Archive for the ‘journey’ Category

[ Refer to inspire#10: Redefining Excellence (Rachma Lim)] I first knew Rachma from the performance photos of other colleagues. I can still recall my immediate thoughts, what a good-looking spunky little girl. Now, if you have seen her pictures, you’d know i’m not just being shallow. It is true. Nor am I being rude, she   Read More …

Inspire#10: Redefining Excellence (Rachma Lim)

[also see Background to inspire#10: Redefining Excellence (Rachma Lim)] * All italics and emboldening are editor’s own Rachma, in her own words I used to think of myself as a pianist, but these days I consider myself more of an aspiring messenger for Music. I see music as an art or craft that brings joy,   Read More …

[refer to inspire#9: Wrong Town (Mark Gordon) for my interview with Mark] I always have trouble starting on the ‘backgrounds’ of these wonderful people I have the honour of ‘interviewing’, but then once I start, I don’t want to stop. Each one of these inspiring features has a sort of ‘relationship’ with me so much   Read More …

inspire#9: Wrong Town (Mark Gordon)

[also see Background to inspire#9: Wrong Town (Mark Gordon)] * All italics and emboldening are editor’s own Mark Gordon, in a few of his own words. I’ve been a professional photographer for the last 10 years, coming back to it late at the age of 50. Now I’m broadly interested in photography, film and music,   Read More …

[This article covers the background to Inspire#5: Going Home (Calvin Pang).] I first met Calvin at a cafe that used to stand along South Bridge Road, Singapore. I had a lot of original jazz material that I wanted to put together with a quartet I had envisioned, called White Noise. Broun Cafe proved to be   Read More …

Inspire#5: Going Home (Calvin Pang)

[refer also to “Background to Inspire#5: Going Home (Calvin Pang)] In the artist’s own words: “pang is an art practitioner based in Singapore whose works are made up of the ordinaries in life, solitary interludes and encounters with people. Along with his art practice, he documents his existence through photographs, drawings and writings.” (This article’s   Read More …

If you don’t live in any of the 4 countries Pokemon Go had first been released in, you’d probably have been wondering about all that hype. Well, if not for the businesses pulling the rest of us disinterested parties forever the other way away from that happy inertia, and the inevitable bias I have towards   Read More …

INSPIRE#4: THE BIG ISSUE

After missing out on 2 issues of Inspire because we finally found a nice place in Perth!), I thought i might make it up with not 1, not 2, nope not 3, or 4, but 5 inspiring stories. You might also be interested in the face of all the moving, and the lack of a   Read More …

Last Sunday, we visited the Vic Park Farmers’ Markets for the first time. I love morning markets but only if it was on a field where doggies run free and sun-shiny people put down everything to listen to buskers, perhaps even-ever-more-slightly out of tune than desired. I always wished I had a garden to grow   Read More …

Having just settled back in Perth after our 9-months’ stint in Qingdao, China, I scrambled through the articles to catch some wind of some jazz news. Each time i do this, i find my other pair of fingers crossed. The last i checked, more jazz venues closed down. More live music venues closed down. Coming   Read More …