Jun 24, 2013

fading // summer 02

june is like almost over.
it's depressing because all i did was slack around the house doing nothing but music and reading.
so now, guilt, and the chance to redeem myself in these last days of summer.

july ushers in:

ᴥ chinese o level remaining papers
ᴥ grade 8 piano exam
ᴥ upcoming school year
ᴥ exams, exams, exams
ᴥ other frightful stuff like that

the only thing awesome upcoming, besides Phuket, is the Cola Wars.

which is going to be totally amazing.

<fade, fade, fading away>

Jun 21, 2013

profs and like, cake

so like, we went to the yong siew toh conservatory of music for three days of piano masterclasses which were so awesome and amazing, and totally had me at the edge of my seat.

(except the one time in the afternoon when i was dozing off due to excessive indulging at luncheon.)

when i listened to a piece, it seems just ordinary until the profs start teaching it. then, it really starts to come alive. they weave brilliant stories through the harmonies and chord progressions, which totally astounded me.

with Professor Thomas Hetch

with Professor Albert Tiu

oh, and the very amazing piano teacher who brought us there also did something.

she bought us über-rich chocolate cake from starbucks.

chocolate cake.



right before the final night recital in this really posh place.

we were like stuffed to the brim with Subway sandwiches. so, we took little lady-like bites and--thank God Noel was there!
he consumed those two superbly rich chocolate cake just like a real man.

i was afraid that we'll go on a sugar high in the posh recital hall.

really hope to go for more of these
(the yst events, i mean. though i frankly loved the addition of the cake).

- - - -

so, on a totally different note.
there's the haze, and i have been moping around in the house.

so far, i've consumed 6 fiction books since last afternoon. i've been deprived of them the past school year. speaking of which, i have been spending the past three weeks of school hols immersed in books and sleep.


<haze haze haze and more haze>

Jun 16, 2013

today: life

i was reminded how short life is.

on friday evening, we sent a very dear family friend on his last physical journey at mandai cremation centre. he left us to be with the Lord after a year-long struggle against cancer. he and his family have been such a testimony to all of us. trusting, hoping, and putting their faith in the one true God. never ceasing to exhibit that joy and grace that only comes through believing and clinging to God in trials.

i was reminded to treasure those around me.

to stop hating, to start treasuring the things and people in life.
hate is so bitter. it hurts the hater and the hated. learning to stop hate, bitterness, and petty dislikes.

i was reminded to look with expectancy for life eternal.

this world is not my home,
i'm just a-passing through
my treasures are laid up,
somewhere beyond the blue


Jun 5, 2013

dear summer // summer 01


dear summer,

please bring some happy surprises, rainbows, sunshine, and lots of blue skies.


p-s: and some chocolate-chip ice-cream too, please, if it isn't too troublesome.

<because school's out, summer's here, 
and that deserves a post>