"When you change the way you see things, the things you see change." - Author Unknown


Salubrious RWB

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A Beautiful Day!

Fight the Monster

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BT and I were doing this... whewwww!!!! It's really harder than it seems...

When You Come to Me

When you come to me, unbidden,
Beckoning me
To long-ago rooms,
Where memories lie.

Offering me, as to a child, an attic,
Gatherings of days too few,
Baubles of stolen kisses,
Trinkets of borrowed loves,
Trunks of secret words,


A poetry BT received as a gift, which I found to be my treasure.

Have a good trip!

Evidently, the dad was flying away (6800 miles total) to meet his sweetheart - the Beijing Duck.

Pink Grin

That was our 4th visit on our orthodontic journey! Mission accomplished: the wires were replaced, and the chain was put into service. That pink chain is not only (hmmm...) stylish but also serves an essenail purpose - it applies force inwardly so that the teeth will hopefully hold together without generating gaps between them (Oh my gosh! The teeth are moving, like pebbles in a river, they can go anywhere. It sounds magical, right? But it also makes me pull my hair out..).

Memorial Day Concert

It was a beautiful sunny day, the traditional CSYOCO Memorial Day Concert took place at Blue Ash Town Square (outdoors! O_O).

The orchestra played the national anthem, three movements from Bizet's Carmen Suite, Grieg's Homage March, Poet and Peasant Overture, Selections from Lionel Bart's "Oliver", and March to the Scaffold.

The tune of the pieces were familiar, as I had listened to them many times during their rehearsals, but each of them sounded especially resonant to me that day. It was the last concert from CSYOCO this year. Sycamore High School, Monday rehearsal evenings, those wonderous concerts, and the people who were so dedicated and worked tirelessly for the orchestra... They will flash through my brain, I am sure, and become part of my warm memories.

Violin Recital

That was the violin recital from Dr. Lim's studio at Church of the Saviour on Saturday.

BT was playing the Concerto No. 5 in A minor, Op.37 by Henri Vieuxtemps, who was a 19th-century Belgian composer and violinist. It was great, although she performed not without imperfection but overall the tone of violin was very clear, expressive and excellent. I liked the piano sound from the accompanist as well, it was gentle and agreeable.

The music the little kids performed was cute and sweet, especially the Humoresque, Vivaldi concerto and Meditation; they brought me the fond memories of days when BT was learning those pieces several years ago and how her teacher was patiently training her on shifting, vibrato, and other fundamental skills. I feel we owe him a great thank you.

Where Is Love?

A little piece from Oliver Twist that BT is going to play at the last concert this year. The melody on violin is so sweet, angelic and beautifully haunting, I believe it will stay in her memory together with all her days in CSYOCO.

Orthodontic Journey: 3rd Appointment

This appointment was a lot easier compared to the previous one. This was what was accomplished:

1) Cut and took off the wires for the upper and lower teeth.

2) Put on the new wires, which were thicker than the old ones. It is said that the THICKER the wire is, the STRONGER desire it has to retain its perfect arch shape :)
That was it. From the time we stepped in the room to the time we smiled and utterd thanks, it took us only 13 minutes.

Oh my deer!

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