E2 News] [Electronic Times]

As with the photo above, the publicized photo of the completion ceremony shows me standing on the far right and the director of the Education Center on the far left. The seven delegates stand in the middle.

Meanwhile, another news concerning KPX appeared last week. It was about the annual promotion.

[Yonhap News] [Korea Economic Daily] [Electronic Times]

What was notable this time around is that it lists me as being promoted from Manager (κ³Όμž₯) to Deputy General Manager (μ°¨μž₯). This is the first 'real' promotion I got. The Mongolia NDC training probably helped me earn this, along with other stuff I've done for the company up to now. More work awaits me next year.
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Watching someone catch a home run ball

It was like picnic at the outfield stand of this baseball stadium

On May 30, 2015, my family went to see an NC vs. KIA baseball game at Gwangju KIA Champions Field with some other families I knew of. Half of the outfield stand was covered in grass, so it was like having picnic with a baseball game in view. There was even a sandbox for the kids to play in next to it. I felt that the whole set up was great.

The home run ball
During the bottom of the 2nd inning, which was about 40 minutes into the game that started on 5 PM, Lee Hong-Gu, a batter for KIA, hit a two-run home run to the center of the field. We saw that the ball was heading right towards the sandbox next to us. One of the guys in our group hurried towards it, and successfully fished out the home run ball out of the protective net.

That was the first time I've been able to see someone catch one in the action up close. Also, we got to hold the ball and take some pictures ourselves for fun, as well. It was the next best thing to catching the ball in person. This home run let KIA pull ahead of NC with a score of 1:3. But later in the game NC managed a grand slam that resulted in an upset. NC eventually won the game 11:6. That was all well and good because I'm an NC fan.

The whole family briefly captured in tiny pixels at the moment of home run

After the game, I wondered if we were caught on the broadcast and carefully pored over the highlights. This video in particular contained the scene with the home run in question: [Media Daum Sports]

Full video frame
Because we weren't directly in the line of sight and the camera didn't dwell on the scene after confirming the home run, I wasn't initially sure if we were caught in the camera at all. Then I did a frame-by-frame analysis. Eventually I found my family sitting at the far left end of the scene. I've put some arrows to make it more obvious, but you can also compare this to the first picture in this post as a reference. All in all, it was an experience to remember.

Blast from the past - Swing Live Fest 2005

Swing Live Fest from Kore on Vimeo.



I have to wonder if anyone remembers this now...
Because I wrote up about this experience the day after it happened.

Brings back so many memories. I nearly forgot I met all those musicians back then.
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Showing up in the news

Wesley in a screenshot of KBS News 9 for May 30, 2013
Situation in the situation room


Power supply/demand situation is getting a bit tight in Korea this year - there's this unusually hot weather coming up, and several large nuclear plants got shut down due to faulty parts being put into due to corruption.

As a result, power grid situation room is up and running early, and I'm taking part in the operation. This means I'll be showing up in the news broadcasts a few times throughout this summer. Yesterday saw some significant coverage from the media, and here are the results.

TV:
KBS News 9, May 30, 2013 (#1)
KBS News 9, May 30, 2013 (#2)
SBS 8 News, May 30, 2013
YTN News, 4PM, May 30, 2013

Photos:
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Interview with E2News now published

"Power Industry Personnel in the Spotlight" - Woo-Duk Chung, Deputy Manager
Like what happened last year, contents of a recent interview has just been published on a newspaper. It was with an industrial news outlet called "E2News" this time, dealing with the iPhone app I developed last August. I was glad my face was published along with the article, but sadly my last name was misprinted on the paper edition ("Cho" instead of "Chung") and that led to some confusion here and there. I requested a correction and the online and PDF versions reflect this properly.

For more details, see below.

- Online Article (Korean)

- PDF Version (See Page 6)


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