Thursday, December 11, 2008


So I'm now typing this in the hotel room we're all staying in Kuching, Sarawak. YES!!!! They have internet. And the best thing is... it's free!!!! And I'm quite lucky that the connection is not that bad in my room.

As you can see below... those are the luggages of the MPYO. Well, that's not all of 'em. There were more. Hahahaha. There were quite a lot coz seeing that we have maybe coming up to a hundred of us.

So while waiting to be checked in and getting our boarding pass, everyone took out their trusty cameras and started clicking away. This was our way of killing time.

That's me, Chie Haur flute, Howard oboe, Vincent flute and Ket Wei d.bass.

Hahahahaha... Ket Wei and Sai Kwang bassoon comparing who has the bigger nostrils I'm guessing.

Teng Aik bassoon, Su Yin percussion, Sheuezei oboe and Vincent. Oh, and I think it's Eben's big mouth at the back of us.
And this.... is the peeps who are from Penang. That's quite a lot isn't it. Coz the people who came from KK started to do this, so we followed and we outnumbered them by I dunno... a lot. Hahaha.

And these are the people who studied/still is studying at University College Sedaya International. This was how bored we all were.

And this... is my boarding pass!!!

After that, we headed over to the very very very extremly expensive Mcdonalds to have our lunch coz there were nothing else to eat. And none of us wanted to eat anymore curry coz we are all very afraid of it already. We've been all eating curry everyday for the past week.

And when we reached Kuching, checked into our quite nice hotel which is the Harbour View Hotel, we straight went to dinner. Which was awesome in some ways. The food was good coz there was no curry. Yay. They booked the whole restaurant, well the inside of the restaurant for us which was very cool. This was our table and on the table were pink coloured drinks which tastes exactly like cough syrup. I'm not joking.

There were balloons too. But I'm not sure if they were for us or not.

Oh, and during dinner, they were playing songs by ABBA. So... halfway eating, everybody will be like... singing the choruses. Hahahahahaha.

For the last hour there, there was karaoke hahahaha. It was quite funny. And we were all chanting Mr. Kevin Field's name, for him to sing. He didn't in the end, but he promised us if we all play really well on our concert in Kuching and KK he WILL sing. That is... if... we find another karaoke machine. Which is quite unlikely. Clever huh. Hahaha.

We just finished our rehearsal not long ago today. This is where the concert hall is. Don't really know what building it is. But it looks like this.

And... this is what it looks like from where I sit. The place is quite nice with the chandeliers and stuff. The acoustic though... is quite dry.

See... it's not that bad right?

A closer look.
Ooooh... I'm soooo hungry now. I'm gonna go have some local food now, I think. Hahahahahaha.

Should be good.

And I'll wake up tomorrow for yet another concert. A matinée concert in the afternoon which is more of the fun pieces like highlights from Carmen, P. Ramlee's Tunggu Sekejap and a Sarawakian folk song which is Puteri Santubong arranged by Vivian Chua. And another concert at night which is the bigger and heavier pieces, Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor and Tchaikovsky's symphony no.2.

Hope everything goes all well and dandy!


Blogger Jeremy Choo said...

Wow, Nice!!! Penangties OWN!!! Good luck in your concert!

December 11, 2008 at 8:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello...1st time commenting here :)

well wen qi, that is the old sarawak legislative assembly building :)
i'm frm kuching but i nvr get the chance to see the interior. quite nice though...

hv a good day!!

December 12, 2008 at 1:40 AM 
Blogger Wen-Qi said...

jeremy choo: hahah thanks very much!

madwitch: hey, yeah i found out just now haha. if you're free, u can come see our concert, the afternoon ones are quite fun i think. :)

December 12, 2008 at 1:53 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haiya...wen qi ah, unfortunately i'm still in kl now... huhu. hope u hv fun in kch.

December 12, 2008 at 11:25 AM 
Blogger pinkpau said...

omg please record the tchaikovsky and show meeeee

December 12, 2008 at 12:14 PM 
Blogger kennysia said...

eh put up the photo of u with the cat! :D

December 12, 2008 at 12:29 PM 
Blogger KY said...

when are you giving me free tickets!

December 12, 2008 at 6:05 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a reader from kuching :)
Hope you enjoy your stay here in kuching.


December 13, 2008 at 10:31 AM 
Blogger Wen-Qi said...

madwitch: oh well that's too bad. it was a good concert.. maybe even better than the one we did in dfp.

pinkpau: how to recordddd?? no cameras or video cams allowed wan...

kenny: hahaha okokok i shall. in my next post. gonna go explore a bit later, and HOPEFULLY make use of my camera lol.

ky: mpyo don't have free wan wor. but i told u the pessoc wan got free wan.. or at least it's by invitation. but u cannot come.. coz u got christmas party :(

jamie: i am thank you very much. the food here is good! :)

December 13, 2008 at 11:30 AM 
Blogger Fish Fish said...

"Welcome to Kuching". LOL I am from Kuching but not there now. Would love to see photos you taken there, especially the foods. Thanks~~~

December 14, 2008 at 4:24 AM 
Blogger Jeremy Choo said...

I noticed that that double bass player from penang cut his hair, where is his signature pony tail XD?

December 14, 2008 at 11:55 AM 
Blogger KY said...

oh ohhh come to party!

December 14, 2008 at 8:52 PM 
Blogger Simon Seow said...

Puteri Santubong, Puteri Sejinjang. Penjaga gunung negeri Sarawak..

December 18, 2008 at 3:55 AM 
Blogger Eri Peng said...

eh wen qi, you also know terence and chie haur...
small world :P

January 9, 2009 at 11:13 AM 
Blogger hansliana said...


I'm from KK, now in Singapore..
watched your concert in KK
it was goooood

could spot you aha

January 21, 2009 at 10:17 PM 

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