To sum it all up, I think we're all pretty much done with 2020. At least, I am. Happy new year's eve eve! It's not like everything is going to magically change in two days, but its nice to hope. How have you been? What was this month like for you? I hope you're well.
Christmas week was pretty insane. I did a video shoot for Chinese New Year (yup, totally skipping ahead) and as usual these things always feel quite strange. This time we're not in China, and we never thought we'd miss it. It's a "you never know what you got till you don't" kind of experience I guess. So I spent the day at the theatre with everyone, very much social distanced and it was the first time I had eaten out in public since this whole cmco. We couldn't film with masks either and it was a little unsettling at first, but we had to give each other the benefit of the doubt that we were all okay. What is the procedure for filming anyway, is everyone supposed to get tested beforehand? There isn't much of a guideline for a lot of things as well, so all of this is quite confusing.
While I was at the theatre shooting the cny video, I got a call to do another shoot the next day for an online platform (which I'm pretty excited for) and so the next day I played my own songs for the pre-recorded show. There were so many cameras and it was just me. Felt pretty intimidating but I tried to remind myself that it's kind of like recording a youtube video at home. "It's just a youtube video, its just a youtube video." It felt so nice to play out again. I felt as if I had so much I didn't get to say this whole year, so many feelings I didn't get to share with any audiences and so I sang my heart out to the crew in the room. Maybe I'm just a girl singing about feelings to them but its okay. My dad came with me, so I sang for him too. His headphones were a life saver too (mine was a lightning jack earphone. aka useless in these situations), because the monitors and my guitar were not cooperating. Someday maybe I'll play enough shows to get my own proper in-ears. Someday.