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Jung's Weblog

All the fun things I do outside of piano playing

Codes, codes, everywhere June 11, 2014

Filed under: Coding — Jung @ 10:06 am

After finishing a bunch of concerts at the end of April, switched my brain back to coding. My first time building an ecommerce system, learned so much in the process. Got tons of help from books and programmers who so selflessly contributed on stackoverflow.com and individuals like sanwabe.com. I am grateful.

Work is still in progress, now hosted on my site, and will be ported to client’s site after completion. I won’t tell you what they will be selling, haha — it is beyond your wildest dream Wink

Gonna try hard to finish it fast before I have to get back to the summer of Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata and Smetana Piano Trio… <3


MOMA Spring Garden Party June 6, 2014

Filed under: My favorite place on earth — Jung @ 10:25 am

So nice that all the galleries are open again during the party that few people actually care enough to go through them. Nothing beats a totally empty gallery for private viewing Wink

We went to Ippudo for their fabulous Ramen again, now it is a tradition after MOMA parties Smile

I love MOMA.

Gauguin Opening Reception at MOMA :-)) February 27, 2014

Filed under: My favorite place on earth — Jung @ 7:30 pm

Have been waiting so impatiently for Gauguin: Metamorphoses at MOMA, and the day finally came!! Read a bunch of stuff about Gauguin preparing for the exhibition, fascinated! Came across this little story, made my day:

“Gauguin’s relationship with Van Gogh was rocky. Gauguin had shown an early interest in Impressionism, and the two shared bouts of depression and suicidal tendencies. In 1888, Gauguin and Van Gogh spent nine weeks together, painting in the latter’s Yellow House in Arles. During this time, Gauguin became increasingly disillusioned with Impressionism, and the two quarreled. On the evening of 23 December 1888, frustrated and ill, Van Gogh confronted Gauguin with a razor blade. In a panic, Van Gogh fled to a local brothel. While there, he cut off the lower part of his left ear lobe. He wrapped the severed tissue in newspaper and handed it to a prostitute named Rachel, asking her to “keep this object carefully.” Gauguin left Arles, and a few days later Van Gogh was hospitalized. They never saw each other again, but they continued to correspond and in 1890 Gauguin proposed they form an artist studio in Antwerp. In an 1889 sculptural self-portrait Jug in the form of a Head, Self-portrait Gauguin portrays the traumatic relationship with Van Gogh.”

More Sushi!! February 16, 2014

Filed under: food,Friends — Jung @ 6:04 pm

Making sushi with bff David & Kevin at mine, David’s sushi looks more like art work than food Smile

Sushi Rice Recipe:
4 rice cooker cups of uncooked sushi rice
3/4 cup rice vinegar
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
1/3 cup of sugar
1 1/2 tsp of salt

Cook the rice according to the rice cooker instruction. Mix the rest of the ingredients together well and pour it into the rice after the rice finishes cooking. Stir well, cover with a damp cloth.

Love my Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker that can even cook rice with coconut milk without ever burn the bottom!

Zojirushi Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker

and my silicone sushi mat that I can toss in the dish washer:
silicone sushi mat

Student Recital/Pizza Making Party Winter 2014 :-) January 26, 2014

Filed under: food,Students — Jung @ 3:09 pm

Made mini pies too this time (thanks to Juanita for chopping all the apples so perfectly), forgot to take pictures of most of the pizzas we made. But this was one fabulous recital, I was quite moved by a lot of beautiful music making, I love my students <3

My pizza dough recipe:
1 teaspoon of yeast
1 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup of bread flour
1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup of water more or less to make a dough on the wet side
2 tbsp of olive oil
2 tsp of kosher salt

love my mini pie maker too Smile

Mini Pie Maker

Boston January 20, 2014

Filed under: My favorite place on earth,Travelog — Jung @ 4:43 am

MFA is definitely another one of my fav places on earth <3

MOMA holiday party <3 December 17, 2013

Filed under: My favorite place on earth — Jung @ 3:35 am

Went with bff Celine to MOMA’s holiday party after teaching her 3 kids! Seeing Magritte for the 6th time, and I just love an empty museum all to myself!! Can’t wait for the Gauguin: Metamorphoses preview reception on Feb 27th!

Brooklyn December 3, 2013

Filed under: Miscellaneous — Jung @ 3:29 am

Brooklyn is great when you get to look at Manhattan like this Wink

Spring Lake, NJ October 24, 2013

Filed under: Travelog — Jung @ 3:59 am

Cold autumn day at the Spring Lake, so close to Rachmaninoff’s home, so beautiful and quiet. I LOVE road trips <3

Sushi Party October 13, 2013

Filed under: food — Jung @ 3:53 am

BFF Mark and family brought an entire yellow tail along with a bunch of wild catch I prepared, we had a fab sushi making afternoon and ate like piglets Smile

Love my silicone sushi mat:
silicone sushi mat

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