Hello 2012!

Happy New Year precious ones! Yay! I’ve done up a new blog banner. I hope u like it!

This week, I just had a haircut and a new color, thanks to the maestro David himself :) Am loving the new look and I feel refreshed and ready to take on the new year!

Just recently I was so excited knowing I was going to meet David for a shoot! :-) Naturally so, when you are going to meet someone whom you have utmost respect for.

It was my first time shooting in a studio, with full on angles, lights, the works!And naturally I was nervous! For instance, how should I stand, where should I put my hands.. and it was so humbling to meet David and the rest of the power packed team for the shoot, Wee Khim, Andy Lee & Martin Wong. They were all so encouraging and guided me along so well that it became really fun and relaxing on the set. Soon I was having a blast, and feeling superbly fantastic.

There was a nice chemistry and commitment to greatness from everyone in the room that was really inspiring.

The end product in Jan’s issue of 〈女友〉!
Serene Koong 龚芝怡 in NuYou Magazine

Serene Koong 龚芝怡 in NuYou Magazine
非常感谢 <女友>!

Each time I had a chance to chat with David on a few occasions, I truly appreciate how he shares his thoughts with me and gives me encouraging words of advise. (Was really touched to see his blog entry this week :*)

The path of music is tough tough tough and hence all the more I do not take for granted things and people I hold dear to my heart. When I took a moment to reflect on 2011 just before taking the stage for the F.I.R Guangzhou Concert on New Year’s Eve, I gave thanks for the many things.

One, for the love from my fans, and my muffins who are always there, rain or shine, who are here growing with me.

Two, my family and awesome friends, and some from acquaintances turned good friends who will check in on me every once in awhile and never hesitate to help when I call.

And finally, I feel constantly blessed to be able to meet great individuals and role models who are willing to believe, 肯給我機會, to do all they can to help, to guide and they inspire me in so many ways by virtue of who they are and all they have accomplished. And the one thing I feel is so important is to listen, to feel the energy around them, and absorb, and keep growing.

I have always felt since Day 1 that I embarked on this journey that nothing would have been possible without a constant accumulation of blessings and love from people I meet who got me started, who taught me so much and helped me in so many ways.

2012 here we come with new beginnings, grateful hearts and a commitment to a brilliant year!

Thank you David for your kindness and for being so supportive in so many ways I can’t thank you enough!


With David Gan :)


Quick photo with David and Andy after the shoot!

Singapore Hit Awards 2012, Music is Life!

With 林宥嘉, 胡夏 and MP魔幻力量. Pretty little dress by Keith Png!

 

Tree planting in progress! :-)

My name next to the tree I planted! So next time you visit the Singapore Flyer, do say hi to my tree and tell me its progress!

 

This year, it was great pleasure attending the Singapore Hit Awards 2012. 转眼间,是一年,.. I recalled how I was so very much overwhelmed  on stage last year when I received awards, I was shaking as I delivered my thank yous… As I meet more people during my course of work, I really treasure the support from all awesome people I meet who support local music.

Firstly, my precious fans. And then there are people from industries that are all closely interlinked with music…fashion, media, beauty, film etc. Many I first knew as acquaintances who became good friends, and I keep meeting more wonderful people.

It makes you feel extremely humbled. It feels wonderful to be a part of this growing community who come together to support and promote local music, fashion, art, film etc. It makes me wanna keep working hard and commit my all to it.

I wanna say special thank yous to these lovely individuals for styling me this year for the Singapore Hit Awards. Firstly, Keith Png, who dressed me for both the Tree Planting Ceremony and the Singapore Hit Awards Show at night. Thank you Keith!!!! Clarence Lee for the lovely makeup, and Ryan from Passion Hair Salon. We tried a whole new look that night! Loved it! 😉

With Ryan Passion Hair Salon. And special thanks to David Gan :)

 

大合照! [Picture from Y.E.S933 Facebook

Time to get some sleep before I head to the studios for production work! xoxo

 

Live at the Esplanade!
Huayi – 05 Feb 2012, 730 pm

SO EXCITED! It’s gonna be my first show at the Esplanade!
05 Feb 2012 (SUN), 7.30 pm, Esplanade Recital Studio!
Tickets available at SISTIC!

The Esplanade and Huayi Festival celebrate their 10th anniversary in 2012, and I am both excited and honored to be one of the featured indie artists for the in::music series!

I tweeted this morning that I love you guys and my muffins so much because really, you have no idea how much your love and support keep me going. The path of music is not easy, especially for us indie singer-songwriters, but to hear you guys come up and tell me 加油, 我喜歡你的音樂 is what makes me not take any of this for granted, and keep the music growing. That’s why I am really excited about 05 Feb 2012! 1 hour show! Yayness!

The Esplanade Recital Studio is an awesome venue, love the sound, the lights, the ambience and most importantly, the ability to be close to your audience.

I can’t wait to get in there and have a nice cosy evening with you. Tinkle on the piano, sing my songs and tell you stories on how they began. From a broken heart, a doll, a crush on someone, the fear of losing someone,…to a song, to lyrics, to the final recording you hear. Each song takes heart & soul and time, and it’s precisely because of this that each song has a life on its own. I want to take you to the time I wrote these songs in my room, by the piano…times in my life when I lived, loved and laughed.

Gonna preview some new material too and you’re gonna be the first to hear them! :)

We’ve got the band ready! Real awesome dudes, (Eric is playing too!) all good friends of mine whom I met during this journey of music making.

Come with your friends! Get Your TICKETS here!
SEE YOU 5 Feb 2012! 明知我愛你!

