Last night, I had the great chance to view my friend David T. perform his first and last performance with his band, “Requim Birth” at the Living Room. He’s the drummer, and it’s their first and last because their guitarist is moving to Taichung.
They composed their own song, and they were so good. My mouth was open the entire time and their intro simply took me for a ride. They reminded me a bit of Linkin Park — a bit soft then strong in between. Bravo David T.!
The Living Room holds “workshops” every Thursday. It’s when aspiring artists and performers try their hand in strutting their stuff to the public. Some of them perform in a band, while others read poems, sing or breakdance.
It’s a world I’m not very familiar with… and a society that I feel is merely the tip of the iceberg.
I’ve always been complaining how people in Taiwan are just so freaking boring. For many, their favorite hobby is to sleep, watch TV, go to KTV or the movies.
Forgive me if I yawn…
Other groups like to go clubbing, and when I say this, I mean, they only like to go clubbing. They like to dress up, look cool, drink and dance and go home till the wee hours of the morning. For them, people who aren’t like them are uncool.
Forgive me again if I’m not cool because I don’t go clubbing every Friday and Saturday. I don’t think my salary could afford the lifestyle, and I don’t really like to smoke my hair in a super-regular basis.
But last night proved to me that there are other groups out there who may sleep or go clubbing sometimes, but also have other interests. I found this really interesting.
Many would say that they are lost with no steady job or future. They’re just passing by Taiwan. I think this is merely a generalization, since if you talk to them, you realize that they have more than a life than most of us do.
Most of us just go through the motions — these people are living life.
In amidst of change, it’s great to open your eyes to other words and discover what life has yet to offer. I can’t wait to continue living my life my way and seeing what is there to discover!
This is the weekend where I celebrate my journey towards the quarter-life crisis. Unlike last year, I haven’t really been that excited. I think in a way, I’m dreading it.
Last year, I’ve been surrounded by great friends.
This year, it’s the same — yet, recent circumstances put a damper to the festivities.
Oh well, it’s okay. As they say, wisdom comes in knowing what you can or cannot change… and I’ve already accepted my circumstance. So instead of wallowing in self-pity, heck, I’ll just put my mind in making the most of what life has to offer!
Have a great weekend! C’est La Vie!