Sunday, 18 August 2013

KL International Jazz Festival - UNESCO International Jazz Day 2013

On the 30th of April 2013, I was a volunteer for UNESCO International Jazz Day. It was suppose to be KL International Jazz Festival but due to GE13, it was postponed to the 14th of September 2013. Not too late to blog about my experience :)

Taken at the end of the day
Standby at 7am and went back to my hostel at 1+am, long day indeed.


Only 3 first year students were in the volunteering team, most of our seniors were Jazz majors. As a classical pianist, I would love to learn more about jazz, hence, getting myself involved in such events.
Volunteer tag

Since I am a music student in University of Malaya, our department gave each of us a free ticket. I didn't need the ticket as I was volunteering. If I knew earlier that we were given free ticket, I may have hesitated on volunteering but no regrets at all :) Some of my course mates couldn't make it to the event which means we have extra free tickets. Used them to bless our uni mates who are music lovers. I understand it's not affordable for students.

Sound check

FREE Masterclasses :)

Piano masterclass by David Helbock


Drum masterclass




I was assigned to handle the Merchandise and CD booth with my batch-mate, Jason. I didn't get to watch the whole concert, only bits and pieces. Nevertheless, I had fun talking to music lovers who supported music by buying CDs and I gained experience from my job scope :) I was so occupied that I did not manage to have a picture with the artistes. It was nice meeting new peeps from SAE and not so new person, Sapphira who was my companion for the day ♥



More information about the upcoming KL international Jazz Festival, please visit their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/kljazzfestival 

Taken from their FB page:
KL International Jazz Festival 2013


Thanks for reading, God bless and see you :) 

Thursday, 15 August 2013

#nowplaying Made in the USA

Thought I'll blog more on what I listen at this point of time. #musicnerd ;) LOL.

Was listening to Demi's album on Spotify, when "Made in the USA" came on, I was like, this is catchy. The lyrics, vocals and music wise: rock-ish in the beginning, liking the beat/bass, then there's the country-ish style and a bit of military drums. Have a listen if you have not :)

#onrepeat 


Lyrics:
Our love runs deep like a chevy
If you fall I'll fall with you baby
Cause that's the way we like to do it
That's the way we like

You run around open doors like a gentleman
Tell me girl every day you're my everything
Cause that's the way you like to do it
That's the way you like

Just a little West Coast, and a bit of sunshine
Hair blowing in the wind, losing track of time
Just you and I, just you and I
Woah, woah

No matter how far we go, I want the whole world to know
I want you bad, and I wont have it any other way
No matter what the people say,
I know that we'll never break
Cause our love was made, made in the USA
Made in the USA, yeah

You always reading my mind like a letter
When I'm cold, you're there like a sweater
Cause that's the way we like to do it
That's the way we like
And never ever let the world get the best of you
Every night we're apart, I'm still next to you
Cause that's the way I like to do it
That's the way I like

We touch down on the east coast
Dinner in the sky rise, winter is the best time for walking in the city lights
You and I, you and I
Woah woah

Cause baby I'll bite the bullet
And take the blow for love
Woahhhh, our love was made in the usa
Made in the usa, made in the usa


God bless and good morning :)

Friday, 9 August 2013

Catchup with the peeps :)

6th August 2013

Due to the raya holiday, the initial venue set was not opened *the horror*. Thank God I checked their FB page the night before, actually, during midnight, after I came home from an evening out with Myan (that shall be another post). It is not easy to get everyone to come but as the meet up is being initiated, those who have the heart to come will make it :)

3 generations of STKCU comms. Thanks for making it, I'm honoured :)

with my batch :)
We are all in different places now, UPM being the nearest and Indonesia, the furthest.

Miao Fen, the senior :)

Remember we said that we'll go to Camp Cameron together? Me and Klin actually did :) EnTze, I hope you'll be able to go in 2 years time, life-changing experience :)

Bumped into Yuyu and JiaWai in SCM, which makes this a Librarian meetup hahas! :D

and of course, KC who is now my bestie's bf, helped to snap some group pics, thank you bro ^_^ I requested many retakes though, can't help it, and you know why :P A happy nerdy pic of us.

Didn't get to have deep conversations with everyone present due to time and place factor, but your presence brought encouragement, at least to me :) God has been working in our lives even after our F6 days. Those days of serving in CU together... ahh good memories :) Can't wait for Klin's thanksgiving dinner. How generous of her family to have us over again. More catchup then ♥

Thanks for reading. God bless you too :)