Return to Innocence

Enigma, Return to Innocence

This song is dedicated to my friend who has cause so much suffering to another friend unintentionally and without realizing his mistakes at all. I hope this song help you in realizing it and hope that you will not make the same mistake again. What you did sparked a chain reaction of negative events and you must accept the consequences. Nevertheless, this song will help you to find your way to return to innocence. I hope you have learnt your mistake.

Love – Devotion
Feeling – Emotion

Don’t be afraid to be weak
Don’t be too proud to be strong
Just look into your heart my friend
That will be the return to yourself
The return to innocence.

If you want, then start to laugh
If you must, then start to cry
Be yourself don’t hide
Just believe in destiny.

Don’t care what people say
Just follow your own way
Don’t give up and use the chance
To return to innocence.

That’s not the beginning of the end
That’s the return to yourself
The return to innocence.

[Don’t care what people say
Follow just your own way
Follow just your own way
Don’t give up, don’t give up
To return, to return to innocence.]

[If you want then laugh
If you must then cry
Be yourself don’t hide
Just believe in destiny.]

Thanks to the person who invited my friends to her housewarming. Your house is sooo great!. We had a great time with you and you hope that this memory will last forever.


Exams Finally Over!

Exams are finally over! Now I can relax a little bit. As usual, I think that im gonna fail my math, MT and F&N. The English paper 2 is kinda easy but the paper 1 is kinda hard. Today is the first day of the three day marking day and im enjoying my so called holidays. Band practices during the holidays are JAMMED PACKED! I have NCO Camps to deal with, fasting and those crappy band pracs! Can someone please help me to use all my available free time to the fullest! I have nothing much to say except that our class, no matter how fun and carefree they are in thier end of year exams, i think more or less students will be retained or demoted. I hope i can get all of them safe and sound next year and hoped that there is no 3C next year. One of our fellow schoolmates has just passed away, before completing his “O” levels. A lament for him…

Exam Fever

Exam Fever

From next week onwards will be starting the exam season for the year and you know what? Im neither getting serious about it, nor ive done any serious studying for the past few weeks and the first paper is about to begin next friday. Im feeling too overconfident about the paper being easy and this can be dangerous. Secondly, Band and other CCA has stepped down because of the exams and this can be a blessing. Firstly i dont have to see that bloddy In-charge anymore for quite sometime and that for once in a long time, i can forget about band and put other things first. Lately, ive been studying as a group in the library and other fast food restuarants that have a comfortable place to study but i dont find it too serious of “In-head” thing. All is just talk about the subject and forgetting most of it when getting back home. And i also dont have the inspirations and effort to study as hard in this time of the period. Dont know what to do. Ive been doing group study with some of the good friends in class, males AND females. We are a very socialble group. So exams coming, band away from my shoulders and friends ahead of me. Tommorrow, again ill be doing group study at Burger King with the same group of friends (hopefully) that were present on thursday, when we did the group study.

“Life is Beautiful”

Im dedicating this song to my friends in my class, who has been through alot as a class, the ups and downs we have been through and this song is to tell everybody that life is beautiful, so treasure it in anyway possible. Best Wishes and good luck for the upcoming exams.

~ Life is Beautiful ~

In the morning I feel the breeze
The sun washes over me
The sound of water, the crashing seas
Is it only me?
That feels alive
It’s all ahead of me
Cause it feels so right
Just open your eyes and see

That life is beautiful
(so beautiful)
It’s beautiful to me
Life is beautiful
(so beautiful)
It’s beautiful to me

Life can take you anywhere
It don’t know where it leads to
But you know you’re not alone
Just open your eyes and see

That life is beautiful
(so beautiful)
It’s beautiful to me
Life is beautiful
(so beautiful)
It’s beautiful to me

Song dedication

This past week has been quite plain, nothing outstanding had happened, except that 2 of my friends who were best friends did not talk to each other this past week. They are in conflict with each other as they accused each other for not doing their task in the group project. Now im involved and its my duty to straighten things up and make sure that they are best friends again for time to come. My friend and i will be asking them to meet up at MacDonalds to have a little “chat”. Oh boy, its gonna be a long chat , with so many things to talk about but in the end i just hope that they are friends again.

