Packer Season Ticket Update – 2013

Received my 2013 Packers Season Ticket waiting list number!

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It took quite a drop due to the renovations to Lambeau Field (that I helped pay for by buying a share of Packer stock).

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This kind of messes up my projection. It was at 105 years previously. Drawing another regression line gives me 60 years. But the people mentioned in the article above got theirs in in 33 years (their father apparently put their names on the list when they were born). Gives me hope! read more

How Mahler got me a job

There are many questions about what role the arts play in education. Orchestra, choir, band, theater are usually electives at a high school. They are often the first to be cut when budgets need cutting. But being in an orchestra taught me valuable lessons that would ultimately land me a job offer.

I started playing the violin when I was 4 years old. My mom said it was to give me something to do, but I’m sure being born into an Asian family had something to do with it as well. I played in the 4th grade orchestra when I was in 1st grade, throughout elementary school, middle school, and high school. I also joined the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO). It was that time in MYSO where I experienced what playing in a full symphony was like (adding the hot air blowing part of the orchestra). Hearing music within a full symphony orchestra was amazing. read more