=408= Words of Joy: Great Weekend

It had been one of the best weekends i had in such a long time. First, grateful for someone. Really give thanks for the conversation we had on Saturday. Really nice sharing and learning from each other. Okok, i will watch out and set clearer boundaries. HAHA!

Then, I bought $70 worth of cameras. 2 cameras! The Canon AE-1 with the 50mm f1.4 and the Yashica Electro 35 GT. REALLY good deal considering how good the conditions are. I bought my first roll of film. The Ilford HP5 plus. I really hope the shots i have taken will turn out well. The Yashica’s focus, just stuck though. 😦 Hope it will be cheap to fix.

Then, nice dinner with the cell. I give thanks for people that I can just spend time with.

Then, last minute upon last minute stuff, I wanted to teach Faith sound and let her try like the board during service. The plan was that i let her try then I supervise/advise. However, Daniel hurt his knees, So he asked me to sub him for drums. So i just played lor. I then asked a few people if they could come down to help Faith with sound. Thank God there were. Javier is really cool and willing to learn and help. Andre taught them quite a few things as well. Then, there was actually this part where only Faith was at the board, so i just thought that she would do it, but she backed out because she wasn’t confident. I honestly believe that she can do it one. I mean, she picked up SOO fast. It was just a pity. I have faith that she will do a decent job, but she was just very unwilling. 😦 Come on!

Then during soak, I did visuals again. I am honestly not the best visuals guy, but because i am a technical with enough exposure, i kinda understand how to do stuff, so I was still able to do enough. I am thankful for so many gifts from God. I was able to manage both sound and lyrics.

Worship was nice, I mean, we made SOOO many mistakes. Oh well! More important that we worship God. SO yeah, stop looking at your flaws Kelvin, look at God.

Then, cell was AMAZING i tell you. We had the most wonderful discussion with my cell, tackling questions about our faith and answering hard questions. One thing that was cool was us giving examples and characters from our lives. We told them stories of spiritual giants that went before us. We told them about K and how he tried to honour both God and his mother even though he was called to full time. We told them about E and how she gave up a scholarship to go for a mission trip in a land where she was in SOOO much danger. They were all in respect when they heard stories about what they had done or sacrificed. There was a drop in volume when they heard about what E went through. Yes, it is good to learn from such spiritual giants.

A question about why God let’s such hard things happen to us and not just let us have not so hard things not so hard things. Wouldn’t that make us worship Him more? My answer was that he was thinking to linearly. His thought was God gives me what i want, then i will worship him more that if God give me a hard time. My question is this, if you only worship God when he gives you stuff, will you still worship him when he stops giving you stuff? How sure are you that such gifts won’t become idols? Next is, which one will build more faith? Simple things that will just make you thank God or hard times that will cause you to rely on God? It is like buying a kid a game console so that your kid will spend more time with you, it doesn’t make sense. your kid will be so happy and thankful to you for the first minute, then the next, he will be so engrossed with the game he forgets what his name is.

It was interesting to see that the kids has so many questions. Love the fire! I wished that someone would have let me asked all these questions when i was younger. I mean, when i was a kid, i wanted to know all this stuff as well. I just lacked someone that would give me his/her attention to my doubts until Aaron Kok. So I am really grateful to Aaron for keeping me in church and loving me and mentoring me back in Cool! Without him right, i doubt i will be half as serious as i am now about God.

Then, I am now a part of the Emerge Camp Comm. AHAHA! Well. Wah. I am so excited. HAHAHA! Just when i said i wanna be part of an event(back with Alpha Kick off) God provided! HEHE! Cool i guess. I am thankful for the chance to do such a thing. Kinda cool cause like i am now following the footsteps of Kiat. doing logs in a camp siol! The comm is wonderful! Looking forward to more stuff. I can’t believe that they are actually using the name that i came out with! AHAHA!

Lord, thank you for this nice weekend!

-Kelvin-

=407= Words Of Melancholy: Tired

Right now, it is a feeling of weariness wearing me down. Honest! Not any spiritual burdens etc etc. I am literally tired.

I never thought that I would get used to this kind of lifestyle, but it honestly isn’t that bad. I mean. Yeah. From a bystander point of view, it is like a hard labour contractor kinda job, in some ways it is! However, it isn’t really that bad at all.

I really think everyone should at least try such a job once. Learn how to carry stuff properly, react to problems and danger quickly and be alert to see who needs help. Be a technical basically.

