Sunday, 30 December 2012

Christmas Party!

After a day out with the girls, I'm back in uni for the party's preparation. 

Those who attended the party. Photo credits to Nyky :)

The 1st year students who came. Those who missed it when they can make it to attend, too bad :P

The beautiful Caryn who conducted the games with me. *thumbs up*


Joan. Need more explanation? LOL! My course mate + KK mate who stays just opposite my room LOL. Wonderful companion. She got the approval from my panda kor to be my bf HAHA. randomcrazystuff



Game #1: CHRISTMAS! number game.

Everyone counts like 1, 2, 3 and so on.
Eg: numbers which is the multiple of 7 and numbers with 7, you have to say CHRISTMAS! instead of the number, with action as shown below ;) cute game.

Games #2: Charades! Acting out Reindeer


the rest guessing..

RUN FOR THE MIC!

Game #3 Shopping list(?)
Each team have to collect a list of items, eg: stone, metronome, urtext book LOL.

Carmen gave a short testimony and what Christmas means to her :) Appreciate the organizers, those who prepared food, those who responded at the event page, those who were sporting with the games, thank you all :)

it's going to be farewell 2012, HELLO 2013!

A time of reflection and thanksgiving. 
Thanks for reading. God bless you :)

Little things in life.

My WHOLE BIOLOGICAL family is on vacation. And if you know the trend, yes, it's the annual trip to Singapore! Orchard road's deco is lovely to me even though some ppl said it's not so good as years passed etc. Blame exams but what to do? For my course, there is NO study week, study week is our exam week ._. First time ever in my life, I'm left alone in this place. putting all the complaints aside, I try to look at the brighter side of the situation. It's rather dangerous for me to stay at home alone, neighbours who are student went off for their study week, families went for vacation, making my neighbourhood very quiet. So Myan adopted me opened up her house for me to sleepover. How sweet :) Eil is back from India for 2 weeks :D

Delicious dinner with the girls. Thanks Aunty Chor :D

Change of plan. Instead of sleeping-over at Chor's residence, we ended up at the Choo's *hehe* Haven't been to the house ever since Eil left for studies. Good to see aunty and uncle. So welcoming. This warm homey feeling. Oh, and the Christmas tree! :D my family ain't the decorative kind of ppl so you won't find Christmas deco in my house.

comfy house clothes x) 

Myan!


Slept at 3am ._. okay, the earlier part of staying up was nice talking with the girls and Line-ing. Very often I get so busy that I forget about these beautiful souls God blessed me with, to care for them and to be honest, it's really nice to have them care for me as well. Talking about the right person at the right time, it's good to know that I'm not the only one struggling to make it in this new environment. How I miss my comfort zone where I have all that is familiar to me with me. I wish you were here and I was there for you.


Next day, LONG DRIVE LOL. My pleasure to drive the girls around. Met up with Klin! :") shoot a video for CPP's birthday :D then drove back to uni for my fac's Christmas Party.

Left with these. 

Murukus from India. No big deal for those who don't understand but little things like this meant so much to me. Postcard, handwritten msg *love* India is in my travel list ok! :) and a Typo notebook that is perfect for me to write on :)


Belated birthday present. Wrapped skillfully in the KH librarian method. A personal msg attached. Can cry reading it T.T *hugs my pillow and T.T*


Confession: or more like, everyone-who-knows-me-well-will-know kind of thing lol, I'm BAD at giving gifts :o like, IDK if it's good enough, if it's what ppl want etc. I don't expect gifts as well. Handwritten msges are always nice :) most importantly, I am touched by sincerity above all else. THANK YOU. Friendship like this... *speechless* blessed :")

Next post: Fac's Christmas party!

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Little Things


Lovely song that is stuck in my head for quite some time.

Little things

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As it's nearing the end of the year and a new year is coming, I have so much to give thanks and be grateful for, so much, I just don't know how to put them into words. I'm having this amazing?good?pleasant? feeling inside of me. 2012 isn't an easy year but overall it was amazing. I went through the pics and some of my blog posts, what is there is only a glimpse of my life this year. 

ttyl. lunch first :)

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Caroling @ 7th college

How I got involved?
Tien Mie fb msg.ed me asking if  I can conduct for caroling. As a freshie, I'm still blur, well, I am naturally blur as well :x I didn't know how they usually carol, how things work, how to actually conduct? But I trust God will lead me.