This week in band, nothing much has happened. A flute has been lost!! Previous weeks, a clarinet was lost too! What bad luck i have as a Band Major. Just elected this year and these thing happened. Someone must have gotten in the band store and stole the instruments and mind you, they are not cheap. If the thief stole it and sold it to another person, he could make a lot of profits.

This is a song dedication to my friends who are in conflict with each other :
“Affirmation” by Savage Garden

I believe the sun should never set upon and argument
I believe we place our happiness in other people’s hands
I believe that junk food tastes so good becuase they are bad for you
I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do
I believe that beauty megazines promote low self esteem
I believe I’m loved when I’m completely by myself alone
I believe in Karma what you did is what you get returned
I believe you can’t appreciate real love until you’ve been burned
I believe the grass is no more greener on the other side
I believe you dont know what you’ve got until you say goodbye
I believe that trust in more important that monogamy
I believe your most attractive features are your heart and soul
I believe that family is worth more than money or gold
I believe forgiveness is the key to your unhappiness

Class of 3E2 (2002) Description of my class:

Can be creative
Has the potential of being very united as a class but i dunno how to unite them
I still prefer my previous year’s class, though as time goes by, I feel more attached to my present class.
Pervert at times.
Carefree. Relax in doing school work (Unlike our counterparts, 3E1, full of geeks and nerds, struggling to keep their heads above water.)
I had a alot of good and bad experience while in my class, making me a wiser person, (unlike our counterparts, 3E1, always studying. All they know are mathematical formulas, logics, and perfection)
Fun class to be around.
Less stress than our counterpartsClass of 2E2 (2001) Description of the class:I miss the good ol’ days being in that class
Some of you may have noticed that some of my friends were not in the 2002 picture coz’ they have promoted to a better class.(BAH!)

The sense of ~uhmuhm~ is still there, i could be in that class but an unfortunate thing happened that changed my life radically.
Always studying and reading, procrastinating worrying and rule abiding students

Oh My Gosh!!

Yesterday, I slept at around 11pm. I have school tomorrow but I couldn’t sleep. I kept thinking and asking myself what must i do to discipline the band.
I thought of many ways, from threats to earning respect to plain old shouts. Then I thought of one good strategy that would not enable me to shout but they will respect me and discipline at all times when someone is making announcement to the band. As you know, i dont like to shout and im a very cheerful person. I feel bad if i make someone unhappy and hate to see them suffering but what can i do, im a Band Major and i must do something to discipline band. This is my plan:

When im in front of the band, and when the whole band is not paying attention of the person in front of the band, I will start counting upwards. The number where i stop is the number of push-ups or pumping the whole band owes me when they do drilling. The first 3 numbers are not counted and I start counting but on the 4th number and so on, they will all owe me rounded up.

Today, I tried this strategy and i had no choice. Guess what? It worked!! Out of the blues, i started counting and they immediately responded and quickly kept silent. They know that something bad would happen to them if i count. I explain what would happen to them and also i was shouting to them! I couldnt believe it that i started shouted in an angry tone for the first time in front of the band! Soon after explaining about the new discipline technique and after a few announcements, the whole band started to make noise again and its getting louder and louder. Again, i counted loudly up to 3, since they all kept quiet at the count of 3. It was a success. This is the first time that i made a band quiet at my command!

NCO Precamp Log: Day Three

NCO Precamp Log: Day Three

Today is the last day of the NCO precamp training. We practised the score called “Grease” and it was great!
The music was beatifully played and arranged. Im sure that our parents who were crazy about Grease during their time would enjoy our playing.

Anyway, today was enjoyable indeed partly because it’s the last day of the training and now i can relax!!
My section got each other’s contact number just to keep in touch and they are band majors from Beatty Secondary School, St Nicholas Girls School, Si Ling Secondary School and many others. I made some friends along the way, especially my partner who played the same trombone part.

Technically in playing music, i have improved tremendously and i can sight-read a score better and my techniques are improving.