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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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

best wishes

hey sweeties..
this goes out to my dearest juniors.. the J2 batch: esp DEON, HUIMIN, ALOO, ANDRE, MELVYN, and YAOFENG + KUMAR.

miss you guys loads...i'm really glad to see you all during band camp. anyway.. just do your best and very soon those swollen lip days will cease. Take good care of yourselves and i'll be rooting you all till the end.

Actually i can already foresee the outcome.. you all will do good.

All the best.

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Thursday, April 21, 2005

yo bandies, its the night after the late SCH rehearsal,

yes i've noticed that there's been lots of confessions being posted online. what i've learnt from this whole "leader" thing is that , for one to make a difference, one has to really really voice it out and let the rest hear. no kidding, if u keep things to yourself, ppl will just carry on blindly leading their own ignorant lives.
Many of us have views directed to the band regarding the up and coming syf and band experience, so pls hold on to your thoughts, as on the first night of band camp , we will have a serious band talk at SAV and settle ALL discord, unhappiness, low morale thing everything. Really bandies, if u want to make a difference, pls speak up to THE BAND about how u feel.
This would be an oppurtunity to set a direction for the band/ wake up call/ eye opener. so pls contribute.

With that i'll close this post,

good night and rest well,
Salahuddin Haque

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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

confession part 3

hey guys. yf here. ive rarely blogged and this is one exception tht ill make!
but guess 3/4 of the band will nvr ever see this arh! and i guess they will jus blindly carry their lives and this may be good in some ways !~
here is wad i realli feel:~
1) to all band members, im realli sorrie tht i myself didnt put in my 100% at the start of the yr, its due to my family and realli personal matters.and becoz of these realli bothered mi every single nite. and becoz of tht i realli wanna apologise to the band and essp to my jrs(mal,shane,jan and also may)
but ive learn to put it past mi and not let it affect mi tht much, and becoz of tht im realli happy tht i got frens like deon addi kok jason huimin aloo val may dorcas and many others!

i realli feel tht the band is morally very low and in kinda of a 'slump' situation~ i dud feel the urgency from pple ard.or rather, i dud feel some pple ard mi putting their fullest attention into this syf. why some pple jus dud think tht band is more than jus a ordinary cca. we're a damn family. and this cca is a TEAM CCA.its not a one man show, its not a j1/j2 batch show and its definitely not a MR GLOSZ solo show! it takes everyone of us to put in tht effort, nt jus the j1 or the j2 or the sl(s) or the leaders but every single damn one of us. i wanna work, im like addison, i feel proud playing for SA,no matter sajc or sas. SA is more than jus a sch... SA IS MY DAMN FAMILY WHICH I WILL SACRIFISE WADEVER TO BRING IT TO GLORY! AND NATURALLY.when ever i reflect back on life...and i see the great snrs and wat legacy they hav left behind,im jus like so ashame of myself. wad hav i done to be in the same band as they once were, pple tht i respect,benji, he has been inspirational to miand many others. when ever i look back at the snrs, they've been a batch tht motivates and reflect wad great fun to be in the sajc BAND! i jus wan to play the bez for sajc and i realli hope everyone is of the same mentality as im. the band morale is damn freaking low.... many things hav happen! but no matter wad. this is not the time to look at each other and jus seat back. now is the damn time each and everyone of us get our acts tog, wake up our damn ideas, put in the effort that all of us are suppose to put in. every single one of u bandits are as impt as im or as the matter of fact, anyone in the band.
i dud see why we nid anyone up there to be kicking our asses. we shld kick our asses. whether or not the leaders are there to motivate u or not, this is certainly nt the time to reflect abt this. we as jc students shld be matured enough to make decisions. and if u pple know tht u cannot committ urself to this great CCA tht ive known and joined, then pls....the door is always there.

SYF IS THT CLOSE! SYF IS THT CLOSE. i hope u dud see this as a lecture, coz ultimately i wan everyone of us to pick up from our low and get on. our target is visible and our target is near...we nid to move closer and get a clear and sure hit shot! com'on guys.... this is certainly not the sajcband tht ive know or admired yrs ago! and as SOOOO MANY pple said abt our blah blah blah potential! now is the best time to put potential out of the damn context and put in real RESULTS! hope wadever tht has happen will be the past. now is the time. look forward and push ahead for our target. i hope and wan this to be a memorable one! i jus hope after syf, and i can go to each and every single one of the bandits and shake their hands and say, this is something i will nvr ever forget in my entire life.and to each fren in the future, look at wad we did back in 2005 :D this is smthing i will keep it in my heart

we hav experience our low. and now lets push forward to reach for our high! i would do anything for SAJCBAND.... and i will push my self to get the bez results. and certainly, i hope everyone will. now lets put the past away....for the future is near.

