Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Awesome 2014

I would like to have a post on my participation of different performances and compositions in year 2014, it is like some form of closure for year 2014 and a warm invitation for the upcoming 2015. 2015 is definitely going to be an awesome year! I sincerely believe so… -_- Please huat me…

Pet Documentary

I wrote songs for Khoo Yun, a film student. I am also collaborating with another film student together with Aqilah for our final year Principle Studies project. It is going to be fun!



Lasalle@Winstedt
The music techies performed at Lasalle@Winstedt, collaborating with the Arts Management students. The picture was taken during one of our rehearsals at C201. We are always awesome and always cool! Music Tech rockssss!

Oh and this once in a lifetime experience at Lasalle@Winstedt. We shifted our gears and tables from a mini stage to the front of the stage because the stage was too small. Then it started pouring like mad so we ran like mad to protect our gears, it was so exciting -.- … Lastly, we shifted to this "tent" after the rain. This experience was definitely memorable and we took a picture before the performance. I performed with D'moduladies and for the dancers, I would say it was fun.

After the performance, we took a picture together! *Happy and exhausted!


Vanya's Esplanade Recital

I performed for Vanya's recital, everyone was in pink… Vanya looked gorgeous!

I also performed for Karen's and my bestie, Mus' recital, however I did not take a picture of it.

CO-LAB 2014

I VJ-ed for CO-LAB 2014 together with Aqilah, Zeek and Htet.



Top Girls

Nadrah, Aqilah and I collaborated with the theatre students, working on a show named "Top Girls." I love writing songs, however it was both a pleasant and unpleasant experience I would say. 




Time:Space:2014

Setosuary VJ-ed for Time:Space:2014@Lasalle. You can check out our performance below:





Nadiah's wedding

D'moduladies performed for Nadrah's sister wedding in November. And yes, Nadrah… why didn't we have a band picture? Oh man, I can imagine Nadrah replying me... It's okay you don't have to explain to me.



Nana took a photo with me, but she is too young to be a member of the D'moduladies. Haha… Sorry Nana! When you grow up,… You will be one of us.


 Setosuary@Yangon

Setosuary had our very first overseas trip to Yangon! It was so life enriching! From sleeping at the padi fields, to climbing mountains and performed at the music school. I really have to thank Htet for planning this trip.


This marks the end of 2014, 2015 here we come!

Signing off,
Abigail Seto

Monday, January 13, 2014

Bye 2013!

2013 has finally came to an end but it is not something to be happy about. I am going to be one year older soon and time flies too fast. Somebody please press the stop button if there is one. HAHA! Apparently there isn't such thing. Though I'm 22 but I have serious memory failure. I tend to forget things and I have to read my Facebook, twitter, diary and blog to remember what I have done. Though I want to quit twitter. Oh yes, let me talk about twitter first because I find myself a bit lame and nothing better to do. I deactivated my account 2 weeks ago or so and I was worried that if I have no inspiration I have nothing to refer to if my twitter is deleted. I had wrote too many things and share too many things on twitter so I deleted it. BUT I need to refer to what I have been doing if I am writing lyrics. I need reference… Ok lame, whatever. I just activated my twitter in the afternoon but I'm not going to use it or tweet stuff anymore. Once I have creative blockage I will go and read my previous tweets. I am migrating to weibo because I have no followers that knows me so I don't have to worry about what people think of me or worry about people judging what I have wrote. Yes, this is call peer and social pressure. Enough of social media, let me recap of what I have done in 2013.

January, oh yes… I received a call that I entered into XQRJ top 10 then I had performances and stuff, eye opening I would say. I posted about it in my previous post. This competition ended in February then I went back to focus on my school work.

