Monday, May 30, 2005

State Tourney n Piano Concert

state tourney was yesterday...came back so dead tired dat i 'only' managed 2 play 2 hrs of republic commando b4 hitting d bed...even tho i pledged not 2 put off blogging til the next time....anyway, in summary:

won 2 medals...1 silver 1 bronze....NO GOLD

silver was for individual pattern, n i cant believe i lost to this little blue belt from my centre (who did the same pattern as me) cuz he was always like so stim stim n blur blur 1....n his kicks werent even dat good! haha not saying dat i'm good lah. tho i DID manage 2 hold my side kicks :D n dat was after ONE day of training (we had a final training on friday..the only one i attended for the last..3? 4? weeks)

bronze was for team pattern. believe it or not, my team was assembled 5 minutes b4 the competition started n we had all of 3 minutes' training to shape things up. hehe. n damn 'colourful' team it was...black (yong min), red (some malay adult guy), blue (firdaus...the guy who beat me in individual pattern), blue-tip - which is basically green (:D), n yellow (danny, oso an adult). but b4 u guys start thinking 'walao wat a great team', honesty compels me 2 add dat there were only 4 teams competing n one other team was also from LMTC..n they forgot their pattern. hehe. 'nuff sed.

anyway...despite those minor 'wins', the tourney left me feeling less than satisfied...as usual, cuz of d sparring. y? i waited from bout 2.30 till **7.30** for 1 minute of 'glory' then was eliminated in the 1st round. n i was seriously doubting the judges' decision. cuz i THOUGHT i hit dat guy in d head once (well, someone else saw it too) while all he did was front kick all the way. but his 1st kick was a solid hit lah. so mebbe i'm juz having too high an opinion of myself.

yesterday i oso ate the least meals in a day ever....had no breakfast, not even a cup of milo...then at lunch only got one measly package of rice...well, cud hv got seconds but dat was b4 my pattern competition n i din wan 2 throw up in d middle of d ring...then had dinner at 10 cuz we went home late n i only reached home around dat time...

republic commando rocks.

the next day:

the butterflies hatched n began mutating into monsterflies in my stomach as i realised i havent practiced my concert piece for....4 days...wed till sat...cuz of exams, then having tuition n training on friday, then whole of yesterday was at state tourney...n of all blasted luck, my 'jelly-fingers' syndrome came in the morning...(there r time when my fingers juz feel limp n boh-lat liddat...dunno if it was something i ate or not enuf sleep or wat lah...they juz happen at times n i cant control my playing cuz the fingers feel 'not there')...so after going thru d piece a few times i went to play...guess wat...republic commando while my sis practiced...fortunately later after a short nap i played better liao...then it was time for the final countdown....

arrived at komtar around 2...we reached the auditorium n i plonked down n started practicing..man, the grand piano there had keys like stone! halfway thru the piece my left hand was starting to feel the strain liao...but that was the least of my problems...i messed up somewhere n cudnt continue...cuz the piece is kinda like 'in my fingers' not 'in my head', so i cudnt recall the notes without d score if i juz stopped liddat...so in the end i decided to use the score while playing after all lah..

at around 3pm the concert startd....mine was in the 2nd half, after an intermission..so i tried 2 relax n enjoy d others' playing...din relly succeed tho. as usual, yun xuan wowed the crowd wif his superb performance n left me green wif envy...he played movements 1 n 2 from yellow river n was sipek keng....there were a few 'rising stars' oso....younger ones who played well for their age....n a few interesting combinations like singing n strings ensembles n piano duets...

the intermission was painfully short, juz enuf for me 2 do my 'inspection'...u guys shud noe wat DAT means eh? :P then it was d 2nd half liao...a few short pieces by younger students later, it was my turn....i guess i din do THAT badly lah cuz i din freeze up...n there was the reassurance of having d score in front of me tho i only looked at it in the last page....but i was so jittery i rushed thru d piece n made quite a few mistakes...luckily they (hopefully) werent obvious to anyone who hasnt played dat piece b4....

anyway the concert ended bout 6, yun xuan's mom dropped me n my sis home (oh ya, i 4got 2 mention my sis played too...maiden's prayer) n i drove 2 psc while my sis stayed home, the piggie...

end of log.

4 comments:

raptor_ravenlord said...

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Dan da KID said...

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Dan da KID said...

and reading this blog makes me miss my piano... sigh... dun think i can play anything liao now... :(

WYing said...

heys....i`m not a piggie lah.... :p people headache.... :p