the music that can't be seen, but felt
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bye, and sungei gedong armour camp for now.

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i'm done with this.
ord loh!

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9.08.2009 its been a while here. real dusty place.

anyway now that army open house is finally over, that just means a couple of months to freedom. well, not that soldiers are all complaining so much that we seem to be in painful captivity the moment we leave for camps. its just..i suppose we can afford a different way to life than before, the moment we step out with the pink i/c. was reading about this guy's insistence on not leading a "planned" life, but instead how its more about how we react to opportunities and the turn of crossroads. and it does make sense. seems like what the year has been for myself.

ok and i had the flight of my life a few days back! everyone should go check out the flying fox attraction in sentosa. and the physically demanding obstacle course with an amazing view from the top. the crew there was just quite awesome in their own ways.. and not forgetting how my partner for the day faithfully fulfilled a demanding wish. haha how nice my friends all are. just like the day before at the little dance corner in vivo. *stage clear!* i'm gonna be part of the stage ensemble for the local musical, broadway beng. first couple of weeks of december at esplanade theatre. and it looks pretty good so that's two reasons to catch it friends:)

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watched this really good show last week..and no it isn't transformers, haha. can't believe i actually slept through part of the many robot-fighting scenes. its called "once", quite an indie-sorta film that came out a few years back. the music is really good. actually seemingly simple and good. ironic but i think its cause the music was heartfelt. anyway its abt these two musicians. love it when they harmonise so well on set. anyway one of the songs here..

Glen Hansard - Lies

I think it's time, we give it up
And figure out what's stopping us
From breathing easy, and talking straight
The way is clear if you're ready now
The volunteer is slowing down
And taking time to save himself

The little cracks they escalated
And before we knew it was too late
For making circles and telling lies

You're moving too fast for me
And I can't keep up with you
Maybe if you slowed down for meI could see you're only telling
Lies, lies, lies
Breaking us down with your
Lies, lies, lies
When will you learn

The little cracks they escalated
And before you know it is too late
For making circles and telling lies

You're moving too fast for me
And I can't keep up with you
Maybe if you'd slowed down for me
I could see you're only telling
Lies, lies, lies
Breaking us down with your
Lies, lies, lies
When will you learn

So plant the thought and watch it grow
Wind it up and let it go

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just to remind myself for the next few months, years or decades.
i need to stop playing like this. like tonight.
wonder how passing the exam was even possible.

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when we're expecting too much from something or someone and it comes, it's more of a relief than anything. and not expecting much can just work against ourselves.

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i didn't really know how this year would turn out; still haven't, actually. and frankly i've been spending the past few months still thinking about why certain things that went wrong did go wrong. every single day. and night. all questions and no answers. but strange to say, 2009 has sort of been a picking-up-the-pieces kinda term for me. trying to get through things, try out different things along the same hopeful path, and at the same time trying to make sure i do so without having any regrets. sorting out the mess and getting things in place academically, musically etc. and its been turning out quite fine. perhaps there won't be such a thing as landing straight right into the deeper end of the pits, if we could actually change our perspective of things.

the year could've been hell worse.

i was so thankful and relieved to receive the phone call on friday. and i thought i'd get to rest after tmr's concert! and so i received a letter today informing me about the trumpet exam is in exactly a month's time apparently! good luck yingda, you'll need it. TONS. haha man.

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just ended a busily satisfying fortnight with the orchestra.
and chanced upon ennio morricone's the crisis in my nano..good stuff.

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it's a real struggle to be optimistic. this is turning out to be a trying year of embracing humility and being focussed.

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