Yesterday was the Halloween. Not too smooth for me. I had planned to attend Jayshing’s Edison parade in the morning. Skip the regular Thursday studio clean. Then I realized that I had to drive Jeff to LCC because I need the car to drive Jayshing to art class in the afternoon. When I arrived at Edison, the Thriller dance was finished. I did not see the parade and did not see Jayshing’s dance. I am soooo upset about that.

Then I parked the car at the two hours parking. Went to Jack Boss’s History of Theory class. Then I worked a little bit in the office, thinking the meter shall be fine. Then when it is about time to move the car…. I got there and found out that I got a parking ticket…. Two minutes late! What a terrible day for me.

I stayed in the library while Jeff took the girls trick-or treating. Started to get headache again around 8 o’clock… what a stressful day !

Autumn color

Finally got to see the Autumn color before it’s over.

Drove out to the Bennett Winery, sit outside for an hour. We got the last bit of sunshine. Wonderful afternoon to spend with Jeff together.


End of Week 3

End of Week 3 for Fall 2019 school term. It has been a super busy schedule for us because the Oliver rehearsal at Cottage Grove. Jeff has to drive the girls back and forth almost every weekday’e evenings. The girls seem to enjoy the dance and singing a lot. That is good.

School work is moving forward as it will be day by day. One exciting subject for me this term is the sensor music. I am hoping by the end of the term, I can have a better idea of what I can do and how to do it in the field of sensor music.

Other two classes (20th & 21st century music and History of theory) demand a lot of reading/studying time. I am glad that I am getting to know music deeper in any aspect; just hoping I can have hours and hours of time for all the information that I want to absorb.

2019年秋季學期的第3週結束。 對我們而言,這是一個非常忙碌的日程,因為奧利弗(Oliver)在Cottage Grove排練。傑夫幾乎每個工作日晚上都要開車來接送孩子。孩子們似乎很喜歡跳舞和唱歌。那很好。 

Taiwan – South Korean (KISS) Trip

What a month! It went by so quick. Every time leaving Taiwan, I always feels depressed. Taiwan is a place that I will dream for, but dared to go back for good. Too much memory, too much burden, too much sweetness, and too much regret.

Glad that Jeff and I were able to attend the KISS conference in South Korean and premiere 19/20/21 — our collaboration project for sound, video, and spoken works. We worked hard on it , but there are still places for improvement. I am hoping to have it revised and performed again at the next FMO concert .

Alway fun to get together with my cousins. We grow up together, then apart for 15 to 20 years, pursuing our own dream/life individually . Now our kids are almost grown, and we finally have these treasurable chances to meet and drink beers and chat openly without any boundaries. Nice memories.


很高興傑夫和我能夠參加韓國的KISS會議和19/20/21的首映式 – 我們的聲音,視頻和口語作品合作項目。我們努力工作,但仍有改進的地方。我希望在下一次 UO FMO音樂會上再演出下一個修訂版。

總是和我的表兄弟聚在一起很開心。我們從小一起長大,然後分開15至20年 追求自己的夢想/生活。現在,我們的孩子幾乎長大了,我們終於有了這些寶貴的機會來見面,喝啤酒,並且沒有任何界限地話長短。這真的是美好的回憶。

Jayshing’s first day of school – 5th grade

First day of school for Jayshing. She was very excited. Despite just coming back from Taiwan yesterday with the jet lag,, she was in a great spirit. We are glad that she is in Kristy’s classroom and all her good friends are together in the same classroom. Hope this will a wonderful year for her last year of elementary school.


Mother’s Day

So many things to do that we have almost no time to think about Mother’s day.

While day past so fast that I just can not finish as much as I hope to.

Feeling so lived, that Jayling and Jayshing draw me pictures and Jayshing also bought me two mechanical pencils of my favorite which I just lost them few day ago. Jaylig write me a card, very lovely.

Thinking of almost 12 years ago today, I was in the hospital giving birth to Jayling. That was the toughest day of my life. But I am so grateful now that we have Jayling and Jayshing.

The Sound of Music

Went to Cottage Theater watched The Sound Of Music play tonight. Delightful music as always. Some music will always live in our heart, ❤️ Interestingly, just found out from the program note that the director Joel Ibanez is from Chico, CA.

