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Lobotomy completed – hi, this is Hangukdrama.. not?

I feel like I’ve gotten a lobotomy during these few weeks without even realizing it. Maybe that will explain the recent love and obsession for all things Japanese. Seriously, I’m not kidding. I now love udon (I used to hate it) and I even have miso paste at home (a first). Okay, that sounded quite silly. Another example? The other day I couldn’t sleep so I was up listening to music. Subconsciously I just scroll past all the Korean songs and straightaway to the Japanese albums that I’ve never listened to before. コブクロ!! I was never a huge fan of Japanese music but now it just sounds super soothing and comfortable to my ears. My ears cannot take kpop at the moment. Sorry.

hehe I still have the audio blog lessons from Japanesepod101 that I subscribed to. Yeah, those from 2008. I used to be able to understand nothing but I was really surprised to find myself understanding and enjoying the content now. Who knew. There are at least 10 other examples how I’m very much in love with Japanese, but we’ll stop here eh?

It’s not just the language part of my brain that underwent a lobotomy. Recently, I found myself very obsessed with wanting to pick up the organ again, something that I’ve not really actively thought about for years. Yeah, I used to play the instrument and for reasons that I cannot fathom (from the point of view of my present self), I gave it up. Seriously, I had no idea what my past self was thinking. I wasn’t bad at it, but I just hated to practice. At one point of time I got sooo frustrated and angry at the organ that I would start banging on it -.- like wtf. Perhaps that explains why some of the keys and pedals are no longer working on my old organ and I’ll have to risk an electric shock if I try to switch it on. hahaha. My present self will very much want to travel back in time and slap my past self.

Took my music scores out for the first time in 10 plus years and totally 한심하다 that I don’t know how to read them anymore. D: Strangely, there’s only one piece of music that remained in my memory after all these years and it’s the only piece that I think I’ll still be able to play (part of it anyway). I still find myself humming it sometimes. Bourrée (from Overtune in F) by Bach. That was my exam piece years and years ago and I really liked it a lot.

So I’ve been thinking and thinking about picking it up again (like self study hahaha). I still remembered how much I love the sound on a Roland Atelier Organ. Used it for a few times before but so many years down the road, I still remembered xD Totally sound different from the one I had at home. Definitely won’t be able to afford one (15 years down the road, maybe?) but hopefully I can own a simple organ again 5 years later.

I don’t know why, but I really really want to touch an organ again. Yeah I have an obsessive streak, so once something is on my mind, I can’t be in peace until I do something about it. Maybe one of these days, I’ll go look at them again (:

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    26 April, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Me too! I never liked udon but that changed after I tried really yummy udon at Tamoya Udon at Liang Court. Do try it if you haven’t 🙂

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      30 April, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      ahh shall mark it down on my to-try list!

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    27 April, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    I had been ignoring my French studies for a long time but recently I have also been spending a lot more time listening to podcasts and reading books and spending more time listening to French podcasts than Chinese 😮

    I also have been thinking about dusting off my erhu to play haha! Maybe it’s just the season to reignite our old hobbies 🙂

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      30 April, 2013 at 8:00 PM

      hehe wow French and Chinese! Hope you are having fun learning both!

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    4 May, 2013 at 2:49 PM

    I’ve been a little preoccupied with taking up piano once again myself. I just got back from Korea and that flame has been rekindled once again, partially because of the bf. We went to Petit France and he started banging away on the piano there. LOL An aunty stood there watching him and we talked to her a bit. She called him a genius because he was playing difficult pieces (the ones from the Jay Chou movie The Secret) with his own embellishments and he’s never taken piano lessons. I’ve been eyeing a casio digital piano but I really do not have the space in my room, but I still really want to get it. -_-.

    I’ve been extremely slack in studying Korean and been listening to my Japanese music myself. Though now I’ll probably have to brush up on it. The BF dropped a bomb on me saying that my next trip will be meeting his parents. I swear my face was frozen in a half smile with ‘Oh Crap’ written all over it. 🙁

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      5 May, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      wow that’s amazing. I always admire people who self-taught themselves an instrument! I’m quite tone-deaf so I can’t play by ear. Need a score for sure ㅋㅋ Is your bf Korean? 😀 hehe treat it as a motivation to study harder and impress them ^^

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