More Than Good Enough: Overcoming the Pressure to Perform

The Pianist There was a time when practicing the piano was a part of my daily life. Actually that “time” spanned most of my life. I forget that sometimes. But when I randomly decide to sit down at my keyboard and play some Chopin, it all comes rushing back. I feel like I’m breathing in […]

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Unexpected Reminders: Classical Music

Almost two weeks ago now, I was sitting in church when something unexpected happened. A realization hit me so hard I ended up leaning against the wall sobbing during closing praise. On the verge of starting my first full time job (as a kindergarten teacher) and of leading my first small group at church, I […]

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Playing the Piano

It’s crazy how whenever I lose sight of my dreams, God brings them back to me. I may forget, but He never does…

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First Studio Class in Korea

First Studio Class! Earlier, I was planning to write a post about my first studio class in Korea and all the interesting little things that happened (like how we just ate food and chatted for 40 minutes until someone finally volunteered to play), but now I am simply too tired. This is mostly because, near […]

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Getting Started with my Fulbright Year: Meeting the Prof

I decided to stop waiting for my alien registration number and get things rolling here in Korea phone-less, bank account-less, and passport-less. It’s been working out great so far. Yesterday, a new Korean friend took me around SNU (my new school) and treated me to iced tea and egg tart in a coffee shop on […]

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