Saturday, December 31, 2011

 ♥ is Sweet!
It's the wedding theme of KC & Jazzmine!


My KLPac friends: HTian, Abert, KFong and I were invited to play for our friend, Jazzmine during her wedding.
We actually met up and discussed quite early, somewhere in May I guess about the performance.
It's my first wedding gig honestly though have had experience in competition and other kinds of performance.
Well, we played some medley and a full version of some selected songs by Jazzmine:
Close to You
Top of The World
Fly Me To The Moon
Moon River
Rhythm of The Rain
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Over The Rainbow

Almost all of the songs were arranged by Albert!
Guess what, he has a cool music workstation..!
This is just part of it.. There were actually 2 full range keyboards, 4 monitors and 1 recording mic!

Besides music performance by us, there was a violinist, the bridegroom's violin teacher who played for the opening!
His name was Jon and guess what, he's my friend's bandmate!
The world is small, I'd say..
Especially in music field!

 The violinist, Jon

It was their first time being the emcee for wedding dinner but trust me, the way the host was very funny & entertaining! haha

All in all, thank you Jazzmine for the invitation and giving me the chance to play with strong saxophonists HTian, KFong & bassist Albert!

May you both live happily ever after ;)

Happy 21st!

It was an assignment-packed period and no, I did not throw a party or whatsoever like most of the people that celebrate their 21st birthday.
Another reason is, I think it's a day where we have to appreciate our parents especially mother for giving birth and nurturing us to what we are today.
Hence, there's no tradition in my family where we must throw a birthday party.
Yet, I was grateful to have a pre-birthday celebration by my food partner: JKie for a dinner buffet at Suki-ya, Pavillion KL.

Thank you JKie! ^^

On my birthday, my classmates and sisters had a surprise for me during the interval of our class.
I was so touched because it was really a busy week for us meeting the assignments' deadlines & presentation...
Thank you SEn & Bethany!  ♥ 

Thank you Natasha, Vita, Ju-Lian, Wei Wei, Jerrico, Fiona, Arnold, Ali, Devindran & Aizat! ^^

Also, a self-decorated cake by my cousie: Nigel!
Took me 3 days to finish it.. haha
Thank you dear

And and, special thanks to EYi for coming all the way and send me the birthday present to my doorstep..!
Aiks... Can't get to see you after so long
even though you came due to my absence at home that time...

Oh yes, thanks a lot to my orchestra mates for have a post-celebration after the orchestra practice!
The multi-language and repeated birthday song led by XSheng was indeed, amusing... xD
Thank you Jac, YSing, XSheng, LYun, Jamin, Roy, Vincent N! :)

Last but not least, thanks mum for the lovely present

♥ you loads~

Anyway, thank you again to all of my lovely friends (yes, including those who wished me be it on phone or the 300+ FB wishes)!!
Appreciate it lots~

Sunday, December 18, 2011

White Vengeance/ Hong Men Yan is a Chinese historic film directed by Daniel Lee, starring Liu YiFei, Feng ShaoFeng, Leon Lai, Zhang HanYu, Jordan Chan, Anthony Wong etc.

It's a decent movie albeit the aberrations that can't escape from the keen eyes of audience or history fanatics.
Undeniably with the interesting plot & actors + actresses that don't disappoint, I like this movie!
It's my 1st movie after my last movie that I had in July, yeah, few months ago.
In fact, I've watched this twice!
Both cantonese & mandarin version. Haha...
It's a 2 hours 17 minutes movie.
Well, you might get a bit bored at the beginning but trust me it's getting more exciting & thought-provoking as the story goes on.
The malay audience sitting at the front row even clapped when the movie ends!
I watched it at the first time with my friends and we find it amusing when Yu Ji & Xiang Yu get together at such short moment.
Yeah, on the same day they just got to know each other and the next thing is, they promised to be with each other forever.
Our first reaction at the cinema was "what? so fast?!"

The loyalty between Liu Bang & Fan Kuai as well as the love between Xiang Yu & Yu Ji was very touching.
Jordan Chan did a good job on interpreting the Fan Kuai character I must say.
And, the way Zhang Liang aided Liu Bang in circumventing Xiang Yu was interesting.

However, the ending was rather saddening, quite similar with the ending of Curse of The Golden Flower.
Honestly, though it's a historic film, I'd prefer if there's a happy ending.
I dislike story with sad ending :(

Anyway, Liu YiFei is still so pretty without much make-up :D

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Yamcha ♥

It's 3 months + of semester break after my finals!
I was watching Storm Warriors 2 (yeah, I know I'm out-dated but this is the latest version of Storm Raider atm!).

I've missed a lot of movies these days T_T
You can call me couch potato.. >.<''

It was such a luxury, laying on the sofa or chair and watch movies & dramas for me!
Guess what, I used to be a drama fanatic til I was so fully-occupied with all kinds of stuff and I had to refrain myself for keeping in touch with the screens~

And, received an unexpected call from my sis & bro to ask me out and yamcha..
Haha.. In fact, I just came back from there and now blogging...
It was such an excited one I must admit..

4 - 1 so there was only 3 of us...
Nope, this wasn't taken just now :P

We miss our leader cum bro, OMH!!!
p/s: this was taken during our Cameron Highlands 2010 trip by my lousy hp cam ♥

Can't wait for our next outing...!
Till then...


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Unexpected gift

Woke up early in the morning and then spent half of my day at my student's house to polish his piano skills...
It was the longest polishing session that I've did so far!

And, received this from his mum in return which I wouldn't expect at all....

