the lonely guitarist
ya know, at times like this, i just wish i had yd and mx in music class with me again.
anyway, on a lighter note, guitar orchestra is FINALLY having a concert.
so pls come, it will probably be my last concert with the ACSI gtr orch, so yeah there will be solos (i hope). we'll be playing the usual ultra fast spanish stuff (that no one can play cleanly), and also come and hear the prelude in g minor (originally for piano, transcribed to gtr orch), quite a breakthrough, its starting to sound quite good (by junior orch though). also, expect some non-conventional songs (electric light orchestra), and a proposed piano concerto (proposed cos the orchestra hasnt even seen the score, and also because there are 10 guitar parts). featuring ms ng shau ching as soloist. lol.
k then thats all for now. tmls founders day woohoo half day.
well i told myself i'd create a post today.
to cut a long story short, yes i did pass my ATCL.
but what is ATCL? what is it in the eyes of God? i was reading a devotion (in anticipation of a failure, my anxiety was getting to me) before mr choo arrived at 9, and it was about significance and achievements.
our worldly achievements do not make us significant in the eyes of God, and the only reason why we are significant is because we are his children. am i any more happy now that i have passed the exam? well i cant say i'm ecstatic. relieved.. but the heart has endless desires.
i really thank God for helping me through the difficult practice sessions that i went through last year, and for answering my prayers before the exam last year.
finally, i'd like to add another statement to my list of 'music is not's.
music is not about obtaining an ATCL certificate.
the things we do
haha i'm sure you'd allow me to post this pic, its really really funny.
one of the things i'll truly miss about my time in acs are the friends who are really true friends, who you can talk about anything under the sun with, who you can get high with anytime of the day, who are committed enough to sit next to you for every lesson, and to do stuff for you, and even still meet up and talk like it was just yesterday when we were classmates even though we aren't in the always in the same classes anymore.
and of course fool around and get laughing fits with the smallest of lame nonsense. haha.
ian, i am not a rainbow king and ur lucky i was intending to update tonight anyway.
it's been some time since i had time.. and felt happy enough to update this blog. so perhaps a slightly longer entry today.
today was tok presentations, and i'm kinda glad i went first, got to present to some year 5s and also got the initial onslaught of a judging panel that was still fresh and rather alive (unlike towards the end). and after today, i must say, tok lessons (or specifically the tutorials) are one of the few things i will miss when i leave the school. moreover, i'll really really really miss having ms thiru as a teacher.
it's funny how we always complain about how tough things are at the moment, yet when we look back somehow we only remember the good things. hmm.
today we got back our music composition 3. and yes u can rant at me for my mark, but i realise that, really, if you've given ur best at ur compo, and you've expressed what you've really wanted to express, it is already a work of art when you hand it up. when it comes back with a mark, the only difference is that it now has the opinion of someone attached, and that opinion is made based on some rubrics put together by this thing called the IBO.
it doesnt really matter if the marks arent at the top, if someone thinks ur compo is the best he or she has ever heard you've succeeded already.
ok thats the thoughts for today after a very think-y day. cya.