On 12 Dec 2018, I presented my work regarding the Korean People’s Army’s nuclear defense at UCSD-UCLA Korean History Graduate Workshop. It was such a great pleasure of mine to have a reunion with my friends and colleagues at UCSD. My discussant was Prof. David Fedman (UCI). I was fortunate enough to receive a good deal of insightful comments from him after presenting. All of eight presenters participated in; six of them focus on South Korean history. After the workshop ended, we had awesome dinner at a sushi restaurant. Having the second round at friend’s home was also fun.
And La Jolla Shores beach in the chilly morning of the following day immediately captured my soul. I decided that I would return here just for appreciating marvelous scenes of San Diego. Only forward.
During October 22-23, 2018, I was able to be part of the affair “Nuclear Proliferation International Historical Project (NPIHP) Visit to the Los Alamos National Laboratory.” Everything was new to me as I had never been in New Mexico as well as tasted unique atmosphere there. Retrospectively, it went very well. I have not only met great friends and colleagues but also been inspired by useful comments and remarks from different scientists I met in the course of the event. I by no means want to brag off, but I might be the first Korean-history researcher who gave a presentation regarding North Korean nuclear history. My sincerest thanks to the Woodrow Wilson Center and the LANL for granting me a chance to make another indelible memory.
In 16-25 June 2018, I was in Allumiere, a small city located 85 km north of Rome. Everything, even cold shower in the morning, was just perfect. From the camp, we needed to go down to the city center along a nice trail for tasty coffee every morning. I share some memories of Allumiere with you. Thanks for giving me indelible moments.