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Looking for a new project

I think I need someone to count on me again. While Maria was away, there was purpose in the music project I recorded for her, something she waited for, something I knew she’d be disappointed if I didn’t do. It was important, though only because I deemed it so. And though now I have lots […]

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Posted November 10th, 2010 - 2:49 pm 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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a confessional tone

i apologize for the lack of capitals in this post, but i’m posting from my ipad and i disabled the auto correct feature because i found it to be less than intuitive about what i actually wanted to type. i also apologize for the general lack of posts on this here blog, but we’ve both […]

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Posted June 21st, 2010 - 2:10 am 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 Milestones

As of March 25th, Maria and I would have been in China for six months. As of February 15th, Maria and I would have been in a relationship for two years, and we just celebrated today, rather belatedly, on March 27th. I’m surprised at how quickly the time went by. It doesn’t feel like six […]

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Posted March 28th, 2010 - 3:28 am by sean
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The Psychologies of Blogging

…or “why I suck at it.” So it’s quite late, and I’ve been tossing and turning in bed for a good while now. The issue is that I’ve been all of a sudden sick again, and it’s not been that great of an experience. I really do believe it’s due to the sudden changes in […]

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Posted March 8th, 2010 - 3:21 am by sean
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Onward to Seoul, again

Which must mean that once again, our visas are about to expire. Apparently it’s gotten a lot harder than it used to since the Olympics for someone to get a F or Z visa. The F is the “foreigner in the country but looking for work” visa that would have let us stay for up […]

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Posted January 13th, 2010 - 12:48 pm 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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Observations on the Chinese legal world, which now apparently includes me

This post consists of rambling observations on 1) Chinese law and Chinese lawyers, 2) Maria’s fascinating work in Beijing that she doesn’t regret at all getting snookered into accepting, and 3) Maria’s disinclination to work (“I have a plan, and this isn’t part of it!”). Shortly after arriving in Beijing, I responded to an ad […]

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Posted November 1st, 2009 - 11:40 pm by maria
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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: 4 weeks, 6 days

I realize I’ve not introduced myself, nor my girlfriend. As I read back on some of the earlier posts, there are some awkward moments where I keep referring to her as “my girlfriend,” making the sentence a little disjointed. I’m still not quite in the mood to make proper introductions just yet, plus she’s out […]

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Posted August 12th, 2009 - 5:57 am by sean
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