• Posted On: September 23rd 2018 at 6:23 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Music, My violin, Rants

    Whoa my violin exam is in 3 days and I hope I can pass. Intensive violin practice and last minute revision of expression. Okay, Tchaikovsky’s Scherzo piece is really tough with such rapid switches in dynamics. It makes it harder for me to control my bow. Oh, and my violin don’t sound as nice as previously. Seems like I really need to send it for servicing/maintenance soon. Maybe this weekend when my exam is over…

    I think it’s time to change teacher but I hope I still manage to pass my violin exam this time round. Then I can think about changing teachers after I secured my Grade 8 certification.

    Wish me luck and gambatte to myself!

    Posted On: September 22nd 2018 at 12:01 am | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Music, My violin, Personal life, Rants, Work, Yoga

    Oops I went for a hiatus without informing everyone again. Well, I have been busy with violin, work and dating.

    Things are fine at work and I am learning a lot of new stuff daily. Tons of work to clear but still manageable.

    I probably need to send my violin for servicing/cleaning after my exam. It’s more than a decade and I think it deserves some tender loving care. Not sure how much it will be though. Hopefully not too expensive…

    I realised how fat I have become and now really need to lose weight before I become overweight. So I have been watching my diet closely and reduce in eating on snacks. Went for core yoga class yesterday and power yoga class today. It is my first time going for yoga class 2 days in a row. Definitely one of the rare times when I go for yoga twice a week. I need to go more often to work out more and lose weights. Oh, do you know that an adult is recommended to have 150 mins of physical activity a week? I got to know it from the local news channel when they were interviewing Health Promotion Board in Singapore. So yup, that would be 3 yoga class a week. Hopefully I can keep up to the routine and lose some weight. I realised I lost 1 kg after 2 weeks. I just need to lose 2 kg more and I’m happy. That means 1 more month? Hopefully I can keep up to it.

    Oh, and also regular blogging too! I will reply the comments when I use my laptop…

    Posted On: September 1st 2018 at 9:40 pm | 5 Comments
    Categories: Music, My violin, Rants

    I have been busy preparing for my Grade 8 violin exam which I hope I can pass this time round. But a part of me is like… I doubt I can pass since I feel so ill-prepared. I haven’t finish memorising my scales, not to mention that I am still not particularly strong in my exam pieces. My aural skills is lacking and I am not very confident of my sight reading. Argh what to do? I thought I will get the September slot for the exam but I ended up getting the late August slot. :cry: Now I am feeling the stress and losing motivation to work hard too. Thanks to God’s blessing, I managed to get September slot. Apparently my examiner got injured a few days before my exam so it got delayed by a month. :smile: 

    Hopefully things will get better and that I find my motivation to practise more. I need to make sure that I don’t overpractise as well or I might hurt my finger again…

    Posted On: April 19th 2018 at 9:29 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life, Rants, School life, Work

    It’s the last week of school. Yay, recess week is here. I usually will be quite relieved at the end of lessons but somehow it is not the case for me right now.

    I’m not working and is getting bored. I know I need to study for my only exam and make sure that I do well in it since I failed the mid term test. However, I am also feeling lazy. I feel like going overseas next week since my start date has been delayed. However, I don’t know what else is nice to see at Seoul. I am not so keen to visit other places on my own either. I have been to Seoul on the Spring season and frankly speaking, I am not so sure if I want to go there in Spring. I don’t mind going there in Autumn to see how my favourite holiday destination looks like in Autumn. But Spring season? Errmmmm, maybe not?

    Sigh, what should I be doing and how should I get back my motivation to study for my exam?

    Posted On: March 24th 2018 at 9:28 pm | 3 Comments
    Categories: Personal life, Rants, School life, Work

    I think I am losing interest in blogging for now. I know I will probably get back my interest in blogging and suddenly starts posting 3 – 5 blog entries in a day. Hmm… Is this called the downtime for blogging?

    Well, it is not like my life is becoming boring though. I am supposed to be rushing my school assignments and my research topic. My prof is calling/messaging me on last minute meetings. Erm. Like messaging me at 3:50pm for a 5pm meeting. He did sent me an email around 11am about meeting in school but I didn’t see it. Well, I don’t usually read my school emails.

    Not much progress in my research topic and I am feeling really lazy to work on my school assignments. It is as though I don’t feel like studying since it is my last semester. But I still need to pass my last semester. Wish I can get more motivation for my school stuff soon.

    As for work, I am learning quite a lot and enjoying it. Sadly there are rumours about another company buying over some offices (including the one I am in) in the media and that is quite demotivating. Not exactly a good atmosphere in office but oh well. Whatever comes will come, I guess. :sad: 

    I realised that the thing about working for a consumer technology company (it means that we are selling our products directly to the everyday consumer like you and me) is that you get to see aggressive advertising on a daily basis. It is like I am constantly reminded about the company that I am working in in almost every app I used. Like ads on Spotify, Youtube and even the games. It is quite different from working in a product technology company (it means that we are selling our products to another company who make products to sell to the everyday consumer like you and me). I guess it takes time to get used to it. It also makes one feel the impact of their everyday work on the consumers too. Having said that, the media is more likely to sensationalise the stuff that we do too.

    Guess all these will take some time to get used to it.