ThE BanD sHaLL bE HeArD oN HiGh,
MuSic sHaLL TuNe tHe SkiEs,
NeVeR wiLL tHe MusiC diE!
LoNg LiVe tHe SAjc BanD!
AnD unTiL tHe EnD,
We'LL waLk HanD iN HanD!

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sajc band

to sajcband members...i hope that as the SYF day gets closer to u to me, that you all would treat every band pract like the SYF day itself...i've set my mind on working my guts out and give my everything even my health and all but not God to get our asses to the seats ON the stage of the Esplanade hall jus cos i want that nite to be a Saints Night... :) my aim is to meet my jnrs there, though i'm gona miss their performance but i guess its gona be worth
i think it would be a nice retirement gift for Mr Glosz as well, to see both his bands up on the stage of Esplanade my my how proud would he be...
Its only with every pract we treat it like the band com day itself that we'll be able to keep our cool and have a clear mind and perf to our max potential...are you with me or not? i hope and hope and hope that u are...but if u are not...then so be it don let me know...

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Monday, April 18, 2005

Confessions 2

Since Kumz started then i shall not delay mine any further as well.

Was keeping it with me for a very long time, wanted to tell that someone but i guess i'll never have the chance she'll just have to read it up from here. But some people have also already heard part of this.

Yup same as Kumz i came to sajc through band appeal.With lousy O levels result of 18, this was the only way to continue being a Saint since my education days at the Accension Kindergarten. But that time, i really really admired sajcband and wanted to be part of it and really lift the name of sajcband up high. I jus love the name of SA, be it sas or sajc.

Coming to sajcband, looking at how much suan boon loved his trombone ha it made me feel that heey i need to catch up with him in some areas man. The band was good yea though not there but i could feel that majority of them were trying and trying hard. People could not bare to leave their instruments even after practises. The leaders though not perfect or great or whatever, got my respects in their own special way. They were able to always show us what direction we were heading and though the road was hard and bumpy, i was willing to put in the hard work, i was willing to SACRIFICE what ever was in the way. i wanted to do it for the band, for the leaders, for my seniors especially and for myself.

When they left, we had the whole band room to ourselves :) we had our fun and our tears, kok stepped down, people left the band. The band was in a mess, the instrumentation and also the area. So we had spring cleanings! ha and people had to move to new sections...i was really sad at what those ppl who left had done to the band, the damage, emotionally and all. maybe they had no choice or whatsoever, i guess andre and i would really have to be strong and someday forgive their actions.

Firstly i must say that i don't know why i wana move to tuba also. maybe because i felt that there was a urgent need to and after all things would not turn out soo terribly wrong , everything would be alright. and Definately not for the attention or the hero status.I need non of this for being a child of God is greater than all.
I thought we could still be a really really Good band like before.

Then Andre came over to join me. how and why he came over, i did not know until somedays ago recently. i guess it was a really bad experience for him.i really really feel for him.

We being the band com batch, i had high hopes for sajcband, i've seen what the past sajcband had done and i wana repeat all that and show it all to our seniors. Make them rmb that they were once part of this and played under the banner sajccb.i wanted sajcband to be high up there, flying high.

but being a loser at handling the tuba, i had to know my limits. Besides not the whole band has the same desire and goal as i do. So sadly i was disappointed again.

Being a weak shit, i was really struggling at the tuba, i felt like i was gona die after each time i play it. After warm up with the band, i jus felt damn tired and drained physically and slpy. its worst than the 2.4km run. I believe Andre feels something like this too. I guess it was also partly our, or my mistake that i did not seek help from yu xuan asap.

The reason why i told the band that my passion has died for the band, i was willing to sacrifice band and all is that i've been disappointed too many times already. its like a love hate relationship. i love the band but after what the band has done to me, i cant bring myself to sacrifice for the band anymore. Being such a passionate saint and a saint for almost my whole life
to miss the soccer finals of sajc is really arg. to miss the rugby finals. and this yr to miss the soccer match, but look at what i've got in return, look at what the band has got in return. 2 ppl who arg. shit i have neva played for a 2 person crowd. look at the band today. it still sound almost the same as 6months ago. nothing has changed where is the improvement. I'm sorry that i sux, i was hindering the band frm playing big pieces but wth is that a reason why u ppl must stay stagnant??? that makes me even more insecure that a 80 strong band is gona play merry widow. 76 of u who can't control will be playing against 4 tubist and 3 are actually only tubist by name!? i felt that the band was going nowhere. we would not achieve what we could even if we work our guts out because it is too late already. good bands don become good bands overnight. wana talk abt playing music, enjoying music, being musical and forget abt the competition shit!? notice that its cos of competition that we work hard, we work on our techniques AND THEN we can get to play music, we can get to play for the person beside us, we can be musical. or else u think u can enjoy playing music when urself and the person beside u sound like a big hoard of mosquitos!? even if we talk abt musicality and playing music, has the band been practising because they wana make gd music together!? has it been the motivating factor to improve!?
hmmm stupid me in the first place the band has NOT improved at all
for those who did...then you'll feel the way i feel right now.
treat u all like adults, tell u keep the band room clean once is enough already, but look what happen can't keep ya bloody chairs properly, shoes everywhere, dirty the office all the time, throw weird stuff in and also EVERYWHERE around the dust bin. at home ur parents nag at u, class teachers nag, band leaders nag so i don wana nag abt the cleanliness also...can't u ppl jus rmb it for good!?

