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Monday, January 31, 2011

Working Weekend

Banyak yang kena settle by end of February.........ada yang for fun , business & work.

End of February ni our vocal assemble ada dinner show dengan MOSTI. We've been practicing since January lagi for the show. So every Tuesday & Saturday we'll gather at the studio for a 3-4 hours of practice.


Yang mengajar is Cikgu Shahrul , he's a music teacher at Yna's school and also an ex-vocal trainer dengan company lama Kak Siti. Untuk piece "Lancang Kuning Gunung Payung" , Cikgu Shahrul yang ajar with me & Kak Siti tolong-tolong the group with their respective lines. Lagu ni dah lama I dengan Kak Siti tak nyanyi.......the last time we sang was when we were with the National Choir Of Malaysia. As for Cikgu Shahrul , dia baru join National Choir so, naturally masih segar diingatan,,,,,,and vocal score lagu ni sampai 9 page! Hooooo.....baik kasi itu kerja sama Cikgu Shahrul lah.....hehehe!


We're performing 3 or 4 songs for the show.......dalam repertoire ada lagu :
  1. Lancang Kuning Gunung Payung arranged by Pak Suhaimi Nasution
  2. Belaian Jiwa by Innuendo
  3. Warisan by Sudirman
  4. Yesterday by Boyz II Men
  5. Stand By Me by 14 Karat Soul

Lagu - lagu pop ni , I will take charge in re-arranging the vocal arrangements,,,,,make it simple or make it complicated....hehehe! Apa pun yang penting , bila dinyanyikan dalam kumpulan , bunyinya sedap didengar.


Last week I enrol-kan Yna masuk kelas drum. A drummer myself , I know the fun & kepuasan bila main drum ni. Dulu tahun 90'an dulu I ada belajar drums & percussion for 2 years. I tak paksa Yna main drum sebab I main drum.....it was her choice. I dah tanya Yna berulang kali betul ke dia nak belajar drum & not piano or violin or guitar? Nope , dia pilih drum. So , I bagi dia peluang to explore it. Sampai tahap mana dia nak belajar , itu terpulang pada dia. I tak nak paksa. MP was not happy at all masa I told him about enrolling Yna for drum classes. He was mad with me. Menanah laa telinga kena pop-pet dengan MP. Katanya I galak-kan sangat Yna involve dalam seni. Hmmmmmphhhhhh......sabar je laa........


I did ask MP to escort Yna to her 1st drum class sebab I'll be busy at the studio with my choir practices & vocal classes but MP excused himself. I tahu dia nak chaperon Yna tapi ego dia lagi tinggi. He just can't. Other fathers would be excited and I know MP was excited too but he chose to bury his feelings dalam diri dia. He will not bow to me. He won't. To me , I do not want to miss aktiviti anak-anak I , kalau boleh laa.....but MP has his own way. Lucky me , kelas drum Yna satu floor dengan my vocal studio. The owner is Teacher Salleh , selain ada kelas drum & guitar , it's also a jamming studio.

Yna was a natural at hitting on the drums. Teacher Saleh cakap dia cepat pick-up. Great. I took a video of Yna main drums........played the video kat dalam kereta , nak tunjuk kat Adik Mok.....and I saw MP peeping at it....hehehe! Now we have 3 drummers in the family , me - Yna & MP's older brother Mustaffa.


Malam baru kerja-kerja kat studio selesai. MP took us for dinner kat Sri Ayutthaya.....ye.....restoran yang dia cantas & siap ada cerekarama sedih pilu masa my anniversary last year. Kali ni dia sendiri yang bawak kitaorang makan kat sini. 2 weeks sebelum cuti raya Cina hari tu , Yna ada mintak kat MP to belanja her at Sri Ayutthaya sebab dia dapat jadi prefect *ya,,,,so proud of her*. Time tu MP jawab , he'll think about it first.


Entah apa jinx tempat ni dengan I but this time around I fell down face first! Kisahnya..... perut si Adriel meragam , watery pooh.....After we had ordered , MP keluar restaurant to make a call and Adik Mok pooh pooh. Habis tembus ke seluar dia. I quickly took him out of the restaurant and went to the car to change his diapers. The toilet tak baby friendly , so that's why I didn't take him there to change. The changing of diaper was fine , I did it at the back seat of the car. After am done changing I told Adriel to stay put tepi kereta sebab I nak bukak bonet belakang nak cari plastik beg to wrap his dirty diaper. As I was about to close bonet kereta tu , tak sedar pulak yang Adik Mok was right behind me , terlanggar Adik Mok and made me go out of balance and fell down ke sisi kereta. Adriel pun jatuh sekali but nasib baik I tampan kepala dia with both hands *sort of fell over him....laaa* with my face hitting the floor. I had to do it coz if not kepala Adriel mesti terhentak besi-besi konkrit yang sedia tersusun kat atas lantai.

Adik Mok was fine but my chin ter-scratched sikit. My left pipi bengkak sikit sebab cheek bone terhentak ke lantai. Nasib baik I tak pakai my glasses....kalau tak sure pecah & probably kaca masuk mata. Kaki & tangan semua OK with minor scratches je. Tak de luka apa pun.

The fall didn't make me angry. I remembered sebut "Allah" 2 kali masa nak jatuh tu. Tengok Adriel OK , he cried sebab terkejut........then masa bangun & tengah duduk kat lantai & sapu-sapu pasir kat baju , kat tangan , kat kaki........it got me thinking , He is saving me from greater mishaps. Alhamdulillah & I accept this fall with a smile. Yes , I smiled,,,,,,get myself together & walked back to the restaurant.


Briefly told MP what happened,,,,,,,,and makan laa , apa lagi tunggu...hahaha! We had a fish dish - tofu dish - veggie - butter prawns - 2 bowls of sharks fin soup - omelette - rice & drinks.........costs MP almost RM298.



The next day ada studio time lagi. Lunch McD je kat studio. A friend of mine Glam , came to the studio siap bawak-kan I syllabus untuk ambil Advanced Vocal Exam from Trinity GuildHall London. Examiners semua dari England. Glam fully encouraged me to take the exam.....it's good for me tapi tu lah.....nak kena nyanyi lagu-lagu classical Itali , German , French & English...5 lagu kalau tak salah. Pieces pulak yang Ya Ampun , title lagu pun tak pernah nak dengar di alam maya ini. Nak cari vocal score lagu-lagu zaman tok kaduk tu lagi.....Glam kata dia boleh tolong......OK,,,,,,fikir , fikir , fikir...............timing tak sesuai lagi rasa-nya. Banyak nak kena beres kan dulu especially with dot dot dot......I know someone will melompat to learn that I wanna take an Advanced Vocal Exam!


Hari ni my dagu ada hitam sikit......sapu Bio Oil....takut tak hilang parut tuh......kang nanti , orang tanda hitam kat dahi,,,,,I tanda hitam kat dagu.....serem je noks.

2 comments:

  1. Suka baca your cerita -- aii senyum sorang sorang dpn pc, banyak new words yang dipelajari. Bila baca peel your "MP" geram pun ada sakit hati pun ada .. sabar bebanyok la Cik Rima :)

    Darsita

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  2. Kak Rima,
    Ingat lagi lagu lancang kuning..Pak Suhaimi arrange mmg best tapi sure berjela2 score dia.Hai, terkenang National Choir. best kan dulu.......

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