Symphonic Selections: Making the List

Symphonic Selections

With so much going on in the US, with all political chaos, I can’t help but see the correlation of our present to the time of Hitler and the Nazi. Thinking about the similarities made me think about World War II, and that led me to think about Schindler’s List. That was when I had the urge to re-watch the film last night. But before that, I had to think of a song for this month’s Symphonic Selections, and I’d decided on a piece from the film prior to watching it. I almost went for its well-known main theme — all composed by John Williams — but I chose a different piece, one that was featured in what I considered the most powerful moment in the film.

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TC’s Treasures: January 2017

TC's Treasures (Original image from Unsplash.com)

This is the first TC’s Treasures post of 2017! It’s already the second week of the new year, and I’ve been keeping myself busy with my hobbies. I also fell ill last week to the point I had to call out sick for two and a half days. I came down with a super bad cold, and it made me super woozy. Amidst my sickness, I kept up with my hobbies, and this post will be covering what I’ve been enjoying in terms of animes and video games.

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Symphonic Selections: Flight to Neverland

Symphonic Selections

Happy holidays to all my blogger friends and readers! It’s Christmas, and I’m finally feeling the holiday spirit. It’s taken me so long to feel the holiday festivity, but I finally found it when I went to a John Williams’ concert at the Seoul Arts Centre on Friday, December 23rd! In November, I discovered that Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra was going to perform a whole slew of Williams’ film music. I saw that the tickets’ prices were reasonable (70,000 won for the best ones!), so I bought two in the hopes of finding someone to go with me. I did find a friend who was interested, and we went together to this magical concert!

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Timeless Thoughts: MP3 Rotation Sites

Timeless Thoughts

And it is December — I can’t believe 2016 will end soon! Are you guys all ready for the holidays and to bid farewell to 2016? I think I am ready for this year to end, haha! But before I greet 2017, I’m here to do the last Timeless Thoughts post for the year. Georgie and I co-host this monthly link-up, and I am hosting again for this month. If you would like to participate, you’re more than welcome to join our link-up by submitting your entry with the link-up widget located at the end of this entry! This link-up is opened for two weeks, and your entry can be about anything you find unforgettable from your past or present! It can be an object, an event, a person — anything goes — and you can have more than one thing you miss. For this month, here’s what I’ve been missing lately!

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Symphonic Selections: Asian Dream Song

Symphonic Selections

This past weekend, Hanyu Yuzuru won the NHK Trophy for men figure skating. For his free skate programme, he skated to this arrangement called “Hope & Legacy” by Joe Hisaishi. The arrangement is comprised of two songs by Hisaishi — “View of Silence” and “Asian Dream Song”. I became quite enamoured by the latter. It’s one of those pieces that I fell in love with at first sound. I can’t stop listening to this gorgeous piece, so it made sense to feature this for this month’s Symphonic Selections.

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