Last year, I was backstage with Jiahui and The Amps at the Singapore e-Awards. Never would I have thought that a year later, I would be singing at the preshow of the same event.
I performed two of my originals《受保护》and《LaLa》that day. Every song, I feel, has its story, and its beginnings. For me,《受保护》was the song through which you got to know me and my compositions. It makes it all the more special reading messages you leave on Facebook or blogs that the song accompanied you through tough times. DJ Ken from Radio1003 told me during soundcheck that《LaLa》(the FNN jingle song) a duet with my 师兄， 伍家辉 ranked no.19 on 全球流行音乐金榜 (Global Chinese Golden Chart) that week.
When I first started writing, I had one simple wish to write songs that would be reflective of our lives, you and me, songs that would accompany us through love, heartbreak, and the ups and downs in life.. and I am sure every musician, like myself, would cherish every opportunity to perform our works for people. So to hear the audience at e-Awards responding and singing along when I sang both my songs, to hear them cheer me on, to see them wave at me from where they were standing or seating, it was and will always be such a precious feeling, and one I will never take for granted.
When I was speaking to the audience in between my songs, a girl in the front audience near the stage waved for my attention. When I turned to look at her, she happily stuck her hand out in the air, holding her iPhone which had the picture of the little girl I drew for《受保护》(that was sent out with the mp3 to supporters who requested for the song). It got me so touched I lost my train of thoughts for that moment! Hee!
It was quite a crazy week getting ready for the show. With a little dash of fate, I met local designer Vaughn Tan who provided the dress I wore to the event. Someone so very passionate about what he does, and who is also an avid music listener. You have to see his beautiful dresses here! I also wanna thank the great team at Jeric Salon for the lovely hair and makeup!
As preparations for my album progress, I continually count my blessings for my mentors, my record label, the media, all of you sweet supporters, and the companies and guardian angels I’ve met who have opened doors of opportunities for me along the way. I know it ain’t easy, nothing really is 🙂 but it is all of you who give me strength and makes it all so worthwhile. And I continue to be humbled and work my hardest. 继续加油咯！！！！
Chatting with the DJs (Picture by Evonne Ng)
Picture by Ho J.Ying
Meet Vaughn Tan!
Shout out to Doreen, Ben and the team from Jeric Salon for great hair and makeup!
Yea.. remember her? 🙂