The Rocky Road To Nihon

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Today's post is "After the Fuss". Kinda.

As you may not know, I love Joe Hisaishi. His work for the movie industry and the music industry has done a lot in terms of movie scores and orchestral music. He's an outstanding composer with scores for movies such as "Mononoke Hime", "Kikujiro", "Hauru no Ugoku Shiro" or "Tenkuu no shiro Rapyuta".

I listen to his works quite a lot. I was once browsing through Youtube, searching for something new and I found an album that I haven't listened to before. One song in particular caught my attention. I can't remember the name of it, but the thing I sure as hell remember, it had led me to the "The Story of the First Four Gods" or "Tae Wang Sa Shin" in the original language, that is Korean. I was quite suprised at first, that Hisaishi had partaken in the creating of a soundtrack for a Korean Drama. I found the whole score, it's on Youtube now thanks to some guy who thought, that it would be great to actually have it online, and listened through it in one sitting. And I was in an awe. Dare to say, this soundtrack was so good, it actually had the power in my opinion to compete with his greatest masterpieces for the title of "the Best". I was quite into it the first time i heard it.

But how does it hold up now? It has been around 2 years since I've last listened to it and I'm doing it again. And again. And again. This score hasn't lost any of it's power, magic and emotion that you could feel with the first hearing. It's still great and it holds up really well today.

One of my favourite tracks was the "Approval"

How I Lost My Job for Working Too Hard

On No Status Quo

Two weeks ago I lost my part-time job. My contract was due an extension, but I wasn't offered one. Instead the company chose to hire someone else the same month they let me go. They said I wasn't fired, but it's hard to use any other word for this.

I asked them if it had anything to do with my performance. They said that my performance was great. Indeed, I worked harder than most other people in the company. Including my boss.

I asked them if it had anything to do with my personality. They said of course not. I'm not so sure about that.

Then I asked if there was anything at all that made them choose someone else instead of me. They avoided the question.

I don't think they were just throwing dice when deciding who was getting fired and hired. So I pointed that out. That kind of pissed them off.

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