Sunday, April 24, 2011

This is it!

Featuring 57 players, Russian Roulette Concert, the 1st debut by Taylor’s University Symphony Orchestra was held successfully.
Guess what, there were 1000 seats prepared.
From what we've seen, it was FULL HOUSE!!
The president/ conductor, Sunny was once told me it was his dream to hold a concert before he graduates in this May after years of striving to establish the club and getting a lump sum of $ from Taylor’s to buy the instruments which was really not eaasy!
I guess it’s the dream of every founder of the club!

Sunny & I

Of course, it was always my dream to join orchestra though I’m already in KLPac Symphonic Band!
This is 1 of the reasons why do I learn flute as my minor instrument!

Speaking of the preparation of this concert, I really appreciate my musician friends who lend me a big hand when I was looking for musicians & rare instrument such as tuba to support and enhance the orchestra at the very last minute.
I never knew the music can be so great with the existence of tuba when Mr. Yeap kept on saying the missing of tuba!
It do touched our heart when tubas were played together with us :)
Some of them spent loads of time, effort and $ to come all the way long to help us and play in the orchestra!
Seriously, I was so desperate looking for tuba and tuba players.

heroes of the TUSO!

Patrick, Chris, Richard & WTian was just in time to solve our problem ^^
Many thanks to Patrick (tuba), Chris (tuba), Richard (alto sax), WTian (french horn), SFen (clarinet) & CErn (flute)!!
Besides, I’d like to thank Issac, WLeong, SYeu, YWei, WBing & Brian for guiding & assisting J
Thank you all!

Well, though this concert wasn’t prepared for long at all, quite a rush one I suppose but it was totally awesome!
There were actually many pro players in the team to make this a success.
Round applause to all of them!
It was such a great pleasure to get to know many new friends in the orchestra, especially the funny & inspiring coach, Mr. Yeap who came all the way from Perak and guided us!!

Mr. Yeap, the funny + inspiring coach during our rehearsal

Basically, here’s the repertoire of the concert:
Accapella Duet
by Tracy & Nana

Full Orchestra
Viva La Vida
Jai Ho

String Ensemble
Variations on an Irish Tune

Full Orchestra
Mission Impossible Theme

-          Intermission –

Full Orchestra
Hawaii Five-O

String Duet
by Szi Hang & Tjia Hwei

Fresco Harmonica Quartet
William Tell
Rock Around The Clock

Full Orchestra
I See You
Star Wars: The Phantom of Menace

Radetzky March

Not to forget, thank you very much for my siblings and friends who turned up and supported us in this concert!
Thanks Shir, Khew, Albert, HTing, KFong, CYean, ZQiang, LYi, Emmir and of course my family!!
Also, friends of mine who supported me mentally ^^

Supporters~  :D

The players~
fluto fluto!  

 cute cellist JHui & the violin soloist, SHang

clarinetist CChuan & chairperson of the concert Collin 

violist Ian & tuba player Chris  

 vice president Jac & drummer Malcom

And this was taken after the concert at Meeting Room...
It was just part of the $ from the concert! xD

Anyway, congratulations to Faye for being elected as the new president of Taylor’s University Symphony 
Well done to all the organizing committee for the success of this concert :)
Yeah, we’ll remember what have you lamented: '' I swear that within 2 years time, Taylor's Symphony Orchestra WILL BE a leading University Orchestra in Malaysia!''

Let's Strive & Stride Forward!

Spin the Music, Pull the Passion: We will Shine! :)

(more photos by ZYang at: )

Meanwhile, you'd like to listen to 1 of our songs :)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Flying Forward Together
Yeah right, it's in its 21st year this year!
It's an important event of the year for the 4 main boards of Methodist Boys Secondary School Kuala Lumpur: Prefectorial Board, Board of Information Technology (IT) Brigade, Board of Student Librarians & Sportsman (wonders if it's still existing this year) where certain boards of KL & Selangor secondary schools will be invited to this event.
This is my 3rd time going for this event, most probably my last time as most of my batch of board juniors & brothers are graduating very soon.
It has brought back so much of memories whenever I turned up to this event.
CBD 2009 was an epic!
Neither this year's as well.
It's worth though I skipped my 3 hours classes this time.

can you spot our signature? xD

 Chairman of BOSL 2008/2009 caught in the act! :P

did you see what I saw?

Somehow this time was full of musical performances......
Anyhow, EKein + Joel's performance was good.
I've got to watch your performance on stage though can't play with you together years ago.

the last performers!

the supporters... umm.. Monkeys' Boys School, no?  haha

The event ended with Water Game.
But yes, we seniors left earlier out of hunger.. haha.
We headed to Bar B Q Plaza @ Times Square with CLeong, CWay, Dickson, YYang, KYoong, CHaur, BTek, TSFG & Ruenn.


 After... ..... OMG, YYang dares to taste it D:

A memorable place since 3 years ago.
We didn't eat all together since years ago.
Of course, there were lists of epic words throughout the day.
Buffet, glass, 自由餐,自助餐,南北大道, wet... and the list goes on.
Anyway, it's such a great pleasure of meeting old friends and dear juniors again...
Would there be such a gathering next time?

Not to forget, thanks CWay for sending us :)

(some photos are credited to Chong Mun Yew)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

To Japan We Care!

The 4 hours + interval of our classes on Friday was indeed a draggy one...
Hence, Bethany & I went to Sunway Pyramid to have our brunch...
Ah ha, we were the first customer of The Manhattan Fish Market of the day! xD
Of course, we fully-utilized our privilege as a student by using our student card. heh

After that, something caught our attention when we were window-shopping after brunch.
Yes, it was the origami cranes for Japan!!

I don't really know how to fold origami cranes to be honest, but I was lucky to have Bethany with me and she taught me how to fold!
Thanks Bethany :)
Here's our handicraft xD

Well, it's in conjunction with the To Japan We Care campaign by Sunway Group.
According to a well-known Japanese legend, a thousand origami cranes will make wishes come true and the messages written on the wings will reach the desired person.
So people, let's fold more than a thousand origami cranes to share their morale support for Japan starting this weekend til mid-April @ Sunway Giza in Kota Damansara, Sunway Pyramid in Subang Jaya & Sunway Carnival in Penang. For Taylor's University students, there were actually a campaign running in this week.
Origami papers and instructions are provided FREE OF CHARGE!
Yes, for every paper crane received, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $2 to Architecture for Humanity in support of Japanese rebuilding efforts!!
And, this initiative is supported by the Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur (JFKL)!

Taylor's University 
1st day count: 256 paper cranes
2nd day count: 9246 & still counting...

Umm... Another way that we can contribute in rebuilding of Japan!
Lets do our part peeps :)

till then, headed back to my high school, MBSSKL for 21st Combined Boards' Day :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Flower shots

This would be my 1st photo post, inspired by photography enthusiast friends of mine!
Yeah, I always admire my friends who have their photo blogs updated with their dslr-captured awesome photos :)

why are there so many photos of purple lotus?
the answer is just so simple... xD

Uh... These are random shots taken after paying respect to my ancestors.. (Ching Ming Festival what...)  xD