There’s not many Royal things I’ll post but this is funny.
For my photography class I did series of self-portraits in which I attempted to portray culture and counterculture for the past 10 decades. This is the product of that idea…
this is SO COOL oh man
I just wanted to share this. I trully adore this man.
Best Things About Being Blind [x]
What a cool dude
God bless this man. You’re awesome.
Was re-reading my Lu Guang Zhong book->
Was particularly touched by the foreword:
The next part was why 卢广仲 wanted to write this book:
卢广仲 writes very honest, sincere and some may say whimsical songs. I love his songs because you can feel genuine emotions, usually positive ones- as compared to the usual sex, drugs & rock & roll feels from contemporary pop songs.
Looking back I don’t even know how I started to make music. Bought my first guitar in Secondary two- probably wanted to learn it cause Serene (ong) just bought one too. Was interested in Spanish flemenco styles then- my first guitar , Frezzie, is a spanish classical guitar bought from Bras Basah. Went with my mum and my parents sponsored half? of my guitar.
Started learning chords from guitar books-think I started learning from friends like Leelee. At one point I wanted to quit sailing and join the guitar ensemble. Was having a hard time in sailing- physical injuries to the spine honestly really depress me to no end.
In JC we used to bum around during free periods- Tiara and I would go play piano, sometimes Liren brought his guitar to school. Some days Jo, Rach and I will even try to dance ( but mostly just watching Jo do her choreo- I won’t forget Disturbia!) Other days Rach, Huiyi and I will go record Huiyi’s songs in the toilet- where the acoustics are the best. Hahaha. And of course Friday (?) mornings after PE meant like 2-3 hours of basketball before lunch and more classes.
The first song I wrote is ‘A Way Out’. This happened at 2-3am in the theme room one. For some reason the Eggtarts were high and just chillin (after a prac session I think?). I remember Yi-min and I went to microwave the Pop-In-A-Box popcorn that Audz bought me previously. Then we brought it down and a bunch of us were learning drum beats from Darren on the makeshift box. Hahaha. Val was in theme room one studying HAHA.
It was there where I typed down my first lyrics for A Way Out. Quite hilarious:
"Hey girl whatchu looking for, we’re looking for a magic pearl"
The lyrics changed over time but HAHA that was my first song. Improved the rifts and strumming as I grew in guitar playing haha.
This is my journey in performance- with friends & gradually, solo sets as well.
My first public performance was with Jieting & her temple friends. We put together a long national day medley and performed at her temple as well as in a secondary school. Please imagine my pile of frazzled nerves as a first time performer. Want to thank Jieting for being part of the start :)
新加坡佛光山 National Day Performance 2012
National Day medley
National Day Performance Punggol Secondary School 2012
National Day medley
CAPT Open Day March 2013
Semester 1 CAPT Formal Dinner 2013
Truly Madly Deeply
Semester 2 CAPT Formal Dinner 2013 Guest-In-Honour, ex- President SR Nathan
What Do You See
JAHOC July 2013
45 min set! includes Kiss Me, Titanium, Viva La Vida, Ye Lai Xiang, Zheng Fu
Open Mic August 2013
Quando Quando Quando x You’re Too Good To Be True
Gold Dusk Dec 2013
Originals + Covers
NVAC Charity Fiesta Lot One Jan 26 2014
Counting Stars, If I Let You Go
CAPT Valentine’s Day
L O V E and guitar for Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing
CAPT Open Day 15 March 2014
Guitar and Yong Qi
Vanessa’s 21st Birthday Party
Counting Stars, Glad You Came, Mirrors
CAPT Open Mic 20 March 2014
Happy, Death by Sea
OMS Starbucks YIH 20 March 2014
30 min set of originals and covers
CAPT Formal Dinner (Graduation)
Seasons of Love
- CAPT Migrant Workers Performance
NUS Sports Club Welfare Retreat 17 April 2014
Titanium X Clarity, Hall of Fame, DJ Got Us Falling in Love X Timber, Radioactive X Trouble
As you can see most of my performance opportunities come from CAPT. Am infinitely thankful and amazed that the entire journey started from this place. Thanks to Guitarpella and also Jam City. As a kid I didn’t sing at home- shy maybe. Only sang quietly in my room. When I moved out to CAPT- suddenly I had the freedom to do whatever I want. Make music in an environment free from any pressure.
A very important part of this journey is my supporters. They consist of my friends and family, and sometimes strangers and acquaintances. Am touched and flattered, but I know I have to keep working hard. But meanwhile I’m really touched for friends who make it for my performances, or listen/share my music. Thanks for listening guys. Honoured to have some of your ear time.
Time to find my anchor and go hard in the direction I decide on. No time to lose.
Mongolian Girls continuing the 6000-year-old tradition
Ballerinas are the most underrated athletes.
GUYS SHE IS SPINNING ON HER TOE.
ALL HER WEIGHT ON HER TOE.
Thank you someone for finally acknowledging this.
