Originally Posted by alphaphoenix
Originally Posted by hyogen
haha, that's cool. are you both korean? Dang.....we Koreans are supposed to be diligent, disciplined, and very studious... I'm none of those :'(
Nope. I'm the Seoul man of the house. The other half is from Hong Kong.
I hope that doesn't put you in a much more difficult position than I'm in... There is a reason why many Korean women get "stolen" by Chinese men...! You might be the only one who gets this :-P
Originally Posted by Sil3nce
Originally Posted by hyogen
Gave me quiet a chuckle :]
Whatever, the case, you've won us over.
There's a certain amount of envy and satisfaction on your accomplishments, I'm sure most people who've read this will remember you for that :P
Just like those purple grados.
Thank you. It's really awesome and actually quite rare to get such a warm receiving. I had always had the preconceived notion that audiophiles were snobs :) Every experience I've had so far on this board has been quite the opposite.
Originally Posted by rroseperry
Much better than those purple Grados.
Really nice, sweet story.
Thank you. If anything good were to come out of this thread, I hope someone else can find what their destiny/calling is. I was searching for a long time--heck, from when I was a first grader I would crush really hard on a girl and be crazily infatuated. I spent the next 15 years of my life in school trying to get one huge crush after another to like me (quite hard especially if you're really shy and one of the only asians at school -_-). Little did I know my dream girl would walk right into my life one day. I truly believe not a single one of us is an accident stemming back from an amoeba. One of the classes I'm retaking right now is General Biology, and I know Creationists classically use the human eye as evidence of the existence of a higher being, but take the ear for example--this being an audiophile forum.. :) It's a marvel of engineering...and I'm sure we're all grateful that we can appreciate and are more discerning of sound quality.
Perhaps now I've overstepped my welcome and you all are running for your pitchforks. :P My wife is buddhist, by the way.
Looking forward to getting to know you guys more as well since I've fileted my whole life's story out. Perhaps in several years I'll have more means, but hopefully will never forget what it took to get my $214 DT880s!
One more thing I forgot to mention is that about a couple months before I meet my wife, I started taking piano lessons. Everything I am playing on my youtube including the proposal song that I wrote is a product of 5 hours of lessons from a really great piano instructor. Before I met my wife, PIANO was what I felt like was my long lost calling...I have found few things more satisfying and enjoyable as sitting down and playing songs that actually sound good and are easy to play. I haven't taken any lessons since, but plan on it. I can also just improve by practicing. If you're no longer a kid, obviously it's gonna be hard for you to pick up an instrument. Learn CHORDAL PIANO. It's so easy. Pretty much muscle memory. I've heard of the Suzuki method, but I'm serious...find someone who can teach you chordal piano and you'll be able to play ANY song you want in no time. It's the same as learning guitar chords and playing from a "fake book", except easier because you don't have to press down on strings with awkward hand positions like on the guitar. Anyone who knows music should be able to teach it. After maybe 2 hours of lessons and just a couple hours of practice, you will be well on your way. The average person who has never played piano will never know that you're just a beginner player. =)
Basically all I'm doing for most of my piano songs are playing the 3 note chord in the root position and just improvising a little with sus2 and sus4 keys. Simplest example is the C chord. You play C and G in left hand (I & V keys) and then on the right you play C, E, G (I, III, and V keys). Csus2 and Csus4 is just playing the II or IV key with the right hand. So like CDEG (I, II, III, V) or CEFG (I,III,IV, V).
This requires no musical talent, I promise. :D
Edited by hyogen - 3/6/12 at 10:43pm