An update after a year / First time singing at a wedding

It’s been almost a year since I last blogged! Oopsie!

So much have happened in a year, and the most substantial one would be… I got married in September! All those planning throughout 1.5 years came down to 2 days, spread across 3 weeks. We had our holy matrimony on September 10, 2016 and the dinner reception 2 weeks later on September 25.

Life after marriage has been fun so far. We chose Japan as our honeymoon destination and finally paid the Land of the Rising Sun a visit last month. It was really fun and I should blog about it separately.

Aside from that, things have been pretty busy for both of us lately. Both hubby and I had our first ever dip in wedding singing over the weekend at a friend’s wedding. It was Amanda who first approached me with the idea.

What happened was, we had to fill in a Google Form to RSVP to the wedding and one of the questions in the form was something like, “Would you like to perform at the lunch reception?”. She immediately texted me and asked whether I’d like to sing together with her, with hubby on guitar and Tobi on cajon. I was like, is this girl for real? LOL. But I thought, alright, let’s do it just for the fun of it. So tadaa!

We had another friend joining the group soon after on guitar (so hubby would have been on bass guitar), but he had to be on a business trip to Dubai at the last minute, so hubby was back on guitar.

After considering the choices, we selected 2 songs to be performed: Could it Be by Raisa and You Are My Everything by Glenn Fredly. Four practice sessions later and boom, the day had arrived.

It happened pretty smoothly, actually. Though hubby accidentally strum the wrong chord in the middle of the second song, it wasn’t noticeable (he did regret it so much afterwards though).

Hahahaha pardon us. We are by no means professional singers and musicians but we enjoy doing it.

Anyway, the name. As in, our group’s name.

During the rehearsal 1.5 weeks prior to the D day, the emcees were asking us what name did we want to go by, and hubby couldn’t think of any so he said “[Our community’s name] Praise & Worship Team”. I gave him a side eye immediately HAHAHAHA like really?

We’ve never thought of any names until the day itself when the emcee was asking Amanda about it. She immediately called me (I was on my way home to pick up the cajon that we left behind!) and asked. She initially suggested TAFA, an abbreviation of our names, but it just sounded too cheesy! Then I had a lightbulb moment and thought of what we wore that day. Amanda and I were in black dresses, hubby was in a checkered shirt and Tobi was in…. not plain, not checkered shirt, but with a striped collar. Okay, so it was rather complicated to include his element there hahaha. So I thought of… The Black Checkers. HAHAHA! I thought it would be less cheesy than TAFA so we went ahead with it, and there you go!

Anyway, that aside, hubby, myself and a few other friends from the Praise & Worship Ministry have been spending our Sundays in a music studio, practicing for a coordinator election this coming Friday and soon for our community’s birthday next month. It’s gonna be a busy May but I’m looking forward to it!

 

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知足

One of my favourite songs from 五月天 (Mayday). The lyrics is very meaningful as well ^^

怎麼去擁有 一道彩虹
怎麼去擁抱 一夏天的風
天上的星星 笑地上的人
總是不能懂 不能覺得足夠

如果我愛上 你的笑容
要怎麼收藏 要怎麼擁有
如果你快樂 不是為我
會不會放手 其實才是擁有

當一陣風吹來 風箏飛上天空
為了你而祈禱 而祝福 而感動
終於你身影 消失在 人海盡頭
才發現 笑著哭 最痛

那天你和我 那個山丘
那樣的唱著 那一年的歌
那樣的回憶 那麼足夠
足夠我天天 都品嚐著寂寞

當一陣風吹來 風箏飛上天空
為了你而祈禱 而祝福 而感動
終於你身影 消失在 人海盡頭
才發現 笑著哭 最痛

當一陣風吹來 風箏飛上天空
為了你而祈禱 而祝福 而感動
終於你身影 消失在 人海盡頭
才發現 笑著哭 最痛

如果我愛上 你的笑容
要怎麼收藏 要怎麼擁有
如果你快樂 再不是為我
會不會放手 其實才是擁有

知足的快樂 叫我忍受心痛
知足的快樂 叫我忍受心痛

理想情人 – 杨丞琳

One of my fave songs ^^

理想情人 – 杨丞琳

理想情人 – 杨丞琳

穿上洋装看着手表
时间快到心砰砰地跳
和你的第一次约会来临了
金色的阳光洒满人行道
换了新唇膏把头发弄好
要你看到我的好

喜欢看你走路充满自信
说话时候你的专注眼神
温柔的表情笑容里的天真

我相信找不到有比你更好的人
你心里理想情人是几分
是否也会有我的份

好想知道你的100分
会给怎样的人
亲爱的你不要再陌生增加我戏份
我想问亲爱的你把感情升等
朋友变成情人
可不可以告诉我标准
不要让我一直等

听着那时间滴答的走
对街的你在点头
好象一个梦
渐渐走到我前头

Stop Playing Homework and Do Your Video Games

I love that phrase! Lol school/college life would have been so nice if I could do that.

