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More practice videos

I know I look like a total wreck today, especially with my terrible mop of hair. That aside, here are some beats I'd like to share today :

This one's the rhythm that just flowed naturally into my head the other day. The one I said would suit a song better. And the problem is, that I only have the drum part, but neither the melody nor the lyrics. -__- Which brings me to the next question : is it possible to write a song when you've only got the drum part in your head ?

Oh, and I also realised that I was putting on that weird face for the first half a minute or so, and that the video and the audio are not aligned. So the audio is lagging one beat behind the video (considering that I played at 104 BPM).

And for this second vid, I told a few friends that I thought of experimenting with taiko. The experiment turned out pretty crappy (because, as you can see, I was hitting at the wrong places sometimes :P). This would've been a profound vid, if only I wasn't embarrased.

For both vids, I was playing on loud, so I was kinda scared of waking everyone up. Something inside me told me to play with considerable care (as in, take note if anyone screams because the drumming is way too loud). So there you go. Two practice vids. Feedback please ?


Made it a point to record this

I was compelled to record myself on the drums. This was an hour ago. I think.

I was experimenting on more bass drum beats, but halfway through it all it turned out pretty crappy. :P I tried to put the volume on loud, but I was actually afraid of waking up my grandpa, who was sleeping. So the volume's on medium, and pardon me if my hitting the hi-hat (or even the ride cymbal) sounds like I'm whacking rubber ! At least the bass and snare can be heard.

I suppose that's one reason why the drum part in every song has to be recorded twice (the drum part is the hardest to record).

I'm still a beginner in this, but by all means, you can be critical if you wish.

For those of you who know how to get to me, I've got better audio drafts than this. Might as well ask me for them. :P


Joie !

I have something to look forward to next year.

Next year's World Cup.

I have a warm fuzzy feeling telling me that France got through. Though I'm not sure.

Yes, I'm well aware that Thierry Henry did a handball somewhere in the match, but that's all none - for now. If Les Bleus did get through, then I know that the World Cup is gonna be more than watchable.


An idea which might win hearts all over the world

Remember how I was yearning to turn the National Service Journal into a musical or a game ? I can start the musical part, because I am adept in this field. But for this, I'll need people to work with me. See, there's a difference between counting one's chickens before they are hatched, and being plain visionary.

The story is similar to that of the actual National Service Journal, but it contains more fantastical elements. Brace yourselves for Le Carnet du Service National : La Comédie Musicale !

Of course, I'm not planning to launch it immediately ; I'll probably do this after my LLB, but it'd be great to note it down here so that I'll never forget it. After all, the world needs its daily dose on why some of its plans always fail. So, here are the remaining plot elements, which are currently under development :

Note : The colour of the name determines which company the trainee is in. Red stands for Alpha, blue for Bravo, yellow for Charlie and green for Delta. Spoiler warning : Plot or ending details follow.

Aimée Duchemin - Protagonist of the story and writer of the National Service Journal. Her story is almost like mine - she was once elected as company head but after the other company heads conspired to kick her out, she was removed from the post... and fell from grace. However, her chivalry and desire to change the order of things stood out among the others and she was ultimately made Best Trainee for the session.

Sybil Fran­çaix - One of Duchemin's best friends. Hailing from a humble background, she teaches Duchemin many of life's simple lessons. She stands up for what is right and if she is pressed between saving her teammates' skins and telling the truth, she always tells the truth. Her creative soul is tapped by Duchemin herself in the middle of the story, and she opens up and becomes ready to contribute creative ideas. She and other like-minded people drove Duchemin to establish the fraternity of Propriété Intellectuelle.

Dyane Lalique - The company commander for Bravo in Duchemin's place. However, unlike the other head honchos of almost every company, Dyane is not a conspirator. She stands up for every member of the company, but chooses not to protect them when they land themselves into trouble. Dyane considers Bravo as a sorority, and treats all members of the company like flesh and blood. She is more level-headed than Duchemin, who had shown emotional bursts during her time as commander. However, her level-headedness only comes to a certain extent......

Alix Sauveterre - The company commander for Charlie. She conspires against many things - particularly anything which involves Duchemin - just to give her own company a good name, and just to reap all the profit. She soon becomes a member of the infamous Disturbed Souls (Âmes perturbées) gang, and she uses that membership to prey on seemingly weaker people, notably Lilin, Duchemin, Myra and Lareine.

Tatienne Delacroix - Another of Duchemin's best friends. She extends beyond the boundaries of social convention by having friends of the stronger sex, by working in the police force, by running to the aid of her friends. She was once company commander for Delta, but soon stepped down and was replaced by Shirley. Tatienne describes her hard life : she became a mother, though not through her discretion. She decided to keep her son (whom she calls Thibaut) and raise him with all her love. Duchemin views her as "pure in my eyes", and helps brush off the destructive criticism of the Disturbed Souls. Tatienne later teaches Duchemin to master the drill routines.

