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One habit that changes my life forever

For anyone who doesn’t yet know, I started journaling since I was in 4th grade, starting in Vietnamese, French and then English. I was 8 years old back then, and I have never stopped writing ever since.To me, journaling isn’t just the way to recall my facts and figures (which I’m obviously not good at), …

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How to choose an online music learning platform?

Navigating the online learning scene could be quite time-consuming (and intimidating!). I’m not a fan of online learning as a base. I think when you first started, the old school way with traditional in-person class works best. Once you get to the intermediate level, you can incorporate a hybrid model of in-person & online learning. …

I hate the gym, so I found an alternative

This is a bit of an unusual article, since I never consider myself into fitness. After all, I write extensively about Arts, Music and other craftsmanship, why would I write about working out? However, since I’ve recently taken on a fitness challenge, I figure I would write about what I learn, and how that changes …

How to overcome musician’s block?

Practicing music is not always that fun. The silent room, the empty page, suddenly all the notes fall flat, the staccato feels staggered. When I was in High school, or even in University, I played for several hours a day, every single day. Now that time is an expensive commodity, and I’m still trying to …

How to practice active listening?

You play music on your phone during your commute, workout, to put you to sleep etc. In other words, music tends to remain the background, rather than the main activity. In these cases, you’re in the passive listening mode. However, in order to make progress in learning music, you have to shift your focus fully …