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1. For all J2's to have the discipline to manage studies and band!
2. For J1 Band Members to get settled down to JC life and work hard as a new band member
3. For all band members to be blessed with good health as this would be a very hectic year.
4. Every Band Practice will be productive and filled with fun and laughter, peace and joy.

Monday, January 31, 2005

check the concert booklet out!
By Min

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Sunday, January 30, 2005

group photo! Posted by Hello

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the 2nd team! Posted by Hello

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now with our coordinator KOK, see where he stands! Posted by Hello

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THE WINNING TEAM with yours truly! haha Posted by Hello

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THE WINNING TEAM! Posted by Hello

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lol. so cute.


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Hey peeps,
Found this..

Extreme Listening - Extreme Results
Listening Concepts for Productive Practicing
By John Thomakos

When it comes to developing musical proficiency on your instrument, listening is a key ingredient. Productive listening can positively influence and change your playing more than any other practicing. Knowing and understanding this simple but powerful concept, you hold the key to slowly cultivating and developing the sound and musicianship which you desire in your playing.

As musicians, the music you most often listen to and the music that you are exposed to the most are influences which are directly reflected in your sound. Many of us do spend time listening to and investigating music we enjoy as well as music we aspire to play. But, employing a more focused and disciplined listening approach to your practice on a daily basis can deliver extreme results.

Influence Surrounds Us

Although it may sound extreme, the statement, "What you surround yourself with is what you become," holds much truth. We are, in essence, products of our environment.

We've all experienced it at one time or another. We catch ourselves borrowing words and expressions from the people with whom we surround ourselves. We adopt these expressions and bits of dialect from family members, roommates, friends, co-workers and so on. The adoption of these words, expressions and mannerisms begins to surface almost naturally in our speech. Anyone with whom we spend a significant amount of time is a potential influence. Television, movies, music, books, magazines, etc. can have the same effect and often set the trends which influence our lives.

This is because our brains easily and almost effortlessly process information which is repeated and reinforced. Many people make a conscious effort to ignore the influence of their surroundings. Even so, the information is processed and can be called upon as a use of expression and imitation.

Think about how a small child learns to speak: by constantly watching and listening to people speak. This is the main form of instruction. Through watching, listening and imitating, children eventually use their mouths to make sounds and form words that will soon become their voice of expression. In regards to music, Jeff Hamilton summed up this idea when he said, "We're the products of what we've listened to and what we've grown up with. Your influences become part of your personality." What we need to remember though, is that we have a choice in our surroundings and in the influences we select for our lives and for our music.

Listen And Learn

Music is contagious, and it doesn't take many listens before we become familiar with a given piece. Through heavy doses of the same music, however, you experience something beyond mere familiarity and knowing. You get inside and arrive at a new level of knowing, a place where there is a more complete sense of understanding. It sometimes takes many listens, but you will eventually start to learn and grasp what at first listen may have seemed incomprehensible and inconceivable. Once you get inside and reach this new level of understanding, it is not long before the influence of this music starts to naturally and convincingly surface in your playing. The end result is that we walk away with the spirit of the music and of the musicians involved. It is this spirit that can now live within us and be called upon for our own creative endeavors. As the late great Jeff Porcaro once said, "After a while, the accumulation of all the guys you copy becomes your own thing - hopefully."

The key to really learning, understanding and getting "inside" the music that you are investigating is concentrated repetitive listening. When you find that special recording that blows your mind, one that puts goose bumps on your body and/or brings you to tears: WEAR IT OUT! Listen to it for weeks, or more, exclusively! My automobile has turned into one of my most productive practicing/listening stations, where the music I am investigating goes into heavy rotation. I've listened to the same material almost exclusively for months at a time.

Ideas for Productive Listening

Try using some of the following listening approaches.

1) Purchase a recording of one artist, group, drummer or style at a time. Don't try to analyze the music or the playing at first listen. Just enjoy it. This way you won't overlook the most important elements: the spirit, emotion, attitude and mood.

2) Take your time when you listen. Spend weeks, months or longer listening to and immersing yourself in just one recording at a time. This is key - an osmosis-like method of learning. You will find that this concentrated listening approach alone will positively influence your thinking and playing.

