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:: Dead Poets Society ::
A novel by N.H. Kleinbaum Based on the motion picture written by Tom Schulman.

Mr. Keating, the great teacher!
There are many good teachers in the world. I have a memory about a good teacher like Keating. It is very important to meet a good teacher in childhood. I think so. John Keating teaches his Welton junior to make them live their own extraordinary life. His philosophy is based on ‘carpe diem’. - It means 'seize the day!' -  Robin Williams acts John Keating. His acting was very inspiring. Keating teach English to student as well as to find own paths in a strict society where your path has already been selected. He was a man truly love his students.

If you want to meet Mr. Keating, say “O Captain! My Captain!”. =)

Film vs Novel
In frankly speaking, the novel was boring. I recommend to see a movie first, before you read this book.
Film :   ★★★★☆
Novel : ★★★☆☆

Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace (Odes 1.11). It is usually translated "seize the day". One interpretation of the phrase might be as an existential cautionary term, much like "eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die" with emphasis on making the most of current opportunities because life is short and time is fleeting. It has some connections with another Latin phrase, Memento mori.
from : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpe_diem

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The Wizard of Oz (Paperback) - Puffin Classics   L. Frank Baum (1856-1919) born in Chittenango, New York State

It’s a great joy to read a classic novel because there are beautiful stories. =) 'The Wizard of Oz' was written by L. Frank Baum in 1900. (Wow 106 years ago!) Baum also wrote another thirteen books about Oz. Oz is the wonderful land with magic and fantasy. There are Wizard, wicked Witch, Munchkins, wild beasts, winged monkeys, Winkies in the Oz. It is one of the best-known stories in American popular culture and has been widely translated. (also Korean)

I have a little memory about the TV animation 'The wizard of Oz' in my childhood. In my memory, characters of TV animation series are so cute and they show the good friendship. But I have no idea about the end of the story. I wonder what happened to Dorothy and her friends at the last. I could find full stories of 'Wizard of the Oz' in this book.

I recommend this book to everyone who want to bring back their memories about Dorothy and her friends. This book has wonderful stories with profusely illustrated. That's so goooooood!

ps : You can download e-book here.
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/55 It's all free.
'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum '

Over the rainbow ♬ (Click the play button below, song by Aselin Debison)
Somewhere, over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Somewhere, over the rainbow
Skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream

Really do come true
Some day I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are
far behind me
Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere, over the rainbow
Blue birds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh, why can't I? (x2)

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh, why can't I?

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Unresolved External...
It is a problem in a porting process of WebTide , a web application server which implemented J2EE specification, on HP-UX platform and it always print 'Unresolved External' on my terminal window in despite of my intensive effort. I'm really struggling with this issue with no clue of how to narrow down that whether the issue is in my environment, my build process or third-party's softwares...

I'm getting nervous. Because I must resolve this problem in limited time (3 days left).
I want to solve this problem!

I can do it. I believe ..
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Dear Buddhist monk Tom.

Merry Christmas!
How about becoming a Santa Claus this Christmas?
If this real happens, people will be impressed by this harmonic and pluralistic event.

First of all, Christmas is a holy day and it stands for belief, hope, and love. It is a paradigm of beyond human race and over any ethos. Belief, hope and love are fundamental factors in human life. Difference in religious belief cannot hinder this great paradigm.

Second of all, people will welcome this harmonic event.
It means Buddhist Santa Claus will open up the minds of two difference religions believers. The barrier may disappear from this event.

However, some people don't think that way. Because each religion has its own belief system. How can this be ignored?
But a religion seems to be a great philosophy leads human life.
If you broaden perspective, there is no difference in fundamental spirits.

Therefore, I hope to see a Buddhist Santa Claus every Christmas. It will provide a chance to understand each religion and feel each religion’s generosity.

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Merry Christmas!
I'm so happy that I could live with you in my life.
I think it was a real fortune for me to meet you.
Nowadays temperature is keeping under 0℃, it is very cold.
I worry about your health. Please take care of your self.
I really wish our friendship grows up highly day after day.
May your hope come true, your days be happy and bright.

Sincerely yours Sung-Shik.

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Here comes a Great Musician: The Real Group.

Do you know 'The Real Group'?  They come on this Wednesday and Thursday at Seoul Art Center. This is a cappella group lined up three men and two women. All of members are schoolmate of 'Sweden Royal Music Academy'. People love their very beautiful harmony and impressive voice. It is not much doubt about that they are winners of the 'Contemporary A cappella Recording Awards' frequently.

This group's major part is not only jazz and pop but also classic and world music.
Moreover, they try singing beautiful Sweden folk songs on their new album 'Stamning'. It will be a great live concert in Seoul Art Center likewise last three concerts.On this concert, they will be singing following songs, 'Walking Down the Street, 'I Sing You Sing', 'Song from the snow'. I want to see it. May be I am going to purchase the ticket. How about you?

Don’t miss it!

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Be cautious!

My office desktop computer has been infected by computer viruses and crashed last Friday.Who would not be frustrated with such programs like this?

The first indication of the infection is its slowness.
Most users do not think of it as oriented infection.
However, the PCs will only get slower with more errors.I thought the same way, too.

I had never imagined that my PC would be infected by a virus, but it was only a helpless wish of mine.I really regret that I had not been running anti-virus programs.

After all, I decided to reinstall the entire programs again.
It is going to take up a lot of time; at a boring thing to do! There is a famous Danish proverb, “Advice after mischief is like medicine after death.”

I truly believe that now.
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The great father of classical music, J.S Bach.

Do you know J.S Bach? I think that you know about him already.

Johan Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) was born in Deutschland in 1685. He had already showed splendd musical ability when he was young children. He was born into a musical family for many generations. It shows that his musical skill was not an accident.

However, his childhood vannot be described as being fortunate.He lost his parent when he was only 10 years old. It must be a traumatic experience.

From that time on he started cultivating his violin and organ skills in vicious circle of poverty. He was never frustrated and was able to overcome obstacles through his passion in music.

As a result, Bach could hand down a lot of masterpieces of classical music.
For instance, 'Brandenburg Concerto','Air (Aria on G string)','Goldberg Variations','Toccata in D minor',
'Rejouissance','The Art of The Fugue','St.Matthew Passion' and 'A Musical Offering' are a few of his best pieces.

He had also accomplished 'Polyphony' and 'Counterpoint'. (It is a composing theory.)
No doubt, J.S Bach was the great father of classical music.
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My favorite Rock Musician - Queen

I like Queen.
This rock band is a world famous group.

This rock band has many hit songs.
“We will rock you”, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We are the champions”, “love of my life” and “Crazy little things called love” are the songs that everyone must have heard at least once in his or her life.

I think Queen was a frontier of rock music.
They are the ones that opened a new genre called ‘opera rock.’
It is rock music in opera form.

For instance, something like that speech, story, scene, musical variation.I think “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a good example of opera rock genre. Its lyric is also very impressive, and even Freddie Mercury’s vocal is magnificent.

I really love his voice. Heaven sent the voice.
Sadly, he died in 1993, and I miss him very much.
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Coming soon, CrazySwing’s 12th Graduation Party!

There will be CrazySwing’s 12th graduation party in Harry & Peter Swing Jazz Bar on this Saturday.

I am a beginner’s class helper and and taking part in the performance’s practice on this week.
Although I am really busy with the part these days, I am truly excited about it.

Tonight’s practice is at Du-rae Culture Center (room 405) of Seoul National University at seven.
Now I am getting ready to go to the practice.

Wow, it is so dark outside already!
It will probably rain this evening, so I am taking my umbrella.