Friday, December 24, 2010

No Talent

Yeah he said I have no talent in music

I'm the one who lead the choir group in my school..

I'm the one using my hearing ability to improve and harmonise "stand by me" song for our grandmother. And the credit goes to the eldest among us siblings, my sis.

I'm the one who've not seen any songs tutorial and learn from them. I learn by music scores and no matter how I will follow that path.

I'm not even grade 1 yet, though I can't detect any chords for a song, I can play the full melody(original tone) by hearing and practicing just a bit. In fact, I can create my very own melody(Right Hand). This means that I can create songs! And I'm still just few months touching my piano.

If I managed to learn music in a proper way and to be exact, if I have been educated in music since I'm young.. I dare say that I might be another music prodigy in this world.

And to say that I'm not really interested in contemporary music, that I'm much more attracted to classics, but do you think a not-even-grade-1 fella can play all these songs? Susah nak harap la..

Quality is always better than Quantity. Though honestly my eldest sister knows how to play more complete songs than me, my tempo and smoothness of a song won't lose. Learning through music scores is a hard way than just follow a pianist's hand running in a piano on Youtube. But this will eventually pay off one day. While through scores, I will master sight-reading one day.. So don't think that early achievement will be far ahead compared to the slow one.

That's all.
Ethan Liew signing out.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wrong Choice

Yeap indeed I've made a wrong choice in studying STPM, but that's life! I'm just gonna stand up and run the whole race. I know I can do it, but Dentistry? Hmm...

It all started when SPM results came out. Everyone is starting to have their career be their goals so they took the subjects they're interested in. Me? Nah.. How can I be a musician?(yeah my primary goal was to become a musician, a pianist, a maestro....) eyes that stated "You have no talent" glared at me.. Yeah I'm not as talented but yeah, I'm better than a lot people too. Never know when you never tried eh? haha but I have no chance on it.

"Music as a career for men? You won't earn enough living for a family."
"There are a lot of talented people other than you, you won't survive."

Thus it was my farewell to music education, then I thought "I love electronics, computer, programs... Hmm.. Programming should be fun!" So this is my second choice, Programming. I got interested on how computers, programs etc work.

"A lot of people are taking these.. You must be very successful to earn a lot!"

HANCUR! haha so my mom kept saying that Dentist is a good job. Well obviously, because she went there every few weeks(maybe?) and got charged for more than RM200. Then yeah that's when I thought.. Okay since I like to help people out.. and I love Red Crescent so much.. I should try this, and I made Dentistry my goal now.

And because of Dentistry I must take STPM.

Now, I'm getting the feel that I shouldn't be here, in STPM. But half a year is already gone. I'm now stuck.. I can't turn back now.. Dentistry all the way now.. =)

I feel guilty. If I am really decisive I would've made a bold choice at going for music or tech educations.. I will be even more happier that way.

Lets hope I can endure this choice for life that I've made now.. I can do it! =)

Ethan the Classic signing out