Life skills I have learned ever since I became a technical:

  1. How to push flight cases without it swaying to the left or right.
  2. How to load cases up without it falling down.
  3. How to react quickly to danger or problems.
  4. How to walk fast and how to offer help.
  5. How to lift heavy items without hurting your back. (Thank you Esplanade)
  6. How to follow instructions. (Oh you have no idea how hard this is)
  7. How to interact with co-workers.
  8. How to speak when someone is helping you. (learned from a negative example by the way, you have no idea how freaking annoying some people are to me when all I want to do is to try to help them. Tsk. Unappreciative fishes.)
  9. How to tolerate people. (You have no idea how irritating some people are)
  10. How to watch out for others even though you are doing your own tasks.

These are honestly very very very useful life skills that will stay with me (I hope) for years to come. My mum told me that my temper had been worse ever since my internship. Probably bah. I mean, technicals really have very short fuses. I try to be patient most of the time, but I honestly cannot stand bad attitude, hypocrisy and anger at simple/ridiculous things.

I know it is ironic, anger at anger. Just hear my out ok? I mean, COME ON! Can you please save your anger for something more worth your time? I don’t get it. Use your anger for more serious stuff please! Why get angry over things that can be solved easily? I hate it when people just cannot be a bit understanding and patient.

May I never be a person that I cannot be proud of. Lord, make me a man of God. A man after your own heart.

Thank you Lord for this 5 months.

-Kelvin-

=406= Words of Melancholy: Realisation

Today, I had a very hard realisation that we are really very different.

I honestly just wanted some attention and care from you. Well, looks like I am just always on the giving end. Does being stable and giving all the time equate to people thinking that I don’t need prayer and care from people?

Lord, I long for care and concern from people. Father, will you provide that?

Father, will you please satisfy me? May I never look to the left or right, but to you Lord. Father, stay with me, hold my hand, guide me, lead me to walk those few steps on water.

Thank you Lord! 🙂

Oh on another hand, I realised that I haven’t posted anything on Flickr for a while. Not because i haven’t shot in a month, but like I felt like I haven’t posted my works so i needed to get the output out. Like it is posting out, showing my work, then go make some more. SO yeah!

Here are 11 photos from Retreat 2016 that I am pretty proud of:

https://flic.kr/s/aHskDkSq5h

You will see some blur movement, I actually REALLY like it. A hand being blur doesn’t equate to a bad photo. Sometimes blur can help a composition. It was my first time shooting for a church event too. SO yeah, like I said, it was very different from street photography. It was capturing precious moments of posture and of people coming back to God and how the church loves people. Some of my proudest works. Haha! I am actually proud of most photos I post on Flickr. SO YEAH! Hope you will like them!

You can see two of my lens in action. the Canon FD 50mm f1.4 that flares and annoy the heck out of me and the Sigma 30mm f1.4 DC DN that focus annoys the crap out of me. Annoying lenses that I still love because they do give me good photos. So yeah! It is nice!

Thank you God for providing me financially for this hobby and passion.

All praise to God.

-Kelvin-

=405= Reflections: My Mel Years

Today, someone new came into our service. He was very friendly and was really interested to learn more about Christianity.

Then after service, he asked a bunch of questions. Like questions about Christianity and like how if he accepts Jesus, what would be the consequence of that. I started going through the whole bible history, trying to explain concepts of like justification and sanctification. Honestly, I would have been unable to answer all of that if I haven’t went through my Mel years.

What are my Mel years? It was a period of my life when I was only interested in the concepts and apologetics. As a result, I started reading SOO many books. I started reading about what we believe in. It was interesting. I mean, after being Christian for so long. I still didn’t understand a lot of concepts.

As a result of that, I began understanding and could at least explain and say what I believe in.

I still do ponder and think about hard questions. However, now, I have a deeper understanding about the history and could understand certain concepts. So now, when asked, it is a matter of thinking before speaking. I still cannot quote like statistics off hand of course.

I also began to realise that knowing and understanding doctrine isn’t as important as experiencing doctrine. So yeah! Though I still love a good insight about our belief, I believe love is more important than knowledge. So I will pour out more love than I will argue. If explaining and discussing such things is showing love, then I will.

You can check out my more Mel days on my blog! The earlier years are more intellectual and concept stuff!

Oh God, please protect J. May he be healthy and well.

