While this song is not new (originally released in 2015), it was the number one most listened to song on my list from 2016.
On my list of goals to achieve this month was separating my personal blog from a simple personal site (kopepasah.com). While this is not a big task, finding the time to do it was the real challenge. A few weeks ago I managed to move my blog (only facing one redirect problem) and this week I was able to create a simple HTML site for kopepasah.com.
While kopepasah.com is not going anywhere anytime soon, it is not difficult to see the the
.com age of domains is dead. Someday I would love to have a
.ah TLD (i.e.
kopepas.ah), but I am not holding my breath.
While many bands have come and gone since the year I was born (also before and after), The Flaming Lips is still around making music and remains as one of my favorites.
Recently I changed my post URLs to include the category before the post slug. While this is a redirect that WordPress can usually handle, I found that redirects coming from my old URL were not routing correct and this snippet fixes that issue.
Recently I moved my blog from my previous domain (kopepasah.com) to this new domain, but forgot to mention why. The main reason is I want to use kopepasah.com as a site which primarily shows a little about me and keep my blog on a separate domain.
Besides that, I just thought koop.sh was a cool domain and also a representation of the pronunciation of my last name: koop-sah
Really, there are no other reasons.
It has been nearly two years since the sinking of the Sewol ferry destined to Jeju, where 304 passengers (mostly young students) lost their lives. Yesterday I discovered this video and wanted to share here, because it reminded me to never forget about those affected by this tragedy.
Seems I am a fan of K-Pop now and it is all thanks to this song. I listened to it over ten times the first day I heard it (yeah, I know…)
This past year has been a very quiet on my blog, as I have spent the bulk of the year traveling, reading, studying, working and improving the productivity of my life. I visited eight countries, finished seven books, improved my Korean language and made many friends along the way.
While I cannot pinpoint one thing to mark as the highlight of my year (always been terrible at picking favorites), I really enjoyed seeing friends and meeting colleagues at WordCamp US and WordCamp Sydney. In addition, as always it was a great pleasure to see my family over Thanksgiving holiday, see how much my niece has grown and spend over three weeks with my best friends (they even came to Korea!).
I know that 2016 sucked in many ways (I think John Oliver said it best), but is was also great in many others. So, let’s push for an amazing 2017 and I will see you all in the new year.
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Time of year when many people visit family and friends, eat delicious food and share in the joy of giving to others is upon us. While I am not one who practices the religious festivities, I do believe that there is one thing we can do to help others and grow as humans: Love.
Love not only brings us closer to one another, but also allows us to accept the differences and not create holes filled with hatred, fear and anger. It encourages us to think more deeply about the circumstances inhabiting those around us and pushes us to understand and embrace differing views.
Love is all around us and I encourage you to demonstrate your love to another person today and everyday.