When we started the practice, it was nearing the end of showcase meetings and rehearsals, busy time. But indeed, blessed with these bunch of helpful lovely ppl, so encouraged :) it's an indescribable feeling standing in front of so many seniorsppl who are singing while I'm doing something different from the rest. You get me? LOL

*JENGJENGJENG*


At 7th College.
Persaudaraan Kristian Varsity UM aka PKVUM choir :D


Sor Yeung was there! :D



Something to share with you lovely peeps, I'll be serving in PKVUM as the assistant secretary next semester. A pic with Joyce, the Secretary :)

Great experience. Touched by the PKV-ians, those who came for practices and really sang their heart out, playing the instruments, ushering, basically make themselves available to serve in various areas. Thank You, God :")


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Done with final jury! Blog marathon mode *ON*

Friday, 7 December 2012

I MISS YOU

Missing my blog, A LOT. It's true only those who care kehpohLOL will read and will notice it's been too long I've last updated it. THANK YOU :)


淋雨一直走~ 
Thanks Wynne for intro-ing this meaningful song :D Robert Frost - The road not taken. A poem that I still like ever since Form 3? it was in the English Literature book LOL. Gonna copy n paste the lyrics x)


有雷聲在轟不停
雨潑進眼裡看不清
誰急速狂飆 溅我一身 的泥濘

很確定我想去哪裡
往天堂要跳過地獄
也不恐懼 不逃避

這不是脾氣 是所謂志氣(與勇氣)
你能推我下懸崖 我能學會飛行
從不聽 誰的命令(很獨立)
耳朵用來聽自己的心靈

淋雨一直走 是一顆寶石就該閃爍
人都應該有夢 有夢就別怕痛
淋雨一直走 是道陽光就該暖和
人都應該有夢 有夢就別怕痛

有前面盤旋的禿鷹
有背後尖酸的耳語
黑色的童話 是給長大 的洗禮

要獨特才是流行
無法複製的自己
讓我連受傷 也有型 ;)

有時掉進黑洞 有時候爬上彩虹
在下一秒鐘 命運如何轉動 沒有人會曉得Oh~
我說希望無窮 你猜美夢成空
相信和懷疑 總要決鬥


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It's been a mixture of feelings this week but God is good =) He's been providing, guiding, teaching in many ways. Despite some tough times, I would still say I'm blessed with wonderful friends in uni. Those who talk to me for hours and those who listen for hours LOL, those who bring food over *okay, this is obvious, thanks Wei Tang and roomie :)* (oh speaking of food, and Uncle Henry and Aunty Julia brought me food :D), those who bring me out for food (I'm such a foodie LOL), those who walk with me around campus, those who share life experiences etc.

Had some issue but it is settled for now, didn't gave up on mending back the friendship. Received advice from my spiritual sibling, wonderful listener :) And also to add on, he has a girlfriend, wait, all my pet bros have girlfriends LOL! yet to meet her but soon I hope, must be as wonderful as my kor :) yea, the other 2 bros are kinda MIA =.= studying/working elsewhere, busy and all. r.a.n.d.o.m.

Month of Christmas. Finals soon. yay and nay.
Thanks for reading :) Caroling practice later ^^
God bless you!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Learning. It's a process.

Chopin Etude Op 10 No. 3 in E Major 

So my recital was on week 8, I started learning this during week 2 (I think), slow learner, managed to learn and memorize it in time for my recital. Thank God for the extended time, was suppose to have the recital on week 6 :) (I've blogged about this but still, am grateful) 


Why this piece?

It was chosen for me by my lecturer. Randomly I guess. 6 pages long. My first Etude. I played Nocturne, learned Valse and never Etude. 

So I started learning. This piece really was a challenge for me. 

Technically.My 4th and 5th fingers are so weak that the top voice doesn't stands out. Slow practice + divide them to parts like practicing only the top voice (using mostly only 4th and 5th fingers) or only accompaniment (thumb, 2nd finger and left hand). Thumb is generally the stronger finger, so yea *control* If you've seen my hands, ain't that big. Thank God for my teacher who has cute-sized hands, she taught me a lot on wrist-movement/rotation/swing? (Bar 46-54, plenty of them) I was sorta practicing in pain without those techniques :/ My whole body stiffens too, must relax. lol. Sort of used my body weight (leaning forward) for the fortissimo (very loud) chords. 

Next is, musicality. Oh dear. What a beautiful sad, romantic piece. Had to search for that source of emo-ness. I'm generally a happy-go-lucky sampat girl. Still learning to get into the mood and perform this piece well. 

