quote of the day: women should put their family first
chinese lessons. the most useless but fun lesson of all. and now i have to argue the above mentioned motion. in chinese. in chinese. in chinese! and we are for the above motion. its funny course the group that is opposing us is a group of 3 gals. so its like guys vs gals for an extremely sexist motion. and the basis of our arguement is like totally sexist, but true to a certain extent. aha i should just go and support my statements with lots of statistics. woo.
and another syf. it seems so anticlimatic, that all we've worked for in the past year has just ended in a matter of 8 minutes. all the great times ive had in guitar, i just dont want it to end. but of course it has to end some day. really really proud of everyone. even though at times i may be a total ass and shout at the whole lot of your, im actually very happy that each one of you has put in so much effort into this dream of ours.
what has happened to us. there was a time when everyone was happy to get a gold. but now the school just cripples us by setting that ideal pedestral of gold with honours. and it blinds us so much that all we are only willing to acknowledge as an achievement is a gold with honours.
therefore i understand the pain that the secondary orchestra feels. we all were there before 2 years ago. yes its true that the award does matter to everyone, no matter how many times we may try and say it doesnt. but we as a committee are very very very proud of all ure efforts and ure devotion to the CCA. to us you were the best, and if the syf award was based on the devotion to the CCA, the mastery of the instrument and the attitudes of the players, then you all would win a gold with double honours seriously.
i just hope that all of you can look back at the time uve spent in the guitar orchestra and have fond memories. as long as you've enjoyed ureself thats all tht matters!
just know in ure hearts that in truth, guitar orchestra has a double honours.
and when dumb people from a certain school, where its students are called a name that sounds like a rafflesia flower, rant on like they are so damn good, it just screams IM A LOSER, IM IMMATURE AND INSECURE THUS I RESORT TO DOING SUCH THINGS! SHOOT ME NW! yeah something like that. lets not stoop to that level.
quote of the day: two roads diverged in a wood, and I..... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
actually now tht ive reached an important step in my life, i often look back and think if things could have turned out differently. like for example if i managed to get into Raffles Institution in sec 1, i would probably be an introvert, nerdy study-orientated kind of person. And I quote from rene( or is it renee?) that "you're either sexy or an ri boy". or if i decided not to study MEP and pursue a third language in sec 1 instead. then my circle of friends would probably be much different, and i wouldnt be in the guitar orchestra. if i wasnt in guitar orchestra, i would not have learnt how to play the guitar. if i did not learn how to play the guitar, i wouldnt be in my church worship team, and i wouldnt be able to experience this closeness to god. so yeah. things could have actually been much different had i taken a different path somewhere along my life.
so nw i have decided not to look back and regret. like as much as i may hate the IB curriculum( i thinks its mispelled - ed: it is but it's changed), i still have to live with it. so to all who live in regret, thank god for everything! thank god for what he has given u, whether good or bad.
like when i look back at frets, i could say i was disappointed at the amount of ppl who turned up. i could react angrily to ppl who chided me by saying things like "even if the concert's free also not many ppl want to go". but ive decided to just let things be, and thank god tht the concert went well. i didnt make as many mistakes as i thought i would, and how deep is ure love was awesome. haha.
okay i need to thank some ppl:
Ian- for providing me with moral support even when i felt like folding under the immense pressure.
Eugene- for planning everything so well and sacrificing so much time and effort into this concert.
Edwin- for rising magnificently to the occasion by sorting out the supports and foot stools.
Chen Yi- for using ure god given great talent in guitar to make frets such a success.
Shaun lim and shane- for always being a firm anchor and a pillar of support.
samuel- for managing the secondary orchestra despite any disputes faced.
Erik and King- for giving it ure best for the concert, a constant reminder to me why we are still doing our best for guitar, to raise up wonderful people like you all.
and the IB orchestra people- for coming to my aid in arranging the chairs and stands for the second half of the concert. must really commend you all for making this concert such a success.
for all my friends who came down the support me, sorry i could not talk much to you all as i was busy with plenty of stuff. haha. special thanks to
Ling jia- for the flower and the huge box of hershey chocolates. goodness i really owe u.
Elizabeth- for coming down all the way from ang mo kio to support me and for giving me such a huge lollipop. haha. wonder how im going to finish it.
Ci jie and junipher and pearlyn- for the flowers and shouting ENCORE as loud as u could.
sarah- for the chocolate which sadly melted as i held it in my hand for too long.
alvin, joash, joseph, indra and gang for coming down to support me.
and my family for supporting me and fetching me to a good supper after the concert.
one more week to SYF, and its time to let go. seriously. and our combined FOA with choir and CPAC is the last straw. i refuse to perform in FOA. like seriously. i just cross my fingers and pray tht new leaders would rise up within the guitar orchestra, to lead the guitar orchestra to greater heights, to go places where we have not trod. haha.
and yes i must say that i have taken the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. (edit: how cliche, dre.)