I was feeling pretty shite this morning when N left to go to karate at around 9:30am. I decided to go back to sleep and get at least a few more hours’ sleep before he finishes training. I actually set my alarm to go off at noon, because I didn’t want to waste the day just sleeping! But when it did go off, I still didn’t feel all that great, but still managed to get myself out of the house, at least.
We had our second calligraphy lesson today. I didn’t feel as hopeless today as I did during our first lesson, and the teacher actually complimented me on the “balanced” look of my characters. There are rules around what makes a character written correctly, and one of those rules is making it look balanced – ie the length of the strokes isn’t too long or short relatively to each other; the distance between strokes is also reasonable; and if it’s supposed to be symmetrical, that it actually is written that way. So I’m getting a good structure with my characters, apparently. Now I “just” need to write them better! I’m really enjoying the class, calligraphy has this meditative aspect to it. It calms my mind and makes me focus solely on writing each stroke and what it is that I’m actually doing. It could be my form of meditation! Just need to practise it daily to get more benefit – and while I’m busy meditating, my writing could actually be improving along with it too! 😆
And then later in the evening, we went to Day 2 of the Singapore Grand Prix. It was the qualifying race tonight, and Lewis Hamilton got pole position. And then after the race, The Killers performed to finish off the evening. As you can imagine, this band drew a completely different crowd to the Jay Chou one last night 😆 The lead singer was amazing. He was like the Energizer Bunny, he just kept going and going and going! But my favourite part of the evening was when they picked a Singaporean from out from the crowd to play the drums for one of the songs! 😲
But ever since the whole Courtney Cox plant in Bruce Springsteen’s Dancing in the Dark video clip, I’m now forever dubious about people being “plucked out” from the crowd 😂 Especially since this guy was sooo good! So yes, he was probably Singaporean, and he can actually play the drums, and he probably rehearsed a few times with the band to be so in sync with them! Plant or not, to be able to play onstage with The Killers is pretty freaking awesome. I guess it would be even more so if you’re a musician yourself and are also a fan of the band! That was great fun, and definitely the highlight of my evening. I was so happy for that guy 👏
So that was an awesome way to end the evening, after a pretty shite start to the day 😊