Friday, January 30, 2009
Much of the course seemed ill-prepared, anyway. Most of the time only one instructor was available, and when he wanted to show us certain radio sets and stuff the only one group of the class, which was split into five or six groups, could go to the other room. This was rather tiresome for both the instructor and the trainees as the instructor had to explain the same thing numerous times and the trainees had to wait and do nothing for large periods of time. However, it was rather less stressful and boring as at least there were more people to mingle about.
Nothing much to discuss anyway, as life is still going as monotonous as ever. Even the piano can't really hype up the time that I can spend at home. Other than the futile attempts to perfect La Campanella, I have attempted that wretched Hungarian Rhapsody No.2. I could say I can barely play the second half of the piece, as there are a multitude of jumps that make La Campanella seem like a tireless piece.
However, there might at least be better prospects regarding my future in camp. For some reason I can't really put it in words, but let's just hope there is more meaning to it. At least, I think, I will be able to pick up a few skills that will prove useful when I am exposed to the outside world.
Ah, the outside world. The unprofessionalism that I detect surprises me. But that is for another time.
Tranquility is beckoning.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
New Year Resolutions
Anyway, I do wish to improve myself dramatically, now that I'm not attending full-time academic studies for two years. Starts next to the points seem to indicate my present willingness to commit to the resolution (More stars = less willing to = more difficult/improbable)
-Compose at least one piece of music for piano (*)
-Stop being a semi-wuss (**)
-Compose at least one piece of music for band/orchestra (***)
-Learn to Drive (****)
-Obtain Piano ATCL diploma (***)
-Attend Nightclasses to learn something optional (****)
-Positively determining/committing to something [depends on 'A'-level results] (*****)
-Perfect La Campanella (***)
The release of my 'A'-level results will certainly change my future quite a bit, but I'm not really looking forward to it. Over the duration of this year I will probably lament more about my sister whom I have been beginning to lose touch with due to lifestyle, attitude and character differences. And that's saying a lot.
I can hope, of course, that something crucial befalls my monotonous drone onwards to death. Perhaps a breakthrough or something. However I don't see that happening much while I'm in NS, so my hopes are for events that can actually improve my lifestyle even in NS. Not that it's even likely.
I just require the knowledge...concerning the power of DiViNE EViL that I can't feel. More imaginary than it is ever, though of this I will not touch on just yet.
Not just yet.