Today is not a random day. It is the first day of the new year, 2009. No, I’m not gonna make any resolution nor reflection nor confession.. :p I just want to share a clip I made as my way to welcome the 2009. So, here it is.
I love music. I enjoy listening to and playing it. But, most of times, I play instruments by ears, not by reading music-sheets. I can read notation (for singing, for playing a melody in instruments) but cannot play complex repertoires by sight-reading. I would rather listen to the tune and then play it.
Most of times, I only need to listen to the music once or twice to be able to play it. I can write down the notes by listening to the music. Continue reading
Last week, the fourth week, wasn’t much about ‘on break’, but mostly about breaking all kind of rules, regulations and barriers! I had to say I had my moments where I temporarily regretted myself for breaking those rules — for example when walking over the bridge and couldn’t continue or when I was stuck with my wheelchair in the alley of airport restroom — but those regrets only lasted 34 seconds each, haha, and after that I went back to my stubborn mode.
Should admit, I am not by-the-book kind of person at all. There’s something so satisfying about breaking. But it doesn’t apply to all kind of breaking rules behaviors. The satisfaction is not related so much to breaking for the sake of breaking. I am pretty much into gaining optimal experience with optimal pleasure. When breaking is necessary to expose me to the richness of life experience, then I’d do it. I also don’t believe that truth lies in rules/regulations. When breaking is necessary to reveal the truth, then I’d do it. And when breaking is a must to reconstruct new meaning, then I’d definitely break. I break and continue to break, when I feel the need to do so. Does it sound horrible?
A compilation of various videos of PowWow dances performed at the ASU’s 21st Annual Spring Competition of PowWow, recorded and edited by M Lim, Tempe, 2007.
It was one lovely Saturday evening in April when I had my first visit to a Plains Indian powwow. As I entered the arena, I could hear drums’ beating merged with men’s singing a unique tune. Continue reading
Wish you all the happiest holidays!
See you next year!