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Updating on the train

Huh, apparently I have 4 WordPress Plugins to update, plus a new Core version to upgrade to. Since I’m connected to the internet through my cell phone’s tether through my VPN in the States, I’m thinking I’m gonna hold off on any major internet work that’s actually important and meaningful until later. I’ll be back […]

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Posted December 13th, 2010 - 12:07 am by sean
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Very sick…

So it’s been like, over a week. Maria and I are both sick. We think it happened because of all the MBA people she was interacting with. The theory goes, we have close to 100 people, coming from different and perhaps, weird, countries, flying long distances on planes with perhaps even, weirder, people, all being […]

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Posted September 14th, 2010 - 4:00 pm by sean
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Rediscovering…this.

I’ve not had any dreams lately, at least none that I can remember. When I just wake up, and I know I had a really good dream, one full of wonders and fantasy and whatever else makes such things perhaps a bit better than real life, it slips away, much quicker than before, well before […]

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Posted May 28th, 2010 - 1:25 am by sean
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Some forward momentum

So there’s been some progress, as can be noted by my and our general absence from this blog. First, my IFC (International Festival Chorus) Messiah concert has been postponed until the 19th of December. Apparently they’ve been having more and more problems getting government approval to perform Handel’s Messiah in a public venue, and it […]

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Posted December 6th, 2009 - 9:57 pm by sean
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National Day 2009

As promised, Happy 60th Birthday People’s Republic of China! I’d like to start out by stating that I think I’m spending way too much time with my family. Counting the time after we left our apartments in LA, we’ve been living with some form of family for over two months. I think it’s starting to […]

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Posted October 5th, 2009 - 1:50 am by sean
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Inaugural Post in China: Part 2

So I think I covered everything that happened during the trip to China and that very first day we were here. We slept decently well, were obviously exhausted, but it was painfully obvious why my father at one point or another made the comment that Chinese mattresses are bad. In the morning, Maria managed to […]

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Posted September 24th, 2009 - 7:20 pm by sean
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Inaugural Post in China

We’re finally here! And there’s so much to talk about but so little time and really energy on my part to write it. We left Sunday night/Monday morning, one of those effective vs. actual thingies. We had a little trouble getting our carry ons approved by the airline. Apparently, there’s a 7 kg weight limit, […]

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Posted September 23rd, 2009 - 8:42 pm by sean
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Countdown: 2 Weeks, 3 Days

…and only 4 more actual days of work! It’s almost finished! We successfully got our Visas, good for 60 days at a time, 4 times a year, so effectively we can stay there for 8 months even if we really mess up our longer term Visas; we’ll just have to leave and come back in […]

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Posted September 4th, 2009 - 7:09 pm by sean
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Countdown: 3 Weeks, 2 Days

So it’s getting close. So close it’s driving me crazy. There aren’t really that many things left to do, but for me, it’s like the last week doesn’t count because we’re going to head up north for a little vacation, and I work during the week until then and I’m sort of counting those days […]

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Posted August 29th, 2009 - 7:33 pm by sean
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Countdown: 4 weeks, 1 day

So I’m changing the countdown. It had been until September 11th, 2009, which by the way I’ve been horribly off on; apparently it would have been “Countdown: 2 weeks, 5 days,” only 19 days to go, “to go” being until I leave my job at VSM; I thought it more appropriate to countdown to the […]

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Posted August 24th, 2009 - 6:29 am by sean
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Countdown: 3 weeks, 6 days

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted, mostly due to the fact that I was at first at my mother’s after last Tuesday, then hopping across the country first to NYC then Findlay, OH. To be short for now, because I’m exhausted, it was a very good trip, and I got to meet Maria’s […]

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Posted August 19th, 2009 - 5:53 am by sean
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