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Chee-Yun

Postby Ang Mo » Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:15 am

I really have not listened to her music, but she certainly looks stunning.

http://echeng.com/journal/2006/06/05/chee-yun-visits-san-francisco/#more-1230

That Lynn looks fantastic too. I swear, if Mr. Cheng were a polygamist he would turn old Warren Jeffs green with envy..... :wink: There is a link to the music but I haven't got there yet.
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Postby rahau » Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:48 am

Here is her web site:

http://www.chee-yun.net/

I've been to two of her recitals, one with a pianist for accompaniment, the other with a full orchestra. She is an utterly brilliant violinist. Her technique is flawless, and she plays with passion and brio.

Did I mention? Chee-Yun and I are an item. Fact is, we are getting married. I knew, from the moment I first saw her, we were meant to be together. It's DESTINY, I tell you ...

I haven't told her yet. But I'm quite sure she'll be thrilled ... :wink:
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Postby Ang Mo » Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:05 am

Did I mention? Chee-Yun and I are an item. Fact is, we are getting married. I knew, from the moment I first saw her, we were meant to be together. It's DESTINY, I tell you ...

I haven't told her yet. But I'm quite sure she'll be thrilled ...


I said the same about Zhang Ziyi but now I have to stick to the rules of the restraining order......... :lol:

Chee-Yun can also play piano as well I read. She is very talented and from the picture you can tell she has pretty good fashion sense.
How is your piano playing coming along Rahau?
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Postby rahau » Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:18 am

Ang Mo wrote:How is your piano playing coming along Rahau?


Slightly better. Two weeks ago, I sent a long, whiny e-mail to Ginny, confessing my frustrations with the piano. It's a truism that "before you are going to be good at anything, you are going to have to be bad for some time." That's the hard part. It's not that I'm unwilling to make the effort. But boy, it can be tough, listening to myself playing so badly. It's discouraging, knowing that before I will ever be any good - or even adequate -I will have to be bad for a long time.

But to quote Parari ... "I will prevail." I'm willing to listen to my awful playing, if it means I will eventually have some measure of competence. The rewards are worth the suffering.

Besides, I can be thankful for two things: My piano has a headphone jack, which spares others from hearing me play; and in Heather, I have a nonpareil piano teacher.

Back on topic ...

I first saw Chee-Yun perform at Stanford about a month and a half ago. For an encore, she played the theme from the film "Somewhere in Time," by John Barry. I've heard several renditions of this tune. Most were very sugary and heavy-handed. Chee-Yun, on the other hand, played it with great restraint. Instead of the usual oh-so-romantic sturm and drang, her version was quietly melancholy, and very moving. It was a classic case of "less is more."

Chee-yun may be the exception to the rule about being bad before you can be good. She took up violin when she was six, and won a nationwide competition when she was eight. Brilliant from the git-go.
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Postby echeng » Fri Jun 16, 2006 6:57 pm

rahau wrote:Did I mention? Chee-Yun and I are an item. Fact is, we are getting married. I knew, from the moment I first saw her, we were meant to be together. It's DESTINY, I tell you ...

I haven't told her yet. But I'm quite sure she'll be thrilled ... :)

Are you that stalker guy she's been telling me about? :) :) :)

One of her superfans gets annoyed when I post photos of her on my website. It's funny.
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Postby Ang Mo » Sat Jun 17, 2006 2:47 am

But to quote Parari ... "I will prevail." I'm willing to listen to my awful playing, if it means I will eventually have some measure of competence. The rewards are worth the suffering.

Besides, I can be thankful for two things: My piano has a headphone jack, which spares others from hearing me play; and in Heather, I have a nonpareil piano teacher.


Stay with it Rahau, you said you are getting better so that's proof that you can do it. Sounds like Heather is a great teacher, and that the sixteen year old Parari has a lot of wisdom already :lol:

Now back on topic, that Chee-Yun, I have never heard her play, but looking at her picture I can scientifically state that if she lived in the Jurrassic period she would have been like a Hottie-Saurus! :lol: ..............

You are lucky to live in large city where talented performers constantly appear. Where I live, about the only entertainment is watching the Mayor go out on his front porch and whittle and spit........ :wink:
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Postby rahau » Thu Jul 06, 2006 5:10 am

echeng wrote:Are you that stalker guy she's been telling me about? :) :) :)

One of her superfans gets annoyed when I post photos of her on my website. It's funny.


Naw, not me. She MUST be referring to the "superfan" you mentioned. :wink:

I'm really bummed. This weekend, she's performing up in Santa Rosa, and I have conflicts both days. Now I have to wait until she returns to Stanford this autumn. :cry:

Chairman Mo, you really need to make the move down to the Bay Area. You're right, there is always something cool going on. In two weeks, I'll be attending the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. One of the films they're showing is G.W. Pabst's "Pandora's Box," starring the legendary Louise Brooks. To quote Mike Myers' "Dieter" character: "I find this film to be hideous and disturbing. It mocks the emptiness of my existence. I adore it!" :lol:

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Postby Ang Mo » Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:28 am

Thanks Rahau for the inviatation to move to California. :wink: I would get the better opportunity of watching some of these musicians. :wink:

Well I was surfing over to Mr. Cheng's site for some new pictures of sharks or something and instead I read this sobering note he posted like he was ready to settle down and get married. He'd been watching Wong Kar Wai films and getting all depressed.................So naturally I sprung into action to find him a wife and came up with the perfect candidate until I found out she was already married...............Her name is Holly Lohuis........she is a marine biologist who is part of Jean-Michel Cousteau's dive team. She is not afraid of sharks at all. She free dives with them even. She is in excellent condition ( a real triathalete) and looks really hot in the famed Jacque Cousteau wetsuit and scuba gear. Their air tanks are so much cooler then everybody else's. They look like jet packs..... :lol: . I just finished watching their DVD on the expedition to Kure. Well worth the money I paid for it. Oh well I gave it the old college try.Looking through his archives he has plenty of candidates already there and in New York.....

Hopefully Rahau you will get to see Chee-Yun perform at Stanford in Autumn. Where exactly is Stanford located? Is it near San Francisco?
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Postby echeng » Fri Jul 07, 2006 10:44 pm

Stanford is 35 miles south of San Francisco. The Green Music Festival in Sonoma is a lot of fun. If you're interested in photos from last year, check out:

http://echeng.com/journal/2005/07/10/pa ... e-yun-etc/

And... thanks for being on the lookout for me, Mr. Chairman. :)
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Postby Ang Mo » Sat Jul 08, 2006 5:36 pm

You are welcome Mr. Cheng. But if you do get hitched don't ever stop traveling about and having adventures and photographing them.

Your frenetic traveling schedule reminds me of a George Harrison song that he wrote before his death. You seem to be constantly on the move and I guess he was too. It is called Any Road

http://www.fastfocustv.com/media.aspx?id=5

.......and of course keep posting pictures of all those lovely musicians you know. I think it is time for some new Vienna pics and since she obeys your every command :wink: could you convince her to put her hair up into some dreadlocks?
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Postby rahau » Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:38 am

Speaking of her version of "Somewhere in Time," I just found this YouTube Clip from a South Korean TV show. So moving.

Also, according to her website, she's due out with a new CD soon, featuring Beethoven's Triple Concerto. Looking forward to that one!

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Re: Chee-Yun

Postby Ang Mo » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:14 am

Besides my new goal and prayer of having a personal visitation by Maria Kang and being "fat shamed" by her at my house while I am eating a doughnut and drinking a diet coke, I think it would be grand to see Chee Yun in concert.
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