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Dr. Bonni Dichone

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Bonni Dichone

Assistant Professor

MSC Box 2615

Phone: (509) 313-3911

Office Location
Herak 219
Office Hours
Fall 2017: August 29 - December 8.

About Me

MembershipsPNW NeXT Fellow 2014 (MAA)
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
Mathematical Association of America (MAA)Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)
Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB)
Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM)
Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematical Honor Society)Phi Kappa Phi (National 4-Year University Honor Society)Phi Theta Kappa (National 2-Year College Honor Society)AlumnusSpokane Community College - A.A. Degree (2001)Whitworth University - Attended 2001, Lecturer (2006-2007)Eastern Washington University - B.A./M.S. Mathematics (2004/2005), Instructor (2003-2006)Washington State University - Ph.D. Mathematics (2011), Teaching Post-Doctorate (2012-2013), Instructor (2007-2012)Community Colleges of Spokane (Pullman) - Instructor (2010-2011)wsu   ewu   whitworth   ccs

Other LinksRate me!   Rate my Professor - Gonzaga (WSU Ratings)    (EWU Ratings)Artistry in Motion Dance and Performing Arts Studio - Ballet and Musical Theatre Dance Instructor, 2014-Present
MAM Artist - Actor
Graham Ballet Theatre - Principal Dancer, 2009-2013Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre - Dancer/Actor/Singer, 2004-2013PhD Comics - funny (and totally true) stuff! 
with my advisor and collaborator, Dr. David J. Wollkind

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with my husband, Paulo

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with my parents

MOZ Giraffe
in Mozambique, with family and a giraffe

5-13  ballet2   ballet
with Graham Ballet Theatre

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with Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre

a classical piano performance

some of my students (ages 10-adult) at Artistry in Motion Dance and Performing Arts Studio in Spokane, WA

In the most recent election, Aimee Maurer (’06) was elected as Spokane County District Court Judge in Position 7. Maurer has worked in the Court of Appeals, as Deputy Prosecutor, and in private practice. Maurer attended Gonzaga and Gonzaga Law as a part of her lifelong dedication to making a difference.

Tell us about yourself and your work

I was born in 1974 in South Korea and shortly after my birth I was placed in an orphanage. When I was six months old, I was blessed to be adopted. I grew up in Colville, Washington on a farm where I learned the value of a strong work ethic; to not to give up even when things get tough. In 2006, I returned to Korea, and visited the orphanage. When I returned home I came back with a renewed sense of my place in the world. I believe that I have a responsibility to repay the sacrifices and the blessings that have been poured into my life. My life was not a mistake and I am here for a reason, to make a difference. This mindset has followed me throughout the course of my career.
This is why I became an attorney, to represent the causes of my clients and to advocate on behalf of those who cannot represent themselves.
I started my legal career with the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division III, where I issued ruling recommendations for my judge. I immensely enjoyed that experience. I then joined the Spokane County Prosecutor’s Office where I had the honor of representing the State of Washington as a Deputy Prosecutor and helping to protect the citizens of Spokane County. In 2009, I went into private practice where I focused on litigating tort claims. I have had the privilege of representing clients both in their capacity as plaintiffs, and as defendants, in a number of areas involving personal injury and/or property loss. These including construction defects, irrigation districts, agricultural losses, aircraft accidents, commercial losses, products liability claims, wrongful death claims, transportation claims, car accident claims, and large loss fire/arson claims. This is why I became an attorney, to represent the causes of my clients and to advocate on behalf of those who cannot represent themselves.
Most recently I was elected to serve as a Spokane County District Court Judge for position number 7. I am immensely honored and humbled to be elected and I will work hard for the citizens of Spokane.

What do you most enjoy about your profession?

The best part of my job is that I am always getting to learn new things.
The best part of my job is that I am always getting to learn new things. As part of my practice I often get the opportunity to work with technical experts. I have worked with orthopedists, neurologists, chiropractors, physiatrists, origin and cause experts, engineers, toxicologists, forensic computer experts, etc…each time I have learned something new. What can be better than learning something from someone who is an expert in their field? It is truly fascinating, listening to people talk about something that they love and have studied their entire lives.

What is the most challenging aspect of your profession?

The greatest challenge about my job is a reality that touches each of us in various degrees and that is resources. In today’s economic climate where people are struggling to pay their mortgages, bills, and medical expenses, imagine adding to those bills the cost of litigation. My concern is, and always has been, that only those with resources, or access to resources, will be able to afford representation and representation often equals justice. It is very hard to navigate the legal system as a pro se party, not impossible, but extremely difficult. As attorneys it is incumbent upon us to be sensitive to these issues and to volunteer our time or donate to volunteer lawyer programs. Because, often those who cannot afford legal representation are also those most vulnerable and in need of assistance.

Why did you choose to attend law school?

It has always been important to me that I live a life of service…
Justice is something that has always been important to me. I wanted to stand in the gap for other people and be their voice and advocate. I also wanted to be a judge and I set that as a goal from early in my career. It has always been important to me that I live a life of service and return the blessings that have been so generously poured into my life.

How has your Gonzaga education influenced your career?

I attended Gonzaga University both for my undergraduate degree and my law degree. When I first enrolled, I was a “non-traditional” student, meaning I was a single mother of two. On a personal level, the encouragement and overwhelming support I received from Gonzaga was the single reason I was able to complete my education and pursue my goals and dreams. On an academic level, they prepared me for the rigors of the working world. The education I received sharpened my analytical thinking, broadened by global view and challenged me to grow as an individual. Every day, I am grateful to have had the incredible blessing of attending Gonzaga.

What else are you passionate about?

I am passionate about my family. My husband, Joshua (’07), also attended Gonzaga School of Law and my oldest daughter attends Gonzaga Prep. My oldest son will enroll in Gonzaga Prep in the fall and our youngest is in first grade. So, of course, we are passionate about Gonzaga Basketball! In my spare time, I also enjoy volunteering and have been actively involved with Spokane First Night, Spokane Rotary South Hill, Spokane Downtown Kiwanis, and Spokane Washington Women Lawyers.
In the most recent election, Aimee Maurer (’06) was elected as Spokane County District Court Judge in Position 7. Maurer has worked in the Court of Appeals, as Deputy Prosecu[...]

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Hello. Welcome to my blog. I suppose colophon is a fancy word used to describe the fuss of this 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 years old guy named Nathan W. Kester. Well, I’m somebody who is a Korean-American guy who was adopted by my parents and has enough time to bother with this kind of stuff and think it is the greatest thing ever since a man invented a wheel or sliced bread. Don’t you think it is neat enough that we’re sort of communicating right now?
If we were to ever meet in person, our ability to communicate will be slightly different than most. That’s because I’m Deaf and use American Sign Language natively. If you know the language, it’s hardly an issue, otherwise we can use technology like this or just use old plain paper and pen, then write.

The Site…

This is my 10th year running this blog. You can see the first ever entryhere. Originally started as a playground to test latest web development and what I can do with it, it has turned into a somewhat personal blog that focuses on topics varying from my deafness, hobbies (golf, sports, food, writing) and my ever quenching knowledge/curiosity about technology—of what we can make of it, like you wouldn’t be reading this very post without a working OS, your computer, has an Internet access, and your ability to move a mouse.
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 "동해 THE EAST SEA of Korean Peninsula before 1910"

특선 다큐 8664회 – 너의 이름은 동해

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바이칼 Baikal Lake
바이칼 호
바이칼 호 
(관련어도움말 바이칼호수)
대단한 지구여행 학생백과 > 과학
지구 상에는 많은 호수가 있지만 시베리아의 오지에 숨어 있는 바이칼(Baikal)호만큼 관심을 끄는 호수는 드물다. 이 호수는 달리 부르는 이름도 많아서 ‘성스러운... 더보기
부제 시베리아


Reading Korean Consonants and Vowels using this homemade A-Z Chart! 