-Kelvin-

=402= Reflections: Drum Cover

https://youtu.be/2vjXrS3KTDE
Just like the description says, I really wanted to do this for a very long time already. I wanted to do this even before I could play drums!

When I was in secondary school, I grew up in this era of YouTube stars. It was just this explosion of talent online that just wowed everyone. Everyone in class knew who Sam Tsui was and how cool his clone accapella for Michael Jackson was! Everyone knew who Tyler Ward was and how super duper nice his version of California Girls was. Back then it was the ship Tyler Ward and Julia Sheer days. It was the non-mainstream instrument battles, the incredible talents online just kept flowing.

Then I remembered one day, I watched Tyler Ward’s version of Club Can’t Handle Me featuring Cobus Potgieter on the drums. It was incredibly exciting hearing how the instruments blended into this very nice video!

Then, when I was Sec 2, my mum wanted me to learn something during my holidays. My mum was thinking of drawing, because, you know, I was taking D&T the next year. However, NAHHH, I told my mum I wanted to learn how to play drums and the rest was history!

I wanted to be the cool Cobus, I wanted to be as cool as Leb, so that was why I picked up drums! Haha!

It is interesting to see how my playing had developed over the years. First, I was only a score person. I couldn’t improvise or lead the band, because I was only used to playing to MP3s and following them. It is okay to speed up or slow down, because the song is static and won’t speed up or slow down, so you can still bounce back!

Then, in order to get over myself and have more confidence, I started to sing and play, this is so that I could keep time! Cause last time, no metronome one! So I asked Jon Wong how to keep time and he told me a unofficial way, that was to sing to yourself and play! So I practiced that! It did work for most songs, but for some songs, there is just this tendency to speed up when you are excited! Haha! Though, because of this, I started having more confidence and started to lead rather than follow! Playing drums to lead is hard I tell you! It was a journey full of self doubt and disappointment because I honestly knew quite little of music then. The lingo that they used was just confusing. I mean, what on earth is a walk up? Why are they spouting numbers? Aren’t I punching already?

Then, it was constant feedback from Leb, Josh and the worship leaders. I am blessed to have such leaders willing to teach and sharpen my skills! Though I admit that I do get a little scared whenever I see like Leb come towards the stage to debrief me! Though it is good! It means that I have more to work on and improve on and it is only because of all the advise and suggestions that I have gotten over the years that I could play the way I could today.

Then, it was the desire to teach. I started teaching quite a few people how to play drums and it was good! Like I uncovered some really good talents. Like Bro John, HuiShi, etc they could play Beats before I even instruct them! Too bad that I have gotten so busy over the years that I really don’t have the time to do so anymore… 😦

Teaching drums also made my ground my basics! I started practicing all the rudiments that I haven’t practiced since the first lesson of drums.

Then, Leb started using the click track during worship. So I started using it too. It was tough I tell you. FREAKING TOUGH. I know the metronome should be my Wife, my lover and my beloved, but wow, just cannot Sia! It was difficult, because by now, I was already used to playing drums while singing and following my tempo. Sometimes when we do like stop starts, we would slow down a bit, then when we go to the chorus, we would speed up a bit. All these felt natural, but now, I have to follow a standard time and learn how not to speed up or slow down. It was really hard because it was unlearning what I learned.

Sometimes I feel that learning music is about learning, unlearning and relearning stuff. When you first start out playing, they would tell you to use your wrist only. Then when you get better and have better technique, they start to ask you to use your fingers. Then when you feel like your technique isn’t stable, go back to the wrist. It is all about going back and forth.

However, slowly slowly I was able to! With two exercises! The ghost click and the offset click exercises. Both very fun and rewarding click exercises that everyone should know!

Then, last year, I took grade exam, so I tried to ground all the 40 rudiments and work on score reading and details.

That led me to change my preparation for worship sets. I used to just listen and go to set to play. However, during this time, I have to start to let the probationees try out, so I honestly don’t have enough time. So what I did was that now, I will sit down and write down notes for the songs. So that the grooves I play will be accurate and not just by instinct! By instinct is good, but, it might not be the best! So yeah!

That practice actually made me very sensitive to the details! Like I started hearing lines of guitars that were supposed to be played or like how certain notes were supposed to be sung differently for a particular stanza.

Then now that I am doing sound, I also start to understand how frequencies work with each other. How we need to fill up all the frequencies to make it sound fuller. I began noticing when the mix was a bit muddy. I began understanding quite a few things. It was good!

