Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Korea and Japan Tour

I recently returned back home from a tour with the BYU Wind Symphony. We travelled to many parts of South Korea and Japan and performed many concerts throughout our three-week stay. Not only did this trip provide me with a look into a life of a professional musician, it helped me to gain a better understanding of their culture. The next few posts on my awesome blog will focus on different aspects of my tour. There were a lot of exciting things that happened and I learned many things along the way that I would like to share with all of you. So, stay tuned. I have a lot of time on my hands now and nothing to do with it. 

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Confusing Diminutive

So, there is only one true way to spell my name. That is with an 'h' at the end. Hence, my name is Zach, but the 'h' is silent. Now check this out. I'm headed to Korea from Salt Lake City. I'm on the bus when one of the tour directors tells us to get into our tour envelopes and has us pull our name tags out and put them on. This is what I pulled out of the envelope. 

You can imagine how I feeling. It wouldn't have been so bad had I not made the correction that it should be an 'h' and not a 'k' several weeks in advance and multiple times. Think about it. If my name is Zachary, and I was shortening it, just take off the -ary. There is no 'k' in Zachary. Zackary? Umm... I don't think so. Anyway, I just thought that it was funny. So, that's where my blog title comes from.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

My Blog!!!

Oh man! How exciting is this?! I'm starting my own blog. I don't know how I feel about this yet, but I think that it will be a lot of fun. I never thought of myself as someone that would blog, but after reading some blogs of my recent friends, I think that I'll give it a try. 

Another inspiration for me starting a blog is because I am currently touring around Korea and Japan with the BYU Wind Symphony and would like all my friends to be able to see some pictures and my thoughts on the whole experience. Not only this, it seems like a nice way to organize some thoughts that I might have. Kind of like a cyber journal.

I hope that this turns out to be a lot of fun not only for me, but for whomever will read this blog. The real test will be to see if I can be faithful enough to somewhat regularly write some posts. We shall see.