Day #1 – Hiking. Then Party. Isn’t hiking a party?
Day #2- Meeting. Meeting. Improv.
So little time, so much to do- I’d rather spend my days with you.
Basically at this point in my life I am anxiously awaiting the next coming days, the improv is there to remind to always say “Yes”- which leads to the existential crisis, maybe there are times where we should say “NO!”
Or maybe not?
Yes there is.
Day #3- School + hardcore practice for upcoming gig.
Aside from the millions of tests, I actually wanted to do well at a performance (I always misspell that word for some reason preformance, performance, perfection perf, pffphhh)- because it would be my first time heading onto the stage with this I guess you could call it “band”- and my first time saying original words to music. Training and training, but it’s all fun. This is what life should be, music, poetry, effort and smiles. Actually at this point no idea what life is and where it is going, but art makes sense if nothing else does.
Day #4- Band concert at school
This was a band concert to promote our band program in the school of the high for the young-lings in catchment areas.
The passion in the audiences faces was heart-wrenching.
I mean, these parents didn’t want to be here and didn’t try to conceal it and it’s honestly pretty hilarious as an MC that has the job of pretending that the squeaks and squawks of young musicians moved my heart and painting the image that the old geezers asleep/ half-dead in the stands care remotely. In truth, none of this truly matters, music is there for happiness and I was pretty content. I like blowing air into a saxophone and these little kids that were playing beside us probably do too. We’re not fooling anyone by saying everyone was ecstatic, but hey some of us were and that’s almost special.
Day #5- Meeting. Death.
More meetings. More nerves. More excitement.
After months of planning this event, Lip Sync 2014 was super successful. I can just taste the endorphin, dopamine and serotonin rush. Nothing is better than bringing amazing people together for a wonderful cause, tension was erased and good times were created. Art does wonders, but we’re all still learning about its powers.
I really do like being on stage.
Day #7- Gig.
Thankfully some more stage time! What an incredible day, nothing better than being recorded by strangers who are pretending to take “pictures” of “themselves” directly in front of you when you practice on the skytrain. Then the event was amazing, my friends’ organization is beautiful and I’ll help them out as much as I can.
I loved seeing people smile, snap, sway and nod to our performance. It’s a warm feeling.
Also my friends are so sexy.
I really want to get better at music, but until then faking it and making it.
Day #8 + 9 – Conference.
A pretty stressful thing to organize, but I was surprised at how smoothly it ran and really impressed with everyone’s enthusiasm. Actually living through all these steps was seeing a little embryo be a baby. Now my fellow people that planned it with me (in this picture) want to continue to create bigger Model United Nations conferences, and keep debating and such, I’ll see where I end up placing my heart.
It might just end up being in snorkeling or giraffes.
Then I went to a HUM appreciation party, which was mainly people that were twice my age and Asian, totally awesome and easy to talk too. Hilarious people, and a good time. However on the car ride back, the car served as a tranquilizer and my brain hit the snooze after 9 days of restless awakenings, and I contemplated why something called “a boat cruise” is actually “boat cruise”- like what other cruises are there?
” Plane cruise! Train cruise!” my friends tell me, and I completely believe them.
Then I realize that’s totally not a thing and cannot await what day 10 has in store for me…
Day #10- Sit at home boiling everything in.
I just sat at home all day today. And wrote and watched the Olympics, with my family that has forgotten what my face looks like.
Tomorrow I’ll probably have to returning to uncover the gatherings of that dreadful school bag…
Day #11- the rest of the feasible existence of time.
Contemplate humanity and re-evaluate life.