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    In order to read Korean Consonants and Vowels; start by organizing Korean Consonants and Vowels in corresponding A-Z.
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    A-Z Chart listing corresponding Korean Consonants and Vowels :: Coreanglish A-Z : FlashCardDatadefinitionsymbolsㅐ,ㅏ,ㅓ, ㅔAㅂBㅋ,ㅊCㄷDㅇ, ㅣ, ㅔ, ㅐEscrape lower lip with front teeth (no F in K-Alphabet)Fㄱ, ㅈGㅎHㅇ, ㅣ, ㅏㅣ,ㅓIㅈJㅋK애오 러어 ㅗ ㅛLㅁMㄴNㅗ ㅓ ㅏOㅍ ㅃPㅋQㄹ 아알 뤄 얼 열Rㅅ ㅆSㅌ ㄷTㅠ ㅜ ㅛ ㅓUScrape front teeth and bottom lipV더블유우 = ㅝW익ㅅ ㅈX이이 이 ㅛYVibrate G sound while top and bottom teeth are clenchedZㅂ ㄷ ㅈ ㄱ ㅃ ㄸ ㅉ ㄲ ㅍ ㅌ ㅊ ㅋ ㅅ ㅎ ㅆ ㅁ ㄴ ㅇ ㄹ19 K Consonantsㅣ ㅔ ㅚ ㅐ ㅏ ㅗ ㅜ ㅓ ㅡ ㅢ ㅖ ㅒ ㅑ ㅛ ㅠ ㅕ ㅟ ㅞ ㅙ ㅘ ㅝ21 K vowels
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    A =  makes the Korean sounds; Ah+ EE = eh, Ah, Uh, Uh+ee=EHㅐ,ㅏ,ㅓ, ㅔA
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    B= makes the Korean Sound "Beuh"ㅂB
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    C= makes the Korean Sounds "Keuh" and "CH"ㅋ,ㅊC
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    D= makes the Korean sound "deuh" as in D sound in Door. ㄷD
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    E= makes sounds; "ng", "E", "Uh+Ee=eh", "Ah+ee=Eh"ㅇ, ㅣ, ㅔ, ㅐE
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    scrape lower lip with front teeth (no F in K-Alphabet)F
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    G= makes "G" in Girl and "Ge" in George.ㄱ, ㅈG
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    H= makes the "H" sound in Hat.ㅎH
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    i = makes sounds; "ng", "ee", "ah-ee", "uh"ㅇ, ㅣ, ㅏㅣ,ㅓI
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    J=makes "J" in "Jesus"ㅈJ
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    K= makes the "K" sound in "Kramer"ㅋK
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    L = makes sounds; "Eh-Oh", "Luh-UH", "Oh", and "Yoh"애오 러어 ㅗ ㅛL
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    M= ㅁ= makes the sound "M" as in "Mouth"
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    N = makes the sound "N" as in Noseㄴ
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    Letter O makes three Korean Sounds; (ㅗ  as in Oh) , (ㅓ as in uh)  , (ㅏ as in AH)
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    ㅍ as in "P" of Pizza,  ㅃ as in "accented Omlout double sound uniquely in Korean Vocab for the word ,Kissing, "Phoh-Phoh".
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    Q makes the sound ,ㅋ, as in "K" sound.
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    ㄹ as in R of Robot, 아알 as Ah-Are,  뤄  as in Ruh, 얼 as in Uh-UhLR, 열 as in YUH-UH-UHLR
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    ㅅ as in School,  ㅆ as in Sun.
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    ㅌ as in T of Toy,  ㄷ as in TH of The
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    U makes the sounds;ㅠ as in U, ㅜ as in OOH,  ㅛ as in YOH,  ㅓas in UH
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    Scrape front teeth and bottom lipV
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    W makes the sounds ; 더블유우 as in DUH-V-YOO,  ㅝ as in WUH
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    X makes the sounds; "익ㅅ as in EEHK-S" ,  "ㅈ as in  J in Juice"
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    Y makes the sounds; 이이 long ee,  이  short e , ㅛ yoh.
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    There's no Korean Consonant nor Vowel to spell English "Z"; Vibrate G sound while top and bottom teeth are clenched
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    ㅂ ㄷ ㅈ ㄱ ㅃ ㄸ ㅉ ㄲ ㅍ ㅌ ㅊ ㅋ ㅅ ㅎ ㅆ ㅁ ㄴ ㅇ ㄹ19 K Consonants
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    21 Korean VOWELS; ㅣ ㅔ ㅚ ㅐ ㅏ ㅗ ㅜ ㅓ ㅡ ㅢ ㅖ ㅒ ㅑ ㅛ ㅠ ㅕ ㅟ ㅞ ㅙ ㅘ ㅝ
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    Snow – S in snow is not accented (School)ㅅ
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    Sun ( Accented Double S)ㅆ
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    Ph^oh – Ph^oh (aka Kiss) Pororo the Penguinㅃ
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    Theu^h -Guh-Wuh-Yoh ( aka It’s Hot!)ㄸ
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    Zhee^t^-Juh-Yoh ( aka Rip it!)ㅉ
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    Khah^ng-Tohng ( Aluminum Can)ㄲ 까
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    ㅊ ( used as Consonant sound of CH in CHew)ch
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    ㅇ (if used as Consonant always in order 3)ng
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    넓 r +b ( two letters combined to make the Consonant Sound in Order 3 )rb ( Sample of 4; 넓), N, Uh, R B.
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    읽 r+g ( two letters combined to make the ONE Harmonious Consonant sound in Order 3)rg
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    ㅇ (if used as CONSONANT placed in Order 1 that makes VOWEL sounds of 3 letters e in Cheese + y in shiny + i of IN )i
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    Korean Characters are placed in minimum of TWO (ex 나 ) and maximum of # ? (ex 옴 ) placements to create a word; 옴 ( ㅇ ) ‘letter O’ is the Consonant on Order 1 ( ㅗ ) is a vowel sound ‘oh’ in Order 2b ( ㅁ) is the supporting Consonant in Order 3 ( # ? characters combined makes the ONE Harmonious Flat Sound ‘ Ohm’ ) order 1 + order 2b + order 3three (옴; i, oh, m)
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    나 ( ㄴ) is the N sound of a Consonant placed on order1 and (ㅏ ) is the Ah sound of a Vowel in order 2a ( # ? characters combined make the one Flat Sound ‘NAH’ ) order 1 + order 2atwo
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    ㅔ as in "UH+EE=EH" ( same sound as ㅐ aka Ah+Ee=Eh )Eh
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    ㅚ as in "Oh+EE=WEH"weh
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    ㅐ ( same sound as ㅔ )Eh
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    ㅡ ( grunting sound made when punched on the tummy)euh
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    ㅢ ( makes similar sounds euh or euhee )euhee
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    yehㅖ  as in YUH+EE=YEH or ㅒas in YAH+EE=YEH
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    J, / Geoㅈ
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    Schoolㅅ ㄲ ㅜ ㅜ ㅗ
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    Toyㅌ,ㅗ,이 이
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    EnglishReading  language BunJee Jump modeled Sounds 1.up slow 2. Hold on top 3 Drops quickly to swing in mid air without hitting the ground – do not drop the last syllableKoreanReading ? language Sounds are FLAT and drops down at end
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    Twirledㅌ,ㅝ,ㅓㄹ,ㅗ,*,ㄷ (note; * means ‘ no sound ‘)
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    KoreanReading Korean language Sounds are FLAT and drops down at end
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    VaseV,애 애,ㅆ , * (note; * means ‘ no sound ‘)
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    Wineㅝ,아이,ㄴ, * (note; * means ‘ no sound ‘)
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    adultsㅓ,ㄷ,ㅓ,ㅗ, (ㅌ silent 't') ,ㅅ
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    xylophoneㅈ,ㅏ ㅣ,러,ㅓ,PH, ㅗ,ㄴ, * (note; * means ‘ no sound ‘)
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    greatㄱ,뤄,애 애,ㅌ
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    zorro“ㅈ”,ㅗ,ㅓㄹ ,뤄,ㅗ ( Character “ㅈ”-Clench teeth and vibrate letter G to get letter “Z” sound )
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    Bridge- ㅂ (*뤄 ,ㅣ*) ㄷ ㅈ =(ㅂ, *뤼*, ㄷ, ㅈ) THIS is ??? Pronunciation Native English Pronunciation
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    Bridge pronunciation; First part ( go up slowly and increase the sounds) ㅂ-뤼 Second part (hold the sound) ㄷ Third part ( drop the sound quickly, but swing it upward) ㅈ
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    Pronunciation Konglish Pronunciation= Bridge= 브릿지 in Korean Native Pronunciation sounds "B-Rit-Jee";  While in English Sounds "B-RID-GEE" where B climbs up to "RID" and drops half way to "GEE".
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    toyㅌ,ㅗ,이 이
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About Us;  

Relocation Specialist, $60hr and/or $1000/mo ; 


HRiS::aka Human Resource & interpreter Solutions:: Portions of the profits will go toward supporting musician Pak by purchasing his CD's "Love you Better", a song dedicated to parents in better loving one's spouse to better understanding his/her offspring;(From a parent to his/her child given parental guidance as in Fred Rogers' Neighborhood message of good.)

