Wednesday, April 23, 2008

KHAP Newsletter...

The Korean HIV/AIDS Prevention and Support Center (KHAP) releases a quarterly newsletter. The first newsletter of the year was released the other day and I'm proud to say that there is a nice one page interview with yours truly.

Having gone to graduate school for ceramics was one of my life goals. i know it sounds kinda cheesy but i graduated from business school the year i decided that it might be best that i restart my undergrad work in art. i have to say that having a few years to just think about my work was great! but the most important learning took place during the last few months...

Usually the grad students have a group graduation show at the university gallery, but i felt that going out and opening a solo show was in my best interest. and boy did i learn a lot about organizing a show. it's a lot of hard work. but thanks to support from my family, the awesome photographic work from Jina Park, and the support from groups like KHAP, this show was made possible.

i start setup in less than a week and the show opens in about a week...
nervous as crap, but in my mind it is already a success...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Interesting Article on AIDS/HIV in Korea

Korea: Infected, Detected, Rejected
Troubling treatment for foreigners with HIV/AIDS

If you are a foreigner residing in South Korea who has ever toyed with the idea of determining your HIV/AIDS status, then prepare yourself for an inevitable and disturbing dilemma. That is, will the risks of getting an HIV test outweigh the risks of not getting one?

In Korean hospitals and medical clinics, a foreign patient's anonymity and confidentiality are by no means guaranteed, especially when it comes to HIV testing. In fact, hospitals and clinics will report the names of foreigners found to be infected with HIV or AIDS to immigration, resulting in sure and swift deportation.

(Read More Here)


Monday, April 07, 2008


I'm a bit slow in joining the bandwagon, but for those of you that have Skype, feel free to add my ID: potterjoe78

Sunday, April 06, 2008

I'm on the list...

Google: Joseph Lee Retro Virus


Minnesota ...

Look what I just found out:

April 3, 2008 - Comcast will begin offering a new high speed internet connection 50 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload for $150 per month. The new service began to rollout in the Minnesota Twin Cities area, and is expected to rollout nationwide by 2010.

Theoretically, a 4GB movie would download in 10 minutes.

Comcast expects to have the new internet speeds available to 20% of its subscribers by the end of the year and hope to offer 100 Mbps over the next 2 years, and are aiming for overall goal of 160 Mbps by 2010.

Know I have even more reasons to move out to the Twin Cities Area

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Ethanol Fuel...

Coming back to the States soon got me real excited about driving my car. I've been living 4 non-driving years and honestly it was nice...for about 6 months. I can't help it...i love my soobie. but when i found out the gas is averaging about $4 a gallon...well maybe, i thought, my soobie doesn't love me.

as so i was thinking about selling my car and getting something a bit more green. that's when i read this article. anybody read this too?
There was just one flaw in the calculation: the studies all credited fuel crops for sequestering carbon, but no one checked whether the crops would ultimately replace vegetation and soils that sucked up even more carbon. It was as if the science world assumed biofuels would be grown in parking lots.

this lead me to read about the E85 ethanol fuel which Chevy is developing/developed...which lead me to this little blip about Chevy and weren't they the ones to kill the EV1 (the first electric car). And this is what they say:
When GM launched the EV1, gas was cheap, there wasn't a war in Iraq, and there was less discussion about global warming.

Interestingly enough, this seems to be the way our nation (most nations?) thinks...too little too late. but only when it comes to making a buck.

get used to the heat my friends, global warming is here to stay

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

the US Economy...

seems to be not doing so well...
In fact, Ben Bernanke (Federal Reserve Chairman) met with the president to warn him of a possible recession.

I don't know about you, but last I heard, recession wasn't a good thing. Then can somebody explain why G.W. seems so damn happy?