Korea and Japan visit – Recap, Thank You and Impressions!

A week ago, Roy and I returned from a 1+ week trip to Korea and Japan. It was wonderful but of course strenuous (as always). As today is a public holiday in many European countries including Germany I’d like to take the chance and write a non-technical short article about our Korea and Japan visit – Recap and Thank You! Korea and Japan visit – Recap and Thank You! I love both countries. Not only the countries, the food and the things to see, but of course the people. It’s such a pleasure to work with colleagues and customers in…

Some Seoul Impressions – 09/2015

A very intense week in Seoul, Korea, is over – and Roy and I both returned a bit sick πŸ˜‰ The pleasures of traveling … But thanks to all our colleagues who did all the orga work, to everybody who traveled from near and far to our 2 day internal workshop (and I stillΒ remember many names πŸ™‚ – it was great fun to spend those two days with all of you) – and of course the the customers and partners we’ve had the pleasure either to visit or come to our workshop. Upgrade is in your hands now – just…

Beijing, Seoul – and OTN Tour Tokyo – just in one week

Uhhh … next week will be a tough traveling experience. 19870 km (12347 mi), all in cattle class on 4 different airlines. I tried to avoid Lufthansa as they canceled recently flights I heavily relied on – with no reason! And there’s still a huge risk of announcing just their 9th strike within a year and a bit. But I’m really looking forward to the workshops, to see all the colleagues, customers and of course some great friends. Roy and I will do two internal two-day workshops in Beijing and Seoul with each more than 50 participants – and we’ll…

Hurry up!
The next round of workshops is almost fully booked!

We’ve had a short email exchange today with the organizers of the following round of workshops in Australia and Asia – and you should really hurry up in case you plan to attend as some locations are already overbooked. 12-FEB-2014 – Melbourne/Australia Register here!!! 13-FEB-2014 – Sydney/Australia Register here!!! 18-FEB-2014 – Seoul/Korea Interested? Please send an email to the Korean Oracle team! 19-FEB-2014 – Taipeh/Taiwan Register here! 20-FEB-2014 – Hong Kong Register Now! See you there πŸ™‚ –Mike

Where’s Gangnam?

When somebody did mention “PSY” during a dinner at OOW this year with customers and colleagues from Korea I was completely clueless. I even didn’t understand correctly who or what “PSY” is. I did forget about that until last week as a German online magazine did report on over 500 mio youtube hits for “Gangnam Style“. Well … I didn’t know that I’ve almost missed a global phenomenon. And now I’ve learned that the song is omnipresent in Korea (and not only here) – and Gangnam is a really nice (and expensive) quarter of Seoul πŸ™‚ not that far away…

Some impressions from Seoul and Beijing

There was not much time left to walk around and take some pictures during our fully packed workshop week in Seoul and Beijing. But as I have my camera almost always in my pocket I took some pictures … πŸ™‚ Seoul View Seoul Food … yes … BEEF … wonderfully thin sliced beef on the barbecue grid Tumbling Seoul (that’s exactly how I felt in the morning after our night at Peter, Paul and Mary’s (see below)). Modern Beijing … very modern Well … or even more modern … There’s always a traffic jam … simply too many cars ……

The best Bar on the globe is … in Seoul/Korea

As you know already sometimes I write about things which really don’t have to do anything with a database upgrade. So if you are looking for tips and tricks and articles about that topic please stop reading now πŸ™‚ Actually I’m not a lets-go-to-a-bar person. I enjoy good food and a fine dessert wine afterwards. But last week in Seoul/Korea Ryan, our local host, did ask us after a wonderful dinner at a Korean Barbecue place if we’d like to visit a bar. I was really tired as I flew into Seoul overnight from Sunday to Monday arriving Monday early…