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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Posting Process

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I’ve been blogging since 2001 (holy crap, time flies!). When I’d first started back in high school, I’d simply blogged about what had happened to me that day. I didn’t have any sort of structure or process, but rather I just typed what was on mind. In college and beyond, my blogging output shrank, yet I still blogged about random things, but still without any clear structure or process. My blogging game hit a new low when I was doing my postgraduate programme, but I stepped it back up six months later upon graduation, this time with more structure and with an actual process! It took me a while to fine-tune the process, and I’m finally writing a post about what goes on behind the scenes with Aigoo.me.

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Turning Thirty-Two

Turning Thirty-Two

Today’s the day I turn thirty-two, so I’m another year older. Like last year, I requested the day off for my birthday, and I requested the day after as sick leave, thus giving myself a four-day weekend as a present. I’d been planning this since September, so it was a lovely thing to look forward to in my birthday month — ironic since I’d been getting a ton of days off this month as it is, haha! All the days off aside, I am truly grateful to my understanding bosses who allowed me to take the days off. I didn’t tell anybody at work it was my birthday, but I’m sure they know now because I’m friends with a couple of co-workers on Facebook! I decided to take the low-key route :)

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Recent Realities Vol. 5

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It’s been a while since I’ve last typed a Recent Realities post. I hadn’t written for this column since October — whoops! Here is a new post filled with some of my Seoul adventures from last month, including me trying some new food items. There is a new thing I am looking forward to in February, but I guess I should finish January first, haha! Speaking of January, I also realised that this is a pretty good month in terms of having a lot of days off. Oh, and Amazon Rewards Visa has become fabulous!

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