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!