3) It is oftentimes a good idea, however, to listen to and focus your analysis to just one song at a time, as opposed to trying to digest a whole CD in its entirety. An entire album of new music is sometimes too much information. If a piece of music which you are studying is very difficult, it may be wise to repeatedly listen to and analyze one small section at a time. This way, you can slowly work your way through any given piece.

4) I highly recommend focusing, learning and memorizing the melody and words - if there are words to the music which you are investigating - instead of just focusing on the drums. Doing so will give you insight into why the playing around the melody works, as well as help you to better learn, memorize and remember the music.

5) Listen carefully and ask yourself what are the elements which make the playing excellent. Listen for attitude, emotion, dynamics, dynamics within the groove, subtle fills and embellishments. Listen to the sound of the drums, tuning, drum sizes, effects, the size and weight of the cymbals, the use of drumsticks, brushes, bundle sticks etc.

6) Try listening to your favorite recordings through headphones. What you hear might surprise you.

7) When listening with the intent to learn a specific groove, fill, solo or what have you, remember the rule: "Can't Sing - Can't Play." Listen repeatedly to whatever it is that you are learning until you have memorized it. If it is in your head and you can sing it, then you can more easily translate it to your instrument.

8) Finally, something for the hard-core music lovers and enthusiasts. Analyze your favorite recordings in the following way: one song at a time, focusing on one instrument at a time. Focus on, for example, the bass player. Listen to and focus on every note that the bass player only plays from the beginning of the song to the end. Next, pick another instrument. Listen to and focus on the entire performance of that instrument and what part that player plays from start to finish. Go through every instrument that you hear on the track, focusing on each instrument and what each player plays as they navigate their way through the tune. This is a very insightful exercise that sheds light on the elements that make a great performance. I recommend listening to each instrument play through the entire song several times. You might be surprised at what you hear.

Recommended Listening

There is an overwhelming amount of recorded material that we can listen to for information, inspiration and enjoyment. Listen to and learn first from music you enjoy and the music you are passionate about. Then, slowly start to learn other popular and essential styles. Research and find out which are the "must have" great recordings in each style that you plan to investigate, and begin your journey.

Fellow musicians are all always eager to share their thoughts and information about music, influences and recordings. You'll find that many musicians will recommend many of the same albums in a given genre. When I take a lesson or meet with drummers or another musicians I respect, I always ask them about their influences and what recordings they recommend. If there is a specific recording which has been highly influential, or one which has touched them deeply, I want to experience it too.

As you investigate new music, it is easier and more fun to spend time with recordings that interest and intrigue you in your current phase of development. Whether it's Philly Joe Jones playing with Miles Davis, Zigaboo Modeliste drumming with The Meters or Jose Pasillas playing with Incubus, listen to whatever puts goose bumps on your body and accept new music and new styles with an open mind. I had always heard about what a masterpiece John Coltrane's A Love Supreme is. The day I brought it home from the record store, I listened to about the first fifteen minutes of it before it was laid to rest on a shelf for many years. Although it is a great work, it crossed my path at the wrong time. I was not ready for it. It was not until years later that I was able to start to understand the beauty of this recording and what makes it the great work that it is. Upon that realization, I also realized how much I had grown.


There are many great drummers, past and present, who have had very little, if any, formal training. We often describe these players as "self-taught." It is these individuals whose desire to learn has led them to set their sights on the joy of developing, playing and creating music rather than the frustrations which can accompany the life-long journey of learning. It is listening which is the key ingredient in the self-taught player's development.

We are all, in a sense, self-taught. Whether we've received formal training or not, we all learn every day by watching and/or listening to live and recorded performances of other musicians. Listening, is the key ingredient which teaches us the "language" that eventually enables us to communicate musically in whatever setting we choose. Just as we expand our minds and gain knowledge from reading books, articles etc., as musicians we reap similar benefits and can gain a wealth of knowledge from listening alone. Ultimately, you are what you listen to.

