My son in year 8 is rocking on at school. He loves music and he loves to play keyboards. He is learning new song to play everyday just by himself. I am just not sure what is it with him and music? He already has several cover videos on the Internet. He also loves to perform on stage. He is now part of the school liturgical choir even before when he was still in first year high school. We might get him midi from guitar center in the near future because he and his brothers are sharing with his keyboards and sometimes ended up a big chaos between them. You know boys?
I heard many stories of parents who enrolled their kids in different music lessons and ended up nothing after spending a fortune for it. Ended nothing, meaning they give up and totally forgot it. The problem of most parents is that they’re forcing things that they like for their kids to do and not what their kids wanted to do. Of course we want the best for our children, but forcing them to do things that they’re not happy is such a waste of time and money because they will never put their hearts on it. Let you kids what they want to be, not what you want them to be. Our rule is just to guide them the right way.
One friend of mine bought gibson angus young sg at guitar center and no one is playing it. She said, she will reserve it for her son, because she thinks that her son might use it in the future. I wish her son will get interested to it soon because it’s not a cheap thing to buy and make it just a display. A display? Hmmm..Why not?
I’m thinking of having a music party for my three kid’s birthday 8 months from now. It would be nice and unusual. I will require the attendees to bring their own musical instrument or musical piece. How’s that? It would be fun to see different kinds of musical instruments on that day. A guitar or a keyboard. Piano is not easy to bring of course so just leave that. Drums with drum sticks or just maybe use a hand to tap it. A trumpet or harmonica or any other easy to bring like flute or recorder. Other kids can sing or dance. We’ll see. I might pursue that plan.
I trained my kids to do house chores. It’s good that at early age they’ll learn how to be responsible so that when time come that they’ll have a life on thier own, they’re well prepared. It’s normal that at early ages as my all boys kids will complain when you ask them to do things. They keep pointing each other to do this and to do that. They’ll always say “he’s unfair, it’s not fair”! Oh gosh! Mum knows what is fair so please listen, me said. I’m sure most mum there can relate. Such a hard profession to be a mother.
Happy New Year! What lies ahead? Some said, people will be running fast like a horse this year . Well, whatever your plans guys, I wish you all the best. I must say year 2013 was a lucky year for me and my family. We moved to our own new house which was our dream for a while. We had our kids moved to a catholic school since we wanted to do it ever since but we hadn’t got a chance. I meet good people and gain new friends in our new suburbs and estate that made me well adjusted to the new area already. Hubby passed his driving test. Many good things happened and few bad too. I’m very thankful to God for all his blessings to us.
This years comes with a new plan. A plan to move forward but not drastically. There are things I really want this year and only God knows how to make it happen. I only hope for the best.
I was thinking that we bought the wrong guitars for our boys before because they didn’t paid attention to it to the end. But, I just realized that they’re actually the right guitars for beginners at music123 . It’s just that they don’t like to play guitar at this stage. Maybe in the future. Hopefully. Who’s going to use the guitars we bought? I don’t want to sell it. It’s too late for me to practice more to play it.
Merry Christmas to each and everyone.
May we continue to be a blessing to others.
Let us welcome 2014 with a joyful heart.
Another Year, Another month, another day.
Another smile and another tear.
Another winter or summer,
But, there won’t be another you.
May lovely, happy times
Decorate this time of the season.
May wonders of Christmas be with us forever.
My youngest is at a stage where is trying out different things. He is also trying out different musical instruments. I am amazed by how he can play a nice melody on the keyboard. This is considering he has not had any lessons at all. It looks like I have to get him schilke instrument soon. We are running out of instruments for him to have a go at home.
Now that the school holidays are fast approaching, I have to start looking into activities for my kids. I have to be prepared for anything. If the outlook of summer is going to be too hot, I will have to consider it a summer of music. I will have to bring out the genelec 8030a and the karaoke for a lot of singing in-doors.
I’m thinking of making my own season’s greetings postcard using the pictures I photographed from different places I’ve been this year. I planned this last year and ended up a plan only. Hopefully I won’t feel lazy. It’s time consuming and takes a lot of effort to attach and adjust matching photos. Maybe I will make it simple. postcard printing online gives me more ideas of making postcards. I can make one design only anyway and I will just print more copies.