Then the end of February I noticed Xiaohan laoshi posted on FB that Funkie Monkies having a subsidy from six degree. I took some time to consider should I or should I not. I always do that anyway, thinking for days about should I do this or that. Then the start of March laoshi posted again that the deadline is extended so I told myself, this must be fate! I compiled 4 songs and emailed them the next day. Then I entered into the song writing course. Basically it is a 9 month course with 90% subsidy from six degree. But shit it! The email landed into my junk mail and I did not read it. So I had 70% subsidy. Seriously, like seriously… who reads junk mail. Junk mail is for junk. I hope a miracle will happen and my subsidy will raise from a 70% back to 90%. Let's face the fact that I need money to buy pedals and fix my novation KB. Stop complaining Abigail, stop complaining. Back to the course, I wrote 12 songs but actually I should write 16 songs. School was tough, so was this songwriting class, so I wrote 12. It was interesting, I have talented and interesting classmates and hilarious and very interesting teachers. Jim laugh at my songs really hard at times. I laugh at him because he laugh at my song really hard. Basically I submitted most of my minor songs to Eric and major songs to Jim. I prefer writing minor songs so I guess my minor songs sound better than major song. In the end I gave up and just submit anything that I wrote to anyone due to time restriction. Xiaohan laoshi also taught us for 2 lessons too. It expanded my songwriting vocabulary and song arranging knowledge at the end of the course.

Let me take some photos from Facebook…



And yes! Lucky there is Facebook and iPhone! I played for Keertana's pop ensemble and get to know Mel the awesome drummer!
Lynettii, me, Tommy, Tana, Htet and Mel.
Tana and I went to watch Nora Jones too!
Aqilah and I also went to CO-LAB for some VJ-ing with Mr Pear! This is also one fun thing to do… Seriously FUN!!!



During the 3 month holidays I went to do some composing and arranging stuff for some NUS Malay theatre show named Pentas. I should say this is experience enriching.

Our family went for a yacht outing too with 叔叔,小姑 and their family. This is seriously fun!!!
Robin are you trying to pose there?
姑丈,小姑,me, meimei, binbin and youyou.

Our family photo

Oh yes! Toshimaru Nakamura came to our school to perform and played with us during creative music ensemble! He is awesome! So awesome!

Look at his pedals. No-Input-Mixing-Board.

Toshimaru Nakamura and the 8twelvers

We also had David Toop as our guest lecturer too. We are supposed to submit the mix by the end of February and only Htet touched the work. Too many tracks, too confusing so no one wants to do it, maybe except for Htet. I am sure most of us will submit it so no worries… hahaha…

David Toop and the 8twelvers.
Aqilah and I also went to Macritchie Reservoir to record sounds for Brian's class. Another Memorable outing!


Not to mention together with Htet, my bestest buddy, we completed the vibrxxxx. Hahaha… Thanks Htet!

My dad also gave me wonderful gifts last year. Thanks dad for spending so much on me and sorry too!
During the project week Htet, Vick and I together with Brian! perform on FRASS with the dancers. So fun! So fun! One last fun thing before 2013 ends would be learning violin from Kailin. Everything was fun and super fun. 2013 was great! I hope that 2014 will be equally great or better!

Here I come 2014! Bye 2013!

Self-Awareness

Last week Kailin talked to me about self-awareness. Actually he has always mentioned this to me but I did not know that my self-awareness is so little to the extent to be that little. He said something about what do u really want in your life? I replied:"Hmmm, I like to write songs." He replied something like not in that way but something like happiness or freedom or peaceful.

Now to think of it I really don't know what I want. Like seriously… No clue and no idea. If you ask me what is happiness, I will reply hmmm writing songs and keep things simple. But if you ask me what do I want? Is happiness a want for me? I really cannot reply to that. It is so confusing, I want to be not happy or sad. The best feeling that I want would be not to feel anything. I find that having mood swing and drastic emotional changes are very terrifying. Once I have this sudden change of emotional, I can feel that I am not within control and I seriously dislike it. When I am too high and happy, due to social influences I may hold on to that, but after that I would like to go quiet. When I am too unhappy and upset, I will keep smiling to keep myself balanced and checked. When I go berserk, oh my god… I seriously hate it. Once I go angry and crazy, I will feel super terrible.

Happiness? Freedom? Peace? Not when I have a time bomb beside me. I have to check the meter to prevent explosion every time. Maybe survival is the key to everything before I can really think what I really want in my life.

I seriously can't answer to that.

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