Today my manager told me that my latest Piano Spa will be out for sale this Friday. And as you can see from the preview image, it will be called ‘Bliss’, where the ‘B’ is actually a visual play of the numeric ‘3’, signifying the…

Here’s a sneak preview of my third and final Piano Spa album. You can see that the theme is ‘sunflowers’. My wife claims that this is the best album of the 3, although I felt that my 2nd album was better when I was developing…

My Music Origin – NTU

December 29, 2006 0

Today I finally received the NTUlink, a quarterly newsletter for NTU alumni. The interview was done in August but because I missed the August issue, they could only publish the article in November. Then, the alumni office informed me that they are revamping the magazine,…

Yin Yang

December 21, 2006 0

To every negative action, there is an equal and positive reaction – Newton’s third law of motion, Orientalised. I received this off-line message today: Since these posts are left off-line, I have no chance to reply my thanks. Yesterday, Vivien my office colleague ordered my…

Majulah!

December 15, 2006 0

‘Majulah’ means ‘progress’ in Malay. ‘Majulah Singapura’ is our national anthem. Miraculously, I completed 4 more songs last night, thus bringing the total track count to 19. Another 11 more songs and the album is ready to go. Once PS3 (Piano Spa 3, not Playstation…

Project Halfway

December 14, 2006 1

I’ve completed 15 tracks for my next music album. Another 15 to go. Usually the second half is the most arduous, because you would have used up all your creativity and inspiration for the earlier songs. In case you are wondering how I could have…

“I want to become the angel whom you love in the fairytale” A touchingly beautiful song that I’d like to present in this blog, arguably Guang Liang’s best song, sweeping the Mandarin pop awards in 2005. I hate the karaoke-MTV though, coz the producers used…

I arranged this song many many months back, for a friend who is leaving Singapore to work in Hong Kong. She once told me this is one of her favourite songs and liked my piano version. So I gave her this recording. Good songs are…

Merry Christmas, Enya

December 7, 2006 2

Enya sends her greetings in the form of a repackaged ‘Amarantine’, her most recent album. You can listen to the full version online, courtesy of Warner Music UK. Adeste, FidelesWindows / Real The Magic Of The NightWindows / Real We Wish You A Merry ChristmasWindows…

One of my songs is nominated for CNET Asia Song of the Year. Here’s the email I received 5 minutes ago: We are excited to inform you that 1 of your songs has made it to the nominee list for Song of the Year. From…

In the midst of working on my music arrangement projects, I produced a piano solo rendition of this Mandarin song sung by a Singaporean pop-star. I have a thing for ballads, especially songs that have that heartrending melody that hooks you. Recorded in one take…

I’ve finally completed editing the photos of my last wedding assignment! With this, I am ready to move on to my other music projects. 2 song arrangements for Victorian Days, 30 piano compositions for my new album. Date of release? End-December.

It’s All About You

November 14, 2006 3

A few weeks ago, Jaslyn was feeling down, and I told her to channel her emotions into writing songs. So on 22 Oct, she managed to pen down something and sent to me. Within 15 minutes, I filled it with melody, albeit cliche angst feel,…

There are times when you have no projects to do, and there are times when all jobs seem to fall on your lap at the same time. This is the time. While trying to compose music for my next album, I just got a few…

I have posted stuffs about my life. I have also posted photos. Now I shall share with you my first composition dedicated for this blog. This is only a 15-minute improvisational brain-and-finger dump on this 3-minute composition. My artist manager is definitely not going to…

Music or Photography

November 2, 2006 0

Iris from loveris.sg is a good friend whom we met on the Internet. During her recent wedding, she recalled how we first ‘met’. She was looking for websites to upload her video and found my web portal, so she emailed me to enquire. Then we…

01.11

November 1, 2006 1

November is a good date to start a blog. Here’s a summary of my life (and society) for the past 30 years. Life.I was born, then educated, then got my first job, and still am on my first job. I am married. Life is short,…