Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Musical journey (107)

Winter is slowly moving along and I'm also plodding along at the same steady pace with no great ups and downs, just the way I like it. I've recently put up my hand to be the Communications Lead for the committee of the first Australian PRIDE Chapter where I work and hopefully I'll get confirmed soon as the response thus far has been lukewarm and they need as much help as they can get. It's such a large multinational company and I'm really surprised the Chapter has only been formed recently so there's much to do in that space. As a contractor, I'm always looking for ways to embed myself deeper into the places I've been seconded to for increased job security. Moreover, "PRIDE" or "People for the Respect, Inclusion, and Diversity of Employees" is an initiative I believe in so why not?

On the non-work front, I've started planning for my year-end break by contacting some friends and asking if they would like to go on short trips to nearby cities with me. The places I'm currently considering are Penang, Bangkok, Seoul and Taipei. Such things need a great deal of time to finalise and although I still have about five months till the start of my seven-week vacation, time will fly past for sure and before you know it, it'll be all too late so I need to try harder. On the home front, Ision will be back at work in less than a week's time when his long break comes to an end. I must say having him around in the house all the time feels good but of course he'll say he needs his peace and quiet and hates that I'm around all the time. But I know my presence gives him comfort too, as much as he would like to deny that.

Lately I've had people contact me on dating sites (where I put down my blog's address) saying that they really like my blog. These are strangers who tell me they've been following my blog for years which means they know lots about me while I know next to nothing about them. I guess I shouldn't feel weird because this is what blogging is all about right? But having someone contact you like that still feels a little creepy and the fact that it's nice at the same time just makes me a little conflicted inside that's all. Whenever I receive such messages, I always ask them to also listen to my music instead of just looking at the pictures as my compositions, covers and live singing videos are perhaps the more important part of my blog.

Talking about my music, this post contains my second last topless KTV clip of this series (previous installments are here: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9). I hope you're not sick of seeing me sing topless in skimpy shorts yet as I intend to make and post even more. This is not only because I love performing and singing, I believe it's important to show people your true self as social media posts (pictures especially) become increasingly staged and fake. Videos are much more honest and down-to-earth and I think that's what the online world needs more of now.

This month's clip features Alanis Morissette's "Uninvited" which is part of the soundtrack to the movie "City of Angels". By now you can probably tell that I really like singing in the higher register and that's not only because I get praised for my falsetto, it also takes less effort. I like the parts of "Uninvited" where there's minimal accompaniment as that allows the maximum showcasing of my voice, which is something I'm super proud of. I can't wait to film my next series which will show off something else I'm really proud of as well—a much leaner and tighter bod than what you see below!