looking at Andre now i really feel damn sad. his parents starting shooting him abt his transfer at this time and alot of other shit which u ppl don't know. and i guess it wont make a bloody diff even if u ppl did. andre and i made mistakes along the way and that's the reason why we are here today and in this state. thanks to some ppl the band is in this state and shape and whatever we are today.

the only reason why i'm gona work my ass of again is cos i wana be at the esplanade with the band that brought me up, the band which disappoint me before but stood up time and again to show that i should not give up on them.SASMB.

its not complete somemore to come...its damn late already and i cant think straight anymore...wonder if i even know what i was typing...

MOtherly MO

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Friday, April 15, 2005


Dear bandies,

its been an awefully long time since i blogged lar..i think i haven't blogged here since the start of the year..Alright,the reason i've finally decided to blog,is for all band members to hear my confessions..don't mind as i'm treating you people as my diary,whether you people want to carry on reading from here onwards,is purely up to you.

School.around the same time last year..i came into sajc,like some of you..through appeal..mainly because,i didn't want to stay in SRJC..and i had no hope of entering any other jc's through merit.I had sucky O level results of 17 pts.All i wanted to do was to carry on being a st.andrew's i've been since the start of my education at accension kindergarten.and there was no other way in for me,but through band.Honestly,i was never very intrested in music at the start,when i joined band in brother who was a former member of both sas and sajc bands compelled me into doing so..another main reason was my injury,thanks to you-know-who..i got injured by friendly-fire in was not a slight knock..but one which caused 2 ligaments in my knee to chances of getting in through sports were also elimininated.I've gone through 2 syfs with sasmb,we won gold for both..when i finished my sec 4..i thought to a sportsman..and wth am i doing in band..until today,this very question still rings in my head.

Well,time passed,my studies went down the drain...i made sacrifices for the band by shifting to trombone..when i failed by promo's and got all O's..all of a sudden..many things struck me..
1)if i chose to going to do like shit for A's as my foundation was horrible.
2)when i repeat,im going to miss my j2 friends i treasure so dearly(alot of bandies included)
3)apart from studying well in the coming year..should i give way to my passion rather than my intrest/cca.
When i answered these questions..i then decided to retain and go have my knee operated on.As most of you can see now,i'm almost fully fit.and here comes the part about passion over intrest..i'm keen on music,but my underlying passion is undoutly being a sports person or rather a soccer player..

i'm really sorry that i've to drop this bomb..but syf/presentation night will be the last band activity that i'll be involved in,together with the jc2's.Band dinner of course..well,jc1's..i've had my 2 years..i think you all should have yours too...spending 3 years doing the same this can get quite boring ,unless its something your passionate about..the enthusiasm i had for band is just dying although syf is approaching..i'm going to strive for the sake of the band..its just 2 weeks sure i'll leave band seeing happy faces..people smiling with Glee..that we've achieved something..the jc2's+me..will be happy,to leave behind a legacy of excellance and sustained growth to the band..

lets make the coming coming days leading up to syf ones to remember,that will leave impressions in our hearts,minds and souls like footprints on sand..For these,are the days which we will one day..look back upon and smile and bring unforgettable memoirs.


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Sunday, April 10, 2005


You peeps eva heard of Bob? Anyway this dude here is respect man. To me he embodies what I would call passion for music. And his life was music and sticking it to the man. Anyway read some of his lyrics.. This song was written when he was diagnosed for cancer but refused to amputate his leg for performance purposes. Its the Redemption Song. He wrote many other songs and each albums has its meaning, esp in a place like Africa which has many politics, you could say he united his ppl. Well he wrote dont worry be happy and many others. So if you peeps can just go buy his album and stuff. Dont download. Nvm ha. Anyway his dead.