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a. Relocation Specialist offers via email/call replies to Relocation questions on K-12 schooling,School District and Colleges as well as neighborhood shopping trends, housing, holiday (Farmer's Market, Parades, fairs, Holiday fireworks), and interpreter/translation inquiries.

b. Relocation Specialist meeting at YMCA Community Center and/or City Hall Meeting Room; Given answering call to social obligation in giving back to the community; with each increasing year's tax returns after filing annual April15th taxes; gifting freebie vending machine snacks to hard at work grocery store cart collectors out in the heat and/or cold, to hard at work Waste Management crews helping to keep our neighborhoods clean, hard at work Garbage Trucks that daily am grateful to, hard at work construction crew, to hard at work public transportation bus/metro staff, to hard at work at local grocery stores and local business staff.  Also portion of the gifting will be sent to Jungto Society of Korea in hopes to aide the feeding of the poor in South Korea as well as living in North Korea in hopes for a unified Korean Peninsula as East and West Berlin unified and in 1968 unified "Deutschland's Corporations" started paying back for past war crimes to various persons with disabilities as well as to those of religious backgrounds and pow's.

*Owner of HRiS Relocation Specialist pre-requisite; 

1 of 8. High School Graduate with or without disabilities.

2 of 8.Bachelor
s degree or higher preferred with or without disabilities.

3 of 8. Human Resources Orientation and 
12months Onboarding mentorship prerequisite for those with or without disabilities.

4 of 8.  Self Employment licensing as freelancer; Career income earned as ;

a. English as Second Language Linguistics Instructor for those relocating to USA where his/her English is second language.

b.  Voice Actor for recording textbooks for those wanting peer tutors in classroom.

c.  American Sign Language instructor

d.  Pet Sitter affiliated with YMCA and Pet Stores in the neighborhood near YMCA location.

5 of 8. $60hr and/or $1000/mo as Relocation Specialist Franchise Owner whom job shadowed HRiS Owner for 12months at public locations (YMCA Community Center Conference Room and/or City Hall Conference Room; never alone in enclosed area/room.  Always job shadowing in publically safe open locations)

6 of 8. Providing income for those with Autism and/or disabilities medically approved by Social Security Administration's SSDI disability criteria; Assisting K12 High School Diploma obtainment to using Running Start 2years to obtain Associates in American Sign Language Degree to Bachelor's degree in BEd Education-Reading Specialist and/or American Sign Language Linguistics to PhD Linguistics from University of Washington,Seattle,WA campus given Tutor Aide.

7 of 8.  Answering Social Obligation Call of Duty to provide housing, transportation, groceries, independence, YMCA membership; career income for all.

8 of 8. Business Plan affiliating Pet Store Owners/ Pet Grooming Business Owners/ Pet Sitter hourly rate self employment entrepreneurs with and/or without disabilities to obtain career income as "Pet Sitters" while pet owner works out maximum 2hours at YMCA.

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‘제빵 월드컵’ 첫 제패한 한국 제빵사들
2012 Korean Bakers win first place at Coupe du Mondede la Boulangerie
2016 한국 제빵사들이 사상 처음 ‘제빵 월드컵’(Coupe du Mondede la Boulangerie블랑즈리"  )에서 정상에 올랐다.

박용주, 김종호, 이창민씨 등 3명으로 구성된 한국팀은 9일(현지시간) 프랑스 파리 근교 빌팽트에서 막을 내린 제9회 제빵 월드컵에서 1위를 차지했다.

2위는 대만, 3위는 프랑스 팀에게 각각 돌아갔다.

1992년 창설된 이 대회에서 한국이 1위를 차지하기는 이번2016이 처음이다.

제빵 월드컵은 4년마다 한 번씩 열리며 이번 대회에는 프랑스, 미국, 러시아, 한국, 중국, 일본, 대만 등 12개국이 참가했다.

이번 대회 참가팀은 바게트와 빵, 크루아상 등 비에누아즈리, 예술 빵 등 3개 부문에서 경쟁했다.

올해 예술 빵 주제는 각국 스포츠로 한국팀은 말을 타고 활 쏘는 사람을 형상화한 작품을 냈다.@heraldcorp.com

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Kim Insooni; Born1957 (age 60)Insooni was born to an African-American father and a South Korean mother in April 1957 in Pocheon, Gyeongi Province, and her upbringing was fraught with difficulties from discrimination against minorities which was severe during this time in South Korea THAT WAS ENCROACHED, COLONIZED, Properties STOLEN BY FOREIGN EUROPEANS, RUSSIANS, and JAPANESE-56Tribed CHINESE that fought on KOREAN SOIL displacing Korean Diaspora. Insooni has commented that "while attending school I felt like I was dirty compared to my classmates."[1] In-Soon graduated from Cheongsan Middle School of Yeoncheon, Gyeonggi Province, and having had enough of the difficulties didn't continue her education through high school.

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Viktor Robertovich Tsoi was born in Leningrad on 21 June 1962. He was the only child of Valentina Vasilyevna Tsoi (née Guseva) (1939–2009), a Russian schoolteacher, and Robert Maksimovich Tsoi (1937–), a Soviet-Korean engineer.[3] Tsoi's Korean ancestry can be traced back to SongjinHamgyongKorea (today's KimchaekNorth Korea), where his great-grandfather Choi Yong-nam was born.[4] Tsoi's parents divorced in 1973, but remarried in 1974.[5]
From 1974 until 1977, Tsoi attended a middle art school, where he was a member of the band Palata № 6.[6] From 1977, he attended the Serov Art School, until he was expelled in 1979 for poor performance.[7] Afterwards, he attended SGPTU-61, where he was studying to become a wood carver.[8] In his youth, he was a fan of Mikhail Boyarsky and Vladimir Vysotsky, and later Bruce Lee, after whom he started modelling his image.[9]
Viktor lived with his wife, Marianna Tsoi (née Rodovanskaya, May 5, 1959 - June 27, 2005),[10] and his son Alexander (born 1985). During the filming of Assa, Tsoi met Nataliya Razlogova, the director's assistant. Tsoi later fell in love with Razlogova, and only stayed with Marianna for the sake of their son.
Tsoi lived a poor life, with Marianna saying that they couldn't even afford a proper wedding dress. Most of his albums were illegally passed around and hence not much money actually came to him and the band.[11] He worked and lived in the boiler room of Kamchatka. He previously also worked in Kyiv, Ukraine, however when the authorities found out he was illegally working, they sent him back to MoscowVictor Tsoi 1986 cropped.jpg
BornViktor Robertovich Tsoi
21 June 1962
LeningradRussian SFSRSoviet Union
Died15 August 1990 (aged 28)
Sloka - Talsi highway, Latvia
Cause of deathTraffic collision
Resting placeBogoslovskoye Cemetery, Leningrad
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • poet
  • composer
  • actor
  • stoker
ChildrenAleksandr Tsoi
  • Robert Tsoi
  • Valentina Tsoi
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Associated acts

Ansan Bugok Presbyterian Church 
Worship with English interpretation every Sunday morning at 11:00 and evening at 7:30 p.m. followed by fellowship among foreign and English-speaking Korean members.

