Monday, February 18, 2013

Three: Darling you're with me, always around me.

Today, I celebrate the coming of life and remember the leaving of one. 
I remember my grandfather in Reader's Digest and the dragging of his feet. He always wore the same shirt and watched the news at 8pm in every language. He taught me how to write my name in Chinese and laughed when I played with my sister. Its been many years since I was sitting in the car as we drove past the mountains on that day but I think he has moved on to a better place now. We have moved on too, but sometimes I stop and wonder how he is. 
I'm 17 now and boy, does time seem to fly. I always wished to not grow up when I was younger but I think I'll have to put that thought away because time stops for no one. I will learn to be happy with who I am now and I've got quite a lot to be happy about too. 

Today's song obsession: 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Two: midnight covers, open mic queues and discovering The Lumineers.

Second blog of the year. I have really got to write more often. So many things are happening and I don't want to forget any of it.
Continuing my previous post, I guess I might just be becoming nocturnal. Here I am singing past midnight again because I got a new computer and it doesn't lag.

Johnny Cash is awesome, by the way. I just have to mention.

It's a few days before Chinese New Year and I'm looking forward to the holidays and homework. I'm not being sarcastic, I do enjoy it sometimes. As I'm organising my thoughts in my head on what I should tell you about next, I'm feeling very hungry. My mom says I eat like a bird and I beg to differ.

Oh yeah,
I got to perform at The Venue the other day. By other day, I mean almost a month ago. Az Samad organises open mic nights there every month and because of the publicity the event has been getting the queue was so long! I didn't get to perform the first time, but the second time I got there real early to queue. It was real worth it though. I was one of the first few in line. Narmi was one of the featured acts and I realised that I was surrounded by a room full of familiar faces, whom I had met at other open mics and performances which was great and also nerve-wrecking. I sang two songs; Clues and Paper Planes realising that I was one of the few performers so far who didn't have love songs to sing. My songs were all happy ones that night. Normally, I'd do sad songs because sad songs are well, sad. But we all need some happiness for a change before we drown in our own sadness.
It was a great night.

Guess what I found on Youtube? The Lumineers! I am without a doubt a fan of them now. Their music is just amazing and I thought I might share it with you guys here.

Lastly, I want to thank you for all your support. I really can't believe that I've got 500 likes on Facebook now! Thank you so much!

I hope you have a great Chinese New Year and drive safely!