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From 05.08.2007
December 29, 2007, 12:06 am
Filed under: i don't know where to put this

i remember when he yelled at us because we had done something wrong again. he told us to leave and never to come back again. we were in tears begging him to let us stay, that we would be good. as our form of punishment, he told us to kneel outside on the porch and hold on to our ears. we reluctantly stepped out the front door. it was bitter cold outside so we huddled as close as we could. he quickly shut the door, went out from the side door and got into the car. he started the engine and we watched him drove away. he asked me whether he was going to come back home. i didn’t have an answer. tired because it was late at night, we decided to stop kneeling. wearing only thin pj’s, we huddled closer and cried together while taking turns in comforting each other. ten minutes passed and we had already given hope of coming back. trying to make the best out of the situation, we tried to sleep despite the biting cold. i never felt so abandoned in my life. this time, i felt like that again except without anyone beside me on the steps. just me to help comfort myself. just me wiping my own tears with my sleeves.

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From 01.28.2007
December 28, 2007, 12:11 pm
Filed under: 88 keys, Concert | Tags:

Lang Lang Virtuoso Piano Performance

LangLang

  My first piano concert and completely amazed at his performance. His programme consisted of Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat Major, K.333, Schumann’s Fantasie in C Major Op. 17, six traditional chinese works, Granados’ Goyescas, H.64, and two works from Liszt, Isoldens Liebestod: SchuluBszene aus Tristan und Isolde (not even going to try and pronounce that), and the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat Major, S.244/6. The first two songs were long and didn’t really captivate me until the six traditional works. My mom was overly excited and was cheering. haha. She enjoyed that part a lot since those are the only songs she know’s of. His Hungarian Rhapsody left me speechless especially when Ted told me to pay attention to his octaves near the end. DAMN, he’s so…..good. So fast…so precise. T^T It is then when I was reminded of that documentary Ted sent me about concert pianists and when Rubenstein says, “One must have talent. One must be born with talent.” And that is the part where I go, “Damn, I’ll never make it”. ^^;; But anyways, it was an amazing performance. Thanks Ted! (:



Another night of studying.
December 18, 2007, 8:39 pm
Filed under: music junkie, the educated imagination

Nothing beats studying for math with some lit candles and nice old Charlie Brown Christmas Jazz songs.

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鬥牛要不要
December 18, 2007, 1:49 am
Filed under: Dramas | Tags:

As Ted would say, I’m only a hybrid and not a true ‘fob’. Not that I aspire to be one, but in an attempt to reconnect with the so called ‘chinese culture’, I spend hours and hours watching dramas. Recently, I came across this new taiwanese drama that’s currently airing called 鬥牛要不要 (Bull Fighting). So far it’s pretty good since I’m not into plots where girls are just pretty, but more with the stubborn & athletic personality. This my first time watching Hebe in a drama and I’d say she’s not bad. Mike He and Lee Wei are the main male actors and are just awesome at making the love triangle. The basketball are pretty good since all six of the players actually do know how to play. I think I shall rate this my favourite drama if the ending doesn’t mess up like “Love Contract”. There are lots of funny,touching, romantic, and suspenseful scenes. Just the way I like my dramas.

I can’t wait until the first episode of “It started with a kiss II” comes out. The first one was hilarious since the main actress was stupid but madly in love with a guy that had an IQ of 200. The second would be interesting to see what will unfold since both the main actor and actress are married but more trouble comes along. Hopefully it won’t get too repetitive. Speaking of which “Hana Kimi II” should be out soon as everyone is anxiously and patiently waiting. The ending just left all of us hanging and we’re all dying to know if Ella’s identity is final revealed to Wu Zun. Oh the drama! =P



let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
December 17, 2007, 8:22 pm
Filed under: Winter | Tags:

After two painful back aching hours of shoveling snow, my brother and I manage to successful plough through 30+ cm of snow. Opening the door was already a struggle but it was nothing compared to the amount of snow we were looking once we stepped outside. All I could say was “omfgosh, that’s a crap load of snow”. I will post up pictures to show much labour work was done and how long our driveway is. It didn’t turn out as boring as I thought  it would’ve been since we let our beloved dog, Lassie, out to join us on the fun. Her hopping, and swimming through the snow was quite cute and amusing. Although, it was frustrating when she would push more snow into the nicely shoveled area we just did. I haven’t seen snow like this since I was a child. Definitely a white Christmas this year. I can’t wait to put on my mitts and throw an unexpected snowball at Ted and of course, unleash a snowball fight between us. (:



highly annoying.
December 14, 2007, 9:07 pm
Filed under: Rants, the educated imagination | Tags: ,

Around this time, I always get this feeling that I had ever since grade 8. This sense of boredom of going to school every single day, the same building, same classrooms, and same schedule.  Over the years, I haven’t thought as much about it hence I’ve been skipping less. I still remember Grade 9 being absent for 46 days in just first semester. Impressive for someone that was still able to maintain good grades. I think my dad’s logic really affected the way I looked at school, even up to now. Though this year, I have been working significantly harder than before. I’d like to blame the whole ‘IB syndrome’ as we call at VP but then that’s just pushing the limits.

I think I only have about 2-4 real friends at VP but most of the time, I often feel neglected, as if they don’t care nor even want to take the initiative to do anything. Maybe it just so happens my character isn’t like that and I seek reciprocity. It is in a way selfish but it does help differentiate the mature and immature. It’s not only disappointing to be treated like that, but also to each other. I want to leave this school as soon as I graduate and head to UT with my ‘brothers’. Not because I’m some form of social outcast here, it’s just somewhat annoying. Ted, it’s all your fault.