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Meaning of my name

March 11th, 2012 4 comments

While writing this topic to Facebook, I do want to keep the long version in my blog.

My name is 鄭永賢 in Chinese characters.

鄭 (Chung) is the 5th most used family name after Kim, Lee, Park, and Choi in Korea. Although it really does mean nothing in these days, ? was a country’s name in the ancient China around BC 806~375. The left side of it “ancestral rites” and the right “village” make the meaning of a village that is good at ancestral rites. 永賢 (Young Hyun – written in English alphabet that sounds like Korean pronunciation of the Chinese characters) is my given name and each means forever and wise. I didn’t discuss the meaning of my name with my parents, but in my own interpretation, someone who wants to be a wise person should keep putting an effort by learning new things and communicating with new generations. There is no perfect sagacity in our changing world. I am learning things and communicating with others like my name.

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blog upgraded

February 8th, 2012 2 comments

After a short conversation with my friend who said he kept subscribing the RSS of my blog, I upgraded my WordPress blog. I don’t have any content to update but wanted to do a major upgrade on my WordPress blogging system. The version was 2.x and the latest is 3.3.1. I had to upgrade the MySQL version to 5 and PHP to 5. 1and1.com didn’t help me for the troubles during this upgrade but google search and tweeting with my friend made it through. One hope of this upgrade was that better UI for iPhone access but no change so far. Maybe I need to use a better theme for the purpose.

ADD: wptouch plugin installed. Became more mobile friendly blog.

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1 years

October 25th, 2011 No comments

I honestly surprised it has been only a year since my last post. Thought it is more than three years. But, who cares? I had to google ‘wordpress login page url’ to get into this posting page. Nothing to say while a lot of things to say. Need to sleep for tomorrow but can’t sleep.

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Unhappy

April 23rd, 2010 4 comments

I’m not happy at all. If I keep thinking it was my biggest mistake ever that I left New York and came this city, there is a problem.

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favorite composer

October 7th, 2009 No comments

I’ve answered my favorite composer is Prokofiev for a long time. Pollini’s performance of his 7th Sonata introduced me to the world of classical music. I’ve been trying to listen all of his music pieces and attended concerts in New York whenever his music was played. Before I met Prokofiev, Schoenberg was the biggest impact. Somehow similar music with Schoenberg at least for me, György Kurtág became one of my favorite since his music was played by Berliner Philharmoniker and Simon Rattle. Because the name of Kurtág was unfamiliar to me, I went to the library to listen his music before the concert. The piece was Stele, Op. 33. I couldn’t find the recording, but a DVD of a practicing video and conversations between the conductor and the composer himself. I never forget the impress of the moment in the Carnegie Hall the day when I listened Kurtág’s music world. The concert won’t be able to be perfect if it was not the Berliner Philharmonic and Rattle.

Just- some scribble while I’m listening to Kurtág’s piano pieces in the middle of night. Wanna add that Kurtág and Schoenberg make me crazy and lead to the far far away from the normal world, I often listen to Mahler and Beethoven to keep myself in the reality.

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