Int'l Lutheran Church, Seoul, Korea 726-39, Hannam 2-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-212 

(downtown Seoul near Chungbu Police Station) International Worship in English (IWE) has three services each week. Sunday at 10:00 AM (Service Building rm 504) and 3:00 PM (Mission Chapel) as well as Wednesday 8:00 PM 

Yoido Full Gospel Church 
Senior Pastor: Dr. Yonggi Cho. Service with simultaneous interpretation in English at 7 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Japanese and Chinese interpretation also provided at 9 and 11 a.m. 

Yongsan Baptist Church 
Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and English-language worship service at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery care available. Located near the Crown Hotel in Yongsan. Pastor Bill Ecton

Seoul International Baptist Church (SIBC) 
We are an English speaking church providing encouragement, Christian fellowship, and an emphasis on a real and growing relationship with God through His Son, Jesus. We believe that the Bible is God's Word and provides direction, advice, and strength for living. Come join us as together we discover God's great plans for each of our lives. Our worship service time is, Sunday at 11AM. Senior pastor is Dr. Dan Armistead.

English Sunday service at 11:20am in Westminster Hall, and Friday Bible study at 7:00pm in Rm 603. The church is easily accessible: by subway, Daechi station (line 3), or by taxi (across from well-known Eunma Apt). Led by Rev. Joshua Cho (expat Korean-American)

Worship with the English-speaking community: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages at 11 a.m. Located in Foreigner's Cemetery Park, north of the Yanghwa Bridge. An evangelical and international church.  Rev. Prince Charles.

Somang Presbyterian Church 
English-language worship service "Voice of Hope" at 2 p.m. Sundays. English sunday school from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at basement 3-1 of Missionary Hall. Preacher, pastor Robert von Oeyen. Located in Shinsa-dong, Kangnam-gu. 

Onnuri English Ministry at Yangjae 
Make us your home church away from home. 11 a.m. Service at the Onnuri Church Yangjae campus at Yangjae-dong 55, Seocho-gu, near Yangjae station (Line 3). Baby-sitting and Children's Sunday School provided. Pastor Leo Rhee

Daeduk Hanbit Presbyterian Church 
English Worship Service every Sunday at 12:15 p.m.

Christ Freedom Assembly Seoul 
(Pentecostal Int'l Church) Worship with us and experience God's transformation. English worship service: Sunday 10 a.m Wednesday 7:30 p.m: Bible Study Friday 8:30 p.m: Prayer Meeting with Rev. Bill O Joshua Ph.D Itaewon-dong 36-23 Behind Crown Hotel

Yongsan Chapel Community 
Mass at Memorial Chapel  at 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon Sundays. South Post Chapel Mass at 9 a.m. and Catholic religious education at 10 a.m. Sundays. Just a note that Mass times on post have changed. Mass on Sunday at South Post chapel is at 8 a.m. with religious education at 9:30 a.m.

Itaewon International Church 
Contemporary Christian worship services in English language are available for all foreigners. Mass in English at 8 p.m Thursdays. The Church is located in Itaewon on Bogwangdong-gil. Call Pastor Roger Kim 

Iyewon Church 
Mass in English at 3 p.m. Sundays. The Church is located in Deungchon-Dong, Gangseo-Gu. Call Ju, Dong Ho 

Shinil Church 
2:00 p.m. Sunday English worship service with fellowship
4:00 p.m. Sunday Bible Study
8:00 p.m. Wednesday night praise and prayer
7:30 p.m. Friday night get together
Located by Yaksu station on lines 3 & 6, exit 3, turn right at Hana Bank.
Contact: Pastor Terry Cobban 

Seventh-Day Adventist 
English language service at SDA Language Institute in the Seoul Adventist Hospital compound Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. (Sabbath School) and 11 a.m. (church service).Service is also provided at the 121st Evacuation Hospital Chapel in Yongsan.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 
English-language worship service at the Cheongwoon-dong chapel  near the Chahamun Tunnel commencing with sacrament meeting at 12:30 p.m. Call Corey Turner 

The Community of JOY (in Daejeon City) 
Our ministry is to the English speaking persons living in Daejeon Metropolitan City and surrounding areas. Our Sunday morning worship begins at 10 a.m. in the Siloam Center (Chung Nam First Methodist Church.) The style of worship is contemporary. Immediately following the worship, we have a time of refreshment & Adult Bible study follows. We are located in Tanbang-dong, Seo-gu -- situated less than a kilometer from the Lotte Department Store. For more information, call the church office

Inter-denominational English language church for the international community in Incheon. Sunday services at 4.30pm in Jooan Methodist Church near to Jooan Station. Led by Pastor Stuart Read

Worldwide Community Church 
Location: Sam San Chil Dan Ji, Bupyeong Gu, Inchoen, close to Seoul and Bucheon. We welcome everyone to our English language service at 2:00 PM on Sundays. Everyone here is very friendly, and we want to meet you! Please visit our website for more info including directions

Roman Catholic
Myongdong Cathedral 
Weekday Mass in Korean at 6:30, 7 a.m. and 6, 6:30 p.m., Sunday Mass at 7, 9, 10 and 11 a.m., preceeded by confession in English. 

Seodaemun Catholic Church 
English Mass at 12:00 noon every Sunday. Seodaemun Catholic Church is located two blocks from Seodaemun Subway Station (line number 5) exit 2.

Hyewha-dong Catholic Church 
Tagalog Mass every Sunday at 1:30 p.m. for Filipinos.

Catholic International Parish of Seoul 
Celebrates Mass in the Franciscan Chapel at Hannam-dong across from Hannam Village Apts. Pastor Vipporio Di Nardo and the entire parish community welcome you to attend our weekly celebrations. English Mass by Father Paolo Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m.; French Mass by Father Durand Saturdays at 6 p.m.; German Mass by Father Wilhelm Schulte sundays at 10 a.m.; and Italian/Spanish Mass Sundays at 11 a.m. 

Songbuk-dong Church 
English Mass every Sunday at 10 a.m. H.O Choi

Yongsan Chapel Community 
Mass at Memorial Chapel5 p.m. Saturdays and noon Sundays. South Post Chapel Mass at 9 a.m. and Catholic religious education at 10 a.m. Sundays.Just a note that Mass times on post have changed. Mass on Sunday at South Post chapel is at 8am with religious education at 9:30am

Inchon Catholic International Community 
English Mass at 4 p.m. Sundays by Father Raymond T. Sabio at the Inchon Cathedral in Tap-dong, Inchon. Everyone welcomed. 

Ansan Won-gok Church 
English and Tagalog Mass at 3 p.m. Ilkun's House 

Suwon Godeung-dong Church 
English Mass at 4:30 p.m. for foreign workers. People of all nationalities are welcome. 

Songnam Songnam-dong Church 
Mass for foreign workers at 12:30 p.m. 

Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in Korea 
St.Nicholas Cathedral in Ahyon-Dong, Mapo, Seoul, Sundays and Feasts, Divine Liturgy in Korean at 10 a.m. St. Maxim Chapel, Divine Liturgy in Slavonic, 1st and 3rd Sunday, at 10 a.m.; 2nd Sunday in English, 4th Sunday in Greek. 

Annunciation Orthodox Church 
Located in Taechong-dong, Chung-gu, Pusan Divine Liturgy, at 10 a.m. Sundays and vespers at 5 p.m. Saturdays.

