Day 14: A Picture That I Love

Last Recital
January 2012 Recital. Performing Brahms’ Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 39.

Out of all the 6 piano recitals I’ve done since 1st year to 4th year, I only have 4 pictures. This by far is my favorite.

I love this photo because this was my last piano recital before I took a break from school. This piece was one of my favorites, and in this recital I felt I did justice to the music, after all of my botched recitals in the past. This was also the piece I played when I auditioned for the music program when I entered Silliman, except that I didn’t get to finish playing the entire thing. Actually, come to think of it, this became my entrance and exit piece in Silliman. Haha.

I also love this photo because it reminds me of my love of playing the piano.In that same semester, I wasn’t able to make it to my final jury in piano.  I felt disheartened and thought of myself as a failure. I have put off playing for a long time after I took a break from school. I have a lot of excuses but in the end it was really just a lack of discipline and perseverance on my part, and it also didn’t help that I get anxiety attacks  each time I go to my lesson. I could have been better with my piano, I could have worked harder, I could have put up a fight with my anxieties, but no, I didn’t. I never did.

Hmm, seems useless to dwell on it now. But it still does bother me a lot though, because this is one thing I still haven’t given up on, and never will.  So for summer, I have planned to resume my piano lessons and maybe take voice lessons as well if the budget allows. And if things work out in my favor, I will be shifting to Early Childhood Education, but still have my piano and voice lessons.

So, wish me the best! 🙂

 

3 Replies to “Day 14: A Picture That I Love”

  1. This is such a beautiful photo! And now I WANT to hear you play the piano. I’ve always admired talented people who are great with instruments. And hey, at least you played in recitals. The last time I did that was when I was a kid, and I never really appreciated it until I grew up and saw the professionals do it.

    This photo actually reminded me of another photo that I love very much. Almost as much as the one I chose for my entry: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=313407552446&l=b771e428e7

    1. Thank you so much. Haha, I’ll play for you one of these days, when I’m better! XD Recitals are so nerve-wracking though, I’ve always been scared of it.

      And yes that bridal photo! It’s so lovely! I was actually looking through your wedding pictures a few months ago, and I was fighting the urge to like anything kasi it might look like I’m creeping on you. HAHA! But they were all so nice and beautiful! <3

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