play!., i say
4:47 PM
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
The jukebox plays my song:
Violin Concerto in D Major (orchestral)
Tchaikovsky


Good grief, it's been a long time since I've posted and I seem to keep on on leaving this blog behind for a few days and then it leads to weeks and aah...Oh dear me. But I'm back. I'm back!! No longer M.I.A. Miss me? Kekeke. Of course you do! xD Uni has started once again for the year and having thought that I was ready for uni after a three month summer holiday, I cannot help but say I am so ready for the Easter break. lol. And yes, it's only the fourth day of uni. ><" Good gosh, I can't seem to help it. I'm so lazy and I totally had forgotten how mentally and physically straining uni can be. My calves are tense and burning at the moment after two hours of dance this afternoon. eek! So here I am, trying to sweeten up my already-stressful-uni-day with a two litre tub of vanilla ice cream. ^^ And oh, instead of studying (which I should be...), I'm squealing over the gorgeous japanese actor: Tamaki Hiroshi in the japanese drama Nodame Cantabile. And oh, it's a delightful story which focuses on classical music, the orchestra and, well, as they say... classical music helps you study...=p

And watching this series just makes me think back to a post that I had posted at the beginning of the year:


"Having been on hiatus from piano for a year, I am so lost and clueless as well as having a sniff of mortification upon the unretentive memory of mine. the composers (who?), the Italian/Latin words (what?), the art of composing (huh?), cadences (plagal, perfect, imperfect), scales (o.m.g), key signatures, rests, ornaments, inversions, syncopations and so forth (blah blah blah) are merely a short-sighted reminiscence. And here I am amazed that my fingers still know which keys to touch and where to run to as my eyes divert from one note to another hanging up on the five well-known script lines. However, my fingers are not as flexible and fast enough as once before. Meanwhile my heart beats rapidly as I am quickly reminded that 8th grade piano is hard; very much complicated and intricate. My fingers jump when directed to staccato, they firmly press when directed to fortissimo and lightly dance when directed to pianissimo but alas, not good enough. Yesterday, feeling excited and anxious at the prospect of resuming the last of my piano studies have now dropped to a more grounded, realistic and somewhat quivering approach. So much to remember, so much to learn - of course I should of known but I forget. My mind is lazy. My eyes (and mouth) are open wide at the sight of the complexity of the piano compostion titled Bagatellen Op.12 No.6 Capriccietto by Miklos Rozsa before me. My fingers are restless.

Dim the lights. Create the mood. Play piano, play."


Since my piano teacher passed away at the end of last year, I've stopped playing the piano. Perhaps I should resume my piano studies. Yes, perhaps I will. It's amazing what a tv drama can do to you. The media can be such a wonderful thing. And music is definitely such a wonderful thing.

It seems that this post is going to be quite a personal post.

The gorgeous Debbie nominated me for a Thinking Blogger Award which has surprised me because I never thought of my blog as... thoughtful but rather, a blog consisting more of spur-of-the-moment, whimsical rants about everything that inspires me...


1. What is the story behind the name of your blog and nickname?

Oh good gosh. lol. It may sound silly but I have loved the word 'whimsical' since I discovered such a word existed back in Year 9. The way the word rolls quite unevenly across the tip of your tongue, the way the word would always make me say it in a delightful exclaimation - it's quite strange isn't it? Yes, it seems that I always say things on a whim and every once in awhile, I would express an odd notion about a thing that delights me, something that tickles me with fancy then and there. Hence, the title: Whimsical Delights. Everything that I post about is something that I find utterly wonderful and something I hope would make my readers hear, read, look with joy and delight. Oh, my thoughts are everywhere! lol. And the most superficial thing of all is that, I guess, I just love the sound of it. Hahahah!!!

As for Cotton Candy - I think it's the epitome of festivals, celebrations and bright and happy colours, fun. And bubbly...like me, if I dare say so. ^^ HAHAHAHA!! I'd like to think that my posts has that wonderful, special and exciting flavour such as cotton candy in which it makes your tongue sparkle and tingle with joy.

2. What has been your worst and best blogging experience?

I don't think I truly have either at the moment... I just guess the reason why I started to blog was because I was inspired by the likes of other fascinating blogs and also because I wanted to share with others my personal experience, joy, woos and woes, loves and hates. And to be able to connect with various and very different people from all over the world via my posts and comments has been truly wonderful.

But I don't think I will achieve my best blogging experience until I feel as though I've given all my love to this blog, for I've been neglecting it and sometimes, I just haven't been too open to this blog which I would like to have. So I guess, that will be something for the next question...

3.What do you think/want to happen to your blog in 2008?

I want to be inspired and hope to inspire others.

I want to have others enjoy my whimsical delights.

And so enough about me for now. I want it to be about others. And I'm going to past this award to every blogger because they always have this wonderful flavour to their posts which inspires me to every little extent, broadens my knowledge, makes me laugh with joy and of course, think.

Lots of Love, Cotton Candy.

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