Jewish Services of EUSA 
On the South Post of the Eighth U.S. Army base in Yongsan, in the Jewish Activities Center Building 4100, Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.  Larry Rosenberg 


The Guiding Zen Master of Jungto Society Ven. Pomnyun Sunim is the founder and Guiding Zen Master of Jungto Society. He entered Buddhist Sangha as a novice guided by his teacher, Ven. Bulshim Domoon Sunim, at Boonwhangsa Temple, South Korea, in 1969, and was ordained a bhikku by his teacher in 1991. He is not only a Buddhist monk and Zen master but also a social activist who leads various movements such as ecological awareness campaign; promotion of human rights and world peace; and eradication of famine, disease, and illiteracy.   Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, a respected Buddhist monk and activist, began humanitarian assistance to North Korea immediately after the 1995 flood when the famine situation arose in 1995 and had published reports on the ‘North Korean Food Crisis’, ‘North Korean Refugees Situation’ and the ‘Comprehensive Reports on the Human Rights Issues in North Korea’. He is the chairman of The Peace Foundation in Seoul, which supports policy research and analysis aimed at Korean unification and humanitarian issues in North Korea. He concurrently serves as the chairman of Good Friends for Peace, Human Rights, and Refugee Issues, whose weekly publication “North Korea Today” provides detailed, up-to-date information about conditions on the ground in North Korea. Venerable Pomnyun is also chairman of the Join Together Society, an international relief agency with offices worldwide, including in North Korea. He has worked extensively to supply humanitarian aid to famine victims in North Korea and defend the human rights of North Korean refugees in China. He is also a Zen master with the Seoul-based JungTo Society, which he originally established in 1988 to facilitate self-improvement through volunteerism. Jungto Society’s motto is ‘Open Mind, Good Friends, and Clean Earth.’ Ven. Pomnyun Sunim has been advocating a new paradigm of civilization movement in which everyone is happy through practice, creates a happy society through active participation in social movements, and protects our environment and the Earth, the mother of all living things, through a simple life style. As part of the new paradigm movement, he founded Join Together Society in 1994 to eradicate famine in developing countries; Eco Buddha in 1994 to protect the environment; and Good Friends in 1999 to advocate human rights, help refugees, and promote world peace. He also established The Peace Foundation, a private research institute, in 2004, to bring permanent peace, stability, and unification to the Korean Peninsula. Through these organizations, he has devoted himself to advocating human rights, eradicating famine, disease, and illiteracy in many countries (Afghanistan, India, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and North Korea) and promoting peace on the Korean Peninsula. In recognition of his efforts to promote peace and human rights, the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Peace and International Understanding was granted to Ven. Pomnyun Sunim in September 2002. Ven. Pomnyun Sunim’s easy, clear, and insightful advice based on Buddha’s teachings shows us how to be happy and free in our daily life. His books and Dharma talks available in audio cassettes, CDs, video files on the website, and DVDs have had great appeal to many people.
Books (Korean) The Way to the Unification of the Korean Peninsula / The Harmony of Work and Buddhist Practice/ Looking for Happiness in the World – In Search of a Hopeful Paradigm for Society / New Leadership for Future Generation / Buddhism and Peace / Buddhism and Environment / Commentaries I and II on the Diamond Sutra / Commentary on the Heart Sutra / The Frog Jumped Out of a Well / A Treatise for Young Buddhist Practitioners / Buddha–The Life and Philosophy / Engaged Buddhism / Eastern Philosophy and Environmental Issues/ It’s OK to Make Mistakes / Wisdom for Marriage /  Wisdom for Mothers / Buddha – The Life and Philosophy / Prayer / The New Century / Enlightenment/ Lecture on The Diamond Sutra/ Wisdom for Life Books (English) True Happiness True Freedom True Wisdom Awards 1998 Kyobo Environmental Education Award, Korea 2000 Manhae Propagation Award, Korea 2002 Ramon Magsaysay Peace and International Understanding Award, Philippines 2006 DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Peace Prize, Gangwon Province, Korea. 2007 National Reconciliation and Cooperation Award, Korean Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation, Korea 2011  POSCO Chungam Award, POSCO Chungam Foundation 2011  Reunification and Culture Award, Reunification and Culture Research Institute, Segye Daily
1585-16 Seocho3-Dong, Seocho-Gu, Seoul, Korea

Lotus Lantern Int'l Buddhist Center 
Located in Sokyok-dong, Chongno-gu, the center offers Buddhism in English on Saturday at 5:30-7:00 p.m., Meditation on Thursdays at 7-8:30 p.m., and Sutra Class on Friday 

Seoul Central Masjid 
Juma Prayers in the Korean, Arabic and English languages at 1 p.m. Fridays. Weekdays five times daily - one hour and 20 minutes before sunrise, at 1 and 4 p.m., at sunset and one and a half hours after sunset - at the mosque in Hannam-dong, Yongsan.

Jehovah's Witnesses Seoul English Congregation 
Meetings on Friday at 7:30 - 9:15 p.m. and Sunday at 2-3:45 p.m. The Kingdom Hall is on the fifth floor of the Hannam Building above the International Clinic across Cheil Communications building.

Hinduism: ISKCON Seoul temple 
Darshan daily 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aarti & kirtan, Sunday 2 p.m. to 8p.m. Bhagavd Gita classes in English, Hindhi, Korean followed by Maha Prasadam at Haebongchon (near Itaewon),

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Pope Francis: 'I'll PUNCH anyone who insults my mother' - Mirror Online