As one profound thinker, Mehdi Fakharzadeh was quoted from the book Nothing is Impossible by Roy Alexander, "Pay attention, and you can learn to fly with another's wings." That is how the process starts, and you eventually run with the idea and turn it into something of your own. Most profound ideas and things that are beautiful or significant are often documented. How could you ignore that? Listen, listen and re-listen to the masters of the past and present whose work is documented for your enjoyment and inspiration. It is all out there for you to take in, learn from and enjoy. When it comes to your development - in all aspects of your life - you are in charge. You set the pace. You hold the key. Stevie Wonder, one of my favorite drummers, summed it up well when he sang, " Do yourself a favor, educate your mind, get yourself together, hey there ain't much time."


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sounds good....

here's a little something for all to read...

Everything To Me

I grew up in sunday school
I memorized the Golden rule
And how Jesus came to set the sinner free
I know the story inside out
I can tell you all about
The path that led Him up to Calvary
But ask me why He loves me
And I don't know what to say
But i'll never be the same
Because he changed my life when He became...

Everything to me
He's more than a story
more than words on a page of history
He's the air that I breath
The water I thirst for
And the ground beneath my feet
He's everything, everything to me

We're living in uncertain times
And more and more I find that i'm aware
Of just how fragile life can be
I want to tell the world I found
A love that turned my life around
They need to know that they can taste and see
Now everyday I'm praying
Just to give my heart away
I want live for Jesus
So that someone else might see that he is...

Everything to me
He's more than a story
more than words on a page of history
He's the air that I breath
The water I thirst for
And the ground beneath my feet
He's everything
And looking back over my life at the end
I'll go to meet you saying you've been...

You're everything to me
You're more than a story
More than words on a page of history
You're everything to me
You're more than a story
More than words on a page of history
You're the air that I breath
The water I thirst for
And the ground beneath my feet
You're everything to me
Lord, you're everything to me

hmmm everyone is soo busy...
can feel that ppl around me are all sad on the inside but putting on a really brave front on the outside...hmmm
how i wish i could help sometimes, especially to those really close to me...but hmmm
anyway it was a nice day today :) chinatown was cool haha...

ur MOtherly MO....

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Friday, January 28, 2005


well, i see the need to blog here with my foto again. i know u guys miss me alot. it's okie. u get to see me once in a while here in ur bloggie too. so dun worry yea? ahahaha!!!! i am sick of rotting at home. but den... i am lazy to get outta my hse. gotta sleep. it's 340am. *yawns*

- lovely ying*wen -

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Thursday, January 27, 2005


Today is a bad day for Kok Hoe.

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seeking hairmodels

This goes out to all who reads this blog:

My bro is urgently seeking hairmodels for his hairshow at Wisma. Preferably Tall pretty girls who move well. at least 1.7m and above.

He will be doing classic cuts, so no worries about looking like a mad woman after the show.

Think you or your friends fit the bill? introduce them to me! ASAP.
thank you.
Interested parties pls call or sms me. Love yA!


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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

hahahahaha! just kinda funny
By Min

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bom boom bom boom

ha oooh what a day...

sala got his wonderful birthday present frm the SAJC BAND! HAHAoh well i guess this is the present tt we'll all rmb for all our lifes man :)

hmmm what a day what a day...had soo much fun running...making myself out of breathe and tired hahaha then met deon dre and gang at the finishing line ha ooh guess what nxt?? hahaha i went to peeeeeeeee hahaha was reeeening!!!! all the way frm the start la...thanks to kok sooo kan cheong spider say wana wait for me then donno go where...lucky got uncle...hahaha but sorry guys i ps u all half way through...bleh...

hmmm felt like quiting schl since the last few weeks hah wanted to do somethings more meaningful...and of course do what i i know i sux at it...but so what i love music man...hmmm but i guess its neva possible....

oh well i think i'm going mad...always at the extreme...either i refuse to really talk or i talk and talk and talk and irritate lots of ppl....hmmm i think the aust trip is like so toot...hmmm i donno lay can't really describe what i feel about it...wonder if i can really enjoy the trip...with so many conditions to abit to and all ai...hope to be playing my trombone dy...bleh...seriously miss my sweet darling man...right cool dude dre?? u miss ur sax too huh...bleh...

i'm really really gona miss u guys man 87 peeps...and course uncle and my dear mentor too...hmmmm

ur MOtherly MO

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Monday, January 24, 2005

time to confess



I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!


