Friday, January 30, 2009

No. 9~ Drumming... My Way Tonight. ~

That's the kit I'm using tonight....While the rest of you guys continue to enjoy your Chinese New Year, please do keep me in prayer tonight. For the workshop is just hours away from now...literally!!!! Wish me luck! God bless...

Dumb kids and their fire crackers always disturbing the neighborhood in the middle of the night.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

No. 8 ~ Looking Back ~

Each day passes very quickly as I've come to realize. And one thing I noticed is the fact that I look back like 5 to 6 years ago, I noticed that I've changed alot. Just by looking at my 1st blog on Friendster I've changed. For the better!...ofcourse, but there are times when I do realize that I've become someone who is not me! I've become a Christian who is obsessed of becoming a drummer! 5 years ago, I'm the swearing foul mouthed kid who only plays video games, no human communication skills, extremely sarcastic until it becomes seriously hilarious to those who read my Friendster blog and the only 'sport' I do is walking in and out of my room to the fridge!!!! Thank God I"m no longer like that anymore...because if I was still that kid...I'd probably end up like the Angry Video Game Nerd on YouTube... Sure he's seriously funny and super famous but yea... I dont think I can live like that!!!

Conclusion... life has changed. Because of my faith. because of the one who took me in. Because of my Lord & Savior...I am who I am..... And I love it!


Gosh..this song is stuck in my head!!!!!

He's gonna take you back to the past!
To play the sh*tty games that suck @$$~
He'd rather have... a buffaloOooO
Take a diarrhea dump in his ear!
He'd rather eat... the rotten @$$hole!
Of a road killed skunk and down it with beer!
He's the angriest gamer you've ever heard!
He's the angry Nitendo nerd!
He's the angry Atari second Nerd.
He's the Angry...Video Game NERD!!!!!!!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

No. 7 ~ Drum Workshop by...what's his name? ~

On the 30th of January... Drumming in will be taken to a whole new level throughout Sabah!!!!


Those who wants to buy the tickets can call the no. above!

WOOOHOO! Cant wait for this!!!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

No. 6 ~ The Language of Drumming ~

OMG! It's coming!!!!!!

SOMEBODY...PLEEEEASE GET ME THIS DVD!!!!!! It's the man who is one of the grooviest drummer the world has ever seen!...Not to mention, he reminds me of Jesus. (laughs*)

I'm getting famous! The past few weeks, people in Music Schools, Music Stores, and even Food Courts, the waitresses recognize me! Or they'd go.. "HEY, you're that crazy drummer dude!" or "Hey, I know're that guy who played the drums in the Singapore Drum Competition thingy right?"

and my favorite one, "You are...Raymond right?... My staff members told me alot about you! Great stuff on YouTube dude, I heard you know play drums in SIB Skyline?"

That's for you Ps. Philip Lyn! ;)

So what's a guy like me to do, other than being humble, is that knowing that I'm respected by many musicians and other people as a drumming phenomenon. I'm gonna take that chance to spread the Word of God and share my faith! What can I say... God's awesome! He loves me too much! (laughs*) And I love him too! I'm a Jesus freak! and a drum nerd... =P

---Love God, Make Disciples, Transform Communities!---

Monday, January 12, 2009

No. 5 ~ Cobus Potgieter~

Hey guys...recently I've been watching alot of drumming videos. And I came across a drummer by the name of Cobus. I have to say...he's one of the greatest YouTube drummers I've seen! What impresses me most about this guy is that he is completely self thought, and all his drum covers are completely improvised... And because of his drumming, he is actually sponsored by drum and microphone companies! That's a really huge achievement for just drumming on YouTube!!!!

I'm pretty much now a big fan of his covers... really love his improvisation on his drumming and gave me tons of great ideas to approach the drums in different ways, and between you drummers and me, I think I might switch back to playing match grip because of him! O_o...or not! We'll see =P ...

Regardless as to whether or not you guys who are reading this play drums, you should really check out his videos... they'll make you wish you played drums! HAHA!

This is him covering the Jonas Brothers - Burnin' Up (I know, the Jonas Brothers aren't exactly great when it comes to music but after I watched him covering this song.... I'm pretty much addicted to this song and played along with it like a dozen times literally!!!)

Vanilla Sky - Umbrella drum cover.

