Saturday, February 28, 2009


Excerpt from Mistaken; the Musical

I would tell her everyday just what she means to me.
And count the ways that I love her.
Live and breathe her.
Listen to her.
Speak to her.
Make her smile because her smile is the most beautiful thing in the world. I would tell her every night that I couldn’t live without her while she falls asleep in my arms.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Crunch time

Well. With Hall Prod finally over, I can at last get some time off to do some actual work and not be bothered with rehearsals and meetings and what not. And trust me, I have alot of catch up on. I'm doing a lot of tutorials from scratch and reading some of my lecture notes for the first time. But, if I had the choice, I wouldn't change a thing.

I wish I had the same passion for my studies as I have for everything else in life. I have so many things that I enjoy doing and I tend to concentrate on these stuff a lot more than I do my school work. Perfect example, I'm sitting here blogging with a half finished tutorial sitting in front of me.

Recently, I've been offered an opportunity to bring myself to a higher level in music and production. It's not a confirmed will-get kind of thing. But it's an open door nonetheless. An open door waiting for me to go through. And doors have been opening for me in other areas as well. It has come to the point that I can choose one and only one door to go through. And most likely, once I go through one door, all other doors will close to me.

That is the extent of the choice that is facing me at this point of time. Whether or not I can make it beyond each of the doorways is uncertain. As in, I cannot guarantee myself success in choosing one door over another. And I am still a Uni student first and foremost. My studies have really taken a hit with all the stuff that I've been doing over the past few months. I will have to really set my priorities straight even though I love what I'm doing outside much more than what I'm doing in school.

Sigh. As my neighbour said, it is not often people get the chance to do what they love as a profession. But inside, I know that often when people that pursue their passions in life, they often pay for it in other ways.

Monday, February 23, 2009


It's finally over. And I can't decide whether to be happy or sad. On the one hand, I can finally have my nights back to do whatever I want. On the other hand, I don't know what to do with them. I prob need to get studying, but that's such a chore.

I have to admit, I was tearing at the "Biggest Mistake" scene. Firstly, Dhaniah and Omar got the emotion perfect. Then, to hear the audience applaud in appreciation of the song, that just pushed me over the edge. It was such a gratifying experience to hear their approval of the jumbled up mess of chords that I started with. To see the song evolve itself from initial conception to the arranging and finally to the last performance. It was like watching a child grow from birth to being able to stand on its own two feet and hold its own in the world.

That was the overpowering sense of achievement that could only really be provided by something that simple as the clapping of hands.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Guitar GOD

Okay. This guy is FREAKIN' amazing. Take that all you guitar hero wannabes!! This is the real shit.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Where Wings Take Dream

Okay... I don't really think it mattered who won the election.
But nothing could be worse that this guy.

It's not difficult to improve on crap...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

MOE says we need to learn outside of the classroom

Sometimes we learn important lessons through our own actions and inactions. And over the last couple of days, I learnt a very important one.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Saint Rita's Day

Before St. Valentine's Day, there should be a day for all the lonely souls out there to just mope around and wonder what could have been. For V day is nothing but a commercially advertised market place holiday creating artificial demand for things that are readily available around the year and are in no danger of shortage.

If I sound bitter, that's cuz I am. I don't think I can express fully what I mean when I write here.

To me, it's just a time that rubs in salt to the wounds. Even the radio's been playing sappy love songs all night... Curse Class 95.... grrr

It's like the stars never align,
and the conditions are never right.
For the many out there, like I,
whose dreams we can not rely.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Time to Say Siao Liao

Okay. It's 12 days to the big day. And it's starting to feel like it might be a little tight. There are quite a number of things to touch up before it would really make an impact on the people watching. And there is really not enough time.

Well, with rehearsals every night until the big day, I'm sure that we'll pull through somehow.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Is nothing sacred anymore?

I was looking at all the Superbowl ads that were posted on YouTube after the Superbowl earlier this week, and I came across this ad for Basically, it's a dating site for married people that are looking to have an affair. And their tag line is the one that really takes the icing off the cake.

When divorces isn't an option."

Frankly, I'm just disappointed. To me, marriage is more than just a legal contract. It's a metaphysical bond between two people. One may argue that humans are, when it all boils down, animals and the majority of animals are polygamous. But that's beside the point. If you wish to believe in that train of thought, don't enter into a marriage, which is in essence a vow to participate in a monogamous relationship with another person.

While I don't think divorce is a viable solution to problems in a marriage, I don't think that this extra-marital dating service is much better. Scratch that, I think it's worse. Breaching the contract is not much better than terminating it. I think it's just a lose-lose situation for both parties.

I know whatever I have just said is idealistic and naive in this "real world" day and age. But I'd like to think of it as me holding true to what I believe in.