May all our birthday wishes come true
My birthday is only two days away from Christmas, so every year I can immerse in the joy of Christmas and the coming of the New Year. During this wonderful time, I will be energized with brand new energy and ready for the new beginning!
My old time habit is to examine my own growth and efforts during the year on my birthday. I would list all the progress I have made at work and the spiritual growth I have gained this year.
I thank myself for fulfilling every day, every moment and leave no regrets.
I came to Vienna just to pick my destined piano.
This is my second visit to Vienna. Fleeting time left only blur memories of my first visit of Vienna.
That year I was 15, performing with the NTSO International Youth Orchestra together.
At that time, the itinerary was very busy. We had to rush everything like the rehearsal, performance, and I even had to do sightseeing with my heavy backpack and oboe. However, this time I came to Vienna for one simple reason: To visit the famous Bosendorfer factory and to pick my destined piano at the exhibition.
With regard to most of my explorations in this world, there are three features: independent, impromptu, and require immediate adaptation.
In March of this year, I chose to pay a visit to the Icelandic capital Reykjavik. Despite the figure showed 1~3 degrees, the perceived temperature was actually minus 5~7 degrees due to the piercing wind.
5 o’clock in the morning I hit the airport. With dimming lights and freezing wind, I headed downtown and checked in the Airbnb. On my way, I was intrigued to see sheet metal houses painted in miscellaneous colors. It feels like the Icelanders were trying their best to maximize the beauty of steel and to bring “colors” to their plain life.
An amazing afternoon visiting the international headquarter and interviewing the artistic talent scout, Claude Vendette!
One day, I all of the sudden had an idea…Since I interview people for the content of my blog, why not interviewing the talent scout of Cirque Du Soleil ? Therefore, I wrote an email to them. A few days after, Cirque Du Soleil responded me that… usually they don’t accept personal media (like bloggers) to interview them. However, since I am the selected performer, so they accepted my request and invited me to the interview!!
Whether the day brings you rain or shine, always put on your best performance…
I am so honored to have been invited to perform at the Taichung Jazz Festival 2017 (台中爵士音樂節) alongside three amazing musicians: Jordan Peters on Guitar, Kevin Warren on drums, and Nicolas Bedard on Bass from Montreal, Canada. Despite the long, arduous flight they endured to participate in this spectacular event, they managed to deliver an incredible performance.
Together, we played Canadian Contemporary from Jazz Composer Jash Rager, Min Rager’s tunes, a few of my songs, my arrangement of Mandarin Pop songs, and Chick Corea’s tunes.
Prague, the magical, medieval city full of history and new adventures on every corner!
Once I had finally seen all of Dresden, Germany, I hopped on a bus headed to Prague. I should have known my destination would be magnificent, because even the bus ride across the border was amazing. In a matter of miles, the culture, the languages, and the mentality all changed. Wow…
Prague is beautiful and a destination I plan to visit often during my lifetime. The moment I stepped foot onto this lovely land, it felt as if I walked into a Medieval fairy tale.
Solo traveling is like life training. Just like life, traveling is exhausting but it can also full of surprise encounters that shape you into the incredible being that you are!
After exploring the beautiful Leipzig, Germany for a few weeks, I followed my intuition yet again. For some spiritual reason I will never fully know, it led me to the beautiful city of Dresden. As soon as I arrived, I noticed my stay was on a giant hill. As I reached the top, I came upon a quaint and cozy Airbnb with an idyllic view. Right away it relaxed me.
Sometimes trusting your intuition can lead you to some unexpected magical places…
After three months working in New York City, I decided to take a much-needed European vacation this summer. My first stop in Europe was Berlin, Germany. As excited as I was to be finally be overseas, I unfortunately didn’t find the success I was looking for in Berlin. As amazing as the city was, I didn’t connect with Berlin as I hoped. Perhaps it was my jet lag or adjusting the a new location that may have deterred my experience, but after 5 days in the eclectic city,