I can now support the band a lot better than I ever could.

The idea of this cover was a simple realisation that I actually have enough right equipment! I really wanted to film a cover when I was younger, but I didn’t have the right equipment. Like even with my phone, I still lack a tripod or a holder so that I can film! Then the problem of the audio as well! Like I can use my phone and put it very far away to capture the audio without clipping, but then, how do I film myself?

Getting into photography was a good choice! 😀 I mean it is still probably my most expensive hobby, but I enjoy it so much and I can do this now!

The video on my camera was really good and the in-cam mic is awesome! The compressor works wonders! I mean I am hitting really rather loud, but the audio was still acceptable! 

I wanted to do a Tenth Avenue North song, just because they are kinda like my favourite christian band right now. Oh yes, I do like them more than Switchfoot!

I think the most difficult thing about this cover was finding the right angle and lens. I wanted to use my Sigma 30mm, just because my ISO can be lower, but it was too tight. Hence, I went back to my kit lens. The composition was either too tight or the background was too ugly!

So yeah! I did some changes to the background! I overexposed the shot by 2 stops just so that I will be properly exposed, but I honestly didn’t expect that details in the highlights was so hard to recover. So yeah a mistake I didn’t expect! Something to note!

I did a few Creative improvisation. Like for the first part, the original had a triggered snare. I don’t have that, so I used the hats instead. Then I added some Toms to the verses just to add some flavour and my own playing into it! Recently, I have been doing the crash both one and two thing! Like I can get more dynamics and it sounds freaking cool! So yeah! Love that! The only fill I actually planned beforehand was the stop start fill! I actually like fills like this! Not too busy and perfect for the music! It’s when it isn’t busy that it is harder to be on time. 

The rest of the fills were played on instinct. That is really what it means to play in a band. To practice a fill so often that it becomes second nature to you to use that fill.

The audio editing process was good too. Learning sound really benefitted me. I learned how to cut the right frequencies and not just blindly cutting!

Well, I am pretty happy with the reception so far! Not a lot, but it is good! 🙂 so yeah!

I really cannot believe so many people dunno who tenth avenue north is!

Thank God! May I always be humble and serving you Lord!

-Kelvin-

=401= Reflections: Finding Dory & At Cafe 6

Okay. Great movies overload. I just watched two REALLY good movies. For me, At Cafe 6 rank WAY higher than Finding Dory! If I compare Finding Dory to Zootopia, Zootopia easily wins. However, Finding Dory is pretty good too!

So yeah, spoiler alert! Please just go watch At Cafe 6 before reading! Please! It REALLY is THAT good. PLEASE. GO WATCH NOWWWW!

Ok! Let’s start with Finding Dory. I don’t know who said that Finding Dory was basically the same with more on nostalgia from the first film, but I really don’t think so leh. This is really more focussed on the pain of short term memory loss and the pain of losing a loved one. However, this explains a lot about the character. Like why he was able to read/speak whale etc etc. This was really a movie about just do it and don’t think so much. The deceive moment and Carpe Diem. Well, the emotions were pulled at the right parts and the suspense and humour was good! I like it pretty much!

Now, let’s go on to At Cafe 6. Just wow. The funny thing was that I never even planned on watching that movie. My mum and I were about to watch finding dory then ghostbusters. Then my mum was like, “do you want to change to that?”

So we just asked and it worked! 😁 YES!

Thank Goodness we did. I doubt anything in the cinema now can beat this movie. It was the same kinda feeling I had with Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Spontaneous amazement.

Ok the first, the setting was a man walking in the rain with an umbrella. He saw a lady crying before a spoilt tire and asked her if she needed help. He then brought her into his cafe and made her a cup of coffee. He noticed her phone with messages from someone. He then asked her if it was a long distance relationship. He then starts to recount a story.

The first few parts were a lot like our times and Apple of my eye. Except! There was a clear definitive “I like this girl” from the start. It wasn’t a, “I like this guy but after hanging out with this guy, I liked him instead” thing. Or the, “I like this girl, but I don’t dare to say I like her” kinda thing. It was a “I like this girl and I want to chase her” kinda thing from the start.