The recital week before mine (week 7), a senior was asked to stop by the lecturers during her recital, she wasn't prepared for it. She will need to re-do her recital on week 14. Frankly speaking, that was when I knew she was a senior, never seen her in practice room or around the faculty. I was stunned when that happened, like :"this actually happens? she doesn't practice?" I mean, we music students have to practice, that's one of the most important thing for us to do. Recital isn't part of our marks but it's important because you are playing in front of all the lecturers and your course mates.

Straight after that, it was my principle study class with lecturer. First time ever, my right leg shivers when I step on the pedal :( IDK why I was so affected by that incident. Played so badly that I didn't feel like finishing my piece, wanted to stop halfway through, it was that bad. Teared a bit samore, so embarrassing :(

Fact: Yeap, I take private piano lessons, as recommended by the Principal Study Rules and Regulations paper LOL! My current teacher was introduced by my previous teacher, she took leave for confinement and was unable to teach me. Just before entering uni, I took 1 month of lessons with the new teacher then stopped cuz I needed time to adjust to uni life. After a month of uni, I decided to continue learning from the new teacher. (Idk why I'm being so naggy, I've actually blogged about it ^_^)

I talked to Ah Chor about my new teacher, told her that my teacher just came back from USA, Myan said her bro too. Then, we found out that my new teacher actually went to further her masters with Myan's bro. Told my teacher about it and she was surprised too, cuz Myan's bro wasn't from KwangHua. Oh yea, small world, my teacher's alma maters are mine too, KH and STK. hohos. Don't know where she studied during primary school LOL, okay-lah, don't want to be creepy stalk-ish :)

More facts? 
My lecturer was my teacher's junior back in their uni days. My teacher is not that old, 27 I think? which means my lecturer is only 26 liddet. TO MY HORROR. first day of principle study class, Mr Tan already asked me who is my teacher, was thinking whether to mention the new teacher or my long-time teacher. SMALL WORLD
wait..
THAT EXPLAINS THE QUESTION I WAS ASKED DURING INTERVIEW. *facepalm* 

So everybody knows everybody? :/ I don't like mentioning names. Super uncomfortable when lecturer asked when I'll be seeing my teacher. Hope they are in good terms lo. There's this situation where a teacher ain't happy when the student takes classes from another teacher. Reality.

Recital was ok. Not regretting learning this Etude, I've learned a lot, enjoyed the process :) Learning my Prelude and Fugue now, yet to choose my Scarlatti Sonata. Music Showcase is on the 22nd of November *event page click* We are going to perform what we've learned in this semester. I'm in the classical choir, so far we've learned 3 songs. IKR, like, only 3 songs? LOL. Blending the S-A-T-B ain't that easy especially when we have many Sopranos and Altos, but only 3 Tenors and 3 Basses LOL. Shall try out other ensembles next semester :D

WORDY MUCH POST. Thank you for reading, it meant a lot to me :") took time to blog this out, putting my thoughts into words. *phew* 
Have a blessed weekend! End of my mid-sem break hoho.

Friday, 9 November 2012

*Gives blog a CPR*

It's November already? Time flies as always. Hectic life. I wished I can sit and blog something that has quality (LOL) instead of pasting a pic and put some description on top of it. For now, picture time!~

Skype session with Kehpoh Sen Chen from our hostels. Line was bad. Nevertheless, we enjoyed talking :) see his big wide smile :D Can't wait to see the Sarawak peeps next year.

Skype session with Wynne at 10PM UK time ^^v That was the week before I go for PKV camp and she has SF retreat :)



A-LL13 the musical. Thanks Jie Rachel for the invite :)
"Real friends are hard to make."

Classical meets Jazz. It was a fun concert, me and my course mates were happy with our seating which was in the middle section, until we realized we couldn't see the hand of the pianist LOL! We need to attend 2 concerts outside of our uni and write 2 reports per semester, not done :X
 
University of the Philippines Concert Chorus performed at Experimental Theatre. We got to know of this concert a week before or so, very short notice, even my friends at UPM knew about it before I knew. Was a great performance. Choreography and the vocal was *wow*

Left: After the concert, a pic with the UPM peeps :) so good to see them again.

Right: After our interview in UM, taken few months ago

The recent concert, Guitar performance by Stefan Ostersjo.

It was something like this..


IKR! Cool yes but we yet to understand the music. Bear in mind most of us are piano major.  Maybe my lecturers can explain?