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The Aloha of Kore Ionz

Kore Ionz is an amazing reggae band that is Seattle based with its feet planted in the island reggae scene but always touching many different types of musical genres.As you’ll see, the reggae from the islands of Hawaii are a heavy influence but with the horn section, Pyramid, the drum foundation, melodic keys, heartlike bassline, and awesome perscussion styling, Kore Ionz is worldly. Geologic from Blue Scholars described to Daniel Pak, Kore Ionz’s lead man, that the band is reaching the level of cosmic.
That’s a beautiful thing. To be able to transcend and have any listening ear to transcend with you, is a gift. These guys take their gifts and help you as the listener join, participate, and contribute to the true meaning of “Aloha.”
I had the great opportunity to talk story with Kore Ionz’s lead man, Daniel Pak. What we came up with I believe you will enjoy. Get to know these guys and if their charisma alone don’t win you over, their music will demand you to follow along.
If you don’t believe me, check out their exclusive premier on Huffington Post of their new video, Starship (below). You’ll be belly full. Chee!
Meet Kore Ionz.
Pictured (l to r): Ahkeenu Musa, Max Levin, Masa Kobayashi, Daniel Pak, Darian Asplund, Greg Kramer Not Pictured: Teo Shantz, Owuor Arunga
All Photos: Brad Puet
What is the meaning behind the name Kore Ionz?
Originally the meaning of the name, Kore Ionz, was a joke.
A former bass player and I, who were both Korean and Japanese American, came up with it. He came from a punk rock background. We both said after we were done with this reggae thing we could start a hardcore, punk rock band and call it Kore Ionz. Koreans.
It’s funny because people have told me, “That’s so cool that your band is all Korean.”
Oh so you haven’t seen our band live before, ok I get it. (laughs)
Anyway the meaning has evolved. Everyone has a different idea, a different perspective of what the meaning is behind the name. What it means to me is that in this world there is positive and negative energy. There’s love and hate. There’s happiness and sadness. There’s the constant polarity and duality of life. Opposites!
Coming from a background in science, before I got into the music industry, my understanding of ions are that they are charged particles. They are building blocks of everything that we see, feel, hear, taste. Everything that we as humans can interpret as things. Those ions when they are charged in their ionic state, are either positive or negative. At this state, they are in constant state of chaos. They’re colliding. They’re violent. They’re repelling each other. They’re this mish mash of energy. It’s only when a positive and negative ion can come together and bond to find a compromise of sorts, only then can stability be accomplished.
To me, since those are the building blocks of life and everything that we see out there, sort of is an ionic phase. So it’s only when a positive and negative can come together, its only when love and not so much love - hate as we know it, can come together, and or when happiness and sadness can come together is when we reach stability. It’s when a major chord and a minor chord can come together and compromise and create something beautiful. That to me is the essence of what we do, where we go, and what the music means.
I’ve been told by many of my students that it’s not music that I do for a living. It’s the idea of connecting people. Music is just one tool for doing that. I like to think that everywhere I go in this world with this band is with the idea of spreading “Aloha” to the people. It always happens. As far away as we ever travel, people are drawn to us, drawn to this Aloha spirit. It’s the act of welcoming. It’s the act of leaving.
So whenever we have this chance to take the stage and be amongst the people and play this music, it’s not just about the stage performance, the lights, the Facebooks, the Instagrams, the Twitters and all the other smoke and mirrors...it’s just not about that. It’s truly about the platform to meet people, to connect with people and that is the main thing.
Daniel Pak
Can you tell me a little more about who Daniel Pak is?
I was born in Honolulu, HI, on the island of Oahu. I’m fourth generation Korean American. I’m fifth generation Japanese American. My first ancestors, my great grandparents, first got to Hawaii in 1875. This background influences my life and the work that I do by my strong connection to my roots. I always have. The way that I was raised, the people who I was around, everything, especially the food.
It was the family gatherings that brought us together. For example, on my Korean side, my grandmother who was born on a pineapple plantation, had ten brothers and sisters. When I was a child, I remember those gatherings. Her brothers and sisters married Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Samoan, Portuguese. I mean, when we had family gatherings, we had almost every ethnic group you could possibly find on the pineapple plantation. These were my blood cousins. As kids this is all that we knew. AND the food that was a diversely representative was all we knew. It was a melting pot on the table. To me that is the essence of who I am. It’s the reason why I love to be in many different communities. It’s why I feel like I play music, I feel like I’m playing for all my cousins and it’s what I put on the table. It’s the sharing of foods and culture and traditions.
Daniel Pak
Can you tell us more about your daily community work?
In a lot of ways, I consider Kore Ionz my night job. We rehearse at night, we create at night. We get together and have meetings at night. We write and talk at night. It’s like the only time that all of us are able to get together because all of us have so many different things going on during the day.
My day job is a teaching artist. As teaching artist, it’s our responsibility to give a powerful gift to youth is to be artists. When a student can see us, actively practicing our art, I feel that is the greatest gift. You can talk about right and wrong, and talk about discipline, and talk about the best way to do things...but it’s more powerful if you show them what you do.
For example, yesterday I was doing an ukulele class in White Center for 5th and 6th graders. I told them let’s do this exercise where we are all going to play a chord progression together. We’re going to all go through whole notes, to half notes, to quarter notes, to eighth notes, and if you make a mistake, and you know that you made a mistake - I encourage your, I challenge you to stand up and go the corner. It’s good to know that you made a mistake and begin to be accountable to yourself about it. At first it was kind of joking around and then after a while it became an understanding that you’re taking responsibility and accountability of your mistake for yourself and also for everyone who is playing with you. The kids understood this. I even took a risk with one rhythm and I made a mistake. I messed up. So I stood up and I went to a corner. And the kids all started looking at me like, “What are you doing Pak?” “What do you mean, what am I doing? I messed up. I’m calling myself out.” They were all like whoa, that’s never happened before.
We can teach the kids and empower the kids by modeling this. It’s ok to be creative. It’s ok to express yourself. It’s ok to make mistakes. It’s ok to take risks.
Tell us about Kore Ionz the past, the current, and the future.
Kore Ionz has always been a musical group that’s been influenced by reggae. Reggae has always been the common ground that has brought us together into this band. For all the snapshots of this band, since 2008, reggae has been the common denominator.
I will say this. Ever since Kore Ionz had first started, we never really had a clear identity. The reason for that is the whole mission of Kore Ionz. We’ve always been about welcoming people in. We’ve always been about Aloha. We’ve always been about, “Yeah, I’m cooking a lot of food at the house on Saturday night and you should come over and bring the family. Totally relaxed style. Come over. Come eat with us. Come play music.” It’s always been about that impromptu jam. It’s about bringing together all these different souls. So really, Kore Ionz has never had a clear identity. We all agreed that we are doing some sort of reggae. We had members in the band from Bosnia, Brazil, Virgin Islands...it was all mixed up. In the current state of the band; we have members from Japan, the jazz community, the original b-boy community. I’m from Hawaii. So I guess at this point, for the first time since our inception, we are really trying to figure out what is our clear identity of Kore Ionz. So when we meet up we are really trying to lock up our sound. We are really trying to figure out our identity.
What I do know now, is that Kore Ionz is about celebrating life, celebrating love, its all about people coming together and spreading Aloha.
As the front person of this group, I’ve been told by fans that they love the connection they have to our music.
Please introduce us to the band.
Again my name is Daniel Pak. I’m the singer songwriter for Kore Ionz. I guess you can say I’m sort of the band leader. I like to do a lot of the production. I love being in the studio. I love the whole mixing process. I just like to be involved in all the creative processes of the band.
Teo Shantz is our drummer. I would say he’s one of the main producers. He has a lot to do with the music direction. He and I have meetings about the aesthetics of the band and the direction of the group.
Masa Kobayashi is our bass player. He’s really awesome at the ukulele and many other stringed instruments.
Ahkeenu Musa is our percussionist. He’s been dabbling with a lot of electronic arrangments which is really cool. Akinu and I are the only two from the original five members.
The horn section or as they call themselves, “Pyramid” is comprised of Owuor Arunga, Greg Kramer, and Darian Asplund. Owuor and Greg are part of the Macklemore and Ryan Lewis camp. Darian completes the trio. They all got to know each other through the jazz scene. When these three are together, it is one sound, one beat of a sound.
Max Levin is on the keys. He’s the newest and the youngest cat in the group. He’s the most driven 19 year old I’ve ever met.
(Unfortunately due to time constraints, I had to email the other band members questions. Here are their answers)
Masa Kobayashi
Masa: I’m a bassplayer, my role is big booty. I’ve been in the band for a little less than a year. I’m from Tokyo Japan and played in African bands and Balkan Gypsy bands.
My favorite experience with Kore Ionz thus far was the Cd release party in April 2014 at the Crocodile Cafe. It was my first show with Kore Ionz. Sold out show!
My advice to aspiring musicians is, “Be a musician, not a “_______” player.”
Ahkeenu Musa
Ahkeenu Musa: My roll in the Band is percussion and have been apart of it 11 amazing years.
I was born in Seattle and started music at an early age of 3yr old playing on pots and pans as well as first African Methodist episcopal church in Seattle. Having a strong spiritual music foundation has greatly influenced my work within the band.
My favorite experience thus far being with Kore Ionz is opening for Still pulse.
My advice to aspiring musicians is always center your self in music let it be the shoulder you lean on.
Owuor: I am the trumpet player in Kore Ionz.My role in the band is to turn up the Vibes to Maximum capacity. I’ve studied music from the best, at the best institutions, I love music, and I love the message of love and helping others less fortunate, and I have always used my gift to keep that spirit alive.
My favorite experience so far was our 2012 show opening for J Boog, to make a long story short, it was when I realized how genuine our friendship and camaraderie is.
There are no limits, anything you focus on you will achieve, anything you practice you will master, sharing music with others is the key to growth.
Greg Kramer
Greg: I play trombone in the band and also keyboard. I joined the band last Summer in June or July. I grew up in Seattle attending Garfield High School and playing jazz. From there my music taste branched out getting into hip-hop especially. I went to college for Engineering but also continued to play music and started to write music myself. A year and a half ago I quit my job in Biotech to tour with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and have been doing music full time ever since.
As Kore Ionz is developing a new sound I feel my contribution comes from my knowledge of the intersection of Hip-hop, Jazz and pop music. I feel I have far more to learn than to share. It’s hard to nail down a favorite moment. In such a short time, we’ve become very close..
A favorite moment would be eating San Fernando’s Chicken in the sun after we played on New Day Northwest. Also whenever we play music.
My advice for aspiring musicians is; 1. Alway create, 2. Always say yes, and 3. Be nice.
Darian Asplund
Darian: I joined Kore Ionz back in 2012, first to fill in the saxophone slot that was vacant, when the previous saxophonist was too busy with other things and couldn’t continue working with the group. Then one show became more shows, and soon I found myself to be in the care of Kore Ionz as a regular. Now, on top of being the saxophonist in the group, I also play the EWI (electronic wind instrument) and sing background vocals; whatever maximizes the band’s potential. Also from time to time I fill in as a back up keyboardist and back up bassist.
I grew up in a musically inclined family. My mom and dad have been in a group together before I was born, and still from time to time sing and play guitar together. They would sing songs by Paul Simon and Crosby, Stills and Nash, among other artists. My brother played lots of different instruments, before settling into digital music, and becoming a Disk Jockey in the Industrial, EBM, electronic type scene. I would listen to my grandpa play old jazz classics on the piano, (pretty convenient since I later learned the technical side of music through jazz).
Being the only member in my family to pursue a career in music, I had gotten my Bachelors in music, and with that, a whole wealth of knowledge and experience, from learning from the professionals, to performing and recording with professionals, to becoming a professional musician in trade, mainly as a saxophonist.
Being in Kore Ionz, aside from playing as part of a horn section, and as a horn soloist, I do my best to bring to the table, an awareness for some of the things in our music that tend to be less attended to. Though Kore Ionz is an established band, mainly in the reggae genre, we continue to grow through added skill, knowledge and awareness. It is this growth that makes a big difference in delivering our collective sound to our audience/listeners.
My most favorite experience, by far, would have to have been when I went to Hawaii for the first time.
Our lead singer and our keyboardist at the time, are originally from Oahu, and would schedule flights from Seattle to there, for band related things. Of course there would be some downtime in between as well.
Being from the Pacific Northwest, I loved the warmth that Hawaii gave me, and the chance to go swimming in the ocean, something I rarely get the chance to do. Being there, I gained an appreciation for Korean food, and Hawaiian reggae music.
To all of those that are artists or aspiring to be an artists: Never stop learning. As much as people think it’s a matter of “What it takes to be...,” it is also the “journey to be...” You can set goals and strive to achieve them by whatever means, whether it’s by giving or taking, gaining and sacrificing... But always be aware of your growth in this, and not take the simple things, even if they seem complex, lightly. “... Instead of making the ‘simple,’ complex, make the ‘complex,’ simple.” An estimation of a Charles Mingus quote.
Max Levin
Max: I play keyboards in Kore Ionz, and have been with the group since June 2014! I grew up in the Seattle area, started playing piano when I was 5 years old, and started a band when I was 14. Since then, I’ve directed groups, delved into artist management, and more recently have gotten into music production. I think my work with Kore Ionz, or any musical venture for that matter, is heavily influenced by the involvement I’ve had on both the business and creative ends of the music industry. I try to be strategic and goal-oriented, while keeping an open mind and letting the creative process flow naturally.
I’m not sure I can pick one particular “favorite” moment. Pak’s positive energy and the brotherly love these guys have fostered over the years makes for too many good memories, even over the relatively short time I have been playing with them.
My advice to an aspiring musician is to have an open line of communication and a sense of trust between you and the people you work with is overly important when creating an environment that’s conducive to producing good content.
Today, February Friday the 13th 2015, Kore Ionz releases its newest video from the most recent EP, “Starship.” Can you tell us more about the song and the video?
The director, Terrence Jeffrey Santos, came up with the idea to do the video for this song. He directed and produced our first three videos.
He hit me with a text one day and was like, “Hey Pak. Man, I gotta tell you Starships is my favorite song off the “Feels Good” EP. What do you think about doing a video with you on a bicycle riding around Seattle?” We started talking about it and started talking about the meaning of the song.
I wrote the song originally for my kids. I have 5 and 3 year old. I wrote the song for them. I wrote the song from a post-apocolyptic perspective. The human battle, the human struggle to share resources leads us to a place where our earth is in danger and maybe, just maybe, we have to consider the idea of moving. I mean moving to other planets. (laughs)
So I was thinking it was like as easy as catching a bus downtown, or a catch a plane to Hawaii. We would be able to catch a starship. The problem is that starships only show up certain locations and times. It’s a really small VIP or guest list. (laughs)
The concept is that we all come from the belly of the beast and so where can we find the best example of a beautiful natural environment full of natural resources being depleted and transformed into an ugly industrialized monster. The first thing we could think about was the Duwamish River. I always tried to imagine what is like before the river was industrialized. Imagine it was beautiful place, fresh water, salmon for days, beautiful place to set up camp. Now you go to the Duwamish and see you rust and oil, plastic bottle, tug boats, plastic bottles and just plain filth. So we thought this is the symbol of what we want to move and get away from. So the video is a bike ride out of these industrialized areas back into lush forests and beautiful nature. I don’t want to give away too much but basically this is our bike ride of those who are on the VIP list and we all ride to our rendezvous point. The place where we are to meet up and out of the sky drops a starship and takes us away.
Takes us away to a better place.
So what’s next for Kore Ionz?
You know, we have no timeline right now. It feels good to be just free. It feels good to have open conversation every time we get together. We want to put out some new material as quick as possible. When? Maybe this year. I would love to put it out this year. We have a handful of songs that we are really excited about. I think it’s our first time that we have come to terms with our musical identity so from there who knows. We’re in this for the long run. In fact, we’ll probably be still making music when it’s time for us to put our names on the list for the next transport, the next starship to the next place.
Right now, making music and being creative is our role, it’s our job, it’s our contribution, and it’s our responsibility. So we can keep offering that to everyone.