Sylvain Dieudonné - A rebel with profound percussion talents. He starts off as cocky, conceited and rude, and despises anyone who poses a threat to him. He initially hated Duchemin when he discovered that she, too, had a natural talent for percussion. He competes with Duchemin to see who would perform on stage, as well as for the opening rites of any function. However, when Sylvain finally sees that he and Duchemin cannot outdo each other, he decides to work alongside her. His brazen personality melts away to reveal a caring, sentimental boy.

Still more to come !



The Black Eyed Peas live in Malaysia

You know what seems to be the quote of the moment over here ?

"Whenever an internationally-renowned stage performer comes to Malaysia on a concert tour and some parties immediately condemn him/her for the dressing/performance, saying that it defies moral logic and whatnot, a puppy dies of a heart attack."

Bear in mind that I intentionally said "puppy".

The biggest flop right now is that Beyoncé's concert has been postponed over "personal reasons". Bah ! She's probably thinking "Why the hell are some people so stupid to even comment on dressing and morals ?"
Everyone knows full well that at certain points in time, we need to let our hair down. And in the media, there's no stopping showy clothes. But just where is the line between acceptable and indecent ? If you're going to call a simple tank top indecent, then I've seriously no idea what to say. If you're going to call for a ban because of all this junk, then I say, these aren't the only things to be banned. You'll have to :

*ban the Final Fantasy series.
*ban the Kingdom Hearts series, even if you know that it's rated Everyone 10+.
*ban several children's movies, particularly those from Disney and Nickelodeon.
*ban Grey's Anatomy and several other TV series.
*ban American Idol.
*practically place a ban on everything, because like it or not, people have the prerogative of wearing sleeveless tops.

At the end of the day, who loses out ? Our own nation does, because of a select few people who don't know what it means to flaunt it just for a stage performance. It's not like they wear these clothes everyday (unless you're talking about tank tops and sleeveless stuff - that, I wear everyday too). Instead of fighting over dress codes, which those artistes yearn so much to know about, why don't you guys focus on promoting Malaysia as THE concert destination of the world ? No, I believe, at this rate, we'd already be gone to the dogs.

Meanwhile, I haven't lost sight of returning to Malaysia on a concert tour if I do realise my greatest dream of becoming a recording artiste, touching hearts and moving mountains. I'm definitely not going to play explicit like Mylène Farmer, but I'm going to define the line of acceptable. And if there's anyone who wants to stop me, I'll tell them, here and now, shut your big potty mouth and move the hell aside.


oh em gee

If this is the kind of entertainment you get from two vocally-impaired people, imagine what phenomenal breakthroughs they'd give if they had vocal training.

No, seriously, even I was entertained, but I reacted just like Simon Cowell when he said

"What the bloody hell was that ?"

I mean, those shiny red outfits are striking. They're twins, and they're visually appealing, to top it all up. But oh goodness, their vocals. At least they patched it up with their dance moves, even if they weren't so coordinated.

I'm actually shocked to see that Simon Cowell didn't cringe.

But hey, guys, if they're having fun, they're having fun, and that's what most of our performers lack these days.



Never say "adieu", because that might mean we'll never meet again.
Rather, say "au revoir" - till the next time we meet again.

To all my friends and faithful readers, I thank you for being with me to this very day. Tomorrow at 8:00 I shall begin my journey through National Service.

Please do keep me in your thoughts and prayers - that I may be strong and never give up.

Hope to see you all on the 5th of September...

God bless you all !

Love - TNE



In less than seven days, I'll be off to Miri.

Time flies.

Tomorrow's the last day of my A-Levels, and I've gotta start packing for what I might call an 82-day adventure. Or an 82-day ordeal. I'm not sure. All the things are placed in a pile in the study, and there's a really huge suitcase waiting. I remember dad took it out for me and I was like, "whoa, that's huge !"

I can't help but let silent tears trickle down my cheeks whenever I think of the day I'm going to leave. I just can't.


I started two tags on Twitter

Let's see them come to fruition... particularly during my three months of absence. I know it's gonna take an uphill task to promote them, but hey, it can be quite fun, no ?

The tags are :

On Wednesdays, everyone shall share their WTH moments, findings and whatnot. A harsher-sounding version of this could go like #wtfwednesday but I'd rather stick to the words WTH.

From the French word "rappelons-nous", meaning "let us remember". If there's something, like a particular cause, a day of solemnity, celebration, whatever we'd like to bring to everyone's attention, French-speakers - and anyone who's interested in the tag - shall tag their posts with #rappelonsnous.

I've just let those two tweet tags into the Twittersphere. Let's see what develops.