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Saturday, January 22, 2005

cool dudes of the dudes!!! we have a big tall dark handsome new dude! heh REAGAN!!!HAHA

oooh saturdays is a day of tuba and more and more tuba for me man...hahaha hmmm oh what a day... so sad to have CHOOSE players for our band com...oh well its kinda no choice huh...lets hope the J1s understand and forgive us.....ha hmmm since we have soo many ppl now...shall come up with a schedule....make u ppl clean!!!! haha SLAVES!!! hahaha nola...hmmm i think i'm going bonkers dy...or maybe i'm there dy haha ooh my my.....

hmmm ur MOtherly MO :)

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Friday, January 21, 2005

third one.
By Min

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another idea.
By Min

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concert ticket. rough draft. tell me what you think.
By Min

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

guest appearance no. 1 2005

wahaha.... i still got the power to blog here... =P so i shall excercise that power.. =D

i got nothing to say! =(

haha... fine la... school's not bad la... besides it being boring.. been getting up to quite a bit of mischief lately... they're teaching at super slow paces for maths and physics.. but chionging like crazy for chem la... otherwise all other lessons are.. ZzzZZzz..

it's good to hear that you all got a multitude of J1s this first intake.. haha... hope they'll all stay huh.. SR got about.. 30? yea... as usual.. standards quite low... got no horns and no euphoniums in J1.. well. having camp starting from tomorrow... until sat. =( no hari raya holiday for me. haiz. haha... can't stand it man... kerui (our president) is like trying SOOOOO hard to get J1s la.. i can't believe he's so enthu especially since he's from MHSS and could easily have gotten into SAJC.. like..why is he happy in SR? i need to go find out. haha...

ahh!! tomorrow got chem test. and the start of band camp. and cross country practice... oh. in SR right.. our cross country is called "road race".. and we run along hougang ave 2 and through the private estates back to school... quite dumb la... but since i got caught for walking the last practice.. looks like tomorrow must really run liao if not kena even harder... bleah.

hmm. besides being late for the third time today(and sprinting across the carpark away from mr. philip "bulging eyeballs" tan (the DM))... nothing much of interest happened to me. life's so monotonous. i need to look forward to something. haha...

oh wait. some 88.3FM deejays did drop by for chinese lecture today to try and promote their station. but i couldn't really understand what they were saying so ended up dozing off also. oh well.

and peh isn't gonna allow me to play for the concert in march. what a bummer.

OOM AH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Last Samurai,
Tee Liang Shi

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Sunday, January 16, 2005

time for you. Yourself.

Hey ppl,
i'm at work now. its not so busy today, so i was surfing the net and came across this. HahA.. i guess some of you may figure people who read books like, "Improving yourself", "HOw to make your relationships last", blah blah, are plain losers. Honestly, everytime i visit MPH i'd eye people who pick up such books, skeptical about the exciting lives they might lead. But then again, i'm a sucker for such reads too. heh, i guess its a taurean trait. We need to find out what the hell we're supposed to do with our lives, or die trying to get about it. Anyhows, judging from how stressed some of you seem to be over studies and all.. perhaps this little entry i lifted from the net will help u ppl work through those nerve-wrecking thoughts..

Sometimes, change is good.


=CiA =

Make a Break

Sometimes we find that trying something new is hard because it's, well, new. Often it's helpful to act as if you've already made a change, which in and of itself can lead to change. "Research has shown that the mere act of smiling, even when you're not happy, can actually change your brain chemistry," says Miller. "Therefore, it's been hypothesized that if you behave as if you are already in a new role, then you can begin to authentically become that person."

Role breaking takes some strategizing, says Dr. Luepnitz. "Most people whose personas seem to shriek Funny Girl! or Miss Fix-it! have been playing that part for years, and they've trained friends to react to them in a certain way. So it's important to realize that you created the type, and therefore you have the responsibility to creatively and persistently turn it around."
Try humor, suggests Dr. Luepnitz, such as using a birthday or New Year's resolution to joke dead seriously about the new you. "Make a toast and tell everyone the rules of the New Me: 'No one calls me before 8 a.m. to discuss romantic woes or anything less dire than a terrorist attack in my own backyard.'"

