Today is the 4th days of my University’s Festival. I applied for performance at the last day at the front of the No.4 Building of my University. well ya, Harmonica Performance…
P.S. : Just noticed that I didn’t write post for a long time and now having problem writing proper english post…..
The University’s Festival is really FUN! Walking around already got lots of Leng Lui(Beauty) and Leng Zhai(Handsome) see. ^^ My University had 4 location for performance, meant that there are 4 performance going on at the same time… one cannot watch all the performance for my University’s Festival…
well then, I didn’t took any photos this time(didn’t expected to post about my University’s Festival days…) and so I will just put up two videos. One is my Performance at front of No. 4 building and another one is the Final Firework Show by my University. Have fun. ^^
(Sorry the background music is a little bit small and I played lots of mistake. ^^)
Today is the second day for the harmonica camp in Japan. This is just a brief update from me before I going to sleep. Will probably write a longer post about the 3 day camp.^^
finally I remembered to take a photos with Mr. Zhang ah kow. This time is a group photo shot. From left is (Mr. Zhang’s) translator, saito jugo(japan’s top tremolo player and composer+ arrangement. Our Mr. Zhang and me.^^
The second photo is Mr. Sanada dancing with some woman. He is the one wuan xin, Khooi Khim them met at Genting one. The very gentle uncle from Japan.^^
Today is my first day in harmonica camp in Saitama, Japan. I’m now live blogging from the concert hall, which I will be listening to our famous tremolo harmonica player from Malaysia, Zhang Ah Kow!
I will update this post once the seminar from Mr. Zhang is finished.
Here is the poster for you all first.^^
Here is two more photos update for Mr. Zhang.^^ I forgot to take a two-shot with him so no photos of me yet.
Tonight I became his translator for 10 minutes~ helped him communicate with some Japanese.^^
Translation is fun^^ very happy when other people come to understand each others through you.
Well then, gonna sleep~ tomorrow still have long way to go.^^
Half year had passed by for 2010 and I had lived a good life learning things I like and watching tons of anime. But the time to change had come.
I had always read about “comfort zone” at Danny Choo’s site and I realized that I had been in my own “comfort zone” for some time already. I had got myself a scholarship which can support my daily expenses in Japan, entered University Tokai and studying IT which is my favourite study. I had bought an Electric Keyboard, a new Suzuki Sirius 14 holes and Audio Interface for music recording. You see, I had been getting my wanted list fulfilled for the past half-year.
Starting from today, I will try to get myself out of my “comfort zone” and start-up a new life myself. And so on I would like to list out my Target of the year(half-year?) my To do list and my To Get list:
Target of the Year: To live a better life with extra scholarship and have no worry for money.
To do list:
Get into Top 10 in my department in my University
Get the Special school fees discount from my University.
Find a part-time job and earn up a saving.
Uploading more pieces of music to YouTube and Nico Video site.
Learning from Harmonica World Champion, Mr. Yasuo Watani once per month.
To get lists:
Mac Book pro 15 inch with i5 processor
iPhone 4 anyone?
This post might be a bit boring for my readers but I hopes you all can get some inspiration from it. Do you think you are living in your “comfort zone” now? What do you wanna archive in the future?
Hehe. Just from what you saw in my MSN status few days ago, I finally got myself my dream harmonica, Suzuki Sirius 14 holes. ^^
Just as some of you had already know, I had said that I will definitely buy this harmonica when I’m getting some extra money. At last friday, I finally got my scholarship money banked in for me. ^^ Can’t tell you how much due to personal reason.
Bought at Taniguchi Musical Instrument shop.
I had write a post about Suzuki’s new Sirius and Gregorie Maret last time here and I did mentioned that I liked the new Sirius very much. The reason is simple, It have silver plated mouthpiece, responsive and the tone of the harmonica is really great.
Taking it out from the box.
The hard cover of the box is really beautiful too. And the shop had asked me to write the Ownership slip by Suzuki, which proved that you had owned this harmonica. ^^ And they will contact you whenever Suzuki got new workshop or some gathering. Maybe I will meet up with Ootaka-san which came to Malaysia few years ago. Hehe.