Come Together
Singer Daniel Pak of the Seattle-based reggae band Kore Ionz traces his musical roots and identity to his native Hawaii.
When plans to play a wedding gig in Hawaii fell through for Seattle-based reggae band Kore Ionz, the band members saw an opportunity instead of a setback. Their flight already booked, its members decided to go ahead and make the trip and film a music video for one of the band’s new tracks during the weekend visit to the island. For lead singer Daniel Pak, a Korean and Japanese American and native of Hawaii, it all felt right. He was going home.
The track for the music video they planned to make, “Feels Good,” is part of Kore Ionz’s new work, an EP of the same name, that the group just released in April. It marks the third album for the band, which, though based in the grunge capital of Seattle, carries relaxing island sounds and vibes that are central to Pak’s identity.
“Feels Good,” in particular, captures the nostalgia Pak felt when returning to the sandy beaches and sunbathed warmth of the Hawaiian Islands. He moved to Seattle in 1998, and penned the song one cold and rainy night while feeling particularly homesick. “I just kept thinking about the island that I was born and raised on, and the song came to me in, like, five minutes,” said Pak.
The planning behind the song’s music video was almost as fast, and involved hopping into the back of a pickup truck with three different weather apps, and the crew literally chased the sun all over Oahu amid sporadic rain showers. Despite the chaotic process, the resulting video proved a perfect tribute to the island where Pak grew up. The Hawaiian native says he knows the mountain trail featured in the opening scene like the back of his hand; he used to walk up it from his childhood home built by his grandfather, along the bay.
“I spent so much time on that mountain,” he said. “And we finally got to kind of immortalize it.”
Born in Honolulu, Pak, who very much identifies as an “island boy,” grew up on the windward side of Oahu, in an area called Kaneohe. As a fourth-generation Korean American and a sixth-generation Japanese American, he comes from a family that has lived on the island for over 100 years, and throughout the generations, has adopted a “melting pot” of languages and cultures, including those of Chinese, Filipino, Hawaiian, Samoan and Portuguese. Yet, in the midst of all of this, there were still deep roots of Korean culture instilled in his family.
“At all of my family’s parties, my grandma, every other week, she would make her own gochujang, she’d make her own kimchi. I learned how to make kimchi at a very young age, and every New Year’s, we’d make hundreds and hundreds of mandu,” recalled Pak. “We celebrated our Korean history very much through a more local style.”
What else did this “local style” entail? Aside from enjoying the paradise that is his home, it meant hours and hours of kanikapila. The Hawaiian term for an impromptu jam session, kanikapila is what paved Pak’s path toward a career in music. These casual sessions would take place at beaches or family gatherings—whenever friends were gathered and a guitar or ukulele was at hand. But one particular kanikapila dramatically altered the course of Pak’s career.
“We were just doing [kanikapila] at USC, during that spring break,” says Pak, recalling a trip he took as a college student to Los Angeles where he reunited with old high school friends. “These folks came up to us, and they said, ‘Hey, do you guys have a CD?’” When Pak and his friends revealed that they weren’t in a band and didn’t have a CD, the passersby replied, “Well, you guys should, you guys are so good.”
“It was that very moment, that in my mind, it made the shift, like, I could really do this. People really appreciate it,” said Pak.
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The Kore Ionz band, with lead singer Daniel Pak’s sons, Asa and Jahyoo, after performing for their fans for the Lively Mobile App (www.getlive.ly).
And as soon as he returned to Seattle, that’s exactly what he did. He and his friends started a band and called themselves INIzeysion. Later, he was asked to be in another band called Mystic Rising. But as his bandmates’ paths began to diverge toward law schools or programs abroad, Pak was the only one who stuck with the music, and that’s when Kore Ionz was born.
Strangely enough, Pak originally pursued a degree in metallurgical engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, and was even offered a job as a nuclear engineer upon graduation. Amid the objections of many of his family members, he turned it down. Coming from a family very much rooted in education, with an English professor dad, a sister with a master’s degree, and a brother pursuing his Ph.D., Pak felt somewhat destined to stay on the academic path. Even after he began pursuing a music career, doubt crept into his mind, and he considered earning a teaching certificate.
But his mother calmly advised: “Daniel, don’t be a teacher. Just stick to your music. Pursue your art.”
And as the saying goes, mother knows best. Now, several years later, Kore Ionz is a staple reggae band in Hawaii and Seattle, and is continuing to garner reggae fans all over the country. Their recent performance in April at The Crocodile, a legendary venue in Seattle famous for early performances of Nirvana, was a sold-out show. While the band underwent many personnel configurations over the years, the current members represent a widely talented and multicultural group of individuals, some of whom have shared the stage with Grammy Award winners. Members include: Thaddeus Turner on lead guitar, formerly of Digable Planets; keyboardist Greg Fields; trumpet player Owuor Arunga, who just so happens to be the trumpet player for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis; saxophonist Darian Asplund; bass player Masa Kobayashi; percussionist Ahkeenu Mysa; and drummer and co-producer Teo Shantz.
Before the most recent EP, the band released Half-Hour Revolution in 2008 and World War Free in 2011.
Although creating music is Pak’s passion, the singer-songwriter’s larger goal is to contribute to making the world—which he calls a “bipolar mess” with “the red party, the blue party, the left wing, the right wing, the haters, the lovers”—a better, less violent and more accepting place. That’s the meaning behind the name Kore Ionz. Well, second meaning. What actually started out as a joke name for a punk rock band later took on something more profound. The name draws inspiration from the very building blocks of the world: molecules, which are formed by atoms that have either neutral, positive or negative charges. (Remember, Pak has an engineering background.) These positively and negatively charged atoms, called ions, attract each other to form something stable.
“So you only got two kinds of energy: you got positivity, or you got negativity. And everywhere you go, it’s gonna be one or the other,” Pak explained. “And the only way we can reach something stable is when positive and negative come together and compromise, you know what I mean?
“So that’s just how I see Kore Ionz. Whenever we play in front of a crowd, I just want to connect. Whatever we can do to connect with as many people as we can, to pass on this love, to bring people together.”
 Photos courtesy of KORE IONZ
Audrey Ryu, June11,2014

