This story was in the email that LCC president Marge sent to all faculty today.
There was a man on a beach with thousands of star fish washing up around him dying in the sand. A little boy watched as the man picked up one fish at a time and threw them back in the water. The little boy seemed confused and asked the man why he bothered to toss one fish back at a time when there were so many others in the sand. The man looked thoughtfully at the little boy and told him that it mattered to the fish he saved.
This is what I would like to remind myself everyday…
It was a long long day. Left the house at 7:45am, and came home around 8pm. Tomorrow will be even longer since I will start my first studio time in the evening from 6 to 8:30pm.
This is probably one of the best decision I have ever made, besides married to my husband and moved to US. Love my first day, and even better the second day. It is so challenge everyday juggling around LCC, UO, and family. Yet, it will be a fantastic journey for me and my family, I believe.
The day started with my first class of History of Electroacoustic Music with Akiko. Love to review the history again and get dipper on it.
Hurry to LCC after my class at UO. MUS 118 class went very smooth. I tried to get everyone excited for this class.
Stayed up late to finish my first assignment, posting a paper on Canvas after reading some chapters of Henry von Oftergingen by Novalis.
Jayshing did not want to go to bed on her won, because her sister was sleeping on our bed with Jeff. She wondering around and went to bed with me around 11:30. We need to find a good solution for this.
Jeff insisted to take a picture of me for the first day of school.
The first class was the Data-Driven Instrument Performance. All doctoral students in the class. Iris (the instructor) gave us a short presentation about the new mixing board [MIDAS] setting. Thursday night is my first studio time. Can’t wait for that.
Second class from 10 to 11 is the one I am teaching this term — Digital Audio and Sound Design. A lot of students in the class-34 of them total. It is gonna have a lot of grading to do. The lecture went well; at least I think it went well. Not sure how the students thought. They are SUPER quiet, just like LCC students.
Went to library cafe while waiting for next class. Had my lunch (while spaghetti sauce) there, while I was working on scheduling my studio time. The next class Romantic Era Seminar, I took it 10 (or 12? ) years ago when I was studied for my composition Ph.D. Still very exciting topic and content. Marian is a great teacher. Kind and fun. The reading assignment is huge, daunting, and almost impossible though. : ) I was using my iPad to take the notes, and in the middle of class, she said to the class asking us not using devices to take notes. I put it away. After the class dismissed, she said to me that she is not worry about me using the device, but do not want to have any chances for other students who may explore the electronics in the class. That is nice of her to let me know that. Totally understand. Taking notes by hand is great as well for me.
Well, it was a fantastic first day of my school.
I am looking forward to the day now, starting in … 53 minutes!.
Two weeks ago, The Beautiful Feather and La’ah were performed in Portland at Caldera concert. Sarah Nemecek (dancer/choreographer) drove up to Portland to perform my music. I am so grateful to have chances to work with her. A wonderful person to work with.
Last Friday, Metamorphose (Tree Projection) was installed in Eugene downtown BEAM event. Jayling and Jayshing were there with their friends. Glad many people we know showed up to support.
兩週前，The Beautiful Feather 和 La’ah在波特蘭舉行的Caldera戶外音樂會上演出。 Sarah Nemecek（舞蹈家/舞蹈指導）開車去波特蘭表演我的音樂。我很高興有機會和她一起工作。一個很棒的人。
Tonight at 7:30, the UO TaiHei Ensemble will perform my composition “River Snow” for Violin and Cello. This piece was composed 10 years ago and have been performed many times in different venues. The Chinese poem inspired me was written by Liu Zangyuan (773—819). I am so grateful to be connected to UO School of Music still and excited to meet some young composers (younger than me..) tonight.