Saturday, January 16, 2010

Keyboard !

I am finally rediscovering the pure serene pleasure of playing the keyboard. Many many thanks to the person who sold his Yamaha PSR 195 on Craigslist for cheap. My serious romance with the keyboard began when my Chittappa (dad's younger brother) bought me a small Casio keyboard for my Upanayanam(thread ceremony). After playing around with it a bit, my dad had a feeling that I could perhaps be good at this. So he bought me a super awesome full size Yamaha keyboard. My parents have always been super supportive of everything that I have done and have tried their very best to get me what I need to improve. Needless to say, a special thanks to dad for having got me that super present for my birthday a long time ago. Well, here I am, back to my first musical love, so look out! Ill soon have a good stream of videos once I get warmed up. Next post - Creep - Radiohead !

Monday, January 11, 2010

Saturday, January 02, 2010

2010 - Year to push limits.

2009 has been a year of mind-blowing achievements and illumination for me. It is time to push further to see what actually is possible. The following are the things I wish to do.

1) Academics
a) One IEEE transactions journal publication.
b) 4/4 in both semesters.

2) Physical Health
a) Get my pace down to 8 minutes / mile in either the April half-marathon or the October one.
b) Build decent biceps and triceps.
c) Get better at badminton to at least put up a fight in tournaments.

3) Music
a) Practice Carnatic music daily for atleast 30 minutes.
b) Record one semi-classical/light music song every 2 weeks.

4) Mental health
a) Meditate for as much time as possible.
b) Control lust.
c) Be organized.