The Ellen Thong’s Students and Friends Concert is over. Every time after the concert, after all those excitements and exhaustion, I wonder if I could carry on to hold the next concert. However, when I watched the videos, the happy faces of my students, the pretty dresses they wore, I watched them shine on stage, I begin to plan again what the next concert will be look like. Very grateful to my friends, who have helped me so much, from lighting, to photography, backstage, video taking, students arrangement etc…without them, there will be no success like this. Thank you very much! Thanks to my family, especially my mom who has helped me a lot and support me unconditionally😍😊😊😊 I love you. Mommy.
I have been moving house these days. Today while I was taking a little break from tidying the house. Playing my violin , my new neighbour rang my bell, an old man with a native assent talked to me, ” your violin is not properly fixed. ” from hearing what he said, I knew he’s must be of same expertise as I do. And listening to elderly do nothing harm, right? I asked him the detail and we spent many hours together.
He’s a retired musician, professional in fixing and teaching violin. My violin is not a very expensive one, one of its problem is that the distance between fingers is too large with certain interval, which hinder my speed and affects my pitch accuracy.
Without me telling him, he already fixed the sound colour, as well as the key problem I have had with the violin. He even gave me a new Rosin! I m having big luck today!
Life as a musician is not easy. Sometimes , you have to work till very late （lesson off at 22:30, by the time you arrived home , it’s already 23:00 or later) , while others you have to wake up early for competition, for other events like performance for ceremony which starts early in the morning..
Like today , I woke up at 06:00 and travelled to place far away for inter schools music competition.