Kore Ionz Frontman Daniel Pak Talks About His Musical Roots And Identity

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I am Korea - The Day We Meet (Released on 2015.05.15 for CELEBRATION OF 70th YEAR since 08.15.1945; AND KING GOJONG's PAID ANTHEM published on 08.15.1902.) Title; The day we'll meet......1.Story embedded inside the time capsule.Memories within my mind I remember...2That memory included in this story...3You, Me, Us...* 4 I didn't know then...Lived trying to forget....5 You , the one that made my heart thump ..6.Presently allowing me to smile the grin...7 allowing me to breathe so naturally and comfortably...you...8AHhhhhh..........Today, WE.....9All of us All have long awaited this night...10 Endlessly overflowing grief longings...11 At last am trying to let it go...12Tonite ...wanting to share it all...13Us when that day we'd meet you...14Promise never to turn back ever again...15You and I...Like this...Realize our Oneness...16Today is remembered forever. Ohhhhh, Remembered......**17Bright grin grinned..18.holding each other's hands...19.Singing the HAPPY Melody-Song you..20.AHHHhhh, Today , we....21.All of this longed awaited this very night..22.Even in the dreams longed for....23This place you haven't seen...24to you..all of this very night would like to share it all ...25.All of us on that day that we'd meet you....26Promise that will not ever look back, EVER again...27.You and I ...this way....28Realizing we are one...29Today...will be remembered forever...30.At sunset once again realized....31.Got to know our oneness ....32You, I love...Love.....LOVE.....because I am you......" 33The DAY that We'd meet...34Today is the day all has long awaited this very night...at last overflowing grief longing being sent away..35.as this night is shared..36.Hand in Hand..37.Bright grin grinned...38.Happy Melody sung...39being one with you...40Never again looking back...We Promise....41That YOU ARE that LOVE...42.that I know...that you are that Love.....43That I know...Never again looking back....I promise...".....44We, the day we meet you...Never again look back...promise...45.you and i...like this......realizing we are one..46.Today is remembered forever....We...til that day that we meet you....Never look back ever again, promise....47You and I...like this....realizing we are one...today will be remembered forever..48.We...til the day we meet you ....will not look back ever again...promise...49you and I....like this...are one...realized....today is remembered forever....50Ohhhhhh, Remembered....Remembered.....


I am Korea - The Day We Meet (Released on 2015.05.15 for CELEBRATION OF 70th YEAR since 08.15.1945; AND KING GOJONG's PAID ANTHEM published on 08.15.1902.) Title; The day we'll meet......1.Story embedded inside the time capsule.Memories within my mind I remember...2That memory included in this story...3You, Me, Us...* 4 I didn't know then...Lived trying to forget....5 You , the one that made my heart thump ..6.Presently allowing me to smile the grin...7 allowing me to breathe so naturally and comfortably...you...8AHhhhhh..........Today, WE.....9All of us All have long awaited this night...10 Endlessly overflowing grief longings...11 At last am trying to let it go...12Tonite ...wanting to share it all...13Us when that day we'd meet you...14Promise never to turn back ever again...15You and I...Like this...Realize our Oneness...16Today is remembered forever. Ohhhhh, Remembered......**17Bright grin grinned..18.holding each other's hands...19.Singing the HAPPY Melody-Song you..20.AHHHhhh, Today , we....21.All of this longed awaited this very night..22.Even in the dreams longed for....23This place you haven't seen...24to you..all of this very night would like to share it all ...25.All of us on that day that we'd meet you....26Promise that will not ever look back, EVER again...27.You and I ...this way....28Realizing we are one...29Today...will be remembered forever...30.At sunset once again realized....31.Got to know our oneness ....32You, I love...Love.....LOVE.....because I am you......" 33The DAY that We'd meet...34Today is the day all has long awaited this very night...at last overflowing grief longing being sent away..35.as this night is shared..36.Hand in Hand..37.Bright grin grinned...38.Happy Melody sung...39being one with you...40Never again looking back...We Promise....41That YOU ARE that LOVE...42.that I know...that you are that Love.....43That I know...Never again looking back....I promise...".....44We, the day we meet you...Never again look back...promise...45.you and i...like this......realizing we are one..46.Today is remembered forever....We...til that day that we meet you....Never look back ever again, promise....47You and I...like this....realizing we are one...today will be remembered forever..48.We...til the day we meet you ....will not look back ever again...promise...49you and I....like this...are one...realized....today is remembered forever....50Ohhhhhh, Remembered....Remembered....

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BornDecember 30, 1917
Myeongdongchon(명동촌), Longjing, JilinChina
DiedFebruary 16, 1945 (aged 27)
Fukuoka Prison, FukuokaJapan
EducationYonsei University
Alma materRikkyo University English Literature
Doshisha University Literature
Notable works《하늘과 바람과 별과 시》(Sky, Wind, Star and Poem)
Yun Dong-ju

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