In recent months, I’m finding myself increasingly hooked on denim. I love its ruggedness and its versatility, and how it matches with absolutely anything.
Denim also has an inherent characteristic that I can relate to – how it’s tough and able to withstand even the roughest of terrains and yet still emerge strong. Sure, it undergoes loads of wear and tear. But that’s what gives it personality. Just like how battle scars say a lot about a person’s past history, and shape one’s character.
I bought the following denim vest online a couple of days ago.
Photos credit to Wonderstellar.
The parcel reached me today, and I tore it apart with glee.
But when I attempted to stick it in my wardrobe, I took in the view of all my other denim shirts (5 long sleeved and 2 sleeveless) hung side-by-side, along with my humongous stack of denim bottoms … and felt insanely guilty.
So, I was kinda prodded by my friends to jam with the resident guitarist/singer at O’Learys Bar this evening. It was a really impromptu thing. I eventually gave in, despite my indignation because I thought well, it’d be fun.
I tripped and fell while going on stage, right in view of everyone in the pub.
Never mind. In response, I cracked a feeble joke about how the floor loves me so much. (If I remembered correctly, hardly anyone laughed.)
I sang two songs – a solo of Sara Barielle’s ‘Love Song’ and a duet with the Bar’s resident singer of Colbie Caliat and Jason Mraz’s ‘Lucky’.
The first song was a struggle. The guitarist and I were playing/singing in two completely different keys. Then we’d notice the difference and attempt to compensate, only to overcompensate, undercompensate or compensate at the same time in different directions (i.e. he goes one key up while I sing one key lower). It was a complete mess.
The second one was much, much better. In fact, everyone said it was pretty good. I’m still not very convinced but ah, well.
In deep concentration. Yes, I wore a dress that day. Rare sight, I know, but stop gawking.
Once thing for sure, I definitely had fun.
One big takeaway though – no matter how familiar you are with a song and its lyrics, don’t think you can get up on stage anytime and wing it with a live guitarist/band because it is totally not the same at all. It is much more difficult than singing to a minus-one version.
There’s currently a lunar eclipse going in Singapore. (In fact, we’re still in total eclipse at the moment. Act fast, though – the moon will start to peek out in about 10 minutes time.)
All my previous attempts at lunar eclipse-geeking was thwarted by thick cloud covers, so I stayed up late today to catch this one.
Tonight, the sky wasn’t very welcoming. Lightning was flashing in the distance, but (thankfully) the cloud cover was relatively mild.
Moon captures between 2.27am to 2.56am.
The clouds thickened at one point, scattering light from the moon so badly that I had to abandon attempts at photo-taking for a bit (hence the blurriness of the last few pictures). Although it lightened again just in time for the final phases before totality.
Approaching totality at 3.26am.
I can now go to bed satisfied.