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Quote of the Week [#156]

“The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”

- Lady Bird Johnson

Seven Days

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. In seven days after his passing, one of his dreams came true. Touching short film about the seven days that eternally changed fair housing.

Quote of the Week [#155]

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”

- Indira Gandhi

My Top 5 Video Games of 2013

As my PhD program is my #1 priority, the games I play become more critical.  Usually, I have a top 10 list of my favorite video games of the year. But I couldn’t justify having ten games listed as “top” for a number of reasons. In the past, I have been a little lenient in letting some games fit my top 10 list (particularly in 2008 and 2009) just to fill a number quota. Well, starting now, not anymore!

Here are my top 5 video games of 2013:

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Song of the Week [#138]

Since I recently celebrated my blog’s six year anniversary, I thought I’d follow up to one of my oldest posts on this blog. A remix of the masterpiece “Can’t Sleep”, which was released a few years ago. I don’t think I’ve posted this song on my blog yet, so it’s perfect timing!

 

I also want to give a shout out to Ashley Tomberlin, the vocalist behind this timeless song. I was really excited to converse with her on Twitter!

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Happy (Belated) Anniversary to Silver.Peace!

On December 3, 2007,  my journey into the online blog world began. Switching from a MySpace Blog (remember those days?) to using WordPress took some time to figure out. Over the years, I have experimented with different article features and have received a variety of different comments on them.

When I started my blog, I was in undergraduate college. Now, 6 years later, I am a year into my PhD program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution with a concentration in International Peace. Being in graduate school has definitely made me post less on Silver.Peace, and I wish I could post more!

Over the years, I have come to realize that some things have not changed — that is, there are certain elements in my life that have always been reliable and they still make up a part of me. While friends come and go, here are my three top things that have been a constant in my life:

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Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy

For the first time ever, Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy premiered in Miami. I read about the Final Fantasy concerts in video game magazines growing up, so finally having the opportunity to attend a concert was a dream come true.

Here’s a little sample from the concert: the beginning of “Eyes on Me”:

There was various items to purchase in the lobby as well: Music CD’s, collectible figurines, a Distant Worlds shirt, and other memorabilia.

For $55 (plus a $15 parking fee), a 2 hour concert with some of my favorite Final Fantasy music was definitely worth the purchase. Extra bonus for everyone who dressed up as Final Fantasy characters.

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