Monday, July 17, 2006

The start of the week isn't bad at all. Had a party, a long overdue one, today at St Nicks. Had spent quite a BOMB on their ice-creams and other snacks, so they better be grateful. Here are some pictures, rest of them on flickr.





Thursday, July 13, 2006


These few days have been crazy, packed to the brim with performances, gigs, work. Tuesday was a super long day, had choir practice from 10-12, then a gig with Key Elements at Beatty Secondary School from 12:30 - 1:30, then down to St Nick's for rehearsal in the afternoon and off to conference hall for choral presentation. Here are some snapshots of the choral presentation.








Am glad it's over. After the show, we proceeded to Lau pa sat for dinner, and was met with a very aggressive satay-man who convinced us to sit down at table 14. And we ordered satay and sting-ray and fishball soup. The satay was still ok, but the stingray and fishball soup CMI (cannot make it), the stingray was tasteless and the sambal was just weak, the fishballs tasted synthetic and soup had way too much MSG in it. And as if that wasn't bad enough, the service was terrible, first he brought the soup and didn't give us soup spoons, so we asked for it and he came back with with only 2 where there are 5 of us! The dinner was completely unsatisfactory, not to mention that it was humid and sticky. Upset.

Anyway, Wednesday ain't any better coz of the relief teaching in the morning followed by 3 hours of choir in the afternoon. Was rather stoned when I get to SGS. Choir practice didn't go so well, people were tired and unfocused. The choir did ensemble work and clearly half of the choir didn't do their homework and the ensemble got really painful and I was losing patience. And the mood became tense and practice became very unproductive. Perhaps I am losing my touch, or perhaps I am just not cut out for the job.

A student asked me if I am unhappy. I am glad she asked, coz I was so blinded and failed to realise it myself, and that set me thinking about what is it I am unhappy about, I am still trying to fathom. I think perhaps I need is a vacation to recharge. What moved me was her sincerity and sheer passion and I thank God for people like that who makes me believe that life is worth living for. She cares for the choir alot and for people around her.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

MOE Excel Fair

yesterday was a tiring day, had to be involved in the MOE excel fair, a showcase of the young talents and the RGPS choir had to perform 3 sets starting from 12:30pm. Here are some pictures.