One eye is not enough

I notice that most YouTube channel owners in the makeup field are really open to plastic surgery. Some look dramatically different from when they started their channel. Their face and body is, in their minds, endlessly malleable. Obviously, the problem is the camera. The camera is a laser beam that targets what we find annoying […]

Good sounds

A series of good things happened. My organisation had the misfortune of having plans leaked into the press. Some staff were cheered by the news when the stock price dipped. I was pertubed. If not to quell the sense of anxiety, I would not have re-discovered The Great Compassion Mantra (in short form). I have […]

A thing called W. I. F. E

At work, a HOD was talking about his weekend plans. “But what about your son? Who is picking him up from tuition?” “There is this thing called W. I. F. E.” I want to get one of those too, I said to the lady to my right. What a luxury to have one! All you […]

On Weddings

You’ve got the gown. You’ve got the ring. You’re ready for the wedding. How about the marriage? I saw this interesting advertisement right in the Registry of Marriages today. At first I thought, well, isn’t it too late to back out? Then later, I figured out, it’s never to late to recognise you’re not ready […]

Weird things post baby

The funny thing about after giving birth is the odd changes after delivery that doesn’t go away. Like my previously straight hair is now wavy. My nose stopped enjoying fresh citrusy scents and now seek comforting sandalwood smells. I walked into Penhaligon’s. It was fun to talk to the sales people in the perfume line […]

Playing by ear

Originally posted on The Piano Chronicles:
Here is an interesting recent PW thread on playing by ear. The response that really caught my eye was from Gyro. Below I quote in full what he wrote. Something simple to start with and to build on. No music theory needed! 🙂 Practical by-ear playing is not that…