Monday, February 22, 2010

12 girls band

I spent my formative teen years in a relatively well-known cheena school in the eastern part of Singapore. It was a place where I spent 4 long years (even longer than the time I took to get my Bachelors degree) and have a love-hate relationship with.

One thing that has stuck in my mind all these years since leaving the school is relating all Chinese orchestral pieces to DHS. Afterall, those years were the first time I was exposed to the CO, and DHSCO was perhaps the most high profile ECA then at the school winning a large number of external awards and performing widely and regularly. It was the epitome of the school's "chinese" character, and in many ways its face to the public.

But I digress. I just want to say I like the music by 12 girls band. It brings back a flood of memories of sitting under the 木麻黄, watching/partaking in volleyball, basketball games while the background was filled with the sounds of my schoolmates plucking the various stringed instruments, blowing the flutes or hitting the drums. It wasn't the kind of pleasant harmony one would hear in a concert, but rather a discordant noisy mixture. And I actually grew to like that.

2 comments:

Euterpe said...

"It wasn't the kind of pleasant harmony one would hear in a concert, but rather a discordant noisy mixture."

It sounds like home, somehow, even though I have my love-hate relationship with the school too.

C said...

A fellow grad student insisted that I read your entry on Profzi.
Then the Chinese words in your profile seem familiar.
And then hor, this post caught my eye... wah, dhs person...
but hor, the dhs I know is the one at dunman road, with a dunman sec neighbor.
anywayz dhsco... I broke my instrument into 41 pieces when I left. hoho..