   Thank you Mrs. Chong...

Umm... Hopefully everything can be done by the submission day...

By the way, Happy Thanks Giving Day readers! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Finally replied with an "OK" after rejecting numerous invitations from my dear cousin. (I don't mean it seriously but life has been so busy...  >.<'')
Indeed, we're staying very close to each other (closer than you'd think of!)
It was a super random yumcha just after I went for a super filling dinner with my food partner.
2nd round of dinner?
Nah, I should stop giving in to my gigantic appetite. LOL!
Hmm... It was like few years back then when we last had face-to-face chat.

we're kinda portraying this story, aren't we? haha...

Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Malaysia Day!

I'm back to blogging after these hectic weeks!

Guess what, I'm still alive after this 4 days of 2 assignments due, 1 test, 1 quiz & 1 performance! :D

Falls on 16 September, it’s a memorable and significant day for fellow Malaysians!
Taylor’s University Symphony Orchestra has performed for 2 songs in the early celebration of Malaysia Day organized by Taylor’s University in collaboration with Christian Fellowship singing as the choir.

We are lucky to have a friend of mine, also a Malaysia renowed composer, arranger, orchestrator and music lecturer, Ken Hor to orchestrate 1Malaysia song for us this time.
I’ve knew him few years back then and at last, I’ve got to play his work! Hahaha…

We only manage to practice not more than 3 times before the actual day. Yeah, this is none other than our hectic schedule (we are not full-time music students!).
Yet, we made it in such short time!
It’s not a perfect performance yet but there’s always room for improvement J

 our clarinets and flutes~

umm.. just realized that were quite a lot of male strings players

 The audiences...

letter of exemption from class for us.. (yeah, some of us need to sacrifice our class hour)

Uh oh, there’s a part that you shouldn’t miss in 1Malaysia song: duet improvisation by our very own members – SHang the violinist and Eric Kok  the tenor saxophonist!
Umm.. This will be the last time playing with Shang before he’s off to UK.
We will miss you!
You’re mostly welcomed to play with us when you are back to Malaysia ;)
Sunny just told that he will come back during his holiday in end of this year! whee~
And and, Malcolm, our drummer/ bass guitarist who’s graduating very soon told me that he’ll retire after this performance…
Aw.. this is so saddening and I hope he was just joking… @.@
Anyway, best of luck to Malcolm on his FHM band competition!

 strings section

brass section 

woodwind section 
(where are the clarinetists? o.O) 

flutists and cellists

 I like this photo very much.. portrays everyone's natural expression with a smile on our face! :)

 Group photo with Christian Fellowship & emcees of the day! :)

Of course, thank you very much to my friends: Nigel, Faris, Wan, CErn, CYip & KLun from Sunway Unversity College, UiTM, KLPac Symphonic Band & Segi University College for being the guest players of this event!
Such a great time to play with you guys again J
Lastly, special thanks to Kit Shen for capturing the memorable moments!
Awesome photos posted above credited to him!

members of student council

I hope this orchestra will continue to grow stronger and be a point of rendezvous for music enthusiasts in Taylor's University to play music together! 
Yes, free of politics & conflicts but ONLY MUSIC

Together Everyone Achieves More~!


It was 2 consecutive days of outing during raya holiday with my dearest Morianz after months of not meeting!
Special thanks to MHua for organizing it J
Though we can’t get all the Morianz to come, yet it’s just heartwarming to meet some of them before they have to back to their respective university at respective state…
Yes, we had few rounds of Monopoly card game and finally… I’ve won MHua and Khew at the very first round!
Yeah, at last! Muahahaha…
You never know how many rounds that I’ve lost in the previous games with them during previous outings… /.\

this domo-kun is so big and weighty!

Oh yeah, I was so surprised to have Shir to pick me up and guess what, she was driving her father’s new big car!
I can’t even handle a relatively small car ._.

On the next day, we went for Karaoke session at Cheras Selatan.
Unfortunately, it was fully-booked that we’ve decided to headed down to Neway which is just next to Cheras Leisure Mall.
I’ve got to spend my time with KHeng before she has to back to Penang…
Thinking back, it was few months ago since my last sing K session!
I don’t really like to sing but it was fun to have it once in a while with Morianz :D
And and… I was so lucky to have KHeng drove me home!
Gosh… These days have sorta motivated me to polish up my driving skills and get my hands on the car!!
Seriously, I dislike driving but the truth is… I really have to hone my skills before everything is too late.
Give me a lil bit of time to overcome this.

Aw.. Mentioning about driving, I just realized that my P license is ready to be taken off!
HAHAHA  [-___-!l]

Photos credited to Shir & MHua! 
Still waiting for more photos from Khew from his galaxy tab!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It's 1 week of holiday thanks to Hari Raya & National Day!
Minus time for assignments and preparation for quizzes, I managed to go for Bookfest @ Malaysia yesterday!
And yesh, update my blog! xD
Uh oh, I'm not working for Bookfest this year.. hehe
It was kind of hilarious when the Popular staff actually told me "Miss, it's free entrance for 18 and below." when I was going to pay at the ticket counter with my cash on hand.
I was stunned at first but she repeated it again. ROFL
Of course, I smiled and made the payment :)

RM2.50 inclusive of 2 Bookfest Catalogues & wrist tag for 18 and above!

There are many books that I wish to get but thinking of the leisure time I left... so I think maybe getting it next year? @.@

Don't ask me how much did I spend on these

 night view of Petronas Twin Tower~

Anyhow, will be going for second round, tomorrow!! :)