i never saw the necessity of a new year resolution. never bothered to look back at my resolutions. because it wasn’t worth it.
time passed, so quickly. each academic year is essentially 3 semesters, 10 weeks each, + two 1-month holidays. convincing myself that it is an academic year is simply a hoax. and so with my 2 remaining years, resolutions are absolutely necessary. value for money and time is key
2014/15 academic year resolution:
- networking, collaborations and connections: the more, the merrier; no anti-social behavior, but embrace introversion when required
- minimize traveling: think necessity to allow occasional splurges; explore london
- prizes: gotta catch ‘em all!
21st century: the fall of the avant-garde, the extinction of art music? just a thought
轻轻的我走了， 正如我轻轻的来； 我轻轻的招手， 作别西天的云彩。
那河畔的金柳， 是夕阳中的新娘； 波光里的艳影， 在我的心头荡漾。
软泥上的青荇， 油油的在水底招搖； 在康河的柔波里， 我甘心做一条水草！
那榆荫下的一潭， 不是清泉，是天上虹； 揉碎在浮藻间， 沉淀着彩虹似的梦。
寻梦？撑一支长蒿， 向青草更青处漫溯； 满载一船星辉， 在星辉斑斓里放歌。
但我不能放歌， 悄悄是别离的笙箫； 夏虫也为我沉默， 沉默是今晚的康桥！
悄悄的我走了， 正如我悄悄的来； 我挥一挥衣袖， 不带走一片云彩。
May 07, 2014: Barber Evening Concert: Stephen Hough (piano)
Beethoven: Ouvertüre Coriolan, Op. 62
Leonard Bernstein (conductor); Wiener Philarmoniker
Mozart: Requiem Mass in D minor, K.626
Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo-soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Alastair Miles (Bass); John Eliot Gardiner (conductor); Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists
insensitivity: the key to destruction in relationships. it’s worse when it occurs in a relationship you thought was precious. it’s easy to take for granted the people we have around us. we can have fun, joke around, but there’s always that fine line which shouldn’t be stepped across. it varies amongst people, but it’s foolish to assume that such a thing does not exist, even amongst best friends or siblings.
friendships are like candles. they light up our lives. but if you are not careful, you may just extinguish them, and they may never be willing to light up again.
i don’t care if you think i am being sensitive, but you’d better stand behind my yellow line.