Once you decide to make a change, be prepared for mixed reactions. There's the best friend who insists you can't possibly be interested in applying for that job in sales because you've never been the bubbly, outgoing sort. Or the husband who encourages you to go back into the workforce after staying at home with the kids, then complains that you're never around when he needs you.

In most cases, critical comments are more about what's at stake for the speaker than they are about you. That's because your changes inevitably create loss for others, explains Florence Isaacs, author of Toxic Friends/True Friends: How Your Friends Can Make or Break Your Health, Happiness, Family, and Career. "People worry they'll be dropped by the wayside," says Isaacs. "If you win the lottery or get that degree, they're not where you are anymore."

When you foresee an unsupportive response, lay some groundwork, advises Michele Weiner-Davis, a family and couples therapist and the author of Change Your Life and Everyone in It. "You can say, 'I know you might have some difficulty with the change I plan to make,' or 'You might not be expecting this, but it's something I've been thinking about.'" It may help to reassure him or her that you're going to continue to hold up your end of things, that the family or the person is still a priority, she says.

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Saturday, January 15, 2005


Ave been listening to a great influx of songs lately and reading many interviews.

Heres a song which comes from Sister Hazel, its wonderful. Anyway Andre introduced the band to me, and I just like their messages.

Sister Hazel - Champagne High

I wasn't looking for a lifetime with you
And I never thought it would hurt just to hear
"I do" and "I do"
And I do a number on myself
And all that I thought to be
And you'll be the one
That just left me undone
By my own, hesitation

and for the million hours that we were
well I'll smile and remember it all
then I'll turn and go
while your story's completed mine is a long way from done.

Well I'm on a champagne high
Where will I be when I stop wondering why
On a champagne high
I'd toast to the future but that'd be a lie
On a champagne high, high

Spring turned to summer
But then winter turned to mean
The distance seemed right
At the time it was best - to leave
And to leave behind
What I once thought was fine And so real - to me
And while I'm still gone
On the quest for my song
I'm at your - celebration

Btw, something that WUV from P.O.D said, "for those kids that enjoy playing drums, keep having fun and playing it for the right reasons". He was refering to enjoying the music. And haha it applies to all instrus? yeah, so keep playing and enjoying.


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Friday, January 14, 2005


hello peeps, back to blog again.
anyway are the j1s seeing this? ok so syf and our performances are coming up real soon. the schedules are really hectic and everyone is getting stressed over band and more over school. guess this is the best time to review the basics. still remember that mr glosz told us about how being in band is not about the gold medals, the money and glory u recieve but about the music the passion the enjoyment the entertainment and about giving it your all about the music aspect? yeah. i guess the stronger you push on trying to achieve the gold the more pressure you attain. if you do focus on getting the right sounds and enjoying the music you will concentrate more and attain more on the MUSIC side.

famous jazz drummer ben riley said in one of his interviews, " play wrong. the more you try to play right, the more tension you have, so let it go. you have to make a mistake to be right". DONT BE TO RUSH to get there. be patient and slowly built up. i;ve seen many j2s get over fustrated or disappointed because they cant get it right although the other are way ahead. dont blame yourself or your school's background or how others are putting you down. have a winning mentality and look ahead. get on with it and try your best to improve. the fact is, THERE IS NO BEST. there are no limits to your potential. stop, think through, ask if you have to then keep trying till u get it right. theres no point repeating mistakes again and again. another thing most musicians dont realise is that, sometimes are intentsive practice, we improve even better by taking breaks. dont over push yourselves in other words.

