Sylvie Nguyen

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!

Um…I’m not sure if you’ll be O.K. with me putting you on my blog and the internet in general, but what ever! 😀 Since I have a lot of people to talk about, I need to place a limit on how many words I’ll write for each person, so does a max of 800 words per person sound good? Including the “Disclaimer” that will be at the beginning and the introduction of each blog post? No? Well this is my blog so sucks for you 😛

As you can see, I’m trying to apply as much humor I can so that I’ll be able to publicly embarrass you aaaand make sure you don’t forget me. 😀 Don’t worry, I’ll save the last 100 words for a nice paragraph announcing my love for you. Let’s begin with the embarrassing moments shall we?

  1. One of my earliest embarrassing memories of us involved Ms. Mimi. And by the mention of her name *shivers* it’s probably bad. Don’t worry, it doesn’t deal with your countless mistakes on piano recitals. It deals with the beverage choices of Ms. Mimi. One workshop night, she wanted to give us drinks and we both said sprite. Then she left the kitchen. After taking an mouthful of the carbonated drink, our eyes lit up. You forcefully swallowed the drink, I spit mine back into the cup. Then I said,
    “Umm…I think this is diet.”
    When, with faces of disgust, we didn’t touch our drinks afterwards.
  2. This awkward moment I recall from Friday night on August 29th when we had a Miranda Sings break down. We were eating the Korean barbeque and I put too much hot sauce on mine. So in my best Miranda Sing accent, I exclaimed “ITS SPICYYYY!” Then we both start talking in Miranda Sings accent, looking like total idiots LOL. I looked over towards Tiffanie and gave us the most disapproving face ever. I’m so ashamed…
  3. I title this next awkward moment as “I WILL PREVAAAAIL!!!” This is one of my favorite memories together. When we would play cards and Egyptian Wrap/Rap, idk, I would always be the first close to dying (you guys were mean at this game 😦 ). Then I would say in my creepiest and hissing voice,
    “I will prevaaaail….I will PREVAAAAAAAIL!!!”So yea, one thing led to another, and I would make a miraculous come back and win the game! (HA TAKE THAT LOSERS! I HAVE PREVAILED!)
  4. This moment I mark as your lowest moment, and I can’t even believe I supported you… I title this as: Scandalous Pool Side Photo-shoot. If you’re wonder if I still have all of them, yes. I do. And I regret everything… I think staying in the jacuzzi for too long does something to people’s mind. Don’t worry. I won’t release any of these private photos. I just still can’t understand what was going through our minds when we took these… “provocative” photos.

Yay, this is the part where I start crying and telling you that you’re my bestie. Sylvie Nguyen, I first want to thank you so much for protecting me from Steven and him trying to eat me. I link to think you of my protector. You’ve always been trying to protect my innocence and from video games. You’re always so encouraging. I’m gonna miss your voice and you forgetting how to sing alto and making up a random harmony to cover it up.  You’re a great person and a great friend. I totally understand why Faith if your best friend. You’re dependable, you’re friendly (enough :P), but most of all, you are encouraging. That’s what I’ve love about you the most. At every sports fest, I can hear you cheer on the members of your teammates and even the opposing team. When I was in Bible Challenge this year, I could pick out your voice (which was the loudest) and would always yell out positive things. You remind me of a sassy cheerleader, being the leader of Anaheim’s cheer. I hope you continue to be peppy and continuing your amazing talent for music and the piano. Thank you for being a part of family and I want you to know this: I love you!

Songs I dedicate to you…actually…I have no idea what song describes you the most…I think I’ll give you this one, be happy with it!

I also remember you viciously claiming that you hear Shower by Becky G first sooo here yah go!

The Wind Forest

Imagination and the limitless ability to explore the world is displayed in “Child in the Woods” by Barry Lopez.  I only read a short excerpt from his book, but I can tell that what he writes is reflexive of his life and his will. He wants children to be exposed to memorable and inspirational events at a young age. He believes that kids will grow healthily and develop a strong mind.

As a child, Barry Lopez lived in the suburbs of America. When he was younger, he met an old women who had given him a meaningful look and said that only through the eyes of a child, they can see things that adults can’t usually see. Barry was looking at the refraction of light from a wind chime and the old woman saw his amazement and interest and said this. This quote had stuck with him ever since. I think that we all have phrases or quotes that we keep and treasure that had been said by adults. When the old woman said this, it made him even more fired up for noticing the small things and become more exploratory.

When Barry grew up, he moved into a cabin in the midst of a rain forest in Oregon. He loved being surrounded by nature and it made him feel more alive than being in a city. He learned a lot about biology of the animals and plants there. When his grandchildren visited him, he tried to show the secret of nature and exposes to them the beauty of the world. He is a living role model or discovery, imagination, and wisdom

Here’s a song that really shows Barry Lopez’s love for nature. It’s called, “The Wind Forest,” by Joe Hisaishi.

Here are the music sheets if you wanna learn how to play this:

Musica Cubista!


Hi everyone! This drawing was originally for my Spanish class, but since it has music in it, I decided to put it on my blog; edited and natural as always. In Spanish, we’re learning about Pablo Picasso and how he was extremely famous for his cubism art. Cubism art is a style of art where the artist uses geometric shapes to create their masterpiece. In my picture, there is a guitar and a piano that is broken up into triangular shards.
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Piano House?!

Piano House collageAs I was searching in the internet world (which is a very strange universe) for songs to do another blog post on, I bumped into this awesome grand piano/violin building! Apparently, it’s built in Huainan, China in 2007. Leaning against the piano is a large glass violin. The transparent violin houses the staircase that connects the glass building to the piano and leads into the main part of the building. The grand piano base of the building houses two concert halls and is used by music students from a local college. Crazy things people can do for music…