Sunday, June 28, 2009


Hehe, today was a blast because I get to have the opportunity to watch live performance of Li Chuan Yun in Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Anybody who does not know what the crap I am saying, click the video below here:

In common classical musicians' thought, they always think that Mainland China violinist have all the technique they have yet lack of musicality, yet what is reflected in today’s playing was completely the opposite as he play with great intensity and was refreshing with his playing that reminds me of bit of fiddle playing technique in his Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole. However, the main highlight was his encore piece, Paganini's 24 Caprice whereby he did all the improvisation with jazz half way through and his own bowing technique which as seen above hereby he play on all 4 strings of the violin creating sort of modern bluegrass fiddling.

After the show, there was an autograph session with him and the audience outside. During my turn, I personally asked for a photo but was rejected somehow because he told me he was in bad mood.... Partially his performance wasn't up to par in his standards probably. We purposely waited for the 10 min autograph session to end then he started having photo session among the small group of audiences who also waited.

Surprisingly he was then in a cheerful mood =) (change of mood so fast =P) and started crackling jokes with us, 'Hey, you look like Michael Jackson," (in Chinese) to a teenage guy who hardly even look like MJ =.=. Yet it gave me an impression of a down to earth performer that interacts with the audiences on stage and also off stage as well. Had quite a few shots up-close with him and I felt so ‘syok’ having to meet him as in real person =D

P/S: Mr Li, we are Malaysian Chinese, not Malays la =.=ll Of course our Chinese fluent lo since majority of us spoke and learned Chinese language

P/SS: Dun compare me with Edison Cheng or Michael Jackson, I hardly have anything resembling with any of their features…. Wahlao =.=lll

Update: According to what I heard from my peers, 1 of the reasons why Li Chuan Yun was upset because of the acceptance of his interpretation on music. Somehow in the classical field itself, some musicians can be very conservative which is the opposite of been open-minded and apparently quite a number of the audiences including the MPO musicians reacted indifferently or kinda unhappy with the way he presented his number.


O.o, apparently this picture was taken like almost nearly 2 weeks ago whereby Ling Yn got her finger pierced by the sharp plastic edge of her car door which caused her finger to bleed profusely which she told us. Anyway, I think her finger is almost recovered =)

Gosh, you can decribe this as a nightmare for every strings players or pianist etc. (Vocalist exception, Your finger doesn't directly affect your singing at all, lol)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Long Overdue......

Hehe, not so used to blog regularly as what others do. Sorry to everyone because of the tons of photo which I promise to upload yet are either still within my lousy laptop or my camera =P

Anyway, just finish my recital 12 hours ago cause I am blogging right now at freaking 1am XD Quite satisfying with the performance as compared to what I did in the past yet there are still more room for improvement. Thanks to my violin tutor for constant reminder on my mistakes as well as the sms in concern bout my recital although she couldn't make it today for my class. My friends too - seniors, juniors for the support =)

P/S: I know I look funny when I perform with all those big gestures or body movements, whatever you call tat dancing etc. == Tat's how I shake off the nerves (a bit) and move with the music =P

P/SS: Ms Drama Queen (Eliz), why guffaw so loudly right after I finish my recital ==lll

Thursday, June 18, 2009

An Unexpected Encounter...

Haven't been updating quite a while cause a bit lazy recently and besides nothing much interesting to blog about daily routines =P Somehow tonight's dinner with a bunch of juniors proof to be different from usual. I almost get to watched a fight today with an unstable crazy guy holding a stick in his hand against the 2 hawker stall owners..... Gosh. Luckily nothing happen anyway because the guy somehow left after blackmailing those shop owners in Cantonese with customers and onlookers just watching the 'so-called exciting scene'.

