Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy

I was excited to be at Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra yesterday to witness myself the glorious moment in Final Fantasy history, Distant Worlds FIRST ever performance in Malaysia. I am not an avid fan of Final Fantasy, I mean I don't really can sit down there and play the game 24/7 HOWEVER before you guys start to shoot an arrow to me I love the soundtrack from the games. My brother is a die hard of Final Fantasy, both games and music, he would actually purchase the original soundtrack albums. Recently he bought Final Fantasy XIII soundtrack when he got back from Japan, talk about loyalty to Final Fantasy :p
We went for the first performance!
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy is conducted by Arnie Roth, a well-known music director and conductor in FF community for his works in Distant Worlds concert tour and VOICE: Music from Final Fantasy. It was a great experience to be able to see him conducting the whole orchestra, it keeps reminding me how was like to be in an orchestra back in secondary school. 

The whole concert tour was magnificent, especially when they started to play Opening: Bombing Mission, it was like 100% the same as in the game. My brother got thrilled when they played The Man with the Machine Gun, that is one his favourite pieces in Final Fantasy music. Most of the music they played are from Final Fantasy VI, where it started to influence great games with great music. It was a great exposure for the choir and orchestra team because it is indeed kinda like Mozart in video games.

Autographs of Arnie Roth; Stephanie Van Driesen (soprano); Az Samad (guitarist); Ho Chi Mei (soprano); James Long Cai Hunt (tenor); Mak Chi Hoe (bass)
The whole performance wrapped up with two amazing songs, Sudeki Da Ne and One-Winged Angel. Now that's a surprise because One-Winged Angel was not in the set list, we were like W-H-Y!? That music is one of the famous piece in FF music. TRUEEE all of us, included all other audiences applaud after the whole performance.

After all, it was a great concert. I hope they would come back with more surprises, including the appearance of Nobuo Uematsu!! :D


Be optimistic, I told myself. Everything is going to be fine.

Let's get personal, I would like to share my experience with you all. I am a girl who dislike being left out (who does?). 

There was a time when I just transferred to a new entire school, with no friends but classmates, it was a total mess. I remember I often had branch alone in the canteen during break time, however I still managed to make some friends but still, there were still emptiness in my heart. When I was still in my old school, I was a timid girl with extremely close friends, I didn't know what to expect when I came to this entire new environment. How do I start over? What should I do?

Eventually, I learned to be independent in a hard way, accepting the fact that I have to stay strong to cope every  problems as much as possible. After months passed by, it was a terrified month for most girls - National Service, but I was eager to join in this service. Why? I just want to start over, a fresh new start, not to be that old timid girl who can't handle any problems. I want to be strong and an independent lady. It succeed every well, I had great months with my NS mates. =) Soon, I started to mix around with different people and now, I realised I have gained a lot from that past memory.

You see, it's okay to be weak. In life, you might bumped onto something which you cannot handle it. The willingness to learn and be strong would indeed, help you to become a better person. Being a university student in a diversity learning place has actually made me even stronger, I have great course mates and friends!

Whenever I am sad, I would think about this. How has I become after so many years? Telling myself that everything is going to be okay, just look at how bad I was in years back and I managed to cope with it. 

Be optimistic, I told myself. Everything is going to be fine. :)