Old pirates yes they rob I
Sold I to the merchant ships
Minutes after they took I from the
Bottom less pit
But my hand was made strong
By the hand of the almighty
We forward in this generation triumphantly
All I ever had is songs of freedom
Won't you help to sing these songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had redemption songs, redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Some say it's just a part of it
We've got to fulfill the book

Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had, redemption songs, redemption songs, redemption songs

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear for atomic energy
Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look
Yes some say it's just part of it
We've got to fulfill the book

Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom
Cause all I ever had, redemption songs
All I ever had, redemption songs
These songs of freedom, songs of freedom


Exodus, movement of Jah people, oh yeah
Open your eyes and let me tell you this

Men and people will fight ya down (Tell me why?)
when ya see Jah light
Let me tell you, if you're not wrong (Then why?)
ev'rything is alright
So we gonna walk, alright, through the roads of creation
We're the generation (Tell me why)
trod through great tribulation

Exodus, movement of Jah people
Exodus, movement of Jah people

Open your eyes and look within
Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
We know where we're going; we know where we're from
We're leaving Babylon, we're going to our fatherland

Exodus, movement of Jah people
(Movement of Jah people)
Send us another Brother Moses gonna cross the Red Sea
(Movement of Jah people)
Send us another Brother Moses gonna cross the Red Sea

Exodus, movement of Jah people
Exodus, Exodus, Exodus, Exodus,
Exodus, Exodus, Exodus, Exodus
Move! Move! Move! Move! Move! Move!

Open your eyes and look within
Are you satisfied with the life you're living?
We know where we're going; we know where we're from
We're leaving Babylon, we're going to the fatherland

Exodus, movement of Jah people
Exodus, movement of Jah people
Movement of Jah people (4 times)
Move! Move! Move! Move! Move! Move!

Jah come to break down 'pression, rule equality
Wipe away transgression, set the captives free


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Saturday, April 09, 2005

check this out!

read this article, think its pretty cool.

Some languages, such as Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese, give speakers' ears a stiff workout. In these 'tonal' languages, the meaning of a word may depend on its tone, or pitch. For example, depending on the tone and how it changes, the Mandarin word "ma" can mean mother, accuse, horse, or hemp (a vegetable fiber used to make rope). All that ear exercise pays off for native speakers. Scientists who recently compared students in Chinese and American music schools found that the Chinese were nine times more likely than the Americans to have perfect pitch, the spooky and much-coveted ability to hear the pitch of a note without comparing it to another note. Fewer than one American in 10,000 has perfect pitch.
cool ey?

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Thursday, April 07, 2005


Team SAJC (DANCERS read this if you have the time too)

DAng! the sch doesnt really consider the cultural groups under team sajc. The cca board teachers are sports crazy and tt really makes us suffer... and DANCERS if you are reading this, bet it affects u peeps too.

Sure all of us have watched the TEAM SAJC video which they always air. Its really touching when i see different sporting teams fighting for their sch, OUR sch, fighting for their sch mates and fighting for their passion. Hardly is it them fighting for themselves. The image of the basketball and volleyball teams waving the flag and running around, and the sweet goal where Winston headed the ball in VJC's net, and the soccer captain waving his hands crazily in the air coz it meant his life to him. EVerything. Being a band member, i definately noticed the touching music they played while airing the vid. Its by Rod Steward, Sting and Bryan Adams. Im asking melvyn to upload it to the webbie soon. its really meaningful. its about us fighting for our passion, us fighting for our love, and how much our passion means to us. ok really its a love song but i think the title is meaningful enough already.


all for one. me and you. and you. and you. when you play your instrument, its not for yourself. when you dance, its not for yourself. In the bands case its for each and everyone of the other 89 members, for dance case, its for each and every one of the dancers. OUR CCAS ARE A TEAM. if we really wanted to just go on an indiviual basis, we could easily just take up solos. d-_-b

on our respective syf days. we will march out onto our respective venues, we will perform, for our sch, our friends, our passion, our honour and lastly for ourselves. after this i never know whether i will be in another band for the rest of my life. now that im young i must do what i love, i must make sure i do something for my friends and myself. All the blood sweat and effort must pay off. I love music and i will call it my love, my passion.

"Lets make it... All for one. All for love, all for one, one for all."


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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

a little excitement

there was a little excitement today.
a gigantic snail had invaded the female toilet behind the cafe.

it wasn't exactly gigantic but it was bigger than usual
and it so happened to have made its way all the way up to
YOUR eyelevel.
if you have noiticed, its on the pillar directly near to the entrance.
the moment you walk in and turn towards the cubicles,
it would be in your face, giving you the shock of your life.
it took much guts to take such a close picture of it cos
there was this nagging fear that it would jump out and attack me;
that black, slimey, "plak!" thing.

anyway, the cleaner aunty heard screams coming from the toilet
and came to have a look.
upon seeing the THE snail,
she took some newspapers and simply plucked it out from the wall
and set it free.. somewhere. lol.
she should be awarded the SAJC STAR cleaner award.
then you'll always see her face in a cute little yellow star everytime you enter the toilet.

its a good thing Huimin didn't come to school today. haha.

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Sunday, April 03, 2005 long...

one sound we make. one sound we create. we are the sajc concert band :)

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