So much has changed throughout this time.
Can’t remember when it was when we roughly started training for this concert. Sometime around October I guess?
Many has passed through this phase of my life, and many has came into my life.
For myself, through the preparations of this concert, I:
- Took up cello
- Got a cajon
- Took up bass
- Moved on in life
- Made new friends that are wayy important in my life
- Became more open
- Almost joined Chingay
We used to start having sectionals, to prepare for this concert. Then somehow it stopped, but anyway, supper became a regular activity. Haha.
One of the earlier suppers
I also almost joined Chingay around this period, went for the first practice, but before anything happened, I was told that all A&C members were put to the reserved list. I wanted to fight for it, but to be honest, I just didn’t want to fight for myself any longer. I have been fighting so much for myself so many years, and have been standing up for myself for so long. No one ever stood for me. So maybe, I should start standing up and helping others. Looking back, this was the main reason. Or at least, this is what I feel now.
So many things!
How should I continue?
Anyway, throughout this journey, I made lots of friends, learnt new stuff, my confidence grew towards the drumset. I am definitely still determined to work on it.
Finally it just makes sense about prayer, about how to pray.
On concert day, basically everything just past very quickly. All concert days are kinda special. Magical things happen. You get that sort of bravery that you don’t usually have. All my calmness just went away. Haha. Anyway, I’m just really glad that I have my BFF Javier, Kat and Kenneth with me. They have always been around helping me, giving me advice, and saving all the rubbish that I’d done. Somehow with BFF around, I feel responsible for being the 大姐 but yet, because of the difference in generation, can be young in order to be able to understand him and chat with him. It’s just that awesome feeling. 🙂
I’ve been pausing quite a few times while writing this. I don’t know how to continue, how to turn all these feelings into words.
Throughout these months, I’ve been taking lots of pictures, so, I shall just write some story behind the pictures that I took on concert day, and let it do the honours.
The boys, Lionel, Wilson and Winston. They were chatting about school. o.O Quite insightful to hear them talk. I couldn’t join in the conversation, so I just sat there and listened.
I didn’t know Lionel’s name until after the concert believe it or not. As for Wilson, he has been around since a few years ago. I still remember the first practice that he came for, and we had lunch. Haha. Winston’s Wilson’s army friend, and he brought him to join us. I remember the first time Winston came, and the sound that came out from the trumpet just totally wow-ed me. He’s AWESOME. It’s not always that you get to see talent, and this one, I was afraid to lose; Whether as a friend or player. He looked like someone who you can be good friends with. 🙂
Bummed around and then went upstairs. Found a flower on the Glocks. No idea why it was there as it wasn’t there the night before:
The guy in black’s Beng Lay’s son. Shaun is his name (not sure which spelling it should be). He was pretty quiet all the time in training when he was around. I only found out his name at the end of the whole concert. Haha. Quite nice to see a quiet person smile 🙂
Bad settings and light condition
Ohh, and Weili when she found out Shaun’s Beng Lay’s son.. Haha. Her expression was like 😮 😛
We had rehearsals, where obviously I ran around and climbed chairs to take pictures. Here are some (the rest are on Facebook):
Mr Wu Ee Lung singing. He’s a renowned finger painter from San Yi Finger Painting Society. So glad to have him back again after so many years.
Cellists and Double bassists. The double bass player on the right is actually SCO’s cellist. So cool!
The oboist is called Nikki. He doesn’t talk much too =/
Anyway there was this segment where there’s a little music prodigy who played her violin with one of Singapore’s best pianist. Took this when I went upstairs and saw them rehearsing:
Not the man standing there. He’s one of the sound group member
So BFF decided to have someone put makeup for him. That was the reason why I had to went up to get my camera: to take a picture for him. HAHA
Then Weili helped him put eyeliner too:
Backstage had lots of happening stuff going on, like taking pics with everyone. I was nervous like crap then, but still managed to have loads of fun:
Haha i basically followed Javier up the stairs to take pics for him with everyone. Haha. And he was nice enough to help me take a pic with Winston.
So paiseh my whole face turned red.
Took lots of shots of Javier (coz we were reallly bored). I like this one:
Dr. Ho said the above pic lack an “F”. “Stage Fright”.
Oh and I didn’t know Dr. Ho is a “Dr” because he does music. Haha. Now I know! And he doesn’t show any hint of it as I know we are lousy at music, but he’s not that sort of person 🙂
Then so fast it was the intermission. Took pics with friends who came and said hi:
Kee Chong and a Regent Sec member
Me and Kee Chong. Wilson took this pic. And so funny la, he was saying that we have a huge gap in between which was a bit awkward coz we dunno how else to take. Then anyway, Wilson wanted to have a pic with me, well this one is his example of a no gap picture:
Such a nice person!
Huimin and I
Me, Serene and Carol
Then it was the second half. Screwed up quite a lot. What happened was that I couldn’t find my file. Which turned out to be on the floor next to a drum. T.T Javier was there to cover for me. But I was so upset. Though what done is done.
Kat’s friends who came to support
Bi Neng and Audrey came too!
The rest of the pics are on my facebook page. Not sure if anyone reads this blog still 😛 hehe. Just wanted to keep some memories here for future’s sake.
Had so much fun! I just really wish that the friends who I’ve made on that day, took pics with, even though it was the last day, will be people who I will see in future once again, who I will know better in future. Sometimes in life, you don’t get that chance again, and sometimes you will. I just wish it will for everyone.
Sometimes I think asking to be a person’s friend is just so difficult. But we must always try can’t we? 🙂
Cheers to all. And have a great year ahead.
I miss everyone already.