AND *jengjengjeng* Recital week! Very different from ICOM's recital. Here, you play and that's it. My lecturer didn't give me any comments right after the recital, class that day was also cancelled. The following week when I have my Principle Study class, I already forgot how I played that day, Liddet how to improve :/ Thank God I played through :")
 

I won 2 premier screening passes from Nuffnang to watch Frankenweenie :D I knew it was a BnW movie but I didn't know it was a 3D movie until I was about to enter the cinema hall LOL. Reminds me of how creative kids are with their imaginations :)

Lunch and catch-up with Wyan at Secret of Louisiana, Kelana Jaya. Someone's being camera-shy LOL. He's going to Canada for studies. IDK when but it'll be real soon.
  


T.H.E. Camp
I know I'm being super lazy :X but Mun Foong blogged a detailed one :) good read *click*


Group pic
 


Okay, just have to post this cuz it's too funny! We had a session learning about CPR. We have a few "victims" waiting for our rescue. As you can see, someone is using a long weed to tickle rescue LOL.

Mud punishment fun HAHA! okay, embarrassing but it was fun to do it as a team lol. Happy faces :)
 

Instagram is my hobby ;) Just love the shadows.


=phailed= that's what happens when you lost touch of blogging :/ 
Have a blessed holiday peeps! :D

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

#nowplaying 单身美好

Lovely song, thanks Wynne for intro-ing ^^
shared it with my room mate and course mate, they liked it too :)


早场电影 午后咖啡厅 
姊妹死党 赖在KTV 
散步去看雨 小背包旅行 
养只猫咪 在怀里呼吸

日子很简单 心思也很简单 
快乐悲伤 来得快去得也快 
多一些时间 疼爱自己过得浪漫 
小小心愿 能自己成全 

没有人陪伴 和勇敢无关 
只是刚好 在人生最自由的时光 
没有人陪伴 也可以习惯 
单身美好 我自己很好 

计较的少 失望的也少 
任性一点 没什么不好 
朋友们都懂 我不怕寂寞 
只怕为谁 努力得不够
 
 没人说晚安 和独立无关 
只是现在 我们缘份还不够圆满 
没人说早安 依然很乐观 
单身美好 等待你的好 
单身美好 未来会更好

:)

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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Thoughts

Tried catching up with my dear friends from around the world, how's life and all. They often ask, "how's your life in uni?" Short answer would be "it's been wonderful" overall, of course. Long answer? IDK if I'm able to answer it LOL.

Miracles happened. 
For 1st year students, we are required to have 1 recital per semester, which is to perform in front of our lecturers and course mates. BY MEMORY. *shocker* I don't remember memorizing ANY pieces after grade 5. A challenge. We drew lots and I got the earliest week, week 6, which is this week. Frankly, I did my best to practice but I still wasn't ready for the recital. I think I'm a disappointment to my lecturer, he's too kind in his words. It was a challenging Etude for me, well, which Chopin Etude is easy anyway? I tried not to stress my hands too much. Pain tau :( Read:http://www.classicalmusicasia.com/2012/09/09/alexander-technique-benefits-musicians/
Miracle happened when Mr Tan announced during week 4(?) that 1st year students who are in week 6 and 7 are given 2 more weeks (week 8 and 9). JOY! :") Yet to completely memorize my piece. It's a beautiful sad piece.

Miracle #2
I went home one Wednesday noon, thinking of how should I approach my piano teacher, the new one, I took 1 month of lessons with her as my previous teacher took leave for confinement. 30 mins of Principle study class with our lecturers isn't sufficient, we were all advised to take at least 7 hours of additional private lessons per sem and plus, my Grade 8 theory is still hanging. I reached home, laid on my bed, deep in thoughts, was about to text my teacher and ask if she's free for a LONG talk then... FB msg appeared on my phone, it was my teacher! She asked how was I doing in uni and all. *touched ttm!* Quickly, I switched on the comp and chatted with her. Explained to her my situation. To cut the long story a bit shorter, she agreed to give me lesson once in 2 weeks on Thursdays, she understand how tiring it is to travel back and forth. AWW.

