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Since I last blogged in Nov…

Hey all!

Since I last blogged in Nov! I’ve been pretty busy.. I guess I’ve always said the same thing.. Busy… busy… busy…

Well firstly I was pleasantly surprised that I did pretty well for my results for my first semester… Honestly I thought I would have done pretty badly. Thank God I did my part. Only one subject I was really disappointed with but all in a a decent semester.

After the last of my assignments, I started packing stuff from my room! It was a treacherous one as I had heaps of stuff all over! Thank God I had enough boxes! Ultimately I would like to thank all my friends who helped with transporting and accommodating my stuff! Seriously you guys are awesome! Thanks to Doris and Leo too! For having me over to stay for the night at their new place! Which is so nice and cosy! Can’t wait for the house warming!

Flew to Melbourne for a week to catch No Sleep Til, which is probably the biggest festival I’ve been too! Heaps of awesome bands! I’ve a No Sleep Til album right here, for yo guys to check it out! The after party was epic too! Cause I got to meet some of the awesome bands! Wish A Day To Remember was there tho! None the less, meeting the members of Suicide Silence, We Came As Romans and August Burns Red was all ready Epic!!!

Was talking to Scott who flew from Malaysia just for the fest, and we agreed that what would have made NST complete was if Underoath and Amity Afflictions were a part of it! Would have been a show of a lifetime!

All in all.. my 4 months in Australia has been a life learning lesson in so many ways! I am glad that I get a chance to experience this and I thank my parents so much for it!

Love you mum and dad!!

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Underneath the skin

Behind the mask

Yesterday I was just talking to a good friend, a brother to me as well, and we were talking about how our actions can lead to consequences by the image that we allow people to portray on us amidst all the masks we put on ourselves, we might not realize or do not care about what would happen because of our actions. We may stumble people, cause people to judge, and building conspiracies against you, because you were not careful with your wayward ways and mistakes that cannot be undone, and cause heartbreak and lost of so many things that were long build memories and relationships which would take a long time to heal, amend, lost of accountability & trust or even lost forever.

I don’t know if any of you who are reading this have felt or experienced this way before, but through experiences I’ve had in my life sometimes we do not expect and see the goodness and evil that are around us, which does make us human after all. And we sometimes forget and know who our allies, brothers and friends really are. Just like a game of Mafia, where it’s about deceit vs. true honesty. Sometimes we do not realized till it’s too late that the true colours of people really show and hit a point of “I told you so” or “look at what you have done”

I am just so blessed and thankful that I came to realize who my true friends are and they are those who will stick by me, support me, will jump with me, and guard me when I fall or giving me advise when I’m uncertain.

I love you guys and we shall press on together. I do not want to mention names cause some of you will be reading this and you know who you are and you have been a blessing in my life. For those who are facing any uncertainties, problems I mentioned in the first paragraph, I suggest you look at yourselves at whether you are helping anyone or anything by judging people on the outside, and for those on the other end of the stick, do be accountable for your actions and what you may portray to others on the things that you do. You know who you are and what is right and wrong.

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Concerts to catch till the end of 2010!

Wahhah! Since I’m gonna be in Aussie for a year! I wanna catch music fests and concerts that WOULD never come to Malaysia… Sadly.. haha But I will be seeing em in AUSSIE! WOO HOO!!Here are like some of the ones that I can dig out in like 3 hrs of reading! Am sure there are more and I am super excited! 😀

So far these are the tour dates so far that I know of… Will be constantly adding more!

Sept 10 (Fri) – Bring Me The Horizon @ Hordern Pavilion

Sept 10 (Fri) – Bullet For My Valentine @ Hordern Pavilion

Sept 25 (Sat) – Parkway Drive-Deep Blue Australian Tour @ Royal Theatre, National Convention Center, Canberra

Dec 8 (Weds) – Jack Johnson @ The Arts Center, Sidney Myer Bowl, Melbourne

Oct 15 (Fri) – Paramore @ Sydney Entertainment Center, Darling Harbour NSW

Music Fest:

Stonefest

The Falls Music & Arts Festival

Soundwave Festival

A Day On The Green

Big Day Out!

HomeBake Festival

Future Music Festival

Good Vibrations Festival

V Festival

Parklife

Stereosonic

Defqon.1 Fest

Four Walls Festival

Splendour In The Grass

Days Like This

Trackside Fest

The Pyramid Rock Festival

Summadayze

Goldenplains

Melb Fringe Fest

Meredith Music Fest

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Holidays so far & preparing for migration…

Hey guys!

