02 January, 2015

The Bucket List

Because resolutions are too mainstream.
  • Get into college.
  • Go on a road trip.
  • Get diploma in violin.
  • Finish Grade 8 music theory.
  • Continue piano lessons, or take keyboard instead.
  • Record a song.
  • Write more stories and poetry.
  • Swim with dolphins.
  • See cherry blossoms in bloom.
  • Be in another musical.
  • Be in more concerts.
  • Film something.

25 December, 2014

Whatever, life

"When you're ten, they call you a prodigy. When you're fifteen, they call you a genius. Once you hit twenty, you're just an ordinary person. About three years until I'm ordinary." ~ Nanase Haruka, Free!
I can't believe I'm quoting a gay swimming anime. This is what my life has come to.

So... I've decided to do the one thing I swore never to do... pursue music as a future career path. =_="
Yup. I don't know if I'm being smart or stupid, oh well, I guess I'll find out 10 years down the road.
And yeah, if you follow that quote, by then I'll be really ordinary.
To be honest, the reason why I've decided to choose music is partly because I want to live in Singapore (which I'm in right now).

I've been posting a lot on YouTube and SoundCloud lately, and I'm loving the response that I'm getting. Of course, this blog has been doing pretty well in getting views as well.

The audition for the college I want to get into is in February, the intake will only be in August.
So in between I have a LOT of free time, except for March-May, I have to attend National Service. XP

In the meantime, I have a few musical projects that I will definitely try to complete before March.
And I might offer myself up as musician / arranger / teacher for hire during the month of January till February.

I'll update this post when I'm feeling more inspired to wax lyrical.
It's late.

20 December, 2014

SUGOI!!!

I mostly photo blogged on my Tumblr here.

Harajuku.
Disneyland.
Ghibli Museum.

16 November, 2014

The 30-Day Studio Ghibli Challenge

I've had this post lying around my drafts for more than a year now. It took so long because of the gif hunting involved. I wanted to start editing it again after this happened, but yeah, had exams. For some reason, the middle of my SPM seems like a good time to post this long overdue post. Whatever.
I'll come back and edit it later.

Day 1: First Studio Ghibli movie?
Spirited Away.

12 October, 2014

Dream Out Loud

{11th October 2014}
It was just a few years ago, when we arrived in this school that we know.
Some of us were shy, alone and scared. Some were fierce and brave cause they dared.
Flash forward five years later, here we are.
In this ballroom, all looking beautiful, shining bright like stars.
In a couple more months we'll be leaving for good, so it's time to change the mood.

~ Dream Out Loud ~

Pada setiap pagi, kita perlu pergi ke sekolah.
七点十五分, Prefect 就催我们去排队! (很烦啦!)
Pada setiap tahun, hidup kita menjadi lebih susah.
每一天忍着上课, 和被老师骂.
我们每一人都有自己的期望和梦想, 但是有时刻我们就觉得要放弃.
Tapi jika kita lebih berusaha, saya pasti kita akan capai kejayaan yang cemerlang.

These are the things that we won't let go,
The times we remember that were high and low.
Sekarang masa telah datang,
所以现在来一起合唱!

I wrote the song.




Honestly, there's nothing to say. The album is on Facebook, if you're someone I actually know in real life, you can see it. If not, whatever. Bye~~

23 September, 2014

To those who wait

{29th August 2014}
The little essay mentioned here has been returned for the day. Scroll down for writer's thoughts. Here it is, as written.

          It is almost dusk, I am waiting for her at the corner of the street. She has just landed in the country and she sent me a message asking me to wait here for her, the place where we last saw each other. It is cold, I wrap myself tightly in the scarf she gave me before she left, it still smells faintly of her perfume. I lean against the lamp post, tilting my head upwards to watch the sun say its final farewells. I close my eyes, and the memories begin to flow.

02 September, 2014

Scribble Something

{6th August 2014}
I haven't been writing much lately. I don't think it was writer's block, I think it was just me being too lazy to think about something to write. I doubt that I will ever write a book, I just don't have the discipline, a collection of poems maybe. After at least a year of no new material, I finally wrote a poem. Like most of my poems, it comes off as more of a song, which like most of my poems, it is. I used to compile all my writing (especially my poems) in this notebook.

Poetic Musings, by Rachel Wong Yen Yi.
But at one point I was writing a lot, almost two poems everyday, so I couldn't be bothered to update it, so now I just type them out and save them online. Which is easier, and dare I say it, better.