This time round, the main guy wasn’t especially good looking. In fact, he was really normal/ordinary both in looks and in capabilities. And he doesn’t have that at first ugly then suddenly pretty/handsome kinda thing. No he was normal all the way. He wasn’t someone that is smart or like a big boss that could fight. He couldn’t play Basketball. There really isn’t much special about his character and because of that, you can relate to him SOO well. He was just a quiet person that loves to play around/doing dares. He stands up for his friends, even getting into fights for his friend. He was just a simple man that wants to get together with the girl that he likes. With all of that, you would really root for him. Kinda like Tsuru and Eri from Proposal Daisakusen.

The girl was very adorable and cute. I sometimes get REALLY annoyed when I see a drama and I see that the director or script writer had decided to make the girl character act cute. COME ON! No one likes someone that just acts cute. I think how to make a girl character cute and attractive is to have her act a bit mature but then actually have them have their own silly burst of awkwardness. Like in this movie, the guy was like “pinky swear!” The girl said, “How old are you alr? Still pinky swear!” After saying that, she still pinky swore with him. Smiled, laughed and rode her bicycle away! Then she always gets a bit embarrassed and looked away. It was very adorable and attractive! 

With his friend as his wingman, he was able to go out with the girl that he liked. Eventually, he made a promise with her that he would study and get into the same college as her. He then would get into a fight(same fight as the one above) and have a girl actually confess to him. When rejecting the girl, he told her that he liked Xin Rui and Xin Rui actually overheard him and gave him a hug afterwards. 

He then worked hard but still didn’t managed to get into the same college as her in Taipei.

He then tried to keep the relationship going by working part time jobs all the time and saving up money to take the train to Taipei to see her. They even do stuff like they would eat the same stuff even though they are in different cities!

You would then see an unravelling of what seemed like a beautiful relationship.

The girl, Xin Rui, started to mature and had quite a change in personality. She became more cheerful and ambitious. She started to try more things and discovered more and more. She fell in love with coffee making. She fell in love with magic. You will see her becoming more beautiful.

The guy, Ming Lü, was still a very simple direct person. He works hard to please the girl, but slowly realised how tough it had become. The girl with more dreams really wanted them to go to Seattle together to travel and taste coffee. However, Ming Lü, was probably unable to due to financial reasons. The girl really liked this cat, and when he asked the owner, he found the price too much. He received a crying call from her when she was afraid because someone followed her. He rushed to the train station only for the last train to leave. He took the earliest train there, only for her to tell him that everything was settled. Ming Lü probably felt useless after that because he was supposed to make her feel secure and safe and he couldn’t because of the distance. He then asked the girl what he want him to do now. The girl was a bit puzzled and said that “you already know what to do, don’t you?” Ming Lü just started asking quite forcefully.

After the whole thing, you will see him still thinking of ways to solve the problems among them and fix the relationship. He thought about giving her the cat, a phone etc etc. He even forced his friend to ride motorbike all the way to Taipei. It was then just a very emotional breakup. Kudos to the actors for acting so well and the director for having such amazing direction.

Then just when it couldn’t get any worse. He gave up on studies. Not only that. He received a call to hear that his Mum died. A back story’s on his Mum, his Mum was his only family. It was really heartbreaking after you see how his mum worked so many shifts as a nurse to support him. Then even supporting him in her own way. Disciplining while loving at the same time.

I laugh sometimes because I saw the character being so brave before a gangster, but so scared before his Mother. I mean a gangster would probably hurt him more physically, but why is does his Mother scare him more? Because his Mother actually loves him. He isn’t scared to be hit, but scared to be a disappointment to his Mother. His Mother worked SOOO hard for him only for him to disappoint her? It that how you repay someone that loves you and invested so much of herself to you? Of course not. That is why we as children should always hold our parents with Honour and let them have the authority over us.

So he walked away, wanting to be alone after receiving a consoling message from the girl. His friend came up to him to comfort him but he wanted to be quiet and alone. That led to a fight and Ming Lü eventually broke down.

Now let me focus on this Friend of his, Bo-Zhi. He is really quite a fun character. A more perverted Ko Teng, and a more funny and cute Taiyu. The friendship between them was just incredible to watch. From saving each other in a fight to helping out as a wingman to driving across the country in a typhoon while being sick. This character was so well thought out that the contrast between the characters worked out SOOO well! 

The last part of the story that he told was with a class gathering. Ming Lü asked Xin Rui to come and meet him. They seemed to have a good tension between them and the guy even asked the girl out. They went to set fireworks and the story ended there and it returned to the present.

Then it was the present, the cafe owner went home and on the letter was Xin Rui’s best friend’s name. Now t was when the audience went into shock. Did Ming Lü get together with the other girl?