band pracs have been ending pretty late now adays? even im getting stressed up over ms k and stuff. guess ah jie is also facing the pressure. who the hell is angela carter anyway. (for lit students onli). anyway peeps treasure everymin and try your best. but remember studies are your piorities. but have fun too. its like the last year before you enter adult hood. so comeon have fun before you die. its ironic izzint it. sometimes the adults tell u to treasure your life and time and do wadever you want NOW, but then if you wanna quit sch and all they suddenly sae, hey you cannot be irresponsible yada yada, look whos acting philosophical. anyway other ccas are facing alot of pressure? i was talking to my friend from ICS and she told me they were not allowed to enter SYF coz they didnt have a medal before. dumb aint it? and badminton and track have been closed down due to poor performance. so wad about the passion in kids? the teachers aint fighting for them telling the students straight in the face," you want me to lose my rice bowl?" YUCK. wad an attitude. anyway treasure wad we have, at least we are still up and running.

ok guys, mainly i just wanna tell u, when you are at the most intense moment and when everything is very pumped up, the most relaxed person wins.


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Thursday, January 13, 2005


hey guys if you all wanna know the band prac schedule go to glosz's calendar website: ookay. it has been updated all the way from now till after syf so yep... :)


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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

sajc band

MOtherly MO mooooooooooooooooooos...

hmmm one of my four stomachs is down with sad...

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Friday, January 07, 2005

happy birthday julius

Lalala. Why is J2 life so dead!? Studystudystudy. Loser! Loserloserloser! Losers are cool lah, so cool!

Mummy! Why must you tell the whole world I swallowed my gum!? Wah laoz!!!

Found another obstruction done by the outta-way-and-ugly-useless fences. Can't move benches out conveniently anymore! Man!!! Just when the sports season is in! What's this!? And we're having open-air seats out there? Or are we having like cafe tables out there!? Hahaha. Quite cool huh with those umbrella stuff along the outdoor seats? Okay either ways, it's a waste of money. Sometimes you wonder whatever happen to intelligence.

Okayokay. Anyway the J1s are quite cool. So far so good. Seems that they suan me whole day. Why? Why me? Alrighty, have fun tomorrow. Concert's gonna be cool. Be decisive on the concert name please!!!


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Moses and his scandal. Tsktsktsk. SCANDALOUS!
By Min

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Finding that passion in you

How Do You Know When You've Found It?
If you answer yes to most of these questions, you've found an activity you love.

Do you lose track of time doing this activity?
Do you get excited just thinking about it?
Do you feel energized by it?
Do you dream about it?
Do you lose self-consciousness doing it?
Do you perform beyond your usual abilities when engaged in it?
Has your enthusiasm remained high over a period of time?
Do you seek out people who share this interest?

Reprinted with permission from Richard Chang, author of The Passion Plan: A Step-By-Step Guide to Discovering, Developing, and Living Your Passion (Jossey-Bass: A Wiley Company, paperback edition, 2001).


P.S/ Got this the web, which has lately become my best friend. And i thought it was worth some thought.. well, have you found that something which you love?

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Thursday, January 06, 2005

MOtherly MO's voice is verrrrrry hoarse

hmmm ever wonder what you really mean when you tell someone your parents your gal/boi friend your siblings tt you LOVE them??

for me it means so much tt i think i just can't really LOVE anyone..

oh well kinda confusing huh aiya read this...

Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects,always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres...1 Corinthians 13:4

so there.....

oh had a craaaaaaaaaaaazzzzy time with my bros and sis today haha min min marc aloo stuart Mr Tee ugly shirt boi ugly shirt boi's very very good fren salaaaaaaaaa oh iamenru hmmm should be all la can't rmb le...either i think too much on the way hm tt i've lost everything now or i'm jus damn tired...

oh well min min ar hope u'r alright man...swollowed ur gum right...aiyo...

ooh nice meeting u again ying wen!! and thanks for ur heh very special present hahaha hush hush k hahaha...tgc of urself man...hmmm not tt i'm hoping for a present of gift when u come back but we really did miss u man...

ur MOtherly MO

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Yingwen is BACK!!!!


eh... ppl. miss me right? yingwen is back from hk and visited sajc today. miss u guys so so so much. i really bought nothing from hk because there's really NOTHING special to buy from hk. i am serious. i didnt buy things from hk too. things that i can buy in hk for u all can be bought in spore too. so i dun see the point in buying something back. so sorry but well... at least u guys were the 1st i visited. touched? u all should be.

had dinner with my deonnnnnnny just now at harbourfront. well... i know many of u have already started to be HARDWORKING now that u all are jc2s. but do leave some time to gather together for a short dinner or stuffs so that u guys will still be as close as ever. okie? and know wad? yingwen is having breakfast with my deonnnnnny in sch tmr too. miss him so much. well, yingwen has nothing to do. ahahahaha!

eh... study hard and play hard this final year in sajc. i love ya!

