Today my vocal coach Professor Haymon said to me, see Sharon, you are learning how to sing.
I replied, no, I am learning to live.
In the past 26 vocal sessions with Alvin and Professor Haymon, I was constantly reminded to breathe and to let go. Two things I fail to do, when I sing.
The same two flaws of mine, in life. And I see that now. I am often out of breath, and I hold on tightly to everything, rarely letting things pass.
Now that I am so blessed and privileged to be part of this passionate team, I am determined to live this experience to the fullest. Peel away, the layers of protective facades, and see the raw youth I once laughed at. I am ready to be ridiculed.
The LKY Musical. Opens 21 July 2015, at the MasterCards Theatres, Marina Bay Sands. Tickets from SISTIC http://www.sistic.com.sg/events/lky0815
I’ll be there.
As I grieve with the world on the passing of Mr Lee Kuan Yew, I often pause to think how would he want us to remember him.
I grew up in a poor family but I was able to enjoy world class education, and was given many opportunities in the course of my work. The best way to honour him, to me, is to fight for what you believe in and live your passion.
I hope we will always remember how far we have come on this amazing Singapore journey, and remain inspired by all that he achieved.
Filed under Life, love, Thots
“As we mourn his passing, let us also honour his spirit” — Prime Minister Lee.
I didn’t want to let go of his hand then. Have to let go now.
Thank you, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.
Be ready. And when opportunity strikes, go for it.
Even if people are going to mock you even if you are going to get ridiculed, fear not. People laugh and people forget. But you, you would have done it. You would have realized a dream.
There is no other secret to living your passion, except
real. solid. hard. work.
Filed under UPDATEZZZ, work
It’s that time of the year. Chinese New Year is round the corner. So looking forward to binging on my favourite goodies : mum’s homemade pineapple tarts ( simply the best) and Fragrance Bah Kwa (and not just because my face is on taxi cabs), just the way I like it– slightly toasted, with a glass of red.
24 days into the new year and I’m feeling pretty serene.
Did not make any resolutions since that never worked for me anyway. Instead I decided to try something new: simplify and be less of an overachiever.
Less unnecessary drama.
More putting myself in other people’s shoes.
It is life-changing.
Here’s to a stronger you this year.
Speak your mind.
Stop trying to be popular.
Accept that there will be some who dislike you.
Know that this is ok too.
Just do your job, and do it well.
You have always produced your best work when you are miserable anyway.
Compete only with yourself. Or don’t compete at all.
Take your meds. Buy time. And soon it will be over.
Soon it will be 2017.
Filed under Life, Thots, trance
I stay here
Waiting for you