"Try things. Say "hi" already. Laugh a lot. Mess up. Apologise. Mess up again. Hug people. take chances. Trust yourself. Lose things. Get over it. Hold your friends close. Gather your strength. Gain wisdom and beautiful stories. Be brave, and you'll have the time of your life."
I got to go busking for two weekends in front of Sungei Wang Plaza, and it has been one of the best experiences I've had.
One night, I was singing Liyana Fizi's 'Kaku' and when I looked up, I found that a crowd had gathered around me. I panicked for a moment, because it was towards the end of my set, but I sang some more songs for them. Someone bought me bread from Pappa Roti one afternoon. I was pretty surprised. One afternoon, two people folded me a beautiful heart our of a 10 ringgit note. I don't want to unfold it! Once in a while, someone would sit on the steps or stand at the side and listen to my entire set. Busking is interesting that way. People who want to hear you sing would stop to listen, and if they don't want to hear anymore, they're free to walk away. My family made it an adventure out of it too. We took the train the first time, then decided to drive there the other three days. My grandparents came along too. They enjoyed the 'buy one, free one' milkshakes at San Francisco Coffee opposite while I sang. Sometime's I'd sing for too long and my mom would have to give me a 'times up' signal.
On sunday, my mom and I are flying to Nashville! Travelling 24 hours, to the other side of the world. I am both excited and terrified at the same time, but mostly excited :) I'm a little disappointed that I'm going to miss Taylor Swift's Red Tour while she's here in Kuala Lumpur though. So if you see her, tell her I said hi okay?