I've been really busy so far. I've changed my view on 'not getting anywhere'. I feel like I've done quite a bit , but seems like the works never ends. One of my pieces is being at this year's International Computer Music Conference in June(ICMC)- part of their 60x60 concerts. I've written a piece for [...]

By | 2010-03-13T17:17:09+00:00 March 13th, 2010|blog|0 Comments

class, teach, compose, ultimate, maybe eat

I was navigating through Hulu today and I accidentally clicked on this short film. After it started, I thought, 'why not, just watch it?'. It's worth the 17-some minutes. I've been working really hard lately and I don't feel like I've gotten anywhere. The semester is going to start Tuesday and I'm almost finished [...]

By | 2011-06-25T03:12:20+00:00 January 14th, 2010|blog, Me, Musings|0 Comments

The reality of the moment

I've been re-learning to live this past semester. My girlfriend of almost two years and I broke up, catapulting me to rediscover singledom- which, after two years, was something I was not used to, relatively. One good thing that grew out of this, was that I passed and did well in my classes. I don't [...]

By | 2009-12-18T08:17:50+00:00 December 18th, 2009|blog, Me, slice of life|Comments Off on The reality of the moment

breaking up

One of the hardest things with a breakup in a serious relationship is a lot of daily routines involved your new ex. It sucks. You automatically associate many parts of your life to that person. From brushing teeth, meals, laughing, sheet lightening, and how to judge how fun things are. When you think of something [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:20+00:00 October 5th, 2009|blog, Me, slice of life|0 Comments

Blackjack Culture no. 1

I've picked up a hobby since I've been in Baton Rouge. I spend a couple hours a month playing blackjack. In a short time and on a small college bankroll, I've become a VIP player at a local casino. I won't mainly be posting tips on how to play blackjack, but mostly about the culture [...]

By | 2010-03-22T12:12:48+00:00 March 30th, 2009|blackjack, blog|1 Comment

I’m a bad blogger

I haven't written in a very long time. Last semester, I arranged and directed music to an LSU theatre production of Maria Irene Fornes's Promenade , music by Al Carmines. It was an "experimental" musical at the time in the 1970's, that didn't reach much success. Fornes's obsurdist approach to forming the piece may have [...]

By | 2009-03-23T09:49:50+00:00 March 22nd, 2009|blog, Me, music, random|0 Comments


I'm on my way back to Baton Rouge after a week visiting my parents in Florida. My stay was actually cut short because of a strengthening Tropical Storm Fay approaching the bay area. With word that the storm system would strike on Tuesday afternoon, my would-be departure time, Southwest airlines posted they would honor adjustments [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:20+00:00 August 18th, 2008|blog, Me|0 Comments

E-trade Financial

I've spent several hours on the phone with E-trade, trying to close my account. They are probably the most frustrating and backwards company ever. Closing my account involves a fax, where an email, internet, or phone will not do. I've sent a fax 3 times with instructions to close my account, everytime I call to [...]

By | 2008-08-13T23:52:45+00:00 December 17th, 2007|blog, random|0 Comments

Oui, soy un Berliner.

At the hotel in Denton, I was waiting for the elevator when a father of two, sitting in the lobby, yelled something in spanish at me. I turned around, puzzled. He asked if I spoke spanish. No, I'm asian. Oh. You look like you're from Vera Cruz. I'm from Taiwan. Oh. Okay. The elevator opened. [...]

By | 2008-08-13T23:53:36+00:00 November 20th, 2007|blog, Me, random|0 Comments

Electric LaTex

Latex Post I'm sitting in a 15-seat van on the way to Denton, Texas for Electric Latex, an electroacoustic festival held in the South. It's an eight hour drive. We're on hour 6. My electroacoustic professor and 7 composers. At any given time, there are 3 powerbooks/macbook pro's being used. One is learning to program [...]

By | 2016-11-01T22:30:20+00:00 November 17th, 2007|blog, electroacoustic, music|0 Comments