I cannot say I have already come to accept failure as something typical in my current student life but admittedly, it has become easier to deal with- with the words “yes, I failed” rolling out of my tongue rather easily now than it had been the very first time I had to admit it. Nevertheless,…… Continue reading
This year’s Valentine’s season is rainy…well, for me, that is. I almost forgot what struggle and pain felt like until I was ran over by a cargo truck full of intense emotions when I opened a door a few days ago. I have always known what was inside that door. I hear its voice call out to…… Continue reading Rainy Season
Sometimes good stories go forgotten not because they have been surpassed, but for a lack of ears who would listen. Nothing kills enthusiasm more than the absence of a listening ear.
I don’t know how many days, weeks, months, maybe years it would take for me to be able to produce a beautiful sound on the violin. Yes, I can play but I find my music mechanical and insipid (mediocre even) despite having played the violin for almost six years now. Well not that years are…… Continue reading
My violin teacher once said, Playing the violin (or any instrument for that matter) is a lot like courting a woman: in order to know her, you got to study her. In studying her, you must also be consistent– you can’t study her today and not do it the next day when you don’t feel like…… Continue reading Dear Ben