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Considering the fact that I haven’t posted anything since Halloween, it’s probably safe to say that I’m a terrible blogger and I’m bad at commitment.

There have been so many things that had happened in 2014 and I’m grateful for everything that has happened to me, both good and bad. One thing┬áthat I don’t really tell people about is my calendar. I would love to have a journal and be able to write all my thoughts into it, but based on my blog, I would procrastinate on writing journal entries. So, I’ve created a different method with my calendar. Each day, I write a very short sentence or list a few things that had happened: tests, projects, birthdays, parties, anything. Looking back at it, I’m amazed at how things have changed and the different people I’ve met (I actually wrote down the time and day I met a person because I believe that you’ll never know when you meet them again)

The boy kneeling in the picture was me! So much has changed!!!

The boy kneeling in the picture was me! So much has changed!!!

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Steps of Life

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I apologize for being a terrible person filled with unkept promises when I said I would blog once a week. Sorry?

I’m a Junior in high school! The MOST stressful year because that’s when colleges really look at your grades, how well you manage outside forces, and stay alive in your tiny island called “social life.” So yeah, this is my (pathetic) excuse as to not blogging.

But speaking of Junior year, I just realized that a person’s life is similar to going up a staircase. I’ll show you what I mean:

[Funny story before we move on ­čśÇ My house has a spiral staircase and whenever my friends go to my house. They first thing they do is go up and down the stairs because (and I quote) “it’s fun.” ….I don’t even understand….]

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Anaheim Evangelical Vietnamese Church

So I’ve never ever ever been good with good bye’s so, I’m going to start each of the blogs in this category with:

Disclaimer! This is not a goodbye because I’m terrible with goodbye’s. So think of these blog posts as a “thank-you-for-everything-that-you’ve-done-for-me-and-I’ll-never-forget-you” kind of thing. I will definitely see you again in the future so don’t you dare think that I’m just going to disappear from the surface of the Earth. If you want to read all the blog posts I’ve made about my “departure,” then please scroll down to “Categories” and pick “Timothy’s Letter to the Church.” This series of blog posts will be personal and only a select few will understand what I’m saying, so, sorry to those who have no clue of what I’m talking about!

Now that that’s out of the way, I’m gonna explain the series of blog posts that I’ll be publishing. Basically it’s gonna be “thank-you’s” to a special individual that I’ve been with for a long time. This blog post, “Anaheim Evangelical Vietnamese Church” will be basically great memories that I share with the entire church as a whole. Continue reading

Say Something

Hello.

On a continuation of “The Count of Monte Cristo” (amazing book. read it. not a choice, especially because I’m being forced to read it in school but I made it a choice to finish the book before the class did…oops), there is a dramatic part between the main character and the fiance he had left for at least a decade. Edmond Dantes, or the Count of Monte Cristo, re-meets his old fiance, Mercedes and they talk about the pain, the rift that was caused by betrayal, and redemption. I think the best song that expresses the feelings of this scene is “Say Something” by A Great Big World featuring Christina Aguilera, the song that has made countless people cry:


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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Hello everyone!

ITS THE WEEK BEFORE SPRING BREAK!!!!! And here I am, still in the darned library because my internet at home won’t work and I have to go to the library in order to do my homework. Lucky for me, I’m going to Louisiana on March 10th to March 15th! Reason Why? My choir is going to be competing in the state of Louisiana, my choir teacher’s home state! We’re all beyond excited and we’ll be staying in New Orleans and experiencing the culture that is extremely different than Californian sun and beaches.

Back to English class though, we learned about how parents try to protect their child’s innocence by changing ad twisting the truth. Personally, I think people in general are just afraid of change sometimes. Change is new and different and we don’t really know what to expect. In class, we read a poem called “A Barred Owl” by Richard Wilbur. It talked about a girl being frightened by the call of an owl, but her parents tell her something else-a white lie-and comforts their child to sleep. Here’s the song I want to use to show change over time.


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One Summer’s Day

Hiya guys!
Not many people know the song “One Summer’s Day,” but it would be my pleasure to educate you guys on this amazing song. First of all, there is a movie called “Spirited Away” which is about a girl who is trapped in the land of spirits and earns an adventure of a lifetime and discovers true love. Its not that corny unless you’ve watched it. Anyways, the theme song of that amazing movie is “One Summer’s Day” and its one of my favorite songs composed by Joe Hisaishi, the mastermind of this wonderful piece. Please listen, close your eyes, and prepare to be whisked away on an amazing adventure.

I hoped you really like this song. If so, I have links to the movie and sheet music for my fellow piano plays listed below. I’m not exactly going to interpret this song, but how I felt and how the notes moved and flowed in my mind. Yes I’ll be basing it a little from the movie, similar to the “Song of the Caged Bird” (but it was a short clip, not movie), but I’m hoping that my insight on this will encourage others to watch this awesome and touching movie.
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