Monday Update: 6.27.16

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Hello my lovely friends! First off, my apologies for not posting as regularly as I’d hope, the past week/weekend has just been a flurry of rehearsals, practice, *insert breakdown*, rehearsals and more practice.

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I wanted to share with all of you a couple of things I’ve been up to, just to provide more insight into who I am, and to maybe excuse how I’ve been slacking. Here are a couple of things that I’ve been occupied with.

My Senior Recital

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I’ve been playing piano since the age of five, and began violin at the age of ten. In lieu of having a senior party (I just graduated from high school this year), I decided to have a recital to commemorate the many hours I’ve devoted being a slave to my violin. My twin, will be performing the piano, while I focus on playing the violin. Here is the list of pieces I will be performing-I’ve linked a youtube video for each:

Beethoven’s Romanze in F

Handel-Halvorsen’s Passacaglia

B Rossette (this is an OST for an amazing Korean drama)

Elgar’s Salut d’ Amour

My brother will be accompanying me in the Salut d’Amour, and will be performing two pieces himself. Luckily, this recital is tomorrow, so I will soon be finished with the busy flurry of planning rehearsals, practicing and convincing people to come!

My Brother

Yes, the same brother who is playing at my senior recital, is also leaving the next day to begin his summer training at the Naval Academy. He will be heading out to Maryland and will begin attending a the very prestigious and renowned institution in Annapolis. No, this is not just a military base, but an academy on the same boat (haha get it?) as Westpoint.

My Trip to Korea

As I talked about in my Wordless Wednesday post, I will be flying out to Korea next week for about a month. During this time, I have scheduled a couple of posts (including tags that I have been nominated for… Yes, I do promise to post those soon!). Preparations have been frantic, as I’ve been balancing scheduling this recital and making sure everything is ready for this trip! I’ve also been trying to brush up on the Korean language lately. I am able to speak fluently, but writing and reading are still a bit shaky.

Fortunately, I’ll be able to catch up on a lot of reading during my plane ride, and I’m hoping to find some time and a computer to continue blogging, but please forgive me if I’m not as regular as before!

Work life

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Normally summer means a time to read loads of books, and relax, but this year I have begun working XXXX. Because of my eight hour work days, it’s been quite the transition to balance work and play this summer. My coworkers are amazing, and I surprisingly enjoy working in a very spacious cubicle with a nice chair, heater, and green tea. Lately, things have been hectic here at work as well, and I’ve barely had time to sit down and take a short break with a book!

YOU!

I truly enjoy reading your posts, commenting and discovering what books to read next! Sometimes, I get too carried away by all the amazing things everyone rights to actually post anything of my own. Fear not! I promise that as soon as everything settles down, I will be devoting as much time as possible to making sure this blog is continues to pique your interest.

In terms of books…

I am currently still reading The Time Traveler’s Wife whenever I have any down time. Even though I love to read before falling asleep, I’ve been finding myself jumping in bed, and immediately hitting the hay without the leisure of finishing a book. I cannot wait until this season of stress is over! Thank you for your patience.

Happy Readings!