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Thursday, January 17, 2019

I'm not sure when the next recordings are going to happen - a final Mendelssohn and a Studio Ghibli piece. But I've returned to Schubert as I have been refining some pieces. More complete thoughts on my Classical Piano page.

I also have yet to put together and use the new telescope. I'll probably need to wait for a more favorable or optimal season when the skies are more clear and the temperature becomes warmer. And whenever there might be planets or other celestial objects around. There are plethora of information and resources to look up in terms of space sciences and astrophysics. If you want to test your knowledge, world-renowned Physicist and Futurist Michio Kaku has been asking some riddles recently pertaining to these. Interesting and informative.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

It's certainly about time that I watched "The Good Doctor", and I'm glad that we did. I might have to binge watch from the first season as a catch up. I was pleased that it 'delivered' in terms of story, acting and drama. It gets the highest accolades from me for diversity, which is extremely important in this day and age. Kudos to ABC - the other networks should learn a lesson or two on what they lack. But now, I've completely forgotten about FOTB. That's something I have to get back to as well, but I haven't had the sitcom itch in awhile.

I hope last night was the beginning of a real and genuine change. Or at least, to never give up and continue to work / improve in bettering our lives.


Saturday, January 12, 2019

Kudos to creators who start their own businesses / opening shops, venturing outside of their on-line personalities or channels. Passion projects are worth pursuing, if you have the desire and confidence. It's never a certainty. If I lived near there, I would sure check out Wong Fu's own Philip Wang's "Bopomofo" (certainly would put the mofo in the Boba heh). Also, "Drips and Swirls" is something worth checking out if you are around the area. Fans travel all the way there just to try them out. Kudos for sure.

JCW, or "The Very Cool, Very Swag" guy should set up a Youtube channel (in addition to your video game or musical endeavors). I think his fanbase would sub or flock there as well. I might even dedicate a fan page as well heh.


Thursday, January 10, 2019

"The Good Doctor" just got better by an anticipated appearance from Daniel Dae Kim - the Exec. Producer himself. I had hoped for an eventual recurring or regular role, but he probably has his hands full with other responsibilities. This'll probably motivate me to stay on top of the scheduling - which I easily forget whenever a show is on or not.

The indoor water park experience was nice - the Lodge was mostly intended for the entire family, but individuals and couples can enjoy it as well. I sort of missed the water park experience (although there are more expansive ones not in this state), should think about going again during the summer.


Tuesday, January 08, 2019

These wind storms are quite a doozy, and early Sunday morning's storm seemed like a near Cat 1 or tropical storm strength. I guess that's the price you pay for living up here in the Northwest. There's usually an element of severe weather somewhere, and almost no area is completely safe from them - albeit blizzards, hurricanes, tornado's etc.

We spent two days without power, but tried to make the most of a cold and dark situation. By stoking the fireplace, and playing games. Unfortunately, we live in a remote area where we are usually one of the last to be restored. But suprisingly, we got it back near midnight. If the windy-ness is frequent, I'm not sure if it's worth it living out here. But let's just hope it's not.

You have to give credit to the Utility crew for working tirelessly. At the same time, we wish that it didn't have to last several days or even a week for power to return to everyone (suburban or rural). But there is only so much they can do at once.


Tuesday, January 01, 2019

I wish the holidays would keep on going, but nothing lasts forever (and there's always next year - as if we need to get any older or time to pass any quicker heh). I usually enjoy the time from Thanksgiving to New Year's, as it is filled with the spirit, food, and your loved ones. It's time to get back in shape, and work off the calories. Meh, I'm still going to eat comfort food (but less of it and with more control). This year, let us make it even better and more fulfilling than the previous or build on it.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to catch "The Twilight Zone" marathon - mainly because we don't have the channel anymore and opted to play board / card games with family instead. Once in awhile, I'd miss lounging around, scarfing down pizza and watching the marathon. But there's always Netflix.

In terms of being more positive, we should all strive to live by the saying, "Very cool, very swag,...I like it!" muhaha.

I'm not sure if Sung Kang finished his WISWIRD jogging challenge, but the tips are certainly useful and helpful for a change. Remember, the best kind of revenge (if at all) is your personal success (or even just being at peace or happy and healthy).