Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Time

So, I'm finally out of summer school and now I get to enjoy the rest of my summer! (until fall classes start up again) Awhile back ago I went to seishun con with my friends! It was a lot of fun and had a very laid back atmosphere to it. I got to do a lot of things I wanted to like talk to friends, attend panels, have photoshoots, and even went to my first rave. I usually hear bad things about raves and I don't blame them, being crammed up with a bunch of people in a dark sweaty room doesn't sound like the most fun. But it was late at night and there was only about 20 people. Regardless, I had a great time with my friends and got some cute photos out of it!  Thanks again Kudo~

(I didn't get to take any pictures with my camera since I forgot the battery at home)
Therefore, all photos belong to my friend Kudo~

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We even had time to relax by the pool and take cosplay swimsuit pictures for fun!

My Kuroneko is amazing and we both are very similar to our characters! Although, we do have to pretend fight! Me and her plan to do many other Kirino and Kuroneko outfits!

I also wore my Shikieiki with my friends Komachi but unfortunately we didn't get many pictures.
Maybe next time~

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Chopin and his Beloved Children

So I was asked by a friend to explain this story for you all. I am taking a music appreciation class at my college right now and yesterday me and a few others had to present our Romantic Composer Reports. Well one of the students had his report on Chopin and unfortunately we didn't get to pick the composers ourselves. Well this student begins pronouncing Chopin's name wrong...the entire presentation. He follows up by trying to pronounce the city he was born in rather than just saying near Warsaw.

(Now luckily, our teacher we could use Wikipedia. Yes wiki has false info but
there are always references, no one can just make stuff up and get away with it)

He continues to mispronounce things (which she was strict about) and he even admits that he had  different results for things such as his fathers name, and decided to just "go with one". He starts admitting his unsureness of his sources! That's like going to a job interview and saying , "So here's all the things I can't do.." He also claims that he never saw in any sources that Chopin's wife's name , George Sand, was only her pen name. Even though its right there on wiki. Also one of the BIGGEST kickers was when he said "Chopin had 14 kids in all. 6 were girls and 8 were boys. 8 of his kids were adopted and 1 was found in a dumpster near by their house which they took in."

Chopin had a dumpster baby?

Our teacher said "that's not right! Chopin had no children, his wife had a few but they were older. I think that's something someone made up. Yeah that isn't true"

Alright fine, maybe we are just being picky! Well, the report continues as he miss reads everything, including in-class terms. He shows a list of all the works Chopin has done and says "Yeah, well in the end Chopin didn't really do much"


Our instructor did her best not to take it personally but she said "OH COME ON! You are doing my favorite composer and you say he did nothing?!" Well he says, "Well he didn't write over 600 Lied like Schubert".
UGH! I felt so bad for him but he obviously did not do his research. SO I proceeded to look up the actual information and see how he didn't get the right information.

I looked around wiki and it blatantly says the pen name thing about George Sand, along with actual information of his wife's children. See? It doesn't hurt to read :D
So I am still wondering...WHERE DID HE GET THE DUMPSTER THING?
So I search google for "Chopin dumpster" and guess what I find? ANSWERS.COM


Just an interesting story.