[those were the days: rhythmSquad]

hey i got an idea. i want to create a column/category: ‘those were the days’ in this blog. and i will write bout my past experience (only if i feel like writing yer). let see how long this may last.hehh

Disclaimer: sorry if i bored you guys with these stuff. haha. and what i wrote here may not 100% true as i may exclude or even exaggerate some details.

one more to week to go. and i wish today is my last day here at this company. but, it’s good that i have another week since i haven’t met a number of people to say goodbye. a colleague’s username has expired. and no more access to server. and hence – bored!

logging in to my fb this morning and saw a pic of my jr in high school during a band meeting at our dining hall. ouh we used to practice at the high tables in the hall by the way. i have lots of memories with the band squad. some are nice some are not.

i joined the team in my sophomore year. being recruited in a ‘overplayers’ section was not really a good call. well, i can’t blow those brasses. too small (errkk..) or maybe not given a chance to try the percussion and the fact that the section leader loves my ‘sound’ during the audition and there i was another alto-sax player.

when u’re a junior in a rhythm squad, u don’t get treated very well. i’m lucky to be in my section where the seniors are very much considerate. seeing my friends being treated in other sections made me thankful i’m in this section. and the rest were just band practices, meetings, ‘lecture’ sessions (ouh i jarang kna this one), band room cleaning, competitions, and performances.

i only got my chance to take part in a competition in my fourth year. but i already had my chances to perform in my second and third year – but only for those small functions performances. lambatkan. as i said, it’s ‘overplayers’.

that year, the school decided to take a new instructor for us. the instructor used to be a national symphony orchestra member and also a band instructor for another school. we also decide not to compete in marching competition and only focus more on orchestra. and there he was leading two orchestra teams – our team and the other school.

the main problem with our team is ‘tuning’. we even have extra practices during the school holidays to perfect our tuning. and it really paid off. and the ‘stay back’ period was awesome. we had our practice till 10 or 11 o’clock at night. had delicious suppers. chit chat, gossiping till early in the morning. making much noises in the dorms. or even climbing the rooftoop.

during the competition, we performed quite badly during the prelims. but still manage to be in the final round. and with the support of other members and the rest of collegians, we won third place and was listed among other gold award teams.

ouh by the way, the competition week was really great. we also had our PMR award ceremony the same week. so it’s a double celebration for us. the rest is history.

p/s: oops..federer lost in cincy 😀 (kejam..hehh)…and roddick tak abeh dengan injuries 😦


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