Miracle #3
I'm going to T.H.E. Camp. Of course I really hope Shiyun, Jason and Yu Hong could go as well but I must say everything just tells me to just go. I'll say it's God's plan. Esp for the word part when the seniors mentioned during PKV meeting, mehh.
Fact: 
- My recital week is the week when I come back from camp. Imagine 3 days of no.piano.touching. Thinking again, God gave me 2 more weeks when I was suppose to perform this week. I shall do my best now and let God direct my paths. You may think I'm pushing everything to God, me being irresponsible and all but I'm too weak to control everything. Life experience.
- Wen and Suez are coming back for BigBang concert, did want to arrange a meetup with them if not I'll only get to see them next year. After yesterday's Skype session with Kehpoh Sen Chen, I am even certain that I have to go. I shall meet all of you next year :") thank you kehpoh! *correction: Will see the girls during Nov's one week sem break :D"
- Sunday piano duty in Chinese Church. Felt bad to reschedule cuz they are lacking of pianist but Aunty Julia is so kind to help me.
- Parents let me decide whether to go or not. Thank you!

GRATEFUL. GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.

I do say I'm busy and some ppl can't accept I have the time to blog. I MUST blog, can anot? HAHA. To keep track of my progress, I have to just stop, reflect and thank God for what has happened, the good and the bad, His purpose for me. I'm so sorry for not being able to catchup with everyone. I do think of you all now and then, I try to keep myself updated with your life. Hope all is well with you too :) Have a blessed week ahead! :)

Bits and pieces

It's so easy to lose track, of what? The little things in life? I'm not too sure. Blogging this with pictures from FB, either tagged or taken by me. I have a photographic memory perhaps? *questions*

11th Oct. "A Magical Night"

WeiTang, Caryn and me

The girls and Mahani, the talented pianist from Chile

The previous week was also Convocation week. Jam-packed with ppl. Flowers for our super seniors. With my course mates :)

Malam Ekspresi Seni. My drama team did not get into the finals, all cool about it, it was a good experience :) There were some conflict, the theme was something to do with diversity but the 3 teams who got into the finals were singing groups of 3, where is the diversity? I pity the theater team from another kk. They were well prepared with their dialogs, costume, makeup *salute*. We all thought they'll get into the finals but they did not.


5th Oct. PKVUM's Diamond Jubilee Dinner.


The crowd. Celebrating 60 years of God's goodness.

Making me miss KHCU and STKCU even more. If one day we were to have events like this, I'm sure to be there to kehpoh ;")

Shi Yun, my kk mate! Glad to meet her here in UM :) It's my first weekend here in campus, she took me out of our kk to another kk for dinner, adventurous much (for me LOL). Got to know her during MHS. Was encouraged by her life testimony which brought me to tears :") She helped me to stay awake during the talks, not that the talks are boring but 3 hours of sleep every night is x.x

Heartbreaking moment. My G# string broke when my tuner came to tune when I wasn't around. Still not properly fixed.

Heart2heart post in awhile. Blogging is therapeutic. Ahhh~ Thanks for reading, God bless! :)

Friday, 5 October 2012

Giving my blog some care x)

Blogging with pictures. Forgot which came first but oh well. It's October! YOOOHOO!~ idkwhyamIsohyper now :P

Bought MPO tickets with Wei Tang and Jason. For our Principle Study class, one of the requirements is that we have to attend 2 concerts outside of my uni and write a one-page report describing the concert. hmm, sounds like blogging material to me ;) Yay for student price! Nay for the quota and we have to personally present to get the tickets.

Redeemed my free slice of cake from Starbucks, Choc Tuxedo~ In WeiTang's room. She was watching drama LOL

Music course's Senior-Junior Night. Where seniors dress up nicely and juniors have funny dress code LOL. Meet some of my seniors~

Fidelia. 
Many said we look alike. I don't really think so. What do you think? Took off my specs to snap this pic so we can compare our features LOL!

Rachel Jiejie~
What a small world, her uncle attends my church and he's in the same DG as my dad. Lovely senior. Went out for dinner with her on the 2nd day of class, outside of uni of course, how's that? :)

Lovely birthday wish from her :)

Gift from PKV :) Little things like this make me a happy girl~

oh and my choir team during MHS. Found this on dunno.who's. FB album :P

Student election in UM. Cars honking etc x.x Kinda blur when it comes to WHO to vote for cuz 1st year, still new to this place, don't know about the situation here YET.

PKV's 60th anniversary dinner later at my kk woots! Not gonna wear the red shirt I bought cuz... clumsy me *facepalm* shh. Been busy with meetings in center and kk, piano class arrangements etc. Thank God, I'm still in good health :) 

Blessed birthday to my dearest daddy. Gonna have a combine celebration for him and my bro :) October guys are the best *hehes* ;) Thanks for reading. Have a blessed weekend! :)