Click here for the in::music website!

p/s: Shout out to the lovely Esplanade team for the poster! Love it!!!!

 

Wu Jiahui … 2011

你一定在想怎么我的 Blog Title 用英文?嗐,因为我这个 template, 不只怎么搞的 blog title 用华文字母的时候写出来的是一堆只有火星人看懂的字。所以得用英文啦。

2006年,我刚开始创作, 认识了家辉。

最爱他的歌声了, 他写的歌,首首动听。

当时他在筹备第一张专辑, 我是坚持著音乐梦的上班族, 放工后晚上写歌到凌晨的女生。有一次 Eric老师安排我们一起尝试为一首歌编曲。 从编曲编到我们一个弹吉他,一个弹钢琴在那儿jam, 分享我们的创作。从音乐,我们变成能够互相依靠的朋友, 能谈心事, 能在低潮的时候鼓励对方, 当然,说到笑话和变魔术, 他最在行! 呵呵! 更感激师兄时常给我的指导。更好笑的是,也忘了从何时开始,便称呼对方为 :”阿霞”!

这几年我们一直在成长。。 哎呀, 师兄越来越帅了 :) 虽然在各地忙碌,见面时间少了,但发给彼此的每一个简讯或 WhatsApp, 仍是坚持著那份爱音乐, 爱创作的心。很庆幸在音乐的道路上有这位好朋友和师兄 😀

伍家辉的新专辑 《妳爱我吗?》 现已发行了!请大家多多支持!

GO JIAHUI GO! We lurrrrvvvee you!!!!


p/s: 从师兄 facebook 上偷来一张照片!赶快购买咯!

Today…

Today…

I thank my papa and mama for me, and my little close knit family for who they are.

I had tea and cake and a little walk, and saw a (yikes!!!) peacock.

I remember tears I’ve shed during quiet nights, but that which made me stronger.

Is a day to celebrate life as it is, (certainly not silicons, not gold), rather, and essentially, who we are, what we stand for, and how we impact others.

I recall how my heart flutters in the face of challenges but I know these teach us to scale higher mountains.

I’ve received the 2nd cake and 2nd handmade card from my beloved FC, Muffin-renes. The card got bigger this year. We have more little muffins in the house! Thank u sweethearts.

I received messages on my phone, whatsapps, tweets, weibo all which made me smile.

I caught up with some of my buddies, one was gonna get a motorcycle, one called from Australia, Miss LMTE, and my bff girlies.

I was so super blessed by Facebook wishes from all of you who keep me company on this music journey and I read every single message. xoxo

Today, I count my blessings for every wonderful moment, friend, person, YOU, knowing that nothing in this world is given, hence with all my heart I cherish.

Today, A day wiser.

Today, I’m bursting with energy and songs and can’t wait for tomorrow.

Tomorrow, Let’s get crackin! ROCK AND ROLL.

The dude that scared me during my four hour hike.

You probably gather from most of my Facebook posts that I’ve been staying in these months working on the English EP. I have been getting messages from you guys to 加油!, and that you 期待!and I just want to shout out from a mountain top that YOU are the very reason I am putting all my heart and soul into this. I know it is very possible to put out an album at lightning speed these days, but it means alot to me to give a 100% for you, so I have been working and working, and brewing it with whole concentration. One demo on average takes a week and by the weekend, its time for some fresh air.

I love walks because its a time for quiet, to think, to discover. Yea, so I went for the 4 hour hike. Ran among the trees, danced with a butterfly, and I asked you to guess one creature that got me running for my life!!! You’ll know just in abit. Read on.

哈咯,最近都躲在家里努力的筹备英文EP。你知道吗,常看到你们的留言,叫我加油!说你很期待! 真的给我很大的推动力。爱你们! 我知道现在要很快地推出一张专辑不是不容易,其實要容易就容易, 可是要難也可以很難。可是我只想把100% 放進去, 所以在很用心的做。 平时一首歌的Demo可以花上一周的时间,所以周末就会去走走,思考,补充精神。 两星期前去远足, 呼吸新鲜空气啦!走了将近四小时的旅程, 看到很多平时看不到的东西,和美景。还记得吗?我在微博上要你们猜是什么动物让我看了就跑?答案和照片在这儿!

READY GET SET GO! 出发咯!

There are times the sun finds you…感觉好像和太阳玩捉迷藏。有时候感受到他温暖的行踪。。

There are times you look for the sun. 有時候我找他。。。

Pretty yellow butterfly.。。got me so excited I decided to dance with it but got frightened when she came flying into my face. 看到漂亮的小蝴蝶, 兴奋地和她起舞!可是当蝴蝶向著我冲来的时候,吓得我原地乱跳!

There’s always a time and place for a little peace sign. 喔耶!

I think this applies to dreams. Go for it, and don’t look back.
这牌子说:“请不要回头。” 我觉得很有意思。很多时候,无论是梦想,或追求你要的快乐和生活,都需要这种精神,这一股勇气。你说是吗?

Found a heartbroken leaf and took it home with me. 看到一片心碎了的叶子。把它带回家。。

Never knew leaves could look so pretty. 叶子原来可以那么的漂亮!

Quiet. 清靜。。。

So which living thing scared me I asked!? BIG round of applause to all of your answers! Some of you made me laugh so hard!!! :-) 这是Facebook上的朋友们在猜我怕什么动物。微博上的朋友一下子就有人猜到了!

TaaahDahhh! Here’s the dude!

Hang on, this is a poster. I was too frightened to take a pic of the real one! 

就是怕這位先生!等一等这是海报!看到他我好怕!吓得我转身就跑!不敢拍照!

Love, 小芝