09 April 2009

The beginning of rest

So this weekend is the mighty long Easter holidays and my band's got a gig lined up for Saturday night (shameless plug: 7:00pm, 1/F, 2 Holy Cross Path, Sai Wan Ho, Hong Kong, HK$140 walk-in, HK$120 advanced tickets) alongside a really strong line up of top metal bands in Hong Kong. Today marks the last day of any stenuous exercise/practice because it's my and my band's policy to get at least a day's worth of proper rest so we can headbang it out during our performance.

Speaking of performances, I finally got a chance to review some of my comedy tapes and it's good to be able to see the audience/show from an audience point of view. I was watching one of my tapes from a show in Februrary 2009 and I noticed parts of the show I completely forgot or didn't notice happened that night! Waoh! Ever since my trip to New York, I've been totally psyched about working even harder towards everything I love and my passion for graffiti has returned after being bombarded by awesome vandalism all over New York City! Boy oh boy were those 2 weeks good for me :) I was just recalling my walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and how I felt so at peace in the middle of it. The thought that I was alone was really satisfying because I knew right now, it was literally my world. No one around me knew who I was nor would they care to find out, which to some people may seem like quite a sad reality but oddly enough, I really enjoyed that feeling, which is why my time in NY was so good because as I've always said, the vibe there is so... independent. No one cares about you which allows you to fully express yourself and your creative side. If you want to start singing on the subway, go for it, no one's going to give you the stink-eye and whisper to their friends "look, that guy must be crazy!" That's one thing NY edges over HK, however, HK still has a tonne of great qualities that I really love. One of them is the pace, it completely puts NY to shame. You can get so much stuff done in HK it's not funny :). I love it.

Speed. It's equal to distance over time, which in many ways could measure your progress in life. How far have you reached in the past few weeks? These last 2 weeks have been crazy ups and downs for me, battling jet lag, taking care of my own business, seeing to comedy, getting back on track which means getting the gears in motion again. My room/office has been a mess for the last few days and I've finally got a chance to see to it and it feels good to be able to walk out and walk back in to an organized little dungeon. Yes, my room is in many ways my own dungeon, and sometimes I'd appreciate it staying this way so I can lock myself up and just focus on what I'm trying to accomplish. Going back to the idea of speed, I was doing some research about sprinting and how there are 2 main factors affecting it's speed:
  1. The strength of your muscles
  2. The technique used to run
I know I've talked about this concept before but lately, I've been trying to work out a proper process so that I can simultaneously see to both factors in everything I do. The problem I've realized is that at any moment, the technique you use can always be improved. I have yet to find someone with perfect technique in anything. It's often adapted to suit their style/bodies/methods but also there's always going to be some guy who you meet and introduces you to a wild new concept you never thought of and boom all your old ways seem like they were never as good as you thought. I guess I'm saying this because in these last few weeks, I've had some time to do a lot of reading, thinking and experiencing that has humbled me into realizing where I really am and where I thought I was. Don't get me wrong, I've never been the proud ego-istic type to think he's on top of the world, but it's a good reality check to see someone better than you at work or learn about a better way of accomplishing the same thing. Hey, at least I've learned something new :).

So here we are on the Day 10 entry again and I've got 10 days ahead of me to make things worth my while. Let's just say I've got everything lined up for me to "enjoy", band show, comedy performances (shameless plug again: 17th April 2009, 9pm English at TakeOut Comedy, 18th April 2009, Chinese at TakeOut Comedy -- 34 Elgin Street, Soho, Hong Kong, call 6220 4436 for ticket reservations), and a heck of a lot more! :D I think this has got to be the most hyped up 10 days ahead of me in my life :P Ohh la la, here we go! :D



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