People always make ballet seem like such a wimpy, easy sport.
While we are dancing, we have to:
- turn out our feet
- hyper extended our knees
- tuck our buts under
- flatten our stomach
- close your ribcage (to the point where you cant breathe)
- shoulders are down and back
- elbows are lifted
- hands and fingers are soft
- neck is long
- use proper head movements
ALL THIS WHILE STILL IN OUR STARTING POSITIONS NOW DO ALL THAT WHILE MOVING AND LOOKING GORGEOUS. AND EFFORTLESS
You try holding your leg by your head without touching it and turning on the tips of your toes and wooden shoes and tell me ballet isn’t hard.
People always say “don’t be a ballerina” and “don’t be such a pussy”
when really ballerinas and vagina’s are probably the most hardcore things
AND BALLERINAS WITH VAGINA’S ARE JUST STRAIGHT UP METAL
SO DO NOT TELL ME BALLET IS FUCKING EASY AND NOT A REAL SPORT
Most ballerina’s are also known for dancing until their feet bleed, bandaging them up and getting back on with the show.
ballerinas are fucking hardcore ok
Ballerinas are fucking metal
put it in perspective
saw a tumblr quote today- “release the stress, you were never in control anyway”.
Well that completely helps :D
Only Yesterday (1991), dir. Isao Takahata
These few days have been a blast :D
Just came back from ECP !!! Jioed a bunch of people from CAPT. Am super thankful for the sunny weather (previous night’s forecast was thunderstorms over the east) & even more so for the fun company!!
With the pretty flowers :>
We cycled & bladed! Thanks weixuan for this convenient shop at Blk 80. Sadly the rollerblades rental was EXORBITANT!! $10 for the first hour and $7 for every additional hour. Siao liao.. Wenyi decided to rent a bike instead. Ohwellz ><.
Some topics that came up during blading/cycling-> Haha Wenyi mentioned this concept called ‘remembering to forget’- something she learnt about in class! It’s like me blogging- so that I can offload everything and like get on with my life. Place the memories somewhere probably more reliable than my own brain.
Found a tortoise by a patch of grass and they named it Crystal. LOLOL. The two boys transported it back into a pond- holding it in their hands/frisbee while cycling up/down slopes UP THERE HAHA! The amount of judgey faces they had to face while holding the tortoise lolol.
Emo shot of Crystal.
AHAHA. but the real Crystal baked NOMMY CHOCOLATE CHIP CHOCOLATE COOKIES!! I am currently in trusted custody of the entire supply muahahahaha.
Us at the jetty :D Never actually been out there before- a pretty place with a lot happy fishermen and families. Would be perfect if there was an ice cream man!!
Yay to blading :D Been a while since I’ve hit the road in ECP. Got to soak my feet in the sea while waiting too heheh. Passing by NSC also gives me soooo many feels. Meanwhile I still suck at slopes- one slope really made my heart kinda go crazy haha was gripped with fear LOL
We went at it for an hour or two before having lunch at Subway & sugar cane juice yay. Escape into an air-con place ahhaa.
Went to Chomp Chomp for the first time :D Yay to old company- rolled my eyes SOOOOO many times that night HAHA. Yay to yummy food too :D Thanks JT and Ong for the car rides! Went to ong’s current place- LOL deja vu much?!?!?
Unfortunately no group photo but we have a glam #nofilter shot of the belated birthday girl->
I was really amazed by the hugeass cup of sugar cane juice omg.
Love you all xoxo :D
Also met up with LEELEEEEE to celebrate her birthday!!
Hansup ice cream with our triple scoop of sea salt caramel, green tea & belgian chocolate. NOMZ!! This is at Ice Cream Gallery anyways.
Also had fries at Smith’s :D Had lots of fun catching up :) Really cool to hear about Leelee’s workplace and sharing silly things and cute instagram animals. Hahaha. And of course playing with filters and shit like that :D
Went home and just about finished Great Expectations by Charles Dickens- a book I have been reading over several weekends. Liked the twists at the end- it gradually became more exciting!
Also read A Thousand Acres - won a Pulitzer prize. Maybe it’s the subject matter but I’m not very impressed. *shrugs* Ah well. 23/100 :) Lezzgo!!
More pictures from earlier on the week-> me and cha at our movie date :D ie. the gongcha boy day
^ Me at my first paid gig. Thanks ONG :DDD <3
It was fun but I got moved from 2nd slot to third because I didn’t need an amp- waiting around makes me S-U-P-E-R nervous. Ended up being painfully shy though yes I delivered the songs. AGHHH LOL
The crowd was quite nice, though really testing their patience haha so many acts while they eat. I guess I’m a cafe singer- with the genre that I sing. Will upz my guitar skill !!! And.. hope to come back strong after a hiatus- with a public gig possibly? :D We’ll see after my graduation and overseas trips!
Ending this post with a legit picture of my EAR.
You have no idea how hard it is to take a selfie of your ear.