Went to one harmonica concert last week with my friend 戸田さん(Toda-san). Been know about this concert but not really feel like going but after invitation from Toda-san, Finally decided to go and take a look at the Japan’s Harmonica standard.
The ticket, costed 2,500 Yen…. expensive, you can watch about 5 concert in Malaysia…..
We reached there about 2 hours before the stadium open and we practiced Paris Diary there. Got an old men and a woman comes by and talked to us. ^^ fell happy about it.
本厚木文化会館(The Cultural Stadium of Hon-Atsugi). Entrance.
Everyone is lining up waiting the stadium to be opened… Japanese really like to line up…
(Sorry been keep this post on hold and think as well as posting it up now. It happened during last year’s July.)
Ya and as you know from my post about my Trip to Mt. Fuji during Rinkan Gakkou organized by ABK Japanese Language School, Every class are having their own performance under 5 minutes.
It’s a pleasure to announce that my class’ performance got the 1st Place in the Dashimono (or so called “performance”). Although everyone is happy about being the 1st, We all complaint about the prize… Just some Cheap Cakes for everyone’s share….
では、早速！(Well then, Let Hurry!) My Class D1’s Performance:
Last sunday went Shinjuku to meet up with Toda Naruhiro (戸田成浩) and played duet together at a Karaoke Room for about 3 hours.
Naruhiro-san treating me to Ramen after the Harmonica Session.
Just like Sanada-san, I get to known Naruhiro-san from Mixi.jp, which is a Japanese’s Facebook-type-website and we decided to meet up and have a session together.
Naruhiro-san is a Japanese but he can speak chinese. He had been study overseas at Taiwan for one year by Student exchange plan and had then been joining harmonica band at Taiwan.
Naruhiro-san now is main on Chords and (複音) Tremolo Harmonica. He played a song in Tremolo Harmonica and I feel WOW!!! His chords is also at normal standard and can doing session together without much problem.
We played few songs cause he bring his score which he got from Taiwan. Between these song are those you all are familiar with:
Kiss of Fire
Bumble Bee twist
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Old Big Clock
At last, I decided to take one recording of our Jamming session and uploading it up net and let you all witness how a Japanese play chords (what the hell am I talking about… They play it normally, Using mouth and hand…)
The song name is 大きな古い時計 which is a famous Japanese songs sing by Hirai ken (平井 堅). We taking the recording inside a Karaoke room so the sound quality is quite bad….
Today is X’mas and hereby I would like to wish you all a Merry X’mas. Well, actually didn’t have much things to write about this post.
But this time, I recorded a video with my Iphone and wish to present it to Harmonica players in Penang and my school, Chung Ling Butterworth’s harmonica band.
Hope you all keep on playing harmonica and then become a great harmonica player just like me(Beh Pai seh)…
P.S.: For those who can’t understand some words I used in this post, don’t feel down because those are Malaysian English…. This post is targetting Malaysia reader so you may ignore this post if you don’t like it. ^^
Today I had went to Chiba area to visit one of the harmonica player which I know about through Mixi.jp (a japanese facebook site.)
Meet up with him at front of the station and started to talk to him about harmonica. He told me that he had been to Malaysia performing at Genting Highland.
Walked about 10 minutes to his house. Then we straightly go into his room which is full of scores and a piano and a 40 inched computer(swt)…
The room is quite mess but full of score… wow. saw his computer with 40 inch monitor/Television.
He then started to tell me the things about Japan Harmonica. Then he showed me his Hardbopper which is also custom made body with stainless steel. I also shown him my Suzuki SCX with the steel comb.
He is taking photos of my Chromatica SCX 48
After that we played few songs together. He directly printed 3 songs from his computer and teach me to play it. One of it is a Japanese song named four season( not the classical one), one of Jazz song named green sleeves.
Sanada-san’s Hardbopper stainless… Custom made through Internet… Really expensive. Strong tones.
Time is really short or us to play and I had to go back since I have to work at 5.00 p.m. Started to go back at 4 p.m. and was able to reach my workplace at 5.07 p.m.
Really was a great experience for me in Japan. Sanada-san is my first harmonica friend in Japan and I think will be more friends soon.