NOVEMBER 2013



Wednesday, November 27, 2013 AM

Well, another holiday shopping season is almost upon us. Anyway, I won't mind at all when this year is over, for no particular reason though. I guess it's just another year that just passed by quicker than the last, as if nothing really happened. But if anything, making the decision to move out of NY at the beginning of the year and seemingly starting a new journey was certainly a step in the right direction as far as being proactive is concerned. I always felt, one thing can lead to another. And that another is for the new year. Anyway, happy holidays and good eating folks muhaha. Speaking of eating, it's been interesting to find all kinds of eating challenges on Youtube. It's kind of a gross out, but interesting and somewhat hilarious nevertheless.

I'm not sure if I can ever get the piano/music theory tutoring or teaching endeavor rolling. Now this is an endeavor that requires a bit more inspiration, motivation and proactivity for sure. Because finding students wouldn't be easy at all. I thought I almost had one earlier this summer. As for repertoire, there's a vast amount out there that I haven't even encountered yet, but I certainly strive to find out more about them and eventually tackle a few. Whatever really appeals to my senses and emotions, that's how I select a piece to tackle and favorite.

I really didn't think there was going to be another season of "Dual Survival", but apparently Season 4 is a go.



Thursday, November 21, 2013 PM

I'll probably get to the Chopin "Polonaise Fantasie" before years out. I've been focusing on that as well as a few other pieces. With that, it gives me a bit more optimism to get the Liszt "Reminiscence" uploaded at some point in the future. Before that, I was just enjoying going through it and not really thinking about uploading it at all.

I can definitely envision a few young, talented pianists to exist, since there seems to be a few out there. Not in the stature of Lang Lang for sure, but definitely be able to perform here and there at a concert level. It would definitely behoove them to take as much as possible from his instructions.

It's good to hear that Goh Nakamura has gone beyond his funding projection to start his musical endeavors. They are well worth it. Now, only if he can get another film started to complete the "Surrogate Valentine/Daylight Savings" trilogy if at all muhaha. But I suppose they could be content in leaving it at that.

These days, I've been trying to find more interesting and actually worthwhile, quality stuff on Youtube and such. There isn't a lot, but at the same time there are still a lot undiscovered. A new finding is the KT crew, who are planning to make a film based on their webisodes. I just saw some; hilarious, fun and quite educational in a sense muhaha.



Sunday, November 17, 2013 AM

I thought about recording a few pieces, but instead just decided for only one for now; one of the Chopin Polonaises. New uploads are usually on my classical piano web page, so stop by there first. Anyway, what I'm really looking forward to is the "Polonaise-Fantasie" Op.61. That, with the Liszt Reminiscence, I consider epic solo pieces.

I'm certainly content with the newer piano, the budget rental wore down easily.

Chopin, Polonaise C# Minor Op.26


Sunday, November 10, 2013 PM

I might be a classical pianist, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy other genres. As for the types of genres, it's not that much however; mostly acoustic guitarists/musicians from youtube that I call actual talents, and my playlist is a partial example of that. I'm not a fan of hip hop at all (except perhaps hip hop comedy, if that actually counts muhaha), but recently I did find a few youtube hip hop artists that are worth listening to. Projects like these are certainly worth funding.

I decided to purchase NBA League Pass, only to realize that I'd have to watch the Knicks 3 hours earlier from over here. Not exactly convenient for a night owl like myself. And there's the question of whether this year's team is even going to be worth watching. That's the drama that'll probably unfold as the season progresses. More thoughts on the Knicks page.


Thursday, November 07, 2013 PM

There's definitely optimism and a renewed spirit for next year. It's certainly going to be a "new beginning", and sacrifices as well as changes have to be made. As far as my personality and character, that'll probably remain as is as with any identity. That shouldn't change for anyone, I don't think. It's been a quite a journey, at one point nearly having given up and ready to go my own way. Still, nothing is guaranteed and the future is never a certainty. But for sure, I'm grateful nonetheless. The state of happiness is different for everyone, whether it's something tangible or intangible.

One thing I'm happy about is that my piano was sold!, thanks to some help. Not only is it a profit, but I can get that situation off of my mind now. It was a nice piano, as grand pianos go. I would've shipped it here if I could, but considering that I don't have a permanent place yet as well as just the sheer weight of it, I had to get rid of it.

The Concert Halls in the NYC are like none other. It's the place to be for classical performances, where the acoustics must be just spectacular. I've never been there in person but if I could attend a concert, it would be for piano maestro Lang Lang for sure.


Sunday, November 03, 2013 AM

And another year just passing by. As another year winds down, I'm going to have to prepare for new beginnings next year. But who's heard that before, as if resolutions really work. I can never be sure if a new year actually brings new beginnings, since I've been saying that for most of my life. There's always been a false sense of optimism or hope, but fortunately they don't exist anymore.

I'm not sure if I can get another recording done before the year's out. If I can, it'll either be one of the Chopin Polonaises or another piece. In the meantime, I'll most likely rotate a featured video on occasion. I think grand concert pianist/maestro Lang Lang said it best in his speech, when he mentioned something about Chopin and how his pieces seem omnipresent or instantly recognizable and welcomed by all when it comes to repertoire. Whether it's the serenity of a Nocturne or the levity and exuberance of a Valse, they would seem to fit for that occasion of his inauguration.

The new NBA season just started last week and I wasn't even aware of it. I guess I was too immersed with all the classic horror films during Halloween week muhaha. I'm not sure how much catching up I'm able to do. Otherwise, it wouldn't be worth keeping certain web pages around. There are ideas floating about, but certainly a new web page is not out of the question.