|In three weeks, on Dec 13 to be more precise, me and my wife will travel to Korea for three weeks. For me, that's the first time in four years and for her, for five. For the three weeks that we'll stay there (returning on Jan 5) we'll stay the better part, or at least half of the time in Jinhae and its surroundings where my in-laws live, participating also in an important family event, but we'll spend also some quality time in Seoul. I'll also be giving a talk in the Academy of Korean Studies in Seongnam on Dec 18 - more precise info will follow later.|
Of course I would've liked to get my Ph.D. before going, but things didn't go that way. It's still better to leave when having received the statement concerning my dissertatin from the other of the two so-called external examiners; I don't think I could have hoped for a more positive assessment.