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the crash architect.

i like voyage, i like voyage

I'm doing 27 things

the crash architect.'s Life List

  1. 1. Be utterly relentless, disciplined and intense in the pursuit of my goals
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    7 people
  2. 2. master the bass guitar
    30 entries . 12 cheers
    10 people
  3. 3. Practice bass 10,000 hours
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    1 person
  4. 4. Read more books
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    11,828 people
  5. 5. Become Financially Independent
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    6,719 people
  6. 6. revamp my wardrobe
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    266 people
  7. 7. be a session bassist
    personal challenge . 1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. go to more concerts
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    2,547 people
  9. 9. learn to skateboard
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    1,569 people
  10. 10. design my own clothes
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    4,224 people
  11. 11. stop constantly deleting my accounts
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    1 person
  12. 12. Get a tattoo
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    21,913 people
  13. 13. exercise more
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    5,636 people
  14. 14. learn to play violin
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    312 people
  15. 15. Practice Yoga
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    4,258 people
  16. 16. learn solfege
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    8 people
  17. 17. learn to play fretless bass
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    2 people
  18. 18. follow my favorite band on tour
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    5 people
  19. 19. have a daily routine
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    206 people
  20. 20. NOT get married
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    44 people
  21. 21. identify 100 of my Favorite songs.
    2 entries . 3 cheers
    46 people
  22. 22. list (and accomplish) a list of things I'd like to do before I die
    3 entries . 6 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. worry less, say "fuck it" more
    1 entry
    1 person
  24. 24. get good grades
    1 entry
    1,351 people
  25. 25. learn parkour
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    426 people
  26. 26. go vegan
    1 entry . 4 cheers
    895 people
  27. 27. be more confident
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    11,598 people

How I did it
How to go to London
It took me
3 months
It made me

How to come out of the closet
It took me
1 day
It made me
feel amazing

How to learn to play guitar
It took me
3 months
It made me

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worry less, say "fuck it" more

So after I nailed my Science exam in like 30 minutes, I got a call from my piano teacher. I went to the Academy and pretty much gave the smoothest performance of the whole semester (which is great, because the exam is next Tuesday). Then I met a few people and we sort of had a heated discussion about whether I’m good enough to play at one vocalist’s exam… And I also heard that I got 8 on my Harmony exam, which has yet to be confirmed.

...and not a single fuck was given that day.

P.S. However, if the vocalist’s band will think I’m not “good enough”, I’ll pick similar challenging bebop pieces for my next exam, just to prove them wrong.

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I was thrilled to find out my Japanese level 3 average is 8/10! I’m taking the final exam this Friday, so with a bit of hard work and a pinch of luck, I might boost it to 9. That’s great news.
Taking the Science exam tomorrow. I already have two 10’s from both of the Biology and Astronomy tests, but, unfortunately, I had some health problems and missed some lectures. However, I’m still hoping to get a good grade on the final!
Economics will be a bit of a challenge (not just because it’s on Friday, too), but I’ve heard people got pretty good grades, so maybe it won’t be too tricky this time. And I already passed my Modern Film Class with top grades, so I can already do a victory dance about that one!
Not too worried about the musical subjects – I got top grades on all of my performance exams, and I’m sure I can nail the piano exam (even though I’m a bit nervous). As for Harmony… I already know I passed it, so I’ll be satisfied with whatever I’ll get.

A pretty intense way to start my year, huh…

learn solfege (read all 2 entries…)

This is going to be a bit higher on my list for a while, because, apparently, Severus Snape is my Harmony & Solfege teacher.

Yeah, it’s that bad. Except for the lack of hair, it’s actually funny how well that reference fits.

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