Project 365

Welcome! This is my own 365 project of creating at least one post per day about the stuff that I learnt, achieved, and found, the stuff that made me happy, or the new thing I did every single day.

The project was started on 21 February 2010. It has stopped for few times but I am determined to continue!

This project is dedicated to myself. I want to feel grateful for every single thing I have. I want to be thankful for my own life. I just want to feel that I have enough.

Tag: concert

The Least I Can Do

I wrote a few days ago that we’re going to hold our first angklung concert at the campus at the end of this month. The concert is titled Angklung Concert: Bamboo in Harmony and is going to be a charity concert dedicated for the victims of Mentawai, Merapi, and Wasior disasters that happened in Indonesia.

I’m really excited about it! Not only because it is going to be my first time performing angklung in front of the public audience, but also because it has a noble purpose behind it. So I want to make sure that the event is going to be a success and a lot of money will be raised from it.

So I proposed to make a video about the three disasters. Perhaps, by showing it to the audience, they’ll be touched and feel obligated to donate some money for the victims. Up until now, I’ve been busy searching for pictures, videos, and facts related to the those disasters on the internet. It turned out that it was not an easy job, because I had to look at those sad pictures and watch those heart-breaking videos… It really made me cry. There’s an angry surge inside me to do more… but again, I couldn’t do much things here. Bless those volunteers and humanitarian workers who have been working round the clock to provide the needs of the victims. May Allah SWT reward their good deeds in the hereafter. Amin.

One Sweet Day

I watched Mariah Carey’s 1995 concert at Madison Square Garden over and over again today. I had been a big fan of Mariah ever since I heard her famous song, Hero, when I was in elementary school. I fell in love with the song instantly. Since then, I listened to her songs, bought all her albums, and watched her video concerts. I even recorded all of her interviews on MTV.

I’m still a fan now, though not as much as I was previously. She still is one the best female singers. But her voice has changed. Her style has changed. Her music genre has changed. The way she sang changed. And for some reasons, it isn’t as good as before. I’ve watched her recent live performances for many times and I can say that Mariah is not able to sing high pitch songs like she usually did. She has difficulties to sing some of her old songs. She also has some problems with her emotion, I’d say. Her emotion and her songs do not connect anymore. At least that’s how I feel.

Anyway, this video shows one of the songs performed by Mariah and Boyz II Men at her 1995 concert. It’s called “One Sweet Day”. It’s one of my favorite songs!!! The song is about the loved ones who has passed away. It’s a sad song!! Enjoy!

“And I know you’re shining down on me from heaven…”