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July 11, 2018

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November 7, 2018

This past Saturday, I found myself staying up until 3:30am in the morning working on the Violetta Parra piece called “Gracias a la vida”.  The challenge with this piece is that I don’t have any sheet music for it, so I'm having to learn it by watching the YouTube video...

October 28, 2018

I think it’s human nature to procrastinate.  I don’t think it’s just me. But I remember in my university days, I always felt I got the best work and studying done when it was closer to the due date or exam date.  There is something about that feeling of urgency when yo...

October 20, 2018

As I was finishing sanding the body to move on to the next steps of fitting the neck to the body, I discovered I had sanded through a part of the rosette.  This has set me back, who knows how long. It could be a lengthy surgical replacement or rip the top off and start...

October 10, 2018

It’s cliché to say this, you know how they say success or goal accomplishment is never linear?  Well in practice, and while you’re experiencing it, it feels more like setbacks or obstacles. Recalibrating is less about changing the goal than it is pointing the ship back...

September 29, 2018

This week has been dedicated to as in the previous post, ‘getting better’.  I’ve spent almost every night after coming home from work on the neck angle jig. With quite a bit of research (basically watching Youtube videos) of what other people have done, I’ve taken elem...

September 16, 2018

I have 5 months left…  That might seem like a lot of time to people in terms of preparing for a concert but based on the learning gap and expectations I have on myself, I’m really starting to freak out.  My guitar will be ready in December, and I want nothing more than...

September 8, 2018

I’m in my Hotel room in Beijing – I can’t sleep.  So here I am sharing a short note. I like the short blog combined with a vlog idea.  So I haggled and bought a very handy gimble for updates, sharing ideas/thoughts as they come up - with you.  I need to get comfortable...

July 28, 2018

Life comes with challenges, and with each challenge, comes opportunity.  Even though I’m stressed at work trying to get everything done all at once, I need to step back and do one thing at a time. And for that one thing, do it well. This also means that there are some...

July 21, 2018

This has been a great week getting back on track with practicing.  I’ve found ways to get at least 3 hours of practicing a day all week WITHOUT staying up too late.  Remember that old routine of finishing practicing at midnight or even 1am, well it simply wasn’t sustai...

June 30, 2018

This week was another week away from the guitar build.  It’s just that kind of year.  It may seem like I’m complaining, but I’m not.  I’ve been extremely blessed to have so many wicked destinations.  From travelling to Beijing multiple times; visiting a friend in Memph...

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