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water bottles


Okay.. i got this from an email. But its important!!! pls read..


A dentist's wife has a tumor in her uterus and need to
remove it. Her doctor told them the possible cause of his wife's tumor is by some chemical which only affecting women.
The chemical mainly find in plastic water bottle. It is not
the water that affecting you but the chemical releasing from the bottle.

You must check on the bottom of the bottle there is a
triangle sign
and there will be a number on it. Make sure the number is higher than or equal to 5. Then this bottle is saved to use. Whatever number under 5 will release the chemical. For most bottles, the number is 1.

Remember to check and stop reuses those bottles.


eh.. i think this is true. So do check ya bottles.. tupperware bottles have numbers equal to 5 (like the one i'm using. its ugly.. but healthy :D), so its safe. Not too sure about other brands.. So STOP using those $1 mineral water bottles as your permanent water bottle!!!!


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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Hello General Public

Hello my ex band friendies. Due to my impending NS, kaiallard has decided on the excellent idea to moblog to maintain his sanity at a reasonable level. Kaiallard thus is going to moblog. Initially Kaiallard did not entertain the idea of blogging. However, Kaiallard has decided that blogging shall be one of the things he will do when he is in NS. Kaiallard wishes all a happy new year and happy studying, don't give up.

Oh ya. the linke...

Kaiallard almost forgot. Please visit often ty!

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Say Hey Hey!

ok. While waiting for yaofeng to finish sending me his Overture Jubiloso, i have decided to blog.
Nothing much actually.
Just that band makes the monotonous JC2 life in SAJC more exciting.
Its something i somehow subconsciously look forward to every week!
Say hey hey!

anyway TALKING about the stupid fences.

that you know who ah.
waste all our fun raising money to build the stupid barriers
don't know for what also.
We're going to move in 11mths time anyway.
What's the point of building such a redundant thing right in the middle
of no where.
It blocks up traffic in the morning so its so hard to walk.
you know who just creates more problems to solve existing problems.
I think the fence is suppose to protect us from the balls that might fly into the cafe and injure
innocent lunchers.
aiyah but if the balls really wanna fly into the cafe,
you think that short barrier can stop it?!
hah. i doubt so.

in order to solve the late assembling problem,
which is cos by the useless barrier to solve the balls problem,
you know who creates an even-later-coming problem
by removing the Elephant walk.



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sajcband Sajcband sAjcband saJcband sajCband sajcBand sajcbAnd sajcbaNd sajcbanD SAJCBAND hahahaha we rock huh...yea SAJCBAND ROX man hahahaha

oh well yea take the entry below me more seriously la ya its really useful and yea it works la hahahaha

oh yea something that i just don get it...why is it tt though we're higher than CO BUT our floor is still dustier than them...hmmmm so weird la...its like sweep liao then so fast dusty again...hmmmm

and suddenly there are so many ppl in the band room la hahaha gota start spraying some better air...air guards...hahaha hmmmm

another word of advice by the Veteren MO...pls try to conrtol urself and not use those oooooh disgustingly dusty and overused cushions anymore hahaha might get u sick if ya weak...hahaha

hmmmm wana go MG house to have a go at tt new Dart Board hahaha limited edition k! hahaha

and those black ugly barriers at the side of the cafe are really terrible la...hmmmm should get the soccer guys to wack the balls at it and rugby guys to train their tackles on it, hockey guys use their sticks to wack and wack so tt it gets really spoilt that ey have to replace it...and this time before they do it we shall wack up those them kopi or something so they can neva fix chor tang la...does not fit the chill out atmosphere of our wonderful sajc cafe neither does it match our schl U neither does it mean anything neither does it help us or protect us in anyway its just REDUNDANT...hmmm probably it is to signify the colour of our principals face and heart...hmmm

ur MOtherly MO

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Tuesday, January 04, 2005

2005 , here we are.

