for one more day

mitch albom - for one more day
(source: For One More Day)

Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss.

For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that lasts a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one? 

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an unexpected love

“Walk closer one step and I’ll be one step farther away.
Like that, you retreat and I go forward. I’m already weary.
If it’s good then say it’s good.
Let us not waste our energy.
My love.  I love you.”

– “The Right Period For Love” by Moses
(lyrics translated by me)

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the times together

LISTEN: Cheju – “Do Reminiscence”

Ashleen came to Austin last Wednesday and stayed with me while she visited with UT professors for graduate school inquiries. Usually, I’m always the one to make the trip down to San Antonio, so I was psyched for the opportunity to show her Austin – more specifically, Austin food(!). I had been counting down for weeks, and our “tentative” schedule was planned days ahead.

But it was a short time together.. Ashleen only stayed for two whole days, still we squeezed out all possible minutes and turned them into memorable moments. It was back to the ol’ Trinity days – the majority of which consists of eating and studying (as you will soon see). Other than all the times when we were stuffing our mouths full with (delicious) food, we still managed to cover a lot of grounds studying-wise.

  • Thr. BreakfastEinstein’s Bagels (toasted blueberry bagels w/ honey almond cream cheese shmear)
  • Thr. Dinner – Coco’s (crispy fried tofu, green onion pancake, curry chicken, peppercorn ribs, watermelon cream w/ mango pudding, green apple w/ tapioca pearls)
  • Thr. Nighthomemade smores
  • Fri. Lunch – pho
  • Friday AfternoonMozart’s (turtle cheesecake)
  • Fri. Dinner – Korea Garden (kalbi bbq, chicken bbq, tofu & seafood hotpot)
  • Friday NightBen & Jerry’s Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream

It was the best time. I’m glad that she’s now seen a part of my life here at UT. After she left, I found a hidden note she wrote stuck in a book I was reading, thanking me for being such a good friend. But you know, I think a great friendship is the result of the input by two individuals. To Ashleen…

5 as 1 forever.

Finally. They have received their 1st post on my blog.
I miss them….

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“music to my ears”

Album Covers Collage

From left to right:
[row 1]
 8eight | Brown Eyed Girls | CSJH the Grace | F.T Island | Fly To The Sky
[row 2] Ivy | J | M | original soundtracks | Shin Hye Sung
[row 3] So Nyeo Shi Dae | Son Dam Bi | Soulstar | Tony An | Wheesung

As I promised in my previous post, here is an update on the lastest Korean music. Above is a collage of the covers for the recent albums released, with the names of the respective artists are listed below. In my excitement to share music I personally enjoy, through this post, I hope that you will be introduced to quality songs of some of the mainstream artists in Korea today.

In fact, 35 songs worth.

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