Friday, October 27, 2006
I'm probably the voice of an ancient past. Good luck to all Sec 4s for your O Levels, jiayou!
To the section : many things have changed since I left. But I still remember a life in NYCO YQP without instructors, I remember how it was like when guo lao shi first came to teach in NY, I remember how hard we had to persuade the teachers i/c to get new yangqins. I remember how we strived for SYF and the utter exhilration when we got into finals.
Continue working hard for SYF.
I've read about the new instructor for percussion (is it Eugene?). I remember we were (or perhaps I was) somewhat like that when guo lao shi came. I hated being dragged away from the yangqin, I didn't particularly enjoy percussion with the seniors, I tried to slink away/be late. But in all, it's all about getting used. Towards the end, practice was good when all of us were warmed up, happy and open. And I remember the pride and joy we had when we put up "Lion" in 2002 and when Ms Chek said it was one of the best items of the concert.
I have always believed in NYCO, and even being tucked away in some corner of NUS, a part of me feels like I still belong to NYCO, especially YQ&P.
And to the one going to HCCO (gosh, it's hard figuring the posters when I don't know some juniors, even harder with no name at the end) : I found it different from NYCO, but for me, there were no seniors, no familiar batchmates around. In time, you will grow to love HCCO, but it has not engulfed my love for NYCO. I love this section, I love HCCO, and 2 years since I've left all these instituitions behind me, I still hold onto them.
Take care dear juniors. I hope to be back to visit... when I can.
Yileng (a relic from 1999 - 2002)
Siao-ed 7:24 PM