P/S: Apparently that crazy guy was the same guy who just smash my junior's car window glass (Rachel) around the T-junction for no reason and also Kenny, my guitar major junior got hurt by those glass shreds last semester . The most coincidence thing is that both the victims were also having dinner at the 2 kopitiams near my uni ==ll

P/SS: What I can only describe this as 冤家路窄, how come KL so small till you will encounter the same 'criminal', Kenny did called the police and he got the info that this will be the 4th offense that crazy guy is committing.... Shrugs, what are the KL polices up to nowadays???

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Bad Decision.....

I regretted for what I did last Sunday by agreeing people on helping out with the 1st Asia Grand Piano Concert thinking that I might get to watch a show worth RM50 for free while carrying my duty as a crew.....

Yet what I didn't expect is that..... I can't watch the show completely just because I am the backstage crew, boohoo T.T Besides that, I just almost wasted 4 hours within the KL Convention Centre. At 1st it was exciting to see 8 or 12 kids playing their pieces on 4 pianos but eventually it bores me to death till I drowse off into slumber land after seeing them repeating like 4 or 5 times while knowing that our jobs are basically keeping the flow of the program while rushing here and there, behind the doors, up and down the staircase, within the lifts just to reminds those young pianists to be on the stage and GET READY for you show ==ll

Poor me, I gonna missed the showcase of our lecturers and my friends' performances which I had been looking forward.....

I also had wasted my time that could be put into better use by practicing my violin.... Hope what I had done is so far within my practices is enough for tomorrow's lesson =P

P/S: KLCC traffic jam is fucking crazy, my seniors basically took an hour and half to get their parking lots.... Time and money wasting, double damage ==SIEN

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Can't Help Missing My Doggies So Much

By the way, those aren't my pair of short legs and I will not tell you either the person playing on the piano or whoever sees this will kill me for sure XP

Meet the bitch (QBee) and the son of the bitch (Ricco), pun intended

QBee napping at her sleeping spot in the pc room, under the book rack

Ricco caught red-handed sleeping on the chair. I caught him sleeping on the sofa and also the Chinese wooden chair usually around 1-3am while everyone except me is asleep. It happened last year during my sem break -_-ll

QBee luv chewing my smelly shoes

My sis will kill me for sure if she sees this but I think she won't be reading all these crap I had written anyway. Initially, QBee was bought by my sis in year 2002.

Till now, QBee has given birth to 15 pups by mating with another ham-sap, stubborn Shih Tzu of ours (Snoopy) which went missing last year whereby it ran out of the house one rainy morning and never came back. According to what my dad said, the belief of Foochows (the majority dialect in Sibu) is that stealing peoples' dog is like gaining a fortune which is one of the possibilities that happened to Snoopy. Yet the worst scenario is that he got eaten up by some the local natives in Sarawak or Ibans..... =(

Anyway, back to my topic again.

As you can see from the pictures, QBee is more camera shy and always look away from the camera while Ricco just act as nothing just happened so you can just conclude tat 'the son of the bitch' happens to be photogenic and I somehow managed to use him within some of my ameteurish photoshoots =D

1 of the best shots so far

Haiz, it's already half a year not meeting my Shih Tzus and still got 2 more months to go before my sem break. Need something soft and fluffy to squeeze for now o.O..... Not my hard pillow for sure

Reflection for today's event

Finally realized that practicing alone at night in the uni practice room even for less than an hour creates better end result compared to my numerous hours of unproductive practice sessions in the afternoon with so many interruptions and temptations =P

A perfect example of an unproductive act in the afternoon,

Can't help been narcissistic at times XD

As quoted from my violin lecturer, "I rather want you to put away your violin and go to sleep rather than making more mistakes during practices and come for my classes every week just to work out with your mistakes."

So the moral of today's story - Go to sleep la and just do nothing if you can't practice properly, wakaka.... (I mean practice smart and this is applied especially to all music student, lol)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Pondering, wondering....

Hmm, what makes me think of writing this up? I also have no clue... =P

P/S: My QBee sleeping posture, anybody wanna imitate this act please consult your doctor