NOWWW REALLY REALLY SPOILER ALERT AH! Below is the twist of the movie.

It was now that it was revealed that the Cafe Owner wasn’t Ming Lü, the Cafe Owner is actually Ming Lü’s good Friend Bo-Zhi. It was then that it was revealed that Ming Zhi took his own life and asked Bo-Zhi to help him fulfil Xin Rui’s dream.

Wow. It was such an amazing twist. Both UTTERLY depressing and funny at the same time. Trust me, you will understand why.

I loved how freaking real this movie was. The whole tone was a bit darker than its predecessors. I liked how the maturing if the characters. I like the mature way of handling stuff. I like how the characters actually work hard to keep a relationship going on. I like that it isn’t just a boy girl story, mixing in elements of family and friendship love as well. I like how this movie actually felt real and not just nostalgic. This really is at a different level from its predecessors.

I actually think that Ming Lü dying is a real option. I mean just look at him. He lost everything in such a short period of time. The relationship he worked so hard to maintain. His studies that his Mother invested so much unto himself. His Mother that he loved. Everything came crumbling down and I could totally see how his character developed was totally understandable even though it made his character less likeable and perfect, but that is the point! Not a fairy tale prince, but just a very ordinary human being.

It REALLY is a very good movie. If you just read everything and haven watched yet. Just go, you won’t be disappointed. It pulled me at all my heart strings. Wow, just wow.

Lord, thank you for this film!

-Kelvin-

=400= Reflections: Murphy’s Law Show

I just came back from the worst show I ever did in my internship company. Ironically, it was my first official show with the audio department.

The past few months, I have been with different departments helping them all whenever they need help. Only recently was I hooked to audio, but we didn’t have many shows. Quite honestly, I was feeling a bit inferior compared to my friend. Like he has been with them for most of the shows had more exposure all together.

I really wanted to do a good job you know.

Then, so many things went wrong. I did mic-ing up for the lapel mics for the speakers, I checked and mic-ed up properly, but SOOO many things went wrong. First, the Chinese man’s mic dropped and faced away. The Chinese man was mumbling. One of the speaker’s mic belt pack dropped. Honestly, having my boss there just added more stress. -sigh-

Not only that, the speakers were not told to come back to the sound board to be mic-ed up or de-mic-ed, so I had to run all over the place trying to find someone I never seen before and mic him up/de-mic him.

Not only that, the speakers were not told where to go after their address, so some stayed on stage while some went off stage. There was some miscommunication between my boss, the client and my A1, so I ran up on stage when I was not supposed to.

As a result of the speakers not being told where to go after their address, one of them actually left without being de-mic-ed. -sigh- I almost lost a microphone. I didn’t even realise until the client asked, seriously, the chaos was just too much. 

Beyond all of that, there is more. I kept getting different instructions from people. One person told me to clip higher, one person told me to clip lower. One person told me to move, one person told me not to. Come on! Not only that, instructions are given late and when I need to do something, by the time I can react, it was too late already. Just come on! 

Some of them were even impossible instructions. I will not mention anything. Just strange instructions that are given and it was strange because of a lack of technical background and knowledge. It is ok and understandable. So I won’t rant on this. 

Ok, enough griping and ranting. Let me be a little technical and professional and think of ways to improve the flow of things.

1. Instruct/brief the speakers clearly and properly.
Tell them clearly where to move, which side of the stage, stay on stage or off stage etc etc. Movement needs to be rehearsed and told. Instead of like running to them when they exit stage left. 

2. Have the speakers come to the sound console to be mic-ed up.
Come on! As if my job wasn’t hard enough, I had to hunt for the speakers EVERY time? Come on! Having the speakers come to me, not only makes my life simpler, it makes everyone’s life simpler. You can do your briefing there, I won’t lose microphones. You don’t have to hunt.

3. Settle things beforehand/make sure that decisions or instructions are clearly instructed and told
This, please. When one person makes a decision, tell everyone, if not we will all think different things and execute different/wrong actions

4. Have only one person giving instructions.
If the departments are split already, let each head give the instructions. If not, we will all listen to one person. Having multiple instructions is REALLY difficult to do anything.

I am really sorry Boss. I really really put in my best already, but it was REALLY difficult and not enough. I mic-ed properly, but it went haywire. Then I was told to do some touch up. I went up to do, the lapel mic was already in place nice and fine already. I am really sorry for this show. I will do better next time.