And finally my favorite cover of him... PlatnetShakers - Never Stop. I'm not sure whether or not he's a Christian but reading his info box about this particular video, he said he was worshiping God and so this cover was a personal performance for him. SO my fingers are crossed and I hope he is! =)

For more videos of him, go and check his YouTube acc.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

No. 4 ~ Deal Or No Deal ~

Alright...I was on YouTube today..just looking at some videos and I came across to these videos called "Deal or No Deal". It's basically a game show that revolves around the opening of a set of numbered briefcases, each of which contains a different prize (cash or otherwise). The contents of all of the briefcases are known at the start of the game, but the specific location of any prize is unknown. The value of each of the boxes is indicated by a label or card sealed within it.

The contestant claims (or is assigned) a briefcase to begin the game. The case's value is not revealed until the conclusion of the game.

The contestant then begins choosing cases to be removed from play. The amount inside each choice is immediately revealed; by process of elimination, the amount revealed cannot be inside the player's chosen case. Throughout the game, after a predetermined number of cases have been opened, the banker offers the contestant an amount of money and/or prizes to quit the game, the offer based roughly on the amounts remaining in play and the contestant's demeanor. The player then answers the titular question, choosing:

* "Deal", accepting the offer presented and ending the game, or
* "No Deal", rejecting the offer and continuing the game.

But this one in particular is not about the game but something really hilarious.... as in there's a surprise guest in the show and the contestant doesn't even know it until the host directly tells her who it is....

This is seriously funny. I laughed so hard I almost had a tear in my eye! Just watch....

This one is the Australian version... and it is soooooooooo sad.... I felt like crying for the contestant.

--------------Something random---------------------

My drum kit (the Black Pearl) shockingly resembles alot to Jason Bitner's drum kit. The drummer of Shadows Fall. And what's more shocking is that the dream kit that I'm building is going to be 90% like his drum kit.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

No. 3 ~ Ps. Jaeson Ma + Jin ~

My goodness.... last time I saw Ps. Jaeson Ma was 2 years ago at the Asia For Jesus Conference, a very prophetic pastor/ a really cool rapper. He has made a huge impact in my life, when he preached in the conference, I could feel the presence of God when I was there and wept like mad because of the conviction God put in my heart during that time....Also...he's the 1st Christian, Chinese Rapper I've heard of. Those of you who finds his name familiar is probably because he's famous for getting Edison Chen (the actor who had nude photos leaked into the internet) back on track with the Lord. (The host of MTV Whatever Things)

Now, Ps. Jaeson has done it again...this time with the prestigious, freestyle rapper Jin. You know the guy who's super famous for that song "Learn Chinese". Yea... I have his album. (Yesh, I used to listened to Hip Hop and Rap like long ago before I started listening to Techno) =p

Jin - Learn Chinese

Anyways, Ps. Jaeson Ma somehow was able to meet up with Jin (I've no idea how he keeps on meeting famous people) Probably the hand of God. And he lead Jin back to Christ, which is really a shock to me. Cause, it's like, now I listen back to all the songs he(Jin) rapped's know... things not worth mentioning on my blog. So now, seeing him as a Christian and rapping about how good God is in his songs...That is like...WHOA!!!!

And oh yea... now he raps in Cantonese at HK.... and won awards already.


Get more details in Ps. Jaeson Ma's blog....Thank God for Ps. Jaeson Ma.

Friday, January 2, 2009

No. 2 ~ Drummer Girl ~

Here's Jacqueline playing a mixture of songs on the drums in youtube. Normally I wouldn't care much about girls playing drums cause they usually have a bad reputation at playing the drums on Youtube with all the wrong techniques, but are always complemented by the guys just because a girl is playing drums. Well, except for Cindy Blackman and Hillary Jones who are extremely great drumming gals...but..after watching this girl play... I'm really amazed.

What else...she's really good, she has rhythm, she's really hot!....SO..a girl who's hot and plays the drums really well......I think I'm in love! >.<

Thursday, January 1, 2009

No. 1 ~ I'm back ~

I'm back...from my long ago, never touched over a year and a half blog. Hope you all enjoy what I have to say in this blog like what u saw on xanga..... Alright then..see you guys. And Happy New Year!

P.S. the 116 blog posts are in Xanga so you might want to check that one out.