Posts tagged ‘Summer 2011’

April 23, 2012

Samyo Update

On the 9th of April, Samyo performed Worldsong! alongside over 700 singers from the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, over 700 singers in children choirs from across the UK and other musicians at the Royal Albert Hall. I think I can say, on behalf of Samyo, it was an amazing opportunity to perform at such as prestigious venue and many of us agreed that, to be in the atmosphere on stage that night was a once in a lifetime occation.

As members of Samyo, we are regularly told that although showcasing our talent as an orchestra at concerts at various venues are important, learning skills and pieces at workshops and rehearsals are equally as important. Butwe all know concerts are the best bit.

From the stage during rehearsals:

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From the audience just before the show began:

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And just a picture from Music India 2011: (Look at us cuties!)

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June 22, 2011

Food for Convenience

I am trying to go back to my size 6 bod as I want to look good for Portugal this summer! It is not happening!
I am trying to eat healthily, cutting down on the carbohydrates, finding alternatives for dairy products, water instead of juice etc but it is incredibly hard when everything around me tempts me to eat junk.

Earlier today, after school, my sister, mum and I went into town to buy some bits and bob. We ended up buying some Maccy Ds just because it was there!

Junk food chains are so popular by so many because they are so convenient. Drive-throughs on the dual carriageway, dotted around shopping centres and conveniently situated on the way home from school.

From now on, I need to avoid all fast food chains! Going to be difficult so wish me luck!

P.s. Latin GCSE over! WOOHOO. Just two more exams left.

May 24, 2011

New type of post for me

Views from my garden in the city, when I was meant to be revising…

May 17, 2011

Some have completely the wrong idea of blogging

On Tumblr, http://www.theatlantic.tumblr.com, I read a post which went a bit like this…

“I loathe blogs when I look at them. Blogs look to me illiterate, they look hasty, like someone babbling. To me writing is a considered act. It’s something which is a great labor of thought and consideration. A blog doesn’t seem to have any literary merit at all. It’s a chatty account of things that have happened to that particular person.”

I was disgusted! Blogs may not be nationally published or sold in bookstores but not everything written has to be thought out or deeply considered. Some great ideas and opinions come from chain of thought and that is what blogs are. The ability to write about one’s life which can be referred to by others is an art in its own right. I was not saying the writer of this post was wrong; I guess it is just matter of opinion.

On a merrier note, my destination for the summer of 2011 has been confirmed: Albufeira, Algarve, South Portugal. I’m so excited and wish it could come around sooner!