-sigh- Through all of this, I still have some thanksgiving.

Thank God that my supervisor was very understanding. He saw me depressed and asked me why. I told him that I was a bit disappointed with myself. I mean, I really did put in my best effort, but it still didn’t go well. Then he listened to my frustration and shared with me some stuff later on in the car.

The last part of the show, we had a change in speaker and it was this lady in a dress. My supervisor was supposed to mic her up, but he went to the toilet and the client asked. So I just went ahead to mix her up. The tricky thing was that her dress’ material was a bit filmsy and wouldn’t stay still. Then like we would normally put the belt pack at her neck at the back of her dress. Thank God she had a pocket in that dress and we just slipped that in. The last three speakers that I mic-ed were alright.

I can go home for dinner. Thank God. There really is no place I rather be at after a long day.

So yeah, even with this Murphy’s law show, I shall give thanks because God is good and he has loved me and blessed me!

Thank God! 🙂

-Kelvin-

=399= Songs I Like: Trip To Taipei

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uNCWPFHe78M

我搭車 從桃園機場到台北的路上一直都不敢抬頭
自從畢業了之後 那麼多年第一次回到第二個鄉愁
在這裡回憶太濃 那時候過的太窮
只有妳這個傻瓜 願意陪我吃泡麵啃菜頭
朋友都笑我 幹嘛躲在台灣延畢打工
做音樂難出頭 要做就不要在那邊哭窮
妳騎車載著我 到各大唱片公司投DEMO
承受的冷眼嘲笑 妳說是他們白癡加耳聾

只有妳會懂我 只有妳會陪著我
就算我的音樂別人永遠都聽不懂
我的作品 妳四處播送 驕傲地炫耀著妳的男友
雖然我知道 那些豬頭都只是假笑應酬
妳經常瞞著我說 公司的便當還剩很多
其實我都懂 妳不過想讓我吃飯能抬頭
陽明山上 那停車房三坪的閣樓
那是我們 狹小又貧困的嚴冬

在台北街頭 停停走走 不變的高樓
最熟悉的路口 殘留妳的笑妳的沉默
在台北街頭 行人匆匆 誰都帶不走
甜蜜苦澀都經過
那都是屬於妳我 曾經的擁有

成功的男人失敗的男人 背後都有個女人
連個生日蛋糕都買不起 那都是我的無能
我告訴自己 不能放棄 因為至少還有妳
要揚眉吐氣 別再讓妳爸爸媽媽弟弟瞧不起
搬到了台北車站旁邊的危樓 頂樓加蓋夏天都超熱
冬天鐵皮變冰格 客運開過都會有餘震
我錄音寫歌 妳躺著看海賊王就快樂
泡麵加滷蛋 猜拳洗碗今晚妳又輸了

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再搬到紅燈區 那裡房租都比較便宜
因為隔壁有 輻射發電工廠竊水等危機
我們用DV 拍攝紀錄生活的點點滴滴
我寫的歌曲 妳是唯一能背熟Lyrics的歌迷
贏了短片比賽 拿了獎金想帶妳去旅行
妳卻買了Keyboard軟體 要我繼續努力前進
當我被大馬警方通緝 妳阻擋著媒體
告訴我 這個難關一定會撐過去

在台北街頭 停停走走 不變的高樓
最熟悉的路口 殘留妳的笑妳的沉默
在台北街頭 行人匆匆 誰都帶不走
甜蜜苦澀都經過
那都是屬於妳我 曾經的擁有

過去再多的磨難苦頭 只有妳懂我
感謝妳陪著我一起走過 那些年的落魄

在台北街頭 停停走走 不變的高樓
最熟悉的路口 殘留妳的笑妳的沉默
在台北街頭 行人匆匆 誰都帶不走
甜蜜苦澀都經過
那都是屬於妳我 曾經的擁有

說好了不會食言 要一起直到永遠
許下了愛情誓約 怎樣都不會改變
在離開前的那一夜 我們都哭紅了雙眼
桃園機場留下的淚 卻成了永遠的道別

謝謝妳給我的一切 希望妳現在過得很好
You are my angel

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Who says Namewee cannot sing emotional/meaningful songs? This is AWESOME! Haha when I let Sam hear Namewee, Sam was like he is like a better Jay Chou! HAHAHA! Oh well, I do like him better than Jay Chou! Namewee for the win! 

-Kelvin-