It’s again been a long while since I’ve blogged in this space! Don’t worry guys! This blog will not fade away! It holds lots of memories and important dates just like a personal Autobiography that keeps on writing until the “ink” runs out.

Well I’ve been on holidays since my exams and presentations ended on the 25th of May. I’ve to refer to my diary to keep track of my dates! hahaha… Even’t I don’t remember! Since holidays started, I’ve been busy with gigs and also recordings with my band An Honest Mistake, and the occasional session with A Ruthless Cleansing & Diandra.

Yesterday’s gig was super fun! An Honest Mistake was the featured act brought to you by Monsoon Records Vol.4. It was definitely a great set, comments were, the band was tight, great sound (thanks to the awesome sound man at Laundry) and everyone, including ourselves enjoyed the show!

AHM @ Laundry Bar, presented to you by Monsoon Records

From left: DarrenTeh (Guitar), BaldwinChua (Keys), LeonardChua (Lead Guitar), KevinTan (Bass)

Leonard Chua

Leonard & Sheryl - Best picture for the night!

Myself! the Emo violinist ;p

Awesome photos by Brendan Lee! You can visit more of his photos for the night here, and do visit his webpage as well here!

Other than music, I’ve been busy preparing myself to get ready to head to Canberra to further my studies, will be waiting for my results to be out hopefully by next week! If all is good and no hiccups then I will be flying on the 1st of August and arriving on the 2nd of August.. on my 21st Birthday… what a way to celebrate it on foreign soil… alone… SAD!

My friends and family were saying that they wanted to celebrate it earlier haha… My wish is actually to have a concert for my birthday…. Guess it will be next time then when I come back! Not to fret though, cause I’m only there for a year, so I’ll be back in the beginning of July 2011!

fly away to a new place.. like birds migrating to a new home...

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It’s definitely love at first sight! Hello iphone 4G, sorry BB…

Have you seen a more beautiful gadget than an iphone 4G? Am in Love!

Gosh! I’ve never seen a slicker, prettier, classy, stylish, functional phone like the Apple iphone 4G.

Gosh… improved functions, better camera, HD vid recording, Retina view improved, Multitasking… wow… just wow… Great Job Steve Jobs! (Lol yes lame…)

Gosh.. it would be a nice 21st B’day present *Hint… hint… ;p

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New trends in Warewolves?

You know in High school you have the Jocks, Goths, Cheerleaders, Musicians, Asians and those stereotypical characteristics from each groups that we see in Teen movies? Well… mix that with Twilight and you get real werewolves?

Check this vid out! (extracted from: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6RSUp6/techland.com/2010/05/24/warning-teen-werewolves-spotted-in-san-antonio/)

Hmm… what happens when they meet Vamps? lols!

Vampire Kids by Freaky Egg

This is what I think ;p (not so drastic la… XD)

Any “NEW” Trends that you guys can think of in society?

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What’s currently playing on my iTunes! / Miri Jazz Fest 2010 promo show!

I guess playing the violin in a band has been a pretty great experience so far with awesome band mates where we can learn and support one another and most importantly have fun!

An Honest Mistake at Elevate Titiwangsa

Since I have been on a exploration adventure from middle last year till today and I’ve been submerging myself into much heavier stuff and deeper waters and it definitely has been rewarding skill wise and also on my music knowledge i mean from 5000 songs to now 15000 songs in the span of almost coming to a year!

These are the bands that have been playing over and over on my playlist, in my car and just chilling at home. If you haven’t heard any of these bands do go and listen to em! they are awesome!

Envy On The Coast

Scary Kids Scaring Kids

Janus

Saosin

Brokenscar

Limp Bizkit

Matt Wertz

Well theses are just some of the artists I’ve been listening to, but these artist definitely got me hooked to lots of awesome new techniques and inspirations in my violin and guitar playing.

Can’t wait for Limp Bizkit’s new album and I just found out that Soasin has parted ways with EMI/Virgin and are now unsigned. Hope that with them going DIY it will unleash more awesome stuff from them with no barriers and no limitations by record labels!

Well… thats all for now! Heading to the studio to jam with an up and coming artist, Diandra who will be playing this coming Friday at Laundry and Saturday at KLCC for the promo show at the Miri Jazz Fest, and I’ll be her secessionist for this weekend!

Miri Jazz Fest - a preview -

Do drop by, chill out and listen to some awesome bands and click here if your interested in the Miri International Jazz Festival!

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