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The past few days have been a lot more relaxing than usual with school not completely over yet, but I haevn’t been complaining. The city of Chicago is a bit crazier due to NATO, but it’s not as crazy as people put it out to be. To help with the relaxing, I’ve been spending a lot of nights listening to some soothing music. Lily Allen’s Who’d Have Known is currently on the top of my list. Her unique lyrics, English accent, and calm beet are enough to keep me mesmerized each time I hit the replay button (let’s just say, I wanna lay in bed all day).

I no longer feel alone,

—joy

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Last Saturday, on the 12th, I attended The Party with Marino Formenti and Ensemble dal Niente. The theme of the conert was that it wasn’t a party with music, it was a party for the music, and that’s exactly how it felt. We were able to sit, lay, and lounge wherever we liked as we enjoyed some of the most interesting contemporary music by both world renowned composers and rising Chicago stars. Unlike most concerts, guests were able to talk, drink, eat, and sit together during breaks between the pieces of music making the atmosphere a lot less “concert formal” and a lot more “mingle-worthy”. Never had I been to a concert were I was able to speak and eat with the composers, musicians, and other guests during the event. The Party lasted a bit over 6 hours, but did not drag. Instead of drearily sitting for what usually feels live forever, the average piece lasted about 10 minutes, and there was a break following in which attendees could eat artistic, delectable food inspired by the music and created by Nick Jirasek (the sweet espresso was my personal favorite). And seeing as I’ve acquainted and befriended many guests attending (all people I thought I would never get the chance to shake hands with), I’m glad I was able to attend this experience.

—joy

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Overview

Despite my recent displays of severe mia, I’ve still been thinking a lot about this blog. Though I’ve been busy with school work (naturally, the end is the busiest time of year), many exams, flute, attending music concerts, seeing friends, and enjoying the city, all the hype and fun make me long more than ever for the much awaited summer holiday. I already have a mental list of all the things I wish to get done (hopefully I’ll jot it down on some paper soon). With only about a week and a half left of studies it’s hard not to already believe school is over and give up on all the busy work teachers keep throwing at us. Even with the last taste of end-of-year angst, I know I must continue and (as my teachers put it) “race to the finish line”. Hope you’ve been well!

—joy

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Lilacs near my house beginning to bloom.

Its amazing to see how fast time flies. As I looked through a few books this morning I stumbled upon an old album of a 6 year old me hugging a Mickey mouse at Disney land. I can barely believe in the years that have gone by since; it feels like it may have been yesterday. Same goes with this post. I remember writing my very first entry on how beautiful the snow was, and though the snow has long since melted away, the memories haven’t. I remember hearing a quote about how we don’t remember days, we remember moments. So tonight, I’ll spend it remembering moments dear to me.
Here’s to post #100,
—joy

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