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Postby echeng » Thu May 06, 2004 9:13 am

I wasn't going to release this to the public, but Vienna said, "you should post it on the forums and have people guess what I'm doing!"

So here ya go. Took this photo two nights ago. Believe it or not, this is actually a very frequent Vienna Teng look, but "turned up" to 125% or so. :)

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Postby shawn » Thu May 06, 2004 1:39 pm

That's easy - she's reading this forum. ("What the $@&% did he just write there???") :lol:

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Postby zep » Thu May 06, 2004 1:46 pm

i know, i know!

she's battling some evil creature in a video game. and she is like 1 hit shy of dying. lol

(actually, i bet she is reading something...internet or sheet music with really tiny notation ?)

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Postby ctakim » Thu May 06, 2004 2:32 pm

I have absolutely no clue, but I would love to know. Given Vienna's intent look, it has to be something very interesting!


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Postby Ginny » Thu May 06, 2004 3:01 pm

shawn wrote:That's easy - she's reading this forum.  ("What the $@&% did he just write there???") :lol:

If she is reading the forums in this picture, she must've come across a post by "Orwin Porter Rockwell." LOL I have to admit that while some of his posts are pretty over the top, his comment promising never to impersonate a piano again made me laugh. :P Or maybe in this picture Vienna is witnessing my kitten Stuckey puncturing my waterbed. That happened 2 nights ago so the timing is right! ~Ginny
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Postby Scot » Fri May 07, 2004 6:39 pm

Eating a very sour candy/plum?
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Postby Jack » Sat May 08, 2004 3:20 am

Gazing intently at her cell phone/WI-FI bill since being on tour? :lol:
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Postby Alderon » Sun May 09, 2004 4:36 pm

She is playing music, sight-reading it, at a piano (and burning a hole into the pages with her eyeballs).


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Postby Alderon » Mon May 10, 2004 2:06 am

so echeng, can you tell me if my guess is correct above? (or if any of us has guessed correctedly yet?)


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Postby leikela » Mon May 10, 2004 3:14 am

it looks like she could be at the piano

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Postby joe_mate » Mon May 10, 2004 5:47 pm


Holding her breath is my best guess, but that shouldn't be a frequent look.
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Postby Steve J » Tue May 11, 2004 12:32 am

She just swallowed a 24 inch long Udon noodle, however... half is in her stomach but some is still up in her mouth, and it is kinda stuck, so she is trying to decide whether to cough it back up, or keep trying to swallow it, or reach in there and grab it..... tell us which she did.
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Postby vinh » Tue May 11, 2004 10:20 pm

i think Alderon has pretty much gotten it. it's the best guess given the context in which the picture was originally posted (Eric's Journal)... one might venture to guess that Vienna's thought in that picture was...

"Why can't they just write the chords above each bar?"


Eric (i apologize if i'm being too casual, would you prefer Mr. Cheng?), I love your photography! Incredible photos @ your site. I also really liked the infrared stuff in the recent entry. The eyes really draw a viewer in. Oh, and really nice site in general. A person could easily blow a lot of time exploring your site! :o

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Postby Vienna » Wed May 12, 2004 2:24 am

The answer to the mystery:

Yeah, I'm sight-reading. More accurately, I'm failing to sight-read. I think it's some relatively simple Brahms sonata. :)

It's been good getting back in front of some sheet music, and playing something other than my own finished songs. Thanks for humoring me, Eric.

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