The Firebird

Went to Hult Center tonight with 2Js and Jeff, watching the Eugene Ballet performing Stravinsky’s The Firebird. Without reading the program notes first, we did not realized that the first half performance is not The Firebird at all! When we walked out to lobby for intermission, Jeff said ” I was trying very hard and though I figured out who is the Firebird, finally…” That was hilarious. They played/choreographed Ravel’s Bolero. Very nice to hear it live. What a surprise for tonight!

The Firebird is good. But I was soooo tired, for some reason. I had to close my eyes for almost half of the performance. But still enjoyed it a lot.

FireBird – Eugene Ballet

Before the performance, we went to Sushi Go-around.

The last Sunday before Spring Term 2019

Sunday March 31, 2019

One day in my life…

8:18 Woke up – make a cup of tea )from real gray loose leave leaf/ brush teeth

8:25 – Exercise – 6 Pack 

8:44 – Studio working on Portland 4/20 concert program order

Interesting compositions. Hope it will be a fun day at Portland

9:35 – eat some cereal

9:45 – Prepare MUS 118 class – took out my old MacAir to see if InDesign is still working.  

IsDesign is not working correctly anymore. I am blaming all of this to LCC’s terrible administration work. LCC encouraged me to switch to creative cloud three years ago and now they just told my that I can not use CC in my new computer. This is not helping faculty at all. Well, I decided to edit everything out of PDF format and go from there. No time to blame anyone or argue with anyone at LCC. I need to save my energy/time for something else…

11:45 – Pancake brunch (Thanks Jeff))

12:30 – Call Jennifer for All Wired Up concert (Program order and discuss issues)

01:15 – Jeff made coffee – sit on the deck with girls. They were painting their nails. Nice beautiful sunny day.

01:54 – Back studio work on MUS 118 class preparation again / MUS 447 Prep

02:53 – Break… Jayling was not happy about my AirBook is too slow for her to playing Garage Band on it..Well, hope she will learn being more thankful for everything we can have…

Went down stairs and Jayshing was melting crayons to make a candle…The happiest toddler on the block…

03:10 – Set up Kyma on my Laptop for 420 Portland Concert

Found out that I need a USB-C to Ethernet adapter. Don’t want to wait for another two or three day, so Jayling and I drive to OfficeMax down the hill and spent alsmot 50 dollars to get an adapter and also Cat6 Ethernet cable. Now I am back install/Updates my Kyma and everything on my MacBook Pro. I will need to install the KymaConnect and OSCulator for Wiimote comptroller… I am sure… Probably it will be a full night battle!!

4:30 Drive downhill to Office Max to buy USB-C to Eithernet jungle and also CAT6 cable -3ft. Jayling went with me, I liked her being around me more. 

The early coffee made my stomach so uncomfortable for the rest of the day…

6:30 – Surprisingly smooth! I connect everything one by one, and install/upgrade the KYMA 7+. Guess what, Holy Cow… Everything works. Even with a little but adjustment, the Wiimotes are up running. I forgot most of the performance part for “The Lighted Window” , but I am sure I can get it back soon enough. 

7:30 – BBQ stake dinner. Another nice family BBQ dinner, We were just talking and chatting about stuff. Stuff,…all of those conversations we may not remember soon later, but when we can not be around with our family anymore, those are the most cherish moments/feelings we wish to have them back…Love the feeling of being around with all my families. 

Spring break

Visited Chico for a few days. It was very nice to see Marilyn, Joe, John and Jane. We had a great visit. The only thing I am hoping for next time is that grandma will hire someone clean her house better. The whole house is invaded by moss, bugs and dust. My allergy problem got worse as soon as I walked into the house….The last two days there I would not touch/eat anything thing from the house after I saw how scary it is inside the pantry. Pool mom and Joe, do not know that they are in such a terrible condition. I feel bad that I can not be any more help.

Visited Chico State on Friday. Went to Upper Crust. Ate dinner at Italian Cottage. Nice and east for a few days, but mentally, my head was thinking about next weeks’ school work.

Drive back this afternoon after met John and Jane for a few hours at the house. It was a very smooth drive. We arrive Eugene at 10:30, making a good time.