It's the last day of 2021. And I am in Los Angeles spending time with my love ones.
Looking back this year, the pandemic is not over yet, but thankfully, I am still able to keep my job. And I finally have the guts and confidence to accept art commission! Quite frankly, I used to hesitate at accepting these opportunities due to my lack of confidence... before I would worry that I won’t be able to create an artwork per the client’s requests. I had some doubts about my skills, and I was worried I can’t draw it well. But after one customer’s request, I decided to take my first step and give it a shot… and I think I am ready now. Life lesson; if you never take your first step, you will not go anywhere.
I'm also grateful that I had the chance to work with producers from Malaysia and Taiwan. Many of my friends have encouraged me to continue my music career on stage, but after contemplating for a long time, I think I prefer to work behind the stage since I'm an introvert. I have terrible social skills and also not fond of fame... working behind the stage is more comfortable and enjoyable for me. Performing on stage was fun, but I felt very boring repeating the same show over and over every day. And after my performance of my own Tribute to Disney show, I felt that was a great way to end my on stage career. As for my current vocal jobs, I am basically doing something that I used to do back in the days. I was a vocalist for backing vocals, tv/radio jingles and recording vocal demos for singers. So feel free to give me a ring/text if you need a vocalist! 😂
Time went by fast this year, and with the vaccines being widely available, it felt like life was starting to get back to normal. We were able to do normal things like going out for a dinner or a movie. But just when everything seems too good to be true, we get the Delta variant, and now the Omnicron… it seems like it’s not going away, and made it a little impossible to travel back to my home country, Malaysia, to visit my family back home. And even worst, there was a bad flood in Malaysia, it’s devastated to see many people lost their homes, some their lives. It just seems like there’s too many negative more than positive… Year 2022, I hope you can bring us some good luck, a hope of light, some magic to turn this world back up on its feet! Here’s to a New Year!!