MARCH 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014 PM

After the final one or two Sonatas, I'll probably rest a bit from recordings for awhile. It's refreshing to get away to do other things once in awhile.

There are foods that I get cravings for usually, and I know that I have to eat healthier more often. Snacking is a habit that is certainly not unusual, but it's what a person snacks on and quantity of consumption that can take it to an unhealthy level. I certainly have to watch the calories as well as my weight heheh.

Saturday, March 29, 2014 PM

I got around to uploading a new Jeremy Lin web page, which I had planned for awhile. I wasn't really updating anything else, but there are plans to at least consolidate the Knicks page with a few NBA tidbits if at all. If the Knicks ever change ownership, perhaps that's when they'll actually be serious about winning heh.

If I don't get around to a new recording this weekend, definitely the next. I have to take care of my new state driver's license situation as well as starting to file my tax return, enough of this procrastinating heheh.

I have to make more effort to contact my parents. I definitely think about them, but at their age it would mean more if I was more conscientious about that.

Friday, March 28, 2014 AM

I definitely plan to have and continue to keep web pages that I update or going to update regularly on my home page. Essentially, I evaluate the situation every now and then whether to add, remove or leave as is and such. Which reminds me, it's probably time to "Get Yer Laugh On" again, which means creating a new fat guy video for some more laughs heheh. But anyway, perhaps it's better to just move away from that as well; as there are other things to continue to focus on.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 AM

It's inspiring and encouraging to know that there are potentials who are enthusiastic about classical music, and are eager to learn an instrument whether it is the piano, cello or whatnot. It's definitely advantageous to apply for music programs that can offer not only helpful instructions but also the experience outside of regular lessons. These days, a new generation of potential musicians have the technological and other innovative means to learn and appreciate music. Or so one would think heh.

I've been also eager to start up private tutoring lessons in music and/or piano. And although devising a lesson plan is one thing, finding potential tutees is another; certainly I haven't made much effort yet.

It's tax season, and so is procrastinating heh. I'll probably end up waiting until the last minute, but at least I'll plan to do it next weekend. It shouldn't take that much time at all, and possibly the next recording as well.

It'll be interesting to find out what next season of "The Walking Dead" is going to bring, yesterday's episode had that "it's a trap!" aura about it heheh.

Friday, March 21, 2014 PM

I'm also an advocate in utilizing and developing technology that can continue to allow easier methods to stream and/or share music or whatever heh. Already, there are live streams and video uploading even on mobile devices. But I'm sure there is still a ways to go before really finding or creating an application that can make things even easier and more efficient to share everywhere.

I'm attempting to get into the survival horror genre of gaming; whether you have to investigate a condemned mental institution or fight deranged humanoids or zombies in space. I doubt I'll invest a lot into it, but it's something to bide time until the next expansion of WoW arrives. Even then, I still log into WoW and get things done or take care of business for the day of course heheh. In the end, I don't spend hours and hours on gaming anymore.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 PM

Mozart, Sonata F Major K.494 Allegretto K.494. This is also one of the more tender and gentler, as well as melodic pieces; especially when the key changes to F Minor, where the piece all of a sudden veers from a gentle, playful piece into melodic bliss. Another added to my favorites, thus completing a quadfecta of some sort in my classical repertoire web page. Nah but anyway, I'll probably leave the four Sonatas as features for awhile. Unless I get to a new piece immediately.

Monday, March 10, 2014 AM

I woke up yesterday without realizing that daylight savings already arrived, I guess that's how quickly the months are going by. If anything, the sun should be out more often with just a few more weeks of rainy or cloudy conditions. Practicing new pieces and immersing myself in other pieces in the repertoire has been therapeutic and absolutely grand in terms of making it a part of my routine. I thought about purchasing the piano instead of renting it, but that also depends on my living situation in the future. I'd certainly like to, but I also might want to try out another piano.

The routine of eating, sleeping and working isn't exactly healthy especially if a person is working from home. I said to myself that one of my resolutions was to get out more; either whether it's just to get together with my brothers for a meal or just hanging out. Unfortunately, I opted to go through more Sonata pieces instead. Anyway, getting out more and even exercising is something I definitely have to do here and there if not regularly.

My youtube has essentially been discontinued since a year ago, but still exists to find new and interesting tubers to sub. All new uploads are at this web site.

Saturday, March 08, 2014 PM

It seems that videos are functional again on Chrome browsers. I'm not sure what the most reliable browser is these days, but I guess it depends on user experience. It's almost that time for tax returns, as well as procrastination. I also have to get a new state driver's license, although I've been attempting to keep my NY license as long as I can.

Depending on future living situations, I probably won't be getting new laundry machines heheh. Anyway, here's the K.457 below:

Mozart, Sonata C Minor K.457
a. Molto allegro b. Adagio c. Allegro
K.457. The second movement is probably one of the most beautiful sections out of all the Sonatas, which is why I added this Sonata to one of my favorites. Although the practices occasionially turn out better, I guess I can't entirely relax in front of a camera. Anyway, I have at least one more to go and that's it before moving on. But it'll be definitely awhile before another composer, since I'm enjoying and immersing myself in Mozart repertoire other than the piano.

Saturday, March 01, 2014 PM

Mozart, Sonata B Flat Major K.570
a. Allegro b. Adagio c. Allegretto
K.570. I thought this was quite a lyrical, expressive piece which I tried to be as delicate and lyrical as possible. Anyway, here it is. I'll probably work on one more Sonata or two, and they'll eventually be archived in the Mozart page within the classical repertoire page.

It's already a few months into the new year, and I just have to remain optimistic for the future. So far, it seems the rainy season is actually really beginning over here heh; just when I thought that it wasn't all too rainy thus far. But now, it's been pouring here and there. I suppose the "Raindrop" Prelude can exemplify that atmosphere.