Wednesday, July 11, 2012

好人们,谢谢你!

推车,德士,塑料瓶。
一个钟头内三位好人。

温情人间。

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

吻雨

Greedy me; small monster always ends up as big monster!



Tuesday, May 03, 2011

A great year for Kevins

Just got down to finishing up the tally.

Adjudicators were more lenient in 2011 as compared to 2009(is it the same team of judges??), hence yielding a high number of Silvers which I personally felt that some of the presented items was more Bronze deserving.

The judges opinion could be swayed towards giving the benefit of doubt due to higher standard of pieces chosen, which is very much a point of contention with judging matters. Do you award points because of the choice of the difficult piece or the level of competent execution of the work?

The number of schools participating in Guitar Ensemble Judging is increasing, which is a good sign to the guitar scene in Singapore.

One note of concern. I wonder how the kids have learnt their parts.

If it's done by tabs, we are doomed.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

1st concert with winds and brasses

I felt rather good about the performance. It's like some milestone, having playing in
1. a cello concerto
2. with a world class soloist
3. with me on the guitar (with winds, brasses, percussion, double bass)

Frankly, I felt like I was playing some solo in the work as well; when the overall timbre of the guitar was so different from the winds, and not to mention that at several concertino spots with the soloist.

A rather positive experience, as it has strengthened my love for music and the guitar.
Interestingly, this is also the first time I performed on Guitar at the Esplanade. (Usually I just waving my hands; I think all my guitars friends have performed there many more times!)

Hope many more of these chances drop by.

Friday, April 22, 2011

金银铜铁铅

误打误撞有幸观赏了三个荣誉金,一银, 一铜。

对华乐评分有了一点领悟。

Thursday, April 21, 2011

中西合并?

那天去了青年节华乐团的比试,发觉有好几间学校的华乐团很不错。

论艺术表现的话,都比管乐团来的高,尤其打击及弹拨。身体语言和音乐表现结合相当顺畅,有韵味。

相形之下,管乐团看起来较紧,僵,不通畅。(可能太过于有规律)

融合的话, 也许是锦上添花。

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

What a sickness can teach you

For future record. In 2011,

1st April (Fri): after downing a Mac Heaven & Earth Green Tea(served by mistake from an Ice Lemon Tea order), something fishy at the throat already. After NIE Band, yes, I could feel the on set of a sore throat.

2nd April(Sat): Sore throat confirmed, and pulsations of fever started in the early afternoon, which eventually culminated into semi-flu in the evening. That caused me a lot of money. Because I usually use good food to drown the unpleasant feeling of sickness.(and celebrations for Jin were on-going.) Mahjong session ensues with no delay or hesitation; and yes, 自摸 十三幺! Lovely 九万!

3rd April(Sun): As predicted, more or less nearing the full bloom of the entire viral festival. Yes, flu is on set, feverish, topped with a phlemy cough. I just hope that the mucus doesn't trickle into my wind instruments... Thank heavens, everything was smooth!

4th April(Mon): Smack right in the middle of the cycle, which is a fever, nasty cough and occasional flu. Costly sickness, broke my perfect score in a music theory test for not inverting a diminished chord in the morning. *Drats* Prof. literally said: "Not as perfect as the last time." "I'm gonna sit you out!", I thought as I left school. And I sat through it at the conference hall while pseudo-judging the bands that played. =)

5th April(Tues): No more fever, mild cough, and just a nasal voice due to a stuck nose. I think I've won! and tomorrow I'll be free and virally stronger for the rest of the year! Muahahahahha!

After-thought: I only felt the fever return to me after I finished performing Satyagraha.

Verdict: Music is miraculous.




总统中学

第一次遇到奇怪的青年校友。

校友甲(女):长笛功力跟南华中二生比,差不多。每周以一身中性打扮返回校园,"助教"长笛部.
除了和其中一位中二女生非一般亲密; 聊天, 散步, 上厕所就占了多数时间.

校友乙 (男): 一副没教养, 没礼貌, 又爱出头的胖子. 是校友甲因被我请到食堂而搬来的救兵.
擅长流氓式的逻辑思想, 例如:用身体挡路, 不断的重复一些词语, 不断的挑衅,不断的干扰和介入与他无关的对话. 虽比我年轻, 但坚持我是学校的"新人", 要尊重校友.

校风可想而知.

该校如果有新校长任职, 也该拜会拜会这一卦人马, 否则让人说不懂敬老尊贤.