A few weeks back, Mochi sent me a link to watch a video which I absolutely love to death!

Anyone remember Pong?

You know, the classic old school video game where you play it like how you play table tennis, avoiding the ball to enter your space?

No idea?

The player controls an in-game paddle by moving it vertically across the left side of the screen, and can compete against either a computer controlled opponent or another player controlling a second paddle on the opposing side. Players use the paddles to hit a ball back and forth.

Neh, that’s how the game play is. Taken from here.

The video above is about a quartet playing chamber music, with some song selections from some famous games! Eh you watch it already or not ar? Go watch it! :p

In short, I LOVE IT TO DEATH!!!! Like seriously, it is one of the best arrangements I’ve ever heard so far! Vienna Philharmonic didn’t even come close. Lol no la I was totally kidding. Vienna Philharmonic is GREAT ok?

It has those famous songs from Super Mario Bros, Tetris, Pong, etc. I especially love the Pong one. So farney la! LOL. I love the Tetris one too. But my biggest love would be gone to the, obviously, SUPER MARIO BROS!!! Wooooo~ I’ve been loving this game since the first time I played it!!!

So go listen go listen go listen!! 😀 😀

If only all universities have this kind of course…

News taken from Yahoo! UK & Ireland’s Music News:

Beatles degree launched

(Tuesday March 03, 2009 06:01 PM)

Students are to be given the chance to study a Master of Arts degree in The Beatles at a university in Liverpool.

The first-ever qualification of its kind has been announced on the website of the city’s Hope University.

“The Beatles, Popular Music & Society” consists of four 12-week taught modules and a dissertation, confirmed Mike Brocken.

The institution’s senior lecturer in popular music said it was about time such serious academy was introduced on The Fab Four.

“Forty years on from their break-up, now is the right time and Liverpool is the right place to study The Beatles“, he explained.

“This MA is expected to attract a great deal of attention, not just locally but nationally and we have already had enquiries from abroad, particularly the United States.”

Excuse me, sir, I’d like to register, please! 😀

愛轉角- 罗志祥

我伪装著 不露痕迹的
想在你身边 静静的陪著看著天边
骑著单车 往前行进著
某个路口 爱在等著

你往前走 不回头看了
记忆的笑脸 缓缓的敲著我的琴键
我不舍得 让你孤单单的
我爱你的 心牵挂著

心不再拼命躲 不去害怕结果
在下一个路口 幸福哭著说
一直想跟你说 幸福不再溜走
下个路口 你会看见爱
有美丽笑容

爱转角遇见了谁 是否有爱情的美
爱转角以后的街 能不能有我来陪
爱转角遇见了谁 是否不让你流泪
也许陌生到了解 让我来当你的谁
我不让爱掉眼泪 不让你掉眼泪
现在永远 你就是我 就是我的美

心不再拼命躲 不去害怕结果
假设有个以后 你会怎麽说
一直想跟你说 幸福不再溜走
下个路口 你会看见爱
有美丽笑容

爱转角遇见了谁 是否有爱情的美
爱转角以后的街 能不能有我来陪
爱转角遇见了谁 是否不让你流泪
也许陌生到了解 让我来当你的谁
我不让爱掉眼泪 不让你掉眼泪
现在永远 你就是我 就是我的美

爱转角遇见了谁 是否有爱情的美
爱转角以后的街 能不能有我来陪
爱转角遇见了谁 是否不让你流泪
也许陌生到了解 让我来当你的谁
我不让爱掉眼泪 不让你掉眼泪
现在永远 你就是我 就是我的美

愛轉角遇見了你 😀

专属天使 – Tank

我不会怪你对我的伪装
天使在人间是该藏好翅膀
人们愚蠢鲁莽而你纤细善良
怎能让你为了我被碰伤
小小的手掌厚厚的温暖
你总能平复我不安的夜晚
不敢想的梦想透过你的眼光
我才看见它原来在前方
没有谁能把你抢离我身旁
你是我的专属天使
唯我能独占
没有谁能取代你在我心上
拥有一个专属天使
我哪里还需要别的愿望
小小的手掌大大的力量
我一定也会像你一样飞翔
你想去的地方就是我的方向
有我保护笑容尽管灿烂
没有谁能把你抢离我身旁
你是我的专属天使
唯我能独占
没有谁能取代你在我心上
拥有一个专属天使
我哪里还需要别的愿望
要不是你出现
我一定还在沉睡
绝望的以为生命只有黑夜
没有谁能把你抢离我身旁
你是我的专属天使
唯我能独占
没有谁能取代你在我心上
拥有一个专属天使
我哪里还需要别的愿望