How are all of you this bright Saturday? It is actually getting dark where I am at really. It might already be night when I come around to posting this anyway, but in some parts of the world, Saturday is just starting.
I have this hate for my own voice that I have come to like recently. When I was a tiny little girl, my mom likes to say that my singing voice sounds like a person talking instead of singing. I do not know whether she really meant it back then or was it just a thing she would say to get me to shut up. What I know is that, because of that particular line, I hated (past tense) my voice to a point that I do not even like talking except for when I am with my friends.
So when I have found my partial independent (mind you I was 23 by this point), I like humming and going to musicals. I Iike to mock my friends and I like the musical bits of comedy especially those like once that was done in “Whose Line is it Anyway?”.
Though it was not about 2 years a later that I found this choral singing group of all ages. I love them. I love the teacher and I love the way he never say a negative thing about any of the singers. He would ask us to lover, heighten our tone, but he never say we are wrong. He would just correct us when ever is needed. Oh well, I know that I will never have a voice like Celine Dion or Mariah Carey, but at least I could enjoy my own voice in the bath. Not in the karaoke yet though… That will need a little more time.
One of the reason I like the choral singing is that my voice is not as loud. At least I don’t think it is. And singing in a group means that when I make a mistake or when my voice could not reach a certain note there is someone else to back me up for that. And I don’t only listen to my voice though at times I do like to do that just to see how I sound like (by this I mean blocking one side of my ear so I can hear the amplified version of my voice) and cringe from time to time. Though there are time I do like the sound of my voice.
So that’s my little happiness for the day.
A little bit about this morning that I should have posted earlier but did not. Earlier this morning just before I went to bed, right after I posted the last entry, there was a mid range earth quake in Japan. It was a weak 5 point something magnitude. At least that was what was reported in the Yahoo earth alert and the alert that was fixed to my phone. Yes, in Japan If there is an earthquake, you have the option of getting the alert on your phone at an extra cost. The alert will only sound if the earthquake is above 4.5 in magnitude though.
I was already almost sleeping and it was right after I pressed the publish button as well. It was just a soft rumble and it was quite nice really, then it grew and actually made my kitty rangers to commit suicide (I have a set of hello kitty called kitty rangers on my top shelf and 4 out of 7 of them fell) . But it was only a weak 5 point something magnitude, so it was nothing to worry about. But what a shake just before snoozing. Though because of the initial rumble, I was kind of expecting a longer and stronger quake or a few quakes. But everything was fine and bright after, so I am thankful for that.
Anyways, if you are reading this, I would love to get suggestion on what do you want me to talk about on this particular blog. Or I should keep it as it is?
P/S: I’m writing this on a tablet and auto correct is super annoying.