Hey hey hey,
these are the upcoming activities for band..

Chinese New Year perf
Performance for a certain hardware company
Alexander Hospital Perf
Istana Perf

and more to come!

Just wanna say, it's time to turn on to gear 5 to rev u'reself for the up and coming activities. Music making is only possible when ya peepz know your work. E.g when everyone knows their part so well and play it with rich, supported tones,in tune, clean, and most imptly with emotions. And to achieve that

1) Do your individuals daily
- Make sure its carried out properly. Warm up really well ( very impt ). When you've warmed up well, basically your lips are more than ready to do anything without struggle. Make sure u pick out all the details in your pieces, ensure that every single note is clear and supported, and the right sounds are produced ( USE THE JAPANESE BAND VIDEOS FOR REFERENCE )

2) Do your long notes DAILY
-Long notes are the instant solution to getting a full rich tone, no kidding. Make sure u've done some warm ups first. Ok you can do your long notes for basically any scale. Make sure you take in a lot of air and hold a very straight full tone for at least 12 beats. then simply just go to the next note.( while doing it make sure that your stomach muscles and always pushed downwards and outwards, this ensures greater pressure for the air to come out )

ya can do long notes in this pattern
-Low Bb scale
-Concert Bb,C,D,Eb,F
-Interval excersises
-Warm up patterns
yeah basically anything, just make sure its done properly.
Ya wanna build good high register, then do high notes and vice versa. YA CAN EVEN USE A TUNER TOGETHER WITH IT AND KEEP U"RE NOTE IN TUNE ( once you've tuned your instruments )
Make sure that the entry note is always clean.

3)Spread the word around to pracice and to do long notes! ( VERY IMPT! )

4) Keep smiling and be happy

My profound apologies for sounding very technical, buts its your technique that lays the foundation for your instrument playing. fruitful practices= fun practices

OK jut have fun and work real hard!


Benefits of long notes
-improves tone
-breath support

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Monday, January 03, 2005

sajc band

Hey people,

Hows 1st day of school, bet u people are real stressed out now. Dont worry its part of life man, whether you are 18,28,38,78, u will face time management problems. Time for studies, work, commitments like band, family and relationships will always surface. Lets learn how to handle it now! Yep, theres no such thing as no time man so lets study hard and cherish every moment of life itself. Time passes fast and soon the girls will enter work or uni while the guys go for Ns and then maybe also goto uni whether abroad of local ones. We will go our separate ways soon so cherish every single moment. Time is precious and if anytime anyone feels stressed just ask me to go to the band room to scream with me. haha. I'm stressed to man but wads life without stress?

Anyway, just hang on there and study really well and give yourself breaks once in a while. I'm worried but I know I will get through. Duno wad i m still doing online anyway. Just chill people. Get together and speak your problems. Sch rocks. Cept work sucks haha. yeah so chilll.


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1st day of 2005 sch year

hey peeps, how's 1st day of sch??? lectures again huh? lolx. i kinda miss lectures and tutorials now. it's okay, i will be back in sajc too. eh... thu or fri la. i miss u guys!!!! *muack*

- yingwen -

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Sunday, January 02, 2005

sajc band

oh man...i've already got tonnes of tears ready man...its 2005 and i believe its gona be a really emotional year for me...honestly when i came in on appeal to sajc i felt weird really weird weird in everyway man...but i guess i just fell in love with all of you guys man i grew to love the band too...hmmm oh well cya guys in schl tmr :) Lives are in the making here..........hahahaha

your MOtherly MO

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Yo ppl, me second time here.
Well, firstly, haPpPPPYyyy neW year to all of ya guys and gals out there. It has really been a fantastic and amazing ride with you guys for the past year. For the J1s reading this, well you're in for a ride this year manz.
So guys, we still have lots ter do for 2005 and i believe if we stick together like we used to, we can go against all odds and make SAJC band the way WE want it to be.
Well for those we actually bother setting new year resolutions (including me!!!), good luck in fulfilling them and i believe we can make it.


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